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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 24–37
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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Last online
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5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Mostly vegan
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English, German (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I think making each other laugh is key to a good relationship.

I probably don't look happy in any of my profile photos (except for the one with the cow) because I seem to be incapable of smiling when posing. Alas.

I'm the guy my friends always ask to help them fix things, hang things, or move. And I love doing it.

Fun fact: The scariest night of my life involved solo hiking in Corsica, torrential rain, near-freezing temperatures, and a wild boar outside my tent.

I'm a chivalrous feminist, and I don't care if that's a contradiction in terms.

I am confident, but you'll find me making fun of myself rather than pounding my chest. I am a sensitive, compassionate guy who loves animals. I love cycling, hiking, and camping. I follow politics and social justice efforts. I have a sarcastic, sometimes (okay, often) politically incorrect sense of humor (that won't come across in this profile). When I'm comfortable with people (and sometimes when I'm not) I am goofy as shit. And I think the fiddle is both the saddest and the most beautiful instrument in the world.

On nice days (and even on not-so-nice days) I like to walk this city from end to end. After nine years here I'm still amazed at what I can find.

I grew up working on my family's farms in a town of 700 people just minutes from the Canadian border in northern New York where January nights regularly dip to minus-20 without the windchill. I miss the peace and quiet and the howl of coyotes through the valley on moonless nights.

I believe in the power of positive touch. I believe in the strength of shared experiences.

My favorite places in the world are the Adirondack Mountains, Krakow in the evening after a light snow, Death Valley, and Channel Islands National Park. But I can find something to like about almost anywhere I go.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work every day to get chimpanzees, monkeys, dogs, and other adorable and not-so-adorable animals out of laboratories. In other words: I oversee staff at a non-profit that tries to replace the use of animals in experimentation. It's serious work, but I know better than to carry that seriousness with me everywhere I go.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Finding true north wherever I am (indoors or outdoors) and not getting lost
Comparing whiskeys
Trivial Pursuit
Keeping food away from bears
Planning trips
Hanging things on walls
Pretending I know how to play guitar
Giving gifts
Monopoly (I'm ruthless)
Surprising people
Throwing parties
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If they saw my OKCupid profile their first thought is likely that I look better in person than in my photos (see above).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Salvador Dali and Scrabble

READING: The Economist, The New York Times, anything by Steinbeck. 1491, Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," 1493, The Dreaded Comparison, Stephen King, anything on Irish history, In the Garden of Beasts, One World: The Ethics of Globalization, NPR (just as good as reading), East of the Mountains, Savages, Hunter S. Thompson, The Bayou Trilogy.

Monty Python

LISTENING: Old Crow Medicine Show, the Tragically Hip, The Decemberists, Johnny Cash, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bill Withers, Silversun Pickups, B.B. King, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, 90s music (grunge, post-grunge, and even 90s pop--those were the days), At the Drive-In, The Postal Service, Frightened Rabbit, Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam, The National

WATCHING: The West Wing, Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead, Homeland, Tim Burton's early stuff, MASH, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Stanley Kubrick, Hitchcock, most terrible B horror films, Danny Boyle, Terrence Malick, Flight of the Conchords, Parks and Recreation, Veep, Mad Men, Louis CK, Party Down, The Wire, Arrested Development, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad

The Red Sox and the Ravens

EATING: Thai, Vietnamese, Sweetgreen salads, Everlasting Life, Lebanese, vegan cheesecake, and real New York-style bagels (I know of only two places in the DC area to get them).

Port wine, peaty scotch, rye whiskey, and IPA.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My hiking boots, the smell of autumn, mashed potatoes, a job that allows me (in some small way) to make the world a better place, mountain lakes, and non-human animal friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How much harder (and annoying) it must be for women on OKCupid; social justice issues; why they let Adam Sandler keep making movies; how it took Josh and Donna seven seasons to get together; and did I break my foot? I think I broke my foot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Trying to leave the office by 6:00 pm. Then going to a movie or dinner or drinks with friends--or going home and ordering food and watching something on Netflix.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I can't snap my fingers. Or whistle.
You should message me if
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You want to keep exploring this city, want to go camping, enjoy trivia nights, love cuddling in front of a fire on a cold night (fire not included), want to discuss international politics, want to jump into a chilly lake, love (or hate) kale, and/or love miniature golf.

Also, message me if you want to share your favorite curse word.