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Looking to meet an awesome guy within Dating Range.
I'm a passionate pianist and proud teacher who enjoys novel and meaningful experiences. I welcome new quality friendships and promising dates ☺ Animals makes me happy. I tend to be forthright & have strong convictions, while also relishing a good conversation or intelligent debate. I Strive to have a profound impact in the world
INTERESTS: Animals (Avid Puppy-Petter), Evoking a Smile, Physical Activities, Discovery, Foreign Cultures, Morality and Ethical Philosophy, Musical Improvisation, Composing Music, Creative collaboration, Spontaneity, Theater Improvisation Workshops (tried it a couple times, would like to again), Immersive Theater (mind blowing experience), Understanding Others' Unique Perspectives, Friendships, Discovering Beauty in Unexpected Places, Laughter, Being Silly, Volunteering, Reminiscing, Cuddling, Swing Dancing,Old-School Video Games, Strategy games, TED talks, Rewarding Challenges, NPR, The Human Mind, Nonconformists, Intelligence squared debates podcast, Integrity, Science, & Improving my Self ...
"What's brown and sticky?
wait for it ...
Building my repertoire with some of those pieces I've always wanted to learn, by Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninoff,
as well as some great jazz transcriptions
nostalgic & video themes :-p
Developing my teaching studio
Organizing Piano Meet-Ups
Collaborative Performance with vocalists
Searching for Mr. Right ...
teaching Facebook.com/pianolessonswithdan gives a glimpse
making witticisms, pushing myself physically and mentally, desiring to always improve, being kind-hearted to good people, giving massages, word games, thinking outside the box, finding depth and complexity in the seemingly simple
unique way of thinking
that I make them laugh
MOVIES: my favorite movies change throughout time: Disney, anything nostalgic, foreign films, gay-interest films (if well-done), intellectual films, independent films, sci fi, some anime, dramas, comedies, epic, fantasy, action dramas, tear-jerkers, intelligent scripts, romances, all kinds ...
So I love movies! :-p Here's a list for you to skim: Abyss, Aeon Flux, Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Almost Famous, Amadeus, Amelie, American Beauty, American History X, American Tail, Anna and the King, Army of Darkness, The Associate, Avatar Imax 3D, Avengers, Awakenings, Azumi, Back to the Future trilogy, Batteries Not Included, Beauty and the Beast, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Beetlejuice, Billy Madison, Bird on a Wire, Blind Side, Blood Diamond, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Chaplin, Charlotte's Web, Cheesy Lifetime Movies, Chocolat, Cinderella, Cirque du Freak, City of Lost Children, Clue, Cloud Atlas, Coming to America, Congo, The Cure, D.A.R.Y.L., Dancer in the Dark, Dark City, Death Becomes Her, Death to Smoochy, Demolition Man, Devil's Advocate, Dogma, Dragonheart, Dumbo, Edward Scissorhands, Enchanted, Enemy of the State, ET, Fern Gully, Fifty First Dates, Fight Club, Finding Nemo, Flight of the Navigator, The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), Frequency, Frighteners, The Game, Gattaca, Ghost, Ghost Town, Grave of the Fireflies, Food of Love (2002), Green Mile, Groundhog Day, Happy Gilmore, The Golden Compass (for its visuals), Harry and the Hendersons, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Heart and Souls, Hellboy 2, Highlander movies, Homeward Bound, Hook, Hotel New Hampshire, How Green was my Valley, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, How to Succeed in Business, Incredibles, Independence Day, Interview with a Vampire, Invention of Lying, Iron Man, Jacob Two-two, James and the Giant Peach, Jerry Mcguire, Johnny Mnemonic, Jungle Book, Juno, Karate Kid (Original), Karate Kid (2010), Kill Bill, Kinsey, L.I.E., Lady and the Tramp, Lagaan, League of their Own, Legend, Life As A House, Life is Beautiful, Life of Pi, Lilo and Stitch, Little Mermaid, Long Kiss Goodnight, Lucky Number Sleven, Madagascar 3, Man on the Moon, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mary Poppins, The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, Matrix, Memento, Metropolis (animated), The Mighty, Milo and Otis, Mona Lisa Smile, Mrs. Doubtfire, Mulan, Must Love Dogs, Never Ending Story, Nightmare before Christmas, Nutty Professor, Odd Sock, One Fine Day, 101 Dalmations (cartoon), Oscar, Overboard, Pay it Forward, Pete's Dragon, Peter Pan w' Mary Martin, Pinocchio, Point of No Return, Power of one, Princess Mononoke, The professional, Proof, Radio Flyer, Raise the Red Lantern, Red Balloon, Rendition, The Rescuers Down Under, Robin Hood Men in Tights, Robocop series, 7 years in Tibet, The Shadow, Shawshank Redemption, Schindler's List, Shattered, Shoalin Soccer, Short Circuit, Shreks, Simpsons Movie, Sin City, Sister Act, Sleeping Beauty, Slumdog Millionaire, Soldier's Girl, The Sound of Music, The Specials, Spirited Away, Star Trek TNG movies, Stardust, Superman series, Surrogates, Sweeney Todd (old and new), The Sword in the Stone, Tank Girl, Terminator 2, Time Bandits, Titus, Total Recall, Toy Story 3, True Lies, Twelve Monkeys, The 24th Day, Up, The Ultimate Gift, Village of the Damned, Volcano High (subtitled), Wall-E, Watchmen, Weird Science, What Dreams May Come, What about Bob?, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Wizard, Wizard of Oz, Woody Allen films, X-Mens, many foreign films I forgot the names to * I like leaving a good movie with more than I came in with
TV: Nowadays, I'm rarely watching any original broadcasts, but will find stuff online / Netflix with a friend or during free time / sleepless nights:
Currently or happy to catch up on: American Horror Story (only certain seasons),
ANIMAL shows, Blacklist, Black Mirror, Game of Thrones, Gotham, Jessica Jones, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. & Agent Carter, novelty shows, science shows, jaw-dropping talent-show clips, Simpsons, Fun Talk Shows (Clips online, like Ellen, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel), Stranger Things, TED Talks
Back in the day:
Anime (just some, high quality, like Rurouni Kenshin & Ranma 1/2), Bewitched, Breaking Bad, Colbert Report, Comedies (intelligent), CSI and the like, Daily Show, Dexter, Dharma and Greg, Drawn Together, Friends, Gargoyles, I Dream of Jeanie, Revenge, Sci-Fi shows, shows nostalgic of childhood (early 90's shows), South Park, Star Trek TNG, Touch, X-Men (Marvel original)
Food: Thai, Indian, Mexican, Passover & Hannukah food, Chinese, Habachi Grill Japanese, Italian, desserts, American (from IHOP, to Cheesecake Factory, to Pizza places, to Diners), My friend Maggie's empanadas, anything w' boneless Chicken Breast
Taking a tour around the country's sperm banks and 19 years later, having an unplanned multiethnic family reunion :-p
philosophy - ethical, existential, metaphysical ...
profound life-changing steps and destinations
the elusive meanings of life
(I can swing dance though)
Gotta confess I don't know the lyrics to a single song, as I tend to hear the aesthetic quality of a voice and the words as one instrument ... Weird, right?
I take on too many large projects
I'm an idealist
I'm looking for someone within an hour of Centereach, NY - (Long Island) - no further than NYC, unless in close proximity to it and willing to travel as well.
I'd love to meet an exceptional guy to gradually develop a special bond - one built upon mutual attraction, admiration, and appreciation.
~ Challenging & inspiring one another ~ Laughing & cuddling ~ Sharing our life experiences and values
~ Enhanced by profound emotional chemistry, sensuality, friendship, and eventually, discovering that where he is, home is.
I'm also open to platonic local connections with fine musicians, running buddies, and activity partners.
Disclaimer: If I haven't responded, I'm genuinely sorry :-/ I've fallen massively behind on here. Please send me another message, and if we connect, the first drink is on me!
Out of respect, I'd like to try to respond to local people who have taken the time to convey something thoughtful in a message / profile, regardless of whether I think we'd click.
Let's be courteous, but respectful if there's no interest.
And any of the following would be great! You're:
~ passionate about something you love
~ intelligent and or wise
~ into novel experiences and adventures
~ interested in making a difference
~ into engaging conversations
Any combo of these would be an added bonus, if you're:
~ involved in issues you care about
~ talented and skilled at something you enjoy
~ a skilled musician
~ eccentric and unique & embrace your individuality
~ into nature
For platonic friendships I have no particular preference regarding age, race, weight & gender - It's all about who you are as a person :)
IF YOU'RE POTENTIALLY ROMANTICALLY INTERESTED, it'd be cool if you('re):
~ interested in developing a friendship before getting physically involved - not required but ideal
~ a non-smoker (not a game-changer, but ideal)
~ somewhat around my age [this and the next 2 characteristics strongly influence physical chemistry for me]
~ lean, muscular, athletic, somewhat-athletic, or somewhere in that vicinity
~ someone whose mannerisms don't conform to a Hollywood gay stereotype
if you ...
~ enjoy cafes, parks, natural settings, and good company, over a crowded bar
~ express yourself well
~ care about people
~ value honesty
~ open to just about any conversation
Ultimately, it's all about the connection.
Not looking for an 'insta-boyfriend'. I'm eager to meet, get to know, forge a powerful relationship with, and grow to love an amazing guy.
Message me here, or let's skype :)