Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
At this point, I'm completely clueless about dating - especially
online, and have absolutely no game. I lost my fiance to cancer
several years ago, and every foray into dating - online or
otherwise - has been an utter cataclysmic failure.
That being said...
Military veteran, computer geek, competitive powerlifter (NOT
bodybuilder), former executive protection professional. I'm
described by friends as Clark Kent - I've got the intellectual,
nerdy side, but also the strongest guy in most rooms at any time.
I'm not ashamed of my brawn and physical abilities, but have always
been known more for intelligence. Still trying to learn to be less
of a know-it-all, admittedly, but I'd rather be a smartass than a
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Striving for progress; not perfection. For far too long, I've put
everyone else first, and although I don't regret being there for
them, I've neglected my long-term goals. I love to work hard, but
I'm also focusing on my own self-improvement plan, which includes
playing more, and getting rid of anything from my life that doesn't
enrich or positively contribute to this life experience.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I love to play - and excel - at poker (not to get rich, but love
the challenge), working out (I'm evil-strong - I'm the one everyone
calls to help them move), trivia, and always learning and expanding
my intellectual horizons and life experiences.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Boundless sense of humor
Yeah, the muscles get noticed too - but I'm better known for my
brain than brawn.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
- Technical/work literature
- An occasional Tom Clancy novel
- Too many to list, but yet I'm known as the "Oh my God, you
haven't seen that movie? You got to see that movie" guy...
TV - I try to limit myself to no more than 5 shows that I follow at
a time. My present list:
- The Big Bang Theory
- Modern Family (Guilty pleasure)
- Law & Order: SVU
- Ridiculousness, Girl/Guy Code (Totally comedy relief...
Food - I'm a big foodie (without being snobbish and elitist about
- The Palm
- Del Friscos
(To name a few - yes, I love steak, but also love wild-caught
salmon, other assorted seafood, Asian, and Italian)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Music and humor (Totally hooked on Pandora - especially comedy
Being active and outdoors in this beautiful state
My walk with God
(I don't list family or friends here because I always keep the
distinction between people and things - and live by the addage,
"Love people, not things; use things, not people.")
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
A lot of things. I'm blessed with a very active mind and I gotta
keep it busy - remember, devil's playground?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having dinner with friends, playing poker with friends, working
out, or flying off for an impromptu weekend out-of-town.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I understand the meaning of "private!"
You should message me if
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You're looking for someone genuine, considerate, and fun. Always
looking for people to enrich my life and expand my extensive list
of great restaurants.
Ideally, looking for a potentially serious relationship, but it's
foolhardy to focus only on the goal (destination), and not relish
experiencing the journey.
I met my best friend-that-is-a-girl through online dating several
years ago and I couldn't imagine how my life would be without her
(really, it's totally platonic - she's happily married now).
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