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marina18

38 F Brooklyn, NY

My Details

Last Online
Jul 15
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 5″ (1.65m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Judaism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Pisces, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Education
Income
$70,000–$80,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay), Portuguese (Okay), Hebrew (Poorly)

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My self-summary
About Me

Ideas and creative expressions of all sorts inspire me, as do conversations on topics of the mind and heart. I have an intense philosophical side alongside a playful lighthearted side. I’m drawn to the unconventional... to people who are warm and genuine and maybe rough around the edges at times.

As one of six kids, raised by two eccentric New Yorkers in Kansas City, I know what it means to feel like a foreign particle.

For years I’ve been teaching public high school and it brings a special meaning to my life. I’ve always been in fields which have allowed me to feel I was working towards some greater purpose. Being in the trenches makes me feel alive.

I’m hoping to find someone who has a huge heart and mind, someone who is poetic, daring, intense, deeply curious, morally upright and free-thinking. I value people who know how to be natural. It's refreshing to come across people who behave without affectation. Humility is also a trait I find very appealing and in short supply.

I am looking for a man who can critique the world, see its absurdities, laugh at them, cry at them and work to avoid being transformed or swallowed up by them.

I’m not afraid to be idealistic or romantic, and dream big, even though I’m practical and know in what I should be grounded. I want dramatic romance in my life. I’m not sure what exactly that will look like but I'm open to discovering it in unexpected ways.

I am very active...it's an important release for me. I ride my bike to work, run in Prospect Park, practice yoga....

I love to go hiking and camping but I haven’t done those things regularly for a long time. I used to live in the desert in Israel and I’d go on long hikes into the wilderness almost every day. I remember thinking to myself, how will I ever live without access to this natural beauty? I’m still wondering the same thing.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach high school English in a NYC Public School. I also am a writer. My first book was published, a collection of poetry. I'm working on the second every day.
I’m really good at
languages...most things athletic...empathy
The first things people usually notice about me
My full lips, which as a child were the bane of my existence!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite poet is Yehuda Amichai, a daring blend of the raw, the emotional, and the cerebral.

Certain work has left a special mark on my life and the way I respond to the world. Here is some of it:

Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
The works of Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes Mark Twain, George Orwell, Garcia Marquez, W.B.Yeats, John Keats, Theodore Roethke, Elizabeth Bishop, John Ciardi, Claribel Alegria, Roque Dalton, Cesar Vallejo, SHAKESPEARE.

I could go on and on and on...great writers have always been a shaping and influential force in my life.

I love reading books which teach me about concepts, history, inventions, people, culture...

I don't own a TV...distracting, and there are so many distractions these days!

I love films, just usually not ones which are formulaic or lacking in any subtlety. Generally I love that which captures some truth about human yearning. Two AMAZING films I recently saw: Bliss and After the Wedding.

Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Pablo Milanes, Silvio Rodriguez, Rolling Stones, Bon Iver, Cesaria Evora, Brahms, Debussy, Andy Irvine, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams!
(She deserves her own line)
Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Thelonius Monk, Sam Cooke, Etta James, Al Green, Gillian Welch and a lot more.

I have a real soft spot in my heart for folk and bluegrass, jazz and blues, bossa nova, samba, traditional Irish music, and klezmar. I'm always open and enthusiastic to discover new talent and genres.
The six things I could never do without
poetry, my loved ones, affection, music, sincerity, empathy
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to finish the poem I am writing...

the book I am reading at the moment...

my loved ones...

how to be a better teacher...

how to live an inspired life...

How easy it is to subscribe to cliched and processed modes of living... Where is the independent thought and imagination?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm kind of a hopeless romantic...
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 34–45
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating
You should message me if
If you're a person of ideas. If you have a sense of wonder for the world. If you're grounded. If you're not a spoiled brat. If you can be bold. If you appreciate romance. If you're pure of heart. If you seek to make the world a better place.

If you're ready.

I'm attracted to men who are masculine, humble, and very active.

I'm not interested in cheap encounters.

I'm not interested in people drawn to the cult of the cool.

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ahhhh."

Ok, you don't have to be totally mad and yawning is acceptable, but I can't forgo the blue centerlight.