Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hi! Thanks for stopping by to check me out! I’m here because I’d
like to meet a new lady to spend some time with, have adventures,
and some romance. A long term relationship with the right person
would be nice. I’m an enthusiastic, left-leaning, hands-on guy with
a few college degrees and lots of experiences, jobs & travels
all over the country. I work as a facilities engineer for Metro. I
like solving problems and making the machinery run smoothly. I’ve
never been married and don’t have any kids (unless you count my
border collie Barley). I was born in Portland and have been back in
the Portland area about 6 years. I've dated a few girls here but
still looking for Ms. Right. I’ve got a great great group of
friends here but don’t know many single girls. I enjoy going out
see live music and Timbers games; finding delicious eats at new
restaurants; active things like canoeing/paddling, hiking, biking,
bowling, tennis, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, & disc
golf; riding my motorcycle; local breweries & wineries;
cooking; cribbage and board games; and working in my yard/garden.
I'm a big fan of campfires with live music. I have a good sense of
humor that I’d describe as cheesy, sarcastic, sometimes a bit dry,
and occasionally raunchy. I laugh at myself regularly. I am also
very caring, sensitive, and a good listener. My family is very
important to me and I have a good relationship with my parents. I'm
not into driving across town in rush hour traffic after a hard
day's work to meet up, so ladies in NE or SE PDX are at top of my
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm going for a healthy mix of having fun and working hard to
afford the nice things in life and have more fun. I'm also working
towards the purchase of my first house, hopefully in the next 6-9
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Fanticizing, balancing, drunken singing, fixing things, being lazy,
planning trips/activities, impressing your parents.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Bald, dimples, I'm older than I look (and feel), I want to know
what you notice!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: anything by Edward Abbey or Hunter S. Thompson, some
sci-fi/fantasy like the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss,
Game Of Thrones, J. R. R. Tolkien; Adventure & travel writing
(especially if it involves boats or motorcycles), Kurt Vonnegut,
historical fiction, outdoors guide books/maps, plus a lot
TV: Walking Dead, OITNB, Grimm, Downtown Abbey, Oregon Field Guide,
Justified, Jeopardy, Top Gear (UK).
I listen to all kinds of great music. I like everything from Led
Zeppelin to Tribe Called Quest, Widespread Panic to Bach, Seldom
Scene to Iron Maiden, Hank Williams to Miles Davis, Phish to
Clutch, Steely Dan to James Brown. I rarely listen to commercial
radio so I'm pretty out of touch with "modern music". I listen to
NPR quite often as well (huge fan of Science Friday and Talk of the
Nation). Lately I've been most into classic country &
bluegrass, R&B, soul, and funk.
I will literally try just about any kind of food once. I'm still a
little unsure about insects but would try them in the right setting
or sauce ;). I love Vietnamese & Thai, Japanese, Mexican, South
American cuisine, and all of the great PNW dishes in the "American"
restaurants. We are so spoiled with great food here in Portland!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
my dog, my motorcycle; good beer, wine, and food; the great
outdoors, campfires, bodies of water, mountains; and a best
friend/lover to enjoy it all with
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The meaning of people's profile names, what kind of personality
clues those names hold, and what the "enemy" percentage really
Where all the dog hair I pick off my clothes ends up.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out having a drink with friends, seeing some live music, camping,
or at home watching a movie. Lately Saturdays are my Fridays, and
Sundays my Saturdays. I make it work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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we can talk about this kind of stuff in person, mmmkay?
You should message me if
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you like what you see here and would like to talk or get together
for a bite, a beer, or a hike.
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