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My self-summary
I abide by John Waters' advice that "If you go home with somebody, and they don't have any books, don't f*** them"

What I'm looking for in a woman seems straightforward, but never turns out to be as easy in practice as on paper. I need a woman who is intelligent, which doesn't mean, "did you go to an Ivy?" I'm just looking for a smart woman who brings something to a conversation. I also don't have a type of woman...You know when you're attracted to someone so what's the point in spelling out in a bullet-pointed list all of the physical attributes you're looking for in a woman? Finally, and I realize that this isn't exactly something that your find out over an internet matchmaking service, but I need a woman with whom I feel comfortable, especially in silence. It's just been my experience that the only truly successful relationships I've had in my life are those wherein a silence is interpreted as peaceful as opposed to awkward.
What I’m doing with my life
I recently left my hometown of Cincinnati to start a job as a policy associate with an HIV/AIDS advocacy group here in DC and also do my best to work as an activist and journalist in my off time. When I'm not working at my "adult" job, I run a blog called Virally Suppressed that examines various issues concerning social justice, politics, health care and whatever I may feel like writing about that day. As far as how my politics affect my dating preferences, let me put it this way: If you wanted a Mormon to be our 45th President, I would still consider dating you...provided that the Mormon in question was Jon Huntsman.
I’m really good at
Trivial Pursuit...I'm am an endless repository of useless information.
The first things people usually notice about me
My Buddy Holly/Peter Parker/Clark Kent glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: As far as fiction goes, anything by Salinger, Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Hornby, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Flannery O'Conner and that Shakespeare guy. However, most of my reading these days centers around foreign policy, public health, social justice, mental health/addictions and whatever random snippet of history excites me at that moment,

Movies: These are my Top 5 "movies I will always stop and watch if I randomly see it on the TV" : - The Rock, It's A Wonderful Life, Good Will Hunting, Major League, 10 Things I Hate About You

TV: If I could only watch one TV series for the rest of my life it would have to be Sports Night. I like my Aaron Sorkin with a heavy dose of levity. Also, if any woman out there wants to come over, I will be watching Orlando Rojas pitch tonight.

Music: In my fancy 6-disc CD changer in my car: Josh Ritter's The Golden Age of Radio, Who's Feeling Young Now? by The Punch Brothers, Meet The Beatles, Sing When You're Winning by Robbie Williams, Figure 8 by Elliot Smith & Music of My Mind by Stevie Wonder.
Six things I could never do without
coffee, books, coffee, my computer, coffee & human interaction. Did I mention coffee?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I'm going to write next...
Why no one serves coffee and pie any more at diners and coffee shops...
Insert major political crisis du jour here...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
To this day, I still unironically love pop-punk and may or may not have a My Chemical Romance Pandora station.
You should message me if
Anything I've said catches your eye. Or if you can give a convincing argument for the greatest original TV theme song of all time. For my money, you can't beat Hey Sandy:
The two of us