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mateeos

29 M Madison, WI

My Details

Last Online
Jul 7
Orientation
Gay
Ethnicity
Asian, White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Buddhism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Working on Ph.D program
Job
Education
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Has dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Thai (Okay), Catalan (Poorly), Portuguese (Poorly)

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My self-summary
You are most likely looking at my photos anyway, so why bother filling this out? ;)

North Carolinian, gamer, animal-loving, PhD student here. The quintessential phonetics nerd. Did I miss something? I am also an ISFP if that means anything to you.
What I’m doing with my life
A Southern transplant now living in Madison and attending UW. I am working on my doctorate in Applied Spanish Linguistics with a minor in Second Language Acquisition.

In general, I love languages. I received my BA in Hispanic Studies and my MA in English Linguistics. Along the way, I've studied Catalan, French, Italian, ASL and Portuguese. However, only Spanish seems to have stuck with me! I am also a heritage speaker of Thai (thanks to my คุณยาย).

As geeky as this may sound, I am an avid gamer and enjoy anything with a nice story line. Feel free to add me on Xbox Live: ScantMeat
I’m really good at
...studying languages! I am not much of a reader (I'd prefer to listen to an audiobook instead), but if you were to look through my book collection, you'd find a huge assortment of language books: self-instruction, Linguistics, phonetics and phonology, L2 teaching guides, etc.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have heard people say my smile. Hopefully the snaggletooth doesn't get in the way. :D
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight (Margaret Cho), Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (Chelsea Handler), The Language Instinct (Steven Pinker)

Games: I am still very much a big kid at heart. :) My favorite games would have to be: Earthbound (SNES), Shadowman (DC), Soul Calibur (DC), Parasite Eve (PS1), Saga Frontier (PS1), Silent Hill (all), and Harvest Moon (all)

Shows: Burn Notice, Clean House, Community, Family Guy, Gilmore Girls, Golden Girls, Orange is the New Black, Queer as Folk, Reno 911, Sailor Moon, The Walking Dead

Movies: Amélie, L'auberge espagnole, Kilometro cero, Las mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, Bridget Jones's Diary, Drop Dead Fred, Legally Blonde, Miss Congeniality, รักแห่งสยาม (The Love of Siam), ปิดเทอมใหญ่ หัวใจว้าวุ่น (Hormones)

Music: Belanova, Jennifer Lopez, La oreja de Van Gogh, Rockell, ปาล์มมี่ (Palmy), หวาย (Waii)

Food: Italian, Thai and Spanish (from Spain)
The six things I could never do without
Here is a random assortment: My dog, my iPhone, a Thai dictionary, index cards, my Scion xD, and my passport.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I usually think about the future. I would eventually like to have a place to call my own, with a great job and a partner to share it all with.
On a typical Friday night I am
I am a TA for SPA 203, so you might find me grading or planning. As of lately I have been hitting up Barriques and Steepery.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Lost the greatest parents in the world to lung cancer. I still miss them very much.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like guys
  • Ages 20–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You do not mind chatting so we can get to know one another. Eventually I'd be willing to meet up for coffee (tea, beer or wine). And please, no games.

I am also looking for language exchange partners. I am trying to work on my Catalan, Portuguese and Thai, so if you're interested in meeting up let me know!