Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an expressive, open-minded, informed, usually optimist,
smarty-pants kind of fellow looking for the same in a partner. I
try to find the humor in things, which is not hard in our
I love the outdoors, and feeling the sun on my body makes me happy.
Hiking, backpacking, bicycle riding, kayaking the Bay, beach
visits! An east coast transplant, I have a little house near the
Mission in SF and have fallen hard for the vibrancy and diversity
of the neighborhood. The live-and-let-live ethic I found in the Bay
Area has been liberating.
I value articulate wit, discerning observations, emotional
intelligence, and a sense of fairness. I enjoy art in all forms. I
like getting underneath an issue and exposing its realness.
I see live music whenever possible. I play some guitar and bass and
I’m usually humming a song stuck in my head.
My parents are immigrants (my dad is German, my mom Colombian) so
I've had some exposure to other cultures. I need more travel in my
While I'm a "nice" guy, dress and act the part, I have a little bit
of an edge, and I'm attracted to some radical opinions. I like a
dose of irony and quietly bristle at excessive BS. I enjoy truth
revealed! I empathize with the underdog and don't easily tolerate
unfairness. But I have good manners! I’m a respectful hedonist, GGG
(thanks Dan), and naturally gravitate toward enjoying and giving
I have a strong romantic side and I'm cautiously looking for a soul
mate, confidant, life partner. I'm also open to less serious
relationships if that's what the cards hold for now. I'm fun to be
with, caring, intellectual, and playful. Let's get out and have
some fun together!
I have a nicely amicable relationship with my ex and split time
50/50 with our 13 year old boy. We have worked hard to stay
respectful and support each other. This has paid giant dividends in
our kid’s well-being and self-confidence.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Hanging on for the ride. Trying to be a better person, better dad,
and open my heart/self a little more to the world. Doing my best as
a design engineer. Finding ways to activate my right brain more.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening. Comprehending details
Picking up a tune
Laughing at sharp wit (or just laughing)
Intentionally getting lost, then finding my way back
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Not sure. My playful nature. My expressive face
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
* Lately: Haruki Murakami, J Franzen. Old School: Kurt Vonnegut,
Tom Wolfe. Science fiction. I also like reading political
* I like movies and don't see nearly enough. Lean more toward
independent and documentaries. I love Stanley Kubrick movies.
* Music, too difficult to be very specific. Pixies to the Beatles
and all in-between. Playing some bluegrass and folk lately.
* Like everyone, I'm trying to cook/eat more fresh and organic. I
love most foods. Will eat good sushi or sashimi anytime!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Really nothing, except the kid.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
* How to squeeze-in more fun activities
* Music projects
* Staying on the bucking bronco that is my job
* How to be a bigger person
* Why many people vote against their own self-interest
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either having a few beers with friends or home trying to convince
my kid to play chess.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I admit private things easily. Feel free to ask me in person.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're a bit of a smarty yourself. You find humor in things big and
small. You have a good heart. You have an open-minded world view.
You are at least a little bit vulnerable. Confidence and humility
combined is one of my big turn-ons! Spontaneous singing in public
doesn't embarrass you!
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