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25 • M • Chicago, IL
I’m looking for
- Girls who like guys
- Ages 19–24
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last Online
- Yesterday – 1:50pm
- 5′ 10″ (1.78m)
- Body Type
- Strictly anything
- Atheism, and laughing about it
- Aries, but it doesn’t matter
- Graduated from university
- Sales / Marketing
- Relationship Status
- Relationship Type
- Doesn’t have kids
- Likes dogs and likes cats
- English, Turkish (Okay)
Aside from that I spend most of my time working as a book-publisher. Doing business in many time zones. Making trouble. Having a good time. Reading books. Laughing when I shouldn't. Visiting my family. Traveling to a lot of weird places. Being a goof.
Also I sometimes disregard section headings when making personal profiles.
Movies: Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, The Brave Little Toaster, a Separation
Shows: Louie, the Office, 30 Rock, House of Cards, Walking Dead.
Music: Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, System of a Down, Godsmack, the Black Keys, Two-Door Cinema Club, Of Monsters and Men, Passion Pit, Arctic Monkeys, Left-Lane Cruiser.
Food: Breakfast food and dark coffee.
The way I see it, our lives are enveloped on all sides by truly mind-shattering complexity and the only thing that hides this from our day to day perception of the world is our self-obsession. I mean, look around. Every single one of the people within one hundred feet of where you are sitting have concerns, passions, fears, hopes, plans, people they love, goals they want to achieve, pains they want to forget. They are so wrapped up in their own little piece of this amazing world that they can’t see the larger picture. They can't see what other people are doing or why or how they fit in to all of this. So we all go on blindly bouncing off of each other in this wild ongoing slow-motion fission reaction we call life on Earth.
Now expand this group of people near where you are sitting to include the entire city. How many people started their dream job here today? How many people lost a pet? How many people helped someone who needed help, and got nothing in return for it? Right now, at this very second while I am sitting here writing this and you are sitting there reading it, how many people across this city are seeing God in the waves of a volcanic orgasm? How many people are madly scribbling down a brilliant idea that they had that will change the way that they do their work? How many people are sitting on the couch under a blanket watching a movie with someone they love? Most important of all, how is all of this going to effect what happens tomorrow? Or even ten minutes from now?
Where it gets really crazy is thinking about the things that come along and make some or all of these people’s stories and lives overlap, intersect, intertwine. We could think of a lot of examples. 100 people go to a house party, 40,000 people go to a rock concert, the whole city is buried under three feet of snow. Then that event becomes a watershed into which all of these different streams of consciousness flow before diverging again. Those convergences are all that we can really study accurately. The basic problem is that we use a linear language to describe a non-linear reality, so no matter how eloquent a description of a society may sound, it is at best a stick-figure cartoon of the world as it actually is.
The good news that I find about living in an unpredictable system of harrowing chaos (or I guess, beautiful chaos, depending on your perspective) is that it creates the infinite potential for sudden, spectacular adventure at any moment. Life truly is an adventure. Whether we like it or not, we live on a knife-edge upon which between the beginning and the end of any given sentence our lives can without warning take a sharp turn from the routine into the unknown, from the mundane into the daring. All we have to do is embrace this condition and be ready to grab onto those opportunities when they come along. And look, we are lucky enough to be a part of all this! This cyclone, or dance, or explosion, or party, or whatever you want to call it, we get to ride it and watch it go round and round and even change it a little for the better in our own way. That’s more than enough for me. If I ask for more than that in this life it just feels greedy. I dunno, that’s how I see things. Maybe that's crazy.
What I am looking for long term: A sophisticated and intelligent woman who can articulate her ideas regarding more than her favorite TV series. Informed but not self-righteous. Sophisticated but not pretentious. Actually I can deal with a little bit of pretentious. Someone I can bring on adventures. Also a girl who knows how to wear a nice dress can stop me mid-sentence.
What you can expect from me: A high-functioning, results-oriented, self-reliant and stable gentleman and jackass. Bad jokes. Good conversation. Spontaneous and daring exploits of mystery and danger. Chocolate and wine. Genuine care and support if it goes somewhere.
Examples of possible flaws that I will tolerate in a woman:
-Needing a little extra emotional support or someone to lean on sometimes
-The peculiar habit of unpredictably starting aggressive, chair-throwing fights about things that later seem trivial
Examples of possible flaws that I will not tolerate in a woman:
-Cheating after a relationship becomes exclusive
-Being controlling or trying to tell me what to do
-Game-playing and manipulation
I don't expect to find someone like that anytime soon, but feel free to blow my mind and prove me wrong. Until then, drinks and jokes are more than enough.
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