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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 22–34
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
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Body Type
Scorpio, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Art / Music / Writing
Mostly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Rooms summarize their owners pretty well so here's mine, right now:

An old beagle's sleeping in the sun coming through my back door. The desk I'm writing on is covered in things: red dice, mail, a screwdriver, four silver dollars, and books. Two are on art, one's on poetry, and the last is a very dry, very basic intro to music theory. A stack of old sketches and notes sits next to a new set of synthetic paper samples I'm print testing. Other, older notes are pinned to a raw cork board next to post cards and a key once used by a friend to chain himself to a tree during occupy. I wasn't into occupy but I thought the key was interesting enough to keep. A huge wide format printer sits on cinder blocks. A very cheap steel guitar sits on a small steel table. There's art on the walls and throughout the house, all made by me or people I know. On a shelf there are sentimental artifacts left by friends: a gourd kalimba from Chile, a tape, a rock, and a welded steel x.

I have never really wondered about my path or felt a need to find myself. Life is mysterious but not in any frustrating way. I prefer small gatherings of friends to any loud party or crowded bar. I joke comfortably with the people I know though it doesn’t come naturally to me in new situations.

I went to architecture school at UT and loved it. I'll to go to grad school to study some form of art eventually. You might scoff but it’s really the most pragmatic thing for me. I need to be around people who are passionately learning and working on projects of their own design. Engagement is very important to me. Though I sympathize with apathy, I lose patience if it drags on for too long, both in myself and in others. I'm opinionated and have a critical mind. I like people who challenge me but are as flexible in their beliefs as I am.

One last thing- I use an electric wheelchair and always will. I'm never quite sure how to address this on a dating site because it's difficult to explain something so profoundly life-shaping and personal in just a few lines. It's an interesting opportunity actually. Only very small children ever ask why I use a chair or how I feel about it; grownups are too polite. I'll tell you so you don't have to wonder:
It's mysterious. Though I very rarely ask why, I realize I'm living a very rare life. It's a strange one but it's going well. I've done or am doing everything I've ever wanted to do. Of course, my situation is also very frustrating at times. To deny or dwell on the facts seems overly delusional.
Though I would never primarily identify as a disabled person, I think that my physical limitations have affected my personality more completely than any other experience. I feel comfortable telling people what I need and what I want. I think I'm more sympathetic than I might have been otherwise. People confide in me, especially those that don't confide in others very often. The main effect, however, will always be my attitude towards lifestyle and the roles people take on. I feel a strong affinity for people who choose uncommon ways of living. I'm attracted to artist, activist, and queer: anyone who has realized the richness of their own particularity.
What I’m doing with my life
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Basically, I make things: furniture/architecture for the money, visual art because I should, poems because they come more easily, and terrible steel guitar solos for myself because they're terrible. I quit a regular job at an architecture firm about a year ago so that I would have more time to develop my work. I've been making visual art since graduating 2010 and keep a studio. I read and think and talk.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm really good at getting people into one-on-one conversations that are far too intense for the party or bar in which we find each other. This is ok; they like it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I like anything that tries to be art, even if it fails.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
knowing people who are trying to figure things out for themselves.
time by myself even though it's extremely rare.
the rush of having a great idea even if it doesn't turn out.
appreciating the great things other people have made.
good conversation.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
what art can and should do.
what I'm reading.
the lives of my friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I spent most of last Friday figuring out how to quickly and accurately scan old books from the library, reformat the scanned images into text, and upload them to my kindle. It worked. I'm very excited.
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