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LapsedLuddite

35 M Atlanta, GA

I’m looking for

  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 26–36
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex

My Details

Last Online
Mar 1
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Leo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Technology
Income
$40,000–$50,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm 33, and mostly happy to admit it. Graduated UGA in 2003 and stuck around for too many years working crap jobs for crappier pay, but I know now that it isn't my destiny to become a multimillionaire rock star. I moved to Atlanta almost four years ago and vastly prefer ITP to OTP.

I love writing, blogging (but not about my dating life), live music, working out (well, "love" may be a bit too strong an adjective for that, but I enjoy it), and karaoke.

I am witty, charming, and not a morning person. I think long walks on the beach are mostly a waste of time. Find a secluded spot, recreate that famous scene in From Here To Eternity, and move on. Lot less sand in the shoes that way.

I enjoy a nice romantic date, but would love to find someone who I can get together with; we can crack open a bottle of wine, remove our pants, and sit around watching Netflix Instant.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm starting grad school part-time this spring, while holding down the day job (hoping this doesn't kill off all my remaining free time), and also looking for a better day-job (dare I say even something I could happily call a career instead of something I often trudge to in the weekday mornings with some trepidation?) This may involve a move either out of the state or possibly out of the country, but I'd like to stick around Atlanta if I can help it.
I'm also trying to write a novel, but that hasn't been going well of late.
Beyond that I spend a lot of time daydreaming about the vacations I would take if I had more money or more time off allowed at work (or both.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being humble? I hate to brag, but it's a requirement here so...
I can speed read over 700 words/minute (on easier things, not so much the Faulkner's and Joyce's and so on. Plus those words are better savored.) I've been playing guitar for over 16 years and singing for longer than that (but lousy at trying to do both at the same time -- I'm working on that).

I also really enjoy karaoke and have gotten pretty good at singing (either to the tape, or with the actual band down at 10 High and Metalsome.)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Eyelashes, if I'm wearing a hat or not, and...smile? Let's go with that. And statistically at least, I'm pretty tall, so that too.

And sometimes I wind up rocking a vest and tie, even outside of work, so the alternate answer is "how overdressed I am."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Infinite Jest, really anything written by David Foster Wallace, anything by Richard Powers, and anything by Margaret Atwood. I also enjoy Tom Robbins, Lydia Davis, Umberto Eco, Michael Chabon, Christopher Moore, and am looking forward to sinking my teeth into some Joshua Ferris soon.

Movies I love: F For Fake, Dazed & Confused, 12 Monkeys, Breathless, the Squid & the Whale, Ghostbusters, Happy Accidents, Annie Hall, The Graduate, A Face In the Crowd, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Bubba Ho-Tep, Chinatown, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Music: like the above categories, too many to list them all, but I'm currently listening to a lot of: Ryan Adams, The Gaslight Anthem, MONO, Sleigh Bells, Explorer's Club, Dirty Projectors, Killer Mike, El-P, Long Distance Calling, The Replacements, and Mr. Bungle's California album.

Food: I enjoy BBQ, good old-fashioned Southern cooking, Cajun food, sandwiches, and am willing to try almost anything if it's spicy.

TV: Archer, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Bored To Death, 30 Rock, Bob's Burgers, Louie, and old Family Guy/Simpsons episodes.)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Something to read, some form of music, food, water, and good friends and family.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where I'll be even a year from now, Australia, and why more people don't use the Oxford comma.

And I also wonder whenever the "Similar Users" feature describes a match as "More Adventurous" how many other people see that and think about the Rilo Kiley song.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either out at a concert, at a bar with friends, possibly in Athens (or on a 3-day-weekend vacation trip), or staying in with a movie or book and some good music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I think there are quite a few good songs on Chinese Democracy.
You should message me if
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You also get into arguments about the necessity of the Oxford comma, or if you've read all of the above and think we might really get along.