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FailedYuppie

33 Chicago, IL Man

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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 26–35
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
May 16
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Leo
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Banking / Finance
Income
$100,000–$150,000
Status
Single
Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Born in Chicago, grew up in Rogers Park and the suburbs. Went to college downstate, worked for a nonprofit for a few years, then moved to Dallas for a promotion and to get my MBA. Now I'm back in Chicago and happy to be closer to my family.

I'm funny, smart, in shape, and mature. I like pets, charity, working out and people who can have fun, meaningless conversations.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Career stuff
- Project management for a bank, moonlighting as a PM for a friend's software company
- Helping a friend write a business plan for a non-profit
- Trying to learn R, Python and a few other programming languages on a remedial level

Personal life
- Working out a lot. A friend introduced me to kettlebell training, and I was shocked at how bad I was at it. Personal challenge.
-Reading. I feel I have to make some use of this iPad I got
- Getting back into wrestling (MMA style, but professional if I can find a good costume obviously). Looking to get my purple belt in BJJ by end of next year
- Adopting a new dog. I'm glad I didn't bring Minnie up for this winter, she couldn't stand the light snow dustings in Dallas, so she never would have forgiven me for this.
-Giving. It's a lot like volunteering for an organization, except different. I end up at about one charity event every other month, uncomfortably bothering the staff and trying to not look too immature eating hors d'oeuvres

Stuff on the back-back-back burner
-Continue traveling/writing. I was in Saigon about a year back as my first serious international trip, and I feel guilty I haven't taken more in my life.
-Learn to dance. I feel like every adult should be able to do this. I can't.
-Surf? Does everyone say something like this? I guess...
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I wrote a travel blog article for a friend that got 500,000 visitors. I mostly just used curse words so I guess that's what sold it to people? I guess I'm a good writer/blogger/funny guy.

(If you want to check it out....... http://go-go-go.org/2013/02/04/how-to-visit-chicago-like-a-chicagoan/)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Reading a translation of Jorge Borges' short fictions as a sort of literary challenge - to see if I can actually figure out all the meaning of Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote. To balance that out, my light train-ride reading is the Karla trilogy by John LaCarre. Generally I like short story collections because I tend to get pulled away from longer reads. Lost in the City, How We are Hungry, etc.

Other readings:
- Gawker: good to stay up on what Taylor Swift is doing
- Ken Jenning's twitter: stealing all his jokes
- mobile Wikipedia pages so I can be certain of things like whether the Quakers and Shakers are different groups

Movie taste is all over the map, but generally low brow. Usually if I'm watching a movie it's because I'm out with people or it's in the background while I'm doing something else. Michael Bay, Will Farrell comedies... all that. I liked Hugo and The Kings Speech and other Oscar-bait stuff as well, but I'll admit to not being a Criterion Collection guy.

The Wire, Deadwood, Community, Fargo, New Girl, Arrow, Unsupervised, Discovery Channel shows on giant snakes. I'm on a big Hulu/Amazon Prime kick right now.

Music? You might say I'm a bit of a music snob. Frankly, if you don't know who Kanye West, Taylor Swift or Katy Perry are then maybe you need to get to my level, scrub.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- peaty scotch
- a book on statistics
- youtube videos of dogs
- Amazon prime/instant
- A Derrick Rose jersey someone important gave me
- ......
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Spaceships??

Interesting little bits of literature. The concept of a self. Perception. Investment plans.

I like to stumble on long weird articles online I guess. Like this about bringing cheerleading to India: http://deadspin.com/how-the-king-of-good-times-and-dan-snyder-brought-ind-1685633849
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Not much usually. I try to do a hard workout Saturdays, so drinking a bunch Friday nights ends up being a bad idea. Sometimes I'll try to see friends who like to do a Friday night karaoke thing...