Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm currently taking a break from "dating with a purpose." For the
last several years, I've been searching for an ideal life-mate,
which has led me to notice some really interesting patterns around
how I relate to women. To summarize, either I was chasing the woman
(because she felt unavailable to me), and eventually she would end
things, or I felt like I was being chased (because she did feel
available to me), and I would eventually end things. After a lot of
iterations, I started questioning the whole thing. Why is it that
what I think I want isn't actually what I want when I get it? What
do I actually want? Thus, I'm giving myself a chance to reset. I
still desire genuine, intimate connection, I just can't make any
promises around where it will lead.
Ok, and now for more of the traditional self-summary.
I live with 10 people in a communal house in Bernal Heights. I love
communal living, it really is where I shine. I've been practicing
Orgasmic Meditation for a little over a year now and I am
incredibly grateful for the practice, the community around it, and
the growth I've seen in myself as a result. I take Capoeira class
twice a week and usually bike to work. I love to read (even when
I’m walking down the street, apologies if you're one of the
multitudes of people or street lamps I've almost run into), and I
generally try to maximize the amount of adventuring that goes on in
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work at an aerospace startup building satellites, which has been
a dream of mine since I was a little kid. Technically my dream is
to become an astronaut... but I did recently get to party with
Richard Branson, which is pretty much like going to space.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Saying Yes, hugs, listening, asking questions, being a sous chef,
nerding it up, embracing awkwardness, understanding people with
accents, impersonating people with accents, inventing nicknames and
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
People are usually surprised that I was born in the Ukraine and
speak fluent Russian. Using the phrase "I will transmit this to
Vladimir" often gives it away.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: The Floating Opera, A Song of Ice and Fire, A Confederacy of
Dunces, Ender's Game, Catch-22, Siddhartha, The Razor's Edge, Osho,
Infinite Jest, Zeitoun, The Dharma Bums, The Hitchhiker's Guide to
Movies: Everything is Illuminated, Dumb and Dumber, The Motorcycle
Diaries, History of the World Part 1, Apocalypse Now
Shows: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Weeds, Californication, Freaks and
Geeks, Cowboy Bebop, 30 Rock, The Wire
Music: 9th Wonder, Calvin Harris, Jack Johnson, Arctic Monkeys,
Food: Leftovers. I'm a big fan of leftovers.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
3. Tea, especially Yerba Mate
4. Adventures with friends and/or strangers
5. NPR podcasts, especially Radiolab
6. Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The books I've been reading. I recently read Autobiography of a
Yogi. Mixed feelings, but mostly positive
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a licensed ham radio operator. It's cooler than it sounds. Oh,
and I'm a wanted man in Switzerland. It's not as cool is it
You should message me if
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You're ok with leaving the house without any makeup on, you're
comfortable jumping into new social situations, and you'd enjoy
being referred to as "m'lady" on occasion.
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