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ianmcin

37 M Seattle, WA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 4:39pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Technology
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Japanese (Poorly)

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My self-summary
*****Super (if not duper) important note: nobody likes getting messages on here that seem copied and pasted, and while I've never done that, I can't deny that the vast majority of the messages I send out frequently cover a few very common points. In an effort to strip away the more common sentiments from the actual message and restrict myself to you-specific content, take a look at the following:

If I've sent a message to you, and not said otherwise, you can assume that
1.) I think you're a very attractive woman.
2.) I think the two of us could have a lot of fun getting to know each other better.
3.) I'd like to take you out for a drink, a meal, some fun conversation, or some combination thereof.
4.) I'm hoping that you'll take a look at my profile. (Oh, hey, look at that, you're already doing that. Awesome!)
and 5.) I'd enjoy getting a message back from you.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled profile: ******

I'm a funny, compassionate and thoughtful guy. My pants have a tendency to be a bit smarty. I won't claim to be unflappable, but I rate at least "flap-resistant". I'm the kind of guy who knows where his towel is.

As for what I'm looking for... I guess the first word that springs to mind is "range". I want a woman who's comfortable in a lot of different settings, and with whom I can connect on a lot of different levels. Serious current events discussions? Karaoke? Lazy weekend mornings resting up after the night before? Kayaking around Lake Union? Impromptu road trips? I want a little bit of it all, and more. A close second to "range" would be "depth," which you can probably figure out on your own.

Intelligence is definitely a big draw: you should be able to give me a run for my money at Scrabble or other comparable game.

Everyone wants a sense of humor, and in that respect, I'm no different. But I've never found any easy way to measure whether somebody has it or not. If you've developed a humorometer, that's a good sign on a whole lot of levels, and I'm totally available to guinea pig for you.

Someone once said, "Having no baggage is good, but what I really want is someone whose baggage goes with mine." There's some wisdom in that.

I'm hoping for someone who'll at least tolerate my geekish leanings, and who's of a comparable political bent as I am (specifically, on the liberal side of things generally). Then again, viva la difference, right?

Although I'm principally looking for something relatively long-term, I'm not ruling out something shorter-term.
What I’m doing with my life
Working a day job as a software trainer, nights as an actor (currently appearing regularly in a murder mystery dinner theater thing, and rehearsing for another show). Goals at the moment include getting in better shape, expanding my social circle, and meeting you.
I’m really good at
Trivia, intelligent conversation, teaching, acting/improv, cooking, goofy accents, and karaoke. I read at an nth grade level.

I'm really bad at conveying some of my better qualities without sounding conceited. Which I suppose sounds a bit conceited in and of itself. Which kind of illustrates my point. Which ... I'm going to shut this train of thought down before I alienate you further and/or give myself a headache.

I'm really good at overthinking things... but you probably guessed that already.
The first things people usually notice about me
My propensity to take polls to determine which of my features is most striking. That, or the facial hair.

I've received a fair amount of compliments on my chest, and my calves, but those are features that aren't usually on display when I first meet people. When I turn around, in addition to my relatively nice butt, you'll also notice that I'm rockin' the bald spot. I don't know how noticeable this is, but I have weirdly colored eyes - there's a ring of golden brown right around the pupils, with grey surrounding it.

I've got a little bit of grey in my hair already, too, but I'm hoping the salt-and-pepper look makes me look seasoned. That's right, I totally went there.

Also, I'm not fat, I'm just at the wrong aspect ratio.

An actual exchange I had one night:
Random Drunk Guy on the Street: Are you Canadian?
Me: No.
RDGotS: Why not?
Me: Bad luck.

My spirit animal is Louis C.K.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The work of Vernor Vinge, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Schneier, Neil Gaiman, Charles Stross, China Mieville. Generally, I'm a sci-fi fan, but I'm a pretty voracious reader. Recommend something to me! I tend to have a huge stockpile of books to be read in the future, which has only intensified since I bought an e-reader. (It lets me build up the pile without taking up any more physical space.) I'm currently reading "Stand on Zanzibar" by John Brunner.

Movies: The Big Lebowski, Brick, The Fountain, Fight Club, LA Story, The Life of Brian, A Life Less Ordinary, The Prestige, Sneakers, Mallrats, In the Bleak Midwinter (aka The Midwinter's Tale), Brazil, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Music: The Clash, Catherine Wheel, The Afghan Whigs (and associated Greg Dulli projects), They Might Be Giants, Nick Cave, TMBG, PJ Harvey, Bad Religion, U2, The Dropkick Murphys, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Florence + The Machine. It's probably fair to say that when it comes to music, I'm very much a child of the 90s.

Food: It's hard to go too wrong with pizza - I'm a bit of a sucker for unconventional toppings. Greek food is good, along with udon, cannoli, and all manner of mushrooms. I'm always interested in investigating new cuisines or things I haven't tried yet, with a few exceptions (sauerkraut and olives tend to be big dislikes - but weirdly, I love olive oil). I'd love to find a Seattle-area location that does custom okonomiyaki like I used to be able to find in Osaka. (Boom Noodle took it off their menu, those bastards.)

TV shows: Doctor Who (both the new and classic series), The Venture Bros., Breaking Bad, Modern Family, Futurama, MST3K, The Daily Show, Community (I actually briefly went to college with one of the producers of the latter).
The six things I could never do without
New questions to ask, new people to meet, my e-reader, food, water, and air.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to live sustainably, both in the sense of what's best for the planet, but also not so ascetically that I fall off the eco-wagon.

New places to visit, new people I'd like to meet.

The next home improvement project to tackle (just finished a gutter garden on the back wall of my patio - I should probably plant a few starters now).

What Peter Capaldi's Doctor will be like.

The problem with both encouragement and discouragement: for each, those most in need of one are the least likely to listen to the one they need, and most likely to listen to the one they don't need.

If you meet Ro-Buddha on the road, deactivate him.
On a typical Friday night I am
For a while, my go-to Friday night plan was the midnight movie at the Egyptian, but with them closing, I'm at a bit of a loose end. This Friday... well, no plans just yet.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom - not in any sexual way, I just got overwhelmed with clerical work.

I tried bringing sexy back, but I lost my sexy receipt and could only get sexy store credit.

I feel a little guilty when I walk into a restaurant and get greeted before deciding to go somewhere else - like I've gotten their hopes up or something.

I have a patch of psoriasis on my butt.

I often wonder exactly what it is I'm doing wrong.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–45
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
... you're an intelligent woman who appreciates intelligent, funny, kind, widescreen guys.

... you think we're comparably awesome individually, and that we'd be even more so together.

... you have a challenging pub trivia venue you'd like to recommend to me. My regular one closed up shop recently.

... I've messaged you, and you'd like to message back.

... you've been honing your proofreading skills, and wish to point out mistakes hidden in this profile.

... you've got a question you'd like to pose to me.

... you have a compelling reason for messaging me that I haven't anticipated.

... you can explain why more bras aren't front-clasp style. Wouldn't that make it easier for everyone?

... some combination of the above criteria.

Q: What part of NYC is lowest in cholesterol?