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Svenson

31 M Ridgewood, NY

I’m looking for

  • Women who like men
  • Ages 21–40
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 4:59am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Scorpio, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from law school
Job
Law
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
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I like to think if I had entrance music, it would be Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" performed on a banjo.

I had a laughably wholesome upbringing in a town that (at the time) amounted to little more than a paved spot in a North Texas cow pasture. I grew up damn near convinced that not only was the world flat, but that anyone who crossed the county line fell off the edge (seriously, we never saw those people again!) I left after high school myself, and haven’t yet bothered going back to disabuse kids who think as I did.

I've rambled across the country a fair bit. Driver's License has seen a lot of use. Even have a stamp or two in my Passport. Eventually the wind blew me to New York City, and it doesn't look like I'll ramble on any time soon.

I love the outdoors. If I have a little free time I'll jump on my bike and see how far I can get before my legs want to fall off. If I have a lot of free time, I'll throw a sleeping bag and some food into a backpack (never a tent, tents are for weenies) and go for a three day hike. I enjoy these activities, but have little to no interest in doing them in any organized manner (no road races for me anytime soon.) (EDITORS NOTE: This has changed. I recently signed up for my first road race... dammit.)

I make a point not to pretend to be anything I'm not, and see no reason to oversell in this space. That said, I think I’m OK looking (and have provided convenient photo evidence). I keep myself clean cut, and my beard neatly trimmed. I wear jeans, T-shirt, and a leather jacket basically all the time (except summer, when I leave the jacket at home) Ten fingers, ten toes, etc. I’m reasonably intelligent, politically independent, loyal to a fault, scrupulously polite, and generally remember to take my hat off indoors.

In short, I'm awesome. And you should totally message me.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm on a never-ending quest to minimize the differences between the man I am, and the man I want to be. A co-worker recently told me he views me as "a guy who has his shit together." So I guess I have some people fooled.

Professionally: I'm a lawyer. One might think that makes the "Jeans and a T-Shirt basically all the time" thing difficult. Well, I'm not that kind of lawyer.

Personally: I'm into everything and everything. I've used the phrase "attention span of a ferret on amphetamines" before. And I will again because I like it. Pretty much any idea someone has will sound like the best evening ever to me. Left to my own devices, I will probably find a bar with live music, or a street fair, or get on my bike and see where the trails go.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-I have a pretty good grip on the difference between "your" and "you're." Which, if this site is to be believed, would seem to be the single most valuable skill I could possess in order to meet women. As an added bonus, I can also manage "there," "their," and "they're." (I feel like "its" and "it's" would just be extra credit at this point.)
- Navigating NYC on my bike.
- performing a miraculous 5-pie comeback at trivial pursuit. (Does that game even still use pies? The versions I play are pretty old.)
- I've also been known to pull off the miraculous 30-peg comeback at cribbage. (Bonus points if you know how to play).
- building a campfire. I know far too many professed campers who don't know how to do this.
-deadpan sarcasm (The best kind. It's sneaky.)
- lifting heavy objects, opening jars, killing spiders and other practical stuff.
The first things people usually notice about me
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These days, the shaved head.

I'm told I look "Intense" a lot... I'm OK with this.

I'm also told I remind people of Ron Swanson. To the point that I had to actually start watching the damn show after about the 5th person told me that. I've since learned he is a great man, and hope to carry the mantle with the honor it deserves.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Top fives, currently, and in no particular order.

Books:
1.) Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin
2.) High Fidelity by Nick Hornby (much more cathartic than the movie if you find yourself needing that kind of thing.)
3.) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
4.) Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
5.) The Obnoxious Jerks by Stephen Manes

...That last pick is no joke. I first read it in 6th grade and I've made sure I've had a copy of it on my bookshelf ever since. It's out of print now so when I inevitably wear out my current copy I may be in trouble.

Movies:
1.) O Brother Where Art Thou
2.) When Harry Met Sally
3.) Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
4.) Inception
5.) Die Hard

... I won't even try to romanticize that last pick. I'm a guy.

TV Shows:
1.) Top Gear (British version)
2.) Good Eats
3.) Game of Thrones
4.) Sons of Anarchy
5.) Mad Men

Songs to play on the jukebox during a night out:
1.) The Road Goes on Forever by Robert Earl Keen (live)
2.) Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival
3.) You Never Even Call Me By My Name by David Allen Coe
4.) Home by Goo Goo Dolls (depending on the evening)
5.) The Times They Are a'Changin by Bob Dylan (preferably at that hour of the night where everyone is only capable of the Bob Dylan slur anyway.)

I feel like there aren't any interesting picks on that list. This may speak to how generic my music tastes actually are... moving on.

Favorite Dishes:
1.) Roast Leg of Lamb with Couscous (and Mint Jelly),
2.) Chicken Teriyaki with Broccoli and White Rice, (growing up, my mother would use Jeff Smith's recipe. I do the same)
3.) the Turkey and Spinach Enchiladas per an old family recipe (which I have dutifully stolen)
4.) Slow Cooked Pork with Mac and Cheese and Sauteed Spinach.
5.) Red Beans and Rice (from a recipe frantically copied while watching Good Eats).

Man this exercise has just shown me how restricting a top five list actually is. I had so many good candidates for each category. I'm sure if you were to ask me in person, I'd give different lists depending on my mood at the time.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I like to think I'm resourceful enough that I could "do without" almost anything if I had to. But my last answer was pretty cheesy, so I'll play along for now.

My Bike: My not-so-secret goal in life is get never ride the subway again.

A well-stocked kitchen: I love to cook. I'll just say that kitchen stores are very dangerous places for me to hang out. (I'm as bad there as most guys are at Best Buy).

My Laptop: I confess, I'm hopelessly addicted to the internet. I used to bring a lot of work home, but I've since changed jobs. Now the laptop is pretty much just an internet machine.

Books: I always have a book in progress. Long subway rides in the morning and evening would be torture without at least one. The selection available on Kindle has been failing me lately and I've even had to go back to low-tech paper books. (gasp!)

Netflix: Seriously, what did we do before we could rent movies without leaving home. I don't even have to put on pants if I don't want to.

Pants: Come to think of it, I've never left my house without wearing them, and am currently trying to extend that streak as long as possible. I'd be pretty disappointed if I were to mess it up now.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What to write in the few messages I send on this site.

Why, after the "10 hot dogs/8 buns" dichotomy had become so engrained in our cultural consiousness that no one has laughed at the joke in at least 20 years, did the makers of certain premium brands decide it would be a good idea to market their franks in packages of 7? Seriously? SEVEN?!!! I can only interpret this as intentional nose-thumbing by wiener marketers.

Should I try to make this profile funnier? Or should i do something productive with my evening?

I believe it was the great philosopher Calvin, who dared ask the immortal question that has plagued mankind for ages: "What's the point of wearing your favorite rocket-ship underpants if no one ever asks to see them?"
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Anything can happen on a Texas Friday night if you don't mind your manners, or you don't mind a fight. I rope the Devil ride him into town, with $50 and a flask of Crown.

I once made an effort (Probably on a Friday to be honest) to answer every question in this profile in lyrics to semi-obscure country songs. The above paragraph is the last remaining vestige of that incredibly dumb idea, and is still the best answer I've come up with for this section.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Recently, my roommate and I were in a craft store. She needed supplies for an upcoming photo shoot, and I was only along because I'm the one who knows where things are in Queens (And knows the buses well enough to get there). As I was aimlessly wandering the aisles, I came across their very large selection of yarn. My train of thought went something like this.

"That's kind of a neat shade of red, I've wished before that I could find a plain scarf in that color... Why am I thinking about winter clothes? It's late summer. Winter won't be relevant for a while... I could learn a whole new skill by then"

The end result is that I leave the store with some yarn, some needles I don't even know how to hold, and a new hobby. And I have absolutely no shame about admitting it.
You should message me if
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...You like bald men

...You want to check out the bike trails with me

...Your initials match this particularly ill-advised-in-hindsight tattoo.

...You too have noticed that the profiles that say something along the lines of "Don't message me if you can't string more than two words together" tend to be very sparsely filled out. Leaving little to string more than two words together about.