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38 M Austin, TX

My Details

Last Online
Today – 8:01pm
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Mostly vegetarian
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from Ph.D program
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Okay), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
So I think it was Winston Churchill who said that internet profiles are pure folly--I forget the exact quote--but imma give it a shot anyway. I think my friends would say that I'm: thoughtful, independent, curious, loyal, & ambitious. Integrity is important to me. I find enjoyment in little things. Plus I've never had a cavity. Like ever. One time I exchanged "What's up?" nods with David Bowie. That is true. Also, I told David Lynch about a weird dream I had--this is also true--whereupon he told me how he came up with the ending to Mulholland Drive.

In college, I was a White House intern, but then I put like a 10-year moratorium on talking about it because of, you know, Monica Lewinsky. Poor girl. Anyway, I've heard every joke, so shut up.

Oh: I have an irrational fear of jackalopes, which I can trace psychoanalytically to a particular semi-traumatic moment at a highway rest stop in Utah. You should probably know about that in advance.

I'm originally from the east coast, but I went to grad school on the w.c. I've moved back and forth a few times. Am kinda nerdy; into art & literature, movies, outdoorsy things, random adventures, going out, staying in, sports (esp. hockey (ice), football, tennis...). I love dogs. And I think nose rings are kinda hot--on humans, that is--although I am powerless to explain why.

I think that more or less covers it. Please form an orderly queue.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm catching my breath since reaching a milestone in my job, and focusing on the basics: my health and my friends. As you can tell from my self-summary, I'm kind of a private person. But I'll be happy to tell you more if you ask.
I’m really good at
My parallel parking skills are nigh on supernatural. I'm also good at:

-Making up fake band names
-getting people to nod in agreement about how they like bands that don't exist

And I can do, like, two card tricks.
The first things people usually notice about me
Lacking direct access to other people's subjectivities, I would have no way of knowing that, now would I?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
movies: Fargo, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, City of God, Goodfellas, The Lives of Others, Junebug, Half Nelson, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!, Teen Wolf

books: A Visit from the Good Squad, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, The Goldfinch, The Secret History, Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, The Stranger, Me Talk Pretty One Day, The Pale King, Caleb Williams, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy

tv: The Wire, Arrested Development, Six Feet Under, Carnivale, Flight of the Conchords, Twin Peaks, Taxi, Cheers, Small Wonder

music: Jane's Rehabilitation, Decimal Metaphor, The Narcoleptics, David Bowie, Junior Boys, Little Dragon, Ted Leo, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pom Pom Deficit, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Minor Threat, Black Flag, Champagne Suicide, Johnny Cash
The six things I could never do without
heroin, and five things I can sell to get more heroin
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-the Corey Haim episode of E! True Hollywood Story, in which Haim shows up for the E!:THS interview itself high and incoherent

-whether I'm standing up straight enough

-whether it's possible to drive oneself mentally insane by thinking recursively about things like the nature of one's own thought or, say, the feasibility of self-inflicted madness

--whether I'm somehow standing up TOO straight

--whether I'm truly doing my part (in a per capita sense) to keep Austin weird
On a typical Friday night I am
sorting over the pieces of my shattered psyche, or maybe watching a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
In the checkout line, I hedge against the possibility of an incompetent grocery bagger by placing my items on the conveyor belt roughly in order from sturdiest to least sturdy -- thereby reducing the chances that the delicate stuff will get crushed by the heavier stuff.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 30–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
the spirit moves you (by which I don't mean specifically the Holy Spirit per se, inasmuch as, in all honesty, if you believe in that then we're probably getting off on the wrong foot. Instead, I just mean spirit in the broad sense of, like, motivational forces operating beyond one's own comprehension. You know.)