jrl808
33 Seattle, United States
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My self-summary
I'm in my second year in Seattle and loving it. It's so beautiful and relaxed out there. I moved out here for a job but am loving exploring the city. But there is so much more I want to see, especially new restaurants, new museums, and tons of hiking. I'm a Midwesterner at heart so I do miss a few things, like real thunderstorms. Sorry, Seattle's rain isn't enough.

I'm a laid back guy who is happy being adventurous and trying new things, while equally content being lazy and taking it easy. I still consider myself new to town, who has been focused on setting up my professional life. Now I'm looking to build my personal life, and hopefully meet someone special.

I've lived or worked in 9 states and 2 countries. My bachelors is in neurobiology. I've travelled to 38 states and over a dozen countries. There is a lot more to explore too!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a Jewish professional. Judaism is an important part of my life but it certainly doesn't define me, nor do I force it on anyone else. I like my job but I try to be much more dynamic and not defined by my occupation alone.

The things important in my life are cooking, classic movies (love TCM), exploring new food and places, music (from hard rock to a classical symphony), board games, trivia nights, sports, and who knows what else. Destination Imagination is a major part of my life, so big bonus points if you know what that is.
I’m really good at
Being an adventurous eater - the spicier the better!
Useless trivia
Pushing out of my comfort zone
Sitting and listening - sometimes a good conversation is the best entertainment of all
More things too...
The first things people usually notice about me
People say I'm super social and outgoing; I love meeting new people. But I'm actually an introvert and can be quiet at times too. My Jew-fro can be noticeable too!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - 1984 and Animal Farm

Movies - all James Bond films, A Field of Dreams, and Dumb & Dumber. Also I love classic movies, nothing better than spending a quiet night watching a classic.

Shows - Top Chef, Top Gear, Daily Show, Colbert, Last Week Tonight, Who's Line Is It Anyway?, Agents of Shield, South Park, Simpsons, Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, Veep, Doctor Who

Music - hard rock, alternative, classical, jazz. Pretty open to most anything, except country and rap (sorry!).

I love food and I love wine & beer. I am definitely a foodie but try not to be a snob at all. To me, if food is cooked with love then it's worth trying. That could be anything from a fancy expensive dish to a greasy cheeseburger. Oh yea, I don't keep kosher.
The six things I could never do without
1. peanut butter 2. quality BBQ 3. Taco Bell (guilty pleasure) 4. bourbon 5. a little adventure and spontaneity 6. Destination Imagination (the best thing ever!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Currently, growing in my job and building a personal life for me outside of work. I'm usually focused on the big picture but at the moment, I'm trying to look more at the here and now. Gotta love yourself before you can change the world.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm often working. Afterwards I am just looking for a night with friends. A good movie, a food truck, a drink, whatever. As long as it's fun and relaxing, I'm down.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a hopeless romantic who can be too shy for his own good. It's ironic since I'm super bubbly and social in my professional capacity. I still believe in chivalry and believe all people, women or men, deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. Maybe I am old-fashioned, but I believe romance is important in a relationship. Not super crazy embarrassing, but it's something.

Oh, I just thought of something!...
I have never had coffee - ever! Don't judge! I have nothing against it, just not for me.
You should message me if
You want to learn more and see if we have a connection. Conversations start from a single word and you never know where they might lead. One spark can turn into something magnificent. Let's go for it.
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