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freethinkingzen

26 M Portland, OR

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 1:45am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on university
Job
Management
Income
$30,000–$40,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Has dogs
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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I'm John. Moved to Portland last year and had a looong winter of trying to establish myself and survive. I don't know anyone here except co-workers and my ex-girlfiend who had moved here with me so expanding my social circle is probably needed. Very open to meeting people on a friend basis for that reason.

I'm a bit of an erudite and philosoph. I love reading and learning but haven't found the practical application to drag me out of my state of scholasticism. I've been in and out of college since 2006 and rather than changing majors like a normal student I just seem to add them, thus I never finish. I love classical music but know almost nothing about it. I believe Clair de Lune for piano is the most beautiful piece of music ever written, but I have an affinity for noctournes. Metal is my go to music most days but I like just about anything I connect to muscially or lyrically.

At heart I'm an artist, musician, and philosopher. My guitar, sketch pad, and textbooks are my worry stones. Any real problems that don't disappear after exercise are either rationalized and incorporated into the continuity of my worldview or released into music and art. I rarely share any of my art for this reason; it's kind of like having the contents of your heart turned out or your neuroticisms and idiosyncrasies displayed.

I love the freedom of nature and will always love hiking and backpacking. The outdoors are an integral part of who I am; whether it's a walk downtown or a week in the woods it puts me at peace. Being an adult and working have put a damper on the amount of time I've gotten to spend really getting out into the woods lately. Something I'll have to work on.

I feel it's oddly important to note I am, and will be for the foreseeable future, a bike commuter/lover/nerd. I've been amazed to learn my choice of transportation is such a large issue. On the same token and being inexorably related, I'm a total fitness junky intermittently and very active in between relapses to my exercise addiction. I would really like someone who is fitness minded as well or at the minimum, in shape.

Lastly I am a solitary creature who has found himself and sculpted himself through solitude. I'm happy and content with who I am and I'm here just to keep all ways of finding someone open but it's not necessary for me to find someone. I'm nowhere near perfect, but I love who I am as a constant work in progress and I'm just waiting until I find the woman who loves me that same way; because of me and despite me but drives me toward my betterment.

UPDATE: I really don't want to sound horrible but I think I've got to be more clear. Fitness is really important to me, for myself and as something I share with a partner. There's a utilitarian beauty of form following function in peoples' bodies and the way one lives shows in their build. I think there's something beautiful in a Rubenesque body as well but fitness is not the function conveyed by that form.
What I’m doing with my life
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Pursuing a double major in philosophy and psychology with a minor in history when I can afford to. Day to day I'm riding my bike and thinking, working until I drop, and drinking the many libations available in Portland.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Arguing, writing, art, anything athletic or outdoorsy, and anything else I put my mind to. (er...to which I put my mind.)
The first things people usually notice about me
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Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Thus Spoke Zarathustra, 1984, Atlas Shrugged (As a novel not the Rand worshipping tea party philosophy way), the God Delusion, and as nerdy as it is, textbooks.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Food
Water
Some form of shelter
Animal companionship
Challenges and obstacles
Constant input of new information
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What direction my life will go and how to balance my penchant for isolation and occasional need of company.

You know how POWs talk about building a house nail by nail? I do the same, my head is full of houses no one but me would live in or love and the deciding factor for which dream house will rise will be the direction my life leads.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working. If I'm not working I've probably spent the day on my bike reaching every corner of my adoptive city and drinking a beer or eating the food at each stop I make. By night I find that bar or restaurant with the perfect atmosphere for my mood and do a crossword while having those last couple drinks before heading home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Nothing about me is private. I tend to live in the open.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–30
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends
You should message me if
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If you have a bike and love to ride it. If "picky" doesn't describe you but you know the things you like and those you don't have a taste for . If you're in good shape as a matter of lifestyle and have any interest in anything I've said about myself. Or if you have an idea for a great adventure and would like a Clyde to your Bonnie or a Deadpool to your Cable (more likely a Cable to your Deadpool) . And please, please, PLEASE try harder than "hi."