kevin_vaughn
36 Paris, France
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My self-summary
I am adventurous, intelligent, and enthralling.

I am a flâneur at heart. I sometimes like to wander, because I am firm in the belief that we are always where we need to be. However, I do always like to come home.

Big cities are where I feel most comfortable, but just when I find a nice metropolis I need the countryside, mountains, or the sea. I don't believe that just one landscape can nourish the whole of a person.

My personal goal is to reintroduce dashing to the public consciousness, because so few men are dashing nowadays, we don't even understand what it means anymore.

If you're into MBTI, or "yuppie astrology," I'm an ENFP.
What I’m doing with my life
Mostly, I am doing what I love. Since I was a little boy, I knew that I would do something with words and language. I'm a publishing poet, editor and translator, working on my dissertation.

Writing, travel and languages are the most important things in my life.

In the mornings, you'll find me reading obscure theory for my dissertation, in the afternoons answering emails from my undergraduates and in the evening dining out, or drinks in Butte-aux-Cailles.
I’m really good at
Being prepared, though I was never a boy scout. Appreciating when life doesn't go as planned and enjoying it.

I appreciate a good adventure and I prefer to be prepared for the experiences that others hadn't considered.
The first things people usually notice about me
The smell of cocoa butter and Old Spice. Know that song, "Black Velvet"? Little boy smile. Never in a rush. And, I'm told, bedroom eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Culture, mostly high, but certainly some low have shaped my life and does not separate just so easily. For example: You might watch an Italian film and learn the title a French novel where you read about an Argentine vintage. You drink it and you find out that there's a piece of music written by a German composer inspired by the terroir of the same appellation. That song inspires you to write some of your best poems. Clear boundaries and dividing things up doesn't hold great appeal for me.

You watch wrestling with your father, because it makes him happy.
The six things I could never do without
My MacBook Pro. Her name is Florence.
Dancing.
Singing.
My Passport.
Travel.
My old beat up writing clipboard.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What life might be like if I had become a scientist.

I really like the music of Regina Spektor. She's my muse. As a friend who viewed my profile pointed out, I want to take the opportunity to say that I am not over-enamoured with celebrity - quite the opposite, in fact.

À propos OkCupid: I spend too much time thinking about why so few people here fill out their profile. How am I supposed to respond to you? Do we even need language, then? Meeting would be like a very short play:

Act I, Scene i

Me: Man.
You: Woman.

-fin
On a typical Friday night I am
I am usually trying to find my way in this maze of a city getting lost, and discovering someone and something interesting.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that I'm actually a very private person. :)

Okay, here's one: I have food allergies.
You should message me if
- You're kind. Most people believe that they are kind. I am uninterested in those.
- We have am 85+% match and a less than 15% enemy percentage.
- This makes you as curious as it does me: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/fashion/modern-love-to-fall-in-love-with-anyone-do-this.html?_r=0. 36 questions and 4 minutes.
- You want a dashing man. We're so rare nowadays.
- You live in Paris. You are willing to meet within, say, 72 hours of first messaging. Distance is fine for some, just not me. Who knows how much time we'll spend together; let's make the most of it.
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