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35 Portland, OR Man


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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 24–45
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating

My details

Last online
Online now!
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body type
Strictly other
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Graduated from university
English (Fluently), French (Poorly), Japanese (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've lived in Portland for 12 years, my Myers-Briggs personality type is INTJ, and I am a force to be reckoned with.

I am absolutely a lost ball. Except in Japan. Japan coming out of college was Plan A. Plan B was Portland, and Plan C was falling on my face in the Real World, in Portland. Plan C it was. Life works that way sometimes.

It would be great to write in this box that I have some ideal life. But that's a paradox anyway, because if one's life is ideal as it stands, what the hell is the point using a forum such as this?

Most of my interests are not shared by others, but some are, like hiking and riding fine bicycles around in clothing that looks normal. I can't think of too many people into Douglas A-1 Skyraiders or the beauty of sacrificing other pleasures in favor of a Ken Smith Electric Bass.

Where are all the single people in Portland actually interested in getting to know another single person?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Failing forward. It's the only way to succeed! And working on unconscious competence. Always.

I will always be connected with the electric bass. It's an instrument I use to speak a language that's known to bring people in off the street and into the audience. I am a one man "Wrecking Crew" and very much a student of the instrument's 64 year history.

I work for a beyond-gluten-free food distributor. It's beyond gluten free because no grains are allowed. Or soy. Or agave. Or natural flavors. And certainly not anything that looks like it belongs in a chemistry set. We can all agree that putting something into your body that would come from a chemistry set is a bad thing. Period.

Whether we all care or not is a different matter.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Many things. This was said about me by my 2nd grade teacher in 1988: "...has so many interests and enjoys learning new things. I feel that it's difficult for him to organize these thoughts and get them down in writing. Sometimes the children can't follow a story that (I'm) telling (perhaps for the same reason).

Writing aside, not much has changed.

I like my dad, have a knack for coming across numerous critically strategic people throughout life.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
It depends on the "audience". If the audience is engaged and interested then it's my eyes and kind face. From the virtual to the real world people notice I'm much better looking in person.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
This information is all too easy to get hung up on! I do have my own personal hifi guru, though...which is really cool.

Art is too subjective to go throwing out judgments based upon taste. I know I have excellent taste music. I've lived under a rock in terms of movies, but I don't care, and neither should anyone else. "It Takes A Thief" is one of my favorite TV shows. And I was -8 when it last aired in 1971. The movie "A Hard Day's Night" never gets old for me.

I love this song, though:

Let's talk about food. I'm into the "ancestral health" concept. It's brilliant.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Ketosis. A means of getting from Point A to Point B. Merino wool -- and now cedar hangers, learning the hard way. My job. My family. Clean sustenance -- including organic pu-erh tea. It's magical. And I need to buy more.

If I could add a 7th it would be the dulcet tones of my next door neighbor locking the front door of his apartment on his way out to somewhere as it gives me peace, quiet and the freedom from modern country ballads blasted so loud they can be heard from a block away...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where are people who have time?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sometimes I have a gig on Fridays. Most of the time I wind down from the work week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Mother Nature is Ruler Supreme, and sometimes I wish she would end this human experiment once and for all. At the very least she is getting very upset!
You should message me if
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I've noticed a fairly consistent pattern that lots of single Portlanders are content with working a lot and in general being devoid of time outside of the lives they (we) already have. It's no wonder "dating" in Portland feels like a means to an end rather than a means to a beginning.

And no wonder a good friend of mine imported his girlfriend from Pennsylvania.

I would like to find someone who is enthusiastic, sharp as a tack, and health minded. And isn't going through the motions. To me in the context of a website like this, meeting for coffee is going through the motions. We all have to take risks, people!

I think age and shared interests are pretty much bunk -- within reason. We are all at least 10 years less mature than the same ages 50 years ago. But I find as we age we become more and more self-centered to the point where we're overly concerned about how someone intimate is going to ruin our lives. Stop it! (picture hand slapping here) Or stay single.