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WhoIsJohnGalt

32 M Liverpool, NY

My Details

Last Online
Dec 31, 2006
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Taurus, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Working on university
Job
Other
Income
$20,000–$30,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Sign Language (Poorly)

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My self-summary
And now for something completely different.....



So I read back over my previous profile and I realized it was entirely too preachy and far too bitter. I'm generally a peaceable person, so we're going to try this again and see if we can get that across this time.....



I like art. The arts. Music, literature, film, art. Conversation is a lost art - to some. Intelligence is sacred; virtue is rare. They are tenets by which I live. I am honest. Brutal. I will sugar-coat nothing. I hunger always for the answer to one question: Why? I like math and physics. I like the solidity of them. The definite. There is only one answer; everything fits into a model or equation. I like literature and art. I like the ambiguity. There is no single right answer. I am logical. I strive for perfection. I believe in the best of others, not the worst. I used to think there was more good in this world than bad. I used to think that. I will achieve the world I was promised in my youth. The anything-is-possible world. The sky-is-the-limit world. I am hard-working. I don't generally take no for an answer. Unless there's a good reason. I always need a reason. I drive fast. I drive fast, but in control. People who do not use their turn signals bother me. Laziness, especially that kind of laziness, bothers me. A lot. So do people who talk on their phones and drive simultaneously. So do bad spellers. And bad kissers. Truth is everywhere, you just have to look for it. Starbucks is not the devil. Divorce is not an option. I will be published before I am 30. More than once. I like material things. I like material things when they represent what one has earned. I am selfish. I am candid enough to admit it. I do not think violence is an answer. The human form is the most beautiful sight mankind will ever behold. USA is a petulant child that's going to get itself grounded. I love animals. I love the sunshine and the rain. Fall is my favorite season. It's probably because I grew up in the Northeast. I want to live on the water. I have an imperturbable urge to travel. For a writer, I have a terrible vocabulary. For a layman, I'm above average. I scored a 600 verbal on my SAT. I got a 740 math. I like the hard way. I have expensive hobbies. My guitar will always make me happy. As will a golf course. Or a good book. There is always more to be learned. My bed is rarely made. Same-sex friends are different from opposite-sex friends. They just are. Some people I'll never forget. Even if I never knew their name to begin with. The eyes really are the windows to the soul. Anyone who won't look you in the eyes is hiding something. Anyone who doesn't want to be a rock star is either lying or boring. I want to be a rock star. There is no such thing as free time. I am complicated. I rival Oscar Wilde with my wit. Well, I'd like to think I do. I am genuine. I have loved; I still love; I will love. Unrequited, platonic, first-sight, fraternal, true, to die for. It is worth it. If you don't know Eddie Izzard you are missing out. If you don't know Ayn Rand you are missing out. Family is important. I abhor smokers. Abhor is not too strong a word. I would love to be a penguin. Except for the cold. Snow and I are not friends. Unless I'm balling it and using it as a weapon. Baseball is boring. And not a real sport. Competition, perhaps. But it is the only sport where the defense is rendered defenseless. I am emphatic when I discuss things I'm passionate about. I'll eat pretty much anything with cherries. I drink vanilla coke like it's a cure for cancer. I'm particular about what beer I'll drink. I will someday own a bar/bookstore. Combined. The plans are amazing. Dikaia Upotheke. If everything is nothing, then are we anything? I like gadgets. Electronics. I understand computers. Most of the time. When I don't, I usually know enough to get lucky. I like to dress well. When you look good you feel good. When you feel good, you do well. You cannot do anything good. It's almost as annoying as turn signals and lazy people. I am indestructable. Anyone who knows who John Galt is will win my favor. Anyone who doesn't should. Handwritten letters are still the most personal form of communication. I watch shockingly little TV. I had to stop watching the news. I would like to think better of the world. Caffiene is my drug of choice. I love Kurt Vonnegut. If I become half the writer he is, I will feel accomplished. My favorite place to be is in a used book shop. Someday I'll have a study where I can sit and read. With Blue Moon or a Scotch to drink. Jazz or classical playing in the background. Carpe diem. C'est la vie. Bon appetit.



I am confident, intelligent, and capable
What I’m doing with my life
Word count on my novel - 19352 as of 07/09

Working for 'the Man' known as Raymour and Flanigan. As sad as it is, this is my plug: if you live in the Rochester or Syracuse area, let me know and I will get you a good deal. Done.

I’m really good at
Most things - I adapt very quickly. Mostly I focus on my writing and my guitar, but my competitve nature never lets me do anything poorly.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm already busy noticing them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Atlas Shrugged, Cat's Cradle, Mother Night (really, anything Vonnegut), Flowers for Algernon, Anything Palahniuk (Choke, Fight Club, Diary, Lullaby), Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas, House of Leaves, The Picture of Dorian Gray (anything Wilde), I could go on and on.....



Movies: In the last year:

10 out of 10: Garden State - SO good; a must own, The Terminal is outstanding, Mystic River was AMAZING! F*** PETER JACKSON, City of God, Love Actually, Pirates of the Carribean...

9 out of 10: The Village, Equilibrium, Big Fish, The Triplets of Belleville...



All time favs - State & Main, Finding Forrester, Pulp Fiction, Empire Records, Matrix, Fight Club, Boondock Saints, The Usual Suspects, The Shawshank Redemption, Wonder Boys, Legends of the Fall.....



Music: Candid (but nobody's ever heard of them - www.candidmusic.com), Teitur, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Norah Jones, Maroon 5, BNL, Guns N Roses, Dashboard, Dispatch, Counting Crows, Dave, Eric, U2, Eagles, Zepplin, Guster, Five for Fighting, Collective Soul..... just NO country (save Nickel Creek - they're folk, anyway) and NO rap. And no crazy screaming angsty noise



Foods: Pizza. I could live on pizza. Anything italian. Chinese. Taco salad. Seafood. Steak. There's not much I don't enjoy.....

The six things I could never do without
I don't like that OKCupid changes this question - I'm making up my own. Take that! And now, brought to you in reverse order, the bottom now being the oldest. Please, control your applause...



The SIX cds I'd want to be stuck with forever:

1)Candid - Traffic & Old Habits

2)Counting Crows - Films About Ghosts

3)U2 - Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (tough choice)

4)Led Zepplin - IV (another VERY tough choice

5)Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick

6)Norah Jones - Come Away With Me



SIX things I could never understand:

1)Willful Ignorance - Stupidity really bothers me. Without knowledge, man is no better than animal.

2)Necessary Violence - Violence is an extention of stupidity and insecurity. The pen is mightier than the sword - for those who don't believe that I would ask one question: what is more powerful - one who wields a sword, or one who wields a sword and the knowledge of how to use it?

3)Sloth - This applies to both physical and mental laziness. We can only be measured by our actions - thoughts, words, movement. If you do nothing, you are nothing.

4)Purposeless-ness - I know it's not a word, but there isn't a word to describe it - or if there is, I'm not aware of it. Without purpose there is no direction, and one gets no where, or progresses only by chance. If there is no answer to the question "why", then there is no rational justification.

5)Altruism - I live my life for myself, and I am honest enough to admit it. If I help others, it is out of selfish intent. I am okay with this - I cannot live someone else's life so why should I act on their behalf, especially if that eclipses my own?

6)Women - Suffice to say, women are beyond rational comprehension, and no matter how much I study them, I doubt I will ever fully understand their complexities. Sad, but true.



A better idea: SIX things I could never do. Period.



1)Bungee Jump - I like my life. As great as that may be, there are other ways to get that thrill. Sky Diving also falls in this category. Rock climbing - fine. Roller coasters - fine. No uncontrolled falls towards the earth for me.

2)Work with children - don't get me wrong, kids are fine, and when I have my own I'm sure I'll make a great dad, but 20-30 of them screaming like kamakazis, crying, whining, peeing their pants? Not a good time. Not even a bad time - it's loathsome.

3)Live in the south - I stereotype. Why? Because 85% of the time it's true. At least. I'm still open - people break free of the mold, and I understand that. But you will never (read: NEVER) find me living in the south. Especially Texas - sorry Texans, but I've just met too many of the stereotype.

4)Lower my standards - I have really high expectations of myself and to me it just makes sense that I should expect similar qualities in a mate. If I don't find someone that embodies them all then I'll stay alone. And I'm okay with that. But when I settle down with someone, I won't be settling.

5)Stop learning - I don't believe I'll ever plateau to that point where I stop trying to cram more knowledge in my head. Even though it's hard enough to remember everything I already supposedly know. I want to understand, and the way to that enlightenment is knowledge.

6)Paris Hilton - For obvious, health-related issues.

I spend a lot of time thinking about
Money - it really does make the world go round and lately I haven't had a whole lot of it. So it's not only what to do with what I've got of it, but how to get more.
On a typical Friday night I am
If I'm in - Working on my novel or watching a movie. Sometimes both.

If I'm out - I prefer a coffeehouse or an English pub, but if I've been coerced, at a 'popular' bar observing the decline of Western civilization.

The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm afraid that's second date info, but just ask - I've got nothing to hide.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 23–50
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You have a reason why you're messaging me. Something of substance or great relevance. Something we have in common, or you think we might get along well. You know the difference between 'your' and 'you're', 'to' and 'too', 'there', 'their' and 'they're', and appalled by people who don't. You understand the glaring differences between sarcasm and wit. Anything of imagination or originality. You think you've got me figured out. You think you're the woman of my dreams - I'll warn you, I have high standards.

P.S. Woos are dumb and accomplish nothing. I will look at your profile, laugh, and then delete it. If you're especially pathetic I may vilify you with some witty rhetoric. Just don't do it.