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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 26–43
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 8:54pm
5' 10" (1.78m)
Body Type
Christianity and laughing about it
Post grad
Might want kids
English (Fluently), Spanish (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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***Please Read this first***
I think we all know that these online dating profiles are basically gratuitous self advertisements for how awesome we all are. They kind of have to be - we are trying to quickly convince someone that we are at least worth going out on a date with. But it seems that the real trick (or rub) with these things is convincing a potential match that we are at least "dateable" without coming off like 1) a narcissistic asshole, 2) a cheesy douchebag, 3) a poser, or 4) some awful combo of the above three.

So, if you choose to read my profile, please note that I am not comfortable with tooting my horn. But we all have to to some degree. It just is wgat it is. That said, everything I have written below is accurate and true.

"She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together."
—J. D. Salinger, "A Girl I Knew"

In April of 2015, I talked my boss into letting me work remotely, so now I no longer have to go into "the office" on a daily basis. As an avid traveler, the awesomeness of this development cannot be overstated. So, I am now location independent, splitting my time between the Seattle area and exploring the world.

***Update*** I just got back to Seattle at the end of Sept after spending the majority of my summer in Europe and California. It was awesome, but I'm looking forward to reconnecting with my friends, family and city.

Me in a nutshell: I cherish friendship, family and adding value to the lives of those I touch. I have experienced enough life to be jaded by it, but I’m not. I trust that you are not either. I am well traveled (40 countries), served as a Marine Corps officer, fought in a war, taught English in a favela in Rio de Janeiro, worked as a newspaper reporter, well educated, worked as a lawyer, lived in six states, ran with the bulls in Pamplona and have seen a perfect sunset in Indonesia. I also enjoy hiking, working out, campfires, Netflix, drinking wine and laughing my ass off.

I'm looking for someone rad. I am attracted to women who are intelligent, curious, worldly, self-aware and empathetic. Most importantly, I treasure those who dream big and focus more on life’s opportunities than its potential pitfalls. Also, being able to laugh at yourself and life's absurdities is a big, big plus...
What I’m doing with my life
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I work in investment banking. Specifically, as an M&A advisor, I broker the sale of medium-sized privately held businesses. Its a lot of spreadsheets and virtual handholding...

And what dating profile would be complete without an unforced gratuitous humblebrag? ;) I'm grateful to be the first person in my family to go to college. With financial help from the Veterans Administration, I ended up earning a law degree, an MBA, and an LL.M in tax law from the University of Washington. Yay for me!!!

P.S. Even though I am in investment banking, Elizabeth Warren is my spirit animal. I am pissed she decided not to run for prez :( But right now, I am feeling the Bern :)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Thinking quickly on my feet and knowing what to do in an emergency (blown tire on the freeway, zombie apocalypse... etc.).
The first things people usually notice about me
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Follicly challenged...
Great ass...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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TV: Breaking Bad, House of Cards, John Oliver, Bill Maher, Game of Thrones, BSG, Rome, and The Walking Dead.

Movies: The Big Lebowski, Office Space, Dazed and Confused, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Casablanca, Dogma, and pretty much anything by the Cohen Brothers.

Music: Springsteen, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rolling Stones, CCR, Bob Seger, Leonard Cohen...

Books: I try not to be a dumbass - therefore I read;) Republic Lost by Lawrence Lessig, Blue Ocean Strategy, and The Startup Owners Manual by Steve Blank. Some of my all time favorite authors are John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Robert Heinlein, Harper Lee (you only need one great book to be great), and Hemingway (absolutely love his writing).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The perfection of this sentance...
"Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living."
—Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Weighing the pros and cons of the "chicken bus." I backpacked around South America for five months (7,000 miles, all by bus). Its super cheap and a great way to see the beauty and reality of the place you are at, but its hard on the ass, joints and eardrums...
You should message me if
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If something I said resonated with you or piqued your curiosity. Who knows, we may click. Nothing ventured, nothing gained...