Now onward to the light hearted stuff:
For the sake of transparency... I storm out of games of words with friends. Since when are regrinder or chon applicable words??
A good sense of humor ✓
A good head on his shoulders ✓
A good man ✓
Look at that ladies, I'm like a unicorn!
I don't ask strangers out. I'm very much interested in meeting new interesting people and if after I get to know someone I think it'd be apropos, I ask them out. I know people in the bay area are fast and loose and a bit myopic about life but I like to do it well and thoroughly. Since I can't judge from here what kind of person you are. I'll hang out with anyone interesting.
I personally prefer the real life version of tinder. While walking down the sidewalk I shove women I find attractive to the right and women I find unattractive to the left.
I'm not from California so I am very understanding but I should note I'm not into Reiki or any religion really (people put too much work on god or the universe and take no responsibility themselves), burning man, anti immunization kicks, zealoud Crossfit or hiking/camping/running as a primary hobby... However I like books. LOTS of books. I like deep conversations about exploring thoughts, ideas and perspectives and I want more music in my life.
I have a BA in life and an MBA in taking care of business.
They say dogs will get you chicks, but I'm thinking I should probably get a tiger.
When it does come to dating I like someone I can be excited to chat with, share interests with, and look forward to seeing again.
One thing I've learned in my time is that we tend to over complicate our lives by trying to simplify them.
let me tell you a tale of my people:
As a child my father let my brother and I watch the movie poltergeist. A few years later according to my mom (seemed like months to me!) We got a box in the mail of some old items a friend of our parents had in their garage from when I was a baby. One of the items was a worn down grungy old clown doll that laughed when you pulled the string on its back. The voice box deteriorated over the years so all it did was give this low to high slow oscillating rundown laugh. Immediately we demanded it burned. Instead my parents put it in their closest on the top shelf. From the room my brother and I shared we could see this closet. We made them put the doll in the back with a lot of boxes in front of it, so if it tried to get out we would see the boxes move first. A few months later my brother and I were dozing off to sleep in our bunk beds when suddenly something came rocketing down the hall into our room and hit the wall we had our heads facing. Suddenly we heard the crazy crown laughter... I leapt from the bottom bunk and took off running for the stairs... I can still hear my slightly younger brother calling out "waait for me!" And the ker-thunk of the removable safety bar on the top bunk as my brother sailed overr the side to escape the possessed clown. I dont recall what happened next but my mother relates my father laughing with tears in his eyes as she scolded him but couldn't help but laugh too as the thunk of the clown hitting our room and the parade of rapid pitter pattering feet hitting the floor and down the stairs struck a comical chord. And that is the recollection of my own personal 'Nam
I once did an anthropological project on the cuture of Internet dating, something to consider: "Although the authors find that online dating sites offer a distinctly different experience than conventional dating, the superiority of these sites is not as evident. Dating sites provide access to more potential partners than do traditional dating methods, but the act of browsing and comparing large numbers of profiles can lead individuals to commoditize potential partners and can reduce their willingness to commit to any one person. Communicating online can foster intimacy and affection between strangers, but it can also lead to unrealistic expectations and disappointment when potential partners meet in real life. Although many dating sites tout the superiority of partner matching through the use of “scientific algorithms,” the authors find that there is little evidence that these algorithms can predict whether people are good matches or will have chemistry with one another."
I do use the correct you're and there. Start lining up to the right ladies!
I am a cultural anthropologist, a graphic designer, and script doctor who runs a non profit comic book company to teach children skills to think critically and problem solve through story writing so they can see many different ways to look at the world instead of the conditioned story they've developed from their past experiences.
I'm kind and sweet but also edgy.
I love to teach, and I love to be taught.
I've always wanted to be a motown singer.
I've got the soul but I'm a few decades too late and a few shades too light.
So sometimes I'll go to karaoke. Sometimes I will run karaoke.
I also enjoy going to Palo Alto/mountain view and doing some Tango and salsa
The only difficulty I've found with this online dating thing is that it's sort of like trying to find a rental property in a down turned economy. Any woman I've met has 5 other guys lined up, and you don't even really get to know each other before they fall off the face of the earth. Hey! what if you set up "OPEN HOUSE" dates? where guys just show up at a bar to meet you and whoever has the best (credit score?) gets to take you out a second time? (sadly, that's not sarcasm, I actually think that might be a great idea!)
(I should add, based on recent run ins from here, I'm really not into novelty stuff. So if you're a bdsm person or a cocaine fan... I'm not your guy.)