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!