janturbo
32Ridgewood, United States
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My self-summary
First thing you should know is that I'm active practitioner of ethical non-monogamy. If you don't know what that is, feel free to ask (if Google happens to be down, that is).

Just out of an LTR. It didn't end in flames or anything, so I'd certainly consider myself emotionally available, but I figure it's good to disclose that here on internet so I don't have to awkwardly mention it on the first date.

My experience with non-monogamy has taught me that affection, generosity, nurturing and empathy are not finite resources (though sadly time and emotional energy are), so don't feel like I'm going to keep you at arm's length or be inconsiderate of your time and/or feelings.. if I am lucky enough to meet you, that is.
What I’m doing with my life
Full time cookie morlock and part time duck schlepper. Clarification on what-the-hell these job titles actually mean available upon request.

I'm also in the process of becoming the Dude Ina Garten of Ridgewood, Queens. It's going pretty well, I just need to get a few cookbooks, TV shows, and cookware lines under my belt.
I’m really good at
Video Editing
Bicycle Riding (I'm a half decent wrench too)
Taking Public Transit in Foreign (and Domestic) Lands
Omelette Engineering
Makin' Out
Finding Stuff (The Secret is to Look Underneath Other Stuff)
Passing Tools to People
Capitalizing Most Words
The first things people usually notice about me
Glasses
Beard
A couple people have told me I'm reminiscent of Paul Rudd, but taller. A "Tall Rudd" if you will. Personally, I'd love for that to be true, but I just don't see it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
GoodReads profile:
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/11773673-jon-burton

Movies: Enter the Void, Citizen Kane, Anything Chaplin but particularly Modern Times and The Great Dictator, Persona, Pi, Wild At Heart, The Hudsucker Proxy, Underground, There Will Be Blood, Tetsuo The Iron Man, Paprika, Batteries Not Included, Sid and Nancy, Down By Law, Forest Gump II: Bubba's Revenge, Anything Pixar except "Cars," which I just haven't seen (and could be missing out?).

Music: Arcade Fire, Islands, Matt and Kim, Sleighbells, Yeaysayer, The Talking Heads, Japanther, Dragonforce, Ninjasonik, Harry Nilsson... So Much... Too Much... But Somehow Never Enough!
Six things I could never do without
A Decent Sized Stainless Steel Fry Pan
Oysters
Ramps (The wild, super-seasonal allium variant, not the thing people who are braver than me ride skateboards on)
Cats
Pups
My Family of Choice
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Now that I'm in my thirties, I see more profiles for lovely older women than I did when I was 29 because they set their minimum age to 30. Good move ladies! I'd probably set the same parameters if I dated guys (though as we all know, for most men, adolescence ends around the same time as the ability to chew solid food, amaright?!). What I guess I'm trying to say is that I'm happy to be here, and look forward to proving that sex and dating will only get better with age if we can all get past our culture's ridiculous Dorian Gray body standards!

Also:

Nanotechnology

Neoliberalism and How it's Smugly Ruining Everything

The Alt-Right and How They Just Turned Our World Upside Down and Even the Smug Neoliberals Don't Know What to Make of It

The Uncanny Valley

When's Elon Musk Gonna Announce the "Arthur C. Clarke Memorial Space Elevator"?!
On a typical Friday night I am
In bed because I gotta get up at the crack o' fuck to open the farmer's market in the morning.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've never driven a car or taken a driving lesson in my life. But I will soon, I promise.

Just cracked up when Betty White said "..H-E- Double Toothpicks!" On a Golden Girls rerun.
You should message me if
You want to exchange witty banter.
You want to exchange witty pheromones.

I've always felt it's silly to specify "don't be flakey" on this part, but here I am, all dressed up and flaked on, so.. don't be flakey! Here's some accumulated reasons people have flaked on me, along with the response from my inner (and sometimes outer) monologue:

"Something came up last minute with my job" / "Dude, you're a freelancer, not an ER Doctor! So what you're really saying is my time is worth less than your clients', which is fine, but maybe be up front about that if you're gonna message me first."

"It's raining" / "Aaaand, you're the Wicked Witch of the West.. or just a human woman who doesn't own good rain gear?";

(This last one is verbatim a text I got after waiting at the bar for 15 minutes) "I fell asleep.." / "..."

In case you zipped right to the bottom of my admittedly lengthy profile, please keep in mind that I'm non-monogamous (or "poly" - though there's no universally agreed upon definition of that term, so in my case, assume "poly" or "polyamory" means "ethical non-monogamy")

Oh, and here's a deal for those of you who may want to message me, but are suddenly overcome by writer's block (this happens to me quite a bit, and I can't be the only one): Feel free to write a very brief (even single word) message ending in "Mayonnaise." This is partly to test if you've closely read my profile, and partly to give you an out for aforementioned writer's block.
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