Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Every year for the past few years I've done a New Year's
resolution. The year before last it was to keep my commitments that
I make to people, no matter how small. This year it's accepting
compliments gracefully. They're going alright so far.
I'm a self-diagnosed nerd, I dig movies with explosions and robots,
walking around interesting new neighborhoods, reading books, and I
dig hiking, riding my bike a lot. Uh, like every other gay guy out
there in the history of mankind.
I developed a fear of flying a few years ago, but then found a
pharmaceutical solution when I had to travel for work one year. So
now that I can fly, I'm itching to travel again. Where should I go?
I'm old-fashioned...to a degree, a degree that morphs with each
person I meet. I'm smart. I'm creative. At least these are all
things that people tell me. These people usually turn out to be
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I write, direct, do theatrical set design, and paint. I just moved
to Portland after 12 years in Los Angeles. I feel like I'm waking
up after being asleep for a really long time.
At the risk of sounding like a self-obsessed blogger (TOO
LATE,JERK), if you wanna check out my creative stuff, or just feel
like violating my privacy, go to http://www.blcksmthdesign.com
I just wrote few pieces
on the crazy world of online dating, including stuff about OKC and
Scruff. It's hitting a nerve with guys. Please check it out. Or
don't and tell me you did, and loved it.
If you want to see pictures of me humiliating myself, check me out
on Instagram @BLCKSMTH.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being an unreliable narrator in my profile. The important stuff is
true. Er, pretty much everything is true.
I'm good at being serious when you need me to be.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My sense of humor? I don't know. I should start walking around
asking people on the sidewalk "Hey, what did you just notice about
me?" LOL, just kidding, no one walks in LA. Also, I didn't actually
laugh out loud. (I just moved to PDX from LA, so this joke doesn't
make sense anymore, but I'm keeping it here because I don't have
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: anything by Dave Eggers, Michael Chabon, Chuck Palahniuk,
David Sedaris, Arthur C Clarke, I have a soft spot for Stephen King
(esp Dark Tower stuff), and just burned through the Hunger Games
books for my book club. Oh, and cat calendars. I collect
Movies: Shawshank Redemption is prolly my favorite, the
storytelling in that is just SO GOOD, but I'm also a fan of
dystopian apocalypse movies: Children of Men, The Road. Also:
Beginners. Magnolia. I like a lot of movies, and I think as long as
you go into it with realistic expectations, you can enjoy a lot. I
enjoyed "Me and You and Everyone We Know" as much as "Transformers
3". I'm not sure if I meant that sarcastically or not.
TV shows: 30 Rock, BSG, Fringe, The Walking Dead, GoT, Family Guy,
any 'Trek, Simpsons. I love TV, but if I have a choice between
watching what's on TV and spending time with friends, I'll choose
the latter. Always. That's what DVRs are for.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Oh geez, I should have studied up for this. Ok:
1) My iPone (I almost corrected that and then laughed about the
idea of Apple making a really advanced cornbread)
2) I'm bored.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My next art project, be it set design, a painting, or exploring a
medium I haven't before. I think what my next book will be about. I
would like to say that I pick things to do that I'm afraid of, but
that would not be true. I told you I was an unreliable
Lately, I think a lot about whether there is a controlling or
influencing force in the universe. I don't know if I'd rather it be
that, or just chaos.
I think of why it only let me pick "average" for body type, instead
of "lumpy and misshapen". (I wonder why I'm single.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Curled up in the corner, rocking back and forth, crying softly,
petting my cat.
No, I think I'm probably at my theater helping out, or maybe going
out with friends, or maybe curled up reading a book.
I'm not saying I occasionally drink box wine. But I'm not saying I
don't. Later, you will remember this as "red flag #1".
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
When I was a child, I would order escargot if they were on the
menu. And then I would eat them. And then I would take the shells
home and name them.
One time I laughed so hard I snorted milk out of my nose...AND I
WASN'T EVEN DRINKING MILK.
Also: if you have great legs, I'll most likely ignore your
You should message me if
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If the only pic on your profile is a blurry, inaccurate selfie of
you making a duckface...to the front of the line!
If you can make me laugh. If you're emotionally available.
I'm open to long-distance. Anyone who thinks that chemistry grows
on trees only within 5 miles of them is probably gonna have a long
road ahead of him.
And if you have a beard, I probably already messaged you.
Who are you looking for?
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