About me: I love living and traveling overseas and have been making a life for myself in the great big world since I was in college. My goal is to have a home base in NYC and continue to see the world and do work overseas, whether in journalism or some other capacity. I am ambitious, left of center, creative, and like adventure. In my down time, I am very social and like to go out and spend time with friends as often as possible. That said, I also really value time spent hanging out by myself, whether that's a quiet night at home or spending the morning with a coffee in the community garden.
I love to cook and entertain, although the size of my Manhattan apartment makes that a challenge. As a kid, I grew up with a single parent in a blue blood Connecticut town, and I go home to visit once every couple of weeks. I went to school in DC and was a really political gay in college, which mainly manifests itself now as a deep love for Paris is Burning, RuPaul's Drag Race and thinking about queerness. My family is quite Irish and that combined with my years in the Mideast means that I spend a lot of time thinking about the legacies of the British and Ottoman empires. I really like Riot Grrrl, Arab revolutionary politics and gay high-camp performance.
If we're going to get along, you should be open-minded and flexible, have a sense of humor and be able to put things in perspective. A sense of adventure and an international outlook are extremely important. My ideal match is someone intelligent, confident, warm and kind who is mature but young at heart. A sense of humor is key, and I find upbeat guys with an easy laugh very attractive. As a good friend of mine once said: "Just be a good person, with a good brain and a good heart."