Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've just arrived in Perth in March 2014. Before that, I spent
about 4 years in Houston, Texas. I am from the US, but one of my
goals in life is to spend most of it traveling the world. It's not
that I don't like home; I do, but the expatriate life suits
I like to experience new things, but I also like to have some
traditions and routines. I am also always interested in learning. I
love to pick up new skills and knowledge, and I like figuring
things out. I try to learn a little something every day.
I am looking for a woman who wants to try to build a lasting
relationship, though I'm not as 'hot and heavy' as all that when I
first start dating someone; I like to keep things light and casual
to start. I'm open to making a new friend as well, because really,
that's the basis for any connection.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
At the most general level, I'm enjoying myself. I am fairly
fulfilled professionally and socially. I've just moved to Perth
recently, so that has been interesting! I'm meeting new people,
spending time with some old friends who're here in Perth, and just
generally taking advantage of the opportunities here, as the whim
comes to me. All that's lacking is that special someone to share
all of it with me.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I've got a really good memory for facts and dates. Unfortunately,
this does not help me locate my keys in the morning.
I'm also very good at problem solving, as in figuring out the
interconnections and relations between things. This does help me
with the keys, thankfully.
Also, I've often been told I am excellent at being sensual. I don't
always have to be, but if the mood strikes us, I'm totally the man
for it. I'm a bit embarassed to put that one up, but since it is,
after all, a dating site, I decided to go with it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I don't actually have a good answer for this one. My old answer was
"my smile," which, while true enough, seems a bit stereotypical.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love to read, which makes it difficult to pick a favorite book. I
can just about manage a favorite author. Lois McMaster Bujold
writes some of the best books around. Generally speaking, I'm a
science fiction sort of person... I grew up on it, but I also like
proper literature and reading books by philosophers (I studied
philosophy in university).
In movies and television, I also tend towards the sci-fi, but I
enjoy movies of most genres, an I must confess an embarrassing
fondness for romantic comedies as well. I am not sure I could pick
a favorite movie or tv series of all time, because different genres
are hard to compare.
Since I covered television above, I want to talk about stage shows
for a moment. My favorite play of all time is Les
Miserables. I like musicals in general, and it deals with such
great themes, it's hard not to love. Other than musicals, I also
like to watch improvisational theater. Some of my friends from high
school travel around the country doing improv, and they've
bequeathed me a love of it.
I like music in general. I like electronic/dance/dj music, as well
as punk rock, alternative, rock and roll, some country, some rap,
and some classical music. It really depends what I'm in the mood
for on any given day. My favorite band to go see in concert is
Cowboy Mouth, which is a rock and roll band from New Orleans...
They have the best live shows. I'm not sure I have a favorite band
like to listen to on my ipod or anything.
Ah, food. I love food from all over the world. Some of the things
that spring instantly to mind when I try to think of favorites are
Peruvian, Arabic, and Japanese cuisine. Really, though, I will
probably have to go with steak in any style, in the end. Of course
the other option is... I come from an Italian-American family, so
when we make homemade pasta and sauces, that's definitely up there.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A passport is like a ticket to adventure. I have had one since I
was six weeks old, and I could never live without one.
I used to work at Wal-Mart when I was in university, and since
then, I have always had a box cutter wherever I lived. It's amazing
how much easier it is to open stuff with one. Once you have a nice
one, you'll never want to go without again.
I love reading, so I couldn't do without books. I don't mind if
they're on paper or electronic, just so I can take them with me and
I don't think I could do without companionship. I love being around
friends or acquaintances, and sharing the moment with each other,
whatever moment it is.
I couldn't do without inquisitiveness. I'm forever asking questions
and trying to learn things. It does drive some people batty, but it
means that I learn a lot.
The last thing I'll put in my list is striving. I can't accept
"good enough" very easily. I always look for ways to do things
better, or make things better. This also drives some people batty,
but I feel like it's important to always seek improvement.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The future, Earth, space, ethics, justice, friends, and family.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I like to have dinner or otherwise go out with at least one friend
(old or new!) on Fridays, and if I can get to a new spot, so much
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am actually hopelessly romantic deep down. My heart goes all
aflutter for it.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
...you find me interesting.
...you are interested in a quality guy who's happy for you to be
...you fit somewhere into my "I'm looking for" category.
...You just want to say something to me.
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