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SecretlyNerdy

32 M Chinatown, DC

I’m looking for

  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–34
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 2:43pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Height
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Overweight
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Job
Technology
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and dislikes cats
Speaks
English, C++ (Fluently), Latin (Fluently), French (Poorly), Russian (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Ways I think of myself:
- beer enthusiast
- big dogs are the best
- board game lover
- city lover
- close to friends and family
- car nut
- Formula One fan
- good with computers. Very, very good.
- hard working
- honest
- spontaneous
- whisky lover
- needs to rewrite OKC profile

Probably more accurate ways of looking at me:
- beer enthusiast. This is pretty hard to dispute.
- I love big dogs, but don't know when I'll be able to have one again
- I play Settlers of Catan, Cards Against Humanity, Ticket to Ride, etc. way, way less often than I'd like (almost never!)
- I'm probably more anti-suburb than I should be.
- very close to friends and family
- car nut who almost never drives (Metro, bicycling, walking, or Uber usually make way more sense!)
- Formula One fan/Comcast hater who doesn't have cable and thus hasn't kept up with the sport in years
- pretty great with computers.
- hard working. Formerly to the point of excess; I'm in a better place recently. Beginning to find time for friends and fitness again.
- honest, but sometimes it's hard to tell a girl you're just not into her; my average is improving, but I'm not quite batting 1.000
- spontaneous may actually just mean 'poor planner', but I do wish more people would be up for things when I just call them on a random Tuesday!
- whisky lover who doesn't find as many opportunities to indulge as he likes. Whisky Monday was a wonderful, wonderful thing I started, but am ramping down as I prepare to ramp up fitness efforts again.
- kinda preoccupied, rather than a rewrite, short edits unfortunately need to do, at least for one more night..

I'm theoretically here to find a long-term relationship. However, I'm probably pretty picky, and definitely not in a rush. I like to see how things develop, and like to make sure things feel 'right'. I also don't think that necessarily precludes the ideas of making friends, or meeting people for short-term dating, or even booty calls (for lack of a better term); they just aren't my principal aims.

After having dated someone for the first time in awhile, I came to the realization that I need a lot of alone/recharging time sometimes, and I'm also trying to improve my lifestyle in various ways (more reading, more exercise, less alcohol, less caffeine, less red meat) that isn't always conducive to the more party-heavy lifestyle I've been used to for most of the last 10+ years (he says after a night of Tuesday night drinking). I'd like to fall somewhere in the middle at some point - I'm a naturally social person - but I have to tip more in the "boring" direction for awhile..

Also, I don't know where else to put this, but I see a lot of "I don't date anyone with XYZ political leanings". In this town, I rarely *have* XYZ political leanings; it's just that I worry about the kind of person who would preemptively discount someone like that for having different views.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Trying to make 'fetch' happen

Until December of 2009, I worked in a building with no windows, and no women for almost six years. It was kind of like prison, except without the thrill of a daily cavity search. Nowadays I have a slightly more normal job. I work with all men still, but in an office with windows. This is all a long way of saying I'm in the computer industry...

Did I say "thrill"? I meant "fear"

I took a new job in April of 2013. Back to no windows again..
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Linux
Trivia

Definitely not karaoke.
The first things people usually notice about me
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It's weird, but people go out of their way quite frequently to tell me how great I smell.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: American Psycho, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Illuminatus! Trilogy, most things Heinlein. Cryptonomicon has been consuming a bit of Kindle time lately, with Sookie Stackhouse & bourbon books as distraction..

I have discovered the quickest way to turn a party into a group of angry people is to mention the book "Lean In" (which I don't think is entirely fair..)

Magazines: evo, The Economist.

Movies: The Professional will probably always be my favorite. But I like The Big Lebowski, Amelie, Almost Famous, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Casino Royale, Die Hard, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, and many others. I still have yet to see The Room at E St, but I did see Clue there!

TV: Archer. Always and forever Archer. Can Pam and Eric get a True Blood spinoff? Top Gear. I'm actually trying to cut my TV consumption to near-zero, though; I don't actually spend a ton of time watching TV, but I'd like to siphon off even more of that time into family/friends/reading/biking/etc. time.

Music: The Rolling Stones and Rodrigo and Gabriela rank at the top of my 'most played' lists. Santigold is in there, too, and Lake Street Dive's Fun Machine is my latest favorite. Florence + The Machine, Orbital, Underworld, Hova, and DJ mixes (S&D, Seaman, Tenaglia, etc.) sort of round things out.

Food: I would probably live on a diet of fresh mango and smoked salmon, if it were possible. The fried, bacon-wrapped dates at Jaleo. Also: pineapple. I love anything and everything pineapple. Lastly: chicken biryani, fried bananas, mashed potatoes, cheeses. I'm fortunate enough to live on the same block as two Indian restaurants, including Rasika.

Whisky: The Balvenie 15 is my absolute favorite; shame that it's now discontinued. I truly do have a Strategic Balvenie Reserve (SBR) at home. Laphroaig started my journey, and will always be a favorite (looking forward to opening a Cairdeas soon). Other recent, favorite, or upcoming drams: Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2012/2013 (Sweet Jesus, what a whisky), Aberlour A'bunadh Batch 40, Caol Ila Stitchell Reserve (unpeated!), Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, The Macallan Cask Strength, Springbank 12 CS, Springbank Calvados. I'm going to break the 100 bottle mark pretty soon, it seems..

Beer: Sour in the Rye might be my favorite, but I've also enjoyed the following recently (or in some cases, frequently!): Local Species, Humulus Lager, Heady Topper, Sucaba, A Tiny Little Beautiful Something, Bikini Beer. I've got an extensive cellar that should serve me well for years to come (aging some Cantillion, Bruery, KBS, Jolly Pumpkin, Russian River, etc.) Warning: I will bring Mang-o-Ritas to your party.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My friends, the Internet, my favorite pillow
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I really miss having a Bernese Mountain dog. (July 2013: parents have one again, and my building allows pets, so she visits occasionally!)

I was riding the Metro recently and needed to sit. I politely asked an aisle-sitter to let me access one of the seats on her bench. When I said "excuse me..." to get up and depart the train, she huffed and puffed. I asked if something was the matter, and she said "Yeah; the fact that you had to sit down"

So I spend too much time thinking about why people can be such assholes.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The same thing I'm doing every night, Pinky: trying to take over the world.

The answer here used to include a bunch of DC hotspots, but with my foot banged up the last few months, it's probably more accurate to just say 'rooftop drinking'

In theory, though, the Irish Channel, Smoke and Barrel, or resting up for a Saturday morning bike ride around Hains Point are all possibilities. I'd love to put Jack Rose on this list, but that tends to be more of a weekday thing!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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It seems to be woman-repellant, but please just bear with me a bit: I've been unhappy and somewhat preoccupied with my weight for a little while now. I actually decided to get serious and fix the issue last year, and made huge progress (was down 25 lbs in 6 months), but all that's been undone (and more) by foot surgeries this year. I've been really sedentary lately, and really, really am unhappy about that. As soon as I can, I'm getting back on the bike to put it all behind me..

I once got driven halfway across Istanbul at 3am to buy a $600 pack of gum. The evening that resulted in me needing titanium and some screws in my right arm I am a little happier to discuss, actually.

Also, I really love the taste of Red Bull. I wish they made a caffeine-free version so I could drink more of it. I'm told this is disgusting, and most people think it tastes like robot sweat.

Actually, I like a lot of really bad music (related: I also really like Top Gun). If it helps, I like a lot of really good music, too.
You should message me if
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You are the change you want to see in the world. This is how I try to live my life, and I'd love to meet someone who picks up a piece of trash on the Metro over someone who simply tweets about how gross Metro is.

If you think Whisky Monday sounds like the great idea that it is.

You're the State Department. I can hook you up with loads of Arabic speakers.

You're accepting of the fact that I lack a religious affiliation, and plan to keep it that way.

You plan to stick around DC for a bit - kind of anticlimactic to meet people who can't wait to leave.

It's actually okay to write me if you're showing bountiful cleavage in all of your photos, but only if you don't claim the first thing people notice about you is your eyes.

Also, I have a (weird?) distaste for people whose lives revolve around parking/driving/traffic or TV schedules.