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lalawawa1960

54 M Astoria, NY

My Details

Last Online
Today – 10:06am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Capricorn, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
$150,000–$250,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English, German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I
- am easy to get along with
- like intellectual topics, particularly science / politics / economics
- am very affectionate in a relationship
- am a straight shooter
- am financially secure: I'm debt-free, credit scores around 800, reserves sufficient to last several years without a paycheck without debt or dipping into retirement savings
- love my work, but have a good social life outside of it
- am busy -- go to lots of activities in NYC, and organize some groups, a hiking group and two dinner discussion groups
- am unconventional in my thinking

I was born in the Midwest, moved to Germany as a little kid where I attended an international school (still speak German badly). Moved to Australia where I finished high school, then went to California where I went to college at Caltech, majoring in computer science. Lived most of my adult life after that in Silicon Valley, except for when I went to the Philippines in 1993 and taught computer programming for a year at a university in Cebu. Moved to NYC in 2005 and love it here.

According to the "personality test", I'm EXTREMELY unartistic. I don't think that's entirely true. I don't produce art, but I have about 5000 songs in my iPod, and art on the walls at home. When I go to a friend's house and they have blank walls with no art on them, I think they're nuts.

I hang out with the Atheist community in Manhattan a lot. I was raised Protestant and had periods in my adult life where I went to a lot of Protestant Bible studies. I really, really liked the other Christians, but I found things in the Bible, particularly all the genocide in the Old Testament, profoundly unacceptable.

I had my genome sequenced by 23andMe.com for $100. They say I'm 99.5% English/Irish, 0.1% Middle Eastern, the rest unknown. They checked for 52 bad recessive genes that can cause illnesses and I don't have any of them.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a computer programmer at a big, stable, successful company, where i've been working for eight years. My job is only 40 hours a week, and after work I go out to social activities, discussion groups, and lectures all over Manhattan. I've been having a ball ever since I got to NYC in 2005.
Since my job is stable and lucrative, I figure the next step is to get married.
I’m really good at
- thinking about intense intellectual topics
- organizing activites. I lead a hiking group, 2 dinner discussion groups, and about twice a year throw a big party for all my friends
- investing
- snowboarding, except I don't catch air. I go to the Rockies every year
The first things people usually notice about me
- I was in a workshop with a group of people, and one of them who had known me about a half hour said it was absolutely, totally obvious that I was a really, really nice guy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Big Short (about the financial meltdown), The Blank Slate (about politics and psychology), Wired for War (about battlefield robots), Wealth of Nations (200 years old, about economics), The Undercover Economist
Subscribe to: The Economist, Scientific American, Discover, Wired, The New Yorker (usually just the fiction & cartoons).
Music: I have a lot of music, about 5000 songs in my iPod. Lately I listen to a lot of Blue Man Group and Symphonic Rock, I particularly like music from the early eighties. I listen to a lot of bands most people have never heard of, and that never tour in the US, that I only know about because of Pandora.com.
Movies: Gregory's Girl, Pulp Fiction, Interview with the Vampire, Ace Ventura, Austin Powers, Foreign Films
The six things I could never do without
- the internet
- friends
- work
- being debt-free

There're a lot of things I wish I could say I "could never do without", like love and affection, but I have done without them in the past, so I guess I've been able to make do.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
A LOT of things.
- Wondering why OKCupid thinks someone who's answered ZERO questions is a "77% match"
- Science and Technology
- Politics (I'm a registered Democrat, though I classify myself as a "Tax and Spend Libertarian" -- long story)
- Economics
- Pretty much any problem that society has
On a typical Friday night I am
Going to a social event or lecture somewhere.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 35–58
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
- you have a photo up
- you are REALLY less than 6 years older than me
- if you have children, they're old enough to babysit themselves
- you have answered at least 75 questions
- you are at least a 65% match
- you have health insurance
- you are sure that humans are descended from apes
- you are sure that Israel has no right to build civilian settlements on the West Bank
- you like to read and think
- you are turned on by honesty and kindness
- you are willing to tolerate being showered with affection and adoration