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coverly

38 M Minneapolis, MN

My Details

Last Online
Today – 6:50pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Leo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Technology
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Has dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English, French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I moved here 15 years ago mostly because this was The Replacements' old stomping grounds. The fact they had already been broken up the better part of a decade didn't bother me; actually, late to the party kind of fit their M. O.

Best decision I ever made. I love the Twin Cities. I love my life here. I love how it's green in the summer and pristine in the winter and actual seasons exist in between.

Personality-wise, I'm pretty gregarious and always like to include shyer folks in whatever conversation I'm having (though I am good at taking hints if that's not your bag). People compliment me on my vocabulary, even though most every book I read, I'm floored by how many words I don't know. I appreciate silence. I love to dance; what I lack in technical skill, I make up for in enthusiasm and tend to be much more graceful on the third drink than before the first.

I actually like dating. I like meeting new people, engaging in verbal repartee with pseudo-strangers, checking out new places with ample vegetarian options, taking in more and more of the cultural landscape. Not every date is a step closer to a soul mate.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I recently completed a weeklong meditation retreat. I'm naturally suspicious of come-to-Jesus (Buddha?) moments--spiritual epiphanies tend to happen to people who desperately crave them--but the experience was eye-opening, to say the least.

I enjoy running 5Ks. Training for a late-August half-marathon. My body is used to running again and delights in it--craves it, even. I keep forgetting that's my natural state. Doing my long runs without headphones recently, and that's been revelatory.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
picking out the perfect gift, warming up, looking like I have it all figured out (especially when I don't), swimming, trying to see the good in whatever situation I find myself in, communicating, thinking of others.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My extroversion.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Taste in music isn't the litmus test it used to be (thank you, Nick Hornby), but it's still incredibly important to me, and the building of intimacy with any new people will undoubtedly feature a killer soundtrack. The Afghan Whigs is my all-time favorite band. Wild Beasts are my current obsession. Recently discovered Sharon Van Etten and Lydia Loveless.

Favorite films include The Royal Tenenbaums, The Assassination of Jesse James, The Fountain, and Bresson's Pickpocket.

TV: The French drama The Returned (on Netflix right now) is my current favorite. Inside Amy Schumer.

Books, books, books: Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky is my favorite novel, with Laurence Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet pulling up the rear. Pema Chodron is comfort food.

My most recent read was The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. Ashamed to say that some of it rang true, but also relieved not as much as I suspected when I picked it up.

Poetry: Thomas McGrath, Jack Gilbert, Anna Akhmatova. (I fear that McGrath might disappear because he was blacklisted in the '50s and never achieved the prominence he deserved during his life. So if you enjoy poetry, seek him out. He's the goods.) Reading poems is the closest I can come to stopping time.

Restaurants that send me over: Northeast Social, Hazel's, Fat Lorenzo, Erte. Slummin' food: String cheese and Life Cereal (not together).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends/family, obvious. While I wouldn't die without my library card, I'm not sure life would be worth living without it. My bicycle. My bicycle helmet. A sense of humor. Words.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
which fictional character best defines me as a dating profile so I can appropriate his name for my handle.

How I can make a living without compromising my values.

What the next track should be.

How to make the next sentence sing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My dog has a white mohawk. (By nature, not design.)
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 28–45
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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I couldn't hope to summarize what I'm looking for, but a few common denominators among any potentials: a strong social conscience, a smile whose corners crack me up a little every time I see it, a wit that can bite without drawing blood. A devoted friend. Fingertips like fuses. Appreciation of sly bon mots and a neverending search for the mot juste. Tolerance for people who pepper their conversation with misappropriated French phrases.