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37 Washington, DC Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 25–45
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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Last online
Today – 9:36am
5′ 4″ (1.63m)
Body type
Strictly vegetarian
Not at all
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from masters program
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
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DC-native (yes, I actually grew up here - there are a lot of us), mid 30s but usually mistaken for mid 20s. Former bike courier and mechanic, I moved back to home last year after getting a Master of Social Work degree and am trying to figure out if DC will work for me (for the umpteenth time) as an adult.

It's a very different city compared to the place I grew up and I'm not a fan of a lot of the changes. Still adjusting to being back and all my friends being grown up, professional. paired off, engaged, and such.

I'm a strange mix - intense about certain things (politics, music, bike racing), more relaxed about others (life planning). Pissed off about the state of the world and usually on the glass half-empty side but hopeful that we can turn this ship around. Or that we at least have to try.

I'm easing my way back into dating after being out of the loop for a while - looking to meet some interesting people who aren't tied into the scenes I've been around for a lot years in this city but who share similar music/political interests.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
To be honest (I'm a crap liar), trying my damnedest to get my shit together and figure out next steps. I know that admitting that you're not really where you want to be in life at 37 years old is a dating kiss of death but pretending to be someone I'm not is fucking tiring.

Currently, working for Capital Bikeshare and am looking for long term employment in the bike/pedestrian/transportation advocacy world. I've never been very good at getting these sorts of jobs, though hopefully a grad degree will help.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Not sure I'm really good at a whole lot - I'm decent at fixing bikes and overthinking just about everything.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'd like to say quick wit and stunning good looks, but probably that I'm short, talk a lot/too fast, and have tattoos.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music: Probably more important to me than anything else. 80s/90s punk and hardcore. 90s indie rock (think Superchunk). Classic/Outlaw country (Cash, Loretta, Tammy, Merle, Waylon, Willie). No Depression/Alt-country (like Uncle Tupelo, hence the depressing screen name). Metal of all types (Maiden to At the Gates to Torche). Recently, I've been listening to Joyride!, Cancers, Ex-Hex, Bikini Kill, Beach Slang, Sturgill Simpson, The Lemonheads, Banner Pilot, War on Women, Red Dons, Charles Bradley, Fugazi (First Demo!), and lots of melodic Swedish death metal.

If you like punk/hardcore, listen to this demo by GLOSS from Olympia, WA and be prepared to be blown away:

If you like everything between Townes Van Zandt and A Tribe Called Quest, Dillinger 4 and Disfear, and Emmylou Harris and Explosions in the Sky, we will probably get along musically.

Books: A lot of non-fiction related to social welfare/capitalism/race/transportation/end of the world-type scenarios (Mike Davis! Rebecca Solinit!), anything by George Pelecanos, random books about soccer and cycling. In the middle of Girls to the Front by Sara Marcus cause my knowledge of Riot Grrl history is seriously lacking.

I read the newspaper most days and listen to Democracy Now and sometimes NPR.

Food: Vegetarian since I was 16, not all that picky of an eater. No olives though. Yes, I know I'm missing out.

Prefer veg comfort food, Asian (South /Southeast), Middle Eastern/Mediterranean, Burritos (as big or bigger than my head), breakfast-for-dinner/diners, and Ethiopian.

Movies: The Warriors is my favorite movie of all time. Shows how much I like bad movies. So I Married An Axe-Murderer is also up there.

TV: The Wire is a favorite, not much of a tv person though. Jock warning: I'm a soccer and hockey fan and do watch games sometimes. Have been known to enjoy Arrested Development and Game of Thrones as well.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Cyclocross bike
Road bike
Commuter bike
Mountain bike
My cat
DC United tickets
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Permanent employment, if I will be in DC in 6 months, where I'm riding after work or over the weekend, and labor management relations (just formed a union at Bikeshare and have spent much of the last 5 months dealing with unionizing and its effects).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Decompressing at home, hanging with friends, or at a show or bar. No set routine - just as happy going out or staying in if I'm riding in the AM or have lots of stuff to do.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I drink way too much Diet Dr Pepper and other diet sodas. And I really like Ryan Adams' Heartbreaker album.
You should message me if
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You're into (or could possibly be into) short, chatty, tattooed, nose-ringed guys with lefty/radical politics and are ok going on a date with a non-drinker and vegetarian.

You are not attached to traditional hetero dating gender roles - you likely make more money than I do and are probably as tall or taller than me. I have a cat too.

Want to go to a DC United game? I have season tickets (on the "loud" side) and am always looking for folks to go to games with.

Feminists, punks, and fellow non-animal eaters encouraged. Cyclists of all times types too.