Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
So I've written this a couple of times, and it always comes off as
uninspired "nice guy" tripe. Hate it. I don't think you can glean
much meaningful information from a generic "I'm a good person with
normal interests" profile.
So, how about a little bit of pertinent information:
My interests and hobbies probably place me firmly within the 'geek'
or 'nerd' categories for most. I am fond of a range of literature
and have spent way too much money on my Kindle account. I also
enjoy gaming in my spare time; particularly titles with deeply
immersive story lines.
That said, don't infer any unsavory, basement dwelling attributes.
I like going out for dinner/drinks, concerts, and really enjoy
outings to museums or similar exhibits.
Personality: I am articulate and generally reserved, though I can
be quite personable and extroverted at times. I've been in sales
for seven years, and have even been told on occasion that I am
"charming", after a fashion. By nature, I am analytical and tend to
approach most situations methodically.
Physical: I'm obviously not a trim or small man. I've spent the
last eight months reigning in bad habits and building good ones
(Hurrah for the gym!). I make an effort to eat carefully, and am
quite proud of the progress I have made.
Pros: I'm smart. (So much for the thin veil of modesty eh?) I am
generally easy to engage in conversation and enjoy topics across
social events, technology, science, literature, and occasionally
philosophy (Occasionally, because how often can you rehash Kant vs.
Mill morality and add anything of value?).
Obligatory 'smart' joke:
Heard the joke about Descartes walking into a bar?
The bartender asked if he wanted his usual. Descartes said, "I
think not" and disappeared. I laughed and insist that you not judge
Cons: I'm not terribly spontaneous; I like to plan things out, but
I can generally roll with surprises as they arise. Oh, and
sometimes my ego traipses into the domain of arrogance; especially
concerning trivia and board games.
Other info: I recently passed the CCNA examination; so I still
spend quite a bit of time tinkering with home network simulations
and am particularly fascinated with Meshnet layouts.
I treasure time spent around a fire, indoors or outdoors, with
friends and good wine (or Scotch). Like most people, I also enjoy
visiting new locales; I recently drove out to the incredibly
underwhelming Swaggerty Fort in Parrottsville. I also like walking
around Asheville, Gatlinburg, or similar ilk and checking out small
shops and attractions.
Social Interaction: In terms of this site, I would like to meet
some new people with similar interests, at least in terms of shared
affection for good conversation. Similar hobbies are not a must,
but the ability to share existing interests with someone new is of
significant value to me.
Employed?- Check. I haven't always had a great deal of success at
the whole "Work-Life" balance concept, but I am making a
concentrated effort to work to live; rather than the reverse.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I finished a degree in Networking and Telecommunications last year
and just passed the CCNA examination. I am currently looking for
employment opportunities in a related field.
I'm pretty open to relocating either with my current employer or
with a new organization.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I have a nigh addiction to information, so retention of information
that I glean comes naturally.
I like to think that I'm personable and skilled at maintaining
conversation as well.
Oh, and getting lost. As in devastatingly poor sense of direction;
I've been known to get lost in friend's homes. Sometimes, friends
I've known for years.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The whole 'bald' things seems like a fairly likely answer. Started
losing my hair in my early 20s and decided to embrace it with
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
"Collapse" by Jared Diamond (Also really enjoyed Guns, Germs and
"Hyperspace" by Kaku was awesome and still sends my brain
fluttering when I revisit it.
In terms of fiction I am most eagerly awaiting the next Song of Ice
and Fire book, and am 'almost' as excited about the Kingkiller
Shows: I re-watch the Firefly episodes fairly often. Such an
amazing show. I also enjoy Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.
Castle is on my short list to check out.
Games: Have thousands of hours in the Civilization series and have
played the hell out of everything Elder Scrolls since Daggerfall.
Recently, the Last of Us has made my short list of truly unique and
amazing game experiences.
Music: Mostly metal and punk in my youth. I've really been into
William Elliot Whitmore of late.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Do without? How about things that really matter to me:
1. The cat pictured has been with me for nine years. Was with me
through my first romantic catastrophe at 21 and through a
separation and divorce much later.
2. Access to information. The internet has spoiled me (like
everyone else) but the idea of being without access to knowledge
via either good, old fashioned books or the web is....Very
3. Caffeine. Coffee. Espresso. Intravenous. Pretty essential to my
4. Friends. I have a reclusive streak, but I'm not foolish enough
to think I wouldn't lose my sanity without positive social
interactions with those I value.
5. I could 'live' without it, but the therapeutic quality of a good
glass of Scotch or other spirit is extremely pleasant, and I would
be devastated by the loss.
6. Interactions of romance or intimacy. I'm here for a reason after
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I generally spend Saturday night with friends drinking and talking
around a fire pit. Somehow, conversation has a tendency to turn
philosophical and/or political late in the evening.
Despite the alcohol that usually accompanies said-evening; I
usually leave with a new perspective to consider.
Errrr.....Also....Like most people, I spend time thinking about my
current situation and plans for the future.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Friday night? Probably working. Saturday night and Sunday are my
big opportunities for socialization. Saturday nights I am typically
with friends and if I'm seeing someone; I try to make plans for
Sunday or Monday with my current work schedule.
You should message me if
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Something catches your interest...Like, the sudden urge to defend
Kant's inability to convey an idea in less than 100 pages or any
other interesting topic: Literature, games, politics, or technology
are good examples.
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