Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
From the Arctic to the Amazon, I'm a bit of an explorer. A
recovering entertainment and sports journalist. I like
architecture, travel, good friends, and great conversations.
My life has been great...and varied. I've worked as a cattle ranch
hand, a construction worker, and even a 1-800-Flowers operator back
in college. I've got great friends, but I'm usually too busy
connecting other people than to connect with someone myself.
I'm a former punk rock kid who still enjoys dive bars, hardcore
shows and outsider art. I'm also secretly a Southern redneck
despite my tattoos and social scene. I'm most comfortable in the
city or in the middle of nowhere.
I am dependable, interesting, and social.
I'm kind, often to my own detriment.
My friends know I have outlandish (but, true) stories that begin
with "Did I ever tell you about the time that I" a) got held up by
junta soldiers in the jungles of Burma, b) got shipwrecked on an
island for three days, c) got attacked by a pit bull named Daisy,
d) sprained my ankle in the basement of the White House, e) got
stuck in the Alamo during a hail storm with a random group of Texas
Republican women?, f) was chased out of town by a gang of
polygamist cops?... And, so, so many more. My friends constantly
mock me for this.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Although I find my work extremely fulfilling, I'm known for not
really talking about it (aren't we more than what we do?).
I'm really interested in fostering cultural and creative innovation
in D.C. I've never quite shaken my journalistic training, so
whenever I travel I'm always probing and interviewing people doing
interesting things in art, nightlife and culture in cities around
the world. I think D.C. is a great place to live, and my hobby is
helping it become more well-rounded.
I'm slowly working on two non-fiction books. I'll write them
eventually, but in the meantime I've ghostwritten parts of
Although I'm more a t-shirt and jeans causual type of guy, I work a
lot with DJs, party promoters, nightlife hosts and journalists. So,
my social schedule is pretty robust and chances are that you'll
catch me out more nights than in. That sometimes makes me
Friends are like gold to me. A great conversation gets me off as
much as anything in bed. I like to balance my creative side with
the heft of intellectual stimulation.
I like adventure travel (and travel in general). I grew up in
Florida, so I have a fear of feeling like a tourist. I've been to
some weird places. I'm more apt to travel to a war zone than the
beach (although, Cape Cod is quite lovely).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being a friend, geography, writing, sex. Cuddling.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My beard? I'm tall and beefy. I'm also terrible at remembering
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music: Hardcore, Punk, bluegrass, country, indie, Russian pop,
Cumbia, Aretha Franklin.
Books: Anything non-fiction. Our world has so many great stories.
Although, "Galápagos" by Kurt Vonnegut is my favorite book.
Food: Street food. Favorites: Nigiri (Japanese), Pupusas
(Salvadorean), fish tacos (Bajan), arepas (Colombian/Paisa), chorba
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Passport, street food, intellectual stimulation, hair products,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Network theory, my friends, "big picture" social patterns,
evolutionary biology, science.
I like learning languages. I always swear I can't speak anything
other than English, but in a pinch I can get by in Romanian,
Russian, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. I can't speak French. I
don't know if I've ever met a Frenchman who thinks anyone other
than the French can speak French. But, I get along fine with
Quebecois patois. Basically...ask me to speak another language and
I can't. But, if I get a call from a friend in another country I
find myself slipping into another tongue.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out...or, out of town. When in DC, chances are that I'm talking
with a buddy in a DJ booth, on the dancefloor with a reporter, or
in front of the camera. It's kind of my second job to be on the
scene (about 50% straight places, 50% gay places) yet that really
isn't me at all. I keep dreaming about a night just being on a
couch with a boy.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm afraid of deserts. But, I love them and go to one whenever I
can even if they freak me out. I often just spend days hiking in a
desert wilderness when I have the time.
Also, chances are that if you're hitting on me at a bar it is going
right over my head. I'm slow on the uptake there. I'm not the best
at interpersonal social cues.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I love guys with an edge. That could mean: tattoos, a strong
fashion sense, a deep comfort in the fact that you don't have
tattoos or a strong fashion sense, an unabashed dork, intellect, a
passionate interest, someone who likes to travel. Really, anything
that makes you unique. I don't really have a type, but a quality
guy is a huge turn on. I'm a sucker for a guy who is naturally
sweet. But, open to all.
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