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31 • Washington, DC • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 25–35
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last online
- Yesterday – 6:47pm
- 6′ 0″ (1.83m)
- Body Type
- Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
- Graduated from masters program
- Entertainment / Media
- Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
- Likes dogs
- English (Fluently), Russian (Fluently), German (Okay), Spanish (Poorly)
My family story is complicated -- ask me about it sometime! -- but the upshot is that my closest friends are like the extended family I don't have. They're mostly back in Boston, and I've been missing them a lot since moving here. This making-friends-as-an-adult business is tricky.
Fortunately, I tend to fall in love with cities easily (past loves include Prague, Berlin, Saint Petersburg, Bishkek, and most recently Vilnius), so exploring a place like DC keeps me busy. It's a beautiful city, and there's plenty to see. Preferably by bike.
In general, what I want to do with my life? Find fulfillment in my career and joy in my relationships, raise a family, and leave this world a little better than I found it.
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
"Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men."
-- Horace Mann
"We had fed the heart on fantasies,
The heart's grown brutal from the fare"
-- W.B. Yeats
"The path from good to evil goes through bogus"
-- Paul Graham
"O, let America be America again--
The land that never has been yet--
And yet must be"
-- Langston Hughes
"...ich freu mich über meine Gedanken, selbst wenn sie Wüsten entdecken."
-- Odön von Horvath
"Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
"This is my own, my native land!"
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,
As home his footsteps he hath turn’d,
From wandering on a foreign strand?"
-- Sir Walter Scott
"The whole world is three drinks behind."
-- Humphrey Bogart
"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."
-- Gore Vidal
"And do you think that unto such as you
A maggot-minded, starved, fanatic crew
God gave a secret, and denied it me?
Well, well - what matters it? Believe that, too!"
-- The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
"I and the public know
What all schoolchildren learn,
Those to whom evil is done
Do evil in return."
-- W.H. Auden
"yo, too many songs
weak rhymes that's mad long
make it brief, son
half short and twice strong"
- GZA, Wu-Tang Clan
Совесть, благородство и достоинство – вот оно, святое наше воинство.
I'll list my favorite shows, since I watch TV extremely sparingly and I'm proud of my taste: Six Feet Under, Arrested Development, King of the Hill, Newsradio, Peep Show, and The Office.
If your answer is some variant of "sometimes I like to stay in but sometimes I like to go out," then I hate your profile.
For what it's worth, I believe that exchanging vulnerabilities is the realest way to get close to someone.
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