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35 Philadelphia, PA Man


I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 24–39
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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Last online
Today – 5:52pm
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body type
Graduated from Ph.D program
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I am at various times a critic, a cook, a formidable Scrabble opponent, a dance partner, a less than formidable tennis opponent, a tourist, a teacher, a big brother, a writer, a goofball, a pedestrian, a makes-up-in-enthusiasm-what-he-lacks-in-talent singer, a Phillies fan, and an avid conversationalist.
What I’m doing with my life
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Former mathy-sciencey kid from the midwest turned liberal arts graduate (Swarthmore) in art history turned musicology professor.

If all else fails, Plan B is to open an all-male bakery called Pastriarchy.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I won Punderdome ("NYC's most puntastic pun competition") on my first try. I'm finding that this is not a marketable skill, but I was recognized twice while walking around Brooklyn.

Also good at cooking, Scrabble, the Sunday NYT crossword, and keeping a positive attitude.

I aim to be better at baking bread, editing my own work, and making playlists.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My location, unless I'm sneaking up on them or they are looking at their phone while walking.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Chabon), Never Let Me Go (Ishiguro), Freedom (Franzen), The Art of Fielding (Harbach), Atonement (McEwan), The Poisonwood Bible (Kingsolver)

Movies: Annie Hall, Another Year, Bringing Up Baby, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Dr. Strangelove, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Grand Illusion, Her, Nashville, Ratatouille, Sherlock Jr., Singin in the Rain; The Social Network, Stories We Tell, Talk to Her, There Will Be Blood, Tree of Life, Tokyo Story, Touch of Evil, Vertigo

TV shows: Seasons 4-7 of the Simpsons; Arrested Development, Sports Night, West Wing, Flight of the Conchords, Friday Night Lights, 30 Rock, Veep, Please Like Me

Music: Charles Ives, John Adams, Benjamin Britten, Carl Nielsen, David Lang, Gustav Mahler, Franz Schubert, The Head and the Heart, Vampire Weekend, Sufjan Stevens, Nickel Creek, Of Montreal, Shovels and Rope, Josh Ritter, Stephen Sondheim, Bock and Harnick, Ella Fitzgerald

Podcasts: This American Life, Serial, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Lexicon Valley

Food: fruit pie with ice cream, guacamole, sweet potato fries, sourdough bread, dark chocolate, barbecue, cheese, ginger, mango
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
(1) Deceptive cadences
(2) The Criterion Collection
(3) Maps
(4) The New Yorker and the Sunday NYTimes Crossword over late breakfast
(5) Overhearing conversations in museums
(6) Thunderstorms
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Classical music today
Standardized testing and education policy
The aesthetics of documentaries
The evolution of language
And usually whatever article in The New Yorker or The Atlantic everyone's reading
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
keeping myself entertained. This could be board games, a movie, an orchestra concert, cooking dinner with good friends, reading, contra dancing, baking a pie and eating it while watching old episodes of The Simpsons. You're welcome to join in.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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On multiple occasions, I have dreamt about cryptic crossword clues, and then spent all day in frustration that I can't solve them.

I find it maddening that the streets in downtown Chicago named after presidents are almost but not entirely in order.
You should message me if
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you feel like we'd have something to say to one another that will stick. Ultimately, I'm looking for a relationship where we challenge, inspire, amuse, balance, care for, and grow with one another. But for now, let's start with a conversation.