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41 Chicago, IL Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 35–45
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 5:38pm
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Catholicism, but not too serious about it
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
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I was walking down the street last summer and saw a woman talking to a man with a dog. I heard the woman say, "There's nothing more sincere than doggie kisses." And I said to her, "I think Linus' pumpkin patch is more sincere than doggie kisses."

Well, I didn't say it. But I thought it. That's how my brain works.

So here's some stuff about me: I won't pretend to be someone I'm not, or that I know something that I don't know. I am seldom in a rush because I plan ahead. I believe in learning from my mistakes, and I try to avoid making mistakes that later have to be learned from (which is more wishful thinking than practical application, but it's good to have goals even if they are unachievable at a meta level).

I go to the gym three or four times a week to see my friend the treadmill and my mortal enemy the elliptical machine. I have difficulty ordering at Starbucks because I don't want coffee and the words "Earl Grey" aren't easily visible on their cluttered menu board. I am methodical and logical, yet impulsive. I am not a vegetarian. I like spending time with my nephews/nieces because they are full of energy and make me feel appreciated.

I am serious and amusing, intellectual and bawdy, pragmatic and absurd, introverted and outgoing, sometimes all within a matter of minutes; it's not so much multiple personalities as it is the ability to adapt to my surroundings. And according to the OKCupid "Personality" tab I am both "More Sloppy" and "More Organized" than your average man; looking around my condo, it is evident that the two descriptions aren't mutually-exclusive, so congratulations OKCupid algorithm, you've figured me out.

Here's what am I looking for: a woman to spend time with, who knows relationships are two-way streets, who can beat me at Scrabble, who does not begin her self-summary with "It is so hard to write about myself..." because she knows who she is and what she likes, who enjoys some of the same things I like but who also likes different things because I do not want to date myself. So if a few of the things above or some of the stuff below rings a bell in your mind then perhaps we should hang out and see if we like one another.
What I’m doing with my life
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My job involves computers and writing, and sometimes photography. It allows me to use the creative and logical parts of my brain in the same day. I enjoy my job, and I am good at my job, but it does not define me as a person.

I spend the rest of my time trying to be active while avoiding feeling busy.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I remember trivial facts and bits of information. One of my nicknames is "google," hence the profile name. I am also good at parallel parking, hitting a golf ball an absurdly long way, making "top 5" lists, bowling, growing a beard and then shaving it off, asking questions, cutting and paste-ing, defending a soccer goal, coming up with the word that is on the tip of someone's tongue but that they just can't remember and driving long distances at a moderately high rate of speed while singing poorly yet loudly in my car.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I radiate a love for humanity much like an industrial bakery sends forth unto the universe the smell of fresh warm bread on a daily basis.

Or my shaved head.

Also, I am an adult male of the species... not an alpha male, but the alpha male's Consigliere.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Here are some things I like... the comedy of Louis CK, David Fincher and Coen brothers movies, caramel, obscure 80s pop songs and 90s indie rock, soup, italics and the ellipsis..., creative profanity, parmesan cheese on popcorn, card and board games, sleeping in on the weekend, PBS cooking shows, big cities, empty wilderness, fresh seafood and live music.

Here are some of my dislikes... salads, vacuuming, insincerity, coffee, humidity, half-truths, the texture of coconut, selfish behavior and the phrase "It is what it is..." I mean, really? It is what it is? For a minute there I thought it was what it isn't.

Music - I own a buttload of cds. I don't buy digital music. I'd rather have a cd/tape/album in my hands. I mostly listen to 90s indie rock, classic rock and the 80s station on satellite radio.

Concerts I've attended in the recent past include the Grifters, the Pixies, Neutral Milk Hotel, Midlake, Pearl Jam, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Springsteen, Sebadoh, the Archers of Loaf, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Yo la Tengo, Muse, Jeff Tweedy, the Rolling Stones and Riot Fest. Ask me which was my favorite and I could come up with reasons for each.

TV - Justified, Children's Hospital, Parks and Rec., 30 Rock, Breaking Bad, Deadwood, the Wire, Battlestar Galactica, Mad Men, Homeland, Community, Mr Show, most HBO dramas... I don't watch reality shows or televised singing competitions. If I want to see somebody sing I go to a concert.

Movies - My movie preferences run a gauntlet from Winter's Bone to Wes Anderson to Goodfellas to Caddyshack to spaghetti westerns to Hitchcock to Kubrick to Sandler's early comedies to everything Tarantino... If it has a good story or makes me laugh, I'm in. I also like documentaries, but am not one of those people who thinks that all documentaries are fabulous. Some are; many aren't.

Books - I think Cormac McCarthy and Hunter S. Thompson are geniuses. I enjoyed A Visit from the Goon Squad... I get the best short stories of the year collection for Christmas because I love short stories, but when I encounter a story about a young protagonist wrestling with filial piety issues I roll my eyes like a male Liz Lemon and skip to the next one.

Food - Mexican, seafood, steakshouses and diners, donuts, melty cheese, potatoes in all their forms, and a Sunday morning omelette with pancakes on the side. The best three weeks of the year are in August when sweet corn is at its sweetest. Favorite places: El Barco Mariscos, Calo, Wishbone, Mayan Palace, Ricobenes and Stella's.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Music, the interweb, multiple diping sauces, laughter, an active imagination, a warm blanket, a quality pen, sports and my glasses.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The edge of the universe, what's for dinner, why I'm not in Scotland or Yellowstone or on a beach, fun sexy times, why I am procrastinating, what concert or movie I want to see next, why does my brain function like it does... stuff like that.

Also, why does Hollywood spend 11 months of the year releasing mediocre movies and then drop 6 good ones in the theaters at exactly the same time in December? There should be a law that the studios have to spread the good shit out. I know: Oscar blah blah blah. But really, American Hustle should not come out the same week as the Wolf of Wall Street, Anchorman II, Inside Llewyn Davis and a week after the Hobbit movie. My message to Hollywood: Spread. That. Good. Shit. Out. Mofos.

Also, I've recently spent some time thinking about what kind of person would use the word "mofos" in their online dating website profile. The answer, of course, is that this mofo would.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Drinking with friends or doing whatever sounds good at the time. Something unique is more interesting to me than something "typical" to me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I know the words to an inappropriately large number of Depeche Mode songs for a straight male.
You should message me if
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To paraphrase The Shawshank Redemption, you've made it this far; perhaps you're willing to go a little farther. I mean, you did just read 943 words about me. Hopefully you found something I said among all this rambling on at least slightly interesting. Maybe you’re wondering how this remarkable man has avoided falling into the clutches of a woman or capture by the authorities for lo so many years. Perhaps you want to find out if I'm even more entertaining in an e-mail conversation or in person. Maybe you want to exercise your free will today, thereby proving you are not under the control of some malevolent alien, sinister corporation or robot with mind-control powers. Those would all be reasons to message me.

Another reason would be you want to.