Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I know my username is odd, but there is a somewhat interesting
story behind it. It involves a hat, a drunken Russian dance, and a
whip. If you want to know more, just ask.
Pinning down where I'm from is always difficult because I have
homes in Dallas, TX, Clarksburg, WV, Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort,
Illinois, and a cabin cruiser on the Chesapeake. I spend the
majority of my time in WV, but take off six to eight weeks each
year to travel.
I enjoy getting outside and typically go running, kayaking, or rock
climbing after work. On weekends, I enjoy getting out of town for a
ski trip or boating excursion. I frequently cook and am becoming
quite handy and creative in the kitchen.
When not working or engaging in other hobbies, I write. I started
with articles and short stories and have progressed to novels and
While I may have a great job that I love and that affords me a high
standard of living, I'm not looking to be Daddy Warbucks. I'm
looking for an independent, ambitious woman who has her own career
from which she derives great satisfaction. I want a partner, not a
dependent. If this is you, let me know.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Loving my job. Short and simple, this is what I'm doing with my
life right now. I started my own company providing forensic
genealogical services to oil & gas companies and haven't looked
back. I've expanded into educational services and am looking to
expand even further. I'm ambitious and won't be satisfied until I
take over the world.
That said, I am ready to share my life with another. Climbing to
the top has been lonely work, and I hear it is often easier with a
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Remembering things. This does not seem like much of a talent until
you consider just how helpful it is to be able to recall almost
anything whenever you need to.
Information gathering. I'm like a spy; my job requires finding out
information about complete strangers. Turns out I'm very good at
it. The trick is listening.
Building and repairing things. I do my own home repairs and have
helped my dad build outbuildings at his farm for years. As long as
it doesn't involve electric, I'm good.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Dimples. It's always the first thing that strangers mention. The
other day, an older lady I had never met stopped and exclaimed
excitedly, "Oh my God, you have dimples!!!" And yes, she verbally
used three exclamations.
Until last week, the beard seen in my profile photo was the first
thing people noticed. It is now gone, though, as the weather has
warmed up. If you prefer men with lots of facial hair, you'll have
to wait until November.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I enjoy reading. On average, I read two or three books a week year
round. My traveling library consists of about 800 books - and these
are just the books I lug around the country with me. My home
library is much more extensive. I'll read just about anything, but
my favorite genres of fiction are mysteries, westerns, fantasy, and
alternate history. Stuart Woods, Jeffrey Archer, Harry Turtledove,
and S.M. Stirling are among my favorite authors. I also read a lot
of non-fiction that is just as varied. My library is full of books
on history, religion, politics, transportation, warfare, law,
energy policy, genealogy, building methods, economics, and
I'm one of those strange people who do not own a television. I
haven't had one in years and don't miss it. When there is something
I want to watch, I just find it online. Movies are the same way, I
just download what I want to watch or go to the theater. I don't
have a favorite genre, but don't care for most horror movies.
My music tastes vary as widely as everything else. I listen to alt
rock and electronica in the car. At home, I'll listen to the same
or 80s rock or some pop. At work, I listen softly to sax solos,
piano solos, or other relaxing music.
I enjoy good food, especially Italian, Greek, French, and Mexican.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Water - whether it be a pool, lake, river, or ocean.
A jacket - I'm an anomaly; a man who gets cold easily.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
...hosting a dinner party for friends, enjoying a night out on the
town in Pittsburgh or DC, or out kayaking somewhere.
You should message me if
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...you are independent and ambitious, enjoy traveling, and can use
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