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davidvlastname

30 M Snohomish, WA

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Christianity, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Libra, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Technology
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a bit of a homebody and fairly reserved around people until I get to know them better, which as you might imagine is a poor combination for meeting people. That has been sufficient so far and has put me in the position where I can safely say that I'll manage to live a life that's comfortable, happy, productive, etc. Now the question becomes: can we do better?
:) I'd like to think so.

I'm working on a theory right now to better identify what I'm looking for. Let me know what you think.
The basis is that I'm happiest while I'm working toward some life 'ambition' (for lack of a better word), and that should remain unchanged while in a relationship. From that I theorize that a good relationship would be one where we both bring valuable contributions to meeting each others life ambitions, which is easier with more common ambitions and when personalities and skills mesh well. If that is true then it follows that the most important thing for me to talk about are my ambitions, skills, and weaknesses. That personality connection remains a mystery though, so we'll just have to talk that one out.

Obviously one of my weaknesses is that I have no faith in logic... ;D yeah, right; logical and clear thought is what Davids do best. Creativity on the other hand is more difficult so I could use somebody with a little more chaos to balance my order. I do seem to be a good fuel source to feed creativity; I just personally lack that igniting spark. Just as an example: I'm incapable of 'exploring' on my own, ending up wandering in circles, but as part of a group I love pointing out interesting details and nooks.
My ambitions in life are fairly average I think. My work weeks are usually quiet, with most activities happening on the weekends, and I'd like to start making better use of my vacation (exploration deficiency is hurting me there). Quiet days would be for talking, playing board games, or catching a show somewhere. Ideally I'd also like to get some regular exercise throughout the week; I'm working on running and biking, and I'll take almost any excuse to go hiking. Other ambitions include: continuing to learn, making sweet music (literally), getting away from the crowds, finally making this video game concept that I've had in my head for a while, and keeping my place clean (hey, they can't all be fun).
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am an engineer at heart, and given the timing of my life I've chosen computers as my focus. I've recently moved from doing software testing to web development. It's a bit of a transition, having greater scrutiny over my work, but I'm enjoying learning the new mix of technology. Mostly enjoying; JavaScript and I have a somewhat challenging relationship, but I think we're both growing and will eventually reconcile our differences.

Outside of work I dabble in various hobbies depending on my mood: exercising, singing, video games, programming, electronics, and astronomy so far, currently learning the ukulele, and recently took a sailing class (which was fun though I definitely need more practice). Exercise and singing in particular pop up often. Exercise because I do have a desk job and it sometimes catches up to me. Singing because I've got a decent voice and a long commute to and from work.

My go-to vacation idea is camping near the ocean (which I don't manage nearly often enough), but I've also done quite a bit of traveling (road trips and international flights) which are sometimes a nice change of pace.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Programming, and more generally computers, and more generally engineering type problems. My mom and sisters tell me that I'm also good at explaining and fixing computers.
Also as I mentioned I have a pretty good singing voice, though a little less capable than it was during my choir days.

Definitely not good at writing emails, but everybody needs to have some flaw.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
They notice that I'm quiet.
Eventually (I'm told) they notice that when I start to talk they should listen. It's probably best for everybody that I stay unaware of that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books
I'm mostly a fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, particularly in series since I tend to go through them quickly once I start. Currently I'm going through the Wheel of Time series now that it's complete and am impatiently awaiting the next novel in The Kingkiller Chronicle, and must confess that I enjoy the Xanth novels.
Beyond that I will read some general adventure type books. I don't believe that I've read anything non-fiction without being required to by a class though.
Most recently I've come to love Audible, which I swore I never would, but it's wonderful to be able to read at night while resting my eyes after staring at a computer all day.

Movies
I enjoy Science Fiction and Fantasy movies of course (LOTR, Star Wars, etc). I'll also call out the Indiana Jones series (even the fourth one). Thanks to my sisters' influence I also enjoy a good musical (Singing in the Rain, My Fair Lady, etc) which extends to plays as well (plays in general are nice, but musicals make them fantastic). Naturally I enjoy a good comedy as well, and I have a strange attraction to racing movies (horses and cars) that I don't entirely understand.
Incidentally, I am horrible with knowing actor's names. Seriously. In spite of my interests I didn't know who Harrison Ford was until I was about 18. And really I still don't care beyond recognizing movie characters when other people are talking. This also extends to singers/musicians, although in that case I at least have the excuse that I probably don't ever see them.

TV
My taste in TV shows is similar. Recent habits include Dexter and Sherlock. Phineas and Ferb gives me my regular musical fix, and I also enjoyed the earlier Glee episodes (though the later ones got a little too silly). Mythbusters and Top Gear make up the bulk of my 'educational' programming.
This is probably also a good place to mention that I don't have TV service anymore. I'm limiting myself to what I can find on Hulu, Netflix, and Xbox Video, and I'm liking the extra time that leaves me though I grumble about the lack of good real-time video news coverage.

Music
My music taste is also all over the map (and I love that Xbox lets me do that on the cheap). My favorite genres would probably be classic rock and swing, but I also enjoy country, blues, jazz, etc. I think the only genre I haven't developed a taste for is rap. Usually I listen to music that I can sing along with. Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley are probably my favorites for style, range, and topic.

Food
Food on the other hand doesn't generally interest me, so my taste here leans heavily toward food that require little effort to prepare. Therefore: I eat a lot of canned soup, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, hamburger/chicken (thank you Forman Grill), Pasta-roni / Rice-a-roni, Steamfresh vegetables, instant mashed potatos, etc. I probably won't really appreciate more complex foods, but I wll eat just about anything. Recently with being on my own I'm starting to branch out into more of what I would consider cooking. Chili mac and soups aren't bad, and I'm figuring out paninis. Also quinoa is amazing. Why is there not more of it in grocery stores?
For foods that I do enjoy, but not enough to make for myself, Cherry Cheesecake and Butter Chicken Curry come to mind.
Oh, popcorn!

Games
I'm only now getting started with board games really, getting lots of ideas from TableTop among other YouTube channels. :) I could use more people interested in playing though. Current collection includes Friday, Red November, Zombicide, Gloom, and Mice and Mystics.
I'd be remiss if I didn't also mention the Lego based games on the console even if they don't exactly fit with the other entries in this group.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The question is too vague. I'm interpreting this as six things that I highly value (in no particular order).

My social circle: family, friends, and pets
God
The occasional rainy day
My computer
My ukulele
A job that gives me time for hobbies
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Life, the universe, everything :).

How to fit exercise into my normal daily actions.
What hobbies will keep me sane when I retire.
Technology and where it's going (probably too much of this).

General thoughts about what I want to accomplish in life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm probably home working on my latest hobby (currently ukulele practice), watching TV, or reading a book. And later sleeping :).

I'm more likely to get outside on the weekends. I've never really gotten the whole end of the week night party thing.
On the weekends I enjoy seeing a movie or walking around the waterfront. As the days warm up at least some of the time is spent mowing the lawn (which is actually quite relaxing after a busy week). And lately, due to life happening, I seem to be spending a lot of time moving boxes or working on some house project or other :(.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have been stuck on the question "Have you ever been in love?" for months, because it feels too important to skip but I also genuinely don't know how to answer. I've been cheating by grabbing questions from other profiles.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 21–33
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you skip merrily between order and chaos.
If you know the proper response to "You fight like a dairy farmer".
If you're looking for a running/cycling partner (keeping in mind that it may be a couple weeks before I can maintain a good pace, but it takes time to trust enough to take scenic pathways together anyway).

I know the guy is supposed to lead; even in this day and age that's the norm. ;) As I'm sure you're all aware though, sometimes the right guy needs a bit of a push. If I'm being a bit too slow then I encourage you to send me a quick smile or hello. I won't make a promise to reply nor take it as a promise that you'll reply (in the event that I fail to impress with that message), but I will promise to notice those quick greetings and will take it as a promise that you'll read my reply.