Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
i immigrated from moscow when i was young enough not to remember
anything horrible about communism. i speak russian,
i've lived in los angeles my entire life, but i prefer the ocean,
mountains and forests over booze, bars and bros. give me a giant
redwood and i'll be happy. that being said, there are some old
jukeboxes in some old dive bars that have amazing soul. you should
go, and you should dance.
i'm okay with fine food and whiskey, once in a while. i'm also okay
sitting with you at a diner, drinking tea and having long, good
i try to find beauty in many things. this isn't difficult in
i also try to laugh obnoxiously and loudly at many things, because
something like an impromptu youtube party around someone's computer
is what makes the banalities of every day life bearable.
what else? my laugh can turn into a cackle, and if i were a man,
i'd be a blues brother.
If you have vastly different sides to you, if you find yourself
gazing up at the sky and marveling at science, if you listen well
and speak from the heart, talk to me.
*lastly, i don't date people who are dating other people - i.e.,
i'm not interested in casual sex.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
i gaze wistfully in the direction of europe every day, i listen to
science podcasts, i try to make music, and i oscillate between
loathing and loving los angeles.
or did you want to know what i do for money?
i work for a semi-popular website. i don't live for this, and i'm
not interested in our profit. i just want to do a damn good job and
find a way to make life-long friends on this train we're all
onward- i'd like a degree in social work.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
writing, reading, discussing, sleeping, dreaming.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
my hearty laugh. i'm not even embarrassed by it anymore.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
three men in a boat, wonder boys, the great gatsby, maus, winnie
the pooh, a short history of nearly everything, and so many
dreamy pop, psychedelic surfrock, most music from the 60s, jazz,
classical, old-time country...
hitchcock, wes anderson, woody allen, charlie chaplin, jacques tati
and louis ck.
orangina, raspberries, sushi and filet mignon.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
a makeshift family, a bookstore, a warm blanket, jam, bigass trees,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
-science. how amazingly crazy it is that we're a tiny particle of
something much larger than our language can even accurately
describe. how in light of this, reality tv is even more
-time. what it would have been like to be my age 200 years ago,
100, 50. what my neighborhood looked like then, and what history i
would see unfold.
-music. how different cultures brought their music into ours, what
it changed into. how truly genius mozart was. or beethoven. or
-language. how a good novel can make me feel like i'm changed, in a
tiny way, forever. how simple words we all use can be combined in a
way that is beautiful and intricate.
-what makes your mind work.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
having shabbat dinner with my father because of jewish guilt. then,
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
my mom died six years ago. i'm okay with it now, but i can tell you
about how it felt like not being okay with it, if you ever want to
know. it's an interesting story.
You should message me if
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you are hilarious, like being spontaneous, enjoy being out in the
world (we do live in one of the most amazing cities, after all),
and want to go horse-riding in griffith park with me.
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