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TedInLosAngeles

30 M North Hollywood, CA

My Details

Last Online
Jul 23
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Catholicism
Sign
Aries, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Entertainment / Media
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I moved out here from DC about a little over two years ago, and I love everything about this place (except traffic and gas prices). I'm giving the online dating thing a try to get to know more ladies out here!

Actually, I've never really liked the term "online dating" because, well, can our interactions on here count as dates? Are we dating if I send you a "wink," or have we hooked up if I send you a "poke" (yeah, I know that's a Facebook thing)? Can we say we've gone out for coffee if I e-mail you a coupon for a free tall drink at Starbucks? Or have we taken in a movie together if I send you a link to an online screener? I prefer "online meeting" or "online socializing" or even "social screening." But hey, that's just me.

Hmm, I guess I am pretty traditional when it comes to dates, at least initially. I'd probably suggest meeting for a drink first, then maybe drinks and dinner for date two, then maybe drinks, dinner, and a movie, and as (if?) we get more comfortable we can talk about switching it up. I dunno...too boring?
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to carve out a living while enjoying life in L.A., duh. Lived in New York for about three years (I LOOOOVE NYC, but man, is it expensive!) before moving back to DC, then came out here and am getting into a career in real estate. I hardly knew anyone before coming out here, so it's been a bitch to break into. I'm a huge movie fan, and if I'm not writing reviews for various websites, I'm writing for myself. Late last year I started going to elementary schools downtown to read to underserved school kids there, and I love it. My passion for writing came from a passion for reading, and I guess I want to try to pass some of that on. Other than that, I obviously make time to eat, sleep, and go to the gym, but it'd be nice to make some dating time too.
I’m really good at
Giving out hugs like candy; Writing (I've loved doing it my whole life, and I'll silently judge your misspelings and improper grammar); Listening (kinda cheesy, but it's true); Cooking (I'm no Top Chef, but know my way around a kitchen, and am always looking for new recipes to master); Mixing drinks (always a hit at parties, although actual bartending was a lot harder)
The first things people usually notice about me
White. Male.

Hmm...I guess I'm on the taller side, so they probably notice that. I dunno, I've got a bunch of pictures on here, so you tell me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
The Catcher In the Rye
All Quiet On the Western Front
Skeleton Crew
Clive Barker's Books of Blood
A Drink Before the War
Darkness, Take My Hand
Shock Value (great non-fiction book about the evolution of horror films and filmmakers from the late 60s - early 80s)
Rebels On the Backlot (great non-fiction book about the criss-crossing careers of several indie filmmakers like Fincher, Tarantino, and Soderbergh)
*Currently reading The Other Hollywood, about the history of the adult film industry (judge all you want, it's a really interesting read)

Movies:
The Shining
Halloween
The Usual Suspects
Memento
Clerks
500 Days of Summer (and a few more romantic comedies I won't publicly list here)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
28 Days Later
In The Loop
I Saw The Devil
Out of Sight
Die Hard
The Evil Dead (the original)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance
Reservoir Dogs
Battle Royale
Alien
In Bruges
Let The Right One In (the original)
Dr. Strangelove
District 9
Raising Arizona (and pretty much all things Coen Brothers)
...oh, there are plenty more, believe me.

TV Shows:
Breaking Bad (yep, on that bandwagon)
The Walking Dead
The Shield
Rescue Me
How I Met Your Mother
The Thick Of It
Party Down
The Office (the Steve Carell years)
Entourage
The Larry Sanders Show (a little before our time, but caught the whole series on Netflix, and it's hilarious)
Tales From The Crypt (way back in the day)
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
American Horror Story (can't believe it took me so long to get into it, but it's fantastic)

Music:
I'm open to pretty much everything except country and house music, but I gravitate more towards modern hard rock (not metal, but more like Staind, Evans Blue, Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin), 90s rock (loooove me some old Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, and all the one hit wonders) and old school rap before it started sucking (Das Efx, N.W.A., Run DMC). I love my satellite radio.

Food:
PIZZA! (I am desperately missing NY pizza)
Italian
Mexican
Thai
Japanese
Chocolate chip pancakes (dude, it's like candy for breakfast!)
And strawberry-rhubarb pie
...oh, and Gobstoppers jawbreakers and sour Skittles, if we're counting candy...
The six things I could never do without
-My smart phone (not that I'm constantly on it, but I feel better if it's nearby)
-Movies (what the hell am I supposed to talk about without them?! Kidding - I CAN hold a conversation.)
-My iPod
-My juicer (dusted it off a couple months ago, and it's still amazing)
-Expletives (I do tend to swear a lot - it may sound angry but it almost never is. If you hear it it's just a sign that I am comfortable around you, but I'll of course tone it down if it somehow offends you)
-A pair of Chuck Taylors

...holy shit, that's random...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-What I want to be when I grow up. And about how many weirdly serendipitous things have fallen into place to get me to where I am now.

-Why so many girls write "If you're not a creeper/stalker/d-bag" in the "You Should Message Me If" portion. Like a lot of guys are gonna say, "Wow, she seems great. Too bad I'm such a creepy douchebag, or else I might've said hi."

-The Selfie Double Standard: Similarly, why so many girls claim "Don't message me if any of your pictures are selfies," when I look and see that 90% of their own pictures are selfies in the car, in the bathroom mirror, in bed on their webcam, etc. Trust me, it looks just as dumb when you ladies do it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with my friends getting drinks or in watching a movie or writing (usually about said movie).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm scared to sleep in a room with an open closet door...I dunno about scared actually, but I can't do it.

I'm awful at folding and putting away laundry. My clothes tend to go from the dryer to my bed, then my chair, then my bed, then my chair, then my body, then back in the laundry basket. It's a vicious and wrinkled cycle.

And that I have answered way, WAY too many questions on here. It's just easy to scroll and click when you get bored...
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 23–30
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
If you want to get a drink, talk about movies, see the city, etc. If Halloween and/or Saint Patrick's Day are your favorite days of the year (yes, before Christmas). And also, if you have any pictures other than your two touched up, pouty-lipped headshots. You're great to look at, but I doubt that's what I would wake up to in the morning...

Oh, and don't get weirded out if it looks like I keep visiting your profile. It's because I think a) you're cute, b) you've uploaded a new photo, c) I am interested enough to make sure I read all your question answers, and/or d) I am trying to craft an icebreaker message that won't completely turn you off (and am nervous that it will).