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jrhodes

30 M Victoria, British Columbia, CA

I’m looking for

  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 22–32
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Jul 2
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Libra, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Education
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Okay), German (Poorly), Korean (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I've been tutoring international students and teaching at private ESL academies for the last few years, following an eventful, rewarding, and sometimes bewildering 18-month stint teaching English in South Korea. My experience there inspired me to take up learning Korean, in addition to making intermittent forays into my half-forgotten French and German.

A couple of years ago I was looking around for something else new to sink my teeth into and, having been a 'traditional' juggler for most of my life, I was drawn to the eerie fluid grace of contact juggling (If you remember David Bowie's role as the Goblin King from The Labyrinth, then you may have an idea).

I received a bachelors in philosophy--philosophy being an pursuit which is as much a source of creative inspiration and insight for me as it is an intellectual mind game. I like discovering and turning over new ideas. I'm a pluralist, and I believe in the adage 'live and let live' as far as possible, but I also think this is best achieved when we come to understand, if not respect, the views of others as well as our own.

I'm a casual distance runner and cyclist (though not of the swanky variety). I usually commute by bike to work or school, and leisure rides on calm summer nights can be exquisite. I still haven't run a marathon, but it's on my bucket list. Running is both a way of staying grounded and aware of my body and environment, and of pushing myself to my limits in an ongoing quest for personal transcendence.

l've been a book lover as far back as I can remember. I read a large amount and a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, but I've always had a soft-spot for sci-fi, fantasy, and coming-of-age stories. My library keeps expanding, despite having bought a Kobo e-reader in a well-intentioned attempt to keep it in check.

I have an eclectic taste in music as well, and I play around on my old midi keyboard now and then when the mood strikes. I'd like try a more portable instrument one of these days when my schedule permits.

Nature is awe inspiring and sometimes terrifying. I enjoy short camping trips, day-long hikes and beach fires, preferably in summery weather, although I can work up the motivation for a more serious adventure if someone is around to prod me. As for pets, you could say that I'm a cat-person at heart, but I like dogs too, and I grew up surrounded by a whole lot of other animals including rabbits, turtles, hamsters and fish, not to mention the loitering backyard racoons, squirrels and deer. I was once surprised to see a river otter run through my parents' yard. Growing up, I was able to see Killer Whales every summer, which was like nothing else.

Logic puzzles, board games, and puns are underrated sources of amusement. I appreciate art in its many forms, including the peculiar and the offbeat. I'm always seeking harmony between the logical and the intuitive sides of my personality. All that being said, I like kicking back with good friends and a few beers, hanging at the beach, going for a bike ride, or watching a brainless movie.
What I’m doing with my life
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Teaching English. Trying to figure out how the appliances in my new place work. Learning languages. Juggling. Running and biking. Contemplating working abroad again every so often. Trying to decide which diploma or masters would benefit me most. Catching up with friends who have been out of town all year.
I’m really good at
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Philosophy. Juggling. Editing. Distance running. Procrastination.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My height? People have characterized me as easy-going, curious, nervous, geeky, principled, perfectionist, thoughtful, and occasionally articulate. I've heard it said that I have a broad sense of humour, that I'm easily entertained, and that I'm a bit of a klutz. I can't really argue.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Too many to name them all, but for starters... Lord of the Rings, The God of Small Things, Cloud Atlas, Siddhartha, Ender's Game, Brave New World, Flowers for Algernon, The Man in the High Castle, Dying Inside, Coraline, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Kafka on the Shore, Catcher in the Rye, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The Stars My Destination, The Lathe of Heaven, The Remains of the Day, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Sabriel, The Man Who Was Thursday, Calvin and Hobbes, the tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the poetry of William Blake, John Keats, Jan Zwicky, and Lorna Crozier.

In the non-fiction department, I'll read any decent philosophy I can lay my hands on. I've also enjoyed the writing of Clifford Geertz, Ray Kurzweil, Ayan Hirsi Ali, Samuel Hayakawa, Northrop Frye, Allan Watts, Jane Goodall, and Christopher Hitchens, and Michael Polan.

Movies I especially dig: All of Hayao Miyazaki's animated masterpieces (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro etc.), Charlie Kaufman's scripts for Adaptation & Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys, Brazil, and Monty Python series, as well as About A Boy, Hero, Shaun of the Dead, Batman, Almost Famous, Amadeus, Gattaca, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Princess Bride, The Matrix, Jurassic Park, Serenity, The Lord of the Rings, anything by Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, the Cohen brothers, or Wes Andersen.

TV Shows: Community, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Breaking Bad, Louie C.K.

Music: Metric, The Decemberists, Arcade Fire, Sam Roberts, The New Pornographers, The Shins, Old Man Luedecke, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Tom Cochran, Amy Winehouse, Green Day, The Slackers, The Bare Naked Ladies, Ben Folds, various K-Pop groups, Beethoven, Handel, Tchaikovsky.

Food: I enjoy almost everything indiscriminately, and I love most Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Korean dishes. I was vegetarian for a couple years out of principle but lost my resolve, and now I just try to keep my red meat consumption to a minimum.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Running shoes, bicycle, juggling balls, a good book, fresh fruit, the night sky and a sense of wonder. (A roof over my head, my cellphone, and friends and family go without saying.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Blogs I'm currently following pertaining to literature, running, sexuality, and skepticism. The political and spiritual turmoil of the modern world. The promises and the risks of new technologies. Why people do what they do. The relationship between language and culture. What to have for dinner. Spontaneous connections between my personal experiences and my favorite stories. How to best communicate my passion for whatever I think is beautiful and worth remembering.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working out, playing board games, taking in a movie or watching live comedy with a few friends. Having a drink at a the local pub. Going for a late night walk or bike ride. Hunched awkwardly in bed with a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I used to be obsessed with collectable card games and graphic adventure PC games of yore, and a part of me still misses the "good old days." You name it-- Magic, Civilization, Myst & Riven, King's Quest, Sam n' Max, Curse of Monkey Island, Syberia, Broken Sword, The Longest Journey, Blade Runner.

My new time-killer is philosophically informed web-comics.
You should message me if
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You're curious and think we might get along. You read to the end of my profile. You are passionate about something and unafraid to share it. You enjoy both deep and frivolous conversation in equal measure. You think I'm hot stuff (here's hoping).