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My self-summary
All genuine messages will be given a response because I know the one thing worse than rejection is to be ignored. ***"Hi, Hello how are you, etc." are likely to be ignored. Show me that you care enough to have read my profile and include points in your message. EFFORT PAYS OFF!!***

A personal quote of mine: "Women are like different breeds of flowers. Some are delicate and need constant attention. Others have thorns that need to be navigated carefully, lest you get hurt. And still others may not look beautiful on the outside, until they open up and share their inner beauty. Regardless of what kind of flower you tend to, all of them need to be cared for and respected."

So hello, my name is Mark.

I am shy by nature, but I can talk for hours once I get to know you.
I am striving to grow as an individual, to get out there to experience the world and make new friends with whom I can grow with. I am a nerd who loves video games, but loves to play volleyball, and has also been known to play golf on occasion.

Lately I have been itching to travel and experience new cities around the states. Maybe one day I would want to go abroad, but right now I'd much prefer getting to know my home country better.
I enjoy going to anime conventions. I've been to C2E2 and Anime Midwest. Hoping to add more to that list in the coming years.
I started camping when I was 6 months old (or so I'm told) and lately I haven't had that opportunity and I think it would be fun to get back into that as well :)

I have graduated from Elmhurst College with my Bachelors in Organizational Communications. I enjoy trying to help people improve themselves, which means I have my "Mr. Fix-It" belt on a lot. Sometimes I need a good friend to slap me across the face and tell me "I don't want you to try and fix my problems, just listen!"

This part is meant to wet your palate, not give you my life's story. If you want to know more, don't be shy and message me! :) I love sharing and I would much rather meet some people here and just end up as friends than not meet anyone and feel depressed that no one likes me *sniffles* Seriously though, we all could use some more friends!
What I’m doing with my life
Currently working for a steel rule and die supply company. I work in order processing, customer relations, and purchasing. Outside of work I play volleyball at least once a week, playing my favorite RPG video games, and planning my next renaissance faire or convention visit.
I’m really good at
Listening to other people to help them work out their problems. I don't mind being the shoulder to cry on from time to time. :)
The first things people usually notice about me
My warm personality or maybe my glasses
...I've also been told that I have a cute butt xD not quite sure why women find butts attractive, but its flattering none the less!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Eragon Series
Movies: Inception, Howl's Moving Castle, The Matrix, FF7 Advent Children, Prestige, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, there are others I enjoy, I just can't think of them all
Shows: Big Bang Theory! I'm not much of a TV person, but this one caught my attention :)
Music: No genre in specific, but I am a HUGE fan of Video Games Live! A concert where they play video game music with a full orchestra! and
I'm also a big fan of a local band from Chicago called V is for Villains! Look them up, they are a great group of people and great rock music! :D

Food: Burger, steak, salmon, chipotle is good too :)
The six things I could never do without
My computer
Someone to talk to and confide in and who wants the same in return
My car
The Renaissance Faire
Dr. Pepper
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm not sure...let me think about it and I'll get back to you. :P
On a typical Friday night I am
Working, playing video games, bowling with friends, occasionally drink with my co-worker friends at a bar, go to concerts/musicals, I've really been getting into going to the theatre.

I'm open to new ideas :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Oh god umm.....hmmm. Well I guess this is kind of embarrassing and private:
I was dared at a high school party to try on girls clothes back in high school and it didn't feel all that bad O.o It was so soft! :O
You should message me if
You like playing video games
Your intrigued by something about me
Your looking for a good friend to hang out with and confide in
You have an open mind and are willing to try/accept new things you hadn't considered, but still deeply enjoy the nights in where we watch a movie and cuddle