Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Some facts about me:
I find joy and beauty nearly everywhere I go. When I can't find it,
I try to make it. I'm interested in meeting people who do the
Like most people my age, I'm 30 years old.
I'm a giant (6'5"), goofy, friendly guy who seeks out the weird,
random and lovely.
I try to be an ally whenever and wherever that applies. I find
myself at protests regularly, frequently supporting LGBTQ, POC, and
feminist (aka human) causes or opposing such things as police
militarization and corporate greed.
I love bad puns, dirty jokes, and British humour.
I have eyes that change between blue, grey, and green. Oddly
enough, I'm blue / grey / green colorblind, so I've never seen them
the way you probably would.
I cycle for fun and transportation as much as I can. (Don't worry,
I'll probably take the car if I'm picking you up for a date.)
SCUBA, snorkeling, surfing, body boarding, kayaking, and pretty
much anything else you can do in salt water are sure fire ways to
see me smile and relax.
I also love occasional marathons of laziness that border on the
competitive. Brunch and 8 hours of sitting around with a friend
watching movies on Netflix? I own that sport.
I love good strategic boardgames and the wackiness they tend to
bring out in people. (Have you tried Cosmic Encounters? It's my
favorite this week.)
I also enjoy video games, especially anything 16 bit or fewer
and/or with a compelling story.
I have an amazing friend network that I adore.
I'm an avid reader, a film enthusiast, and an animal lover.
I fancy myself a skilled wanderer. My favorite and most memorable
weekends have been when a friend or friends and I pick a direction
with a very loose plan of action in mind and just see what we can
What I’m doing with my life
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I work for a non-profit as a behavioral therapist, teaching social
skills and life skills to autistic children and training their
parents and teachers to more effectively work with them. I work in
classrooms, in clients' homes, in social skills groups, and I
create and direct various camps, outdoor activities and real world
I'm also partial owner of a young LLC where we create books,
boardgames, and learning materials for kids on the autistic
spectrum. I've written two children's books to date, which are in
the process of being illustrated.
I am passionate about my work, and I absolutely love what I do.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Stopping absolutely everything in my life to play with
Finding opportunities to step outside of my (fairly large) comfort
zone to try new shit.
Finding creative solutions to difficult problems.
Driving (in L.A. that makes me a minority.)
Carpentry, construction, and destruction.
Moving heavy objects.
Horse back riding.
Standardized tests (not as useful as an adult).
Making goofy faces at babies.
Cooking without a cook book.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm really tall. I quite literally stick out of most crowds. It
makes for a difficult life. I'll never be a professional jockey,
and though I love wandering in caves, I'll never make it in the
competitive world of spelunking. I'll just have to settle for
getting objects off of high shelves.
People also notice that I smile a lot, laugh a lot, and am a very
active listener (it is a dying craft).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
It's okay to skip this section. It's loooong. And yet it's still
just a random sampling and some highlights. I like a lot of
All of Pratchett
All of Gaiman
All of Saffron Foer
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander series
Piers Anthony, Pale Horse series
All of Ambrose Bierce
All of Twain (try Puddinhead Wilson sometime if you've never)
Last Chance to See (Douglas Addams doing Non-Fiction!)
The rest of Douglas Addams
Dan Savage (totally GGG)
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Time Traveler's Wife
All of Potter
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Life of Pi
The Time Traveler's Wife
Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing of the Dog
And about a billion others...
Singing in the Rain
Die Hard (1,3,4,2...............5)
Thin Man (1,3,2.........4,5)
When Harry Met Sally
O Brother, Where Art Though
City of God
Cabin in the Woods
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Arsenic and Old Lace
Shaun of the Dead
It Happened One Night
Wet Hot American Summer
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Most apocalyptic scenario flicks, because I like to imagine what I
could do better.
Dr. Horrible's sing along blog
(Joss fans will likely notice a trend here)
Parks and Rec
That Mitchell and Webb Look
The Inbetweeners (U.K. version)
Music: (Easier to go by genre)
Classic Rock (think Dean in Supernatural)
Funny stuff. Flight of the Conchords, JoCo, etc.
80's and 90's Disney. Yes, I'm a big man that sings Disney. Judge
away. It's fuckin' awesome.
Rock-a-billy, big band and swing
Classical, cello pieces in particular
I'm pescatarian, but I swear I'm not a Nazi about it. I don't
preach, and I couldn't care less what the people around me eat.
Breakfast foods (think diner in the middle of nowhere)
Super Spicy- melt your face off and burn holes straight through
your soles- foods of any sort
And most everything else. I'll try anything twice.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A good skillet
Sex / passion
Literature (I know this is a cop-out answer, but what do you
Challenging authority (particularly regarding lists of
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
George Washington Carver.
What's at the bottom of the ocean.
The most efficient way to do things.
Complex Rube Goldberg devices to make life more interesting.
Future travels and adventures.
The number of kinds of privelage I benefit from (at least 5,
probably more) and how I can change society to make that less true.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Doing stuff. This is a silly question, there's a lot to do! Want to
find out what? Message me and I'll bring you along.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a kilt, and I'm not afraid to wear it.
I'm afraid of dolls, especially porcelain dolls, puppets, and
dummies. Not scream and throw stuff scared, but they definitely
unnerve me. There's a story here, feel free to ask. If you are a
ventriloquist, I'm sorry, but it's probably not going to work out
I also collect antique board games and historical atlases. Sexy, I
You should message me if
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You feel like it. Don't wait for me to message you. There's a lot
of people on here, I might not find you!
You like weird.
You are a joyful person who finds positivity in the world.
You are nice to waiters and doormen.
You're passionate about something, anything.
You have a passport and aren't afraid to use it.
You don't talk on your cell while checking out at the market.
You laughed once or twice while reading about me.
You don't buy into the media's portrayal of giants as
simple-minded, cannibalistic oafs (it's a conspiracy going back
You want to know more about George Washington Carver, American
hero. Seriously. I can talk about him for days, that guy saved us
Even if you're not interested in me at all, you should go learn
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