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candlejack

41 M Milpitas, CA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 9:24pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Leo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from two-year college
Job
Technology
Income
$80,000–$100,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Japanese (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I'm a decent, cheerful, honest chap with a good head on his shoulders and a heart as big as the moon. I'm a ridiculous romantic, and I think that's a good thing. I want a serious relationship - a friend and companion, someone to share my life with. Not going to to pretend: I want a family and all it entails. That doesn't mean I'm looking for "coffee, then babies." It means I'm a long-term-ideal kind of fella. Just putting that out there, keeping my cards on the table, you know?

Bullet points!

- I say please and thank you, I tip well, and I smile at strangers.
- I wear shirts that have collars, and enjoy dressing up nicely more than once in a blue moon.
- I'd rather look like Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire than Eminem or J-Beebs.
- I clean up pretty good.
- I freely admit I'm a high-caliber nerd.
- I'm honest.
- I have a sense of humor that draws heavily on British Deadpan, with a bit of classic American Absurdist thrown in. I am, in a word, hilarious.
- I'm a good cook.
- I'm good with animals (even the ones I'm allergic to).
- This has come up a few times in recent weeks, so it needs to be said. Ladies, I love dogs. Pooches are awesome. But I am *crazy* allergic all but a handful of breeds (a few terriers, daschunds, and the like... smaller dogs, mostly, really). The rest... I can only handle many them in short doses, and the shots do nothing.

I'm "still single" because I've purposely chosen to be so. I've lived through a pretty awful LTR, and I've been through a lot of crap in my life. I'm a survivor. I'm also incredibly candid. Now you know!

I love lots of things, but my top five? Or maybe seven?

Communication
Sea life! (I love the Monterey Bay Aquarium)
Art and Illustration
Cooking (I'm awesome at it)
The written word (from novels to comics to poetry)
Fun Science Fiction
Also, I have a not-so-secret affection for The Muppets.

I am literate, comedic, and a huge fan of otters.

You will probably beat me in miniature golf, but that doesn't mean I won't try!

(Also, my username predates the Meme. Honest. Sometimes I wish I could change it without paying a monthly fee... *sigh*.)
What I’m doing with my life
Doing the right thing, and riding the bomb to hell.

I currently work as a Service Engineering Dude, making sure that data goes where it should for that company with the Y in its name. I'm also running a freelance gaming company, trying to make games that people like, if not money.

It's questions like these that cause unrest, you know.
I’m really good at
A good many things. Cheering up my friends. Being cynical and sardonic and optimistic and cheery all at once. Being silly. Dealing with cats, door to door salesmen, and those weird people who want to spray you with perfume at the clothiers. Cooking. Reading. Listening. Drawing cheesecake, or so I'm told. Being blunt and honest. Making fabulous lasagna. No, really. It's absolutely fabulous. In that British Telly sort of way.
The first things people usually notice about me
I say please, and thank you, and "pardon me," and I never say "I'm sorry" when I'm in someone's way - I prefer to say "excuse me," and "beg your pardon."

At work, I am almost never without a cup of tea.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Snow Crash. Just about anything by William Gibson. Joe Haldemann's Forever War/Free/Peace trilogy. Rob Grant & Doug Naylor's Red Dwarf books. The Hitchhiker's Guide, duh. Already mentioned Comic Books. Current faves are Invincible, Ultimate Spider Man, Swamp Thing, Animal Man, and Powers. Astro City never fails to make me happy. I also appear to be the only person who goes to my comic shop who understood the ending of Grant Morrison's The Invisibles. Given half a chance, I will go on at length about why I feel that Alan Moore long ago jumped the shark with his writing, and why even though I love William Gibson's works, I think his X-Files work was so far below sub-par for him, that I wonder why he hasn't disowned it.

I'm not sure what that says about me.

Movies - Just saw Frozen, and it was amazing. Wandering Oaken, for having such a small part, was a character with some real impact to him. I also recently saw (finally!) The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, which just about wrecked me. Other than those... The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Oh, okay, anything with Bill Murray. Give me a Mel Brooks film, and I'll be happy as a hungry man in a steak house.

Music - Anything I can understand. I dig Gorillaz, AC/DC, Pink Floyd and a host of other groups. I'm currently really fond of Kamelot, Monster Magnet, Mumford and Sons, Atomship, Seatbelts, Weird Al, and Cake. Evanescence, Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Kaiser Chiefs, Scissor Sisters, and The Killers are pretty damned spiffy, too.

And, frankly, it blows my mind that Skindred doesn't get more airplay in the 'States. These guys are fantastic, you don't even know.

Food - I'm mildly allergic to onions, but I love garlic. Go figure. I've recently come off of a mostly-vegetarian diet, having run into some issues surrounding it and a long talk with my nutritionists. It's cool if you're vegetarian, vegan, or omnivorous. I can cook just about anything. Because I'm wicked cool like that.

Otherwise, I'll eat just about anything I'm not allergic to. Sadly, I am allergic to shrimp. Boo. If you bring me British confections, I will love you forever. Mmmm. Jelly Babies. I have more types of tea in my house than most people have pairs of socks.
The six things I could never do without
My imagination and ability to draw. That's only two. Um... Hell, I don't know. The problem with this question is that it's so easy to come up with six things, and then five minutes later, you're slapping yourself in the head going "Dammit! I forgot sock monkeys!" or something like that.

By the way... I totally cannot do without sock monkeys.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to get people to read my serial science fiction. Want the link? Ask me!

Wondering how to make my cat mellow out around new people.

Whether or not I can justify the dessert. (The answer is usually "yes.")
On a typical Friday night I am
Saving the world from evil, a jaunty hat with an enormous feather perched at a devil-may-care angle upon my head, cape billowing in the wind, and this weeks sidekick at my heels. Witty banter and amazing alliteration are my primary weapons, as I strike fear into the hearts of cowardly villains everywhere!

I am not only a super hero, I am also a mad scientist and quite possibly in possession of a cranky blue box that's bigger on the inside than out.

Okay, seriously, it depends on what's going on in the world. I could be doing anything. I admit I'm something of a homebody, but I can be found at the movies, taking ballroom dance classes, or hosting a video/board/card game party. Who knows?!

(For the record, my crew is DEADLY with Cards Against Humanity. You have been warned.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It's time for a new secret thing!

Lately I've been hitting the new patisserie around the corner from my house almost every day because I really like the music they play. I'm pretty sure they think I'm addicted to their macarons (they're right), but the music is a big part of it.

Does anyone actually read these things? I mean, really? Two points to you if you read this part, and send me a note with the word "Centaur" in the title. I'll thank you and say "Thanks for reading all the way through!" It'll be wacky.

Previous secret things!

I often find myself wondering why, when you spot a spider on the wall, it immediately freezes in place. It's almost as though it's saying to itself "Crap! The jig is up!"

I have no great love for Stephen King. There, I said it. I liked his older, shorter stories. The original Lawnmower Man short story was brilliant. But his longer stuff... it does nothing for me.

Sad, but true.

Also, for some reason, people seem to think that just because I don't drink, don't smoke, don't do drugs, can't stand bars, and don't peruse the meat-market nightclubs that I'm some kind of bland, vanilla, boring nerd with nothing better to do than stay in on a Saturday night.

To this I say: Bwaha. Haha. HA.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 28–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Seriously, just do it. Send me a message. The worst I can say is that I don't think we'd have much to talk about or connect over.

Got a question? Ask me!