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25 M Ottawa, Ontario, CA

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Last Online
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5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Atheism, and laughing about it
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Working on university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Disclaimer: My pictures are getting old. It's not like I'm horribly different, but they need an update which will occur when I get over my distaste for selfies, figure out how the delay on my camera works, or bribe my brother to do it for me. He's the artsy one.

Moving along:

Greetings OkCupid denizens, lurkers, and potential future ex-girlfriends! I'm Alex.

Me in a nutshell is a guy who likes clean laundry, coffee, beer, board/card games, machining, cooking food, eating food, people who can explain their own thought processes, video games that other people find boring, spending time with my cat, awful puns that rustle peoples' jimmies, expressions that old people use, and being a functional dork.

As I get older it seems more difficult to expose enough of my mind in a manner that is both concise enough to be worth reading, and thorough enough to be worth reading. The easiest wording I can think of is that I'm a pragmatic, uncompromising egalitarian. I try my best to only value traits that someone can control, unless they directly influence one's functionality, because I consider that fair to all involved parties. I very much enjoy discussing views and ideals because agreement is enjoyable and rational conflict is progressive. At the same time, I'm easy to argue with. I like to think of it as built-in protection against the irrational and the stupid.

I was one of those weird kids who took their toys apart to find out how they work. I'm an introvert, but I'll come out of my shell for interesting or functional people in my life. I like to think that everything I do has some sort of reasoning behind it, and it usually does. I reserve the right to be odd, though.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a super-villain in my spare time. My pun-fu is strong and my upholstery is horrendous.

But seriously:

I'm apparently a qualified robot tamer now, so within a month I should have an idea of where I'll be working for awhile. I'd like to do multi-axis and MTM CNC programming further down the road. <- I'd kill for one of these. And a garage to use it in.
I’m really good at
- Expressing my distaste for talking about what I'm really good at, first off.
- Cooking pasta sauces/curries/chilis. They're practical AND tasty.
- Inciting awkward silences.
- Geometry.
- Watching documentaries.
- Using a metalworking lathe.
- Doing everything in steel-toed footwear without complaining that my feet hurt.
- Consuming food and/or coffee.
- Horrible puns.
The first things people usually notice about me
You know, this is hard to answer, since it's what I think, or even like to think people usually notice about me.

When I'm noticed it's usually because I'm walking around holding something weird, but I don't think that counts.

I like to think they notice how dashing I look. More realistically, that I have silly facial expressions, can be clumsy, am pretty pale, or have a thinner frame.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This section makes me feel dull, sometimes.

I had favourite fictional works years ago. Aside from the Redwall series, I can't really remember the rest. There were lots of dinosaurs. Most of my reading is nonfiction these days. Mostly machines, math, and mechanisms. Or the news. I like news.

Blues Brothers is my favourite movie. Dry humour, a record amount of car wrecks, catchy music, and Carrie Fisher with a flamethrower? Hell yeah. Of the movies I own, only five are not B-Movies, and three of the five are extended edition versions of LotR. And all the B-movies are either classic sci-fi, martial arts movies you've never heard of, or spaghetti westerns.

Everyone assumes I watch anime, but it's not really my thing.

I don't watch much tv. Many of my friends call me "Lexx", partially due to it being my favourite show, but mostly because "Alex" is too common a name. Like movies, I'll watch anything twice, and let you know if I dislike it. I could add that I like Game of Thrones, but feel like that's along the lines of telling you I have two arms.

Not going to mention specific groups, but music-wise, I prefer symphonic, progressive, or power metal, and classical music. I love how strings sound warm and graceful while the guitars make it sound like it's ripping, I love how technical alot of it is, and I love the full sound it usually has. I'm also content with other metal flavours, most forms of rock, jazz, and military band music. I'm really not picky in terms of music. Very little actually bothers me, and I'll listen to anything twice.

The most-played song in my itunes is the soundtrack version of "I'll Make a Man Out of You" from Disney's Mulan. Don't make me flex at you.

I'm a typical 25 year old guy in terms of food. I'll eat almost anything. If I'm cooking or choosing a place, I have a preference for indian or thai food. I do eat meat, but I'm honestly not all that attached to it. I'm happy to pretend I'm a vegetarian in your presence if you're interesting to me. It's cheaper and the cooking is easier, anyway. I think sushi is nice, but just "nice". Socially, that means I think it's disgustingly overrated. Pho tastes better and is equally pretentious.

I really like pho. I mispronounce it on purpose so I can troll people pretentious enough to correct me.

If movies and shows gets a spot in here, then in my case video games probably should. I don't game as much as I used to, but I'd consider it "up there" in terms of my entertainment sources. Here's a boring list of stuff I've played over the past few months placed roughly by present interest.
- EVE Online - Probably quitting/break soon.
- Faster Than Light
- Kerbal Space Program - Because making rockets in real life is usually illegal.
- Sins of a Solar Empire - Usually played with British people I'm on teamspeak with. Hilarity ensues.
- Anno 2070
- Viscera Cleanup Detail - Same as sins. Also, it's a space-janitor simulator.
- Prison Architect
- Starbound - ie. Space Terraria
The six things I could never do without
My Coffee
The breakfast of champions with high blood pressure.

Time to think, breathe, read, relax, and do laundry.

I'm cheating for not picking just one. Everyone needs steel. And aluminum. And titanium. And nickel alloys. I'd be dead if someone hadn't discovered that dumping chromium and vanadium into iron made stainless steel at some point.

It's useful and stimulating, and has saved me loads of time, effort, space, and money. I promise not to math at you without consent.

My Cat, Belle
When humans are being erratically awful and I need a break, I can always count on my cat to be consistently awful, in addition to soft, warm, and appreciative of food and attention.

My Toolbox
Again, cheating.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How the world works, how it could be improved, why people like what they like, what happens when we die, how asinine and shortsighted people can be, how I could build a better (insert mechanical device), what a girl I'm looking at would look like tied up, my disdain for my own feelings, how I can personally improve at (insert activity I suck at), whether or not actually taking action to improve on it is worth the time or effort.

Also food. I like food.

I worry a lot, but don't take my own worrying all that seriously. I'm not exactly sure how to explain this bit, but it seems to work.

As a sample of everyday Alex problems: I turned 25 lately. It throws a wrench in the "half your age plus 7" system on a website where ages are whole numbers. Plus, 36 sounds older than I'd date comfortably. I SHOULD stick with the standard and round decimal places ending in 5s to the nearest even whole number, I suppose. Then apply the difference to get the upper limit. Suddenly 25 is less of a pain in the ass than 24 was, and I get better car insurance rates.
On a typical Friday night I am
In all honesty, I'm probably staying in, having a beer or two and waging space-war on the internet.

There isn't much in the way of consistency to my Fridays.

If my friends make plans and invite me, I'll go out. They're as boring as I am, though, so it's usually board/card games.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This is probably my favourite bit of most peoples' profiles, so I'll do a few.

The "I'm a typical 25 year old guy in terms of food..." line on my profile listed my age as 23 until I was 25 for almost a month. 24 was a slow year.

I've got a number of kinks. If you can't at least get tied up on a regular basis, we probably shouldn't date. Naturally this requires more in-depth discussion with anyone I see. Consent first, fun later.

I believe non-exclusivity is optimal in most cases. I'll rationalize it if you're either curious why, or a sociopath looking for arguments on a dating site for whatever reason. I'd rather just date someone with a similar mentality, though.

If I viewed your profile, I probably read this section first. People with nothing here are trying to fish without a hook as far as I'm concerned.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 20–30
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
You should message me if two or more of these apply to you:
- You can discuss things. You don't have to be a philosophical prodigy or anything, I just value people who can explain their thoughts.
- You can date "odd".
- Dating you doesn't feel like work.
- I viewed your profile and opted not to message you, and you believe that I had a lapse in judgement.
- We can go on a "classy" IKEA date. I'll suit up, you doll up, $1.99 vegetarian pasta and screw-top-bum-wine all round. It's on my bucket list.
- You think society is ridiculous and scary.
- I can tie you up.
- You don't believe propagating any one build as a "real woman" is body positive. Because it isn't.
- "We have an 80+ match%." is acceptable reasoning.

Thanks for reading,

- Alex