Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hey there! Thanks for stopping by.
In a nutshell, I'm an adventurous and passionate guy interested in
meeting a similarly minded lady to share it all with.
As far as adventure goes, I'm really into bicycles, and simply just
being out in nature. If you are into kayaking, keep me in mind
because I'd love to do that too! I've done things from snowboarding
in the Alps to snorkeling and free-diving in the crystal blue
waters of the Marianas islands. I'm a collector of skills and
experiences. I have a childlike fascination with aviation and plan
to be a pilot some day. Most of my free time in the evenings during
the week is taken up by martial arts classes. I don't know if I
would ever teach, but I would like to attain the proficiency that a
good teacher possesses. It's something that I've been passionate
about since I was a kid, although its only been an intermittent
persuit over the years. Also, it doesn't take up ALL my free time,
so there is still time to do other things as well....so don't feel
like I might be too busy for you. I promise that wouldn't be the
case! Weekends are about going for a walk, road trips, hiking, or
taking my bike to the local mountain bike trails, or to Brown
County Indiana to ride the trails there. It's adventure time,
pretty much, and I'm open to suggestions. It's cool if you dont
ride the trails, since I have friends to go with.....but we can
find something to do together that we both like!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I would probably need 10 lifetimes to do everything I could
possibly want to do, so I sometimes have trouble narrowing my list
down to the bare essentials. Since I'm not really the type to be a
"starving artist", I've studied both architecture and engineering
in college, and work as a draftsman and designer (although most of
the people I work with call me an engineer). Its doesn't make me
rich, but I can honestly say this is something that makes sense for
me to be doing.
To be honest, I'm actually a stronger musician than engineer.
Engineering just pays better!
I'm also working on what a second career would look like to me. So
far, it won't be at a desk.....but that is as far as I've
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening, daydreaming, drawing, doing things with my hands,
I seem to be good at being underestimated. I look younger than my
real age so that might be a factor. Plus, I've actually had quite a
few different experiences in life, along with many moves (some
here, some abroad), and a lot of new cultures and ideas thrown at
me. I suppose the wisdom I've gained from those things doesn't seem
very apparent. At the same time, this allows me the power to
The first things people usually notice about me
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A lady-friend commented that I'm cute with my youthfulness and that
my eyes always seem to sparkle.
I've been told I'm built like a rugby player. And that I'm "burly"
(whatever that is supposed to mean).
I have a very Italian profile with prominent nose.
My eyes are green and gold.
I'm a combination of 20-something youth and energy with the
experience and wisdom of a 30-something.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I prefer picture books and magazines. Otherwise, I like
works by Anneli Rufus, and Ken Follet. Things related to aviation,
bicycles, or science. It amounts to me having a collection of
coffee table books, more than anything else.
Movies: Epic films, action/adventure, martial arts, certain dramas
and comedies. I don't see many movies these days to be honest, so I
tend to fall back on my collection that hasn't been so recently
updated. If you're looking for specifics, just ask. :)
Shows; I never watch TV, but if I did I would watch Big Bang
Theory, The New Girl, soccer, hockey, and a lot of
Music: Music is life. Music is emotion. Music is the language in
which we speak those things that can never be said with words
alone. If you're not much of a music fan then we will never be able
to fully understand each other. It's pretty important. I love all
sorts of music, really. I can pick a tune out of just about any
genre that I like. I don't play favorites. It's all great in it's
Food: Yes, please! So, for the sake of saying so....I will eat
nearly anything. However, I tend to stick to certain things for the
sake of good health. My usual diet is most akin to the Paleo
lifestyle, and doesn't leave much room for junk food....or eating
out. I do eat those things on occasion, but it's not typical by any
means. I certainly don't eat fast food, simply on principle. This
can make dating a little difficult when a meal is expected since I
end up cooking at least 3/4 of what I eat myself. I think it's much
more intimate to cook a meal with someone special rather than just
paying someone else to do it anyway. I do love variety regardless,
so there is always rom to try a new recipe.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to get my life from A to B, and maybe even C.
Why I live somewhere other than Chicago or a state out west.
I think internet dating has spoiled us some. Doesn't it seem to
perpetuate the idea that no matter what we might find, something
better could be out there so we should keep looking? I think that
we could easily pass up a great opportunity with someone who would
be good to us, and good for us. I can say that throughout my time
on OKC, I have met a 98% match, and a 65% match....the highest and
lowest of the spectrum that I have tried out. I can honestly say
that I had a lot more chemistry with the lesser of the two. That
really is the downside to dating like this. No matter how someone
looks on paper, the amount of chemistry you do or don't have will
make or break it. Despite being here, I still think it would be
great to meet someone in my daily life that I had an undeniable
connection with. That would be really great, but unfortunately
there is a difference being idealism and reality!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Unless I have specific plans I am usually home relaxing after the
work week or at the gym. It doesn't take much to get me out,
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I would live without a car if I could get away with it.
I secretly hate I internet dating and wish it were easier to meet
people doing the things I like to do rather than resorting to this.
You should message me if
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My most basic criteria is that you and I have similar interests,
and that you're not into drugs. I'm really open-minded in a great
many ways, but this is something in which I am not. Consider it a
dealbreaker, because it is. Other than that, let's let our natural
chemistry be what it is. :)
You're active and fun with a sense of adventure and don't mind
having the simple things in life along with the not so simple
things. Also, if a night in with a bottle of wine to share and good
conversation with cuddle time mixed in sounds good to you...then we
have at least one thing in common! I'd also just like you to be a
real person who desires authentic experiences in life and isn't
content to just watch others live their lives while yours falls by
the wayside. I'm not a very good spectator, so hopefully you aren't
content with that sort of life either!
I would love to find a woman I can ride my bike(s) with. Big bonus
points if that would be you!
I'm also a huge sucker for a woman who can really sing.
A little warning: I generally don't respond to messages that
contain only a very short greeting (Such as "hello", "hey", "What's
up?", or similarly generic things). Surely there was something we
have in common or something else that catches your eye which makes
you want to write. Let me know what it is! Some common ground is a
great place to start. Most of us have taken the time to share
something of ourselves here. A little respect for our time and
individuality goes a long way.
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