Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The three adjectives are an odd combination, I know. I am once
again, having just gotten a new research postion, a social science
researcher, as well as a university faculty, albeit of the adjunct
rank - the migrant farmworkers of the teaching world.
I am reentering the so-called dating world, and amazed and perhaps
a bit amused at how much it has changed. I am looking for someone
who laughs at the world when it deserves it, but who takes the time
to figure out what deserves laughter, and what not.
I would best describe myself as open - I have friends of all ages
and political stripes, and always want to learn or experience
something new. Probably all I ask is that you not be dogmatic (or
if you are, are open to a conversation about why). But then, who
thinks he or she is dogmatic?
Oh, and the usual list, long walks by water
drowning in each other
I am intellectual, passionate, and funny
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Hard question; a lot of what I am doing is in my teaching. Also
caring about issues of social justice
. And reading, and
Taking long walks and working out. Oh, and a little time to
, dance, and have
about just about anything.
And I finally have the time to finish a novel
I have been
(mostly not) working on for 5 years.
Of course I am also spending time looking for the one. I know you
are out there. Although meeting new friends would also be a plus.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Um, well that is something to be found out. But honestly, I can
talk to almost anyone and find something of interest. Which is a
bit of a contradiction, because I am also shy. But no one said I am
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Too long a list. Currently reading a lot on sustainability
, how we got
ourselves into this current political and economic situation. My
favorite movie probably changes to whatever I saw last. It is a
wide list - I like everything from kids' movies to romances to
portraits like Nixon Frost (said whatever I saw last). Devour
mysteries, mostly those set in the Bay Area. Taste in music
eclectic - almost anything but country, although I particularly
like "old style" jazz
. Like various Asian foods.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
people I care about
walks by water
really good conversation
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I am an academic. I think for a living. About politics, poverty,
all that stuff.
And when I am less serious (which I am really) thinking is
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Too hard to answer - out with friends, taking a walk, or at certain
times in the semester, grading papers. (Why do I keep assigning
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Another thing to be found out.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I interest you of course, you are looking for friends, perhaps
someone to do things with, or just because you like to explore the
world. Or you want to have a really good discussion about whether
poverty in the US is inevitable (warn you, I teach a course on the
Or maybe because you think something more is possible between us.
Who are you looking for?
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