Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'll get this out of the way up front. I'm married. I love my wife
but she is ok with me looking for other friends. In fact, you may
even get to meet her. Feel free to ask any follow up questions as I
know its a topic of interest.
One other thing up front. I'm moving to the area soon, but not
there quite yet (one more month...).
That out of the way.... I'm a socially liberal leaning thinker but
at the same time a huge believer in personal accountability. I
don't care what people do as long as they aren't harming anyone
else and their activities/beliefs aren't causing me grief. I don't
believe gov't has any business determining how you live your
personal life. You do your thing, I'll do mine. Maybe that makes me
libertarian? Not a fan of labels, but that probably best describes
I'm not religious. I don't believe that simply being religious
makes you a better person. Religion is too influential in this
country. People are free to believe in whatever they want as long
as they don't throw it in my face or tell me I'm going to hell
because I don't think the same way they do. I can be a good person
without believing in a 'God'. In fact, I'm still undecided. I just
believe in being the best person I can be, be kind to others, and
help when possible. Then if there is a God, he/she/it will sort it
out at the end. And if there isn't, at least I had fun and didn't
cause problems for anyone.
I'm a bit geeky. I believe in logic and science. I try to keep up
on world events, news and other interesting things, typically via
the Internet. I tend to be a private person, but if you want to
know something ask. I enjoy beer, wine, tea, the occasional
I'm quite laid back. Generally take the world as it comes and roll
with the punches, but don't mistake my lack of emotional swings or
quietness as weakness. I may be quiet at first, but its because I
prefer to think about what I'm going to say and how best to say it.
Some times it works and sometimes it doesn't.
I really have no idea where this will go and don't have a lot of
expectations, but who knows. Might meet some interesting people.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working, raising a family, trying to figure this life thing out.
Also looking for ways to have some fun. Not that raising a family
and working isn't fun, but there is more to life than that, right?
Also travel occasionally.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Recycling, donating or otherwise getting rid of things I don't use
or don't need.
Figuring out how to fix something.
Knowing when I need help and asking for it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm fairly nondescript and quiet, so I don't generally stick out.
And I have no idea what people notice about me first. In college I
won a "best ass" contest the girls at work held, or so I was
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Norman Mclean is a great writer, as is Cormac
Movies: Even after all these years, my favorites are still Heat and
Forrest Gump, depending on my mood. Finding Nemo is the best kids
movie I've seen, though Brave is right up there. For some reason I
tend to enjoy movies with strong female characters. And related to
one of my favorite authors, A River Runs Through It is
TV: Arrested Development, Seinfeld, Top Gear (the BBC version), The
Killing, Mad Men, Battlestar Galactica, Breaking Bad, Weeds (the
first few seasons), Californication and shit if Orange Is The New
Black isn't one of the best shows I've seen in a long long time, I
don't know what is.
Music: Really into the folky sounding euro stuff right now, Mumford
and Sons, Of Monsters and Men. Also enjoy Aloe Blacc, Tom Petty,
Johnny Cash, REM, U2. Courtesy of Orange Is the New Black, just
"discovered" Regina Spektor. Not really into the new fangled crap
the kids are listening to, especially dub-step or whatever the hell
they call it (makes me sound like the old neighbor guy sitting on
his lawn chair holding a hose bitching about dandelions), but I
recently started digging Alex Clare and have been blown away.
Food: prefer smaller, quieter places with great food - any
restaurant with a good bread pudding and a malty ale... Other than
that, not too picky. I enjoy sushi, Thai, Mediterranean,
authentic/fresh Mexican (ie no can based re-fried beans), unique
American or just about anything.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Beyond the boring survival stuff and friends/family:
Good beer or wine
Ellipses and parenthesis
A good chair
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to live more simply. I enjoy nice things, but have come to the
realization that I don't need a lot of them to be content. Not sure
if my urge to simplify has to do with maturity or laziness (less
things means less stuff to dust or clean around). This push for
simplicity has me beginning to appreciate certain minimalist design
and art trends that I previously scoffed at. Opened my eyes to a
The only exception to my simplification strategy is tools. One
cannot have too many tools.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Watching Perfect Strangers, Family Matters and Full House.
Ok, not really, but brings back memories...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I don't generally enjoy talking to people on the phone. I'm fine
with work related calls or something that has a defined flow,
structure and purpose, but generic "chit-chat" is difficult for me
because there is so much nuance and visual queues that are missed
when on a phone call. Much better in person.
Also, not private but need to get this out of the way. I've decided
I'm against "Quickmatch". If you like me, instead of giving me 4 or
5 stars, why not send me a message? I admit, I've used it in the
past, but I'm moving on... You should too.
And finally, if you visit my profile 3 or 4 times, why not drop me
a message? I won't bite..
There are better pics available too, if you pass my crazy filter.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Don't ask if you should, ask "why the hell not?".
Seriously, if there is any interest at all, go ahead. Happy to
answer any questions, chat, send you a better picture of me, or
If you think you can handle the coolest mofo around. Kidding. I'm
almost the exact opposite of a cool mofo. But if you're remotely
interested in meeting some time or just chatting. You understand or
at least accept what I said above. You are not a drama
I probably won't message you first unless your profile screamed at
me. I don't want to reach out to some one and offend them.
Basically this means if I look at your profile but don't message
you, it doesn't necessarily mean I'm not interested, just not sure
you're interested in hearing from some one like me. So if you are
intrigued or have comments/questions, absolutely send a note.
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