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37 Saint Louis, MO Man


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  • Ages 24–45
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  • For new friends, long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
May 8, 2014
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Strictly anything
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Gemini, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), Japanese (Poorly), Thai (Poorly), German (Poorly), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I’m a generally laid back, intelligent, all-around-nice-guy looking for a lady with whom to share adventures of the mind, body, and soul. Said lady should have an appreciation of good food, dry humor, and creative misuse of the English language. Together we will uncover the fundamental truths of the universe and record them onto small strips of paper hidden in ostensibly Asian baked confections.

I love food. I hate cilantro. I am naturally curious about how people and things work, how they became what they are, and how they could possibly be improved. I don’t like absolutes. I prefer humility to hubris. I have a natural inclination toward balance, and I’m pretty sure the universe does as well. I believe critical thinking is the most important skill we can learn as humans. I want to do something in my life to help the world help itself. And I want someone who understands all of these things to join me on a most excellent adventure through life.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm currently an Analyst at a major IT firm in St Louis. I love my job, as it is centered around process design, analysis, and continuous improvement. Being able to sit down with business users, understand their requirements, and design and deliver a smart, efficient, and highly automated process is quite fulfilling.

Other than that, I'm getting back into bicycle racing - I wasn't too shabby when I just started 3 years ago, but I burnt myself out at the end of that year. I'm looking for a more balanced approach this time around, maybe 90 miles per week or so.

I really enjoy dining out, and I'd like to graduate from making constant Facebook food posts to writing a useful and insightful food blog. I tend to be conservative with my praise, though, so I am minorly concerned that a restaurant may connect me with a negative review and strangle me with strozzapretti! Just kidding...mostly.

I travel for pleasure quite a bit - at least twice a year internationally. I'd like to start exploring Europe soon, hopefully with someone nice who is also capable of funding themselves! There are lots and lots of domestic spots I'd like to visit as well, mostly for nature - I'd love to camp out on some plateaus in the Arizona desert and watch the stars all night.
I’m really good at
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-analysis of anything, especially food and technology
-American English
The first things people usually notice about me
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-kinda ADD
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love reading, mostly fiction, but I don't read nearly as much as I feel I should. My most recent reads were The Hunger Games, most of Catching Fire, Into the Badlands, Harry Potter, and Bartender (manga). The Dragonlance series was very important to me growing up, as were Michael Crichton's The Terminal Man and Sphere. I like a lot of graphic novels and manga as well - a couple of my favorites were Maus and Sanctuary. As I side note, I try to read electronically on a Kindle, but I really do prefer real paper. The Kindle is great for travel etc, but ebook technologies are still full of annoying and unnecessary shortcomings.

I like a lot of scifi, fantasy, and anime, as well as a sprinkling of drama and bittersweet romantic comedy. I like to talk during movies (except at the theater), but I'll shut up when others don't like it. My short, non-definitive list of favorites: Dark City, Dune, Akira, Totoro, The Matrix, Total Recall, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Michael Clayton, A Scanner Darkly...etc.

TV shows:
My preference is for serious shows with a strong central arc. I really dislike "filler" episodes. I like offbeat comedies too. My favorites have been: Battlestar Galactica (the new one), 24, Home Movies, Sea Lab 2021, Archer, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, most of Heroes, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. I have tons and tons of shows on my backlog, including Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Fringe, Alphas, and Arrested Development. I started following Defiance, and it's decent, but I hope it gets better - it needs more grit, and better battle scenes.

My musical tastes are all over the place. I tend to like a lot of electronic music. My favorite music has good structure, tells a story, or conveys strong emotion. I'm a sucker for the female voice - it can penetrate my emotional armor for direct access to my soul. My favorite artists include The Decemberists, The Crystal Method, Tori Amos, Thievery Corporation, DJ Cam, Glitch Mob, Depeche Mode, Morcheeba, Deltron 3030, and New Order. Really, there are so many others that I can't even pretend to try to be comprehensive. One of my favorite albums of all time is For The Masses, a 1998 Depeche Mode tribute. Here are some of my favorite songs for specific situations:
Contemplative/emo: "Joga" - Björk
Taking in the beauty of the world: "Heaven's Gonna Burn Your Eyes" - Thievery Corporation
In Love: "Everyday Is a Holiday (With You)" - Esthero
Hyped up/workout: "(Can't You)Trip Like I Do" - Filter and The Crystal Method
Nostalgia: "Voices" (cello instrumental) - Yoko Kanno (Macross Plus soundtrack)
I know it sucks/something bad happened: "I Don't Blame You" - Cat Power
Drowning in my own loneliness: "Midnight In A Perfect World" - DJ Shadow
Sultry/deep/mysterious passion: "Final Home (Vocal Version)" - DJ Krush featuring Esthero
Chillax: "Bug Powder Dust" - Kruder & Dorfmeister (K&D Sessions Disc 2)
Dreaming about the creation of the universe: "Fortune Days" - Glitch Mob
Dance party! (w/o actual dancing): "Everybody Poops" - Bad Lip Reading
Embarking on a grand adventure: "All I Need" - Air

I love video games, but I have to limit my gameplay to almost nil, or it can get away from me and then I feel terrible about wasting all of my free time. Optimally I'd like to find someone who can also enjoy playing or watching games, so it would be less of a selfish waste of time and more of a social bonding activity (like watching a movie together). Probably my favorite game of all time is The Longest Journey. It really exemplifies what I like about games - in depth, epic storytelling, with fun and creative interaction tying together all of the story elements. In many ways, games are much better at telling a story than movies or TV shows. I am particularly fond of stories that involve tough choices and moral ambiguity. Some of my favorite games include:
-Fallout series (especially the bad ending in Fallout 1)
-The Longest Journey
-System Shock 2
-Uncharted series
-Fatal Frame series
-Soul Reaver series
I have an absolutely enormous backlog of games that I own and have not played on PC, 360, and PS3. On top of that, I just got an Ouya for possible experimentation with Android game development. So, if you're into any of that, then cool. If you're not, well, [shrug].

(in progress) I'm kind of a foodie, so this might take a while...
Some people say I'm picky about food. I'm not - I'm analytical about food. I want to pick apart a meal and figure out what I liked about it, what I didn't, and how it could be better. Thinking about these factors helps you to more easily find food that you enjoy, or to make your own. And really, who doesn't care about how their food tastes? It's one of the most basic and meaningful pleasures in life! Well, I know a handful of people that don't seem to care...and I let them know how deplorable I find their attitude...I prefer well executed, simple dishes to overcomplicated, mediocre dishes; sort of an Alton Brown ethic to learning to be a good cook before trying to be a chef. I could go on forever about this...just know that I'm not super snooty about food, and I like "low brow" food just as much as expensive gourmet dishes.

My favorite cuisines are Italian and Japanese. I have a particular fondness for noodles. Their perfect combination of chewy, stretchy, snappy deliciousness is a driving force in my life. Maybe that's an overstatement, but not by much. I love spaghetti, udon, and ramen (fresh, not instant!) noodles the most.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
-what to eat, and what to drink with it
-the world and what to do about it
-the disappointing state of modern smartphone interfaces
-hypothetical music videos for whatever I'm listening to
-counterpoints to whatever I just thought about
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I secretly want to try Garavelli's, even though it is likely to be awful. I have a childhood thing for cafeterias, especially the mac and cheese.
You should message me if
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-you're TO'd that I haven't even uploaded a full body shot
-you want to help me work through my backlog of movies, tv shows, and games
-you want to have a nice beer or glass of wine outside on a patio and talk about the amazing weather, and after a few more drinks, about how much of a miracle it is that we are here, alive, on this ball of rock hurtling through the infinite cosmos
-you are sexy, smart, funny, and think I am too, and want to see where that goes

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