Hi. Thanks for noticing me.
I have started this on-line dating adventure for two reasons. First
of all, I don't seem to meet many single women of a certain age any
more. The women I meet are either too young to get the '80s or are
already spoken for. Secondly, in putting myself out for public
inspection like this, I am finding motivation to move parts of my
life forward that had become static.
I grew up in Pittsburgh so, yes, I am a sports guy. I enjoy
watching sports (especially baseball) but I do not live and die by
the outcome and could even survive without ESPN. I enjoy all of the
usual stuff: walks in the park; that first cup of coffe on a sunny
Sunday morning; good movies; really, really bad movies; intelligent
television; laughing; travelling; wine/vodka/beer (though not
always in that order or on the same night); relaxing on the sofa;
getting dressed up to go out; spending the day at the beach;
sneaking off for a weekend.
I am adventurous enough to try anything once. I like women who can
challenge me and push my boundaries. I think that I have lived a
good life so far but I have definitely not lived all of it.
It may not be very manly to admit but I am a romantic. I believe
that there is someone out there for me, we just haven't found each
What I’m doing with my life
Professionally I work in live entertainment. I am a lighting and
video programmer, working on plays, musicals, corporate events, and
the odd television job. I occasionally have to travel for the shows
I work and those work days can be very long indeed.
Personally, I support Stand Up 2 Cancer, the American Heart
Association, Pets 2 Vets, Planned Parenthood, and the DNC. I am
hoping this year to advance my involvement beyond writing a check.
I’m really good at
finding presents and cards that are appropriate and meaningful,
regardless of the holiday. I don't understand how people can look
at holiday shopping as a chore nor do I get buying everything from
amazon. Sure it is convenient and easy but some of the best gifts
(and experiences) are things you stumble upon without meaning to.
Sometimes, you have to fail a few times to really succeed.
The first things people usually notice about me
The girls I dated at school always seemed to like my blue eyes but
I don't know anymore. If I had to guess now, I would say it is my
laugh. I have a voice that projects and carries easily in a crowded
room and I've had actors on stage hear me laughing in the balcony.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Shakespeare, Patrick O'Brian, Jane Austen, Dickens, Don
Winslow (Savages), Christopher Moore, Tolkien, The Dragon Tattoo
Trilogy (though not the third book yet.) The Hunger Games, Harry
Potter, Stephen Ambrose. Movies: Philadelphia (Grant/Hepburn), The
Sting, Mel Brooks, Spielberg, Pixar, 10 Things I Hate about You,
American Beauty, An American President, Riddick, The Marx Brothers,
Star Wars, Star Trek (love the reboot), LOTR, His Girl Friday, The
Music Man. Television: Dr. Who, The West Wing, The Network, Archer,
The Venture Bros, Grimm, Bob's Burgers, How I Met Your Mother, The
Dick van Dyke Show, MASH, WKRP, Six Feet Under (though I never
finished it), the Paladia (all music) channel. Music: Mozart,
Bernstein, Copeland, John Lee Hooker, Sam and Dave, The Blues
Brothers, Iron Maiden, The Clarkes, Squeeze, (anything 80s really),
Alice Cooper, Preservation Hall Jazz, Stevie Ray, Stevie Wonder,
James Brown, Zep/Stones/Who/etc, Carla Bruni, Corinne Bailey Rae,
Richard Cheese, and Rush. Food: I'll try anything once. My favorite
"non-American" food is sushi, with sake and sapporo.
The six things I could never do without
Someone to talk with.
Something to talk about.
A good book.
An entertaining movie.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whatever it is that I did or read or saw last. I look back on my
experiences to hopefully learn from them. I also try to be
introspective and think on the obstacles that are holding me back
in the hopes that I can overcome them. I will also worry about
every job I start, trying to be mindful of its importance,my role,
and what ways I can best show my abilities.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably home or at the movies. Since I lack a regular wing-man, I
don't have the same enjoyment of going to a bar on a Friday night
by myself as other guys seem to. Meeting up with friends is one
thing but the whole going out by myself and trying to meet someone,
a stranger, was never in my favorites column.
You should message me if
you want a response. I will probably not be doing the full
membership so the whole rating thing will not really get my