Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I want to find someone who shares my interests in life or wants to
explore each other’s interests together. I love reading, movies,
watching (some) sports, walking, photography, writing, travel, and
going for walks. I love trivia and appreciate a partner who is well
informed and follows current events.
What I want is simply to find a best friend who enjoys spending
time together. Once we've established that we can figure it out
About me. Ready list – GO!
I am –
- a bit of a nerd
- often sarcastic
- a dad
- an animal lover, although I have no pets
- funny (at least my mom tells me I am)
- retired (National Guard only – I still have a day job)
- charming (at least I try)
- an over user of parentheses
- a sometimes traveler
- a bit of a potty mouth
I am NOT –
- artistic, no matter how many times I’ve tried to be
- fond of drama
- a player
- a smoker
- a liar
- a hunter (what the fuck is Duck Dynasty?)
I work in IT Security within the healthcare industry. As mentioned
earlier I spent almost 28 years in the National Guard and have
recently retired. I have been to Iraq. It was not fun. Being in the
military does not automatically make me a right wing douche nozzle,
although I met quite a few.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
mostly making mistakes - but I'm encouraged by George Bernard
Shaw's quote - "A life spent making mistakes is not only more
honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I think I'm a good conversationalist and loyal friend. I'm good
with all that techy shit (you have to go on more than one date with
me before I will fix your computer though). I hate to admit that
because although I am a nerd, I'm not socially inept.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
When we meet, I will remind you of someone you once knew....it just
happens...more times than I can recall.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love to read. I mostly read science fiction and fantasy. Personal
favorites include Tolkein, Weis & Hickman, and George R.R.
Martin, Stephen Erickson's Malazan series. I also enjoy reading
non-fiction, mostly biographies and history. I have recently been
enjoying audiobooks during my workouts and commute.
I like most movies and enjoy going out to the movie theater or
staying in and renting movies. Favorites include The Usual
Suspects, Shawshank Redemption, Apocalypse Now, Resident Evil
series, Boondock Saints, The Big Hit, Taken, Band of Brothers,
Shrek, Shaun of the Dead.
Netflix and Amazon Prime have ruined regular television and having
to wait a whole week for the next episode. Breaking Bad, True
Blood, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones. I
also see way too much Nickelodeon and Disney.
I enjoy music, but I'm not a huge audiophile. I can listen to most
types of music, although I don't really understand or "get" rap and
hip hop. What can I say, I'm a 40 something white guy from the
suburbs. Jumping in my "wayback" machine, I actually did enjoy
going to small clubs and listening to live music. Maybe you know of
a good venue you can share with me?
I enjoy most food and am not a picky eater. I am stereotypical man
though - steak, pizza, (good) beer and I'll be set. I do enjoy
dining out and trying new places.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I have decided that I hate this section so I'm boycotting it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Getting my home ready for my new kitten who is joining the family
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Fridays are reserved for hanging out with my kids. Saturdays I am
either going out with friends, reading a good book, writing, or
doing housework in the nude with the shades up.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am a computer gamer...but wait! Don't run away yet! I played a
lot when I was younger, but I've put away my toys now and only take
them out for short periods. I no longer ignore real life to play
You should message me if
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I waited until the end to talk about the deal breakers...not those
I have for others, but the ones that seem to be keeping me from
1. I live in Farmington - yes it is very far south. Apparently to
many of you city girls I might as well live in Iowa.
2. I have younger kids, which means that half the week is pretty
much off limits for dating without finding childcare, etc. Thus I
can not be as spontaneous as I would love to be.
I'm hoping I can find someone who can live within those
limitations, or is as busy as I am. Is that you?
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