"Only the shallow know themselves." - Oscar Wilde
"Except for me and you love, everyone's the same." - Rise Against
"..." - Charlie Chaplin
I'm motivated and adventurous, and despite being a software engineer in the finance industry by profession, I'm always hoping to be more of an artist at heart. That's why I'm working on my own software company in my spare time and take up creative hobbies. One of these is the novel I'm trying to write and the other is the rock album I'm trying to record.
I try to be a respectful person because I believe the anonymous internet and the overpopulated city of strange and fleeting faces makes it all too easy for us to be rude and dismissive. I try to love deeply and to find things in the world that are awe inspiring and remind me of my purpose, which is clearly bigger than the midtown office jobs we all slave away at. I try to be a loyal friend, to empathize and sympathize and to show those I care about some form of affection, and to not allow the pop culture ideal of what a man should be to shape me. I like to be silly and make fun of myself as much as anyone else, especially those I feel closest to and most comfortable with. Hopefully my match out there doesn't take herself too seriously either and can indulge in a little self-deprecation from time to time as well. The women I have always felt the most tender feelings for and the strongest bond with have been caring, affectionate, adventurous, honest and open, curious about the world, silly because they haven't lost their best childhood trait, creative and spontaneous but also introspective and philosophically inclined. But above all else I think emotional balance, intelligence and sense of humor are probably the most important traits. I hope to find someone with as many of these qualities as possible and strive to be the kind of man who is worthy of such a woman when I do find her.
This came out longer than I had intended and probably not as humorous as most women want a guy to sound, but it's as honest as I could make it and hopefully that counts for something. If you're looking for a guy who can make you laugh, then I can hook you up with my midget friend... he's hilarious. Ok that was offensive. I apologize to all the vertically challenged folks out there. The content of this last bit does not reflect the opinion of okcupid or its affiliates or even the author who wrote it. I immediately regretted (tiger-woods-style) ever having made that statement, but I do want everyone to know that no midg--I mean, vertically challenged people were harmed in the making of this self-summary.