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33 Cleveland, OH Man


I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 25–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Feb 28
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
A little extra
Mostly anything
Not at all
Graduated from university
Might want kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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Successfully relating to other human beings is my favorite activity. I wear sneakers to work.
What I’m doing with my life
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I am a writer/editor and I teach communications at Kent State. I grew up outside Cleveland, lived in Chicago for eight years, then Brooklyn NY for six years, and I am in Cleveland as of summer 2014. Applying to MFA programs for fiction right now. Like literally right this second. The short version is, words are what I am doing with my life.

Also I am trying to go someplace new, at least once, every week. That has mostly meant weird restaurants and museums. I cherish excuses/opportunities to explore the world but sometimes my desire to just watch movies or read on the couch wins out. Working medium-hard on achieving and existing in a state of grace.

More important than reading on the couch: I am looking to meet a person to date and eventually if it clicks share my life with but I guess this can be intuited from context.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
English language communication, crossword puzzles, making coffee disappear, watching baseball while reading, bleeding from the heart but also sustaining the tiny grandpa who loves tradition trapped inside me, eating tacos, long walks, not falling off my bike, roasting vegetables
The first things people usually notice about me
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the crisp warm smell of Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Reading: Mike Davis, Charles Dickens, detective novels, Dos Passos' USA trilogy, Dead Souls by Gogol, Flannery O'Connor, lots of other stuff. I will read anything. Random internet, the label of a ketchup bottle, diner menus. Except for "the news that’s making everybody tired of life" to borrow from Denis Johnson.

Movies: Favorites include Pierrot le Fou, Taxi Driver, Lawrence of Arabia, other things that are not emotionally vacant/dour/four hours long, respectively. Killer of Sheep. Orson Welles. Repo Man. Putney Swope. Miller's Crossing. Chinatown. Old movies and really anything good or flawed in awesome ways.

Music: Double Nickels on the Dime . Old country, 90s ny rap, girlfriend metal. Merle Haggard + Raekwon/Ghostface + Gram Parsons + Big Star. Instrumental guitar stuff. Minor Threat. Kris Kristofferson. Bruce Springsteen. Shostakovich, Bach. I like music a lot, all different sorts, a lot of it obscure and overspecified but that's life in 21st century gutter-yuppie hell for you.

Food: like, last meal? A Greek salad from a diner and Diet Coke. And some steak. Or vegetables. Or tacos. I like nice/fancy food sometimes, but what I eat is not a major part of my soulcraft or whatever.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Clean clothes
Other humans
Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap
The long version of "This Land is Your Land"
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
All different kinds of stuff. Remembering to floss every day. Wondering whether I am doing something for the right reason, then wondering whether there is a right reason. Mindfulness. How I can avoid ever having a 9 to 5 office souldeath job again.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hanging out with friends or family in a way not primarily focused on consuming adult beverages, or at home reading/writing. That sounds depressing. Sometimes it's pretty fun.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm sober. I can deal with the company of the overserved but it isn't my favorite thing in the world either. Decoded from passive-aggressive: If you are a committed drinker, we are probably not meant to be.
You should message me if
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If you are a person in Cleveland looking to meet new friends and you think we might get along, and possibly have said friendship evolve/mutate into dating if there is chemistry.

I don't 100 percent believe that people have types, but if I did, my type might include: desire to have a good life defined not by ownership of stuff or professional advancement but by living happily (not a hippie)