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JoshuaRiggins

29 M Montreal, Quebec, CA

My Details

Last Online
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Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Strictly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Sign
Aquarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English, French

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My self-summary
... I feel socially versatile. questioning. calm.
a little naive maybe.
I talk with my hands. people seem to bring that up a lot.

I feel my young adulthood's giving me the tools I'll need to live out the 'crazy old man' part of my life with a measure of grace. I like crazy old people.
I think I'm well-adjusted. polite.
somewhat introverted.

My interests taken collectively, seem to me a little incoherent. I geek out on a variety of things, philosophy, comic books, records, film, games...the usual I guess.
And I tend to get tangled up in conversations that pitch hazardly across a pretty wide variety of subject matter, tones, and points of reference, depending on who I'm talking to and where we are.
What I’m doing with my life
Job-wise, I'm a freelance writer; I write content/copy for a web-design company. I'm also editing a novel in my spare time, to finance a trip/travel documentary.
As a volunteer/intern I'm working on a series of experimental radio-documentaries for a local community radio station. I'm a former McGill student (philosophy).

I don't think my personal time can be summarized in any coherent way. Lately I've been spending an unhealthy amount of time in cafes writing, which probably explains my appearance on this site.

I'm social but in practice, very independent. I'm also a deeply curious person. I wander neighborhoods aimlessly from time to time; I like the feeling of not being any place in particular.

I like to spend time decompressing in record stores, bookstores, comic book shops, concerts and movie theaters. These places take me out of myself, in a way.

I also spend a lot of time training bjj right now. I find it, and comparable martial arts, like traditional muay thai, calming and beautiful and incredibly fun. And an excellent way to stay humble and focused. My jiu-jitsu family in particular are the most grounded, intelligent, and above all creative people i've ever met.
And in a city of self-designated 'artists,' I think that says a lot.

I'm originally from outside of the city, so left unattended by these activities/preoccupations, I often find I'm outdoors. Which is where my habit of wandering probably kicks in. I like running in particular, and like most of my generation, I enjoy training my body and mind rigorously for some vague kind of end of days survivalist scenario.

When I stay home I like listening to records (actual records), watching odd things, there's reading somewhere in there too, and cooking; though I can't say I actually know what I'm doing when I cook.
I’m really good at
surprising people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This box can't stretch wide enough. I'll have a go at it though:

comic book wise -- I grew up on Jim Lee stuff. I'll read anything Grant Morrisson writes --
My favourites from him are New X-Men. All-Star Superman, and his insane Batman RIP run.
I'm a Deadpool fanatic (Classic, and the Daniel Way stuff).
David Mack's Kabuki. cowboy ninja viking.
100 Bullets.

...you get the idea.

for magazines -- I read Harper's Monthly, and Wax Poetics religiously.

As far as films, my all-time favorite never changes: Dr. Strangelove.
I should probably stop there.

Also, David Simon, Errol Morris and Werner Herzog are heroes of mine.

I also have an abiding love for genre films, particularly Asian crime films.

I'm a bit of an Evangelion geek.

other favourites vary wildly. which may say something about my personality. curiositas run amok

I love Louie.

everything Kieslowski. Sergio Leone & Ennio Morricone.

Vivre sa vie.
Bill Murray in anything.

The Five Obstructions.
Tarkovsky.

Duncan Jones' Moon.

Music. It's anything and everything (I realize everyone says this)

From oldtime hillbilly music, country, bluegrass, etc. and Bobby Darin to afrobeat, IDM, to rap (a big big one for me, I'll admit). Funk. gil scott-heron. justin townes earle.

select jazz -- I'm in love with Nina Simone as much as a figure as for the music she made.
hot jazz, hard bop (Mingus!!), some avant garde stuff, but not much. afrobeat, afro soul.
I listen to a lot of southern soul, blues, reggae (especially old ska, lover's rock, rocksteady, dub), all kinds of different electronic stuff (nowadays especially the artists working off Dilla's legacy), krautrock, gypsy music, west african and south african music, latin, carribbean...you get the idea.

As far as quality writing in non-fiction, Mike Davis and Mark Kingwell are sure shots.
In my youth I had a mild obsession with the beat poets, as well as Bulgakov and Dostoevsky.

There's this South African writer Ivan Vladislavic who I can't say enough about. Like all good novelists, he's far more than just a clever, and gifted writer.

I like Zbigniew Herbert's poetry, and Greg Corso's Elegiac Feelings America.

ok, ok. that's enough...
The six things I could never do without
The sky.

A pen, a brush, or some other writing instrument, and a surface to mark up.

Food -- this includes music. instruments/cooking utensils.

Animals, trees, grass, people.

A city. A countryside.

A used record/book store.

this is either more or less than 6, I guess; you get the basic idea.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- midgets with fat cigars
- what my dog is thinking
- how similar art and gambling are
- what the proverbial girl next door does when she feels her grip on reality start to loosen
On a typical Friday night I am
only dimly aware that it's Friday. My attention's typically somewhere else
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 21–33
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
you're down to earth.
it'd probably be good if you're a forgiving person too -- I always mean well, but there's no denying I can be an idiot sometimes.
...

also worth adding: I'm self-confident in the real world, and I really enjoy making conversation with women generally,
but I also have a sense of how crazy men get when they message girls on these sites (and just generally in any context where there are attractive women -- or attractive profiles of women). Which I can't deny affects my habits.
So there's a baseline creepiness, or baseline douchebag effect in play whenever I try using this tool,
which makes me self-conscious and a lot more reluctant to break the ice than I'd normally be.
I generally haven't used this site much anyways, but I've seen some really cool and intriguing and beautiful looking profiles mixed in with all the riff raff.
So if I don't message you, keep in mind it doesn't mean I don't really (in some cases really really) want to get to know you, or just shoot the breeze.
It might be I just haven't worked off the creep vibe I get on here.
But who knows what time will do.