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zenarcher_1983

30 F Burbank, CA

My Details

Last Online
Jul 20
Orientation
Bisexual
Ethnicity
Height
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Strictly vegetarian
Smokes
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Religion
Atheism
Sign
Scorpio
Education
Dropped out of Ph.D program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Has dogs
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
I stretch and yawn with great relish... not unlike Buster Bluth.
I love to laugh and most of the time I do it a lot. I'm really easy to open up to. I'm somewhat quiet and very introspective, but I get along with pretty much everybody.
Far too frequently, I become emotionally moved by things that are admittedly... ridiculous. Example: the sound of Dave from the Chipmunks shouting out, "My boys!!!". Always in that labored, plaintive voice. Ugh it just kills me. He's so vulnerable... so out of his damn mind.
What I’m doing with my life
After getting 3 years into a doctoral program in neuroscience while living in Chicago, I decided I didn't like where I was headed. I moved back to L.A. (something I never thought I'd do) in July 2011, and have been working at a small post-production facility while working toward getting my teaching credential in math. I'm focused on doing good today, because I'm not promised tomorrow.
I’m really good at
Listening, playing fair, getting a read on people, biting my tongue (figuratively), all shows of affection, grocery shopping, cooking (but I can be sous chef too) and making things work in a tiny kitchen, shuffling cards, feigning a highly competitive nature, movie trivia, taking care of a sick person, getting lost

But as I say, I'm big on fair play, obligating me to lay bare what I'm really pretty bad at: making decisions, delaying gratification, returning phone calls, being led (on the dance floor), city biking, broaching a tough topic, chess, shopping for clothes, recalling the plot lines of novels
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know, but the first thing people usually comment on is my skin (I'll make a nice carcass). That, or I have also heard from many people that when they first met me they thought I was going to be a bitch (What can I say? When I'm in repose, that's how I look)... I wrote this a few years ago, and apparently this is an actual thing now, resting bitch face, and boy do I have it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Musically, my favorite flavors are jazz fusion and progressive rock. Favorites include Todd Rundgren, Genesis, Yes, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Prince.

Some movies I've watched a ridiculous number of times so that they have become a part of me: The Jerk, Rear Window, Shakes the Clown, This Is Spinal Tap, Young Frankenstein, Stop Making Sense, All That Jazz, Rope, A Clockwork Orange

Some fiction favorites: Nabokov, Cheever, Waugh, Roth, McCullers, Didion, Franzen, Murakami, Kesey... For non-fiction I tend to gravitate toward pop-neuroscience and philosophy of mind, and I love me some sordid memoirs.

"TV": Deadwood is the all-time favorite, followed closely by Beavis & Butthead, Six Feet Under, Breaking Bad, MST3K, Twilight Zone
The six things I could never do without
Vivid dreams
Mutual understanding
Old friends who know me from my roots
Positive reinforcement
Something to listen to while I work
Hope
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My very first crush was on Adam West. Jury is still out on what that might say about my taste in men as an adult.
I’m looking for
  • Everybody
  • Ages 25–45
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
I'm here ultimately to find someone to join forces with in a long term kind of way, and yes so far the joke's on me. But regardless, if you're already partnered up or monogamy isn't your thing at all then I'm not interested right now.
I don't put much stock in the % match business. That is to say if I've learned anything from the small amount of dating I've done through this site, it's that I'm more attracted to people who aren't quite so.... me-like. I think I should be with someone a little less... cynical?... dark? Alright, now we're judging me so I'll just say I greatly prefer the label Enneagram 4 over emo or goth chick. (I'm too much other good stuff to be either of those things, if you couldn't already tell).
Please don't be offended if I don't respond. I'm trying to be very discerning this time around. But hey, perhaps you didn't put much effort into that first message. If I'm missing out, write me again. It's worked before.
Please, my sweet and sometimes stern best friend lover, romance me away from online dating for good.