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SwingingCompass

25 M Portland, OR

My Details

Last Online
Today – 2:52pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Other
Sign
Virgo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
$100,000–$150,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), C++ (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
***May 5, 2014 - Still on a boat, but coming home to Portland soon!....but only to move into my new house and then bouncing out to road-trip through Europe. Call back in October? What a crazy life...***

**Jan 17, 2014 - Headed out on my ship, probably wont have the best connection for a while**

If I bought you a plane ticket, would be meet me in some far off land? Why does everyone think I'm kidding?

New to the Portland area as of New Years, 2014. Emotionally stable, fiscally secure, drama/disease/drug free. Sarcastic ass.

I'm basically a Labrador puppy at heart: hardworking, loyal, and prone to chasing squirrels.

http://xkcd.com/877/

Damsel is distress? I am a boy with tools and a helpful urge. I am useful and practical, I can handle any situation ( except those videos of soldier homecomings where the family is surprised: I WILL break down)

I climb trees/bridges/ect spontaneously. Please climb trees/bridges/ect spontaneously with me!

I will not have a relationship with somebody who does drugs (yes, including pot).

I probably won't message you first; I've seen how harassed you girls get on here.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I recently finished my obligation as an officer in the Coast Guard and am now a marine engineer, which means I spend a lot of time on ships. Big ships, for a few months at a time. When I'm not on a ship, I wander around this big crazy world and do as I please.

I volunteer when and were I can; I love helping people.

Currently buying a duplex in Portland to live in/rent out, but looking to pick up a large tract of land with some friends to create a self-sustaining homestead. I can't wait to have a dog again, and hopefully chickens, bees, goats (funny looking weed eaters!), and alpacas (goofy-looking-when-sheared sweethearts)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking with wild abandon. I really enjoy making massive mountains of mouth-water morsels to masticate. My tastebuds have recently gotten off their asses and I am just now discovering how amazing nearly every vegetable is. Imminent project: Portobella mushroom bed in my basement! Soo good. Also, homemade apple-BBQ sauce for steaks grilled over applewood.

My idea of a great first date is wandering around farmers markets putting together a meal and then cooking it up together, preferably in a huge mess of a recipe neither of us is familiar with.

Fixing things. I can fix things. I figure out how they work, solve the riddle of each malfunction, and correct it.

Getting along with dogs. We understand each other.

Cooking. Massages. Rock climbing. Mountain biking. Organizing chaotic events.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Big smile, humorous, observant.
I'm willing to jump right in and lend a hand. Then again, when I'm meeting new people it's usually in an unusual situation. I'm realizing that I don't have a typical lifestyle :)
I'm an "extroverted introvert", apparently.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My musical taste is all over, dependent on my mood. Metallica for work outs, Fred Eaglesmith and Paul Thorne for working on my motorcycle, Sublime and Dirty Heads for lazy days on my sailboat. Classical to keep me calm in traffic.

Food: Yes.

TEDTalks, Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Mythbusters, Breaking Bad, Boondock Saints, Princess Bride, James Bond, Brick, Inception, Jersey Shore...

...Okay, no, definitely not Jersey Shore or Pregger Teens in Tiaras, or Survivor or any of that crap. If you have an addiction or compulsion to watch those shows, we probably won't work.

I read a lot. Right now I'm in the middle of Mark Twain's autobiography (Part I), an excellent/hysterical/exhausting biography of Teddy Roosevelt, Horatio Hornblower, and collection of short mystery stories, and some random old school sci-fi. Ender's Game+ sequels are favorites, as is Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander series. Also just read Queen of the South and am in the middle of Shantaram, both exquisitely written tales of travel, disaster, redemption, and life unusual.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The sea
Pocket knife
Curiosity
A project of some sort (this isn't even a choice: If I don't actively have an ongoing project I create one spontaneously.)
A purpose
Nutella
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to help others
Engineering projects/solutions
Kink
How to make myself useful
Dogs
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Trying to figure out what I like about Portland, exploring new areas of the city. Probably at the climbing gym.

Waking up in the middle of the night and driving to the beach to sit shivering under blankets and drink hot chocolate while watching a meteor shower is my idea of a good time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I spend my life on the ocean, but the most terrifying way I can imagine dying is drowning. Also, I sink. It's a great combination.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–26
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
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...you want to go explore or on an adventure.
...you like being ridiculous.
...you think Powell's is perfect for mischief and naughty fun.
...you can use the proper form of their/there/they're and your/you're (this is one of my few areas of bias. On the flip side, I am a pretty terrible speeler).