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Strvng_Dsgnr17

28 M Harrisburg, PA

My Details

Last Online
Nov 26, 2013
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Smokes
Sometimes
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Other, but not too serious about it
Sign
Leo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Sales / Marketing
Income
$20,000–$30,000
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Okay)

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My self-summary
If only the world judged you on your value and not your looks, your possessions, or whether or not you're successful..

I am not your average guy and if you're looking for that tall, dark and handsome with a nice car, great job, and a place of his own, that travels to exotic places, has exciting hobbies, has a load of money sitting in the bank, blah blah blah blah blah stereotype... then proceed to look elsewhere. I'm not, nor will I ever be the handsome prince from the Disney movies. I'd be more like the beast from Beauty and the Beast. Cynical, sarcastic, emotional.. looking for a bookworm to stumble into my castle and see the nice, romantic, caring side that once was...

If you're still reading, lets continue. I'd like to take this time to point out my appearance is a bit rugged or in other words, I'm a little bit of a hairy guy and those that don't know me find me "scary" or "intimidating" at first. And don't go thinking it's because I'm lazy or a lack of personal hygiene (if you knew how much cleaning and brushing goes into that beard every day you'd think otherwise). My genetic makeup has cursed me with fur every place except (according to society) where I'm supposed to have it. Needless to say, I'm happy with the shaved head and beard look. If it's not your thing, more power to you, but I'm afraid I'm looking for a girl that's into guys that have hair in other places than their heads. Otherwise, physically speaking, I'm pretty earthy, close to the ground, stout and built like a ox (I was pretty popular come moving time back in college). For all you fellow nerds, my physic would resemble that of a dwarf's (just not as short), but just like ogres and onions, I have many layers beyond my gruff exterior.

My friends will tell you I'm a nice guy. I hate that description, especially in the dating world. Thanks to different medias, being a nice guy has apparently turned into being weak willed, giving in to a girl's every demand, easily manipulated.. you get the picture. It's demeaning and frankly, I don't want a potential partner in crime to primarily to focus the relationship on the shear fact I'm a nice guy and nothing else. I've been there, done that, and I understand the allure of it all with 99% of the male race being assholes, but it doesn't end pretty. I'd rather she like me for my lifestyle, hobbies, my aspiring profession, talents, mind, body, soul, mannerisms, etc. But if anything, I'll say this: whether we date or we end up just acquaintances, I'll be concerned with your well being, physically and emotionally. I'm a good listener and have no problems talking about and putting another human being's emotions or feelings, wants or needs above my own.

On that note, I'm no alpha male either. Socially speaking I'm more reserved, laid back, I tend to stick to the sides or background of the setting and not in the limelight. I'm not the type to get loud and into a pissing match with whatever 'wolves' are in the area just for attention. It serves no purpose. If you're going to be interested in someone just because he's the loudest, most vibrant, excited person in the room... then I wish you the best of luck. I spend enough of my day, at my job, dealing with stress and drama, "putting out fires," trying to meet idealistic, unattainable expectations, that I not going to put energy into ridiculous actions, just so you'll look at me and think I might be interesting. If you're not already considering that, no action is going to make you think otherwise.

As far as my job goes, I'm a product of a declining economy. I studied graphic design for 8 years. Was certified to start an entry level position right out of high school. Went to college, obtained a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Communication Design with honors just so every design and advertising firm I apply to can tell me I don't have enough experience. So, like a lot of other people, I'm slumming in retail until someone is willing to give me a shot. I'm a Front End Manager of a local home improvement warehouse. Retail does not suit my creative soul, it often hinders it, but it does pay my bills. So, I'm able to survive on my own, but often frustrated with the situation and the search for greener pastures.

When I'm not at work, I enjoy a number of different activities. I recently got back into playing ice hockey and now play on a team in the local beer league. I help with a vegetable plot at my parents house and around my garage during the growing season and enjoy growing things. I camp, hike, fish and hunt, anything outdoors is always a plus. I make wine, mainly desert type wines, grape based wine are fine and all, but I like getting creative and seeing what I can turn into a good wine. Currently I have a blueberry/blackberry mix in the making. I'm a nerd at heart. I've been into sci-fi/fantasy since I was a kid. It feeds my creativity and can be found in many of my mannerisms, possessions, etc. I go to Renn Faires and Pennsic type events. I read, watch anime and play video games from time to time. I build and fix things around the house, or I'm usually helping someone do so. I cook, mainly enjoy grilling and sometimes I just enjoy propping my feet up at home and flipping through netflicks, etc.

What I'm looking for? Just another nerdy, creative person who likes me for who I am. A girl who isn't afraid to be different and herself at the same time, has no problem sporting graphic tees with old school Nintendo slogans on them. A girl that is willing to dress up with me to go to Renn Faires, or wants to take a weekend to go put up a tent in the woods somewhere and spend time together around a campfire. A girl that's willing to come home from work and challenge me to a game of Smash brothers or Mariokart. One that can sit a home on a rainy night and play a board game and have just as much fun as going out and spending hours at a local pub. Another creative soul that can appreciate taking a few raw materials and making something great from it. I daydream for that "Scott Pilgrim" romance story (I would so fought a bunch of exes for a girls heart) and I realize the probability of a girl like that out there, but I still have hope...
What I’m doing with my life
I spent 8 years of my life training for a career that, thanks to forces I cannot control, I cannot even get my foot into the door. So, currently I'm surviving, reevaluating, and trying to work on aspects of my life that I have a little more control of.
I’m really good at
This question is rather subjective. Depends on whose judging my life up to this point.

I like to think there's a number of things I'm good at. Mainly things that allow my creative juices to flow, which could be anything from artwork to cooking.
The first things people usually notice about me
The beard...
I'm short for a guy...
I have forearms that rival Pop-eyes...
I shave my head...
I'm always wearing some type of black shirt...
I have small ears apparently.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
Anything by R. A. Salvatore and the Forgotten Realm books, Anything by J.R.R. Tolkien, The early Redwall series books by Brian Jacques, World War Z, The Tao of Pooh, and A Song of Fire and Ice Series just to name a few.

Movies:
This would be a long list so I'll say I enjoy anything, but horror films. Unless, it's B rated horror films that you can sit and laugh at.

TV Shows:
Cartoons: Retro Cartoons (Anything from LooneyToons to Space Ghost: Coast to Coast to Doug.) Venture Brothers, Family Guy, Futurama, Archer.
Live Action: Scrubs, House, How I Met Your Mother, American Pickers, Game of Thrones, Glee, The Big Bang Theory.
Anime: Ai Yori Aoshi series, Gatari Series, Chobits, Clannad, Elfen Lied, Ghost in the Shell, Kanon, New Dominion Tank Police, Record of Lodoss War, Shuffle!, School Days and Venus Wars.

Music:
I'm as eclectic with music as I am movies. It all depends on my mood and the setting. It may have been a hard day at work and I wanna come home and relax so I'll put on some instrumental piano music. I may be pumping up for a hockey game and throw on some alternative/metal. I may be driving around on a nice day with the windows down and through in some "top 40" from any generation (1950-2010s). Could be sitting outside grilling and enjoying a drink and put on some Frank. It all depends. I can tell you there are some things I don't really get/enjoy. There's a lot of Rap I just can't get into, "Dubstep" is bewildering and screamer metal where it's just some angry white kids yelling at the top of their lungs...

Food:
I'll try anything once. What I don't particularly care for is food that's made to replace/taste like other food. For instance: tofu. Don't particularly care for it. Turkey bacon? Why not just have regular bacon? Likewise, I tend to steer clear of imitation meals as much as possible. Only thing I might cook in my microwave is to heat/steam vegetables. With that said, anything else is fair game, doesn't matter the ethnicity or how weird it my be.
The six things I could never do without
Other than the essentials of life: food, water, shelter, love?

A steady paycheck, an automobile, my creative side, a little imagination, logic, purpose...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm all about letting people into the inner workings that is my mind. I just don't know if I want to post it for a first impression. If you're interested, just ask.
On a typical Friday night I am
I work retail... Friday night has no greater significance than a Tuesday or a Sunday night. I'm either working, engaging in one of my hobbies, or spending time with my brothers or my friends, much like any other human being over the age of 21.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
"You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."

~Fight Club movie, screenplay by Jim Uhls,
directed by David Fincher, novel by Chuck Palahniuk
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 21–29
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends
You should message me if
If you:
want to;
can actually hold a conversation that's not one sided and understand the difference between a one sided conversation and two way dialogue;

If you can describe yourself without using the phrases:
"I like to have fun...",
"I love to party...",
"I live my life to the fullest...",
any fake adjective that adds "icious" to it;