1, If you're devout and unable to both not talk about religion and unable to deal with people who who counter faith based arguments with reason based arguments. One or the other is fine.
2, If you're unwilling to even consider sex before marriage and you're only interested in a romantic relationship. If that's your stance on relationships but you're still looking for a friend, keep reading.
3, Less of a hard requirement, and more of a preference. Try to be grammatically correct. Odds are, if you're patient enough to read my profile to completion you're literate enough you won't bug me.
These are reasons why you should move on to the next profile. Good luck out there, I hope you find whoever you're looking for.
4/21/2014, adding reason #4 here because I've learned this is a dealbreaker. I'm a hypocrite in my family life, they still think I'm a good Christian. In my opinion, its kinder to them to let them think that than it is to tell them I won't be in heaven with them if there even is a heaven. This is actually one of the main reasons I even started on this site. I need a partner from outside my social networks because my two networks are either a bunch of religious zealots or random internet people from across the world that I play video games with.
I'm a guy who enjoys talking about any subject. I spend my time at school, studying for school, or playing video games. My schoolwork specifically is history, I can't seem to narrow down my interests enough to be much more help than that. My video games tend to be on the PC, but other than that they're all over the place. League of Legends seems to be a good starting point.
This profile has developed into a fairly accurate representation of myself, but there's still a lot that only gets covered in my answers to OKCupid's questions. I try to explain as many answers as possible to make it an engaging read, so you should really go take a look.
Because there seems to be confusion on this, I'll define it. Agnosticism is the belief that there may or may not be a god. I came to this belief after I lost my faith in Christianity. Christians, particularly biblical literalists, won't care to hear what I have to say on the topic of religion. If you believe that the bible is 100% true, but you'd like to be my friend, it'd probably be best if we simply avoided the subject. Jews and Muslims may have the same problem, but I don't have any arguments prepared against ideologies outside the Abrahamic Traditions.
By the way, I filled out some of those questions almost a year ago. I've changed since then, and my answers have too. However, I'm too lazy to sort through 1000+ questions to find the 5 I remember I've changed my mind on.
1/14/2014, I am testing a theory that any change to my profile, no matter how small, will draw some visitors.
1/16/2014, Not sure if this is a failure or a success, total of two unmessaged visitors in the past two days, up from 0 over the past week. Thing is they were both from out of state and well over my 30 mile limit.
1/27/2014, I suppose I'd best explain why I put dates into my profile. I'm trying to show that I'm reconsidering who I am and how I should represent myself on a semi-regular basis, while also giving people an idea of what's new and what isn't so we can avoid confusion.
2/16/2014, I'm tired of putting effort into this site. I've messaged at least three different people a day for the past two months, spending at least fifteen minutes on each message trying to make it engaging. One in ten got back to me in any way at all, and about half of those didn't respond to my response. I'm done trying here.
I've decided to leave this profile up on the off chance that somebody takes an interest. If you message me, I will respond to it, I promise you. Not in a timely manner, as I'm intending to ignore this site for weeks at a time, but I will respond to every message. I won't be a part of the same problem that frustrated me so much.
2/28/2014, I'm about done here. From here on in, I'm going to be using this as a database on who I am to refer other people to, but I don't intend to use that stupid robot's matchmaking system. Let's do some math. I've been here for at least fifteen months. I've messaged everyone in my quiver every day, sometimes twice a day, occasionally browsing profiles myself and messaging the interesting ones. I've spent about two hours on each message trying to make it engaging and easy to respond to.
30x15=450 days using OKCupid
450x3=1350 Messages sent
1350x2=2700 hours wasted trying to find someone special.
Results, 200 replies, 50 meaningful conversations, 4 potential matches that didn't work out, and only two face to face meetings before figuring out we wouldn't work.
This site doesn't work, but that's no reason to not use the wealth of information about me that it has conveniently put in one spot. So, I'm going to refer people I meet to it so that they can browse it if they'd like. Knowing me, I'm still likely to check the stupid thing every day, possibly more frequently than that.
I will talk to anyone who messages me until that person chooses to not message me back, and then I'll let it drop after two messages intended to start a conversation spaced a day apart, and one message a day after that asking what's up. If you're too much of a coward to tell me to fuck off to my face, that's your out.
Oh, and the other cowardly thing. If you're too shy to send the first message, visit my profile two times in two days. I'll notice, and I'll message you. I'd actually find this to be sweet.