Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Here we go mistaking clouds for mountains...
or should we start with vonnegut?
“Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in
the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside...
you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know
of..."God damn it, you've got to be kind.”
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
apparently, I'm rambling...
basic synopsis: ex-farmboy, ex-military, still a lefty liberal,
honest, genuine, loyal, outdoorsy, occasionally bookish,
introverted, charming when it counts, musician, indie, folkish, not
a hunter, not a follower of any televised sports program, not a
follower of televised much really,.. ummm... not a believer in
gettin to know a person via a profile... yet here we all are.
the key take away here is that I am a nice guy... with a dark
streak? sure.. who doesn't have one. but it doesn't consume me. I
have an adventurous heart and my personality type is slightly
reserved nerdy artsy type. I am mostly polite, mostly genuine.
Earnest...or at least attempting it daily. I will ham it up and
tell wild, sometimes profane stories with close friends but around
acquaintances, coworkers, family I turn a bit formal, polite,
reserved. I like the idea of deliberate living, but I wouldn't
lecture someone for spending the afternoon on a couch in a marathon
netflix binge. What I'm looking for here I suppose is chemistry.
I'm beyond the point of being terribly casual about anything. I
want things that matter, that have longevity, I want things that
have a pithy weight of importance to them. I'm not limiting this to
romantic type relationships either... A good platonic friend is
itself a romantic ideal. I don't know... I'm not for everyone. In
fact it appears to be a very select few. I'm no catch. Just a fella
trying to make a go of it. I am being a bit long-winded in an
attempt to make this digital text/photo based version of myself
somewhat accurately representative of the analog individual you
would actually be meeting.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
some things must be discovered not given away freely
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
If you do nothing else here send me book suggestions. I'm always
looking for the goods and I've got far more leads on good reads
from this site then dates. I'm kinda ok with this.
historical favorites: Oryx and Crake, Blindness, Galápagos, The
Road, Almost Heaven, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Martian
music: indie, folkish, very important late night sorta
movies: log into netflix, browse the indie films, I've seen all of
those (just about it seems) and liked 80%, oh and
food: all good.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
You can do without more then you realize.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Art. Physics. Music. Structures. Industrialization. Globalization.
Trees. Dog training. Types of tone woods. Acoustic guitar bracing.
Flora/Fauna. Animal tracks. Minerals. Exoplanets. Alien
civilizations. Future shock. What not. What have you. The curious
inclusion of this trite exercise...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I have no generalization for this. I'm a bore. Sometimes I'm not.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I think most of us (chiefly myself) have become too careful with
our love. Love isn't money, there's no reason to be saving it up...
We should be spending it a bit more freely (bravely)... When we
leave this world it's not like we leave it for someone to inherit
the unspent bits. So. Lets. Spend it all.
The questions are ridiculous and if you give any credibility to the
match system on this site then we're probably not a match.
OkCupids Math is Wrong
(borrowed that link from someone)
I think Myers-Briggs is bullshit, but I see it referenced on here
quite a bit... so, I'm an intj. But let's not confine each other
into neat little boxes quite yet eh...?
it might be true that dating apps make me feel a little cynical...
and I'm sorta terrible at okcupid.
people on sites like this have a tendency to classify and
categorize every aspect of their personality. I feel this is a
rather limiting practice, as it makes everyone appear so neat, so
black and white, so clean and one dimensional. We are all
complicated many layered onions... let's revel in that even if that
means occasionally being shocked or surprised by our own
feelings/opinions/thoughts/actions. I like the duality of things.
You're an istj who sings karaoke and sky dives..? Damn right.
That's what I'm lookin for.
"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I
have others." - Groucho
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
if you are the heroine, not the villain. if they broke the mold. if
you're atypical. not so ordinary. not boring. if you care about
things, at times deeply. if you're full of piss and vinegar. if
you've got some fire left in those big eyes of yours.
also, quirky is a grossly undervalued trait in a mate.
finally: don't be evil.
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