I don’t hunt or fish, I don’t own a gun, and I don’t even have any big knives. I’m a west sider in eastern Oregon. If you are looking for a guy who is more comfortable in Portland or Seattle than here, and perhaps you are too, I think we’ll get along.
I’m an independent person and thinker. I am an only child and grew up outside DC in a community that fostered independence, so I was (and still am) kind of a free range kid.
I work in local government. I get to know a lot of people in my community through my job and I have earned a fair amount of respect. I’m a member of the local Rotary club and I volunteer through that and other opportunities.
For entertainment, I prefer to be outside and doing something active that doesn’t involve a motor. Cycling, flat water kayaking and XC skiing are my most common activities, but I am open to others. I prefer to ride my bike than drive. Let me be very blunt: you MUST be active if we are to be more than friends. Going to the gym doesn't count.
Even if there was a club scene in my little town you probably would not find me there very often. The local bistro is more my style. I do drink, but I know my limits and respect yours.
I went to high school in the 1980s and I still like the music. I have most, but not all of John Hughes’ movies. They are joined by Dogma; The Blues Brothers; Star Trek and James Bond; Princess Bride; the original Pink Panther; Zombieland; Love, Actually; Serenity and more. I’ve seen “Idiocracy” and I’m scared for our future because I think it’s happening. I could totally geek out on Star Trek, Star Wars and Firefly, and would even be up for a little cosplay if I had a willing accomplice. Unfortunately I know my way around a needle and thread about as well as I do quantum physics.
My musical tastes range from Latin pop to ska, alt country and dance, even though I personally think I dance only marginally better than Elaine.
I’m an atheist, there you have it. But I might be an agnostic. We all came from something, but I’m dubious that it was sentient, more dubious it was benevolent, and completely flabbergasted at the idea that we, with so many flaws, were created in its image. Lest you think I‘m some kind of militant, one of the volunteer projects I work on is with a local church. I support marriage equality and a woman’s right to choose. I don’t think the government should meddle in either.
I'm not really sure why I am on here. Based on my experience, meeting people online brings out the worst in us rather than the best. There is no inquisitiveness, no depth, no patience. I demand all three in my friends and someone who might be more.
I’m developing an increasing suspicion that many of the profiles on here are fake. Prove me wrong. Respond to an email once in a while, or be proactive and send me one.