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My self-summary
Ever the optimist but far from naive. I try to be easy to get along with, a capable communicator, self-aware and secure, and make sure to have fun! I strive to be kind. I have a great group of friends scattered about the world and love to ponder big ideas with them, joke around, and try new things. I hope to find someone with whom I have many of these important things in common.

So many people talk about their hunt for the "right person", but we have to put at least as much time and effort into becoming the "right person" too, no? I've been putting in that work...

Some useful dating advice from an all-time great:
http://youtu.be/z8mn3nLPSMY (Good Will Hunting)
"The best way to find out if you can trust someone is to trust them" (Ernest Hemingway)

Feel free to strike up a deep chat about any of this: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicahagy/2012/10/04/40-things-to-say-before-you-die/
What I’m doing with my life
Did my undergrad at Harvard and MBA at smaller, special schools in Europe and China. I'm in New York 2.5 years now, studying the world economy and speculating about the future at a small/entrepreneurial investment firm. A good track record so far. I love being in the know about world affairs..

In the off hours, I like seeing different kinds of live music, exploring exotic cuisines around Manhattan and the other boroughs, meeting new people, and just really feeling energized by it all.
I’m really good at
Being interested in different kinds of people and new ideas.

Various practical talents: I went to Boy Scout-type summer camps. I like to be capable and to master new challenges! I love languages, and have dabbled with or attained some proficiency in a few more than are listed here. I have an ear for music, can dance...

Volleyball, Basketball (not just for being tall :p), team sports in general to a degree
The first things people usually notice about me
My grey eyes, my alternately silly/relaxed and earnest/intense nature, conversational flexibility
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Food: various that are spicy, funky, finely crafted, or chocolatey.

Music: good rhythms and harmonies. I like to sing, dance (RnB & a bit of ballroom), karaoke, Rock Band.

Books: a lot of nonfiction. World events/history, biography, social science, etc.

Movies: Inception--clever story, interesting casting, great fun overall. Shawshank Redemption--good triumph-over-adversity and friendship story.
Six things I could never do without
Warm and interesting people
Changes of scenery, exploring and people-watching
New things to learn
Hugs (some test said I am less loving than average--wrong!)
Chocolate chips and yogurt (I try to eat healthy, but I have my vices...)
Sunny days...help me out a little NYC!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to use my talents to make the world better.
Which traits I admire in others and how I can adopt them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having a good meal, taking in the activity on the street, dropping in to city social events or shows with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I bop to the beat of music at retail stores. I want to be a leader in my field but keep a French work schedule.

...I'm taking suggestions on what to put here
You should message me if
You think we could have a huge crush on each other. You think we have something to teach each other. You know people you think I should meet. You think this profile is ridiculous and want to laugh about it or suggest improvements!
The two of us