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24 Seattle, WA Man


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  • Ages 20–40
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Last online
Today – 6:53am
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body type
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sagittarius, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Rather not say
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Russian (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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Hey there, internet stranger!
I'm yet another software guy on the West coast and with that come certain expectations, some of which I hit pretty well. A bit of a beer snob, like to read and enjoy board games. Wear shorts and a t-shirt to work (when it's warm), and play D&D once a week with my friends.

I also lift weights, rock-climb from time to time and own a bow. Used to train in static trapeze but had to take a break due to some surgery and haven't had the time to pick it back up.

My background is also pretty unique, a Russian immigrant to Canada who managed to attend 7 schools before graduating high school (2 in the US, 1 in Canada, the rest in Moscow). Internships in Toronto, New York, Seattle and San Francisco before settling here for full-time.
What I’m doing with my life
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Going to work, drinking tea, going to the gym, drinking tea...

OK, OK, there's more.
Most Tuesdays I'm at Cafe Mox after work for a weekly board game night with friends.
I spend all my money on Kickstarter projects. It's bad.
Recently I remembered how much I like cycling so I'm thinking of picking that up again for long distances.

Travel deserves special mention here.
I traveled a lot as a child with my parents and now that I have time off again am picking it back up.
Went to Germany for Oktoberfest 2014 (Munchen-Berlin-Dusseldorf-Koln-Bonn) most recently and planning more.
On the list:
1) Sledding with huskies either in Alaska or Northern Europe in winter.
2) Northern Europe (possibly joined with Iceland).
3) Swiss Alps, apparently the canyoning there is great. Also the paragliding.
4) Peru.

After going on a trip with some friends I realized that there's a certain level of compatibility required to avoid the desire to strangle everyone half-way through.
When in a new country, I'm usually not too excited by the usual tourist-y sights. I come for food, events and some more active pursuits. Science museums are always near the top of the list.
On my recent Germany trip I'm really sad that I didn't get to bike along the Rhein from Dusseldorf to Bonn (~5 hours), definitely something I'd plan for on a future visit.

Bonus: some stuff I might do in the near future:
1) Get a motorcycle (again).
2) Learn how to fly. This is more of a "next few years" thing.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
There's the obvious work-related stuff, but apart from that I'm pretty good at solving logic puzzles and organizing people.

Lately I've been getting much better at snapping my fingers and saying "No! Bad!" in my sternest voice.
The first things people usually notice about me
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If you see me on the street, I'm probably walking fast. Really fast.

I'm really damn excited about pretty much everything. That, combined with my extreme confidence, can intimidate quieter people and I've been told to reserve my enthusiasm in order to avoid scaring those who don't know me too well. Working on it...

It also seems like I have an approachable vibe, people always ask me for directions (bad idea) or to spot them at the gym...
Old ladies love to strike up conversations on buses/trains, I don't mind.
(It could also be because I'm the only one not wearing headphones and/or playing with my phone)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Mostly sci-fi and fantasy, when in a reading mood I can go through 2-3 books a week and staying up until 4am on a work night is a recurring problem.
Asimov, Bradbury, Goodkind and Pratchett are among old favorites, Jim Butcher and Pat Rothfuss more recent ones.

All over the place. Apart from all the superhero movies that we all watch with friends, I love going to film festivals, checking out obscure titles and periodically getting burned by some 3-hour disaster of a movie. Most recently this was Hard to Be a God at SIFF, loved the book, movie was a mess even for a native Russian speaker.
My current recommendation would be Witching and Bitching, it might not be a good film but damn it, it's a hilarious one!
Watched Before Night Falls to see Johnny Depp cross-dress.

Following the general theme, sci-fi/fantasy shows get my attention although not many of them are good enough to keep watching.
Can you guess whether I love Firefly?

I'm not a huge anime buff but will watch series based on recommendations from friends. Code Geass and FMA are at the top of my watched-list.

Mostly metal/rock/punk. Maiden, Metallica and Dream Theater are all-time favorites.
I don't go to too many shows but it's really a product of company and the band playing. While in Dusseldorf I was 100% on board with seeing some local punk bands at a venue the size of a shoe-box (AK47 in case you're familiar).

I enjoy most food so picking favorites is not easy.
On weekdays the burrito truck at Boren/Republican is a common destination for lunch. (Almost) never say no to sushi, dim sum or really anything my friends want to have (although I am often the most adventurous eater in the group).
Cooking for myself is easier, usually nothing fancy. Chicken, steaks and huge salads are dinner staples. I will often go out to the apartment patio and grill some stuff for dinner.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order of course
1) Friends and family
2) My computer and internet
3) Books
4) Exercise and some associated equipment (at this point I get super cranky if I'm separated from my foam roller for longer than a weekend)
5) Sleep (apart from needing it for silly things like survivial)
6) At the risk of sounding cheesy, I really do like a challenge and get bored without them.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Politics/recent events, recent developments in science/tech, the usual stuff. I can actually find pretty much anything interesting and while I won't go out and research random topics, I'm always happy to discuss things that I previously knew nothing about.

Copyright and patent reform. The current state and direction of legislation is really bothering me...and the problem is that this is not only happening in the US, but in Europe as well. The world was clearly not ready for the internet...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I never feel compelled to go out just because it's day X but it is entirely possible that I was out with friends/coworkers for a bit and then retired home to drink liters of tea and watch an episode or two.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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This part is one of the hardest because I'm really not a private person so it turns into "what's the most entertaining but also slightly risque thing you're willing to reveal?"

I have a very not-secret desire to expand my horizons in kink. Currently thinking about rope bondage/suspension so if you're a rope bottom who needs a partner for some CSPC workshops, let me know!
That said, I have no issues with seeing people who are not interested in such exploits.

I have a tendency to date older women.
How much older? Well, most recently there was a 15y difference, although that was more of an anomaly, 5-10 is more common.
I'm not particularly attracted to age but generally seem to click better with older people.

I joined OKC back in the time when you could award people trophies and suggest edits to their profiles, the quizzes and blogs were also much more visible.
Years of student life and moving every 4 months really didn't help, 2014 is the first year since 2009 when I don't have to pack up all my stuff and move somewhere else.
You should message me if
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I don't want to waste anyone's time, I'm on OKC to find potential dates. If we exchanged a few messages and seem to get along please don't be surprised if I try to plan an outing of some sort.

That said, if you're into some of the stuff I mentioned and need a lifting partner or want to join my friends and I for a board game night, let me know.

(Also, if you want to work out at a gym but have no idea where to start, give me a shout. I provide free, although definitely non-professional, advice)

P.S. Did you peruse my photos, wrinkle your brow in disgust and think "ugh, not a single shirtless selfie"? Did you drift to sleep while reading my self-summary? Leave some feedback!
(No, seriously, I'd love to hear some constructive criticism)