Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I seriously thought about deleting this profile. A few friends
suggested I keep it open because you just never know. I am however,
going to write one of the most brutally honest profiles you'll
I think you can sum up me in one word: grounded. I am long since
past my days of hanging out in bars on a regular basis. I have a
house, a dog (who is like my kid), and stay active by running and
training for a few races a year. With the exception of not giving
two shits about sports, I'd like to think I'm just an average guy -
one who still believes guys should open doors and walk women to
their car at night. I'm not out to change the world, but will be
the first to lend a hand to a friend that needs one. No, I don't
look like Ryan Gosling, have a Harvard education, or make a million
dollars a year. And I'm okay with that. In the same vein, I am not
looking for a Yale educated, supermodel, who is a regular Martha
Stewart at home. Who you are, everyday, is what's most important to
me. I CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH! Where you went to undergrad, what
you do, who you know, how much you make, how many stamps you have
on your passport (sometimes I think this is a damn contest on
here!), your crossfit class - whatever. None of that stuff
impresses me. What impresses me is your character, your moral
compass - those types of things.
Some people will take my directness as a turn-off; they shouldn't.
It just means I know what I am looking for and won't waste either
of our times. Booty calls / flings / anything of similar nature:
that's not why I am on here. I am hoping to find someone interested
in developing something of significance. Maybe one day marriage and
a couple of kids.
I rarely email anyone, anymore. Emails from guys hardly ever get
answered. Women are just inundated with shirtless d-bags that can't
be bothered to write something more than "Ur hot", or something
equally neanderthal-like. If something piques your interest, please
say hi and a little something else.
I am also not going to continuously email you. If after a few
emails you aren't comfortable exchanging phone numbers, or
otherwise making plans to meet up, I'm checking out. This
online-stuff doesn't really work unless you actually meet up.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Being a dog dad / homeowner / realist / runner and trying to raise
I spent the last bunch of years working as a mechanical designer
and going to college part-time for finance. I left the full-time
gig to focus on the education stuff. My career was stalled, the job
was very stressful and taking a toll on my health so I decided to
I'm also a drummer in a cover band. This is our guy's night out
type thing - just our way to blow off steam.
Other spare time activities are transporting dogs for a couple of
rescues and running.
The breed of furry folks I help:
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Talking to my dog in goofy voices and opening jars
....oh and killing bugs....I understand that is important to some
women so I thought I'd mention it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Maybe my eyes - they are blue. I was told sometimes I have a very
stoic facial expression.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Unfortunately I mainly read text books but try to read Grassroots
Motorsports, Atomic Ranch, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg
Don't ask me about TV shows; I don't watch them.....and I don't
mean like I say I don't watch TV and watch that crap on Netflix on
my computer....I mean I don't watch TV.
Rock and Roll is pretty much my default setting when it comes to
music. I wish I could lie and say I like some band you've never
heard of, but I can't. The classics like Led Zeppelin and Van Halen
will always be close to my heart. I do enjoy playing the one-hit
wonders like OK-GO's "Get Over It" and "Teenage Dirtbag" by
Wheatus. I also admire singer / song writers like Beth Hart who can
mix a bunch of different genres - blues / rock / gospel / whatever
and sing it with as much feeling as they do. That chick could bring
the house down singing "Happy Birthday". Okay, so this is a cover
Food: I like Italian and Mexican. Hate eggplant.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My dog Scotty - he gives me a reason to laugh nearly every day and
a reason to drag my butt outta bed (mainly because I know he has to
Music - love jamming with the guys & I dig my Sonor drums
A comfy pair of jeans
Chipotle - nothing beats a 3000 calorie burrito after a long run.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
House stuff / dog stuff / car stuff / investing stuff. I will tell
you, I get annoyed when I am on a date and I feel like I am being
looked down upon because I have not traveled extensively. However,
that other person does not know the rush I get from stringing a lap
together where you hit every one of your apexes at Summit Point.
Different strokes for different folks. It doesn't mean I wouldn't
like to travel more. It just means I like car stuff and if I have
no one else to consider......
Why it is there are a lot of women who say they are looking for a
nice guy but then chose not to walk that walk; they stick with the
assholes? As it turns out ladies, there are still some nice guys
out there; you just aren't open to dating them.
If "new to the area" or "just moved back" means "In a month I'll be
a recent memory." I'm not interested in being your tour guide for a
If everyone's self confidence is above average, wouldn't that
really make everyone's self confidence....average? Perhaps someone
needs a paradigm shift.....or some humility....
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Ghost ridin' the whip. Nah actually it's like what it says on a box
of puddin: "cook and chill - and baby that's what I do every night,
I cook - 'n then I chiiiilll." Saturday night is a little
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I was once set up on a blind date by a divorce attorney.
If you don't find that ironic and funny as hell, I'm not the guy
for you. (Just for clarification - I've been engaged but never
married. The divorce attorney just happens to live in my
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Most importantly: you are looking for something serious and you
understand that the only way for dating to really work is that
sometimes you have to be willing to be vulnerable....and you are
okay with that. I'm not talking about being a little bit vulnerable
so that someone will like you more. That's called manipulation. I'm
talking about being vulnerable without expectation.
I'm going to throw this out there too: at this point I am REALLY
skeptical of trying to date someone in the DC area again. The sheer
amount of self-aggrandizing in that town is fucking mind numbing.
But if my profile really resonates with you and you think we could
click, by all means, please email me. However, please don't tell me
you are different because you are not originally from DC / NOVA -
because no one is originally from inside 495!
You don't smoke and are active. I've significantly eased up on the
running this year, but I ran about 900 miles last year and that
included two marathons. If you can't walk up 4 flights of stairs,
we are not going to be a good match.
Not a deal breaker but I'd prefer you don't have kids. I'd like to
be a Dad to at least one of my own. If you have a kid and having
another is a non-starter for you, I'm not interested.
Again, not a deal breaker but truthfully, tattoos are like bumper
stickers on a Ferrari to me. I just don't get the appeal.
If you are vegan or vegetarian, you won't give me a guilt trip when
I order a steak. I don't have a mouth full of molars so I'm not
limiting myself to only eating plants.
You understand I don't care about college and pro sports. I'll be
social and watch a game once in a while with a group of people. But
left on my own, I simply have better things to do with my time.
That's not to say I won't embarrass myself in a kickball game. I'm
just never going to care about sports beyond the social
I find drunk people funny (even though I rarely drink to excess
anymore) and stoned people absolutely annoying! If getting high is
your thing, then rock on. But I don't want to date you.
Also bonus points if you have an artistic streak.
I like to collaborate with people. Taking on a project is bonding.
Painting a room. Making dinner. Doesn't matter other than being
able to step back and say, "We did this together." That's important
Please say something more than 'Hi" or "How are you?"
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