Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'll go into my interests in a moment, but first I wanted to stress
a bit about my character. I am a true believer in the power of
community, and I posses a real love for my common man. This is part
of the reason I am a teacher. I believe in what I am doing with my
life. I'm grounded. I'm self-aware. I don't get hung up on much.
I'm earnest, but I don't take myself terribly seriously. I've very
aware of the power of ego in myself and others. Physically and
mentally I'm rock solid. I love joking around and I enjoy a big
night out, but I am the kind of man who is ready to be a consistent
and committed presence in the life of the right women.
That was the important bit about who I am; here's some more about
what I like to do:
I'm a musician, a worldly and open-minded traveler, an outdoorsman,
a nerd for current events, a competitive athlete and a long time
practitioner of yoga. For years I spent many weekends of the rainy
winter playing competitive rugby, but this is a young man's game,
and I am beginning to segue into retirement. Last year I was the
oldest starter on my club, this year I am taking a major step back
from the time and physical commitment of serious athletics. I will
still train some (because I am addicted to cardio fitness) but I
will no longer be dedicating most weekends from January to April to
stomping other men.
In the place of rugby I hope to spend more time in Tahoe crashing
through the tress, and I will be focusing on my new band. I've
played bass and guitar in many bands over the years, but this new
band is a stretch for me because I am also handling most of the
vocals. So far the vibe is great and we just crushed our first show
so I am excited to have this new creative outlet up and
I am professionally successful, but this is not the focus of my
life. If I had to name my life's focus, it would be learning and
understanding the world/myself in that world. I've spent a lot of
time thinking about what makes humans happy and I've deliberately
constructed a reality that makes me very happy. At this stage, I
have achieved many of my personal and professional ambitions. As a
result, I am most focused on what might be considered the most
important life goal: finding you, the ideal partner for the next
stage of our lives.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I went to a couple of those elite east coast schools, and now I am
a high school world history teacher. I have a great job at an
independent high school. I do pretty much whatever I want in the
classroom all day everyday. It's intellectually rigorous and
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making mix CDs
Bullshitting about American/global politics
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I read a lot of history/social theory for my job, and I regularly
get deep into the NY Times and the New Yorker.
I am definitely a music fan. A few artists and genres: Erykah Badu,
Deer Tick, The Hold Steady, Spoon, Jill Scott, The Arcade Fire, The
Budos Band, Superchunk, Interpol, Ted Leo, My Morning Jacket,
Phish, Broken Social Scene, Radiohead, garage rock, conscious hip
hop, Motown (on Mondays!) and dub, roots and dancehall
I own a TV, but it doesn't get any channels. The only programs I
have paid any attention to over the last five years are Mad Men and
30 Rock. I have carefully avoided The Wire because I know I will
like it too much, and I've seen too many friends get addicted to
Netflix. I know very little about celebrities. I like movies, but I
hardly ever go to them. I am much more likely to be found at live
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My bike / MUNI
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Current events and social theory. Seriously. I am not an academic
drag, but I am very aware of national/global political and social
trends. I read the paper in depth every day and I think a lot about
why events play out as they do and the
social/psychological/emotional dynamics that shape the human
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
During rugby/ski/backpacking season: laying low, cooking diner (my
mother and my sister are both amazing cooks and I am progressing
with the skill set,) going to restorative yoga, playing cards
(anything, but poker,) playing guitar, going to bed early.
During the rest of the school year: going out in the city. Most
common neighborhoods: Mission, Divisadero, Lower Haight, Polk. I
enjoy cocktails. I love to dance.
During the summer: Traveling, forgetting what day it is.
You should message me if
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You are into reading books, rocking out, going on trips, camping,
eating great food, laying low, going out big every once in a while,
thinking big, expressing yourself creatively, knowing the world and
yourself in it, forming a lasting partnership with a present and
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