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gathermoss

35 M San Francisco, CA

My Details

Last Online
Aug 10
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Libra, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Chinese (Poorly), French (Poorly), Tibetan (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
After a lifetime of moving from place to place (Latin America, Asia and North America) I'm in San Francisco to stay.

Being active and enjoying having a healthy body is important to me, but I have my occasional slumps of sloth. What I do for exercise changes periodically but at one time or another it has been swimming, biking, running, trail running, dancing, spinning poi, doing yoga, hiking, etc.

I went to college in Virginia and studied Buddhism, though these days I consider myself an atheist. I have a masters in international relations but fate and interests have taken my career in other directions. I enjoy well-written non-fiction books on almost any subject but human evolution is my favorite.

I'm interested in a meaningful and intimate relationship that gives us both comfort, support and a base from which to grow towards the people we aspire to be.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I came back to the Bay Area after grad school to settle here. I've moved around my whole life and now I intend to grow some roots. My sister and mother relocated here and I've got a few great friends here. Plus it's one of the most wonderful places in the world.

My job affords me the opportunity to do some good for the environment while developing some new skills and having a decent work/life balance. I won't stay at it forever but it's good for now.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Writing
- Cuddling
- Technically demanding trail running
- Empathizing
- Remaking myself.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm bipedal
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Favorite books:
- Cat's Cradle - It began a love affair with Kurt Vonnegut
- Guns, Germs and Steel - Brain candy, so well written and the ideas are so impactful
- Garbageland - Reveals the waste crisis that exists but is unseen because it goes "away"
- For Whom the Bell Tolls - The way Hemingway seems to blend Spanish and English makes me feel like I'm experiencing both at once. A thrill!
- Born to Run - The nerd in me loves the evolutionary theory part, the athlete in me loves the way the author expresses the simple joy of running
- The Violinist's Thumb - A fascinating overview of what we know about genetics and how we came to know it.
- Nudge - On being a "choice architect" and promoting "libertarian paternalism".
- The First 20 Minutes - An excellent summary of the latest and greatest scientific discoveries around exercise.

Shows (I generally try to keep this to a minimum but inevitably get sucked into a few)
- Game of Thrones
- House of Cards
- Family Guy
- Cosmos

Other media:
- Radiolab Podcast - Intriguing ideas presented in an approachable and entertaining manner.
- Planet Money Podcast - They do a great job of revealing how fascinating it can be to look at the world through an economic lens
- Savage Love Podcast - Sometimes it's informative and eye-opening, often it's just trashy fun.
- The Atlantic
- Mother Jones
- The New York Times
- Reddit (there's a subreddit for every new thing that fascinates me!)

Music:
- Most of what they put on AltNation on Sirius
- Anything that makes me move
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family and friends
A healthy body
Nature
Spicy Food
New ideas
(To be determined...)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
This changes every so often. I have intellectual love affairs. Here are some.

Health. How to build healthy routines into my life and enjoy it.

Human evolution. It's impact on modern life and what we can learn for the future.

The overlap between Buddhism and psychology. Cryptocurrencies. Behavioral economics. Post-scarcity economics. Endosymbiosis. Epigenetics. SETI and space colonization. How to live well on a daily basis. And more.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Well, I'm usually not out painting the town red. I worked hard to be cool years ago. I'd rather be happy now. Spending time with friends or family, relaxing, or getting ready for a weekend adventure is what I'd prefer to have consume my free time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
You gotta work for it
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–32
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I'm loathe to put any restrictions here. Think back to all the people you've dated (at least the ones you didn't meet online), if you had been given their detailed profile beforehand what would you have thought? I've learned and grown from being in relationships with people who were very different from what I would have selected from a menu.

With that said, if you're a hiker or a trail runner, drop me a line.