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31 Washington, DC Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 24–34
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body Type
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from Ph.D program
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Likes dogs
English, French (Fluently), Spanish (Okay), Russian (Okay)

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My self-summary
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I'm an Austinite living in Washington, DC, working in U.S. foreign policy, international relations, and global governance. I may first come off as tall, dark, and serious, but when you start a conversation with me, my eyes light up and I quickly turn irrepressibly chatty, cheeky, and probably a little cheesy.

I've moved around often these past five years (Austin, The Hague, DC, Paris, Vienna, Bay Area). I'm ready to slow down, have fun, sink roots, and explore.

I love to read, write, walk, hike, talk, listen, eat, swim, play with dogs, drink coffee, shoot pool, and see live music (that certainly runs the gamut doesn't it?). Though sometimes I prefer to stay in and binge on great dramas, provocative documentaries, tenderhearted indie flicks, or curl up with a volume--new, or preferably old.

Ideas, history, storytelling, political equity, legal rights, social justice, global threats, world peace and stumbling upon that light-dappled crossroad between literature and life get me up in the morning. I've always fancied myself brethren to Jason Segel's character in SLC Punk (kudos if you know what I'm talking about). I'm also deadly serious about the evolution of folk and Americana; the right cocktail; beaches, mountains, and valleys; the perfect sentence; coffee and breakfast tacos; and getting far, far away.

And, yes, I really am 6'3"; so, stand up straight.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm an academic at a university and a nuclear security and law fellow at a DC-area think tank who studies the history of nuclear weapons, the dynamics of strategic stability, and the world's efforts to manage both. I've started to expand my interests into the surprisingly promising history of global environmental diplomacy and the many legacies of immigration, race, and gender for American social policy. I also write periodically for various papers and journals.

My dream jobs are presidential speechwriter, Regius Professor of History, or the reincarnation of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
My strengths are writing, analysis, reasoning, and teaching. I'm a diamond conversationalist. I live to explain things in ways that a tenured professor or an elementary student can grasp and seize upon equally.

I make righteous shrimp tacos, Moscow Mules, and Old Fashioneds, but I'm hopelessly lost in a wine store despite having lived in Paris more than once. I'm now also learning that I'm really bad at yoga!
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm tall and broad-shouldered with a deep voice--I once had an adorable, elderly gay professor of mine tell me that my voice was mellifluous, which is to date the best pickup line I've ever heard.

I've since learned that mellifluous derives from the Latin word for honey.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'm going to try and keep this short:

Books: Time's Arrow, Swamplandia!, The Master and Margarita, Darkness at Noon, Atonement, A Confederacy of Dunces, Catch-22, Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Cloud Atlas, and bookshelves of non-fiction

Movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove, High Fidelity, Deerhunter, Children of Men, Best in Show, Midnight in Paris

TV: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Girls, Newsroom, and Mad Men.

Music: Radiohead, Other Lives, Jenny Lewis, Real Estate, My Morning Jacket, Van Morrison, Ray LaMontagne, Rufus Wainwright, Neko Case, Classic Rock, Ryan Adams, Savages, Grizzly Bear, Tame Impala, Aphex Twin Pandora station while I write, and of course much more. I tend to get fixated on one album and listen to it until I can't stand it anymore (e.g. Beck's new offering, "Morning Phase")

Food: BBQ (sorry cows), Mexican, Chinese, and really good fish of any cuisine
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
my library of books & my kindle
live music
lakes, rivers, oceans, and swimming pools
my hiking boots
my family
sunday morning french press
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Nuclear war! Seriously, that's without a doubt my defining weird characteristic, but also my job. I travel around the world digging up musty old de-classified documents in a quest to patch together how we ended up with the big, crazy, semi-stable world in which we now live.

Also: domestic and international politics; U.S., international, and global history; war and peace; international economics and finance; environmental diplomacy; contemporary non-fiction and fiction; traveling and languages; college football (this should be higher); music (thank you Pitchfork) and especially live music; anything theatrical; and that future house with lots of wood on a river or lake nestled in a skyline of snow-capped peaks, and two big slobbery dogs: one a Labrador retriever and the other a Bernese mountain dog.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either grabbing dinner and drinks somewhere I can talk and listen, or resting up at home in anticipation of a run, hike, bike, whatever, the next day.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I once won a 5k by inadvertently cutting the course short.
You should message me if
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You'd like to chat, grab coffee, dinner, or, best yet, see some music or go for a hike.

You're beautiful inside and out, look great in a dress but better in shorts, a tank top, and hiking boots. You like conversations for conversations' sake and people just the same way.