I will tell you the truth... I hate online dating! Who doesn't? I'd rather be hanging out with my friends, having dinner, having drinks, going to the Lakers game, playing with my baby nephews, watching movies on the couch, going to a concert, playing basketball, or buying $5 boxer sweats at Uniqlo (Yes I scored on Black Friday, which is more than I can say about my dating life).
I'm passionate about all the good things in life... Food, sports, music, art, movies, travel, adventure. I'm witty, sarcastic, easy going, outgoing, passionate, affectionate, artistic, cultured, educated, emotionally stable, and active. Good with most kids, not afraid of dogs.
I'm hoping for a connection but not expecting instant chemistry. If we have have enough potential where we can turn it into amazing chemistry, that's what it's all about. Most successful relationships I know develop over time, not in two hours.
I'm looking for a girl with a heart, someone who's practical but has flair, is down to earth but is also down for a night out on the town. Someone who can be themselves... effortlessly.
Random thoughts of right now...
I believe in the power of community. I used to write a blog and ended up meeting people from all over... New York, DC, Norcal, Seattle, Toronto. People would show me their cities, their favorite restaurants, etc. It still amazes me that us, complete strangers, ended up being transparent friends like that.
I once dated a girl. The last movie we saw together in the theater was "500 Days of Summer." I find that funny.
I love the Lakers, Angels, and Chargers. I go to Lakers games about once a month, a few Angels games every season, and still haven't been to a Chargers game.
Contrary to popular belief, I have many interests but am not always busy. Most of my Saturdays are spent sleeping in, playing basketball, finding a place to eat dinner and then watching a DVD.
A few things I love:
Trying different restaurants.
Doing Concert Photography.
Foreign, indie, and regular films.
Playing basketball at the park.
I have a 9-5 office job, but I also run my own business and it's something I truly enjoy.
I'm a wanderluster. So far been to Brazil, China, Thailand, France, England, Canada... I feel like I'm behind!
Total music fan. The XX, Haim, The Weeknd, Sia, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, City & Colour, the Smiths, the Cure, Lady Gaga, Adele, Jay Z, the Cribs, New Order, Cut Copy, A Tribe Called Quest, Biggie Smalls, Kanye, Prince, Bobby McFerrin, She & Him, Sara Bareilles, Priscilla Ahn, Frank Sinatra, Sufjan Stevens, The National, John Coltrane, Radiohead, Classical, Jazz, Brazilian, Chinese music, etc. Love it all. A friend even dragged me to Toby Keith before.
Some of the variety of shows that I have checked out in the past few years: Lana Del Rey @ Hollywood Forever, Blood Orange @ the El Rey, the Knife @ Fox Pomona, Lang Lang @ the Grammy Museum, Haim @ the Glass House, City and Colour @ Club Nokia, Beyonce @ Staples Center (won free tix!), Iggy Azalea @ Echoplex, Savages @ El Rey, Phoenix at Fox Theatre, New Order @ the Shrine, Sufjan Stevens Christmas Sing-a-long at the Fonda, Bon Jovi @ Paramount Studios Backlot (won free tix!), One Republic @ the Hollywood Palladium (won free tix), Sara Bareilles at the Troubadour, Jack White @ the Shrine, the XX at Hollywood Forever, Wicked @ Segerstrom, Book of Mormon @ Segerstrom, Tony Bennett @ Segerstrom.
I enjoy a good drink. I don't smoke and I don't care if you occasionally smoke weed (I don't).
Nerdy is rad. I think Star Wars, Disneyland, and Charles Eames are cool. Heck, I used to work at Disneyland! I love listening to This American Life, The Moth, Stuff You Should Know, Freakanomics, the Dan Patrick Show, and Intelligence Squared.
I also love going to Yelp events, craft coffee, wearing jeans, olive bread, guacamole, chips & salsa, Marche Moderne lunch specials and girls with sass and a twirl.
Walk with me. Get lost with me.
If you're easy going and fun, just shoot me a message... I don't bite. Well, only when asked to.