Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
After reading many women's requirements regarding men not lying in
their profiles, I feel that I have to say that mine is honest. I
just turned 43, and all my answers are true, even the ones that may
not be flattering. And I can confidently say that I am a good guy.
I understand that you have no reason to believe me, and that you
probably have a lot of past examples of why you shouldn't trust
anyone just by what they say online.
But I assure you that if you get to know me you will see that my
profile is honestly who I am. This is not me putting on my best
face, but my true face. And I'm not going to jump through any hoops
to date you. I can't be taller, childless or funnier; cause I'm
hilarious. If it doesn't look like we match in important ways, then
I wish you the best, but please move on.
I think I need to apologize. Based on one of the most common themes
I read in many profiles, it seems that as a male I am supposed to
have at least one shirtless bathroom photo. Sorry, that's more of a
second date kind of thing, if you're lucky. But even though you get
many e-mails from guys with pics of their junk, or 'invitations'
for sex, please know that we are not all bad. Most of us are good
decent people. Please give one of the good guys a chance, even if
it's not me.
I'm trying to get back to a lot of the things that I enjoyed doing
in the past: playing guitar and writing songs, and outdoor
activities. I've also been trying to get back into drawing, but
making the time has been an issue for me.
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I still enjoy playing with Legos. I love the building and creating.
I have most of them organized by colors and/or specialty pieces.
It's great fun, and a great outlet.
It seems weird to me to state what I am looking for, as if I am
putting in an order. I have a few types of women that I tend to be
drawn to, and different traits that I prefer as well. But that
doesn't mean that I won't connect with someone who has different
qualities. Many of my best friends would not be matched up with me
if there was a site to find friends; you just never know who you
will connect with, so why limit ourselves?
When I worked with young people I would joke around a lot, so
sometimes they weren't sure if I was being serious or not. I
finally came up with this guideline; The first answer I give you is
usually a joke. Each subsequent answer is 'more true'. So maybe you
should take my profile with a grain of salt, whatever that means.
But don't eat too much salt, cause it's bad for you.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
'Getting on with my life' is the first answer that popped into my
head, even though it sounds a little generic. But I'm trying to
instill my life with more purpose than just getting by. I strive to
help people, and always feel that I can do more. For my job I work
with computers for a local business. I repair computers,
troubleshoot related issues, and crack bad jokes when I visit the
branches. Sometimes I get to travel around the nearby area, which
I have 2 boys that stay with me half the week. I certainly enjoy
when they are with me, but it is also nice to have time for
I recently got a recording program for my computer so I can record
my songs. I am also trying to draw more. I like doing abstract
designs, as well as drawing trees.
Right now I am concentrating on organizing my house, and getting
rid of a lot of things that I don't need. (You really got
interested with that organizing part, didn't you?)
I like hiking in upper park, and want to mountain bike more.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Playing guitar and song-writing. I also have a good sense of humor.
It's very sarcastic, which is hard for some people to get used
I am very skilled at making goofy faces at kids. I will challenge
anyone at this, even Jim Carrey. I may lose, but I am confident
that I can compete at that level.
Most of my jobs have involved working with kids on some level, and
I have a natural talent for relating to kids.
If you put me in front of 100 or more kids, with no time to
prepare, I will get them quiet and occupy them for about 10
minutes. For more time I will need a little warning.
I am not an egotistical person, but I am very confident in the
things that I know I do well. But it is not false confidence or
I also make a mean sandwich.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Physically it would probably be my freckles. Once you talk to me
it's my pleasant attitude and my sense of humor.
People also say that I look young for my age. Which of course is
nice. It's just interesting to me that in my 20's people thought I
looked older, then at some point that changed. But it's ok, cause
when people tell me that I look younger I just yell at them to 'Get
Off My Lawn!' And they usually go away.
But if I'm wearing one of my tight cut-off t-shirts people notice
my belly button. It's amazing!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My favorite movies:
Dances with Wolves
original Star Wars Trilogy (You will waste the better part of a day
if you get me started on why the prequels missed the mark...)
Back to the Future
Dumb and Dumber
Naked Gun/Police Squad
Dark Knight Trilogy
Heart And Souls
Elizabethtown, to name a few.
Movies that I like that get a little better every time I see
The Usual Suspects
Stranger Than Fiction
Field of Dreams
The Truman Show. (One of the songs I wrote that I am very proud of
was inspired by The Truman Show.)
I like good romantic movies as well, like:
Sleepless in Seattle
When Harry Met Sally
Fools Rush In
Music and Lyrics
While You Were Sleeping.
One of my guilty favorites is Hudson Hawk. It's really dumb, but
really funny. I have others like that as well. Do you have one of
those movies that you really like, but is really dumb?
I reread the Harry Potter series every so often. They are really
enjoyable, and I don't consider them kids books. I like some
science fiction, like Arthur C Clarke. Also like Stephen King,
although haven't read much of his recent stuff. In general I will
like a book that sucks you in, and makes it difficult for you to
put it down.
I've been watching:
How I met your mother
Person of Interest (current favorite)
Big Bang Theory
The Walking Dead
I recently gave up cable, so I'm watching shows on Netflix or DVD.
Shows that are off the air but I still like:
Freaks and Geeks
Sifl and Olly. (I will have to explain that one, it's a little
I finally watched Firefly/Serenity, and really liked it.
I'm now watching Dexter.
Even if I don't have my boys I have been known to watch Phineas and
Ferb. If you haven't seen it give it a try; It's very funny.
My two favorite bands are either Barenaked Ladies, or Trashcan
Sinatras, depending on who I have listened to most recently. If you
are within driving distance see BNL live; they have an ongoing
conversation with the audience, and do a few improv songs each
show. But you can't throw Mac and Cheese anymore, which I
understand, but it's still a little sad. And 'Cake' by Trashcan
Sinatras is one of my favorite albums. Check out what Frank
Sinatra's family thought about the name.
I'm not a fan of country music. I like that a lot of the songs are
about love, family and friends, and that there are a lot of 'story'
songs. I can tolerate it, and have tried to like it, but I just
I also like:
Dave Matthews Band
Tears for Fears
Simon and Garfunkel
I enjoy a lot of '80's stuff as well, the good as well as the bad.
Some newer bands that I'm starting to get into are:
Foster the People
Empire of the Sun
Two Door Cinema Club
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm gonna skip the actual things that I couldn't live without, and
focus on the things that are essential to me, even if they are not
required for my survival.
Friends/family (they often go together)
My fond memories
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I can be a better person.
A book that I have been wanting to write for years. It's loosely
based on my years working at a summer camp. But one problem is that
there are only so many ways to say 'he/she said
How to solve all the words ills. (I've almost figured it
Related to that thought; I think about a line from one of the Star
Trek movies a lot. (No, no, don't go...) "The acquisition of wealth
is no longer the driving force in our lives. ...We work to better
ourselves ...and the rest of humanity." How can we get to that
point without using any of the dreaded 'isms'?
Imagining how some of the songs I've writen would sound once I get
them recorded. They sound amazing in my head.
And honestly, I also think about sex as well.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I could be telling myself that I'm going to go out, but really end
up on the couch telling myself that I should really get to bed when
it's only 9pm. Or playing with Lego's, wrestling, and watching
movies with my boys. But its never 'typical'.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I get a little weepy during parts of the following movies:
Forrest Gump; When Bubba dies, and when Jenny and Forrest wade
through the water to see each other;
Field of Dreams, when he says to his dad 'you wanna have a
Star Wars, when Han Solo comes back to help Luke blow up the death
Die Hard, when John McClane says Yippi-ki-a...
OK, that one was a joke, felt like I was getting a little too
But the other ones get to me a bit because of the strong bond two
people can have.
Sadly, I think that a very small reason for my marriage ending is
that I could not live up to Edward, the Sparkly Vampire. I am
perfectly ok with that.
I'm not ashamed to say that I like fruity foo-foo drinks. Don't get
me wrong, I like many types of beers and often enjoy wine. But I
also like drinks that just taste good, and I don't care if people
have a problem with that, because damn they're good! And I won't
surrender my dude card for that; I think it takes a real man to
stand up and say 'I like fruity foo-foo drinks!'.
You should message me if
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You shouldn't message me if you think that homo-sexuality is wrong
or a sin. I am a big believer in equality, and I think that our
obsession as a society with who other people have sex with is a
little creepy. If your opinion differs on acceptance or
homo-sexuality then I can't see this working out.
If you would like to know more and think we may have something in
common. It's ok if at some point we realize it wouldn't work.
That's what this is all for. (Aside from harmless stalking, of
I know that I appear fairly squeaky-clean, but even though I am a
good guy, there's a lot more to me than that. I might surprise
Are we using the same rules for on-line dating as we do in the real
world? What I mean is: Is the guy supposed to make the first move?
Let's dispense with those notions. If you would like to message me,
please do. If I haven't messaged you yet it doesn't necessarily
mean that I'm not interested.
You should also message me if you just can't stop thinking about my
belly button. It's ok to admit it, you're only human.
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