Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My name's Brian. I am a systems engineer at a local tech company,
and as you might guess from that job title, I'm kind of
I do also like a bunch of non-geeky things like cooking/baking (I
make some delicious baked Mostaccioli), biking (I absolutely love
biking when it is warm out. I put an earbud in one ear and listen
to music as I ride.), writing, sand volleyball, and even dancing (I
was in the Latin Dance Club at Mizzou for a semester).
I LOVE traveling. In HS, I went on a school trip to France for two
weeks and it was pretty awesome. I lived in Seattle for two years,
where it is green and gorgeous year-round. I spent a summer in
Japan studying between my sophomore and junior years of college at
Mizzou and it was hands-down the best summer of my life. Japan is
absolutely gorgeous and the people are generally super nice and
polite. I've vacationed in FLA, CA, and Mexico, and the next place
that I want to go is a place that I've wanted to go since I was a
little kid: Ireland. It is so beautiful and I would love to go and
bike/drive through the countryside and up and down the coast.
I'm very much a cat person. I think they're the most adorable
little murderers on the planet, and I love how independent and
imperious they are. I don't actually dislike well-behaved dogs, but
I'm allergic to them to the point that I'm miserable if I spend
much time around them.
What I’m doing with my life
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I went to college at a computer programming school in Seattle for
two years before coming back to Missouri where I completed a
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Minor in English
Writing. Not the most practical education, I'll admit, but it was
one that I enjoyed, and I think I'm a better person for having gone
through it. After going through some training, I started a job in
the tech industry about a year ago. I'm working as a Systems
Engineer for a company in STL.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm really good at most games, be they board games, card games or
computer/console games (a notable exception is real-time strategy
games, which I'm TERRIBLE at). I think from a technical standpoint,
I am an extremely talented writer, and from a story/character
perspective, I am occasionally inspired. If you'd like to read
something I've written, just ask and I will be happy to share a
poem or short story.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably my height or my build. I'm pretty tall, about 6'2", and
until the past couple years, I didn't have any fat on me. Now I
have a thin ring around my stomach that I'm trying to lose.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The Dresden Files and Codex Alera by Jim Butcher
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Many, many others
Opeth (progressive death metal)
Agalloch (doom metal)
If These Trees Could Talk (post-rock)
This Will Destroy You (post-rock)
Louis Armstrong's A Kiss to Build a Dream On
REM's Losing My Religion
The Princess Bride (My favorite movie of all time)
The Cabin in the Woods
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
The Big Bang Theory
St. Louis style pizza (Pirrone's in particular)
Japanese food including sushi
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The glorious interwebs
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The impending zombie apocalypse, story ideas that I don't have time
to actually write, and how much it sucks to be single and I should
try harder to date.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't have a clue how to flirt. The whole process kind of
confuses me. If I didn't think we had enough in common to have fun
together, I wouldn't have messaged you. If I didn't think you were
sexy, I wouldn't have messaged you. So why do we need to go through
some awkward flirting before we start getting to know each other
better? Can't we just skip that and talk? Or skip it and have sex.
Or skip it and do literally anything other than flirting?
You should message me if
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You want to have some fun that doesn't involve getting drunk. I'm
game for pretty much anything, be it something tame like sitting
down to play a board game or going to see a movie, or something
more adventurous like going rock climbing or cliff diving (the
highest I've actually done in either case is 15-20ft, but I enjoyed
both quite a bit).
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