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eliem

40 F New York, NY

My Details

Last Online
Today – 10:44am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 3″ (1.61m)
Body Type
Curvy
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Judaism, and laughing about it
Sign
Libra, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Education
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Wants kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Okay)

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My self-summary
Hi. Feels awkward trying to pull this off. I love books, wine , good food and travel. I love to cook, and experiment with new dishes, new drinks, new places. I'm into live shows, lectures, languages. I could walk the parks forever. I love kindness and empathy.

I'm kind of bubbly and goofy at times, but I come from an academic background and I'm quite sincere, inquisitive, outgoing, lively, fun, gregarious, thoughtful and kind. I tend to put others first. I am a loyal and thoughtful friend. I am often told I am funny. Phoniness turns me off.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach small kids (4-5 year olds.), which I enjoy, but I am also exploring other passions.

I love connecting with friends, walking, reading, cooking & sitting around thinking. Travel is big for me. Most recent trip was Greece/Turkey. Spent all summers in Greece growing up so stuck with the Mediterranean bug early on.
I’m really good at
Cooking and baking.

Making people feel comfortable, being a loyal friend and telling funny stories.They do involve a lot of tangents but apparently they are entertaining.
The first things people usually notice about me
Will you tell me if we meet? Probably cliche, but I smile easily...I usually have a big smile on my face so I am guessing that would be it. I am probably one of the few people who even after years in NYC will catch myself smiling at someone on the street..
Oh and I am chatty...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I love to read and have too many favorites , but here are a few recent ones: Philip Roth's Nemesis, Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, The Sweet Life in Paris by David Leibowitz, Peace Meals by Anna Badhken, War by Sebastian Junger. Long Story Bit by Bit by Tim Hetherington. I am trying to form a book group to read David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest but it's a big commitment!
Some all-time favorite authors are: Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, F Scott Fitzgerald, Philip Roth, Raymond Carver, James Joyce, Richard Wright, Lawrence Durrell, Mahfouz.

Music: Ramones, Clash, Gossip, Serge Gainsbourg, Patti Smith, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Radiohead, Lucinda Williams, Galactic, Cocorosie, Antony and the Johnsons, Gilberto, World Music
Bossa Nova, etc.

Food-um, all of it (except for fast food). Ok, despite loathing the word 'foodie" I admit to being one -- I love reading about food, consuming it, cooking, baking, learning about it, etc. It's definitely high on my list of passions. Favorites: Italian, Japanese and Mediterranean. I heen cooking lots of Turkish food recently but Italian and French desserts are my speciality.

Movies - I watch a lot at Film Forum, Angelika & Landmarc . I love foreign movies--been on an Israeli film kick recently. Also, lots of French new wave, especially Fellini. In terms of American films I gravitate towards independent and documentaries. Recently saw Circumstance, The Debt, The Trip to give you a sense...
The six things I could never do without
I'd like to think I could do without many "things" but some things that make life pleasurable are:
Espresso
Smelly French and Italian Cheeses
Wine and a good Negroni cocktail. Oh make that all Campari-based drinks!
Sleeping in
Laughter
Good Friends
Passion, sensuality and affection.
Passport
The Ocean and the Beach.
Ok, ok that is more than 6 but it's hard to limit. Friends aren't a "thing" come to think of it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Ok. How deep or honest do I want to get here?
The future, what gives life meaning and purpose, human behavior-what motivates people to act in the ways they do, the messed up state of the world-poverty, injustice, social justice issues. Wow, this makes me sound really heavy which I am not. :) I also think about plenty of inconsequential stuff, too, like what I want to bake and why the perfect lip gloss color is so elusive and when is it cocktail hour?
On a typical Friday night I am
Hmm. Typical? Um, seeing some live music, drinking downtown wth friends, cooking, art opening, etc. Or exhausted and reading or watching a Netflix film. Honestly, like many, feel like Friday is amateur night. Prefer to catch a drink during the week..Love Death and Co, Pulqueria, Bowery Hotel bar, Amor y Amargo to name a few.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Admit? After a few drinks, I'll "admit" anything..Not a good liar,
that's for sure...
I’m looking for
  • Straight guys only
  • Ages 35–55
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You are kind and thoughtful and you laugh easily and have a good sense of humor. You don't take things overly seriously, you are openminded, emotionally mature--ie, you can really talk about things. You're probably interested in what's happening in the world, social issues and politics. Most of all, you think of others and you're a grown up.

Or you like something I've expressed here and you're willing to take a chance because you realize it's pretty hard to really "get" what a person is about from these two paragraphs.

I really don't meet people in my daily life these days so I figure online dating is a good way to maybe make new buddies and if I am lucky, something more.