30 Union City, United States
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My self-summary
For the purpose of being upfront, I'm looking to meet people who share similar interests but are also different in ways that can inspire everything from laughter to personal development. I should note that I'm looking for friendship to start while remaining open to the possibility that something may turn into a romantic relationship.

Okay, like everyone else I'm too complex to summarize in a couple paragraphs, so be prepared for the generalizations. Between being a more expressive individual and putting a lot of value on the type of personal connection that can only develop over time, I'm not a normal guy by most standards. I am stubborn when it comes to certain principles but for the most part I am just trying to survive this crazy world and making it a point to show appreciation to other people who try to be candid and thoughtful along the way.

Some words and phrases I would use to describe myself, or what I try to be, include: INFJ, open-minded, inquisitive, playful, organized, affectionate, creative, respectful, logical, outdoorsy, musical, and overall a strange and intricate variety of paradoxes.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently working full time at a job to get by, while simultaneously trying to find a real career opportunity based on a year of interning under the development departments of 2 NGO's.

Working in development was amazing! I really enjoyed the purpose of the work, the challenges, and a lot of the people involved. Which is why I am chasing my dream of working full-time for a NGO/non-profit that respectfully gives disadvantaged individuals opportunities to build better lives.
I’m really good at
Active listening, over-thinking by most standards (wait, should I admit that?), getting through my to do lists, reading subtexts, cuddling, and getting too much enjoyment out of bad puns.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know, nobody's ever told me what they notice. I'll have to get back to you on that one.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love, Q.E.D.: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter, Bossypants, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, The Odyssey, The Drama of the Gifted Child, The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, Civilization and its Discontents, and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Music: Muse, Garbage, Snow Patrol, The Arctic Monkeys, Kaki King, Miles Davis, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alicia Keys, Sonic Youth, The Killers, Tool, Elliott Smith, Young the Giant, Blackmill, Robert Johnson, Pelican, The Pixies, Coldplay, Lightnin' Hopkins, The Beatles, Marvin Gaye... There's SO much music that I love!

Movies: Amelie, Burn After Reading, The Royal Tenenbaums, Finding Nemo, Little Miss Sunshine, Army of Darkness, Salt, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Rear Window, Pulp Fiction, Edward Scissorhands, and It's a Wonderful Life.

Current Shows: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Daily Show, How We Got to Now, Orange is the New Black, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Older Favorites: Friday Night Lights, Community, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Battlestar Galactica, Angel, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Black Books, Bones, and Home Movies.

Food: Italian food is my favorite (Bruschetta, Risotto, Gnocchi, Pesto, Frittata, etc.). I also really enjoy certain types of Thai, Moroccan, Mexican, Chinese, and Indian foods. And pretty much anything chocolate for dessert.
The six things I could never do without
1. Curiosity
2. Something interesting to read
3. laughter
4. Music
5. Personal goals
6. A logical explanation
I spend a lot of time thinking about

No really, I think about all of life's unexpected outcomes and what they mean for everyone involved.

The little dreams that keep me motivated (traveling to Italy, going on a road trip along the coast, kayaking, adopting a dog, etc)

Why my love for dogs continues to grow as my faith in humanity slowly diminishes.

And you know weird analogies and puns, pop culture, gender, psychology, current events, love, education, economics, religion, literature, history, physics, music, language, and ultimately life, the universe, and everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
I enjoy going to art walks, catching up with friends and family, seeing some live music, or just staying in to read or watch something new.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
In order to give some insight into the kind of personalities I find attractive I'll admit that my biggest "celebrity crush" is Amy Poehler.
You should message me if
Something sparked your interest, you're passionate about something in your life, you also prefer to be friends before being romantically involved with someone. But above all, you have a good heart (empathy/compassion for others) and love for yourself.