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michael_in_LA

49 M Marina del Rey, CA

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Entertainment / Media
Income
$150,000–$250,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Has kids, and might want more
Pets
Likes dogs and dislikes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Lately work and kids consume a lot of time. Hope to find a woman who understands... but while everyday, I work to put out fires... I'm definitely putting as much energy into starting new ones!

I listen to dating horror stories from women, and am amazed. To assuage any fears, I have no fear of commitment. I've been married, and hope to be again. I'm not narcissistic, I'm humble, but damn confident. I'm a good listener and a good talker. I'm never boring. I'm also not loaded with issues or addictions. I have a lot of empathy. I was brought up a progressive and a feminist, and I continue to be... not to pander, but because that's what's right.

I'm a comedy TV director/editor from Chicago, but spent most of my life in California (San Diego then LA). Honesty, kindness, reliability, intelligence, and making women laugh until they say "stop" are a big part of who I am. I'm looking for a serious relationship where we can be totally un-serious. And I'm good at keeping a woman fulfilled and laughing. I like women who are funny, optimistic, clever, playful, ambitious, good with kids... and concerned about making others happy. I think that describes me as well. Also I'm kind of an over-achiever in making breakfasts and I don't like to watch sports on TV.

I used to be a drummer (actually played in a lesbian band for awhile) and like to keep up with music, but still have a soft spot for old punk rock. I'm happily divorced with 2 great boys (6 and 9). I am kind, considerate, funny, generous, curious, interested in new things and new people and don't mind a little or a lot of change in life. I'm open minded politically, but tend to lean left.

I may have grown up quite a bit, but there is still that guy in there who did stage dives at a Buzzcocks show in Tijuana and could moon people while I drove. I like women who are a bit like that too. Not crazy... completely sane, but a little wild.

I sometimes wonder if I'd rather hear a story of the time you successfully did not go to Burning Man.
What I’m doing with my life
TV and docs... mostly comedic and some hidden camera stuff. Did a few features - one narrative, a couple documentaries, live in Marina del Rey, with my two young boys (half the time). I spend a lot of time in Venice... and lately traveling.

And trying to get off this site.
I’m really good at
enthusiasm and making people think, laugh and feel good about themselves.
The first things people usually notice about me
I laugh a lot... and my eyes... and my thumbs (you'd have to see).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: HECKLER, Poor White Trash, anything by Albert Brooks, PT Anderson, Coen Bros, Woody Allen, Herzog, plenty of docs... probably favorite film of all time is Wages of Fear, or Blues Brothers.

Music: Nick Cave, Andrew Bird, New Pornographers, Iggy Pop, Frank Black, The Hold Steady, Steve Poltz, The Buzzcocks, The Replacements, The Beat Farmers, The Playground Slap.

Shows: Mad Men, Eastbound and Down, Mystery Diners, Real Time w/Bill Maher, Daily Show. More into Jon Stewart than Colbert.

Books: we can talk about that. Tom Robbins, I like to read Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Penn Jillette lately... a book on how brains work, also a lot of motivational things for a project I'm doing.
The six things I could never do without
My kids
Macbook Pro
Running shoes
Blackmagic Cinema Camera
books
the Magic Bullet (to make Oreo milk shakes)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What makes people laugh. Why people choose to watch one TV show over another. Why people still believe politics is like a football game, and you need to cheer on your favorite team.

Why women post the photo of them looking their skinniest.... instead, why don't you post the photo of you looking your happiest?

Also why someone brags about not owning or watching TV. Is it that horrible to occasionally operate a machine that shows you free movies, documentaries and other great entertainment?
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing something unexpected. I gravitate toward Abbot Kinney.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't believe in luck, I believe in skill... and many days I do feel the need to wear my skillful underpants.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 32–47
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You are very funny and don't have 16 cats.

You are kind and see the power in kindness. It does not make you weak.

You dont believe love is transactional... And sex is quid pro quo. You saw Pretty Woman and found it backwards and repugnant for progressive women. There are plenty of more romantic stories than that of a prostitute finding a rich guy to love.

I've gone on a few dates here, and always like to hear dating horror stories from women. I've learned that a lot of men will behave in a way that makes women regret they took the date. That doesn't happen with me. I can assure you that I'm all about making someone have a good time over a drink or dinner. And I'm a divorced guy and no longer "fresh" out of a relationship. I'm happy, comfortable, and don't complain about my ex. I'm at the point where I'd like to head toward a relationship.

Here's where things work out better between you and I: If you are more left leaning politically, we'll probably get along better. If you are not at least open to the idea that religion might be a fabrication, we won't get along. And finally... I hate to say it, but if you picked a picture of you when you were in much better shape, I'm sorry for being blunt, but we probably won't get along. Also... if you are a height-ist and feel that happiness only comes from a man who is taller than you when you wear heals, and "obviously" must be 6 feet tall or more because men are required by the laws of true love to be taller than their dates... You can't go out with me, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, or Brad Pitt. Congrats!