Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an adventurous, open-minded, poly guy. I work in high-tech, but
you'll find me an odd kind of geek. I enjoy motorcycle riding and
being on the water. I live along the shore of the ocean, and the
rhythm of the tide and nature are the clock of my life.
My day job is I am a professor at UW in the engineering school. I
spend about a third of my time spinning tales to undergraduates
about circuits and bits, a third working with graduate students
imparting a zest for life, and a third handling.. err, BS.
Somewhere in there I'm supposed to actually think for a living, but
usually I have to rely on my graduate students to do that for
I'm a fairly public person, and an "out" poly. So if you date me I
don't hide the fact that we are dating.
A bit more about me:
* You’ll find me easy going. I’m driven, sure, but I’m pretty
relaxed in my romantic relationships. I don't take myself nor life
all that seriously. I don't check my phone on a date.
* I regularly cross the country on my motorcycle for fun. It’s
_important_ to me.
* I’m on track for 50K miles in the air this year. I routinely
travel to the UK, Europe, middle-east and most recently Japan, as
well as the usual SFO, DC, LA, etc. I keep a folder of subway
passes, SIM cards, and currencies for many spots on the globe and
am comfortable anywhere.
* I’ve owned and sailed offshore a couple boats before. I’ve sent
one to davy jones locker as well. Presently I own a fishing boat
and commercial crabbing boat (future plans). The salt water runs
through my veins. I love the wind.
* I can sit for hours outdoors meditating with nature or talking
with a partner. But put me in a room and expect me to watch TV (I
don't own one) and I’ll go crazy; There's something about passive
entertainment that bores the hell out of me.
* I’m a tinkerer. Don’t leave me alone with anything mechanical or
electronic. I’ll disassemble and re-assemble it out of habit.
I have an amazing primary life partner that I live with
(cisgender/straight), and an awesome non-primary partner
(cisgender/bi) that I date regularly. I tend to form long term
relationships (primary going on 8, non-primary 1+, and enjoy the
intimacy such time affords. My social calendar is pretty full, but
for the right person, depending on their interests and desires, I’m
looking to form another non-primary relationship.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Currently I am busy raising my beautiful young daughter with my
life partner. I'm also spending some lovely evenings with a
non-primary partner in Seattle. They are all fabulous! I'm also
spending far too much time on an airplane (when the flight crew
recognizes you, well, then you know you are spending too much time
with them -- thank you Alaska Airlines though!).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm pretty good at letting bad memories fade and finding the silver
lining in any situation. I have a gallows and sarcastic sense of
humor that isn't always funny to anyone but me. In my day job, my
chief task is to ask questions that make you question your reality.
I enjoy it. I roll with the punches pretty well and don't sweat the
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I'm really into music and I like a very wide range. From very early
folk/country, to Dylan, all the way up to today with bands like
MGMT, Brooke Fraser, etc, yes -- even the fame monster. I don't own
a TV, but do occasionally watch a show online. Nevertheless, you
will find me pathetically (or charmingly) ignorant of TV/movies and
perhaps nerdy about music.
I am a foodie and a locavore. I enjoy a very fine meal out or in.
My partner and I often throw large dinner parties at our place, and
we enjoy the whole process from cooking to entertaining. Despite
enjoying fine dining, I am also a bit of a connoisseur of Seattle's
best hole-in-the-wall places and down home food as well, BBQ, Fried
Cat Fish, Taco Trucks, etc. I am an adventurous eater, and will
consume anything (breast milk cheese -- bring it on; live squid --
tasty). I'm also raising oysters on my beach. I currently have 2000
of them in pens and can't wait until next year to start eating
For books, my all time favorites would be Catch-22, because it
always confuses and explains me; 1984 because I feel like I'm
living it; and Air Kissing in the Northeast, which defines my
childhood. I have been slowly working on writing a not quite
sequel, sequel to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and a
photo book about abstract low contrast images.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Love, Music, the Wind, the Ocean, a lingering sunset spent sharing
a beer among friends, my motorcycle (I know you are like huh? But
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On my beach having a beer. Talking to my daughter about whales and
fish and stars and spirits and the wind and why we are the way we
are. I wouldn't trade those moments for anything.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I work (toil?) in a professional position that requires me to be
"out there" and "on performance" all the time. Yet ironically, I
was born shy. You'll actually find I need to warm up to you before
I really share a lot in person. That is, unless you ask me to use
my "speaking voice", in which case, well, the show must go on.
You should message me if
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You can work with my crazy schedule. I'm looking for a non-primary
relationship with an individual (or possibly a couple but that's
particular -- see below) that would like to date once a week.
A note on bi vs. straight and me. OKC doesn't exactly have enough
ways to describe oneself. I'm attracted and aroused by femininity.
I'm not aroused by masculinity (sorry my bearded friends :-).
However, within those boundaries there is a lot of room and I'm
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