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33 Manassas, VA Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 25–38
  • Near me
  • For new friends, short-term dating, casual sex

My Details

Last Online
Today – 4:12pm
6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from Ph.D program
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Latin (Poorly), Other (Okay), Spanish (Okay)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've been meaning to rewrite this whole thing for a little while now, so here goes!

I've had so many jobs recently that I'm not sure what box to put myself in, except to say that I'm an historian, a writer, a storyteller, and far-too-occasionally, a pretty good dancer.

Though I'm American, in my adult life I've spent more time outside the USA than in it (7 years in the UK, and just returned from a year in Spain). That's given me a unnatural love for tea and sarcasm, good food and sweet wines.

At the moment, I can honestly say I don't know where life is going to take me; being a young academic can be pretty brutal. So at the moment I'm looking for someone to spend some time and enjoy life with, but I unfortunately can't promise anything about settling down long term.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I write for a pretty popular web-magazine, I'm trying to get my book published, and doing consulting for the Smithsonian.

When I'm not being productive, I love going out for great food (or staying in and making it), with occasional bouts of swing dancing, photography and freebasing Netflix.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I do interviews for work, so that's taught me to be a pretty good listener. I also love to sing and dance (I was an actor professionally about a decade ago now but gave it up because, ya know, I like not living on the street), but don't get to do it that often anymore. And I like to think about interesting ideas. I know; I'm a total nerd, right?

PS- I can use a semicolon correctly. So if you're into that...
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've never known what to put here! I'm quite tall and broad-shouldered, so I'm a bit tough to miss.

Actually, perhaps I should be asking you-- what did you notice?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I'm currently flying through more of Vonnegut's books, which I love. I enjoy Neil Gaiman's sort of magical realism-- especially American Gods. I used to be a big Tolkien fan but have kind of moved on, and I like reading interesting travel narratives.

Movies & TV: NOT a fan of horror or cringe-comedies, but most other stuff is fair game. I'm currently working through Parks and Recreation, have a burning love of the BBC's Sherlock, and, like everyone (it seems), I dig a good bit of Game of Thrones now and again. Historical films and TV shows are part of my work, so I have kind of a love-hate relationship there. And I don't think I've missed any of the recent Marvel films as well.

Music: I'm totally in love with Rachel Price's voice from Lake Street Dive, as well as Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers. Queen for the car, Rocky Horror to sing along to, and Michael Jackson for dancing.

Food: I'm a total foodie (if that's not passe to say these days), and particularly love sushi. I've also recently rediscovered good barbecue (I was recently hired to write the history of American Barbecue -- very hungry work), and I'm glad to be back in the US because I'll be able to get Korean again.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In the past 18 months I've had to move across an ocean with nothing but what I could fit in my luggage. Three times. So that has a tendency to focus on what objects are the important ones. So really I can narrow it down to one-- which is the one thing I've always had in my carry on: my computer.

Not only do I use it to write and do research, but I have friends in three different countries now, so having a computer with Skype attached is actually even more important for me than it is for a lot of people. I also find playing computer games to be a great way to spend time with my friends abroad, so let's be sure it's got a good video card too.

I know it's not the most original answer, but it's true-- it's really the one consistent thing that I've made totally sure, in all my travels, I wouldn't lose.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the past and the present, and how they relate to one another. In fairness, I did a PhD on that (especially the medieval past) so I hope that's understandable. I also read and think a lot about politics; I'm a feminist as well, so I write and think a fair bit about gender politics. And I have a habit of thinking perhaps too much about films, especially silly action-blockbusters...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I've just returned to the USA after a long hiatus abroad, so my Friday's aren't at all typical yet! I'd love to find more things to do, and someone to do them with!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I was a ballet dancer for 12 years, and still take classes when I have the time and money. I look better than you'd think in lycra as a result. ;-)
You should message me if
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you're friendly and looking to meet someone new, to try out a new activity or a new cuisine.

That said, at the moment I'm in a bit of a transition; I'm new in town and just trying to find my feet. For the moment, I'm happy to enjoy life and make new friends with people wanting to do the same without expectations.