Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I’m an ex-NYer who has been on the West Coast for twenty years
although I sometimes still feel out of place in LA. I love the less
densely populated environment here and I enjoy getting in my car
and having adventures. I miss the socialness of New York: walking
down the street and running in to friends. Luckily I get to go back
a couple of times a year. I work in a food related field and I’m
also an artist. I spend the mornings at the computer for work and
the afternoons are free to work on art and creative projects. I
worked as a health professional for over ten years but I'm not
doing as much of that now.
I am moderately highly sensitive by psychologist Elaine Aron’s
definition of high sensitivity. Go to hsperson dot com and take the
self test to find out your score. I get along well with guys who
have a degree of high sensitivity.
My “love languages” lean toward physical touch and words of
affirmation. Go to 5lovelanguages dot com and take the quiz. Can
you tell I’m into pop psychology stuff?! Actually, it’s all based
on good science and I’ve found this stuff useful for understanding
myself and the kinds of guys I’m attracted to.
If I was just looking for sex I’d be on a different site but, sex
is pretty important to me so, you might as well know that I’m a
versatile top who loves to make out and wants to have a robust sex
life with my partner. Vanilla is nice and my goal is to be making
love, but kink is great too, so hopefully you are adventurous. I
can be quite romantic, silly, sweet and goofy.
I’m not a jock by any means but I do like to stay physically
active, go to the gym, hike and ride my bike. Would like to find
someone who likes to hike.
Cant’ believe I’ve gotten this far and haven’t mentioned thrift
shops. A perfect day for me would be a drive to the San Gabriel
foothills for a hike, dim sum lunch in San Gabriel Valley and a
stop at a thrift shop.
I’m very frugal and love deals and sales.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working on two kinds of creative projects: works of art and
handcrafts. Making some money in a right livelihood occupation in
the food world that allows me to have time for creative work.
Tending to my emotional well-being.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
finding good deals, discovering ethnic restaurants, restoring
things, exploring the city. Communicating.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
is that I'm quirky and a bit eccentric but also very grounded and
calm. And I dress nicely.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books on art, architecture, photography; vintage interior design
books, commune cookbooks.
Soul music, disco, vintage jazz singers, kooky easy listening. I
have a huge collection of vinyl records. I used to have a regular
DJ gig at a hip hotel. I like luxuriamusic.com
By shows, I suppose okcupid means TV. I don't own a TV. If I did I
would watch Antiques Roadshow and Hoarders. I listen to radio
shows. I like "On the Media" on NPR and Democracy Now on Pacifica.
I listen to the news on NPR every morning. But I can't stand that
Don't see too many movies but I do like some foreign films and
vintage films. Especially like Japanese films (anything by Nagisa
Oshima), early Altman films, British comedies. I like to go to
Goethe House to see films because it's near me, cheap and they show
interesting foreign films in a small theater. I can be a little
agoraphobic when it comes to big, crowded theaters.
Food: Chinese (especially in San Gabriel Valley), Japanese,
Canter's, Musso and Franks, healthy food. The ambiance of a
restaurant is as interesting and as important as the food. At home
I cook all kinds of things but not much meat. Some, but not much. I
make a batch of vegetable juice pretty often. I eat/drink kefir
every day. Food is pretty important to me and it would be nice to
find someone who is broadminded and adventurous about food.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
There's nothing I truly need except food and water and shelter.
Earplugs help a lot. Sometimes I fantasize about living with much,
much less than I have.
I'll answer this though, with a desert island discs list (will add
albums one by one as I think of them):
Lonette McKee: Words and Music
Family Fodder: Greatest Hits
Nina Hagen: NunsexMonkrock
Dory Previn: Mythical Kings and Iguanas
Pretenders: first album
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
wondering if I will spend Saturday at home working on projects, or
get out for an adventure that typically involves "ethnic" food, an
estate sale, a thrift shop or a hike or some combination of those
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You love sex and believe in maintaining a robust sex life with your
partner. You enjoy being social and going to events with a guy you
are dating, but also, doing "just the two of us" stuff. You have a
sophisticated side and an earthy side. You are natural and
unpretentious. You've done some work on your emotional well-being
and consider yourself to be on a healing path. You are politically
left/progressive,“alternative”. You like your family
You are a gardener, scientist, health care worker, artist, or in
some other “right living” career. You return calls, email or text
within 24 hours.
You are affectionate, sweet, friendly and polite.
You are financially prudent/not in debt, or at least not too much
Who are you looking for?
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