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Michael

47 | Phoenix, Arizona

crunchy-granola, nerdy culture-sponge who likes to stay fit

He is very curious and loves adventure, either or both intellectual and physical. When he gets interested in something, he can become extremely focused on it.

People tend to admire him for his knowledge and innovativeness. He derives intimacy from doing things with friends or a partner.

He is drawn to those who can balance his highly independent and tough-minded spirit--those who are novelty seeking, yet compassionate, verbal, intuitive, trusting, flexible and emotionally expressive.

A few excerpts from his personality test:

  • I am always looking for new experiences
  • I have a wide range of interests
  • I pursue intellectual topics thoroughly and regularly

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Books/reading

Cooking

Dining out

Movies/Videos

Museums

Music

Dancing

Performing arts

Playing Sports

Politics

Travel

Wine tasting

Fitness

in his own words...

Nerd: just moved to Phoenix to do a PhD, spent hours every day reading even before I began this ordeal. All about arts and humanities but not lost in the thickets of theory. Crunchy-granola: I do lots of yoga every day (more the meditative than the stretchy kind), am relentlessly positive, relentlessly energetic, mostly pescatarian and do not really shop. Horrified by Republicans... Working out: I go to the gym or run or play sports most days, but I'm skinny, not pneumatic; have played competitive sports forever and looking to get back into it (did I mention about being relentlessly energetic?). I like very smart women - which for me means ones who can talk intelligently about the arts, politics and the world. I spent about 20 years living abroad (post-communist Europe and the Middle East), so I'd like someone who knows something about (or, preferably, has lived in) the world outside the U.S. I'm passionate about the arts, from the films of Tarkovsky and Bergman to jazz to more artists and writers than I could name here. A news junkie, happy to chew on world events all day. Not really into shopping or consuming or what passes for fashion, but I will keep your mind stimulated and make you laugh. I'm looking for a partner whom I can talk to about the artsy, nerdy things I like, someone who can deconstruct films, paintings and books and still boogie to old funky music. Someone who loves to travel to places far, far off the beaten path but is also at home in the city. Skeptical but not negative, full of passion but not drama... Grammar nerds welcome! My cultural favorites include lots of classics, but I am not some tight cultural elitist, terribly serious about the canon - I've always been enthralled by the arts, and I just had the good fortune to live for years in a European capital where I could go one or two nights a week to the art-house cinema run by the national film archive. I have a projector, and I have uncounted gigabytes of great films; if you l

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About him:

  • Living situation:
    • Live alone
  • Religious affiliation:
    • Atheist
  • Relationship history:
    • Single (never been married)
  • Income:
    • Less than $25,000
  • Eye color:
    • Brown
  • Hair color:
    • Dark brown
  • Ethnic background:
    • White/Caucasian

What he's looking for:

  • Age Range:
    • 27 - 43
  • relationship history:
    • Any
  • smokes:
    • Not at all
  • Ethnic background:
    • Any
  • Religious affiliation:
    • Agnostic
    • Atheist
    • Buddhist / Taoist
    • Not Religious
    • Spiritual but not religious
  • education:
    • Bachelors degree
    • Graduate or professional degree
    • PhD / Post Doctoral