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mahlerfan

33 M Philadelphia, PA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 7:54pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Asian, White, Other
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Student
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
I suck at summaries.
What I’m doing with my life
Slogging through coursework, doing some clinical research, and working a bar job to make ends meet. Occasionally bartending destination weddings and writing copy freelance. I try to spend as much time as I can doing music in my "spare" time. Ultimate goal: doctoring. Backup plan: hobo musician. I understand the latter isn't a huge hit with 'rents, generally speaking, so keep that hush hush.
I’m really good at
Being only fairly good at a lot of things, among them: making light of serious situations, finding occasions to marvel at the unexpected or overlooked, being convinced to take chances, dancing, music-related things, science-y stuff, stir fry, checking out more books than I have time to read, getting things to grow.

And in the interest of full disclosure, I'm not very good at: staying focused without a myriad of calendars and alarms, settling for mediocrity, leading a narrow existence, engaging in pursuits without some kind of a higher purpose.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile? That I'm some kind of half Asian? Mostly that I look really young and also, my dance moves (I take both as good things).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Note: REALLY into Bleeding Edge right now (Pynchon fan, yes). All ears if you have some good recommendations for next read.

Bach is basically constantly flowing through my blood. I'm coming off of a Mahler kick and getting back into opera - fortunately, my downstairs neighbor seems to share similar tastes for his 4 am playlists. Varyingly obsessed with Blonde Redhead, Neutral Milk Hotel, Belle & Sebastian, Arcade Fire, Beirut, Stars, Broken Social Scene, Explosions in the Sky, Sonic Youth, Godspeed!, Pavement, etc. Flavors du jour include Jagwar Ma, Beach House, Dirty Projectors, Julia Holter, Bat for Lashes, Grizzly Bear, blah blah you get the idea.

I love cryptic lyrics and inventive language. Transparency is incredibly boring. I hate boring. It's a constant battle.

There's a disassembled keyboard in the corner of my apartment, and a violin that I do my best to keep up with, and that I adore. Sometimes I play with an orchestra in town.

Yes, still in love with NMH.

I'm working my through the requisite premed reading lists, but I was originally/still am an English Lit kind of person. I am interested in critical theory, but I claim no authority in this department (was late to the game). I connect to the likes of Pynchon, Calvino, Kafka, etc. I am somewhat embarassed by the predictably narrow range represented on my bookshelf; I hope to remedy this.

I like good food, but the foodie movement makes me nauseous...something to do with the link between decadence and the collapse of empire. Chance are I like what you like, unless you're into coprophilia. Let's just pretend I didn't mention that.

I enjoy "artsy" kinds of films and documentaries. I melt for Wong Kar Wai flicks. I've also experienced a resurgence of interest in the Brothers Quay and weird animated Czech pieces. I've been known to stop and videocap random animal courtship displays in the park; it makes me laugh and anything that lessens the seriousness of this is whole "human being" pursuit is worth the chance of public mockery.
The six things I could never do without
1. Time to myself
2. Things to read
3. Honest friends
4. Passion
5. Music and other beautiful things
6. Reason
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My future/past life listening to Italian operas in my Edward Scissorhands-esque mansion...and if I'm really just a Miss Havisham (re?)incarnation.

AND a lot of other things. More important things, things to improve this totally fucked world. I like doing good but I'm not a do-gooder.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working, studying, dancing, or some combination thereof. (Literally: I can study anywhere.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Recovering snark. Ex: see picture of person reading on OKC, think: excellent, advertises literacy.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 21–33
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
If you're female. Okay, AND if you think we would benefit by each others' company. So that's a lot, really. (Hence the original motion to simplicity). AND by benefit, it could mean any number of things, most generally speaking some kind of positive, enjoyable, perhaps even world-shattering sort of interaction. There, I'm done!