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  • Ages 35-44
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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5' 8" (1.73m)
Body Type
Average build
Doesn’t have kids
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
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I live by a code. A strict code. A code best summed up here:

Anyway, the vitals: 5'8, ~168 lbs, negotiable facial hair, if any of that's important to you. I wish I could say I was over six feet tall and had a full head of hair, but I'm not, and I don't. Genetics are a bitch. I do my best with what I've got, though. Like my calves - if you like strong calves, I may be your guy. Leg calves, for the record. Not baby cows. I have a small apartment and could not possibly keep more than one of those.

I'm responsible, and debt-free adult, but I'm also a big kid at heart. I follow current events, pay my bills on time, take care of myself physically, emotionally, and financially - but I love Star Wars and South Park and listening to loud music, too. I also love breakfast burritos. I cannot stress this enough.

I find Bill Murray, the Marx Brothers, Tina Fey, Mitch Hedberg, Eugene Mirman, David Cross, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Ron Swanson, and Statler and Waldorf hilarious, if that helps you figure out what I think is funny.

I clean up well, but definitely enjoy dressing down on occasion, too.

I try not to take for granted how fortunate I am in my life to have my health, a safe place to live, food on the table, and plenty of toys to keep me entertained.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Realizing that tomorrow is not promised, and that I need to take advantage of how awesome today can be if I let myself enjoy it. More yes without hesitation; less no with trepidation. Own this shit, you know?

And looking for a new job! Fear not - I'm not an unemployable slug. I resigned from my last job and decided to take the summer off to recharge my batteries, since I'd burned myself out pretty badly in my last position. I'm happy to talk about it, but I don't want to bore anyone to death with the details here. Trust me, though, when I say it was my best decision ever : )

I love watching live performances of almost any kind. Concerts in small clubs or large arenas, stand up comedy, plays, and everything in between, really. I hate not having tickets in hand for some kind of upcoming event.

Various: watching movies, either in the theater or from my personal collection; going out to fancy dinners for no good reason; going out to cheap dinners for no good reason; going to 80s night at the Crystal Ballroom, going to the Lovecraft Bar for drinks and dancing (preferably on Brit Pop night) ... and who knows what. Bring it on!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Landing excellent seats for concerts (I have a method, and it works), and making my friends jealous at how many I attend. Sleep? Yeah, eventually.

Embracing my interests, even if I know others aren't into them the way I am.

Occasionally making a total ass of myself, sometimes on purpose, but mostly not. (Also, semi-graceful recoveries).

Being a diplomat during stressful situations (usually at work).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I'm all, like, eloquent and shit.

My blue eyes. Maybe the bags under them when I don't get enough sleep?

That I'm sometimes slow to respond if I need a moment to consider a thoughtful answer.

That I'm not afraid to admit when I don't know something. I don't know a LOT of things. If I'm the smartest guy in the room, I'm in the wrong room!

The three tattoos on my right arm, if I'm wearing a short sleeved shirt. They prove my geeky bona fides. If I let you see them, you'll know how.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
This could take forever. Let's talk about it in person, shall we?

Powell's is a DANGEROUS place. However, my favorite novel ever is "Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Movies: If I had to pick my three favorite movies of all time, though, they'd probably be "The Empire Strikes Back", "L.A. Confidential", and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". But there's SO MUCH that I love! Vincent Price movies, Eastwood westerns, John Carpenter movies, my Criterion discs ... it goes on! Have you seen "Run Lola Run" or "The Devil's Backbone"? "Miller's Crossing"? "Children of Men"? "The Third Man"?

Music: The dream of the 90s is alive ... on my iPod. My favorite bands are probably Morphine and Dinosaur Jr. But give me a steady diet of The Cure, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Goldfrapp, Foo Fighters, Tom Waits, Buffalo Tom, Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Mould, John Williams, Led Zeppelin, The Sheila Divine, REM (80's), Nick Cave, Star Anna, Rainer Maria, Orbit, Letters to Cleo, The Replacements, Prince ... oh, man. I'm in. So much great stuff in every direction. I also have a lot of relatively obscure soundtracks and original scores on my hard drive.

Food: Just put it in front of me. If you're vegetarian, I can find something on the menu that I want. If you like to get adventurous, I can find something on the menu that I want. If you just want a burger and a beer ... done and done!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Tickets to something (a band, a play, who knows).
2. Coffee.
3. Flannel sheets in winter.
4. Hot showers.
5. Music at the gym.
6. Optimism.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Being someone else's unicorn. Finding my own. Taking this effing profile down.

My unicorn is someone for whom most of the following applies:

You would rather read a book than watch dating reality TV shows.

You prefer loud guitars to teen pop stars.

You'd rather watch some weird genre film at the Hollywood Theater than see a new Adam Sandler movie.

You enjoy playful sarcasm and are able to arm yourself with occasional witty responses.

You understand Star Wars references and giggle at the mere mention of Tobias Funke and the Ass Crack Bandit.

You want to explore the amazing restaurants this city has to offer.

You laugh and hug generously and will let me eat what's left on your plate if you're not going to finish it. :)

You take "nerd" as a compliment if that's what I call you to your face (and I will).

You don't necessarily have rock-hard abs, but you're active and can outrun the zombies. (If they're the Romero-type zombies, that is - not the Boyle-type ones. If we get Boyle zombies, we're all pretty much fucked.)

You're willing to lean in and plant the first kiss on me if I'm taking too long (since I'm apparently TERRIBLE at reading signals and have been told I've missed opportunities). Seriously, I play it too safe sometimes. Help me out a bit, eh? ;)

Most important of all: You're you because that's what you like being, not because you think it's what others want you to be.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
... never at a loss for things to do, but usually tired of doing them by myself. Mind you, I'm not looking for a pity party here! I've got a great bunch of friends who keep me busy throughout the week, but sometimes I want to go off the beaten path a bit and expand my social circle. Maybe you can help me?

The list of events above isn't limited to just Fridays! There is no typical Friday. Sometimes, I'm exhausted and I just want to stay home and watch a movie or listen to albums. Sometimes, I'm ready to stay up all night. It depends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I actually really like that Corey Hart song. Seriously.

I'll watch the last 10 minutes of movies I have no interested in, just to see if they're as maudlin as I expect them to be. (I'm looking at you, Reese Witherspoon.)

My TV guilty pleasure is "Naked and Afraid", because ... butts.

I like cream soda.

I used to weigh ~215 lbs.

I really want to do the naked bike ride someday, but I don't have a bike and I don't think people really want to see me naked.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
That's kind of up to you, isn't it? But please do! I hate to be pushy, but if you'd like a serious response, please write more than "Hi. How are you?" At least a paragraph or two would be great! What caught your eye? What are our common interests? What restaurants do you recommend? It could be anything, but it should be SOMETHING.

Also, life would be boring if we all waited to find someone who likes exactly what we do. If you see something above that you're not into, don't let it overtake the stuff we may have in common. If you love Morphine but not zombie movies, or vice versa, drop a line anyway! My interests are wide and varied, and I can't share it all in this small space :)