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Historian87

27 Ottawa, Ontario, CA Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 18–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 12:45pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Catholicism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Dropped out of masters program
Job
Administration
Income
Less than $20,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Okay)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Update: Had a great time on my trip to Disneyworld. It's a totally different experience going as an adult vs. a child/preteen, though I got to indirectly experience that through my younger siblings. Now that I'm back, I'm faced with reality again, and the desire to get a better job (more satisfying, if not higher-paying) and move forward in my life.

I'm a man who's currently at the crossroads of life. I'm done with university for now, and trying to find my place in the world. I'd say, given my education, that I'm knowledgeable about history and politics. Religiously, I'm a lazy Catholic (and even lazier now that I'm away from home). I'm into anime and video games, but hopefully not too far into the extremes (like cosplay and WoW). I haven't had a real girlfriend yet (though I've had several close friends...that's not a codeword, by the way, and a handful of dates), mostly because of my laziness and shyness (I never know if a girl actually "likes" me enough to date, and I don't want to push things too far until I'm really sure).

I am knowledgeable, cynical, and a procrastinator
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Spinning my wheels a bit. I'm currently working for a survey research company...yeah, I know I'm being an annoying person cold calling people, though I try to approach my job in the kindest and most respectful way possible. If someone says they aren't interested, I don't try to call them again; if someone asks how long it takes, why we ask certain questions, and who's paying for the survey, I'm as honest as I'm allowed to be by my employer. Still, it's not my dream job, to say the least, but it has given me respect for anyone working telephone customer service or sales. I'll never hang up or be rude to them, because I know they're just people trying to make a living, just like me.

My dream is to have a career in the political sector (particularly in research or strategy), or the public service. I also record and guest on podcasts, and usually try and create something artistic every few days (like a video, image or animated gif).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing essays...at the last minute. I remember the time I
wrote two 15-page papers at the last minute. Well, I can't actually
remember what I wrote, but they both got over 80, so I was happy. I might not look it, but I used to be good at fencing...well, at
least enough to get a couple of bronzes at Canada Games. Then came University, and I decided to "focus on my studies." I might get
back in it (and hopefully, in better shape) someday. Good at
most popular video games. Though, it seems like I mostly only have
time to read news and blogs about games, rather than actually play
them as much as I used to.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
"Hey, you've got a red beard!"

And maybe my ability to discuss/argue about any topic.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I hate these kinds of lists (I can never seem to come up with giant lists that other people make), so here's what I can think up:

Books: 1984, A Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter, John Hodgman, the Time Machine, most non-fiction involving History and Politics (I could list some of my favourite political bios, but very few people know or care about Arthur Meighen anymore), trivia/miscellanea/list books, etc. I also listen to audiobooks at work.

Movies: I'm never good a picking my favourite movies. Most are niche sci-fi (think They Live) or generally bad/mediocre movies that I'm strangely attracted to (Clue, Batman & Robin, McHale's Navy...so, yeah). Essentially, as long as there is something in the movie to be made fun of, I'll enjoy it. That also means I like to talk during movies...sorry. That's why I love when people livestream movies or TV shows online; I can riff in the text chat, or over Skype.

TV: What is this "TV" you speak of? The internet provides all of my television programs. However, when I do discover an antiquated television set in some locale (or hop on Netflix), I like to watch: Doctor Who, Jeopardy, most Star Treks, Mythbusters, Red Dwarf, The Thick of It, Community, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Documentaries, Web/YouTube series, etc. Other than that, it's news (mostly political) for me.

Anime: Anything Gundam. If you like Gundam, that will make me over 9000(!)% interested. Not that I'm expecting that, of course. Other than that: Fullmetal Alchemist, Code Geass, Naruto (lapsed), Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell, et al. I don't read manga often, because I don't like paying for them, and reading online just doesn't feel right.

Music: My secret shame: video game soundtracks...but wait a minute! Although I do listen to the classic 8-bit tunes (especially Mega Man), I also like orchestrated, remixed versions which, when one thinks about it, are just the same as any other "regular" music (If there even is a precise definition of "regular music"). As well, I like anime and movie soundtracks, because each piece "connects" to a place in the original work.

I'm also a podcast addict. Whether it's about current affairs, video game news or humour, my phone is always loaded with podcasts for bus trips and boring waits. My favourite is the Ricky Gervais Show.

I also regularly listen to CBC Radio, especially when I run out of podcasts. I generally like the political shows (like The House and Cross-Country Checkup), but I've started warming to some of their other shows, like Wiretap and Ideas.

Video Games: Most games from the classic era (defined by me as the NES, SNES and N64 systems). I was into the classic RPGs like Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger, but I no longer have the time to get involved with modern ones. I'm really into historical strategy games, like Europa Universalis (tip: Venice can't conquer 15th century Europe) Hearts of Iron, and Civ IV. I play a bit of everything, except racing, sports and most other games without much plot. But if you play a game, it's almost guaranteed I'll know something about it. Oh, and the standard shooters (such as Call of Duty), since I don't always have the time to invest in a long, story-driven game. I'm usually on my PC, and sometimes on my 360. I've also got a 3DS, but I rarely use it.

Food: Nothing in particular I'm mostly a picky eater, so I stick to the basics of meat and potatoes. In fact, I can enjoy a meal with just potatoes! I generally dislike fancy food though, especially when you pay money/time just to make the food look nicer. Once in a while I step out of my comfort zone, but usually this requires a bit of peer pressure. I also recently became sensitive/allergic to eggs, which has been frustrating to no end. Though, luckily, I can still eat baked goods.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My computer
2. My family (does anyone not put this?)
3. News, particularly involving politics.
4. Twitter. I have multiple accounts for my different interests. If you're into Canadian politics on it, you might know me from a certain popular satire account...
5. Parentheses (if you haven't noticed yet).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Hypothetical scenarios in my life: If I became a frontline news story, how would my personal life (including being on a dating site) be covered? If aliens invaded, what would be the best survival strategy? Ideas for games/videos/projects that I'm unlikely to ever do.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
a) Following the week's news (political or otherwise), and relaxing as I look forward to the weekend.
or
b) At home, reading/writing blog posts and playing games.
or
c) Doing something else creative (making a video, editing a podcast, tinkering on something in Photoshop).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I don't have much romantic experience. Again, not from some physical or religious reason, but general laziness and not knowing how to "make the moves" (i.e., I don't think I'll ever be the first one to say "I love you", since I'm afraid of offending the other person, or ruining the friendship we already have, if they don't reciprocate). I'll be honest and say that I keep on expecting it to be like a video game, with clearly defined "levels", and with each action on a date having a positive or negative effect on my "relationship XP".

Oh, and I still play with Lego. I take apart the regular kits, and use the parts to make scale models of spaceships and mechs.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
a) You're interested in history, politics, or other intellectual discussion.
or
b) You like video games or anime. (Not a requirement, but at least, well, don't hate them...)
or
c) You think online dating can actually work.