Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Well, I'm back on OKC after a six month relationship with someone I
met here. It may take me a little while to update my profile, if
anything seems a little out-of-date.
I'm an introvert who enjoys being social. I'm intelligent, but
don't feel the need to always prove it. I can be extremely serious
and focused as well as laid-back and goofy (and sometimes I can
manage to be both at the same time). I believe that achieving
balance in one's life is the key to happiness. I'm extremely
passionate, but usually choose not to broadcast it to the world at
large. I'd much rather share that part of me with those special
people who have taken the time to get to know me. I also think
there isn't anything in the world that can't be laughed at
I'm a single father to an amazing (and amazingly funny) 13 year old
daughter and 11 year old son, who are my number one priority. While
taking care of them does take a lot of my time, I've got a really
good support system in place and can usually find someone to watch
them when I need some "me" time. I'm also a widower (5 years) who's
determined to make sure that my kids grow up with a sense of who
their mother was (I know that that statement probably just scared a
bunch of people off - oh, well).
Ultimately I'm looking for a long term relationship, but I'm not in
any hurry to get there. I've always felt that the strongest
relationships are the ones built on a foundation of friendship and
respect, so that's where I want to start. At first I would just
like to find someone with whom I can spend some quality adult time
and have some fun.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm an engineer in the city. I can't say that it's a job that gets
me excited to wake up every day and get to work, but it does fit my
personality and allows me to have the stability and security I
need. In my spare time (when I'm not doing something with the kids)
I'm also a hobbyist musician (mainly guitar, but I dabble in other
instruments). I enjoy watching most sports, but the Phillies are
definitely my favorite. My schedule does not revolve around theirs,
I like to consider myself to be a pretty active person and do
various things to try and stay in shape. Daily jogs with my dog and
martial arts classes with my kids are what take up most of my
exercise time. We also just started going to a rock climbing gym
(Date idea? Without the kids, of course).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Oh, and irony. I'm pretty good at that, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
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To be honest, I've never asked anyone this question. Maybe I should
start a poll.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music - I'm a BIG music fan, and there are simply too many to list.
A small sampling of favorites includes Eric Clapton, The Beatles,
Queen, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Otis Redding, Wilco and Radiohead.
Nothing's off-limits, though, and I'll always have a soft spot for
80's pop and early British heavy metal.
Books - although I enjoy reading, I don't find a lot of time for
it. Right now I'm reading a book called Ghost Rider: Travels on the
Healing Road, written by the band Rush's drummer after suffering
through incredible tragedy.
TV - It seems like television today consists mostly of bad reality
shows (which I avoid) and serialized shows that you have to watch
religiously or you'll get lost. While I enjoy the latter, I have to
limit the number of these types of shows I watch if I want to have
any sort of "real" life. Right now this includes The Walking Dead,
Game of Thrones and The Newsroom. I also occasionally watch Big
Bang Theory, Real Time, The Daily Show/Colbert and @Midnight.
All-time favorites include M.A.S.H., Six Feet Under, Star Trek and
Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Movies - I like both small independents and big blockbusters, as
long as it doesn't require me to completely check my brain at the
door (NOT a big fan of Michael Bay). Some of my favorites
(non-comedy) include The Sixth Sense, Jaws, Up, Gladiator, 28 Days
Later and Inception. If you want to get an idea of my sense of
humor, my all-time favorite comedies include Airplane!, Blazing
Saddles, MP & the Holy Grail, The Blues Brothers, The Princess
Bride and Chasing Amy.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
You'd be surprised what you can learn to live without.
Does anybody put a lot of weight on this section, anyway? Everyone
seems to have the same answers.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Well, right now I'm spending more time than I should be thinking
about what sorts of things I spend a lot of time thinking about.
Thank you, OKC.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
at home with the kids, probably watching a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Closet nerd. Although I have to admit, now that my kids are getting
to be the same age I was when I was my nerdiest, I've found myself
leaving the closet door open more and more often.
You should message me if
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you want to. It really is that simple. However, I'm not going to
assume that having a look at my profile means that you're
interested. If something in here appeals to you, go ahead and say
I'm pretty open as far as the "types" of women I'd be interested in
dating, so I don't want to spend a lot of time saying what YOU
should be. I will say that most of my personal/political views are
definitely on the liberal side of the spectrum. I won't lie -
physical attraction is a part of the equation, but it really is
just a starting point.
I'm very aware that life is better when you have someone to share
it with. Are you that someone?
Who are you looking for?
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