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iamtheduff

35 M Portland, OR

My Details

Last Online
Today – 5:57pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
Trying to quit
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and very serious about it
Sign
Capricorn, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Dropped out of space camp
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
$50,000–$60,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English, French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
This profile is a constant work in progress. Check back for regular updates.

Current, not fun at all update: I'm currently recovering from a deep vein thrombosis or simply a really fucked up blood clot. It has me on short term disability until September. So while I now have loads of free time, I'm not able to do the actual fun summer stuff like play kickball, go on camping or road trips or a simple hike. But I can sit on a deck with the best of them! With that being said, on with the show...

I read voraciously. I fully believe in regularly returning library books late such that a wholly under-funded institution will garner a few extra dollars. I'll frequently read a book at the bar with an IPA or vodka within reach. Not afraid to take a book to a concert and read between bands if I'm flying solo that night.

I play a lot of kickball and am somehow amazing in the outfield according to my team (I'd rather be at second or short.) I love playing it, both for physical fun and competition as well as the small place in my heart it will always have.

I have a love/hate relationship with TV: I don't have cable and don't want it but I sometimes catch myself on a Hulu or Netflix binge, as well as having a significant collection of media on my home server. I think that cable television is really fueling a renaissance of great story telling that network television can't match.

Music is always playing in my cubicle, my house, everywhere I go. I'm really good at falling down the mountain snowboarding. Yes, I play video games. No, you will probably never see me playing them unless you yourself are a fan.

While I'm nothing close to fanatical, I do like sports. In particular baseball & the Giants. Blazers basketball & 49ers football all play second fiddle to baseball. I will not watch Nascar. End of story.

I'm very outgoing and social when out with groups of people. However, when with my closest friends or at home, I can be incredibly mellow and quiet. After long weekends, don't be surprised if I decide to nest at home for a few nights.

I own many hoodies, pretty much only wear jeans and still love skate shoes. They're just all super comfortable. I know how to clean up, worry not.

I'm going to come off as awkward on the first message I send you, there's simply no getting around that. It's the nature of trying to start a conversation, on a dating website, with a random stranger. It's the trifecta of awkward situations.

If you wear cute glasses or baseball hats or both, I'm overly inclined to try to message you. Or are tattooed; not going to lie, I find ink very attractive. Neither of these things is necessary though.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working as a fake engineer. I really believe in working to live, not the other way around. And kicking as much ass with my friends as possible. Developing sweet karaoke skills. Thinking heavily on going back to school. I don't hate my job or anything, but definitely feeling like this is no longer what I'd like to be doing for the next 30 years.

I don't have family in the area and am not super close to the small family that I do have. What I have is a circle of friends that are as close to me as any brothers & sisters could be.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Pool
Reading
Computers
Leaving work at the office. No reason to take that baggage home.
Remembering the names of obscure actors and movies
Cooking
Being a ginger
being awful at karaoke
self-deprecating humor.
Kissing (True story)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I'm a red head. That my nose is large due to it being broken several times and never properly attended to. That my sense of humor flips between sarcasm and nerdy. Also, my paprika beard is getting some salt in it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: this category is simply too massive for me to go into depth on, honestly. I constantly read 2-3 books at a time. A few favorites are: Song of Ice & Fire series; Malazan series; Guns, Germs & Steel; The Stranger; Zen/Motorcycle Maintenance; obsessed with economics. Seriously, stop being shy and just ask me if I've read book X, Y or Z.

Currently reading: How Much is Enough by Robert Skidelsky. Midnight Tides by Steven Erickson.

Movies: war & zombie movies as a whole, Sideways, Garden State, Eternal Sunshine..., Waking Life, Mindwalk, Brick, 13th Warrior, Lord of the Rings & Star Wars (typical, right?), Super Size Me, Iron Man, Dark Knight and really, most comic book adaptations. No Country for Old Men, Way of the Gun. Again, dozens more I can list off. It continuously grows thanks to Netflix.

TV: Huge Joss Whedon fan. I celebrate his entire catalog. Even Buffy. Dexter, Spartacus, Farscape, SGU. The Event but I don't think it has a lot of steam in it. Weeds. Most TV I watch via Hulu or Netflix as I outright refuse to pay for cable. And Giants baseball. I grew up in the Bay Area and with the Giants.

Music: Passion Pit, Snow Patrol, Ben Harper, Tegan & Sara, Blue Scholars, MC Lars (yup, Nerdcore yo.), We Were Promised Jetpacks, Decemberists, Eminem, Soilwork, Lacuna Coil, and so many others (10k mp3's. I never get bored.) I can really listen to pretty much anything, save country. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes; Owl City; volbeat

Food: Sushi and Thai top my list of favorite foods. I go to a new sushi place every month with a friend of mine and we rate them. I can tell you were to go depending on your desired atmosphere and budget.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Survival necessities aside:
A book collection, paper & digital
my Android phone. (It's not just a phone: it's a gateway to the entirety of human knowledge, in my pocket.)
NPR on my commute
Streaming music
Coffee
beer, bourbon & vodka (no sense in hiding it, right?)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How much reading time I lose by having to work everyday.

What...
...music I feel like listening to.
...podcast to turn on
...will I experiment in the kitchen next with

Giants baseball

Everything that makes for bad pub talk: religion, politics & economics.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
No such thing. It's a trite statement, but I really have no idea what any particular Friday night is going to be. Especially with it being summer, odds are high that I and some friends will be relaxing by the pool and enjoying some tasty beverages.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I like the tangy zip of Miracle Whip.

And that I can't swim.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 26–37
  • Near me
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you've read this far, you really should just message me. I just realized how much I wrote. Holy hell, I thought I was actually a concise person.

If you like Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant as much as I do. And Ira Glass. And Jad and Robert.

If your profile has more than just bathroom selfie's. I mean this in the nicest way, but it's a bit of a turnoff if none of your photo's don't reflect you enjoying life.

If you want to eat sushi and drink Sake, I'm in. Or hot wings and beers.

I'd like to find someone to settle down with and enjoy life. The bar scene is old and so am I. I'm not big on the idea of getting married for multiple reasons. Not terribly keen on the idea of breeding. I have a nephew. He's rad. I have friends with rad kids. Pretty much all I need. Don't think that means I'm not interested if you have kids of your own. I just don't want to breed. Just thought I'd put that up front. The offspring thing on here should say "Likes kids, doesn't want to breed."