Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm on a dating sabbatical, this is for profile critiques only (and
to use as a sample for similar guys).
By day, I am a polite, responsible Canadian, working hard in a tech
job I love. By night, I am a very different animal: years ago, I
was just a nerd plugging away in a nuclear lab, but exposure to
gamma rays took the "eek" out of "geek" and made me awesome. Or at
least I like to think that's what happened, maybe I just grew
I'm a chronic autodidact and lapsed dabbler. Cooking, reading, and
computers are constants. If you're looking for it, you've found a
spotted owl of geeks, who is not afraid of the outdoors. I'm up for
anything from hitting up the museums, looking for funky art at
local thrift stores, to wandering the local state park and getting
Should one be flattered or insulted when someone says "you're
really well-mannered, for a programmer"? Either way it's from
working with the public and learning graces and patience by the
School of Hard Knocks. This and relationships give some insight
into people; friends often ask for a sympathetic ear and advice.
When I really care about someone, I'm not afraid to tell them when
they're being a dummy (but only then)!
Still with me? Brilliant! Read on, but here's the cliff notes: the
only thing missing from my life is someone amazing to share it
If that's you, let's talk!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have a tech career that is equal parts amazing and exhausting,
and am currently programming for a startup.
That said... my CV includes everything from cooking to a nuclear
physics. It even has the Trifecta of Terror: food service, retail,
and phone tech support; however I wouldn't have it any other way!
Every job had something important to teach. The result is many
unexpected talents, and a willingness to roll up my sleeves and get
my hands dirty.
Also, I arm-wrestle grizzly beers for bear money.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm a big believer that people show their virtues, and not
tell them. That's why I have a cooking
album! I love an excuse to cook for someone, and can throw together
something awesome without more than glancing at recipes. If I get
too experimental, the results may be unpredictable, but that's
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Apparently I have been the victim of a cloning experiment, because
*everyone* knows someone who looks similar enough to be my brother.
In a stroke of dramatic irony, my actual brother looks totally
Also, I tend to make animated hand gestures when excited.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Food and Drink: I've earned the right to be called a gourmet
and not a foodie, and have the literal scars to prove it! I adore
(and cook) Indian food, dark beers, cured meats, oolong tea, and
will occasionally indulge in a finer Scotch or Cognac. I'll try
anything once, and happily eat The Weird Bits.
Books: The Laundry Files, Sherlock Holmes, HP Lovecraft,
Dresden Files (Jim Butcher), David Sedaris, anything Brandon
Sanderson or Neil Gaiman, Three Musketeers, John Scalzi
Movies: anything Mel Brooks, Up, Blade Runner, The
Professional, Dark City, Fly Away Home, Supertroopers, and I have a
secret weakness for sentimental Pixar movies.
Music: Black Sabbath, Vivaldi, Simon and Garfunkel, The
Beatles, and Rammstein
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
* high speed internet
* caffeine, in all its potable forms (I have a habit, and it
* a side project of some sort -- gotta have something new to play
* a quality chef knife
* a good book, probably by Brandon Sanderson
* my cat, Eleanor, affectionate companion of many years
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What do all the people who just like to travel endlessly do with
the rest of their time? Or are they modern adventurers,
swashbuckling their way around the world...?
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You *probably* shouldn't for now, I'm on a sabbatical from dating,
and mostly maintain the profile to assist with profile critiques
You know why the Roman Empire fell... and have pointed out that
they should really do something about those bricks or someone might
get *REALLY* hurt.
You know at least one or two good cheesy science jokes -- or better
yet, many, many TERRIBLE jokes that we can groan at together!
Your favorite kind of rodeo involves food trucks (and you are
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