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37 Brooklyn, NY Woman


I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 34–43
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 5:12pm
Black, Hispanic / Latin, White, Other
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Judaism, but not too serious about it
Gemini, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from space camp
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), Portuguese (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Russian (Fluently), French (Okay)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"Honey, I don't know how you are single. You have gorgeous gums. GORGEOUS!" direct quote from my dentist, Dr. Sari Rosenwein, at my September cleaning.

Having revealed that, I think you should also know that I am exploding into self-awareness. The last few years have been a rich unfolding and I am looking for a man who is courageous enough to have delved into the contents of his mind and heart as well. While I give Olympic witty banter, I am most interested in honest exchanges, in getting to know each other beneath the high-gloss veneer NY seems to demand.

I hail from the once-glorious Soviet Union. To maintain OkStupid's alluring sense of anonymity, I'll say that my name begins with the sound of Ear, not Eye. My iPhone autocorrects it to Urinal. My decoy name at the sandwich counter is Bernice to avoid hearing my actual name butchered out loud.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Bike commuting year round, building my own furniture, dancing, traveling up a storm, throwing big dinner and games parties, lookin for mah man.

My work involves, at its core, standing up for the bullied, fighting for social justice, making intense eye contact, and getting people to tell me their most intimate secrets. Oh, and syphilis.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Gabbin with just about anyone in just about any language and putting them at ease (especially parents...I am a parent whisperer)
Cookin som'm ferocious
Rigging my hammock up to trees with record speed
Shaking these them hips
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Who are these generically-eyed "people"? Just a hunch here but I suspect women notice my easy smile, gay men gravitate toward my dirty, irreverent sense of humor, straight men hone right in on the rack.

If you and I end up going out, expect this to be my first question.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music: Salsa, Samba, Bachata, Kizomba, Mbalax, Dancehall, Zouk, Cumbia, Konpa, anything and everything that moves me, physically. My favorite voices: Marisa Monte, Hector (swoon) Lavoe, Bonga, Oumou Sangare, Lhasa de Sela, Baaba Maal, Ismael Lo, Hector (bachateame mama) Acosta, Los Hermanos, Glen Hansard, Patrick Watson, Lura, Buika. And the list goes on and on... These days, though, my auditory space is filled mostly with WNYC and audio books.

My all-time favorite reads: The God of Small Things (India), The Bone People (New Zealand), Power of One (South Africa), Farming of Bones (Haiti), The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Laos). The common thread is no coincidence...I do most of my reading in bed where my travel bug and my imagination do their devious scheming.

Movies: Waste Land, Searching for Sugar Man, Once, anything by Almodovar, Best in Show, Murderball, Cinema Paradiso (of course!), Coming to America, Night on Earth, Hedwig and the Angry Inch...inexplicably, anything with young Barbara Streisand.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Assuming I survive whatever calamity this question presupposes, I would need:
- an exhaustive supply of Lactase Enzyme
- my power drill
- my industrial-strength garlic squisher
- one or all three of my hammocks
- the seltzer maker
- my indestructible black havaianas
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I've been pondering this quote (heard on This American Life). If you relate to this, you relate to me:

"One thing you, who had a secure or happy childhood, should understand about those of us who did not. We who control our feelings, who avoid conflicts at all cost or seek them, who are hypersensitive, self-critical, compulsive, workaholic, and, above all, survivors, we are not that way from perversity and we cannot just relax and let it go. We've learned to cope in ways you never had to."
Piers Anthony, scifi author
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If not driving away on a camping/hiking/kayaking adventure, I am biking home to rest up for my three-day weekend (I have been blessed with weekly Mondays off)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My cousin Katie has a triple nipple?

I am a grammar snob. I blame it on Ms. Aguirre, my fierce ESL teacher. I figure I shouldn't have more fluent command of the English language than native speakers, especially if English is your only language. That's totally shitty to admit but I admit it.

I'm not black, Latin/Hispanic, or other. I'm lily-ass-white. I just got tired of OkStupid's ethnic type-casting of my matches.

Oh, and perhaps this quote from my recently married male friend: "You are an amazing friggin catch all around! I mean you cook, you make money and barely spend it, you have great teeth, you constantly generate fun. But the fact that you come with no in-laws... that right there makes you the perfect package!"
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You don't intend this email to be the first of a long, devoted penpalship - I prefer the "email -> email -> meet -> (hopefully) repeat" approach to tackling this OkStupid adventure.

I find it difficult to summon inspiration to reply to one-line, unpunctuated verbal belches:
"id do you"
"hi howre you?"
"hi sexi cheers from Berlin"
"hows your weekend going?"

I value the art of conversation above many things (except, perhaps, apostrophes and grammar.) If you really want to start a conversation, I would encourage you to use your words (in clusters, full sentences, or even paragraphs), sneak in some punctuation marks, and say something!