I’ve tried writing this a hundred different ways. I think I’ll give
open and honest a try this time. I won’t feed you a list of
meaningless adjectives, or a line of BS, you’ve read on every other
profile; rather, I’ll tell you a bit about the real me. I realize
that according to the rules of online dating I’m supposed to be
ultra-confident, totally content with my life and the direction it
has taken, and here simply to meet new friends and maybe find
someone to add to the perfection that is already my life. Isn’t
that what we read on most of the other profiles? The truth is I’m a
neurotic mess. There are parts of my life I’m happy with. There are
parts that are seriously lacking, and I’m obsessed with filling the
voids. I’m lonely. I want to find someone to fall insanely in love
with. I want to find someone that falls insanely in love with me. I
want a partner in crime. A soul mate. I want to come home to one
beautiful, amazing woman every day and feel like the luckiest man
in the world for it. I want to get married and start a family. I
want to buy a house and start a college fund and take horrible
family vacations where I say “don’t make me turn this car around”
every ten miles until you threaten to divorce me if I don’t shut
up. I want to get old, play scrabble on the porch and eventually
die having lived a meaningful life full of love. I can’t think of a
better way to spend my life. Is that too damn much to ask for?
After all, what’s more important than love? Ok, maybe it’s a bit
unrealistic, but can’t a guy dream?
What I’m doing with my life
I just moved back to Dallas from Montana. I'm missing the snow and
the mountains and trying to figure out where to go now.
I’m really good at
After revisiting my self summary, I would have to say I'm really
good at being a bit too forthcoming with things I should probably
keep to myself!
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea, but I would like to think that the first thing
people notice is my devastating good looks. Ok, that's a load of
crap. Maybe the first thing people notice is that I always look a
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read way too much. My favorite book is Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler.
I read everything from John Sanford's Prey series to Moby Dick
which I reread every year or two. I always get something new out of
I love the opera. I go as often as possible.
I like acoustic, folky music like Jose Gonzalez and Neil Young. I
love Pink Floyd.
I've been watching Breaking Bad, How I Met Your Mother, Raising
Hope, and The Walking Dead on Netflix and Amazon. Sherlock is
awesome. And I recently became hooked on Dr Who.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order: Mr Bubbles (Dr Bubbles on a bad day), good
books, Juno on blu-ray, Dr Pepper, passionate kisses, chocolate
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My life -- what's missing, what's good, and what's bad. I spend
time thinking about how to improve what's good, fix what's bad, and
find what's missing.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't have a typical Friday night, but I'd like to.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I never know what to say in a first email. I want to say something
like "Wow! You're beautiful and I loved x, y, and z from your
profile which I actually read because I'm not a total douche. I'm
writing because I want to leave no stone unturned in my search for
love and not because I'm hoping to nail you on the first date." I
never say that though. Maybe I should give it a try.
You should message me if
Anything I wrote resonates with you in any meaningful way.
You're a good listener.
You find me even slightly attractive.
You're not a "Woo" girl.
You're not looking for an 'until dawn do us part' relationship.