Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm kind of a mutt. Part boy-next-door, part bad-boy. Part book
nerd, part class clown. Part businessman, part goof. Part bleeding
heart romeo. Part pragmatic realist. I love to laugh and to make
I love to cook. I am pretty good at it, but I never really know
what is going to happen in the kitchen once I get started. 80% of
the time I knock it out of the park. The other 20% I keep my mouth
shut and order Pizza King or go to Woody's. I like a good dry red
wine. Chilean Malbecs are my favorite.
I started taking flying lessons about a year ago and I want to
finish them and get my pilot's license. Then I can say that I like
to fly. I love to read but I have had a short attention span
lately. I like good film and dining out. I travel for work
sporadically. It comes and goes in spurts. I get to go to some neat
places. I always mix business with pleasure. Someone who could
travel with me occasionally would be a plus.
Who I'm looking for: She's confident without being condescending--a
quiet, solid confidence beyond her years. She doesn't need to
aggressively assert herself because she knows that being herself is
enough. She never betters herself at the expense of others. She's
wise beyond her years, which is important because I'm very open to
the idea of a younger woman--but she must have her act together.
She's sassy but not bitchy. Sarcastic but not belittling. She can
make others laugh out loud. She understands the connection between
her actions and words and the feelings and behaviors of
She is affectionate, sensual, and loves to give and receive
attention. She dotes and likes to be doted upon. She likes to have
fun. She is adventurous and willing to explore new ideas and new
experiences (and, no, I am not necessarily just talking about in
the bedroom--I mean in general). She's genuinely a happy person.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now I am traveling a little for work. I just returned from
San Fran. Never been before. Wonderful. I'll be in Michigan,
Florida and Vegas in the next month (September-October). Then
Dallas and Houston (I hate Houston). I travel a few months out of
the year and then I spend about 80% working from home.
I just completed an article for a national magazine on the topic
which is my professional expertise. My editor hates me right now.
Good thing I'm trying to hit on you and not her. And, yes--I am a
medium-sized fish in a medium-sized pond. Aren't you totally blown
away? I am good at what I do and my industry has been kind to me.
But it is a dry, boring and very non-sexy legal industry.
Nevertheless, I love what I do. I like the freedom and the academic
pursuit. I regularly speak on issues affecting my industry, and I
like that as well. I own the two companies that I work for, so I
like the ability to come and go as I please and to "be the boss." I
work from home most of the time. When I want to work, I do. When I
don't . . . well, I don't.
I love hiking long distances that, at the end, become more
uncomfortable than fun. I like getting dirty. Yeah. Pretty much.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Here's what I think I'm good at: (1) making new friends in short
order in any context; (2) communicating verbally or in written
words; (3) playing the piano; (4) making people laugh; (5) being
comfortable and at ease in awkward situations; and (6) making my
woman roll her eyes at me but secretly being totally turned on by
me even though she would chew her arm off before she admitted it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My blue eyes and my sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, and
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. Movies: Most documentaries, the
Jason Bourne series, Tommy Boy, any other good classic comedy (I
love to laugh). Music: I love all kinds of music. My favorite
all-time band is Pink Floyd. No close second. I've been listening
to a lot of Lumineers and P!nk lately, for some reason. I love
seafood and anything that includes a good red sauce.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
(1) My circle of friends and family; (2) Football--kinda kidding
but not really; (3) Connection, affection, conversation, and
intimacy; (4) Sex; (5) Toothpaste; (6) My Executive Assistant and
Office Manager; (7) Getting out of Central Indiana on a regular
basis; (8) Thorazine--JUST KIDDING . . .
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
(1) The next challenge--what is it?; (2) My staff and their
well-being and happiness; (3) Continuing to grow my companies; (4)
That Ben Affleck is a much better director than he is an actor; (5)
That I should be reading a lot more like I used to do; (6) I
recently in the past four months lost my biological father and my
step-father, who raised me as his own since I was two years old. I
miss them both and I think about them often.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Lately, I am on an airplane or in an airport or a hotel. Generally,
though, I am either hanging out with my friends and colleagues at
Woody's in Carmel or at home reading or catching up on Breaking
Bad, re-watching The Wire, trying to figure out what all the buzz
is about Game of Thrones, or maybe cooking dinner for way more than
one person, even though I'm cooking for one . . .
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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During my sophomore year in college, one of my fraternity brothers
in undergrad walked in on me while I was masturbating. We don't
talk about that too much. Funny how at 19, it seemed devastating
and I would have sworn that I would go to my grave never admitting
to it. Funny how at 40, it's just hilarious and now, if I do it
four times in a day . . . well . . . I'm kinda proud!
If you are offended by this, then we're not for each other. If you
rolled your eyes and thought "OMG he is such a dork!" then we
You should message me if
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If you made it through my long-winded and wordy profile and rolled
your eyes or giggled at least once, but still kept reading--then
you should contact me.
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