Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hi, I'm Ken, thanks for visiting! A few phrases that might describe
me: ruggedly handsome (haha, well I had to try). Skewed toward the
intellectual. Somewhat dry sense of humor. Physically fit in a
thin, wiry sort of way. Adventurous spirit. Incurable optimist.
Curious about everything. Slightly nerdy and proud of it.
At the moment I am enjoying life with great friends and lots of
amazing things to do. But at the same time I 'm looking for someone
to share life with in a more permanent way. At some point in the
future (though doesn't have to be right now) I want to be married,
start a family - same as most other people on here. So here's a bit
about what I'm looking for.
Chemistry - mutual attraction - is very important up front. We all
know this, even if it does seem a bit shallow. But before long it
becomes obvious that there are deeper points of compatibility
required to make a long-term relationship work: personalities that
"click," similar values and priorities in life, compatible
astrological signs (no... wait... scratch that last one and replace
it with "shared interests").
Regarding shared interests, here are a few things I enjoy doing:
running long distances. Climbing rocks. Backpacking in the
mountains. Watching Netflix. Going to concerts. Intense
conversations on topics of life, philosophy, science, literature,
or anything else random. Kayaking. Watching one hilarious YouTube
video after another. Learning something new. I think the process of
discovering shared interests and/or developing new ones is one of
the most exciting aspects of a relationship.
Finally, I believe that we are all created in God's image, and that
we were made to love and to be loved. Our worldview - what we
believe about God, the universe, and our place in it - informs our
deepest convictions about how life is to be lived. So if I'm going
to spend my life with someone, I need them to also love God and be
committed to following him.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Professionally, I'm a software developer in the oncology group in a
life sciences/applied sciences company. I work on software
applications that are used to manage and report on information
related to clinically actionable genomic variants. I'm in a
successful career and enjoy my work.
I enjoy being active and staying physically fit, preferring sports
that actually take you somewhere - running, rock climbing, skiing,
kayaking, backpacking, and occasionally biking. I ran my first
marathon last year and plan to do it again this fall. I
occasionally go to the gym but would rather be outdoors. Adventures
in the backcountry are awesome and I try to do one each year.
I like to read books, though I haven't done much of it lately.
Pretty much all genres (except self-help) - novels, fiction,
nonfiction, fantasy, history, science, economics, theology, etc. I
love learning new things and have an innate curiosity about the
I love music, and find that playing guitar helps me engage my
creative side after a very logic-focused day at work. I can boast
no great ability but am trying to get better, and play regularly at
church. I like to spend time volunteering.
I like quirky, unconventional board games and party games.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Roasting marshmallows. Explaining the rules to board games. I'm
also a copy/paste ninja.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm hovering a couple inches above the ground. It's really
hard to miss.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: A lot. Some examples: War and Peace, The Language of God, A
Tale of Two Cities, A Briefer History of Time, Collapse, various
Russian novels, The Great Divorce and anything else by C. S.
Movies: Lord of the Rings, Dark Knight, Star Trek, Mystery Men,
Shows: Sherlock, Big Bang Theory, House of Cards, Breaking Bad,
Castle, 30 Rock, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Covert Affairs
Music: Just about anything, especially if it's live. Ann Arbor has
some great music clubs. Let me know if you'd be into a trip to the
Food: Italian, Middle Eastern, Thai, Indian, meat & potatoes. I
LOVE cheese and like to seek out new varieties.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out with friends, relaxing at home, or catching up on chores that
have slipped during the week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a pretty good Dr. Horrible costume. I once read Pride and
Prejudice and actually thought it was pretty decent; could've used
You should message me if
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...you're still reading this. Presumably that means you saw
something in the above text that interested you, right? If you
think we might be a good match, feel free to say hi.
It's always nice to meet new friends to do stuff with, so if you
just want to meet up for a concert or some rock climbing, that's
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