Why I'm here:
I came to OkCupid after my wife left me. I found someone (not here), and had not been on since. Now here I am again, still rooting for love, but I'm really just interested in making lady friends. I'd consider a relationship, just not actively seeking one.
Most of my background is in the security management, done the bouncer thing, construction, and was in the Army. Most recently I worked in a call center doing customer service and it is probably the job that has had the most impact on my outlook towards humanity in general, and how I communicate with people. Ladies, if you are notorious for feeling unheard or misunderstood, start dating guys who do customer service. I LOVE customer service, and I'm good at it. I've also done a hodgepodge of other work of course.
I generally prefer for people to think I'm an Atheist, but I'm not. Basically if you think the earth is bigger than the sun, or that the universe is ~6,000 years old, we probably can't be friends. Other than that my spiritual life is intensely personal and you don't need to know about it unless you want to. It's also a big enough part of my life to bring up in my summary, so yeah.
I still don't have things figured out yet. Never finished college, but pretty set on completing a teaching credential. Currently I'm staying with a Christian family that operates very much like a commune, which is awkward being a non-Christian, but awesome at the same time. I am, "living the adventure," and trying to have a good time doing it. As Bill Hicks says, "it's just a ride."