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41 • New York, NY • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 28–34
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last online
- May 20
- 6′ 2″ (1.88m)
- Body type
- Mostly anything
- Agnosticism, and laughing about it
- Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
- Working on masters program
- Rather not say
- Rather not say
- Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
- Likes dogs and likes cats
- English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay), French (Poorly)
Passports/Travel (I have two Passports Australian and US)/Austin/Europe/LA
Great food and drink
Technology and how amazing it is to that we can digitally interview thousands of people just to find "the one"...does it make us all picky unrealistic snobs?
Lately I have thought about this a lot though...
5 years ago I was walking across the Galata Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey. I ran across a very strangely dressed old Englishman selling flowers from the back of his bike at the center of the bridge. The man insisted I buy a flower and listen to some of his stories, which I obliged.
As we spoke he told me fantastical tales of riding his bike through Asia, India, Europe, and Africa for 30 years, and of all the wonderful people and crazy characters he encountered. I was totally convinced most of them were complete lies until he spoke of meeting his wife...
He said he was working on a shrimping boat in the Indian Ocean. One day a beautiful German girl hitched a ride to an island off the main island of Indonesia. She spoke almost no English and was dirty from months of travel, but he fell “instantaneously in love with her". A girl, who although he had just met and with whom he could barely communicate with, "immediately became the most interesting and amazing person he had ever met". This, from a 25 year old Londoner biking across the World and currently working on a shrimp boat off of Indonesia. He teared-up describing her... her passion and insatiable lust for life changed him “in a moment…forever”. He clearly loved her and she had obviously died recently, although he didn’t say that specifically.
He didn't say much after he spoke of her and just refelcted for a moment. So, I thought we were done and started to walk away when he threw out his parting words "Life is short, fall in love, and surround yourself with interesting amazing people. And, remember...a person with no interests is a person of no interest, don't waste your time or your life".
I really couldn't have said it better myself.
So, I clocked him over the head and made off with his bike, flowers, and anything I could get from his pockets. Haha! Kidding!
I was actually very happy I met that man. As I thought about it days, weeks, months, now years after - he gave me more than he intended to, or maybe exactly what he intended to...
Although, his stories were great I thought more about his wife and the impact she had on him.
I am not exactly sure what I am looking for from this site - my life is great and I am beyond happy...but it would be cool to find someone that 40 years later we feel compelled to tell a complete stranger all about on a bridge in the middle of nowhere.
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