I was born and lived in Johannesburg, South Africa until I was 11 when my family immigrated to Ohio. With my family spread over Europe, travel was woven into my life. I would love to have a fun and well experienced travel partner as my match.
I recently graduated from training in biotech and health care and moved to Cambridge for work. Most of my work involves patient care and developing technologies that advance the provision of care. My career is geared toward being a jack of many trades, and trying to fill in the gaps between many disciplines. As a student I did research on cancer screening and the primitive predecessor technologies to the Tricorder from Star Trek (I’m not a Trekkie, but I do enjoy some sci fi).
Regular exercise, music, exploring my surroundings and trying anything new each drive my day-to-day life. I regard humans as animals with brains overcompensating their physical potential. As animals, I think we should be active every day.... and I do this usually by running, playing soccer, ultimate Frisbee and swimming. My approach to exercise and my physical health is to truly sacrifice personal comfort for a brief period by pushing myself hard. If you see someone racing along the Charles, and looking like they are trying to catch their evening meal…. it might be me. You won’t find me sauntering at the gym with long mirror gazing rests between sets. However, I jump at any chance to walk around a city, park or go hiking.
While music is a proportionally small part of my life... it provides major therapeutic significance to me and I generally enjoy most music. For example, my Pandora stations include: Guster, Tupac, Willie Nelson, Yo-yo Ma, Allison Krauss, Glee, Vangelis, and Techno Trance. During school I sang in various acapella and mixed groups as a baritenor and studied some classical guitar.... but I can't claim to be a musician... more of a person who enjoys tinkering with my guitar and voice while respecting the true talents of great stage performers.
Family and friends are extremely important to me. I am absolutely not a loner and live my life by the moments I spend with my family and friends. Because my work is in health care, many of my friends from school now work all over the country, so I always try and see them whenever I am traveling. I also look forward to the times when my family is all in one place. Because my friends and family are such an important part of my life, I hope that my match will learn to love them as I do, and will share her friends and family with mine.
Ultimately, I am looking for someone who has a highly positive spirit, a motivated outlook on life and enjoys getting along with everyone. While being focused and driven by her life goals, friends and family must be a priority. The girl I am looking for is aware of her health and enjoys all kinds of activity, but isn't an obsessive calorie counter. I am not turned off by powerful and strong willed women. If you can give me a run for my money, I would embrace it, and I hope you can make me passionate about what you do in your day to day life.
A few final notes about me…. I love to dance and find it to be a good litmus test for compatibility. I love to laugh till it hurts, and often times I tend to be goofy.