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39 Portland, OR Man


I’m looking for

  • Everyone
  • Ages 21–50
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex

My details

Last online
Mar 26
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body type
A little extra
Mostly anything
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Science / Engineering
Rather not say
Strictly non-monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), French (Poorly), Hindi (Poorly), C++ (Okay)

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My self-summary
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I think life is like one of those chose your own adventure books, except a million times better as there are no wrong choices, just opportunities to learn and grow. Sometimes these opportunities may be painful, but out of pain comes resiliency.

I like asking lots of questions.

I am a shy extrovert. I enjoy the company of others who like to partake in long interesting conversations about anything and everything but sometimes have a hard time in really big crowds of people.

I get great joy in cooking for others with tasty, healthy, fresh, local ingredients.

I love to cuddle and snuggle.

I am interested non-violent communication, active listening, and other tools and techniques to help people
increase their emotional intelligence and better connect with each other.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Growing, shifting, learning

I am currently working on winding down in my tech industry day job to start my own food cart. This is a huge change, going from the "security" of being employed by someone else to being fully self-employed and completely in charge of the direction my business goes. It is scary and also exciting as food is a huge passion of mine.

I am practicing polyamory and am in a completely open relationship with the amazing lotusgaze. We're married, totally in love, but completely support each other in exploring other romantic and sexual relationships, believing that our individual growth and exploration only makes our relationship stronger.

I own a home that I share with 4 other people and am working on turning into an example of environmental, social, financial, and spiritual sustainable living in an urban setting. Shared resources, permaculture, food forests, rainwater harvesting, consensus based decisions, chickens, etc.

I am working on purging and minimizing my material belongings and living a simpler life where I enjoy the beauty of day-to-day experiences instead of amassing possessions.

Exploring my spirituality. I was an militant Richard Dawkins style atheist in my twenties and have shifted over the last few years to a place of much more openness and acceptance. I find that I resonate with spirituality grounded on personal inner work and spiritual atheism far more than supernatural based spiritual practices.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking a mean curry

Being there for my friends and loved ones with emotional support when they need it

Not getting enough sleep

Being extremely silly...

Oscillating between extreme shyness and bubbly outgoingness
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm assuming my hair since I get many comments on that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I don't like to list favorites b/c what I feel like eating, reading, doing is completely dependent on my current mood. I go on kicks with food and music sometimes, from weeks to maybe months.

I used to read a lot of sci-fi and the works that have influenced me the most are Dune, Stranger in a Strange Land, and Neverness, which unfortunately most people have never heard of in the U.S. :( These days I read a lot more non-fiction, focusing on natural technologies, sustainability, green building, personal growth, etc. I recently finished reading Wendell Berry's "A Continuous Harmony" and was blown away by his wisdom.

Movie wise, I love everything from the deeply serious to patently absurd B movie. Inspiring directors include Kurosawa, Gilliam, Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater, Christopher Nolan

Insert obligatory "I do not own a TV but get addicted watching random shows such as Firefly and True Blood on the Internet" quote here. I really like documentaries and every so often fire up Frontline or Nova on the computer.

Music wise I listen to just about anything though I prefer music I can dance with, not just passively listen to. I don't really follow music genres. If I like how it sounds, it's good enough for me.

I <3 all food from asparagus to zatar.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- Food: Local, organic, grown/raised ethically.

- Intellectual stimulation

- My bike

- Community: Lovers, friends, snuggle buddies

- Transparent and Honest communication

- Good beer
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How we're going to survive as a species given the issues of resource declination. How can I live in a more sustainable manner while still enjoying some of the benefits our technology-driven society?

Food and cooking. I often spend my working hours daydreaming about what to cook next and about interesting flavor, texture, and aroma combinations.

Love, Sex, "Relationships." I don't like that word b/c we have relationships with every person we come in contact with and it has been co-opted to mean a very specific type of connection between two people. What exactly does my version of polyamory/openness look like down the road.? I don't really like the terms "primary" and "secondary" and at the same time I do want to build deep, meaningful, long-term connections with people.

These days I've been thinking a lot more about race and diversity as I keep noticing that I often am the only non-Caucasian in gatherings around Portland. I'm specifically wondering how to grow the sustainability movement beyond the bubble of inner PDX and the organizations that cater mostly to young Caucasians.

How do I merge my logical, scientific view of the physical world with spiritual ideas and experiences? I've recently had what I can only call a spiritual awakening of sorts and I am working on understanding what it means to be spiritual without being superstitious.

I've also started to think about gender as a social construct lately as I don't really fit into the traditional Male gender role and am fairly comfortable expressing my feminine side. Sexuality too...I list myself as "bi" but I've only played with a few men and am discovering that all physical body types are really hot and sexy to me regardless of gender and that what I like sexually is kind of all over the map and can't fit into a box.

The concept of of identity and how we define ourselves ("beer geek", " "computer geek", "introvert","foodie", etc...) and how those definitions both allow for connecting us to others and also limit us in expanding ourselves.

I'm not serious all the time and also think a lot about funky outfits (I <3 the bins), good beer, board gaming, and general silliness.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
"Typical?" I telecommute for work and there are Friday nights when I just sit at home and work b/c I've been out other nights and days and not gotten much done. Other times I go to a dance party, a board game night, a potluck, a bike ride, etc. My interests are as varied as the people in my life so I might go hangout with a bunch of suburban corporate geeks over beer one weekend and a bunch activists around the burn barrel the next one.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am working on practicing complete and total honesty and transparency in my life (note how long winded this profile is!) so don't want to have anything I don't want to admit. Ask me any question and I'll answer it.
You should message me if
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If you got down this far, congratulations. :)

You are passionate about something you do whether it be work, a philosophy, music, comic books, a certain type of food, beer, sexuality, bikes, etc. Whatever your fancy, you like to share it with others but you do not think your "ism" is better than other people's "isms". You are interested in doing your part in changing the world in whatever way feels true to you. You are creative. You are curious about the world around you. You question yourself and are open to change and to new possibilities in your path. You can, or are at least do your best to, communicate transparently and compassionately.

You want to go an adventures by bike, or go explore the local food scene, or go to music shows, or geek out over open source software, or work in the garden, etc....

I love to meet new people I and am open to meeting friends, adventurers, cuddle buddies, casual lovers, FWBs, long-term partners in crime, etc.

If you want to be a regular lover with me in Portland you need to truly open to open relationships of all types and be willing to meet my other partner(s). I don't expect my partners to all be friends with each other but I want them to be able to accept each other and be respectful if they happen to be in the same room together.

You want to meet in real life for tea, coffee, beer, and adventures versus emailing back and forth for weeks!