Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
It takes a bit of time for me to open up at first, but if you stay
with it, you’ll be rewarded with a bright, witty, down to earth,
yet open minded person you’ll want to spend time with again and
History is one of my passions (especially 20th century,
Russian/Soviet, military, aviation, soccer, motion picture). I’m
fascinated with how and why we got to the present day and if it
could have gone differently back then. I really enjoy reading books
on history, visiting history museums and watching history programs
on TV or online, and the hobby of scale modeling (I'm active in two
local scale modeling clubs).
I am also a big-time soccer fan, and I referee youth and amateur
soccer and futsal (5-a-side indoor) games. Plus, I like watching
soccer games in person or on TV.
Another passion is movies, especially classic film. Turner Classic
Movies is one of my favorite TV channels to watch. Now and then,
I’ll go see a currently running movie, but rarely do I go for
blockbuster types. I prefer my entertainment with at least half a
What I’m doing with my life
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Recently, a part-time job performing vehicle service for a car
rental firm turned full time. Besides this, I’m an experienced
publications editor and public relations professional performing
freelance assignments on my own time. I'm co-hosting a monthly
online radio show on writing and editing (first Saturday). When I
can, I perform volunteer work (including the St. Louis
International Film Festival and the International Institute's
Festival of Nations).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Getting to the details of a situation, helping customers, and
writing for an audience.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music: I’m into most genres: rock, pop, jazz, country, classical,
r&b, some hip hop. My favorite artists include: Billy Joel;
Hall & Oates; Chicago.
Movies: I primarily am interested in classic cinema, but keep an
eye out for current movies. I’m into most genres, except horror. My
all-time favorite films include: Citizen Kane; Casablanca; Duck
Soup. I have an extensive DVD collection.
Books: My primary reading interest is in history and other
non-fiction, although I have read a bit of fiction now and then. My
all-time favorite books include: The Guns of August (Barbara W.
Tuchman); Guns, Germs, and Steel (Jared Diamond); Stalingrad: The
Fateful Siege 1942-1943 (Antony Beavor).
TV: My TV interests include soccer games on Fox Soccer, classic
films on Turner Classic Movies, and documentaries on National
Geographic Channel. Specific shows I like to watch (first-run and
reruns) include: Seinfeld; 60 Minutes; Law & Order.
Games: I have been known to enjoy an occasional game of Monopoly,
The Game of Life, Uno, and Battleship.
Sports: Soccer (the beautiful game) is my sporting passion. I was a
late comer to it, playing a bit of pick up and intramural games,
but have been interested in the sport and its lore ever since. I
referee youth and amateur soccer games, and futsal (5-a-side indoor
soccer). I also follow baseball, hockey, basketball, and the
Olympics. Earlier in my life, I covered sports for a newspaper,
publicized intercollegiate athletics, and helped keep statistics at
sporting events. I did run a little cross country in high school,
and played a bit of baseball in my youth. I try to do some road
running (mostly to keep in shape for soccer refereeing).
Food: Into Italian, Chinese, and Mexican cuisine. Willing to try
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My computer, good history books, DVDs of some great movies, a model
kit to work on, a soccer game to watch or officiate, and a cup of a
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?
watching a movie at home or the cinema, or sometimes at a happy
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome (an autism spectrum
disorder, which combines great intelligence with lackluster social
skills). I've been working on my social skills since being
You should message me if
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you are understanding of my situation, attractive (both inside and
out), bright, fun to be with, and has some common interests with
me, plus an interest or two I might like to check out.
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