40Palo Alto, United States
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My self-summary
I am an intense guy who moves to the beat of his own drum. I took steps earlier in life to give myself the freedom to find and enjoy the things that matter to me the most. These include athletic, social, intellectual and business pursuits. I have traveled to nearly 30 countries, lived outside of the US and plan to do that again.

I avoid getting bogged down with things that limit my ability to enjoy life like owning too much stuff, making commitments for things that really do not matter (relationship commitments matter to me), and doing things that compromise my health.
What I’m doing with my life
I have three major categories on which I focus.

I was a terrible athlete when I was younger, but going to a sports-infused university changed that. I trained in gymnastics during grad school. I took up a strength sport about four years ago and set a national record two years later. I started looking for a rougher sport which led me to MMA. I realized that the best fighters were first wrestlers and moved to wrestling. I now wrestle with some of the best people in the country who train me to be a better athlete and enrich my life.

Mentoring younger people
I thrive on helping younger people achieve their dreams. I came from a rural place with few resources and took longer to figure out certain aspects in life. I strive to help others avoid long learning curves and achieve more than they believe they can. Many of those people have become the best connections that I have made in life.

I have been investing in and building companies for awhile. I prefer the freedom, complexity, and responsibility of being my own boss.
I’m really good at
Making a woman feel special, listening, learning, pushing my limits, cooking, spontaneity, leading, explaining complex things.
The first things people usually notice about me
People usually notice that I appear young. I often get mistaken for an undergrad and occasionally a high school student in my athletic circles. Other things include my smile (I'm a very happy person and smile a lot), my laugh, being tall, or my athletic build. I promise that I am not scary.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My general reading tends to be non-fiction in subjects such as politics, economics, sociology and current affairs. The book with which I most identify is 1984 or Atlas Shrugged. As for movies, I like documentaries but comedies really get me. I tend to like older movies as well. Some favorites are Fight Club, Nine to Five, Smokey and the Bandit, and Office Space.

I love to cook and am very adventurous with what i do. I love pastries and baked goods. On a trip to Paris, one of my goals was to find the best croissant. Ironically, I think the best is still in San Francisco at Tartine.
Six things I could never do without
- Personal interactions
- Love
- Physical activity
- Adventures
- Opportunities to make new friends
- Intellectually and emotionally engaging conversations
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The past - how to learn from the life I've enjoyed to make the present and the future better.

The present - how to do the best I can, enriching others and myself, in the current moment. Life is meant to be enjoyed!

The future - while not guaranteed, how can I prepare for it to make my "future present" moments better?

A lot of my time spent thinking is also about how to push my limits and why things work the way they do. Some random topics that come to mind (that also intrigue me!) are sensuality, technology, politics, and economics.
On a typical Friday night I am
Enjoying life's moments and spending time with friends over a nice meal. I love meeting people where they are and participating in joyful moments. I'm a pretty social guy and love being out and about, but on occasion, do enjoy quiet nights in too.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am an open book. I've enjoyed a successful career, and that has allowed me to better focus on what is important to me long term. I am now seeking a different kind of success in life - outside of my career - one where I can experience a deep, transparent, romantic relationship.
You should message me if
I want to find a great woman to enjoy adventures with me with few limitations. She craves doing crazy things sometimes just for the story. She thinks hard and can articulate her views. She values and respects that other people make their own decisions and have control over their own lives. She can be both aggressive and submissive depending on the right situation. I don't get intimidated by strong women!
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