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24 Portland, OR Man


I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 22–30
  • Near me
  • For new friends, short-term dating, casual sex

My Details

Last Online
Dec 25
5′ 0″ (1.52m)
Body Type
Strictly vegan
Other, and laughing about it
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Ancient Greek (Okay), Spanish (Okay), French (Okay)

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My self-summary
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The geography of my life so far: grew up in a little town in Vermont, went to college in a little town in Ohio, spent some time in London and Italy, lived in a Jewish collective in Chicago, kept going west until I hit Portland.

I could spend hours getting lost in a strange city, wandering through a museum, or leafing through a book, especially with a big mug of tea. I love languages, trivia, word games, and all kinds of new knowledge. I like to hike, and don't consider a day complete unless I've been on my bike.

I'm more of a listener than a talker; I like folks who can fill the gaps in conversation without being overbearing.

I spend a lot of time thinking about sexuality and gender. A few concepts that are important to me: sex positivity, body positivity, consent, queer identity, non-binary models of gender, pro-choice politics. If you're nodding at this list of buzzwords, high five! Let's get coffee! (or tea, or vegan milkshakes...)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
In undergrad I studied archaeology, classics, and chemistry, and all the ways that they intersect. (Is it really really old? Can I grind it up, dissolve it, run it through a machine, and tell you what it's made of? Awesome.)

My real passion, though, is medicine. After college I worked as a health educator and a medical assistant; now I'm at PSU getting ready to apply to med school. My dream is to have a primary care practice focused on serving queer and trans folks and people living with HIV.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
finding the data. getting lost on a bike. baking vegan things. figuring out that last bewildering crossword clue. trimming latex gloves into non-standard barriers. learning fascinating tidbits, forgetting them, and getting overexcited about relearning them. accidentally telling the same stories over and over.
The first things people usually notice about me
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short guy on a bike with a large book bungee-corded to the rack, singing Josh Ritter as he rides.

(this section has been here for a while but is no longer strictly accurate, since after moving to Portland I took off my bike rack to install fenders and still haven't put the rack back on. as a consequence, the large book has been transferred to a messenger bag that's slowly making me permanently lopsided.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I'm a pretty omnivorous reader. Right now I'm splitting my time between Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess and Faeries, Bears, and Leathermen: Men in Community Queering the Masculine. On Goodreads:

Movies and TV: One time someone asked me what my favorite movie was during a job interview, and the only thing I could think of was Shortbus. He said, "Isn't that basically soft-core porn?!" and I sputtered something about it being a really sweet movie about queer community and relationships and self-discovery and also having Justin Vivian Bond, who is amazing. It was mortifying at the time, but I got the job.

Shortbus aside, I've seen Angels in America about a half-dozen times. I have recently discovered a guilty pleasure for Victorian detective procedurals and historical medical dramas.

Music: Lots of folk and some indie stuff. The list of acts I've seen live recently is pretty representative: Josh Ritter, Richard Thompson, Girlyman, The Magnetic Fields, Ani DiFranco, Chris Pureka, They Might Be Giants. (On I was a fairly serious musician when I was younger and still pick up a clarinet occasionally.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- someone to be with
- something to wonder about
- somewhere to go
- something to do with my hands
- something to listen to
- deep breaths
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
what to make for dinner.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In an ideal world, cooking Shabbat dinner; going to a contra dance or a folk show; hanging out with friends to bake, watch obscure movies, or play board games.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a big spoon trapped in a little spoon's body.
You should message me if
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- you're in the mood for someone short and sweet.
- you need a companion for a hike or long bike ride.
- you appreciate tea and board games on a Saturday night.
- I can play with your dog. not a euphemism. cats with canine personalities are also acceptable.

I'm getting disillusioned with this thing where people look at each other's profiles and rate each other and send automated "Someone likes you!" emails back and forth without ever establishing real contact, so I am making a resolution that if I think you're a cutie, I will send you a message straight-up. If you think I'm a cutie, I'd be charmed if you'd return the favor.