Well, okay. I hate this, but let's give it a shot. First and
foremost, I think I'm a pretty nice guy. I know you've probably
heard that before, but you have to trust someone eventually, right?
You wouldn't be reading this profile if you didn't believe that.
We've all been disappointed and hurt before, that's nothing new,
but we've learned from the past and are stronger for it. Now it's
time to find something lasting, something real. I'm willing to give
it a shot if you are. Ready? I grew up in (Near North) suburban
Chicago. I come from a close, loving family. I have two parents who
taught me to respect others and the difference between right and
wrong. Those rules came in handy when growing up with my two older
sisters! From them I have three nephews - all now in college.
Watching them grow up has been a highlight of my life. I have a
handful of friends whom I cherish and rely upon. I have a good job
that keeps me busy and forces me to learn something new almost
daily. I value my health, so I run or workout 6 days a week. I own
my own condo, which is comfortable - but not a man cave! I'm really
not into that. I have a faith, but I don't force it down other
peoples throats. Same goes with opinions and views. I have them.
I'll gladly offer them. But I'm sometimes more interested in
hearing your's - whether they match my own or not. I'm not very
interested in arguing about them, because what's the point? I have
a generous heart, but I will protect it. Try to live right and do
your best in all things. Be present when you're needed. The rest is
What I’m doing with my life
Not to sound clichéd, but I see life as a slow journey and, if
you're lucky, a pretty long one. I don't look at it as a tourist,
however, one who seems determined to tick off a list of things to
do before the trip ends. I'm more interested in the desire to keep
moving. If you can do that, the list will build itself.
I’m really good at
Writing, push-ups, running, making people laugh, listening, being
someone others trust and rely upon, cooking for two. Blending into
a crowd. Standing out in a crowd. Being the life of the party!
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm youthful, energetic, have an outgoing personality, and a
great sense of humor. It might also be the auburn hair. Or that I
have a "handful" of freckles. Probably a combination of all of
these. You be the judge!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm all over the place with books from fiction to non-fiction. As a
writer, I will say that I have read non-fictional accounts with
gripping narratives and strong POV's that rival the great novels.
My favorite movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - some
think it's a little strange, but it really speaks to me. If you're
interested, I'll be happy to explain why in person! I also like
Ordinary People, Diner, The Blues Brothers, etc. Music: The Afghan
Whigs, Twilight Singers, Stones, Clash, Radiohead, Replacements,
Phoenix, Ra Ra Riot, Passion Pit, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Real
Estate, Judge, and MANY MANY more. Food: while I'm not a restaurant
foodie, I do love to cook.
The six things I could never do without
The ability to learn
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether or not being on this site is a good idea. If you can help
me answer "yes" to that question, I'd be very grateful because, at
this point, I'm not so sure!
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends at a local place, unwinding after a good
Friday night run and a long work week. Other times I'll stay in
after the run and relax with a glass of Pinot Grigio. It'd be nice
to have someone to join me - I do have more than one wine glass!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I wish I hadn't misplaced the map to that buried treasure...
You should message me if
You're curious. You like to laugh. You read. You observe. You listen. You haven't quite given up on this internet dating thing...AND if you want to meet someone whom your family, friends, and dog will all approve. We'll go 50-50 on cats, which I think is pretty good considering they can be a pretty tough crowd. Kids seem to like me, too, which makes me realize I must be doing something right. So, why not see for yourself...?