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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 25-38
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex

My details

Last online
Nov 21
Middle Eastern
Relationship Type
Strictly non-monogamous
5' 3" (1.61m)
Body Type
Average build
Christianity but it’s not important
Working on Post grad
Doesn’t have kids and doesn’t want them
English, Greek, Armenian
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a tad sarcastic and sassy, borderline snarky. I'm nice, I promise. OK, a little snarky too. I crave conversations that make me think and interactions that make me smile. And I'm easily entertained, not easily impressed.

I love trying new things, especially new foods, and it's really rare that I say 'no' to something. I also love getting my hands on books or anything to expand my mind and get perspective.

Something most people wouldn't guess about me is that I like being the one pursued. I don't tend to make the first move. Part of it is that I'm attracted to semi-assertive/confident/bordering-on-cocky types and so I find the pursuit to be very sexy.

I identify as being non-monogamous. If you're not sure what that means, feel free to ask, but it's really different depending on the person. So it's mostly a let's-see-what-this-feels-like sort of thing on a case-by-case basis.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am a PhD candidate in Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago and that keeps me pretty busy. For the rest of the summer I'm teaching a couple of classes at Merrimack College in Massachusetts.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Adding movies to my Netflix queue and staying on top of my weekly Hulu rotation. Being snobby about beer. Making brownies out of a box with instructions. Hating snow (really good at this).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My facial hair?
My winning smile?

Let's meet and you can tell me what to put here.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I tend to really like social-justice-y books, like "That's Revolting: Queer Resistance to Assimiliation" and "Feminism for Real". One of my favorite books is Robert Fisk's "The Great War for Civilisation" and I love Peter Balakian's "Black Dog of Fate". My current reading list is rather geeky thanks to the whole PhD thing, but includes things like "Queering the Color Line", "Decolonizing Trans/Gender 101", and "Critical Ethnography".

My at-home movie-watching leans towards documentaries and non-mainstream movies like "The Square", "Stud Life" and "The Forgiveness of Blood". My favorite documentary is "Slingshot Hip Hop", and I enjoy "Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards". I'm obsessed with BBC America shows like "Land Girls", "Call the Midwife" and "The Code Breakers" with powerful women as the central characters. I also have a strange affinity for cooking competitions like "The Taste" and teen TV shows like "Pretty Little Liars". Currently waiting on "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" to get on Netflix so I can watch every single episode. The summer's Hulu rotation isn't quite as intense as the rest of the year, but includes "SYTYCD", "PLL", and "Masterchef".

I like most kinds of music, except for most country, and I'm not much of a metalhead. I prefer socially conscious rap and R&B to the commercial stuff, and I enjoy a good dance party. I'm an introvert so it takes a couple of drinks before I can start shaking my groove thing tho.

I love food! That's it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Human interaction. Books. Sunshine. Loved ones. Traveling. Laughter.

P.S. This turned out to be a much more touchy-feely list than I think my personality would have people believe I would come up with. Oh also... cause I'm a rebel like that, here's a 7th thing: activism.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I change my perception of circumstances I find myself in. How to survive this interesting world of academia as a queer trans* person of color without selling my soul in the process. What wellness and self-care means and looks like. Whether to keep working on this puzzle or just go to bed.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
No such thing. They depend on my mood and my friends' availabilities. Maybe a little work/reading/writing, catching up on shows, out for drinks, a movie, or a date, a walk on the beach when the weather is nice.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I cheat on the nutritional plan my trainer gives me by eating cookies and donuts and not logging it on my app. Shhh
You should message me if
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You feel like it. You enjoy going out dancing or chilling with dinner/movies/drinks. You're open minded and non-judgmental. Who am I kidding? Judgey is fine depending on the target of judgment.

You're open to meeting up and going from there. Messages on here are fine to start off, but I'm not looking for a pen-pal.