Romantically, I'm already taken by my wonderful girlfriend LuckyStarGazer. Sexually we're in an open relationship and I am actively looking for a good, long term friendships-with-benefits partner. It's important to read that as FRIENDship-with-benefits, preferably a friend who gets along well with my girlfriend as well. I'm not inherently opposed to shorter term relationships or a recurring fuck-buddy if the sexual chemistry is there, but my preference is something with more substance than that.
Also, so I don't get more messages about it, my education is listed honestly, as is my income. Though I have not gone to college but I am well educated through other means, hobbies and personal interests. I work as a software engineer for a company that is in New York and, until 2014/15 when they intend to open an Ann Arbor branch, am working remotely from a home office. Primarily, at the moment, my job consists of iOS/Android app production, consulting and server API stuff.
(Yes, my profile is too long...I know. Life's busy, I'm getting around to shortening it, cutting things you've written and feel are still indicative of yourself is, surprisingly, harder than adding them.)
I strongly favor straight out honesty in my self-representation rather than the "not technically lying but hopeful half-truths" that most people seem to like building they're profiles out of. If I've written something on here, it is true to the best of my ability to express it. I realize that I'm probably failing to attract some people I could otherwise be by being honest but being honest and blunt from the start makes life so much less complicated and saves a lot of drama that might otherwise come up.
As is implied by the previous paragraph, I really like painfully blunt people. If you would rather say something to my face then dance around or hint at it, then you're likely my kind of person. If I had to pick one thing that the people I tent to connect with share in common, it's that they're very open and up-front personalities.
I'm a Burner, one week out of the year I live in Black Rock City. On the Playa I can usually be found living somewhere around 9:30 & G. If you don't know what that means, then just ask and I'd be happy to explain.
I like going out to eat, a lot; hanging out in restaurants and talking, playing cards or working on my laptop is something I really enjoy. I would rather spend money going to a restaurant and hanging out with a friend than buying something physical. Spending time with good people makes happiness, things don't.
I tend to like a bit of everything, usually without correlation between any of the hobbies, habits or desires, which is where I usually get eclectic comments from. I'm good at fitting into many different scenes and situations, as I've wandered between some very diverse and unrelated social circles in my time.
I have a fondness for lists. I really don't know why, but there is something about lists I've always found appealing. I've tried not to make any of my profile out of lists, since they always feel like such a cop-out in that sense, but I keep being tempted.
I like thunderstorms and playing in the rain. I also like playing in thunderstorms; I realize that isn't always the safest idea, but really, what SAFE parts of life are fun?
I HATE sleeping alone. Only sometimes, on very rare occasion, would I prefer to sleep by myself. The vast majority of the time I just want someone there to hold, to feel and to cuddle. Cuddles are one of lives best luxuries.
I like the dark, I like white outs and I like intense fog. There is something very comforting and pleasantly surreal about having an extremely limited vision. I've been told that I have extremely good spacial skills and memory, so I guess I don't tend to experience the fear of being lost or without bearing that most people do.
I'm a Morris Dancer; Morris dancing is a form of traditional english folk dance. It's kind of hard to describe accurately, but it is a synchronized form of set dancing that involves a LOT of jumping up and down. It's reasonably enjoyable to watch, but it is, in my opinion, primarily for the enjoyment of the performers.
I like dancing in general, particularly Ceilidh, Contra and other old forms of social dance. There is just something magically wonderful about dancing. One of my life goals is to achieve a passable level of skill in every commonly practiced form of dance still in existence. I somehow doubt that I'll ever actually achieve that goal, but it's a nice thing to think about.
I love music, but then again, who doesn't? Music isn't "my life", as I always hear people say, but it is something that I greatly enjoy. I have a very large collection of music and it has a representative from pretty much every genre in existence somewhere in it. I've never found a musical genre that I didn't like at least SOME music from.
I love cuddling, it's one of the very best things in life and one of my two personal favorite activities. Cuddling while watching movies, cuddling while reading, cuddling while playing cards or cuddling while doing pretty much anything at all always makes me happy. If you like cuddling, I guarantee we could form a friendship off of that trait alone.
I love goth/industrial clubs, there is something very appealing about both the music and that scene. It's been a VERY long time since I identified as Goth myself, but it's fun to play along sometimes.
I LOVE cats, but I'm allergic enough to them that I can't keep one. I can be around them for a reasonable amount of time, but after too much exposure I start to sneeze, itch and have trouble breathing. I do, however, still love cats.
I'm immensely interested in Sub-Cultures. I especially love Cyberpunk and Steampunk. I don't fit into any of them, but they fascinate me.
I'm an affectionate and very tactile person, both in and out of relationships. Human contact is a beautiful thing.
I ride a motorcycle. At the moment I'm riding a Kawasaki Ninja 500R. Riding is awesome, wanna go riding sometime?
I don't always clean shave, but when I do I clean shave with a straight razor. Straight razors are, you know, the dangerous ones best known now from Sweeney todd. I'll admit that I don't clean shave terribly often anymore and just keep stubble, which is really just because I SUCK at mornings.
I hula hoop. Yes, you read that correctly. Hooping is awesome, what of it? If you want to hang out sometime to hoop and chat, especially during the summer, let me know!
I love cuddling, I love sex and I love strong emotional relationships. I realize that these are all very separate things, though I very much enjoy indulging in them individually, I feel that they are best enjoyed together when possible. I'm not particularly monogamous by nature, though I'll occasionally have monogamous relationships anyways.
I'm one of those people that always starts naturally waking up around midnight/one and likes to be out at night rather than during the day. I'm the type of guy keeping 24 hour gyms and restaurants in business.
On the subject of gyms, I am a handball player. The singles/doubles sport, not the team sport. Outside of the US it's know as Gaelic, American or Irish handball. For those unfamiliar, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_handball. If you're a handball player and would like to play a game, let me know! I'm a member of 1on1 Athletics and usually play court games there and street games on UofM central campus. If you're NOT a handball player, I'd be happy to introduce you to the game! Don't be shy about asking.
I'm always trying to improve myself, even though doing so seems to have fallen out of fashion in modern times, I feel that always working to improve oneself is a very important thing to do.