Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Nerd, amateur cinephile, pirate (?).
I'm a financially independent 30-something deciding what I really
want out of the next stage of my life. I'm past dealing with
relationship games and putting up with bullshit. If you are mature
but still enjoy being goofy and having fun, then we'll probably get
along just fine. If you can't be honest or are just looking for
someone to support you, then don't waste my time. I'm looking for a
partner, not a pet. Well, I do want a dog -- a real dog, not one of
those yippy pocket accessory.
I'm making plans to transition from renter to owner in the next
couple years. Eventually I'd like to start a family. If you don't
ever want kids, then we can definitely still be friends, but
understand that is something that will be a conflict in the long
run. That's not to say I don't mind practicing making kids until
I love eating meat. I don't care if you do, as long as you don't
mind that I do. I'm also a proponent of organic and homegrown food.
If you're a picky eater, including highly restrictive diets, don't
expect me to plan meals around you; I've been down that road and
don't intend to do it again. I think food should be enjoyable, not
In general, I agree with OKCupid's personality assessment of me.
What I’m doing with my life
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I work mornings through the early afternoon, typically just on
weekdays, which leaves me with a lot of flexible time in the
evenings and on weekends to do whatever I want.
I like to ride my scooter or head up to the mountains to hike and
poke around in the river looking for gold when the weather is nice.
It's more catch and release than actual prospecting as I've yet to
find more than a few specks, and nothing worth saving, but it sure
is fun and a good workout. I also plan to do some camping this year
(the real kind where you hike in 6+ miles and there is no cellphone
I also have a habit of starting new and diverse projects, which in
turn means picking up many random hobbies. Mostly I just enjoy
researching how to do new things but I'm a hands-on learner.
Occasionally I even finish one of them.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Starting new projects! Finishing them... not so much.
I have spent the last 20 years or so working in technology so that
probably tops my list in expertise. Hardware, software, whatever...
just give me a few minutes to brush up on my coding and I'm good to
Reverse-engineering, cross-engineering, and over-engineering.
Engineering, in general.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Physically, my hair, my eyes? Meta-physically, that I make a lot of
sense for not making much sense at all.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Shows: Dr. Who, Castle, Sherlock, Burn Notice, It's Always Sunny,
Star Trek (TOS, TNG, Enterprise, and Voyager, but not that DS9
crap), Archer, Bob's Burgers, Vikings, Suits, House of Cards (US),
Rake (Australia and US), Californication
Music: Pandora Shuffle (Mornings - John Butler Trio/Rusted
Root/Johnny Cash/Fleetwood Mac, Work - Daft Punk/Lindsey
Stirling/Escala/David Garrett, Nights/Weekends - NIN/The
Food: Spicy, like dripping sweat spicy. Also, just about anything
stuffed with cheese. My thoughts on "habanero poppers" would surely
give Pavlov something to study. And bacon, mmm... bacon.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
"Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most" -- Mark
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
... simple solutions to complex problems, complex solutions to
simple problems, and inevitable problems with any solution.
... the Kobayashi Maru.
... how to permanently wipe all "mustache on a stick" and "mustache
on a finger" pics from the internet.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having a beer with my neighbors and catching up on Netflix or any
episodes I missed over the week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've messed with Texas and I'd do it again.
I'm smarter than most people think I am; I'm probably not as smart
as I think I am; I'm definitely smarter than necessary; I can be
quite the smart ass.
You should message me if
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... you don't mind dry snark and clever wit.
... you want to have either a meaningful or meaningless
conversation -- I do both equally well.
... the idea of living in the middle of the desert on a futuristic
farm sounds exciting.
... the idea of living on a tiny houseboat off the coast of Alaska
for a few months sounds tolerable.
... you want to go camping or hiking in real nature, not just
undeveloped urban "nature."
You SHOULD NOT message me if
... you have overweight issues. It's a huge turn off for me and I
assure you there is no relationship potential.
... you don't have a job and aren't in school, unless you're
legitimately between jobs (short term) or independently wealthy
(long term) and find productively throughout your day by other
... all you do when not at work/school is complain about
work/school. Everyone has bad days, and it's okay to talk things
through when you're stressed, but I'm not interested in being your
full-time social worker. I need someone with the ability to
productively address her own issues.
... you capitalize He, Him, and His on a regular basis. Faith is a
strong tether, but let's all just agree that there is no empirical
evidence that supports a magical being watching over everyone and
then sentencing our mystical eternal life force based on 80ish
years of accountability.
... your eyebrows are painted on.
... you have a mustache.
... you have a habit of committing to plans and then flaking out.
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