Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
After many years moving from place to place (Latin America, Asia
and North America) I've come to call San Francisco home.
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
, trail running
, spinning poi
, doing yoga
I went to college in Virginia and studied Buddhism, though these
days I consider myself more of 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 one of my
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.
Trying to find balance and live well, and occasionally succeeding
for a while! While I'm pondering what I want the future of my
career to look like I'm also trying to just spend time in the here
I love learning, getting outdoors, spending time with close friends
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Absorbing new and mostly useless facts
- Always finding some form of exercise that really makes me
- Remaking myself
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
- 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
- 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
- The Violinist's Thumb - A fascinating overview of what we know
about genetics and how we came to know it.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
(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
Health. How to build healthy routines into my life and enjoy
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.
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.
Also, I'm fond of callipygian women and in this regard I'm
generally incapable of deceit.
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