35 Chicago, IL
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My self-summary
Of all the profiles, in all the dating sites, in all the world wide web, you click onto mine…I think this could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship!
Hi, I’m John! I am an IT professional living in downtown Chicago. WhiIe I am shy and can be a bit socially awkward, particularly when meeting new people, when you get past that I am a sweet, kind, genuine guy who is a lot of fun. I love trivia, and play regularly with a group at bars. We have a team of us qualifying for a citywide tournament put on by one of the trivia companies in town, and we’re about to start another one. I am also an avid sports fan, so much so that I wrote undergraduate and graduate theses on baseball, and got to spend time at the Hall of Fame. My favorite teams are the Cubs and Bears, and for college the UCLA Bruins (hmmm….I guess there’s a theme there!).
While I wouldn’t call myself a globetrotter, I do enjoy traveling. I have been fortunate to be able to travel to some amazing places and have incredible experiences. From skydiving in Australia when I was 15 to escaping a New Zealand blizzard on a mail plane and witnessing the changing of the guard from inside the gates of Buckingham Palace, these are things I will always remember, and they make for a great story!
But Chicago is home, and I still have so much more to explore. I am fortunate to live next to the lake, and love taking walks through the park and along the lakefront. I absolutely love dogs, so I am always smiling at the ones I see! I also enjoy trying new restaurants, seeing movies, bowling and cultural attractions (the Casablanca reference at the beginning of my profile was inspired by a Friday Night at the Movies event at the symphony). I would like to do more of these things, and I am interested in checking out some festivals this summer. It would be great to have someone to share these things with. I’d also love to hear what your favorite spots are in the city.
​When I’m not out and about, I enjoy having time to relax at home and talk with my family in California. We are extremely close and have lots of fun together. Seeing my nephews on Skype is the best, and a sure pick-me-up, regardless of whatever else is going on in life.
I am looking for a sweet, cute girl who is close with her family and has fun being around them. Someone who is a good listener and very supportive, shares some of my interests, and has a positive outlook. She also better love to play board games when she is with my family!
What I’m doing with my life
Working in IT at a bank in the loop, trying to improve myself socially and professionally every day, enjoying Chicago and living by the park and lakefront.
I’m really good at
Seeing the good in people, bar trivia, recall, getting animals to like me, puzzles
The first things people usually notice about me
My blue eyes
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: '80s and '90s, rock and soft rock
TV: The Simpsons, The League, Law & Order: SVU, Real Time with Bill Maher, Criminal Minds, Shark Tank, Jeopardy!
Movies: Comedies-classic favorites include Austin Powers, American Pie, Dumb and Dumber; I've also been seeing more independent films at Century Cinema on Clark.
Books: Harry Potter, Steve Berry, Dan Brown, Chris Kuzneski, Ken Jennings, other crime mysteries
Food: Pizza, diet coke, fruit, salads, Asian
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order...
My family
My iPhone
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next career move, my family, sports (especially the Cubs), fantasy football, women.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually low-key. I don't drink so you probably won't find me at bars or clubs too often. More likely, I'm relaxing at home, having dinner out, or going to a Meetup event to expose myself to new people.
You should message me if
You like what you see in my profile, and are looking for a nice, genuine guy. I would love to hear from you! Oh, and if it says I reply very selectively, I'm working on being much more responsive, so don't let that deter you.