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ihatewhatilove

36 M Oakland, CA

My Details

Last Online
Feb 15
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Hispanic / Latin
Height
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Sales / Marketing
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Has dogs and dislikes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently)

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My self-summary
So I'm not originally from around here (and by "around here", I mean both the Bay Area, and the continental United States), but I've been here the last seven and a half or eight years.

Most of that time has been spent within San Francisco city limits. But since SF apparently has decided to drive out its middle class entirely, I've moved to Oakland. Which is, frankly, probably more fun anyway.

So I'm looking to make friends and go to parties and have awkward conversations where I use my hands a lot, but now on the this side of the Bay.

I like to think I'm a humanistic geek with a deep distrust of extremes and a strong belief in a level playing field. I love pop culture, especially escapism, but I wish it showed more love for folks who aren't straight, White, cisgendered, hetero males.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently on a bit of a sabbatical from my office job - I'm planning on doing something either very stupid or very brave which will make it difficult to show up to work for the next few months.

Not enough people go questing anymore.

In the meantime, I talk to my dog. Like, a lot.
I’m really good at
Saying exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. It's fucking uncanny. Cleaning up nice. Tying windsor knots.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I don't really look my age.

I also have no interest in acting my age, frankly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
So I had this big long section here that just went on and on and on, and, really, the shorthand is, think "standard nerd".

Movies with explosions, movies with monsters, things that involve Joss Whedon, half-hour comedies about quirky bands of misfits (British accents preferred but not mandatory), music with loud guitars, music that goes well with lasers, books with pictures, books without pictures, and books with very small type.

Ultimately, yeah, shared interests matter. But so does not having WALL OF TEXT.

If I message you, it's likely you've listed at least one thing I like in your interests, and we can go from there.
The six things I could never do without
Human companionship. I'm not actually an introvert. I just have trouble talking to new individuals.

My dog, Rudy, the softest little meanie on the face of the earth, who came into my life just after I lost my prior dog in a freak accident just as everything I knew was falling apart and, well, he kind of saved my life with doggie kisses.

Booze. Lately I've taken to going up to bartenders and saying "Give me your cheapest whiskey."

Meat. More in principle than in practice. I like having the option. And I don't like having my omnivore nature cast as a negative.

That's... really it. Six is a weirdly arbitrary number. Like five, I get, you count that on your hand. Ten is decimal, that makes sense, too. Seven is the lucky number, the number of God, the Deadly Sins, the perfect number, etc, etc. Four is good. I like four. It's two, squared, the evenest of even numbers.

Six is strange. Screw you, six.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"Motherfuckers will read a book that’s 1/3 elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and White people think we’re taking over."
- Junot Diaz

^That. The social politics of popular culture and Future Space Latinos.

What can I do to improve my grammar? Should I improve my grammar at this point? Does it matter? Can an old dog learn new linguistic tricks? I think in run-on sentences, and what is writing but a way to set down our thoughts?

Also, lately, how the defunding of basic health, environmental, geological, chemical and astronomical research is what's ultimately going to doom humanity. It's sad that the difference between being a species that lasts a million years, and one that flames out in less than two hundred thousand is money. Money and spineless, myopic rulers.
On a typical Friday night I am
That's the bit that I have to figure out in a new town, isn't it?

The upside is that, while on sabbatical, every night is conceivably a Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It's not so much a sabbatical as I am currently mentally incapable of giving meetings and excel documents the attention and dignity they deserve without having a panic attack, and am therefore officially too crazy to do my job.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends
You should message me if
(That stupid thing I mentioned I was planning on doing? It's a somewhat risky, multi-week walk. So if that sounds like something you were gonna do anyway, maybe we can meet on the trail.)