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40 Surrey, British Columbia, CA Man


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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 27–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating

My details

Last online
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5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Not at all
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Likes dogs and has cats
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The two things more than one friend have said are that I should either be a stand up comic or a counsellor.

I'm usually pretty calm and patient. Unless I'm hungry; then all bets are off.

I prefer small intimate dinner parties or cafe chats to bars or clubs. Actually, that's a bit of an understatement. I'd prefer a root canal over a club, unless there's a band I went there to see.

Organized sports and I aren't really on friendly terms. We see each other around but keep our respective distance. So you won't often catch me watching a Canucks or Lions game. But I'll stick around if you want to.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work with people with developmental disabilities, mostly teens but quite a few adults. It's a challenging and rewarding job and every day is different. It keeps me on my toes.

In my free time, I build guitars, ukuleles and banjos. I also host a ukulele circle once a month.

Other than that, the typical things people do: Hanging out with friends, spending too much time online, figuring out how my cat plans to kill me next or trying to make the world a better place in my own small way everyday.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Turning mistakes into "design features," especially when building an instrument. There are a couple of cute quirks on my first ukulele as a result of a collision with a concrete floor or the edge of a table during the building process.
Staying calm in a crisis. In my job, I deal with a lot of young people and a few of them have some severe emotional issues. My team tends to look to me to remain grounded and calm during those times when there's blow-ups.
Losing my keys. If this was an Olympic event, I'd get Gold. And then promptly misplace it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The large flock of doves that fly off, startled and in slow motion, every time I enter a room.

Okay, a friend recently told me that she felt instantly at ease when she saw my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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TV: I haven't been watching too much lately, but in the past I've enjoyed Doctor Who. I love the quiz show Quite Interesting. And Top Gear UK, which is weird because I am so not a "car guy." I like police procedurals, too. The CSI series, Numb3rs, Lie to Me.

Books: Dean Koontz, Carl Hiaasen, Martha Grimes, Douglas Copeland, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett...a mix of comedy, fantasy and mystery, mostly.

Food: I love seafood. And pasta. Seafood pasta is obviously my favourite.

Music is a huge part of my life and I love all kinds. It is so more much fun to talk about in person rather than create a huge list that you may or may not relate to.

Movies...I used to love movies. I even worked at a Rogers, for crying out loud! But I've fallen out of movie-watching practice. When I do, I'm a huge fan of some foreign movies, docs and clever comedies. Perhaps you could introduce me to some of your favorites!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm going to go ahead and let you assume the usual needs (Friends, family, tech stuff like phone/laptop, love, sleep) and try to share things that are particularly important to me:

1. Something to stimulate my brain (see #2)
2. Music, either listening or playing.
3. A soft pillow and a firm pillow.
4. An occasional rainstorm.
5. A nice kitchen knife and a decent sautee pan.
6. My car. Unless you live right downtown, it's bloody impossible to get anywhere without one.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where I am going and what I'm going to eat when I get there.

How beautiful it would be if the whole world renounced violence. Then I could conquer everyone with just a butter knife. (Just checking to see if you're paying attention.)

My family. Some of it is far away right now and I'm frequently planning trips to see them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Looking at the handy-dandy planner in my phone, I could be:

Attending a live taping of a podcast

Celebrating a friend's birthday

Fixing a guitar for a friend (sadly, this one was a lost cause but don't worry. It'll be harvested for parts and reborn in new instruments)

But I'm usually just trying to decipher the cryptic riddles that were written on a piece of ancient parchment wrapped around a broken amulet the Gypsies discovered in the basket I was found in as a baby. Apparently, once I unearth the other half of the amulet, I'll find True Love and take my rightful place as the Chosen One, or something.

So, y'know, typical 'guy' stuff.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I wasn't actually found in a basket by Gypsies when I was a baby.

It was more of a hamper, really.
You should message me if
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You can help me solve the enigma of my disappearing keys. Seriously, it's getting ridiculous.