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HereLiesDan

33 Somerville, MA Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 22–34
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 6:59am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body type
Fit
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Drugs
Religion
Sign
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Status
Single
Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an artist, writer, and theater/event carpenter, previously a television producer/shooter/editor. My work schedule can be pretty weird. I'm always working on something: magnets, canvases, photography, furniture, sculpture, scripts. I have art in a couple stores in Austin and Brooklyn. Working in NYC recently/lately but I've had a lot of long and short term jobs. I've lived in New York (mostly Bushwick in Brooklyn) for about 6 years within the last 10, but happy to have a home base in Boston. I've done a lot of US and international traveling and always willing to do more on a whim. I'm from MA originally but I've lived in Austin, New Orleans, and Dublin.

I'm honest, passionate, hard-working, creative, and open. I can be moody and difficult tired of the struggle, restless when I get bored, and bored if I'm not working on something. I'm a constant thinker/analyzer and sometimes perfectionist. I usually like to keep busy and do something productive but I also like talking, sitting around a campfire, road trips, and watching movies. I love making things. I'm usually a little late. I don't wear a watch. I wish I had extra money for tattoos. I like thunder and the ocean and any natural experiential beauty. I have a great memory for faces and locations and a terrible memory for when something happened. I'm neurotic, sometimes spontaneous, usually very understanding, sometimes critical, very caring, accepting, and supportive.

I'm up for hanging out and seeing what happens. I'll go do whatever if it sounds interesting, awkward, fun, stimulating, or relaxing. No pressure. I like talking about love, sex, relationships, personal history, creative ideas, art, the evolution of things, psychology, the universe, movies, politics, conspiracies, and anything non-materialistic, non-financially-driven, unless we're talking about world problems/ideas about how they could be better. I want to exchange ideas and experiences with new people all the time. And I love music, couldn't imagine life without it.
What I’m doing with my life
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writing, art, exploring, taking in as much information about the things I'm interested in, processing as many different viewpoints on things as I can think of/hear and then putting it back out into the world as words, art, and actions.

I went to school for architecture in New Orleans and then transferred to NYU for film/TV, got work on a TV show, got nominated for an Emmy, spent the last few years building sets for off-Broadway shows.

I used to party hard, now I don't. I don't mind being around it, etc. Don't feel weird doing whatever you normally would, seriously.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm good at building things. I can build or create pretty much anything if I can visualize the end product. I have a bunch of the art and furniture on a Flickr page.

I change environments drastically, generally for the better. I help good people as much as I can and while that has probably been part of why I'm not rich, I'm also proud to not be taking advantage of people. (Speaking of, I'm probably not going to date someone (in a serious way) who has a job that's actually bad for the greater good. I've tried it and it just doesn't work. But we can still see what happens.)
The first things people usually notice about me
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the same thing you notice about David Bowie in Labyrinth, if I'm wearing spandex pants
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The Godfather, Donnie Darko, Good Will Hunting, The Departed, Closer, Labyrinth, Star Wars, The Beach, Newsies, The Fighter, Apocalypse Now, Love Actually, 25th Hour, Jerry Maguire, Where The Wild Things Are, The Vicious Kind

NPR (usually in the car or when I'm eating cereal) Rock, jazz, rap, pop, funk, punk, folk, surf rock, really everything, even classic country. We Are Scientists, Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Ratatat, White Rabbits, Vampire Weekend, Sufjan Stevens, Alabama Shakes, Jay-Z, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Journey, Johnny Cash, Bob Seger, Supertramp, Wu-Tang, Fleetwood Mac, Honeyhoney, Radiohead, Explosions in the Sky, Lil Wayne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feA64wXhbjo

I really haven't been reading as much as I want to the last few years, mostly listening and thinking and writing. Past faves: Angels & Demons, Lord of the Flies, Nineteen Eighty-four, Brave New World, Atlas Shrugged, Animal Farm, A Million Little Pieces, The Fountainhead (even if you hate the politics, it's a good read.)

I hope there's a Broad City/Girls crossover episode. House of Cards, Bored to Death, GIRLS, Friday Night Lights made me cry multiple times but I was smoking a lot of Bob Marley at the time. :)

Thai, Japanese, sushi, Vietnamese, Chinese, Mexican (but only traditional stuff, Americanized Mexican is gross.) I used to eat candy and soda and fried food but it's rare now.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
music, affection, the ocean, a few good pillows, open minds, friends, family, rules to break

Patience and empathy are qualities that truly wonderful people possess.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I'd like to be on a beach somewhere.

A few years ago, I quit Facebook and it was one of the best things I ever did. I like my freedom, so the less things in my life where I didn't choose the terms, the better. Quit Google products for a better future!

It's interesting how few people consider how much they consume and then dispose and where it all comes from and goes after.

I find women to be amazingly beautiful. I'm constantly inspired by their beauty and find myself wanting to know and see more, just from a look or a picture. I look at a beautiful woman and I think, this is a creation of the universe, and I am witnessing it, in real life: living, walking, breathing, thinking beauty. I like having beauty around me. And I like the fire of a turned on (in any sense of the word) woman. I find it inspiring.

I usually know what will happen within a few minutes of meeting someone.

There are moments where the light is right and the music is perfect and the look in someone's eyes makes me want to remember the moment forever. I can't explain why. But it happens to me. And I am so glad it does.

No two people have the exact same process of getting to know someone or views on what's okay to say or to do in that process. Remember that when you're dating!

What to do if she got a fine booty but a bad face. Am I supposed to ignore the booty and move on? lol
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I don't know what day it is.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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"It’s an intense life — there’s the pain of creation, padded by periods of downtime where one feels compelled to escape reality. And stereotypically, sex and drugs have been sedatives for that intensity. But that oscillation can make for a charged romantic relationship. One minute the artist appears so amazing and confident that you can't help but open your legs, and the next minute they suddenly plummet and become vulnerable and insecure, and need you to open your arms to comfort them." (http://www.vulture.com/2014/12/why-do-we-like-having-sex-with-artists.html)

I don't like scary movies. I'm a baby when I'm sick.
You should message me if
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If I do or say something you don't like, or if any person does, you should tell them and and give them a chance to explain themselves. Dating can be fun but it can also be really confusing. Two people who don't know each other at all, don't know where the other person is at or what they have been through, trying to feel each other out. I try to be really understanding during all this, it's the only way you can get to know someone a little before you make a judgement call on some kind of long term potential, if that's what you're looking for. Unless it's a case of just not being attracted to them.

None of this really matters if we're just going to hang out and casually do whatever (live music, sitting in a park, walking through a museum, making out, taking a road trip somewhere.) The stuff in these profiles matters if one or both are seeing potential for more. I'm definitely willing to just go out knowing that it could be a one hour or one night or two month experience. I suppose if we're talking committed relationships, I want someone who accepts or likes a lot of this stuff about me.

I would prefer to have relationships with people with healthy self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-love. Be proud of whatever body you've got or change it! Show who you really are. I like genuine reciprocation, no matter what kind of relationship it is. I usually give my all, enjoyably, and I'd like to be with someone who feels that way, too. I'm picky now for serious stuff.

Being an artist, staying up late, loving all types of people, talking to everyone I'm standing next to, being pro-choice, liberal, and not believing in gods, govn't, and corporations won't bother you. I talk about my exes here and there. I make comments about beautiful people and random things.

I'm turned off by... regular (cigarette) smoking, drunk crying on the first date about your ex. Ha, that happened. I actually comforted her. In all fairness, I think your past sort of makes up most of who you are and how you approach things, so I think it's okay to talk about your ex, just not okay to get wasted and cry about him on a first date.

I like nice eyes and lips, good hair. I like open, intelligent, interesting, confident, secure, and sexy. Someone who loves music would be nice.

Also, artistic muses are lovely, so if you just want to float around sometimes and be inspiring, I'm open to it. :)