Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hi - my name is Denys.
An observation: I am certain that many of you ladies are very
interesting, but I think a good number of you are trying too hard
in proving how clever or sarcastic you are -- all you're doing is
saying less about yourself and I'm not interested in figuring-out
the hidden meanings of your words before we even meet. Please, just
play it straight until we know each other better and are getting
used to how the other acts / speaks.
I can start-out a little shy but warm-up quickly, in general I
believe people think of me as a good guy.
I'm a native of Detroit, moved to this area 5+ years ago for a job
after 7 years as an officer in the Navy ... even though I've been
here a number of years I'm still discovering new things.
My username comes from the '67 Mustang fastback I own, had it fully
restored a few years back and try to drive it on nice days during
the summer ... I bought a second hobby car last fall, more updates
on that as I work on it. Other hobbies are small handyman projects,
reading, following the hometown teams (save the Pistons), watching
auto racing (whether in person or on TV), and spending time outside
when the weather is nice, whether it's doing something with the
car, bicycling, hiking, taking a walk in North Park, or just
sitting outside ... I don't think we need to have the *exact* same
interests, either, as I'm naturally curious so I like learning
about new things, I hope you are the same
I've written so much about myself as I feel it's important to give
you some insight into who I am / how I tick ... I look for the same
when viewing your profile, so please try to say more than the bare
minimum about yourself -- I'd love to send you a message, but I
need an opening to say something!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
By day, writing test procedures at Westinghouse -- I occasionally
get a message from women in the Far East, I think it has to do with
I mentioned my employer -- and by night, relaxing or researching
something with the car or (see above)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- subtle humor
- natural curiosity
- planning trips
- being flexible
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I look young for my age (though not many good photos of me because
I have a talent of shutting my eyes right before the shutter
shuts/image snapped), quiet, shy, sense of humor
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I don't read books that often anymore, newspaper & magazines
seem to be my fill at the moment ... but my favorite books were
written by Dickens, Twain, Heinlein, or Philip K. Dick
Empire Records, Rocknrolla, Hopscotch, Interstate 60, Le Mans, and
Super Troopers ... haven't heard of one, a few, or all? That's ok,
something for us to discuss!
rock, country (banjos are cool!), polka (accordions are cool!),
some classical ... a bit eclectic, whatever fits my mood
I like to grill, otherwise go for easy -- yet balanced -- recipes.
I'm semi-adventurous for new foods, prefer someone there to
interpret what I'm seeing on the menu
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- a periodic Doritos fix
- ability to remember small details that will make you melt at the
- timer in the kitchen
... and still deciding on the other 3
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- too much about work and what I "need to get done," either at work
or at home
- whether self-declared "open-minded" individuals realize the irony
when they themselves exhibit close-minded behavior
- why didn't she reply back?
- why is she wearing sunglasses in all of her photos?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
relaxing ... I typically use Friday nights to recharge a bit after
the week, so if at work we've had a Happy Hour I'm coming home a
bit later than usual and then resting or making preps for any "big"
things I want to do during the weekend
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
... at the moment? I avoid walking on any grates in sidewalks or
curbs, be they for sewers, ventilation, or what-have-you ... just
superstitious that way
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I think a good woman for me is either of equal intelligence or
smarter than me -- *but* doesn't lord it over me -- and is
... but please, I've written quite a bit about myself here and I
put some time into messages I write, I'd appreciate if you could
write more than "Hi! How are you?" (or some variation thereof) if
you send me an introductory message
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