Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm here seeking a lady friend around my age. Preferably a kind
soul (because I am too); keeps family tight (because mine is
loose), and has a sharp wit (because y'all need to pierce my
defense). Some sort of fashion is also appreciated, since I'm
apparently color-daft and am terrible at decorating (I'm The
Classic Bachelor on that account).
I follow the golden rule. Honesty/integrity comes first,
selflessness comes second. And I have often found I caught a
terrible case of foot-in-mouth syndrome. It's benign though, no
I like to cook for myself, which makes lunch options easier (as one
meal goes a long way for leftovers). My primary recipes are fresh
salsa, vegetable dishes, and chicken. (If you're a vegetarian:
great! I'm cool with that...)
I like to garden, which means lots of tomatoes or roses and I get a
fair amount of physical labor weeding, digging, mulching,
I like renovating my own home, though I'm intimidated by making a
costly mistake so I tend to stick to superficial corrections. When
I do have a helping hand I run electric, install new windows, patch
drywall or heck, even build a new master bedroom over my
I got a dog to help me with my "walk every day" goal and for
companionship. He's helping me get over some social anxiety and how
to share my food ;). I'm always proud to show other people the
awesome tricks I've taught him so far and I'm currently teaching
him to shut doors.
I'm a true jack of all trades, master of none
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
You are who you associate with, so I'm always trying to hang out
with other friendly, intelligent, and happy people.
I hope to finish my house exterior early enough so I can enjoy the
fall foliage with some road trips! And for winter I want to pick up
a pair of cross-country skis at the Brandywine open house sale and
hit the trails with my dog!
On any given night of the week I am doing:
1) house chores and watching TV series or movies
2) walking the dog before my volleyball league game
3) hanging with the gang playing some board games or
4) driving to canton to stop at my Mom or Dad's for a little to
help out on the old ex-homestead
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
knowing something about that. I know a little bit about a lot. I
surprise myself sometimes! My dad and brother are handymen and a
car guy, and I'm already an engineer so I think I have most of the
(technological) bases covered.
I'm also good at remembering names and faces and the little
details. A coworker told me about a peg on his porch being upside
down once, months later I made sure to look for it when I visited.
People say I don't listen because I'm sometimes aloof but that's
not always the case
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm usually pretty cheery? bald? strike up conversations and try to
make people smile? or maybe it's that my Casual-Work-Friday
hawaiian/flanel shirt is tacky? I don't know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Well, let's see: I marathon old TV shows/watch movies while I work
on the housechores, read anime subtitles while I fold clothes,
listen to music at work and sometimes listen to audiobooks in the
I know a few great restaurants in each town, am willing to try new
ones, and prefer things I don't make often at home like sushi,
reubens, chicken paprikash. I like trying new foods when the
opportunity arises. The #1 thing I don't like are olives (and
that's really the only thing so far I don't like still.)
I like classic rock the most, followed by progressive metal, 90s
alternative, and "melodic death metal" (heavy metal where the
singer has opera training! see "Kamelot" as reference). I listen to
everything from Sufjan Stevens to Vivaldi to Bayside to Dream
Theater to Iron&Wine to Tenacious D to Foreigner to Killswitch
Engage to Captain Beyond & Deep Purple. I don't often listen to
country, the rhythm is cliche and the lyrical content is usually
Not much time to read, I listen to audiobooks though (Game of
Thrones, Harry Potter, R.A. Salvatore). The last few physical books
I remember reading were Les Miserable, a translated german device
description book I got from Goodwill (1 of 4) and a dog training
book, which my dog ate.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
This could be the "I'm just like you: I like my cell phone and
coffee" post. Or it could be that we all need things more
I need the friendship of interesting people, spontaneous thoughts,
visits to museums, great food and meaningful conversation. Yes, I
did wake up at 4am to watch the Perseid meteor shower. Yes I
sometimes pull over to watch the sunset off the lake, or drive out
of the way to look at the scenery (especially during fall). I will
drive an hour one way to enjoy a good board game with old friends.
I do sometimes stop to listen to the frogs in spring, the cicada in
summer, rain during storms, or crickets at night.
It doesn't take much of any of these things to make me happy, but
it takes work to stay happy. I would hope some of these fit in with
your own meaningful things you could "never do without."
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Physics: engineering school ruined special effects. Forever.
Dogs: I got a big one. Still a puppy too. How am I going to train
him next? On a related note: How will I wear him out? (A tired dog
is a good dog.)
Renovation: as soon as I fix one thing, another one breaks; AND
IT'S NOT MY FAULT
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Jotting down chores and projects I need to finish for the week,
starting my weekly meal plan (cooking), driving around to catch up
with family/friends or go flea market shopping!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I used to try and color coordinate based on sports team colors.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you can or have done any one or more of the following:
1) watch an entire "Trilogy" of movies.
2) play board games,
3) cook something with >3 ingredients
4) don't rely on others to carry the conversation
5) have ever described yourself as a girly girl but can do guy
6) know how to play an instrument (any instrument)
7) can color coordinate via clothes OR interior decoration
8) don't need to check your phone while we're together (except to
check the weather before we go for a walk)
9) made your own scented candle. even if only once.
10) mowed your own yard
If you made it here, to the end, and the only thing to say is
"what's really wrong with this guy?" then give me a message. I'm
just sort of a shy guy who is late to the dating game. Give me a
shout out and say "Hi." (And so I know you're not a robot, please
also say something else too.)
Probably can't wait to meet you,
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