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SEB_v2

48 M Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 6:30am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 4″ (1.93m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Other, but not too serious about it
Sign
Pisces, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from Ph.D program
Job
Technology
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Escaping from the dark tower in the snow-covered barbarian eastlands, the lone wanderer roams the world for years, looking for somewhere to belong. Many trials and tribulations await him: he laughs and loves, fights and frolics, learns and leads, succeeds and fails, says hello and goodbye a million times. Beyond the forests and jungles, valleys and hills, windswept peaks and barren plains, he finds the great cyber maze and enters, seeking fame and fortune. The labyrinth is twisty and tricky; and finding the way out again requires discipline and hard work. There, in a dark and dusty byway, he spots a beckoning pink and blue sign: "OkCupid." He enters, walks up to the desk and says...

Hello!

The bare facts are down there in the other categories, so I'll just add some colour...

I'm an eccentric and inquisitive sort, hard to predict and sometimes mischievous. Don't expect me to have simple views on anything.

My main drives are creative instincts and a strong urge not to become part of the machine.

I am a romantic, but also pragmatic. This is the least of my built-in contradictions.

Although it doesn't stop me, I can't shake the feeling that there's something wrong with washing down a Coffee Crisp with a pot of tea.

I think out loud quite often, which might be why so many people feel some need to offer me obvious and unwanted advice. Nevertheless, I'll probably continue to do it.

It irks me that a monkey can shell and eat a peanut in half a second while it takes me five or ten.

I sometimes wonder if I've left the door unlocked or the stove on, and have learned this is a reliable barometer of how stressed I am.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
...trying to make progress on the the large pile of things I want to do (mostly an online business startup) and satisfy the need to get out in the fresh air to have fun and stay healthy, all while not turning into a hermit. It's a challenge: working online from home means I never meet anyone new at work, and in Vancouver it seems surprisingly hard to find things to do which are both social and healthy.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
...critical thinking. I'm like the little kid who says the emperor isn't wearing clothes.

Also... I walk fast. I'm usually quite articulate, and I inspire terror in word games. I'm a satisfactory cook and friends have been known to follow me around from restaurant to restaurant because I pick good places to eat (I mostly favour cheap & tasty over expensive & snobbish).

I've travelled a lot. No, really... A lot. Europe, Africa, and Asia.

I'm really not good at singing, but that doesn't stop me (although I rarely inflict it on other people). There are small rodents that make better actors than I do, but I always have the feeling it's something I should be able to do.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My height and my voice (a low bass rumble which has been charitably described as "distinctive").
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music: If I have favourites I suppose most are stuff I grew up with: CCR, The Guess Who, and so on. I like guitar music generally, whether Narciso Yepes or Eric Clapton. I collect new tunes occasionally, too.

TV: I haven't owned a TV since 1990 and don't want one. However, I do watch vids of Monty Python, Seinfeld, Corner Gas, The Simpsons, Futurama, Red Dwarf, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad and other shows that strike my fancy.

Food: Turkish and Mexican, although I eat almost anything except chili and spaghetti (excessive consumption of both in my teen years has killed my enthusiasm for them). Oatmeal is good at any time of day and age has not quenched my love of ice cream.

Movies: As you can tell from my profile picture, I'm a fairly serious movie buff! Mostly I follow directors, including Stanley Kubrick, Ridley Scott, Alfred Hitchcock, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Cameron Crowe. A few movies I liked more than most: Little Big Man; Any Given Sunday; American Gangster; The Constant Gardener; Enemy At The Gates; Casablanca; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; 2001; The Lover; L.A. Confidential. I'll go to see almost anything set in Africa.

Books: George Orwell's essays; The Hobbit, The Lord Of The Rings, and The Silmarillion; The Day Of The Jackal and The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth; Robert A. Heinlein's best stuff (I grew up on it); The Blue Nile and The White Nile by Alan Moorehead; The Three Musketeers; Midnight Express. That's a random sampling of stuff that's survived numerous bookshelf purges, so could fairly be called "favourites." I read all kinds of things - history, science fiction, travel books, thrillers, classics, photo & art books. Lately it's mostly science fiction, and that's mostly because it relates to work.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Air, food, water, shelter, something interesting to watch and a good place to sit or stand.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...what to have for lunch, why people do the things they do, whatever I'm working on, how I might meet more of the sort of people I'm compatible with, and how to work more exercise into my day.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
...at home watching a DVD. Friday's just another day of the week for me: my schedule is up to me and very flexible, so I often take my breaks in the middle of the week, and during the winter I tend to go out in the afternoon so as not to waste sun. Evenings I might be out at an event, but usually I'm at home playing a movie while I do other things. I'd like to be out more evenings on fun dates, which of course is why I'm here.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am one of those big tough guys who'll sniffle at pretty much any old sentimental crap somebody manages to insert in a movie.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–50
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
....you think we'd get along well! I answer everybody, and about one time in three I'm interested enough to get together in person. I'm here to make friends as well as hunt for romance, so even if there's no chemistry it needn't be a loss. In fact, I find myself drifting into the "should be friends first" camp as far as romance is concerned too.

In the interest of saving time:
1) I don't date smokers or recently-quit ex-smokers, although I wish them all the best in kicking the habit.
2) If your idea of a fun evening is cheering on the Canucks (or any other sports team), we're almost certainly not a match!
3) Please live close by. If we each have to travel more than 30-60 minutes just to meet, it gets to be too much like work.
4) I'm happy to trade e-mail. IM chat with people I don't know doesn't excite me but I sometimes do it anyway. Phone calls with people I don't know are just painful, so let's not.

Also please message me if we share an interest you'd like to pursue! Mine include Walking, Movies, Cycling ,Photography, Eating Out,Tea, People-watching, Humour, Games, Hiking, Travel,Africa, Polar Places ,Deserts, Mountains, and Animals.

If you want to skip the routine "first coffee meeting" and just go do something fun in some public place, that's more than fine with me.