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31 • Los Angeles, CA • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 27–36
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last online
- Mar 16
- 6′ 1″ (1.85m)
- Body type
- Judaism, but not too serious about it
- Working on Ph.D program
- Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
I like exploring new places (museums, neighborhoods, restaurants, etc.), and I also like going to see interesting movies. I'm generally not so interested in bars/clubs. I usually wouldn't be the first to sign up for a long hike, but I can definitely admire the natural beauty of the outdoors in California. Mostly, I enjoy hanging out with and getting to know interesting people in a quieter place.
I'm in a Ph.D. program in research psychology (cognitive neuroscience) at UCLA, and although I sometimes wonder if it's worth it (Ph.D. Comics makes some good points! :-) ), I'm generally excited to be in academia, especially after it took me a bit of time to figure it out and get to this point... (I sometimes take a while to actually figure out which direction I want to go in, which is where my username comes from...but once I do figure it out, I'll go all out for things...)
L.A. is maybe growing on me a little, now that I've been here a while, although there is still a lot about this crazy city that I don't really get. But it does have its charms... Like the random, intellectually stimulating lectures/programs that occasionally come up, for one. There's also the fact that you can find so many kinds of tasty food around the city. (I haven't managed to explore enough of the restaurants around here, but I know that there are some good ones. There were also the food trucks that used to come to UCLA, many of which had really tasty food, but they sadly got replaced by something more permanent but less tasty.) Oh, and the weather, of course. (Well OK, I actually still think the weather here is kind of strange--why can it be hot during the day but cold at 8 PM??--but I mostly can't actually complain about it.)
I'm originally from St. Louis, and I lived on the East Coast for 8 years (Philadelphia area for 6 years, and then Connecticut for 2 years) until I moved out here for grad school.
While I can be serious at times, I do have a sillier side, too... And finally, last but not least, even if I'm a bit awkward sometimes, I usually try to be a nice person, and I'm almost incapable of lying...
- intense conversations
- With close friends, being a sympathetic ear to help when they have problems, and trying to help analyze their problems (but despite the fact that I study psychology, I really am only an amateur psychologist in that sense...).
TV shows: House, The West Wing, Monk, Law and Order, Rachel Maddow.
Food: Some of the food trucks that used to come to UCLA are really good...including the Flying Pig, Canter's Deli (especially their chocolate chip rugelach!), and India Jones. I also generally like Indian, Thai, Mexican, Greek, and Italian food...
I often prefer (intelligent) talk radio to music, but I do like a lot of the music that they play on KCRW...
- My computer (OK, that's partly a repetition of the above, but...)
- Trader Joe's
- NPR (I mentioned KCRW above, but I'm also a big fan of NPR more broadly...)
- Air travel (to occasionally see my family and friends around the country)
- Intellectual stimulation of some sort
-- Politics (especially wondering how the Republicans manage to convince so many people to vote for them despite a complete disregard for reality)
-- My research (trying to figure out what the next steps are...)
-- What's going on inside the heads of the people around me (and what's inside my own head, too, sometimes...)
-- How I can take advantage of the good parts of living in a city like Los Angeles, and wondering where I can find more like-minded people to explore with...
When I'm not busy with that, my Friday nights usually aren't all that exciting (some combination of reading stuff on the Internet, listening to the radio, talking to friends online, watching TV, etc.). But I'm also not opposed to going out somewhere, if the opportunity presents itself...
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