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ThatGuyDave

31 M Seattle, WA

My Details

Last Online
Nov 25, 2013
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Leo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Technology
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), C++ (Fluently), Sign Language (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I'm a geek, and proud of it.

Wait, I need to say more than that? Ok then... I like many geeky things — Sci-Fi, video games, computers, books (especially mysteries), general intellectual pursuits, exploration, trying new things just to see what they're like. I like many non-geeky things as well--music, baking and cooking, the occasional arts & crafts project, beer (drinking it and making it), Mariners games, photography.

I'm fairly laid back most of the time, but can get really, really into things (sometimes to the detriment of everything else, but I'm trying to get better about that -- I'm not saying that one should never get so wrapped up in something that they forget the world around them (indeed, I think doing that every so often is one of the great joys of life), but one does still need to be mindful of one's self).

I moved to Seattle a couple years ago after finishing college (which now seems like quite a while ago). I feel more at home here than anywhere else I've ever lived. Every day I discover something new about this city, and every day I feel like I've only scratched the surface of what this area has to offer. So, I'm putting more effort these days into living life and having fun and, as much as possible, doing things that make me feel happy and enriched. And along the way I'm learning more about myself, too.
What I’m doing with my life
Working on my own inner happiness and indulging my inner geek.

Working on my latest project, scheme, activity, or vacation, or plotting my next project, scheme, vacation, or some combination of all three. In other words, keeping busy with things that I enjoy (it seems obvious in retrospect, but t's only relatively recently that I've realized just how important this is to my own happiness and learned how to cultivate them).

Trying to be more self-aware and honest with myself and my feelings.

Daydreaming about winning the lottery and opening a combination hackerspace/community workspace/hardware store/tool library/coffee shop/small music venue that's open until at least 2 am.
I’m really good at
My job (I like it, but until lately it's consumed entirely too much of my life, and so I'm changing that).

Remembering random useless trivia. Sadly not quite the right useless trivia to kick ass at bar trivia.

Procrastination.

Taking things apart and putting them back together.

Tinkering.

Hacking in the "making things do stuff they weren't originally intended to do" sense.

I'm not really good at it, but I do very much enjoy cooking and there's a few things I can cook well. I live vicariously through the archives of Good Eats and America's Test Kitchen.

Overthinking things (and, somewhat related, coming up with schemes. Note: just because I'm good at it doesn't mean it's a good idea. I'm working on it, though.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't really know.

It could be my incredibly sarcastic sense of humor. Well, some people don't notice that...and thus those people don't get my jokes. Or maybe I don't actually have a sense of humor and that's why no one laughs. Either way, I don't think you'll see me on Last Comic Standing any time soon.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, "Rocket Boys", "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", Sherlock Holmes. Sci-Fi, Fiction, Detective Stories, Mysteries. I love reading, but I don't read nearly as much recreational reading as I used to. Trying to change that--my personal library consists mostly of textbooks and reference books from 6 years of college, so I need to change that.

Movies: Far too many to list, but here's a sample: Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma), Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill), The Hunt for Red October, October Sky, Lost In Translation, Sin City (and other Robert Rodriguez stuff like Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, El Mariachi) Disney movies, Pixar movies, The Lord of The Rings, foreign films, classics, Spaghetti Westerns, The Big Lebowski. My eventual goal is to watch every movie ever made (ok, not really, but that's not far off). And yes, there are tons of movies that I still need to watch.

Music: The Doubleclicks, Marian Call, Weird Al Yankovic, Barenaked Ladies, Jewel, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Miles Davis, Counting Crows, Tina Dico, Great Big Sea, Jacqui Naylor, and lots of other stuff along those lines (i.e., jazz, folk/alternative rock, etc). That's what I listen to regularly, anyway. There's not much on the radio these days that I like, so my iPod is a constant companion.

TV: Firefly, Star Trek: The Next Generation (well, all Trek, but TNG holds a special place in my heart), Sherlock, Psych, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Elementary, Castle, CSI, Good Eats, America's Test Kitchen, Cook's Country, White Collar, Burn Notice, Futurama, In Plain Sight, Portlandia, The IT Crowd, Eureka, Monk, Corner Gas. I've also just recently started getting into Doctor Who. One may notice two major themes in that list...

Food: Pizza, Italian, BBQ, Mexican, sushi, junk food, Indian. Just about anything, really.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order:

My computer and everything that goes with it (hey, I work for a dot-com, what did you expect?)

Movies and TV (I'm a junkie)

Music (and my iPod)

My friends and family. People are important to me.

Good food and a warm bed

Pop culture (mostly because I can entertain myself for a long time by mocking it)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, the Universe, and Everything; Computers; Food; Nothing at all; Where are the voices in my head coming from?; Friends; Work (unfortunately); Problems and their Solutions; Random stuff I see or hear that gets stuck in my head and won't go away; How to reduce the environmental impact of my existence in a way that doesn't require me to go live on a commune
On a typical Friday night I am
In descending order of likelihood:

Hanging out with friends.

At home watching a movie, playing video games, or chatting online.

At one of the plethora of coffee shops within walking distance my apartment.

Bored out of my mind.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There are a large number of chick flicks in my DVD collection.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–37
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
You should message me if...I don't know...you want to? If you want to hang out sometime because we have something in common or would otherwise get along well. Or if you know of something I might be interested in and just want to pass it along. Or if you're just looking for someone in the Seattle area to hang out with. Or whatever. Up to you.