Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've got a hellishly strong sense of adventure. And, I am
ambitious. I love the unknown. Life is so short. If there is a
plane that will take me to a new place, then I'll get on that
I have a big personality, but I also appreciate the opportunity to
get to know other people.
I'll never stop learning. I am fine with trying and failing. I've
learned a lot from my mistakes. And, doing so has allowed me to
I truly enjoy meeting new people. I love Philly and live right here
in center city.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working as a prosecutor in Philadelphia
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I've done it for years, and I love it. One of the reasons I love
it, though, is that there is always something to improve. I always
learn by watching others as well.
I walk around the city a lot. I learn plenty by listening to people
on the street.
I enjoy listening every bit as much as speaking. I am a passionate
person. You learn a whole lot just by using your ears.
Whether from experience, the classroom, or travel, I take every
opportunity to learn. I'm never afraid to say, "I don't know." If I
don't know, I don't fake it.
Staying in shape:
I swim and workout everyday. I love to scuba dive, sky dive, and
surf. Recently, I've gotten into jujitsu and martial arts.
Cooking (not good at it):
I am not a great cook, but I am really good at appreciating a woman
who enjoys cooking for others. And, I want to learn to cook better
than I do.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My energy level. Higher than most, or so I'm told.
Then, my eyes and my smile. After about ten seconds of speaking to
me, my intensity. So it goes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I read almost entirely non-fiction, news, and pure junk in
magazines. I've sustained a lifelong interest in WWII and events in
the Middle East and North Africa, where I have been fortunate
enough to travel several times. So, I read books on these topics
My movie tastes range from documentaries (on anything from the
weather to politics) to Woody Allen to film noir to The
Exorcist. I also really enjoy films with Clint Eastwood or
Sean Penn (as actors and directors). Old footage of Richard Prior
and George Carlin doing stand-up is great, too.
A recent favorite: Let The Right One In (Swedish). In my
opinion, it's a romance, not a horror film.
Way broader is my taste in music. I have tens of thousands of hours
of music of all types. I listen to music daily.
Recent listening: Anything by Bach; Sex Pistols; Blondie; Black
Flag; Empire (1981 release featuring members of Generation X other
than Billy Idol); Sly and the Family Stone; John Frusciante's solo
work; Misfits; Roxy Music; The Buzzcocks; Magazine; Silver Apples;
and Lightnin Hopkins; Mississippi John Hurt; Vladislav Delay; Maria
Callas; and Motorhead.
Then, there's Arvo Part; Brian Eno; The Cure; Chopin; Stax records;
The Who; Djivan Gasparyan (I Will Not Be Sad in This
World); My Morning Jacket; John Lee Hooker; Muddy Waters;
Miles Davis; Lee Morgan; Patti Smith; City & Colour; Buddy
Holly; Television; Elvis Costello; Otis Redding; and Public Image
What about Charlie Feathers; The Cramps; George Jones; Joy
Division; David Bowie: The Stone Roses; Leonard Cohen; Wire;
Suicide; AC/DC; Rush (thru the Signals record); Kraftwerk;
Neu!; The Stooges (especially Fun House); Black Sabbath;
Siouxsie and the Banshees; Gram Parsons; Freddie Hubbard; Public
Enemy; Ahmad Jamal; and Amy Winehouse?
Or, Dexter Gordon; Dolly Parton; The Replacements; Mahler's first
couple of symphonies; several soundtracks; Gang of Four; and The
Beach Boys (a crazy 1979 record called I Love You); and a
couple songs by The Pirahnas?
Or, Beethoven's symphonies (all the odd-numbered ones); Jimi
Hendrix; Echo and the Bunnymen; Aerosmith (first four records);
Merle Haggard; John Coltrane?
I'm also a huge sucker for good horns. Neutral Milk Hotel (a band I
hardly know) has a song called "The Fool" with a dirge-like pace
and killer horn section.
MoMA recently featured a great exhibit on German Expressionism
(really, Austrian and German Expressionism) with works by Otto Dix,
Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Vasily Kandinsky, Erich Heckel, Emil
Nolde, all excellent artists.
I love good food. I love spicy food, Mexican (interior and
coastal), Indian, etc. I'm trying my hand at cooking again. I'd
love to meet someone who can show me how to get around a kitchen.
I'm a sucker for good food and wine.
As with all of the above, I'm open to trying new things all the
time. I'd love to have a woman clue me in on things I might not
otherwise know in photography, art, food, music, movies, etc.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
martinis and good wine
water (drinking it, swimming in it, being immersed in it)
the company of an attractive woman
challenges (yeah, I know that's really ten things; I'm not trying
to fit myself into a prefab form anymore than I have to)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
just about everything. ask me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Many times, I'm at home relaxing but, on the other hand, I'm often
out on the town discovering new restaurants and bars.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I can tell you in person...
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Have a sense of adventure and a willingness to share or a good
music recommendation; or
Are in shape;
Love art, design, or architecture (and know a lot about them so you
can teach me);
Or, have nice eyebrows and pretty eyes.
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