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My self-summary
"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within."
-James Baldwin

The right guy looking for the right girl to share our awesome lives with each other. I think chemistry is the most important and, ironically, the most unpredictable thing that draws people together. Beauty is great, and fun is, well, fun. But chemistry is just something you need to make a relationship more than a friendship.

Life to me is a classroom, a party, a romantic comedy, and a giant family Thanksgiving dinner all wrapped into one experience. I don't think masculinity and kindness are mutually exclusive, nor are femininity and strength (as every mother has proven). I love learning from other people and other cultures. I also love traveling, and have lived in Japan and South Africa - both of which were awesome, life-changing experiences.

Wow, this intro makes me sound like I take myself super seriously, haha. No worries, I'm plenty of fun too (read on).
What I’m doing with my life
I'm helping to build smarter, more sustainable cities, and I love it. I've been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit and find that new experience helps me to see my life with fresh perspective.

I came to SF a few years ago to get my MBA and refresh my career - it was a wonderful decision and I'm very happy that I made the leap. Now that I'm on a good career path it would be even greater to have someone special to share my moments with. Thus the profile you're reading...I'm ready to meet the right girl for the long term. All this dating stuff can be fun but I'm looking for a nice girl to naturally move past dates and into spending our time together, becoming a part of each other's lives.
I’m really good at
Riding ostriches, cage-diving with great white sharks, record height bungee-jumping (OK I've only done these once), breaking stereotypes about white boys and dancing abilities (done perhaps too many times), crushing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" at karaoke.

Seeing the good in people, speaking Japanese like I'm straight outta Osaka, having great conversations with the most random people, looking better in person (I've been told), stumbling upon awesome things to do in foreign countries without an itinerary.
The first things people usually notice about me
That my smile is contagious. Also I've been asked by a beautician if I get my eyebrows done professionally (nope!), was either a compliment or a sales pitch...you tell me :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Nudge, David Sedaris, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, The Corrections, 4-hour Workweek.

Movies/TV: Inception, Arrested Development, Mad Men, Back to the Future trilogy, 12 Monkeys, Colbert Report, Fareed Zakaria, TED Talks, documentaries, and Family Guy.

Food: Thai, Japanese, Indian, Pizza, soul food, anything good.

Music: everything from Ludacris and Jeezy to classical and dubstep, with some Al Green, M83, Weezer, and OK Go thrown in for good measure.

Here's some music I made, and/or put to some of the speeches I find inspiring, let me know what you think: https://soundcloud.com/justin-bean-2
Six things I could never do without
Remixes, good friends, family, new experiences to learn from, humanity, air & water, honesty, and the ability to add more to lists than they ask for.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity."
- Henry Van Dyke

I also think a lot about all the things and people to be grateful for in life, what I can personally do to help make the world a little better for myself and others, and how awesome monkeys are.
On a typical Friday night I am
Wrestling grizzly bears, lion-taming, solving the next digit of pi, taking over for Atlas, telling Climate Change to change back, stand-in body modeling for Tyson, training dolphins to save seal pups from sharks...or occasionally maybe just hanging out with good friends, or even (gasp!) relaxing at home after a long week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once teared up during one of the later scenes of Zoolander.

I love me some documentaries.

And I find OkCupid's stats research blog fascinating.

The fact that I've already admitted 3 things here should be a sign that I'm a pretty open person.
You should message me if
You're one or all of the following:
-So awesome it hurts
-Looking for something real
-An animal lover
-A traveler
-Hella smart
- You think you can give me a challenge on the dance floor :P
-Like to stay fit
-A high EQ haver
-Kind of a big deal
-Feeling like sending me a message!

Most of all you're looking for a guy who's fun to be around, treats you like a lady and values chivalry, has his life together, cares about what he does with his life, is communicative, easygoing, genuine, and evolved, but masculine and passionate at the same time.

As for me I'm looking to meet someone I can enjoy my time with, ideally someone who is fun, intelligent, caring, stylish, classy and laid-back, sees the glass as half full (if not overflowing at times), and is up for exploring the sights, sounds, and flavors of the city, and maybe spending some relaxing nights at home. Obviously no one is perfect (including me of course), but I'm looking for the girl who's perfect for me, and these are the kind of things I find attractive in a woman. In a perfect world I'd like to meet a woman I adore, respect, desire, and admire - and who feels the same way about me.

If you've made it this far, you should probably just send me a message anyway to make all that laborious reading worth your while :)

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
- Ingrid Bergman
The two of us