Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm staring down the barrel of approaching middle age. Like a deer
caught in the headlights, waiting to be run down by the old age
truck. It's as if I am slowly rising from some strange torpor and
realizing that my twenties slipped away without my achieving any
major lifetime milestones, just a sort of groggy extension of my
teenage years. I find myself wondering if the reason for it is that
I did not have the right person in my life to reach those
milestones, those hallmarks of adulthood, by my side.
But I loathe all of the traditional venues for meeting people and
socializing, and lack the skill set to transmute a social
relationship or blossoming friendship into something romantic and
physical even if I were so inclined to frequent those places. It
feels at times like I missed a class in college where they taught
you what the next step is after you realize you like someone, and
how to act on it.
I'm an introvert, a homebody, and a thinker. Long walks in the
woods with my dog are much more my preferred environment, and there
is a scarcity of human companionship in that. Which really, is a
blessing and a curse at the same time as people take turns
fascinating and disgusting me. I dabble in psychology, sociology,
anthropology, philosophy, and anything else that can help me
understand people. Typically it only manages to further alienate
I feel at times like a modern day Diogenes, carrying my lamp in
search of the woman that can hold my attention and interests. So
far that's a dry well.
I'm in the process of trying to start a small business and set down
some roots. I feel strongly that our culture's tendency to
neo-nomadism is a large contributing factor in the dissolution of
community, family, and traditions. I hope, having traveled the US
and a good chunk of Europe, to spend the bulk of what remains of my
time on this earth In and near my hometown. I take a lot of pride
in where I'm from and how that has shaped me as a person, and hope
for a local girl who feels the same. It's an intrinsic, inescapable
part of our personal identities that too many in my generation are
quick to discard and belittle.
If we must travel, I like places of historical significance.
Colonial Williamsburg, The Lost Colony at Roanoke, the battlefields
at Thompsons Station, TN. You will catch me on a beach only under
I refuse to define myself with simplistic terms like "fun" or
"adventurous", these are flimsy cop-out terms that serve only to
make the user seem generically interesting. Besides, what's fun to
me may not be, and probably isn't, fun to everyone.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working part time for Nationwide Insurance in Fredonia, NY while I
finish my Bachelor's Degree in anticipation of taking over the
family agency when mother decides to retire.
Contemplating joining some friends in a business venture to start
up a microbrewery.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Nothing in particular. Lifetime of dabbling leaves one with a broad
range of "sort of good at", but no real expertise.
People tell me I'm something of a gifted writer, but in the spirit
of ourselves being our own worst critics I can't seem to see
I am a wellspring of useless trivia and information.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The people I'm hanging out with, lol. I tend to fade into the
background in most situations.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Favorites, eh? Hm, well I am fond of JRR Tolkien, George RR Martin,
David Gemmel, Joe Abercrombie, Patricia Briggs, Laurel K
Hamilton... Arrow is an alright show, love Big Bang Theory...
I don't as a rule, care for music. It's background noise at best
and a nuisance at worst. If music is required for an activity, I
like things that are fast and high energy, with a solid melody. I
have a soft spot for Mozart and Bach, but enjoy Iron Maiden, Tyr,
and the Cruxshadows equally.
I tend to find food a chore rather than a pleasure. I like food
that is warm, spicy, and plentiful. This could be anything from
Buffalowings to a Chinese buffet. I can usually find something on
any menu. I adhere to the principle that anyone who considers tofu
fit for consumption is either a fool or a liar.
With movies I tend toward the slightly campy, with a preference for
horror and action films. Particulaly if there is a subtext of
social commentary, it's what makes a movie like Night of the Living
Dead or Robocop have much more of a cult following and therefor
staying power than something empty and flashy with special effects
like the Fast and Furious Franchise.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Food, water, shelter, sleep, caffeine, and sarcasm.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Life, philosophy, psychology, Human behavior... Basically why
things are the way they are, and how could they be better.
Politics, history, science, anything I can use to cobble together a
story or a scene.
... And puns. Lots and lots of puns.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sitting on this or that video game or board game with friends. Or
perhaps a game of cards. Socializing at someone's house for sure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I hate to travel. Growing up my parents wanted me to be cultured,
so I've been dragged to nearly all 50 states, Canada, Mexico,
several Caribbean islands and about a third of Europe. I've been
there, I have the tee shirts, I have the photographs, I'm done. If
I never have to go more than 50 miles from my house again, that
would be wonderful.
You should message me if
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You find awkwardness and puns endearing.
You can only ever concieve of the term "Foodie" as something
You've actually put some effort into your profile. A short, empty
blurb about how you are "weird" and like to "Have fun" is vapid and
meaningless. I will automatically assume that you are equally as
devoid of personality and worth as an individual.
You're from South of the St. Lawrence. I've nothing against
Canadians, lovely people most of the time, but crossing the border
for a date or hookup is just too much of a hassle these days.
Who are you looking for?
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