Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My name is Nate, and I'm an Ohio guy that got sick of the cold and
came to San Diego in 2007 for law school. I love this City,
particularly the outdoors. My favorite places include Ocean Beach,
Balboa Park, and Anza Borrego. Although I can be a very analytical
person, I have been told that I am funny, and I have a significant
sarcastic streak. I don't believe in religion, but I have what some
people might call a spiritual side about nature.
In addition to law (more about that below), I enjoy learning and
reading about the sciences--including a love of science
fiction--politics, and a lot of other things! Proud nerd since 1984
:). I'm a vegetarian and have been since 2009. I prefer living my
life around and with other people, and I believe that experiences
often (though not always) are better shared with someone
My friends would describe me as funny, intelligent, sensitive, and
sweet. At heart, I'm a romantic. I crave intimacy and I'm
affectionate. I will do almost anything for my friends, family, and
loved ones. Although I am very opinionated and independent, I
deeply enjoy company. I can easily hold an intelligent conversation
and am very open about my own life and experiences. Generally
speaking, I am open minded, but I am pretty damn close to being a
socialist and essentially cannot converse with most conservatives.
So, if you watch Glenn Beck or listen to Rush and think, "That
makes sense," I imagine we won't get along too well. I might also
sort of believe that organized religion is the root of all evil...
So there's that too.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm an attorney, and I really enjoy my work. I have my own
practice, and I work primarily in business formation and advising,
civil rights law, and criminal defense. I do some other
miscellaneous stuff too. My core focus is on the marijuana industry
in California and across the nation, helping people stay out of
trouble and ultimately helping them when trouble comes knocking. I
love what I do, and it's exciting to be on the cutting edge of a
I do not work to live, but I also do not live to work. I am
somewhere in between: my work is very important to me and defines a
large part of who I am. I count myself very fortunate in a
profession the public views as full of charlatans, greed, and
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Law is really my niche. I never was a very competitive person until
I set foot in a courtroom. Then it's on.
I have the ability to break down almost anything into its basics in
order to solve a problem.
I always try to stay supportive of friends and family through their
worst, even when things suck for me.
Marathoning Netflix/Hulu on a lazy Saturday or Sunday. I also love
being outside, particularly in beautiful San Diego!
Staring contests with my cat. I generally lose, especially because
Thelma has a blue eye and a green eye. It's an unfair advantage.
RIP/best wishes (fingers crossed) to Louise, who ran away in fall
The first things people usually notice about me
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is that my hair is really curly (if it's longish), I have long
eyelashes, and I have an awesome beard. The awesomeness of the
beard is not self-promoting. I've been told this a number of times.
If you are a beard-hating woman, I'm sorry for you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Favorite Books: All Quiet on the Western Front; The Brethren; Lord
of the Rings (Whole Set); Ender's Game; Speaker for the Dead
Favorite Movies: Saving Private Ryan; The Matrix (just pretend
Keanu is a better actor than he is); Ghostbusters 1 & 2; Lord
of the Rings (again, Whole Set); Serenity; 2001: A Space Odyssey;
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Tommy Boy; and a ton of
others I can't think of right now
Favorite Music: I'm a hippie kid deep down, so I really love my
parents' music. I'm routinely found listening to the Beatles, the
Allman Brothers, and a lot of other 60s and 70s music and artists
like Paul Simon or James Taylor. I also like some of the more
modern stuff like Vampire Weekend and Silver Sun Pickups. Oooh, and
Coldplay... I love Coldplay. I can't stand most rap or
Favorite Foods: Thai, Ethiopian (seriously, holy crap), Mexican,
Italian, Indian, and pretty much anything and everything
vegetarian. But I hate eggplant and olives and blue cheese so so
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Besides the obvious:
Family (we are very close)
Love and intimacy
Hope for the future
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I think a lot about what I'm doing with my life and how I can come
closer to achieving my goals, particularly making a difference in
society for the poor and disadvantaged. Yes, my heart is
I also spend a lot of time thinking about the future of the human
race. When I was a kid I wanted to be an astronaut. And part of me
still does. I studied physics and astronomy in college. I hope we
can all get to space some day and explore the stars.
I also wonder when we will all stop killing each other and stop
being so ignorant and intolerant. I know this sounds generic, but I
hope we all think about these things regularly.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hanging out with some friends, a few drinks, and good conversation.
Hopefully this involves good beer at a craft brew bar or intense
board gaming. Have you played Battlestar Galactica the board game?
If not, learning is necessary. Also, I thoroughly enjoy lounging
with Netflix or Hulu and resting my brain from an intense week of
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Hmm... not a whole lot on the tubes. But I'm a very open person
when you meet me, and I'll talk about essentially anything :).
You should message me if
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you are interested. Please initiate--I find assertive women
I am looking for a sweet, intelligent, and cute woman who has her
ambitions and cares about society and human rights--things that are
really important to me. I want someone who can challenge my views
and can teach me something new--someone who will help me become a
better person; someone sensitive who will be there for me when
things are tough. I prefer a vegetarian or vegan, but if you still
eat meat that's fine. And let's be clear: I am interested in
building a relationship, so please be emotionally available.
All seriousness aside, a great sense of humor is completely
necessary. I am a sarcastic SOB. Can you handle it?
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