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32 Washington, DC Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 25–38
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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6′ 2″ (1.88m)
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Graduated from masters program
Science / Engineering
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Likes dogs
English, French (Poorly), C++, LISP

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My self-summary
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I'm the happy single liberal atheist that they always seem to miss in the psychology studies. By all accounts, I should be utterly miserable.

Driving from Boston to Kennebunkport, I opted to take the much longer coastal route to take in the views. I really had to pee after a while, but there was nothing around but vacation homes and the shore. So I changed into my trunks, put a quarter in the one of the meters that line the beach, and walked into the ocean. But then I was unwilling to waste what remained of a perfectly good quarter, so I ran out the rest of my time body-surfing. This then prompted me to schedule my first-ever surf lessons for my return trip the next day, which I highly recommend if you get the chance.

I got struck by a car (or rather, embedded in its windshield) once on an after-work run, then claimed responsibility for the accident. A friend in traffic law later joked that "you have to be a pretty smooth talker to get hit by a car and be cited for it", but I wasn't going to send a less fortunate man to jail when I had crossed against the signal. I initially offered to buy him a new windshield as well, but decided that there should probably be some consequence for speeding and not paying attention in a pedestrian area.

I think Wikipedia is a trap for curious people. Each fascinating article (portaledges are wack, yo) has links to dozens of other fascinating articles, and so on; and before I know it, I have to go to work in a few hours. (No, this isn't how it happened.)

I grew up in the area, which seems to make me somewhat exotic here.
What I’m doing with my life
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Viewing picture after picture of OkCupid women posing in front of Machu Picchu and running half-marathons.

Having made myself obsolete (as every good engineer should strive to do) as Lead Engineer of my last project, I'm getting my hands back on the keyboard as a software developer. But because my team seems to view me as something of a SME-in-everything, I still end up doing a lot of things other than coding. They give me interesting problems to solve, though, so I'm happy.

Working on my dancing skills—I'm a regular at the DC square dance. You can stalk me there if you like, but expect to get pulled onto the dance floor and spun in circles!

Improving the condo I just purchased in Mt. Vernon Square. I'm excited to be living in the middle of it all!
I’m really good at
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Being a steadying, reassuring presence amid life's chaos and uncertainty. Figuring out what makes people tick. Inventing games with playful smart people. Questioning those who claim to have all the answers.

Building. I grew up helping my parents renovate houses, and recently finished my own. I've designed and built a maple cabinet to support a 55 gallon aquarium, a 6' x 4' picture frame for a map, and a hoist to help me store a big miter saw in my cramped utility closet; among other things. I'm gradually assembling an urban workshop in my loft.

Singing. I'm a classically-trained singer (think opera), and getting a music minor turned out to be one of the most rewarding decisions I've ever made. I can karaoke anything except Louis Armstrong, but I refuse to sing Journey as a matter of principle.

Hacking (in the constructive sense). As a broke college student, I modified my CPU and motherboard and constructed a custom airflow system in order to get a quieter PC without sacrificing performance. I've turned my disused Android smartphone into a low-power, general-purpose server running Debian Linux. I'm re-imagining the interfaces to some popular websites using headless browsers and Elasticsearch.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Height. Intellect. That I resemble my mother/father/brother to a certain extent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Stephen Covey, Lao Tzu, David D. Burns, Neal Stephenson, Nelson DeMille, Jared Diamond, Ray Bradbury.

Gone With the Wind, The Fifth Element, Pulp Fiction, The Princess Bride, Cast Away, I Heart Huckabees.

I don't watch TV alone, but a friend turned me on to Firefly and Arrested Development, which were great. I meant to watch the new Cosmos, but I always happened to be engaged in some project or another when it was on, and forgot to tune in.

I have hundreds of favorite artists/bands/composers in genres like alternative, classic rock, classical, jazz, blues and bluegrass. A few mainstays include the Talking Heads, the Beatles, R.E.M., Antonín Dvořák, Led Zeppelin, Glenn Miller, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Elvis Presley, Steely Dan, the Who, Ludwig van Beethoven, David Bowie.

I rarely meet a dish I don't like, and actively exploring the huge variety of cuisines within a short walk from my house. I'll guess have some of yours too, if you're going to let it go to waste...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
• A sense of humor.
• Loyal, honest friends who keep me grounded even as they adore me.
• Wise, supportive parents and mentors.
• Wikipedia.
• Engineering problems.
• Second chances. Life always offers them and I benefit greatly from experience.
• My awesome counting skillz.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Whether I'll ever find a picture of a woman running a half-marathon past Machu Picchu.

The art of living. I believe in karma in the probabilistic sense: wise people tend to attract better circumstances and unwise people tend to attract worse circumstances, but you often can't observe a direct causal relationship. We are surrounded by the world we create around ourselves.

Of course, growing up in a stable, middle-class American family helps, too.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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On September 23, 2013, I caught myself dancing to my own beatbox. I truly am a one-man party. Sometimes I party with others, too.

I tend to view the first date from a dating site more as a 0th date, akin to encountering an attractive stranger. I'm meeting another person for the very first time and seeing whether there's basic potential, prior to setting up the 'real' first date, where we'll (ideally) start to feel more of a connection. You will likely feel frustrated if you expect things to develop more quickly than this; but to me, contentment means that I'm not impatient for my circumstances to change.
You should message me if
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• You put honor before all else, and treat others with respect as a rule.
• You're warm and outgoing.
• You are awesome at communication.
• You're more interested in the journey than the destination.
• You take care of yourself physically, intellectually and psychologically.
• You make a habit of recognizing and seizing opportunities.
• I was going to add that "you like to read"; but if you made it this far, I suppose that's a given.

I'm a feminist, and admire women who show initiative. It's not required, but it is the best way to get my attention.

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