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certcowper

48 Brooklyn, NY Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 27–50
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 2:02pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
$100,000–$150,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Has kids
Pets
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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I’m an Artist.

I grew up in a working class, Irish Catholic, coastal town outside of Boston, the kind of town that doesn't exist anymore. From the time I was a young child, I wanted to leave. I remember, during family trips to the city, wishing I could live in one of the run down brownstones that lined the southeast expressway. I went to college at Boston University, then moved to New York. Other than graduate school in Los Angeles and a year in Italy, I’ve lived here ever since.

I like a dry sense of humor. I like people who have a bit of an edge—who aren’t too sensitive, moral, or easily offended. Who will make fun of me, and whom I can make fun of. I want to be with people who are idealistic and ethical; who are passionate, interested, creative, engaged with the world, who read, and who believe that one of the great experiences in life is to be transformed by art, whatever your art of choice is.

“One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you choose.” –Charles Baudelaire.

I like people whose lives are characterized more by living than consuming. I think--at least I’m pretty sure--that all the traits I just listed describe me as well.

Things I love (family and Friends not included):
Painting.
Spending time with my children.
Cities.
The light in New York City, especially in the late afternoon.
One or two friends, a bar, and drinks.
Northern New England.
Walking long distances.
Skating outside in Winter.
Red Wine, Whiskey.
Teaching

Things I like:
Baseball. The Red Sox. But I'm an unapologetic fair weather fan--why be tortured?

Things I Don't Like:
Towns that maintain a falsely rural or otherwise nostalgic veneer, like Princeton, NJ or Lincoln, MA.
Music hierarchies
When I stop at green lights or drive through red lights, both of which I do with alarming frequency.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music: I'm obsessed with Bach. Sometimes I think Bach's music is the greatest achievement of Western Culture. That sounds ridiculous, I know. But it's fun to make comments like that, and there are times when I genuinely think it's true. I like all kinds of other music too, high and low. Sometimes really, really low.

Artists: Ingres, my favorite , if I had to choose just one.
Andy Warhol (the more I look at him, the better he gets.)
Christopher Williams, Ed Ruscha, Lyubov Popova, Alice Neel, Tomma Abts, Meredith Frampton

Books: I read all the time. I've always wanted to recapture the transformative experience I had at age 19 when I read Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky for the first time. Theodor Dreiser's "An American Tragedy" came close. So did Marcel Proust. So do some of Wallace Stevens, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, and Flannery O'Connor. Paris Peasant by Luis Aragon was pretty great. I've been reading Lydia Davis recently, and think she's brilliant. Roland Barthes' "Camera Lucida" might be my favorite book.

Movies: L’Atalante, The Big Lebowski, The Awful Truth, Late Spring, Grizzly Man

Food: Mexican and Italian are probably my favorites, but I like most cuisines. And unless I'm deluding myself, I'm a pretty good cook. I like to make things from scratch, and have finally conquered the pie crust, which was hard.
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I'm nearly unoffendable.
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You're interested.

And I would much prefer to avoid long online exchanges, and meet as soon as possible. There's so much you don't pick up about a person unless you meet face to face. Let's make this as much like the real world as possible.