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BallardFella

37 M Seattle, WA

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Never
Religion
Christianity, but not too serious about it
Sign
Capricorn, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Dropped out of university
Job
Medicine
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), Latin (Poorly)

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My self-summary
In the greatest tales of romance, and love there always stands a hero. This paragon of masculine virtue is the standard by which all young girls compare the boys they meet in the real world. Sadly in the realm of reality especially when in their youth few males measure well in the comparison. This means over the years most girls seem to stop looking for Prince Charming, Wesley, or even Lloyd Dobbler, and with resignation settle for someone who is hopefully decent and not completely boring to spend time with. However fear not ladies, I am here to let you know that there is still one man left who is both
decent, and not completely boring, not all of us are taken, so relax,you too can settle! No longer will you feel left out when your friends are gathered together and bitching about their significant other's many faults. You can finally give up on those dreams of meeting the perfect man and feel all that stress just slide off your
shoulders. Soon you will be able to take on the role of overbearing mother and place all of your personal failures on the shoulders of the next generation...right where they belong. So drop me a line and we can get this train wreck going.

If I had control over this place now is when I would be firing off fireworks and frantically waving my hands to signal the marching band to commence playing something enthusiastic and inspiring. Here in these opening bits of my profile is where I need to grab your attention and make you think "who is this man and why has it taken me this long to find him?" Alas, I don't have any control over the site beyond my profile, and even then I am forced to rely on boring old fashioned words, not a single human cannonball, laser light show or even a cage of doves to be released on cue. Being left with naught but words and ten pictures it is difficult to truly display the incredible majesty I bring to the table. Yet for the sake of you gentle reader I shall endeavor to use these "words" to try to capture the unfathomable mystery that is I.

In the beginning I was born, not to imply that this is where life, the universe or general existence started, but merely the point where I entered the scene. I hate to say this but I started this turn on the wheel in a rather diminished state, naked, screaming, surrounded by strangers, and completely unable to fend for myself(kind of like a couple parties I've found myself at). For almost two decades I was cared for by some nice people with the odd nicknames of Mom and Dad. They were good enough to take me in until I was able to pay rent, gather enough quarters to use the laundry mat and buy my own Ramen noodles. With time I found better employment and was able to begin buying food other than Ramen I even moved out of the decrepit disaster of a house my friends and I chose for our first non-parental sponsored home. Years passed, and many is the apartment that I stored my piles of ragged paperbacks in, while I moved from employer to employer until at last I found something that paid well enough to negate my need to constantly seek out a livable wage. The next eight years of my life were spent working the graveyard shift in CAT Scan at a trauma center in Boise, ID. Who knew that getting massive doses of radiation, while holding down profusely bleeding patients and yelling at them to stop moving was a job? It seems that watching people die on a near daily basis can be a bit of a downer after a while, so after eight years I packed my bags, cashed in my vacation time and moved to Seattle to try out a new existence. Almost eight years have passed and while the new city smell has worn off I still love the Emerald City and am glad to call it home.

Like so many people that choose to live in the Pacific Northwest I am a big fan of camping, backpacking and the great outdoors. However over the last couple years I have been spending progressively less time in nature and more and more in the city. It isn’t that I have lost my love of the woods, and mountains, but as I get older so do my friends and it gets difficult to arrange times when we can leave the streets and hit the trails at the same time. It is much easier to simply meet up at a pub or music venue for a couple drinks and then retire to our own homes when the evening comes to a close, AKA they boot us from the bar. I love live music, and cheap beer, I like good beer as well but have to be much more circumspect in imbibing it as with the passage of time hangovers have gone from a slight hindrance to be mocked, to a debilitating smack down from the God of moderation. I think board games are awesome, however I lost the group I used to play with when my oldest friend and his fiancé went separate ways recently, so if you like to play, hot damn. I read books like they are going to stop making them…which is kind of ironic since I now only buy books for my Kindle, thus I guess it is alright if they stop making books as long as people still write them. Should I now say I read ebooks like they are going out to stop writing them? I am not a big fan of travel, I know that is practically blasphemy to say in Seattle, but it is the truth. I am also not a sun worshiper, overcast, rainy days are fan-freaking-tastic!!! Clear blue skies, I will likely stay in until the glowing orb in the sky bids me a good evening. I do go out in the day I am not a vampire(despite what my friends say), you will simply never see me with a tan. One of the many things I like about Seattle is the fact that I no longer need a car to get around and have a life. Due to lack of use I gave my car away to a friend in need of it a little over four years ago and have never looked back! I am always up for a party, bar crawl or really just about any excuse to get into a costume, or to just dress up nice. I have several large boxes filled with costumes, four tuxedos(of wildly different styles) in the closet, and just about any reason to dig into the seldom used section of my wardrobe is one I embrace with bells on...sometimes literally.

I am not looking for a fling, or something casual, I am tired of playing the field, and hate games. I am looking for someone that wants more than just a warm body to give them validation, or a "Daddy" to take care of all their problems. I am searching for a companion, a partner, a playmate, or as the cheesy yet fun song says "a part time lover, and full time friend". Robert Heinlein said "Love is the state where the happiness of another is essential to your own." I know that doesn't really sound very romantic, but to this day I haven't ever found a description that seems to sum up love better for me than those words, and that is what I am looking for. If any of this sounds like what you are on this site in search of, I would love to hear from you, if not, I wish you the best of luck on your search!
What I’m doing with my life
I try to take life day by day since that seems to be the order it has appeared in thus far. I breath in and out, work to pay my bills, and fumble along attempting to write a mediocre novel or two so my loved ones will stop yelling at me.
I’m really good at
Procrastinating, laying on the couch, ordering drinks, dressing snappy, choosing friends, inventing excuses, justifying said excuses, day dreaming, dancing to music a decade old, cooking delish food that will likely kill me in time, making your dog love me, telling stories, getting lost, being on time, decorating, swearing or laughing at inappropriate times, growing facial hair, not driving(I gave my car away do to lack of use), frustrating my family, ironing clothes and many useful things as well.
The first things people usually notice about me
Possibly the crowd of adoring fans basking in my presence...or maybe that I am a male.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I am kind of a happy bottom feeder when it comes to the literary world. This is not to say the authors I love aren't brilliant, and that their books aren't often quite insightful and magnificent in scope. It does however mean that most of them have a dragon, a space ship or sometimes both on the cover. I am a huge fan of Scifi and fantasy novels and yes they are two separate genres. I couldn't break it down to my favorite book or even series of books, but here are a few of my favorite authors or at least the first few to pop into my head in no particular order. Heinlein, Dickson, Card, Gaiman, Palahniuk, Lackey, Tolkien, Martin, Eriksson, Wells, okay I could go on all day like this. I love to read and do so voraciously and try to read all of the "best books ever" that people recommend, but return with joy to magical and alien worlds. I have enough reality in my life with out filling my free time with more.

When it comes to movies I like all kinds, though lately have been a sucker for romantic comedies, or inspirational movies about underdogs overcoming great odds. I have tried to cut back on my movie consumption the last few months, since it was eating a lot of time for a while there. Here are a few movies that I like though I don't know if that qualifies them as my favorite. Saint Ralph, Pumpkin, Brave Heart, The Princess Bride, Hook, Fight Club, Green Street Hooligans, Notting Hill, Four Wedding and a Funeral, Sleepless in Seattle, Joe Vs. the Volcano, Say anything, alright much like books I could just keep going all day, I love movies.

Music, now music is the glue that holds my life together. When not at work or in an activity that makes it inappropriate I have my ear buds plugged in and my iPod fired up and making a soundtrack to my life. I really do like almost all kinds of music, but have to really be in the mood for certain styles or it just annoys me. My musical go to bands lately have been, Rammstein, The Killers, Rob Zombie, Coldplay, A Fine Frenzy, Bird and the Bee, They Might Be Giants, Jackpot, Cracker, Or,the Whale, Robert Miles, Gogol Bordello, Linkin Park, Metric, Nine Inch Nails, Keane, and The National. Although I couldn't say these are my favorite bands since next week I will likely have a whole new set of groups that put the beat and rhythm in my day.

TV...well TV and I have a love/hate relationship. I really love TV shows, however I have zero patience waiting for next weeks episode, and hate commercials. For a time I simply bought every season of any show that caught my eye, now I have discovered Netflix. Oh, Netflix you eater of time, you save me much money and shelf space, but instant access to your many shows has led me down many a curious road. I love Arrested Developement, Northern Exposure, Bones, House, Dexter, Californication, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, The Tick, How I Met Your Mother, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Archer, The Guild, The League, Better Off Ted and sadly/happily many many more.

Food....delicious, food. I was raised on a cattle ranch, so yes, I eat meat. Likely I eat more meat than I should. I love steak, medium rare with only a little salt and pepper for seasoning, perhaps some sauce on the side to give it some zing. BBQ pork or beef ribs most any style as long as it is light on the garlic and horseradish. Chinese and Thai food place a big old smile on my face, in fact hot and sour soup has replaced chicken noodle in my home remedy lexicon. Italian is fantastic for candle lit or cosy meals, Americana Diner food makes me feel comfortable and relaxed and is my favorite way to start off a weekend or a road trip. I am up for most other food as well as long as I can skip the sea food, avoid strong garlic and say no to horseradish in anything stronger than Dijon mustard.
The six things I could never do without
This one always bothers me, I can do with out most things once you cover the basic life sustaining necessities. So six things I wouldn't want to do without....
1) Lazy Sunday's
2) My friends
3) iPod
4) Kindle
5) urban existence
6) the Interweb
I spend a lot of time thinking about
People with really unfortunate names...were their parents mean, funny, or oblivious?
Would a nuclear war or massive zombification be a scarier end of the world scenario?
Why isn't Velcro more popular on men's dress shoes?
What would I really do if I won the Lottery?
If animals could talk would we actually want to hear what they say?
How will I decorate my next apartment?
Is it time for a new look?
On a typical Friday night I am
Be it drinks with the lads, dancing, catching a show, a game night, or just reading my book at a local pub, I don't really have a typical night, but odds are high I won't be getting in until the wee hours.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
One of the happiest days of my life was when I was in 4th grade and saw the "cool" 6th grade boys playing cops and robbers at school complete with cardboard cutout guns and badges. This made me super happy because that meant that I would get to continue playing make believe for at least two more years, and wouldn't have to act all grown up.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 27–42
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating
You should message me if
You should message me if you are through playing games and want to meet a decent man who is comfortable in his own skin and looking for something real. Also as I am finally in the ranks of the happily car free please live in Seattle proper, long commutes to cuddle isn't fun for anyone. Oh yeah, and please no Poly pals, more power to ya if it makes you happy, it just isn't my scene, thanks. I feel that I have to add that if you aren't in place where you are looking for a real long term relationship please leave me alone. I am sure you are a great person, but I don't want, nor do I need short term affection, thanks.