Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
am an INTJ, and a force to be reckoned with.
I'm not afraid to say I've been on too many dates (I've lost count)
while oddly enough, I don't go out on that many dates. It's just
the way it is.
I am not afraid to get to know people.
I am not afraid to be vulnerable and be hurt, but I am not
interested in being social to be social.
I am not afraid of emotionally investing in people.
not afraid of risks
, and I look for opportunities where I find
Notice my age range...it's wide for a reason. This is the 21st
century, more people in America are single than there are married
have a hard time getting out of their own way...why add more
(totally cool to disagree, but no need to be militant
My folks have been married for 36 years -- on marriage no. 2. The
basis for their marriage was anything but ideal. I think there is
too much focus on the "ideal" (what I call "on paper performance")
and not enough on the kind of person you are emotionally, mentally,
and physically connecting with (what I call "real world
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
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
I run a beyond-gluten-free food distributor and it's extremely
challenging because the food universe is so cutthroat (like dating
in Portland). I'm one part sales director, one part human
resources, one part warehouse guy and one part delivery driver.
It's a bit like a fishing boat that steers like a cruise ship.
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).
aside, not much has changed.
I like my dad, have a knack for coming across numerous critically
strategic people throughout life.
I am also good at giving good phone, good email, and good company
-- even in front of the most disinterested audiences on the
For better or worse.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My eyes and my kind face. My eyes say
"You can't go wrong."
Most people find me to be a conundrum at
first, but recognize my intelligence immediately.
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. I HATE wasting food. And some "food for thought"
regarding umm...food: if you're a vegetarian on the basis of
ecological reasons I have two tidbits. One, pasture raised animals
are becoming more and more commonplace alternatives to factory
farmed animals. Two, pasture raised animals actually contribute to
ecological sustainability in terms of agriculture. Joel Salatin's
"Folks, This Ain't Normal" is a really important read.
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
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend a lot of time thinking, period. Sometimes I am in a black
hole of negative thought. Sometimes I feel so powerful I can solve
all of the world's problems. Sometimes I feel like humanity is
beautiful and sometimes I feel like Mother Nature should just end
this human experiment once and for all.
Thinking is cathartic.
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
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I have a hate/love relationship with Portland. This is good,
because there are plenty of things to hate about Portland and
plenty of things to love about Portland. Balance.
And I'm superstitious, I believe in mystical bullshit.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Everyone says that meeting in person is the only way to...whatever.
It's true, it is. But we're not interacting initially in person.
We're here. The pattern I see from people who want to meet right
away and skip the word foreplay is that they just want to meet to
I'm looking for someone who isn't hung up on the idea that online
dating "doesn't work" and the only good use for a forum/service
such as this is to be social as "time permits".
My preference is to slow the process down because it's too
dismissive, too fast, and people are rejecting perfectly fine
opportunities for reasons I can't understand. Actually, I do
the tendency is for people to stand in their own way by looking at
others in terms of who/what they aren't rather than who they are
and what they bring to the table.
If you're really interested
then we should meet and get to know one another. We need to use
word foreplay, though, because I'm not meeting up right away
needing to produce an Academy Award winning performance (read:
social orgasm) in 5 minutes -- just to go out a second time.
Foreplay is good. Spending time with people is good. Getting to
know people is good. How can anything good happen in a flash? I
mean, really? Like it came purely out of a microwave?
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