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32 Philadelphia, PA Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 20–45
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body type
Not at all
Virgo, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Science / Engineering

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My self-summary
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I am a feminist software engineer with no accent, two books of palindromes, a budgeting spreadsheet, and three extra bicycles who is athletically incompetent, has never been drunk, cuts his own hair, owns a fifteen-foot-tall steel-and-vinyl geodesic dome, drinks two gallons of water per day, sleeps in jeans and goes to costume raves.

I am generous, diabetic, and extroverted.
What I’m doing with my life
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Programming at a software company, getting to know my cat, talking about the times I went to Burning Man, and running a strictly extracurricular volunteer park friends' group strictly on the side. We're not Quakers. We do things to help take care of a big park in West Philly. Try to guess which one.

I used to be an accountant. I retired, had an epic retirement party, went to school, and unretired.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cranium, Excel, definitions.

Packing things into a trunk. The two rules are: put in firm shapes with few and flat sides first, and leave no gap unfilled.

Interpreting authority. Guessing quantities.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My socioeconomic class.

I'm the only guy at the party in a dress.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, the overwhelming case against the factory farming system that produces most of the animals eaten in this country. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, which was recommended to me as a vocabulary builder and which I loved because it was funny. Oil on the Brain: Petroleum's Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank by Lisa Margonelli. I enjoy learning about supply chains.

Movies: Little Miss Sunshine, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Harry Potter 7 Part 2, I Heart Huckabees. Napoleon Dynamite, for the way it teaches us that if you are true to yourself, the world will come around to you.

My favorite movie is Clueless. And Frozen.

Music: Steve Winwood, Of Montreal, Beirut, Architecture in Helsinki, Hot Chip, Tom Waits, the Great Unknown, Final Fantasy, Feist, Small Houses, Regina Spektor, the Blow, the Knife, Joanna Newsom, and Lady Gaga. My favorite song of all time, the best song I've ever heard, is "Ready for the Floor" by Hot Chip, the one that goes, "Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it now."

Food: I became a vegetarian initially for resource conservation reasons. What? Before you eat an animal, it has to live for a while, wasting the calories it eats on breathing, creating heat (sometimes), and walking. It stores a small fraction of what it is fed in its body for us to eat. Every calorie of meat we eat costs like 6 to 25 calories of plants, using 6 to 25 times as much water and greenhouse gas-emitting fertilizer to be grown.

You probably knew that. I'm just explaining myself! All the reasons for being vegetarian extend to veganism, so now I'm a vegan. It's the thing in my life I'm happiest about, the thing I think about when I'm in Neverland and need to fly.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
CLIF bars (best portable source of emergency carbohydrate for the urban diabetic), fiber, non-fiction audiobooks, NPR, my backpack-pannier (it clips onto the back rack of a bike so my back doesn't get sweaty), my desk. Much of my life is accommodating my back.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I don't think. I sing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On the scene. I like to go to parties with electronic music and dance.

But I do other things! My friends are always having gallery openings, art installations, performances, and so on, so I go to those.

Also, house parties. Also, online tutorials.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have three potatoes on a shelf above my bed. I'd be a Slytherin.
You should message me if
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You like NPR, you never want to drive or ride in a car again, you think it would be helpful if you dated someone who doesn't drink, or you like to dance. However, you should not refrain from messaging me if these things are not true. What I'm saying is: don't not message me if you don't think it would be helpful if you dated someone who doesn't drink.