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Montecristo

50 M Livermore, CA

My Details

Last Online
Apr 13
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Scorpio, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Technology
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Has kids
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Poorly), Spanish (Poorly), C++ (Fluently)

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My self-summary
The New and Improved Montecristo Profile. Now with 43% less pretension, 5% fewer ludicrous spelling errors, and 26.4% more humor! There's not much to say about how I look but I'm inclined to be verbose here anyway. I'm 74" tall, with hazel eyes, straight, nondescript medium brown hair (length varies), and a short, crinkly van dyke with threads of blond and red (and gray, damn it!) running through it. I have a stocky build, and that's all to which I'm admitting with regard to my frame. Most of the time, I wear loafers, Dockers, jeans, and oxford shirts, with the top two buttons open and sleeves rolled up past the elbow when it gets warm. I'm descended from French Canadians, Scots, Irish, English, and Native American (Blackfoot) strains, which means I look like the typical white, U.S. Mid-western, mongrel.

I was born in Ohio and moved to California when I was 33. I love it here. I was raised Catholic and attended a small Catholic school system for twelve years but I am no longer a believer. My younger daughter tells me that I have a Latin soul, although I'm not really sure what she means by that.

According to the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator personality theory, I am an INTP, which means an Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinking, Perceiver. We're a rather scarce breed, representing only about 1% of the population (although we're over-represented online due to our attraction to computers and technical fields).

As for philosophy, I'm an individualist with a good dollop of Objectivism thrown in but I'm not a Randroid. Politically, I'm a libertarian, specifically an anarcho-capitalist. I don't believe in participation in coercive politics -- education is better than voting, and direct personal involvement, not vicarious diktats issued through the political process, is the most moral and meaningful form of participation in human community. I don't like pushing people and I really don't like being pushed. I'm a very curious person. I ask lots of questions about anything and everything. I usually read moderately, and voraciously when I have the time and opportunity. I form opinions easily but tend to be laid-back. I have very eclectic tastes in quite a few things like movies, music, art, and literature. I am a diligent dilettante and an incorrigible inveterate verbivore (one who enjoys words and wordplay of all kinds). I love quotes, le mot juste, anagrams, oxymora, sniglets, song lyrics, and poetry. I have a good memory for trivia. I like travel, or at least good sight-seeing, hiking, camping, stargazing, and very amateur photography but I don't make nearly enough chances to indulge in any of these things and tend to be something of a homebody very frequently. I'm not a big socializer but I'm friendly and polite. I am a creature of habit, but my curiosity precludes me being very disciplined about it. I love movies, but only watch television if the company is good. I'm an introvert but I love conversation.

I've been divorced since the spring of 2004 and was previously married for twelve years to a lady I met in college and with whom I am still reasonably good friends. I enjoyed being married, even if my first attempt ultimately didn't work out as optimally as I would have hoped. I have two wonderful daughters aged 23 and 20 (in 2013) who live about 100 miles away and visit me infrequently.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an embedded firmware engineer working in the electrical distribution automation industry. I commute about thirty five miles to work every weekday but I like driving, so it works out okay. Mostly, since being divorced, I've been taking stock of myself and enjoying life and pondering the road. I can be ambitious, but I have not been a person of epic dreams and big life plans. I tend to believe that life is to be enjoyed as you go. I have a reasonably comfortable existence that tends to suit me. Lately though, I've been kind of restless and in the mood to consider more involvement with things besides my career, especially now that my daughters are getting older and begining to set out on their own adult journeys.
I’m really good at
getting a laugh, being an ear, reading aloud, reading a map, assassinating arachnids, investigating strange nocturnal sounds, reaching the top shelf in the kitchen cabinets, writing software, explaining things, problem solving, and thinking outside the box, being resourceful and somewhat handy.
The first things people usually notice about me
is the collection of small pornographic figurines adorning the brim of my fuzzy, day-glo orange, zebra-striped, ten-gallon hat. [Did I type that out loud?] On second thought, maybe it's just my sense of humor they notice first.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
As I said, my tastes are very eclectic.

Books: I like both fiction and non-fiction. I'll read almost anything if it appears interesting. I like history, Austrian Economics, philosophy, poetry, novels in a variety of genres, plays, various technical topics, travelogues, kinky smut, etc. My Amazon wish list looks like the inventory for a small public library, but with better selections. Okay, I wish. Anyway, I like reading to others or listening to someone else read -- it's kind of a distant second favorite indoor sport.

Movies: If the story is good, I'll watch it. I'm a self-confessed motion picture addict. Of course, I have a Y-chromosome predisposition to be attracted to powerful machinery, spaceships, people shooting at each other or sword fighting, and noisy, fiery explosions, but I will also watch, and love, classic old movies, romantic comedies, "serious" dramas, (sans shooting even) historical pieces, documentaries, and have even been known to risk being caught dead viewing "chick flicks." Movies with good company are the best. My secret guilty pleasure is that I even enjoy some "kid" movies.

Music: I'll listen to almost anything but tend to shy away from country and western and rap. I'm partial to jazz and classical. I like both old and new music. I love good or interesting lyrics. I sing, but only for my own amusement/entertainment.

Food: I tend to enjoy a variety of things and will try a lot of things at least once. I tend not to cook for myself but will indulge eagerly if it's a cooperative effort. I favor spicy stuff. I am un-apologetically carnivorous and a conscientious user of condiments. I like Mexican, Chinese, and Italian cuisine in particular and I have an addictions to barbecue, lasagna, and good pizza.
The six things I could never do without
1) a tongue of newt
2) 3 scruples of dried or evaporated bats' blood
3) a lock of dead man's hair
... oh, wait, actually, I *can* do without those things, really. Honestly, I burned that Vincent Price cookbook and poured the entire last batch of that formula down the drain without touching a drop ...

Okay, for real:
-- an aggressively curious imagination
-- a sense of possibility
-- music
-- good conversation
-- ability to reason well
-- sense of humor
I spend a lot of time thinking about
damned near anything and everything. I'm opinionated and principle-centered but open-minded and reasonably tolerant, most of the time. I speculate freely and revise often as I get better informed. I'm intuitive but hardly ever trust first impressions. I have an insatiable curiosity and I believe that an active mind is never bored.
On a typical Friday night I am
nowhere near the scene of the crime! ... er ... probably going to stay up later than I do through the week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is no, it really wasn't like that when I found it. It would probably not be fit reading material for the eyes of small children. OK, I admit it: I'm not cool enough to super-conduct; that might have been a hyperbole. It's hardly private if I'm willing to talk about it here, is it? All right, I relent: in a fit of introspection once, I accidentally identified my Secret Super-Hero Weakness, that being: I suspect that my imagination is the one unguarded avenue to my heart. I'm also fascinated by creativity of all sorts. For anything else anyone wants to know without asking in person, there's blogging/online journaling. I've done that, sporadically, but I'm not linking it here. If I won't put it there, it's something I won't tell someone I don't know well.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 30–50
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
if you read all the way to this point and are curious as to why I did not include a table of contents, if you find my house on fire when I'm not home (if I am home, DON'T message me, I'm trying to get out of my burning house!) or if it's a day of the week whose name ends in "y," or if you've merely the inclination to exercise your typing fingers. I write back (unless I haven't been online here for a few days) but I rarely bite, unless it's a full moon or I'm outrageously provoked... or inspired. I don't make untoward appraisals of ladies' charms or lewdly proposition people, ...er, at least not ones I've just met, and I'm not the type who sends others embarrassing pictures of his anatomy, or shocking pics of anyone else's anatomy, for that matter.

I realize that many people, especially guys, use this site as a means of arranging convenient hook-ups and if someone's into that then I'm probably going to come off as too reserved for them. That isn't me. I love sex, but I'm neither careless nor casual about it. Let's try having some fun dating first. To that end, if you want an interesting and potentially fun introductory e-mail conversation with a nice guy which could turn into a meeting for a cup of coffee or perhaps an evening of dinner and a movie sometime, if we subsequently become disposed to do so, then by all means, drop me a line. Who knows where it could go with the proper chemistry?