vespa5
43 South San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a city slicker with a bit of a sarcastic wit. I was born in San Francisco. My two biggest loves in life are running and photography. I do a lot of running. I like to stay physically fit. I also do voluntary work at UCSF usually once a month on my free time. I like positive and funny people.

I live in SSF, I work in Emeryville as a tech support geek, and I'm finally finishing up grad school at a university in the East Bay. So I'm pretty flexible when it comes to coordinating a date in terms of location. As busy of a schedule as that sounds, I have a knack of making leeway in terms of making room for romance.

If you like tech geeks who love to run and care for their dog, then I'm your man :-P

Update - 08/08/2016: So, just to get this out of the way, I'm an introvert & I'm not at all ashamed for it. However, it gets exhausting when I try to explain myself. Introverts are not anti-social or overly shy. Therefore, here's a link to shed some light on what introverts are (and what they are not):
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/15-things-you-might-have-misunderstood-about-introverts.html
What I’m doing with my life
I love running, helping others and hanging out with my friends. I used to be an amateur freelance photographer, but now I just take photos for fun. My friends ARE my family and I don't know what I'd do without them. I'm at that point in my life where I'm trying not to take everything personal.
I’m really good at
Listening. It sounds too good to be true, but it's true. One of my main focuses when it comes to interaction with people is the communication aspect of it all. With that, I'm really good and quoting stuff that was previously said. So generally, people who know me tend to try to keep their stories straight and consistent around me.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm notoriously early, for everything (all be it work, movies, dates, doctor's appointment, etc.). I've also been told that I don't like to waste time and I get straight to the point real fast. I have a profanity switch that I can flip on or off at the drop of a dime and my whole shoulder is one big tattoo. A quote that best describes me is this: "You'll find I'm full of surprises."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm definitely a Charles Bukowski fan. There are other writers and poets like Hunter S. Thompson, Haruki Murakami, George Orwell, Robert Frost, philosophy from Nietzsche, Kant and I relate to Darwin but I don't totally agree with his ideas, I read a lot of Theists vs. Atheists debates, and The Catcher in the Rye.

I enjoy practically ANY kind of music, and I mean ANY (except Beatles, ask me why if you're curious - lol). I'll listen mostly to alternative, to classical, ska, to rap, to mostly old school hip hop, trip hop, rockabilly music, big band, classical, etc. etc. etc. I don't dig gospel or some country (except for maybe Johnny Cash). I love the Smiths.

"What happens when people open their hearts?"
"They get better."
-Haruki Murakami
The six things I could never do without
1. My friends/family
2. Good communication
3. My self-respect/dignity
4. Honesty
5. My dog
6. Living in the moment
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I've read enough profiles where contradiction occurs when actually going on a date with whomever via this site. I personally think we all mean well and we say all the right things of what we would want, but in reality, it seems like everyone has a specific person that they're looking for (and it usually doesn't match what is stated on the profile description). There's what we think we want (which is stated on the profiles I read) and then there's what we usually tend to fall for ('familiarity' can be the culprit in this case). This is highly subjective & based on my own experiences tied to the people I have met so far on this site.

For me, I try not to take myself AND this site too seriously.
On a typical Friday night I am
I generally hit the town (San Francisco) to either watch a live band at a local bar/club, watch a movie, play billiards with friends, check out any local events, etc. etc.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You'll have to ask me personally.
You should message me if
If you'd like to meet in person. Email ping pong can be fun but I do believe that actions speak louder than words. How we interact in-person speaks volumes over how we would communicate via email.

By the way, I don't believe in the "you can tell within the first 5-minutes" approach regarding chemistry or if we'd get along. I'm not a subscriber to the "if there's no instant chemistry, then hell, it must not be a match" philosophy. Chemistry takes time to build into something. Some of the closest people in my life were people who initially "didn't seem to mesh with me well" or "something wasn't right" --- and guess what? They're the closest people who understand me and vice versa :-)
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