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27 Tempe, AZ Man


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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 21–29
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends

My details

Last online
May 4, 2014
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Other, and very serious about it
Aries, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from masters program
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Latin (Okay), Ancient Greek (Okay), German (Poorly), Hungarian (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm one of those people who wanders through life looking for adventure at every turn. This means I collect experiences and try to do something new every week if possible. I live on the edge and I don't think there are many people who would describe me as "normal".

What else should I say? I've been blessed with an awesome job and a lot of opportunities, for which I'm very grateful. I don't, however, want to let life just run by. I have a lot of plans/hopes/dreams for the future but I'm trying hard to live in the moment. I'm looking for someone who can say the same things and thinks the challenge of pursuing this adventure together is worth it. My recent experiences have taught me just how precious life is, and I believe it's too short to spend too much of it alone.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I teach high school - history, Latin and ancient Greek (no, seriously, it's 'that' kind of school) It's really fun. My job keeps me busy, but I manage to do stuff outside of it. I'd like to write fiction full-time eventually and spend a lot of time traveling around the world to do research for books.

I see life as an adventure that is really best shared with someone just as eager to embrace and explore life. I had found that someone (yes, through this site) and then before I knew it she was gone forever; she passed away in her sleep a month before her 24th birthday from what appears to have been a heart condition. It wasn't really all that long ago that I thought we had a wonderful future together, but as much as I miss her I have to understand that I can't bring her back. This has left me forever changed. I seek to live a full life, explore parts of the world that most people wouldn't visit, and pursue challenging experiences and 'adventure' activities. I really hope there is still someone out there who wants this kind of thing and would give me a serious chance.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Coming up with slightly sarcastic quips, on the fly, that work if you share my dry, dark, and nerdy sense of humor.

Learning the basics of a foreign language quickly and then never using it enough to make it stick.

Figuring out how to play just about any piece of music I hear on my instrument of choice, cello...can't tune the darn thing to save my life, but when it works it's fun!
The first things people usually notice about me
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I can be serious, flaky, quiet, talkative, professional, or utterly crazy, but somehow I'm never quite as much of any one of those things as people expect me to be. People who meet me usually think I'm really shy but I can open up a lot more once I know someone better.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Fantasy and historical fiction all the way!
Tolkien/LOTR, Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones, Spartacus (the show), really just about any book/movie that tells an interesting story in a believable but fantastical setting.

I can get into most kinds of music, but especially like styles that blend metal and classical or folk (Epica, Within Temptation, Nightwish, Omnia, Faun, Corvus Corax, etc).

I'm not vegetarian, but don't really like meat, except for seafood which I love. I'm getting more into Asian cuisine lately, especially Thai, and also enjoy Greek from having spent a semester there in college.

While it's not one of the categories listed here, I should clarify the "pet" thing: I have had good friendships with dogs in the past, but cats will always come first.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Fresh air
A good book
Hot chocolate
Hiking boots
An NHL season every year
and new places to explore.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Places that I would like to travel to, of which there are many; finding good books to read and making some progress on my existing list of books (of which there are also many). I'm on the lookout for things to put into my own writing and also into my teaching, which I see as two sides of the same coin.

How best to honor Savanna's memory. There will always be a small part of me that belongs to her. This might scare most people away but it would make me a lesser person if I could "let go" completely.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At home reading a good book, trying to get my "to read" list back down to only 15 pages.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I still believe in magic and magical creatures.

I think you can understand that the trauma from my girlfriend's untimely death is never going to go away altogether. I wouldn't be expecting another person to be her, but I believe that what we had was a meaningful relationship and I can't be interested in something less meaningful. I'm not looking for casual dating at all, but for a very serious relationship, and I don't buy the advice that you have to "be dating" for several months before you can make it official. I believe that you can get to know someone relatively quickly and include them in your plans for the future; life is too short to be tentative and hesitant about this sort of thing.
You should message me if
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-You think creativity, curiosity, a sense of wonder, independence, and fearlessness are more important than maturity, respectability, and professionalism. I can do the last three but don't especially value them.

-You're cool with letting your inner child make most of your decisions.

-You agree that life should be an adventure and that the present is more important than the past or future.