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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 21–28
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
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White, Other
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body type
Mostly vegan
Graduated from university
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs
English, Latin (Poorly), Other (Fluently)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A lot of girls seem to be looking for a "good-hearted guy." I'm going to assume that this means they want their man to have a properly pumping pulmonary (valve).

I want to lay it out straight from the beginning: To the best of my knowledge, my heart is solid. One doctor called my coronary artery "cavernous" and another said that my left ventricle is "pretty legit" (her words, not mine). My heart has pumped willingly all day and all night for over 26 years, which is longer than the BPM station on SiriusXM. When I go mountain biking, it delivers the pumps in a high-performance environment, and when I'm reading your profile, it calms the eff down, like it should. Unless you make my heart go pit-a-pat ;)

I'm Chris, a guy who likes to do things and stuff. I have all my teeth, some skills, and a bearded dragon named Igor. He is old and wise, and probably doesn't approve of online dating. But I'm okay with that, because I've actually met some pretty cool girls on this site. I'm back again to see what happens.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
A little bit about myself: Pro photographer, YouTuber and entrepreneur. Avid mountain biker, car enthusiast, and breather of air.

So now that we've covered the basics, let's delve a little bit deeper. Personally and professionally I do all right. I really enjoy what I do for a living, have free time to pursue my interests, spend time with friends and family, do a bit of traveling, and meet new people/try new things. I also find time to make mistakes, forget peoples' names, and ride into the occasional tree when mountain biking. I'd say it's a good balance.

Self-employed. I have a few different photography businesses/specialties - Headshot photography, where I work with mostly corporate/business clients and some actors/models, a freelance, wedding, and automotive photography business, and the most recent venture that has to do with virtual panoramic tours. It's a blast being able to turn my passions and interests into businesses, and experience things that I otherwise wouldn't without a couple cameras strapped around my neck.

I'm also a "YouTuber." But not the kind you might think. I'm not the male Jenna Marbles, or a gamer. Instead, I garner millions of views/month (I know, insane) with an automotive channel that I started with an online car magazine. How does that work? Well, I strap a GoPro to my head and test everything from Fords to Ferraris on the street and around race tracks all over the country. It's a dream job and I'll admit, it's a bit surreal sometimes... Someone had to do it though.

Edu: I went to Albion and studied geology for my undergrad. So I'm a photographer who just happens to know some things about rocks. It's very gneiss. Halfway through college I started studying business on my own, met a mentor, and did an apprenticeship. I finished up my geology degree but my heart was in my photography business. I went with it and haven't looked back.

This summer - starting another business with a friend, meeting new people (people I've never met before, not newborn babies), road tripping, camping, practicing to be a racecar driver, and doing an excessive amount of mountain biking. You know, the important things in life.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Things and stuff. Myelination.
Writing funny craigslist ads that sell things and stuff above market value.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
1. I have a face.

2a. I am not wearing a cowboy hat (sometimes I wear a cowboy hat)
2b. I am wearing a cowboy hat (this would be one of those times)

3. They notice that it is me, and not somebody else.

4. They notice that I think this is a question filled with lamesauce and that it's time to move onto favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food. Go!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I've been reading a lot lately. I'm mostly into nonfiction books about psychology, neuroscience, biology, entrepreneurship, food, or people. Once I read a book about vacuum cleaners. Highly recommended.

Food: Big fan. Whole-food, plant-based since college. Mostly vegan (not the smelly kind). But it's not a religion. I enjoy eating out, especially in Ann Arbor, but I still cook at home a lot. California red wine is bueno, and that crafty beer that is all the rage these days isn't bad either. I also like water.

It's 2015. All the good ones, you know which ones...

Music: I listen to a lot of Spotify and SXM. I've been really into some of the new alternative and chill-house stuff that's been coming out. I'll listen to a little bit of everything though depending on my mood and what I'm doing.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
You know what's so great about people? We're pretty adaptable. So with that in mind, I could probably do without a lot. Especially if I had the proper training. I would live in the woods with nothing but a knife, a loin cloth, and my wits. And maybe command a small army of ninja squirrels. That'd be the ideal situation...

But...since I live with a bearded dragon in Livonia, around a bunch of old people, and not in the probably goes something like this:

1. What
2. Everyone
3. Else
4. Puts
5. Here
6. And Chipotle. Because guac, yo.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Here, now.
Later on.
The other day.
That thing.
If "that's what she said."
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Relaxing, meeting up with friends, chilling with family, forgetting that it's Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Recently became addicted to The Bachelor. Dammit. If you haven't seen Season 19, go watch it now before you finish reading my profile. Go ahead, I'll wait.

Okay, now that you've seen that, I can tell you why I'm here. New Friends? Sure, but I already have friends. A relationship? Meh. I've been doing that for the last 4 years. Maybe. I've met some great girls on here in the past. So hey - what the heck, we'll see what happens. No expectations: I'm just here for the possibility of making a connection, to see if we click, and to go from there if clicking occurs.

What am I looking for in a girl (besides a pulse)? Well, I don't want to list off a bunch of traits, because that's no fun - but I'm going to do a little bit of it anyway: I'm typically into girls who are smart, funny, and have a strong, confidant personality. I don't really have a physical "type." We just need to find each other attractive. That's as much as I'm going to say, because honestly these things aren't written in stone. I think Chemistry and real connection run deeper than a bunch of checkboxes.

Also, when I was a little kid I ate too many carrots and turned orange. I believe it's called Carotenosis. I got better ;-)
You should message me if
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If you think we might hit it off, and you think I'll think we'll hit it off, then that's a good start to thinking about messaging me to see if we'll hit it off.

First date, what to expect:
Fun times with sweet rhymes. Spending dimes. Mexican beer accompanied by limes. Mimes. Wind chimes?

What not to expect:
-Skydiving. Definitely a worthwhile shared experience. Not going to happen. Also, many of the things listed above in "what to expect."

You've reached the end of my profile.

This is where you decide to either shoot me a message or go check your Facebook and ignore everything that just happened. If it's the latter, I hope your notifications are filled with valuable interactions; not just invitations to play Candy Crush. Seriously, no Candy Crush.

Cheers [sips beer, signs off]