Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Once upon a time I was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. I was raised
in New York City and eventually made my way out to San Francisco.
Now I'm giving LA a go.
My life is a pretty healthy balance of my desires and
responsibilities. Variety and contrast in each keep things
interesting - getting a lot out of life is what I think keeps me
looking, feeling and acting youthful. I'm capable of spending time
laughing and enjoying the day, while deftly tending to my
obligations. I've been successful in business but am not a
workaholic. City-life energizes me and the outdoors soooothe me. I
find travel fun, yet it's always nice to sleep in my bed. I'm an
idealist that loves to think about the world and the way it could
be, yet appreciate the practical limitations. Science dazzles me,
and I'm inspired by creativity and artistic endeavors.
I have few regrets because everything that I've done or that has
happened to me has played a part in who I am. And I'm happy with
who I am: friendly, easy-going yet accomplished, possessor of a
healthy sense of humor, and a pretty freakin' smart Harvard guy.
And did I mention modest? Really I am, but I'm thinking I have to
sell myself at least a little bit on here.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Making the most of my time. I'm a software engineer, and have
worked at small start-ups, large corporations and founded my own
companies. I'm currently indulging that entrepreneurial streak and
working on a website that I think would be very useful in the
I also have an interest in acting and have had some success with
It's back to that balance thing. I'm fascinated by technology and
how it impacts people's lives and can change the world. On the flip
side, I love having a creative outlet, which gives me a chance to
step away from the computer and involves a substantial amount of
self-discovery. Acting has helped me learn a lot about myself,
while developing a robust sense of empathy for others.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
People always comment on how I give solid, level-headed insights
into whatever it is they're going through in their life.
More importantly, I can parallel park like nobody's business, in
spaces you can't even imagine.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love movies of all types: Art-house or indie films, dark
comedies, intelligent-ish action blow-em-ups, documentaries. The
past few years I've successfully watched all the films nominated
for the major Oscar categories. My recent-ish favorites include
Django Unchained, Gravity, Boyhood and Guardians of the
TV has become much more compelling the past few years. I'm sad
Breaking Bad is over, but am looking forward to the new seasons of
The Walking Dead, Homeland, American Horror Story, Game of Thrones.
For comedy, Modern Family, and recently You're the Worst - it's
One of my favorite pastimes is to eat out. I've learned to cook a
little bit, but there are so many great places to dine out, that I
can't compete. Chez Hector is on the ropes.
Music-wise, I enjoy various styles, and can tolerate others.
Recently I've been listening to a lot of John Legend, the Avett
Brothers, Of Monsters and Men, the Black Keys. Recently I've also
been doing a lot of karaoke. Which, speaking of tolerance...
As far as reading, I've got my Amazon Kindle loaded up. I want to
re-read 100 Years of Solitude and other works by Gabriel Garcia
Marquez. We're both Colombian after all. I'm reading the Game of
Thrones books, plus finally read the Malcolm Gladwell books -
Outliers, Tipping Point, Blink.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Ways to stimulate my brain
A relaxing hot shower
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Wondering where life might take me next, with the knowledge that
everything has always turned out completely different than how I
had ever imagined it might go.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Friday nights I'm usually out with friends, either watching a
movie, a play, grabbing dinner or just hanging out chatting over a
You should message me if
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What I'm looking for is a special someone to share my time and have
fun with. Sense of humor is essential -- you laugh as if your life
depended on it. I find creativity and intelligence very sexy.
You're someone affectionate, not just physically, but also in sound
of your voice and through the look in your eyes. Awareness of the
world around you is important, both the silly and the weightier
stuff. Ideally, you are someone that likes going to see live
movies/theatre/music, loves having a romantic dinner in some new,
delicious restaurant and enjoys dancing. You enjoy the day and
going for a good walk, then heading home for an evening of
relaxation. If you're in your twenties you've got a handle on
maturity, if you're older you don't say things like "I'm too old
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