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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 23–29
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 3:22pm
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body type
Mostly anything
Judaism, and laughing about it
Pisces, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Likes dogs and dislikes cats
English (Fluently), Portuguese (Okay)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm not going to write about myself in this section; you'll be able to put the pieces together over the rest of this profile. Instead, I'm using this space for my thoughts on dating and this site. I've been here for three years, pretty much since I moved to DC. It's a love-hate relationship with this site. I've had some really good dates, I've had some really shitty dates, and a lot in between. But what I haven't found is someone with whom I have that great connection. I mean, that's what we're here for right?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
"Living it!" -- the single worst answer on this site. What does that even mean? Aren't we all doing that?

I'm in a long-term relationship with Africa. Spent some time in college working with refugees in Ghana, got the bug, and have kept going back -- first through Peace Corps, then with my current job at a USAID contractor. It's a true love of mine, and there is no place I'd rather be. But when I'm here, I'm managing a climate change adaptation project in Mozambique via spreadsheets and Skype.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Obviously good at more than ten things, but here's ten, in no particular order:

1) adding in the Oxford comma. It's necessary.
2) cooking rice without a rice cooker. Critical life skill.
3) pivot tables. Critical life skill.
4) serve-and-volley tennis. I prefer doubles to singles, but will play whatever.
5) finding reasons not to go to the gym.
6) going on the road to follow my beloved (albeit perennially disappointing) hockey team, the San Jose Sharks.
7) not paying for haircuts. Ten years running...
8) bargaining in African art markets.
9) going down YouTube rabbit holes. Just like that, three hours has disappeared.
10) dodging tourists in Eastern Market on a weekly basis.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm the person in the group who makes the joke that offends half the group while the other half is rolling over laughing. It's a fine line, and it's a fun one to toe. People need to relax and laugh more.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Two of these things -- music and food -- I can't live without, so let's start with those:

Tunes: The five albums that come with me to a desert island are...

1) The National | Boxer
2) Arcade Fire | Funeral
3) U2 | The Joshua Tree
4) Pete Yorn | Musicforthemorningafter
5) Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run

Eats: I'm pretty open diet-wise, with the exception of things that comes out of a shell because that freaks me out. As a rule, you can't go wrong with garlic and/or spiciness.

Small screen: I don't watch a ton of TV shows, but the ones I do, I'm all in on. Top five all time, in order:

1) House.
2) Seinfeld
3) It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
4) The Office
5) Everyone Loves Raymond.

There's a theme, I know.

And yes, I binge-watched House of Cards, like everyone else in a 75-mile radius of DC. Season 1 was far better than Season 2.

Big screen: The last movie I saw in theaters was Django Unchained, so that should tell you everything you need to know about my relationship with movies. But the ones I can't live without, in order of importance:

1) Shawshank Redemption. The single greatest movie ever made. It's the only movie I have saved on my computer, and it is watched on every trans-Atlantic flight -- great way to kill 2 hours and 40 minutes. One of two movies that makes me cry every time I see it.
2) Anchorman. I was in college in San Diego when this came out. You gotta watch out for that pack of wild dogs in La Jolla. Anchorman 2 never should have happened.
3) Forrest Gump. Just a solid, feel good movie. The other movie that makes me cry when I see it.
4) Clerks. Just a lovely piece of comedy. Could do without Clerks 2, but it's not as offensively bad as Anchorman 2
5) V for Vendetta. Bald Natalie Portman -- you had me at hello.

Books: Being a grad student has killed any desire to read more than I have to.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Passport: life goal is to be in as many countries as years I've been alive; I'm just about up to date. And I need this for work a couple times a year.
2) Music: as they say in Shawshank, "That's the beauty of music. They can't take that away from you."
3) Carbs: I eat more rice than a typical Asian and more pasta than the average Italian.
4) Aerator for red wine. Just purchased...seriously life-changing.
5) Playoff hockey: the best two months of the year
6) Rainbow sandals
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How much I hate running and why I torture myself with it anyway.

Why people run to catch a metro during rush hour...there's another one coming in two minutes.

How much hipsters are going to regret their pictures with their ridiculous mustaches and non-prescription monster glasses.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In a perfect world: happy hour, then hockey game.

In reality: "there's no typical Friday night" (the second worst answer on OKCupid). But seriously, I could be sprawled out on my couch after a long week, I could be writing a paper for grad school, or I could be out getting my drink on with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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These aren't private things as much as odd things:

1) I have a mild obsession with infomercials. I deal with this by not having cable.
2) Also, I didn't wear jeans until college. I want my first 18 years back.
3) I have never posted a #tbt picture. I don't intend to start any time soon.
4) I stopped using the word "epic" almost two years ago.
You should message me if
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you enjoyed these numbered lists.