Find better matches with our advanced
matching system

—% Match
—% Enemy


34 Philadelphia, PA Man


I’m looking for

  • Everyone
  • Ages 18–99
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 6:14pm
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body type
Atheism, and laughing about it
Aries, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Science / Engineering
Open relationship
Mostly non-monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Has dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently)

Similar Users

My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hi, I'm Erik. Raccoons and cephalopods freak me out.

I've been living in the Philadelphia area for five years now, but I still feel kind of new to the area. I spent almost two years trapped in the purgatory of northwestern suburbia, and then a year in a very undesirable part of South Philly. Now I'm in Roxborough and appreciating the quiet, which probably means that I'm old as hell.

Also, I'm seeing someone. It's not exclusive, but I'm not really actively looking for dating/ass. Mostly, I'm looking for people to hang out and have a few beers with either at home or while I'm on the road, since I travel a lot for work (I totally welcome messages from guys, by the way!). If you can show me a good bar in a city that I'm not familiar with, we'll get along really well. If we do hit it off and hook up, though, my girlfriend will know about it.

Oh, and if I message you and you live a million miles away, it's probably because I spend a lot of time (and have a lot of time to kill) in your area as part of my job.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Spending a lot of time on airplanes. I'm on a first-name basis with a distressing number of employees at the Philadelphia airport.

I work for a big clinical research consulting company that's based in Massachusetts. I live in Philly, though, and work from home when I'm not traveling. It's pretty great.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Utilizing outside-the-box thinking to shift paradigms and formulate proactive action plans, thereby tapping into the synergistic energy of a dynamic market space. But seriously, my day to day life involves a hilarious number of buzzwords and TLAs. This is why I drink.

I also have a knack for making offensive and off-color jokes without pissing people off, which is good, since that makes up at least half of my sense of humor. I can't say the same thing about when I crack bad puns, though; I'm afraid that that rightly makes people want to punch me square in the jaw.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have three Y chromosomes, six Adam's apples, pecs on my abs, and fists for nipples.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I tend to skip over this section when I read profiles. I don't really care if we have similar taste in music and books, and it's very unlikely that I'll judge you based on what you're into.

The best book that I have ever read is Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground. The worst book that I've ever read (and probably that has ever been written) is State of Fear by either Michael Crichton or Dan Brown. I honestly can't remember which hack wrote it and I don't care enough to check Amazon.

Otherwise, I read a lot of fantasy, sci-fi and satire. George R. R. Martin, Dan Simmons, Frank Herbert, Maria Doria Russell and Terry Pratchett make me tingly where books should not make anyone tingle. I'm slightly terrified of re-reading a lot of the books that were all holy-shit-life-changing when I was younger for fear of realizing that they kinda suck.

As for movies... honestly, if it's not a romantic comedy, I will probably enjoy it on some level, especially if I have someone else to watch with. I grew up watching MST3K religiously, so while I can watch The Shawshank Redemption, The Usual Suspects and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari a million times and take something new away from it each time, I can say the same for Space Mutiny, Santa's Slay and Pumaman. The jury's still out on which I actually enjoy more.

I have terrible taste in music. According to Google, the last few albums I listened to were The Joy Formidable, Deltron, Metric, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Massive Attack and Rush.

I love to cook, but only when I have someone to share the meal with. Being a stereotypical man, there's nothing I love more than dropping a slab of a formerly cute animal onto a fiery grill. Steak, chicken, sausage, unwanted pregnancies... if it's made of meat, I can make it delicious with culinary magic purchased directly from Penzey's Spices. I'm also a big fan of stuffed food; for some reason, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms etc. are extra-delicious when pumped full of some completely unrelated food. I also have a bit of a sweet tooth, which I routinely satisfy with more Oreos than any one man should ever consume in one sitting.

Can we add a section for radio shows and podcasts here? Give me Welcome to Night Vale, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me, and Girl On Guy (I will fight you for Aisha Tyler).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
wtf, omg, omfg, lol, rofl, and very strong liquor.


Okay, so perhaps a semi-serious answer would be good.

1. NPR (specifically Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, Radiolab and Morning Edition.)
2. A whole god damn lot of black coffee
3. A DVR so that I don't miss the embarrassingly large number of shows that I miss while I'm gone during the week.
4. Google chat (Hangouts, or whatever they're calling it these days), which is the only chat client I can use at work
5. Gadgets, in their many wondrous and questionably-useful forms. Seriously, I read blogs about mobile operating systems on a regular basis. It's embarrassing.
6. Post-It notes. I go through about two pads a week.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Hypnotoad vs. Glow Cloud.

I think about science a lot. Specifically, I'm really interested in the way that public perception of science and the scientific method affects awareness of and attitudes toward everything from medical research to health care to general public policy. This generally results in fist-clenching and raised blood pressure.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I usually don't get back to Philly until six or seven on Fridays, so Friday plans usually involve late dinner and beers somewhere in South Philly. Let's do something on Saturday night instead.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am weirdly attracted to left-handed people. I have no idea why this is.

A quick note, by the way. This prompt is not ironic. If you think that it is, then you don't understand either the question or the meaning of irony. Also, if you don't respond to this prompt, I'm just going to assume that you're a pretty boring person.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Do you like beer and whiskey and bad movies and spontaneously finding places in Philly that you've never been before? Let's do one or more of those things.

Oh, and I may be in the minority here, but if I show up as online when you want to say hi, I'd usually prefer an IM to a regular message. Conversations are more fun than correspondence, you know?