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PaulFromPortland

36 M Portland, OR

I’m looking for

  • Women who like men
  • Ages 25–37
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 7:04am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.81m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Religion
Atheism
Sign
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from two-year college
Job
Other
Income
$40,000–$50,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
So, it's come to this. Oh, you too? Well now I don't feel so bad.

Where to start? Well, I'm looking for a new best friend. A best friend who also happens to be the love of my life (is that so much to ask?). I am a very silly, playful and affectionate person and really need you to be the same for us to be a good match. I like walking hand in hand and I don’t resist public displays of affection (I’m talking cuddling, sweet kisses, hugging, NOT full on make out sessions you understand). I love to laugh and I really love to make the woman I’m dating laugh. I'm not looking for a casual hook up. I've never had a one night stand or a casual sexual encounter and I have no interest in changing that. I don't even kiss on the first date (and I LOVE to kiss, just not with someone I barely know). I'm old school when it comes to matters of the heart. One of the last remaining die-hard romantics. I value honesty and I won't play games with you. I hope you will show me the same courtesy. I’ve never cheated on anyone. Not even with a kiss. To me you're either the faithful kind or you’re not. There is no gray area. If you’ve never been monogamous in a relationship then I would really prefer it if you didn’t contact me. I really don’t want to be your first attempt at it.

I’m adventurous but not so much that I have to be out every weekend hiking some new trail, or climbing some mountain, or rafting down some river, or running some marathon, etc. Those things can be fun and everything but I might also prefer to just park my butt on the couch and catch up on episodes of Sherlock or have some friends over to play some board games. I love Portland. But I must admit I have not taken advantage of all this great city/state has to offer. I'd like to change that. Preferably with the right partner. Let's explore the various shops on SE Hawthorne or N Alberta (two of my fav areas). Let's get lost in Powell's. Let's try every locally owned restaurant we can find. Let's visit every art gallery. Let's go to the coast in the winter. Let's hunt down every park in the city (and have a picnic in each). Let's go see a band we aren't familiar with play at one of the many smaller venues in town (Crystal Ballroom, Wonder Ballroom, Edgefield, Roseland, etc). Let's agree to always try and wait to see a movie until it comes to the Bagdad or the Mission or St. John's or any of the many other Cinema Pubs in the area. Let's make this city "our's".

Ok, if your idea of a good time is hitting the clubs and getting drunk out of your mind every Fri night, you should probably stop reading now and move on to the next profile. I loathe clubs (and most loud, crowded places) and although I enjoy imbibing from time to time (especially with the incredible variety of beers this city offers), I don’t enjoy being “drunk” nor do I enjoy being around those who are.

Some additional info about me:
I was raised Christian but am no longer a worshiper of gods. I guess you could label me an Atheist but I hate how that label suggests that I think I have all the answers. I do not. In fact it is my abundance of questions that led me to my Atheism. Please DO NOT agree to start a relationship with me if you think you can "save" me and get me to worship your god. I am not lost and I will never again be part of any organized religion. Period.

I am not a fan of watching over-paid, self indulgent, doped up, A-holes run around competing in their various sports. No Monday Night Football for me. No Soccer. No Baseball. No Hockey. Unfortunately, as someone who lives in Portland, I seem incapable of NOT being a Blazer fan. So, yes, I hang my head in shame and admit that they are the exception. GO BLAZERS!

I guess you could say I’m the creative type. I enjoy painting, composing music, working on my novel, you know, pretty much what every single other Portlander does. I dream about making a living doing one or all of these activities one day (don’t we all) but for now that will remain a dream.

Finally, a personal failing. I’m sorry, but I just can’t be with someone who is “Curvy” or “full figured”. I wish this wasn't the case but unfortunately it is.

One last thing: if you are opposed to equal rights for gays, please don't bother contacting me.

Am I a "catch"? I don't know. But I promise I am worth the wait.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Living it. Day by day. Not very exciting without the right partner.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing loooooong essays about myself apparently.

Also:

-Being Faithful
-Knowing what is a good movie or TV show vs a bad one.
-Misreading a name in a book the 1st time & continuing to misread it for the entire remainder of the novel.
-Programming my DVR. Seriously, I should teach lessons.
-Figuring out how to make my iPhone do what I want.
-Getting to a place on time.
-Sleeping in. But, unfortunately, I'm not good at sleeping (insomniac).
-Somehow ALWAYS being available on the day a friend needs help moving.
-Hating American Idol & The Bachelor/Bachelorette & pretty much ALL so called reality television.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My face. It's right there on the front of my head. Hard to miss.
Ok, kidding aside, probably my shaved head. I run a beard trimmer (sans attachments) over my skull every 3 days. Like to keep it fuzzy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books I Love

George RR Martin - Game of Thrones series
Jack McDevitt - Seeker
Stephen King - The Dark Tower series
Stephen King - Cell
Max Brooks - World War Z
Joe Hill - Heart-Shaped Box
Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
Justin Cronin - The Passage
Dean Koontz - Fear Nothing
Cormac McCarthy - The Road
Robert R McCammon - Swan Song

Music I Love

The Black Keys
Gossip
Muse
Imagine Dragons
The Ting Tings
Matt & Kim
Radiohead
Girl Talk
Florence & the Machines
Teddybears
Little Dragons
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Santigold
M.I.A.
Adele
Mumford & Sons
Massive Attack
Elbow
Bassnectar
AC/DC
NIN
Depeche Mode
The Cure

Movies I Love

Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2
True Romance
Cabin In the Woods
The Shawshank Redemption
The Last of the Mohicans
The Royal Tenenbaums
Kick-Ass
No Country For Old Men
Let the Right One In (original masterpiece, not American remake)
28 Days Later
Dawn of the Dead
40 Year Old Virgin
The Hangover
Black Swan
Amelie
Notting Hill
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

TV I Love

Deadwood
The Walking Dead
Game of Thrones
Breaking Bad
The Good Wife
The Sopranos
The Wire
Bored To Death
Fringe
Battlestar Galactica
American Horror Story
Downton Abbey
Bob's Burgers
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Homeland
Justified
Community

FOOD

Easier to just list the few things I DON'T like to eat.

-Liver
-Guacamole
-Sour Cream
-Pecan Pie
-Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
-Yams

Love everything else.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) The love of my life ... If I ever find her
2) My IPhone
3) My Computer
4) Music
5) Great Movies & TV
6) My Mini Cooper S
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...The next episode of The Walking Dead
...What I'm gonna paint next
...What I'm gonna tweak in what is hopefully the final rewrite of this novel I have come to hate.
...My next project
...How long it's gonna take this melatonin I just swallowed to take effect
...Sleep. Oh sweet slumber, how I love thee.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working.
Woo hoo! Living the dream!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Dolly Parton's song "Little Sparrow" is one of my favorite songs ever.

Also, in The Last of the Mohicans, (SPOILER ALERT) when Alice steps off the cliff rather than let the man who just killed the man she loves touch her, I tear up every time. Same thing happens when Chingachgook becomes the movie's namesake when his son is killed right before his eyes.
You should message me if
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You are looking for a serious, monogamous relationship & are interested in finding out if I'm the one for you.

Or if you are looking for an amazing recipe for Sun Dried Tomato hummus. I make the best you've ever had.