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SnowTires

27 M Cambridge, MA

My Details

Last Online
Aug 27
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Never
Religion
Other, and laughing about it
Sign
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Geeky, outdoorsy engineer with an artistic side, a quick sense of humor, and a major progressive streak. Would have been perfectly comfortable at the crunchiest-granola of liberal arts schools, but that's not how the cards fell (and I'm OK with that). I feel like I have a lot of things going for me, but what I DON'T have is someone to share it all with.

Here is where I shamelessly talk myself up. I think of myself as the consummate "nice guy." To me, that means that I'm caring, softspoken (usually), compassionate, and a good listener. I'm patient, giving, and kind, and I like to be met half way. I want to feel like I'm in a partnership, not a competition. I'm also modest enough to be slightly uncomfortable telling a female online audience how nice I am. I think you can all decide that for yourselves.

I drive a quick, well-maintained VW that is a hobby all on its own. It also takes me out of the city when I'm feeling restless. Winter is for skiing. Summer is for hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, and driving a little too fast on winding New England back roads. One place I find peace is in my tent at 3000 feet, listening to the deep mountain breeze (it sounds different than a sea-level one) as I drift off to sleep. I want to throw my gear in my car and share this experience with someone. My tent sleeps two, by the way...snugly. :)

I'm adventurous in some ways, not in others. I don't break many laws. I don't always push myself outside of my comfort zone. I do ski some pretty steep stuff (but not quite the steepest). I do like getting my car just a little bit sideways in the snow. Don't worry, I'm really not a crazy driver; I've never even been pulled over.

I am liable to slam the brakes in the middle of a busy road and jump out of my car to help a turtle across. I have a pet Russian Tortoise who might outlive me. My female friends say I should talk this up because it shows I'm not afraid of commitment.

I'm deliberate, introspective, and I like to write...hence the length of this thing. Sometimes I consider censoring myself so I don't come off too strong, but it never really works. I am just too fond of sharing myself with people. If you haven't been put off by this tendency yet, maybe you should drop me a line.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a mechanical engineer working in transportation. These days I'm heavily involved with MBTA subway cars. I love my job.

Some weekends I am elbows-deep in the engine compartment of my car. I'm no master mechanic, but I like tinkering with the easy stuff. Don't hang out with me if you don't want frequent reminders to change your oil and rotate your tires.

I try to get outside when I can, but I fail at that goal more often than my profile might suggest. I've been getting out on my mountain bike more lately, which is punishing but fun. And I had a decent ski season, so that's good.

One of the more worthwhile things I do on my lazy days is drink the best craft beer I can find. This happens a lot.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening. Driving a stick shift (better than average anyway). Riding bikes. Skiing bumps and glades. Sledding. Catching a frisbee. Identifying planes, trains, and automobiles. Photography. Carrying a tune. Catching frogs and turtles. Climbing trees. Whistling. Cuddling.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I will always have a soft spot for really low-brow humor. South Park, Robot Chicken, Jackass, Always Sunny, MXC...that sort of thing. But I also get a kick out of sophisticated, weird or ironic humor. Monty Python gets it just right. Monty Python kicks ass. If you don't understand Monty Python, you don't understand how my brain works.

I love epic, geeky or nerdy movies like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Matrix and Tron (including the new one). I enjoy Tarantino films. I get sucked into dramatic, emotional movies like Brokeback Mountain, The Last Samurai, and The Good Shepherd.

In further proof that I'm slowly turning into my parents, I am increasingly interested in folky music these days. Some highlights include Noah and the Whale, The Low Anthem, The Avett Brothers, Iron and Wine, Gregory Alan Isakov, Mumford & Sons, and more. Other favorites include Bon Iver, Band of Horses, Pedro the Lion, Death Cab, Coldplay, Counting Crows, Cake, Nada Surf, Rage Against the Machine, Caspian, This Will Destroy You, and Frank Zappa.

I love Mexican food. I make myself a burrito for dinner multiple times per week. Consequently, my mom calls me "Mr. Burrito." I eat a ton of other stuff too, don't worry. Oh, and I put hot sauce on everything. Including, of course, the burritos. If I have a burrito in front of me but no hot sauce in sight, I develop a nervous twitch.

I don't read as much as I used to, but I love Fahrenheit 451, Ender's Game, Bill Bryson's books, and Tintin. My path back to becoming a regular reader will probably involve some good sci-fi novels.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Public radio
Snow
Thunderstorms
IPA
Cheese
Hot sauce
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
One recent Friday I took a nap after work (with NPR on in the background), rode my bike over to a climbing gym with a couple friends, then went to a jazz club for music and beers. I thought this was a pretty good Friday night, and reasonably close to "typical."
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I had a love affair with a John Deere 5400 tractor while I was in college.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 22–30
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You like really nice guys with really nice beards.
You like sleeping in a tent.
You wonder why I take photos of trains.
You're intrigued by an engineer who is better at English than math.
You can tell me the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow.
You are the abovementioned John Deere 5400.
A profile this big and honest doesn't bother you.