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32 Portland, OR Man


I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 27–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body type
Not at all
Working on university
English, Japanese (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I'm a native Chicagoan. About 12 years ago I moved hear after living in a random assortment of cities; Las Vegas is one that comes to mind. I'm a very active person, and not as prone to going out as I used to be. If I'm not cycling, playing basketball or working out, I'm usually spending hours at a time practicing Japanese or reading.

So, I've decided to try this site again, mainly because being sober and meeting people in Portland is much more difficult when you take weekly bar socializing out of the equation. With that in mind, I don't drink, but I don't care if you do. I don't preach or proselytize. It just ain't my style.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Drumming, writing, being a spectacular conversationalist, but I need a drumset again.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My green eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Traditional country music and jazz is mostly my musical bag. I listen to some pop stuff and old school hip hop, but not as much as the other two styles. Beach House, Grimes, the Antlers, Melody's Echo Chamber and Wye Oak are my guilty contemporary pop music pleasures at the moment. I've never stopped being a die-hard Radiohead fan. You try growing up in the Midwest in the 90's and not love that band. I listen to a lot of experimental music as well, but it's sort of a random mix. Also, tons of classical music.

I've been obsessed with Swans lately, and their live performance was basically revelatory. They're an amazing rare breed of band.

Hitchcock, Bunuel, Carol Reed, the Archers, Howard Hawks, Jacques Tati, Ozu Yasujiro, John Huston, Lynch, Bunuel, Resnais, Claire Denis, Bergman, Altman, Demme, etc, you get the idea. I'm a huge Japanese cinephile. It's my specialty. One of my loftier career ambitions is to translate Japanese films into English subtitles.

Books ... I don't even know where to begin. Lately, I've been reading Steve Milhauser, Frederick Exley, and Ann Beattie. I'm loving all three of them. Yeah, that's just a conversation that we'd need to have, but I'm not a snob about it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Coffee, a gym membership, the New Yorker, a library card, sex, showers.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How happy I am with the way that I just nailed that "six things" list.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably taking a ridiculously long bike ride, weather permitting. If not, then my head is buried in a book, or I'm likely watching a Bulls game.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I still watch episodes of Daria in earnest.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you're a confident, direct person. Dating can be silly enough as it is, but the only thing that makes it more insufferable is trying to engage in conversation with a shy, passive person. Also, confidence in women is attractive, very attractive. I mean, y'all know that, right? I'm not shy, so if you are, then we probably won't connect.