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Choco786

27 M Dubuque, IA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 4:55pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Black
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
Sometimes
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Christianity, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Leo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I'm really just a nice, laid-back guy. Into living drama-free, being helpful and friendly, and enjoying this adventure we call "life" as much as possible. Just looking for someone to share it with.

My friends have described me as "a really chill guy" who doesn't "have a problem with a lot of things." One of my friends went on a rant and said to me "You're probably the most well-mannered guy I have met. You're always nice, always giving input to better others, and you're a fiercely loyal friend." :) Extremely kind and flattering words, but that's really me and the person I try to be. It's just how I was raised. My grandparents raised me so I have that old-fashioned, southern-style up-bringing. It comes through in my friendships and in my relationships. Maybe you'll be able to experience it first hand? :)

All that being said, I just try to be the best me I can be. :D
What I’m doing with my life
Right now, I work [too much for too little] full-time at a large IT company (trust me: you've heard of us--we used to be the guys in blue suits) as a chair-jockey. I sit in a chair at a desk for 8+ hours a day and look awesome. Really, I'm a coder/programmer. And I work lots of OT. In my free-time--or what I considered at one point to be free-time--I'm a full-time student taking classes online towards my Master's Degree in Computer Science at my Alma Mater's sister campus, University of Illinois at Springfield. I'm working to become a Software Engineer. Work and school keep me busy, but I can't get into trouble that way. ;)

I also have a mini garden growing on my balcony right now and I have a lot of plants in my apartment. When I lived with my grandparents, I loved going out and cutting the lawn, trimming, edging, watering, fertilizing, etc. It was always a good stress-reliever for me and it was something that helped to make the place lot more alive and green. Since I don't actually have a lawn to dote upon now, I figured I'd do the next best thing. In the garden section, I'm currently growing: watermelon beefsteak tomatoes, sugar baby watermelons (fruit only grows to be 5 - 7 lbs so they're very small), both purple and white pitaya cacti (better known by dragonfruit), and starting a patch of alpine strawberries.

Eventually, I'd love to travel and see some of the world. The only place I've ever been outside of the US is Canada, and that doesn't really count. haha Apparently I've gone to Mexico too, but I was a baby (maybe a year old) so I don't remember anything about it. Until I can travel though, I'll settle for road-trips. :) I was planning a nice cross-country road trip for this summer, but I managed to crash my WRX at the end of March so those plans got put on hold until I can get another.
I’m really good at
Listening. I love to lend an ear to a person in need. If you need someone to bounce ideas off of, someone to vent to, someone to help you see things a bit more clearly, I'm your man.

Talking. As you can probably tell, I can have a lot to say though I probably come off as shy initially.

Being too logical. I tend to take things at face value far too often. I guess I feel that God gave man a brain in order to think with it, so I'm just wasting a gift if I'm not using it. The flip-side of that is that I'm not often very emotional. I will admit I have my moments when I break down and cry for a few mins, but the stuff that affects me in that fashion is usually the stuff that I don't understand or stuff that just doesn't make sense to me. Also, I'm not super-religious. I share Albert Einstein's perspective on the topic: "The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge." "My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind." Couldn't have said it better myself.

Understanding. I have a strange need to understand things as fully as possible. My life seems to be an eternal quest for knowledge, which I'm all for since that means I'll never cease growing as a person. It only becomes an issue when attempting to convey my understanding to another person. I have an issue with being overly verbose, though I've been trying to work on my concision. If you couldn't tell by my profile so far, concision is still a work in progress. haha

Laughing at myself. I'm silly. I come from a family of silly people that like to crack jokes and poke fun at one another. But it's always in good fun. As a result, I will often do something silly to get a smile or laugh out of someone. I'll randomly break into a goofy dance, or start singing an old song, or even re-enacting a scene from a favorite movie. Depends on my mood.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile. I'm often smiling when people see me. I guess I generally wear my emotions on my sleeve and I'm usually in a good mood.

My physique. When I have time, I like to work out. On top of having a nice build naturally, working out gives me nice tone and I've been told I look pretty nice. However, I haven't worked out in a while because of both school and work so the next thing is probably more noticeable.

My butt. hahaha Baby got back. Nuff said. :D
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I don't really read books for entertainment as much as for knowledge, so my list of favorite books would be a myriad of computer-related books. Here are my last five reads: Modern Operating Systems, Parallel Programming, Object-Oriented Analysis & Design, Javascript, SQL. Only the first two were actually for school. haha

Movies: The Fifth Element, Blue Streak, Bad Boys II, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Friday, Children of Men, 28 Days/Weeks Later, Searching for Bobby Fischer, The Matrix, Resident Evil (the first one), and many others I can't name off the top of my head.

Shows: HOUSE!!!, Californication, True Blood, Fringe, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, The Office, Outsourced, Top Gear [UK]. I don't have a TV--nor do I have cable--so I usually download only a few shows to watch per season. But I do love a lot of the stuff on Nat Geo, Discovery, the History channel, Food Network and HGTV (mostly the G part of that) whenever I do watch.

Music:
Genres -- A lot of stuff. Mostly ambient/electronica (shoegaze as well), Soul/R&B (more soul than modern R&B), Hip-Hop, Trip-Hop, and some rock as well.
Artists -- Ulrich Schnauss, The Last Atlant, Boards of Canada, Fat Jon, Nujabes, Maxwell, Anthony Hamilton, Donell Jones, Erykah Badu, James Brown, Outkast, Mos Def/Talib Kweli/Blackstar, mc chris, edIT, PANTyRAiD, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deadmau5, dj GT, ATB, Enigma, Daughter Darling, some Tiesto, some Coheed and Cambria, and lots of random old-school stuff from the 90s.

Food: Soul, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Korean. I'm open to a lot of different foods and I like trying new ones when I get the chance. Never know what you'll like until you give it a shot. :)
The six things I could never do without
1. Companionship
2. Family and Friends
3. Communication
4. Purpose
5. Growth
6. Faith

Of course, that's neglecting the obvious things like water, food, shelter, clothing, friction, gravity, sunlight, etc.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Ways to bridge the gap between where I am now and where I want to be. That usually leads to work and school.

Ways to bring a smile to at least one person's face.
On a typical Friday night I am
...doing the same thing we do every night, Pinky: Try to take over the world!

Used to be that you could find me in my apartment relaxing, watching movies, playing video games, doing homework, or catching up on TV shows that I missed. However, I got my hours changed at work so now I'm usually at work on Friday nights. I work from 2:30 - 11, so that's usually what I'm doing.

Usually, it's a low-key night for me. I'm not big into bars. I moved out of that stage during college, especially since you could get into them at 18.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
How about that I have such a terrible memory that I seriously forget how old I am and have to calculate it? No?

How about that I swim like a garbage bag full of cinder blocks? No?

How about that I think cannabis is one of God's gifts to man? C'mon. He even spoke to Moses through a "burning bush" telling him to guide the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan which looks awfully close to Cannabis. No?

How about that I still like to take bubble baths? lol No?

Well, that's all you get for now. :D
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 20–30
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You've managed to make it through this extremely lengthy profile and still want to know something else about me.

You think I might be interesting to talk to.

You're looking for someone to hang with and maybe do stuff like biking, lunch/dinner, movie, go-karting, bowling, evening in, etc.

If you're timid, send me a wink and I'll get the ball rolling. I don't bite. Well... not too hard at least. ;)

Lastly, if you don't fit my "I'm looking for" section but you still would like to talk to me, feel free. You won't be filtered. I'm really just looking to meet new people. :)

*Also, I tend to disappear from this site for weeks at a time. If I don't respond to your message immediately, I'm not ignoring you. Like I said, I stay busy and I prioritize many other things above this site. *