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jcdale

25 Evanston, IL Man

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I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 21–34
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Sep 21
Orientation
Gay
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Never
Religion
Christianity, but not too serious about it
Sign
Virgo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Student
Income
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I grew up in a place called Peachtree City, GA. I don't really have a Southern accent, but some people pick up on it from time to time. It's a pretty neat place, but not ideal for people of the liberal persuasion. I come from a Southern Baptist family, and I must say that my parents did a pretty damn good job raising me because I still hold many of their conservative values, despite their general contradictions with what could be considered common gay culture.

By that, I do not mean to imply that I am self-loathing or Republican (I am neither) - I mean that I'm not a slut. Politics depress me, and I try to stay out of it.

Generally speaking, I tend to be positive and energetic. I'm always singing, whether it is at home cooking or cleaning, walking to class, or randomly serenading someone in the hall. I love to be around other people, to go out and have a good time, but there are times when I can be terribly unsocial. I'm actually rather shy, and I struggle to meet new people in normal situations. I played soccer for years, so I do love playing sports and being active, but I'm out of practice due to school, which is sad. I love to dance (ballet, latin, or other), and I tend to do it in inappropriate places.

I'm a kid at heart, but I can be serious when I need to. I'm a caring, loyal, and intelligent individual, and though I am relatively young, I would certainly be willing to settle down with someone.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm currently in my second year of my masters' degree at Northwestern University, and my degree will be in music (oboe) performance. Currently, my main income comes from selling oboe reeds that I make by hand. If you don't know what an oboe or a reed is, please look it up.

At this point, there is a good chance I will be moving to Austin, TX next year, whether I am getting my doctorate there or not. I'm fairly certain I want to take some time off from school, so my plan is flexible. In order for me to stay in Chicago, someone would need to provide me a reason to do so.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Smiling. Not that my smile is dazzling or anything, I just do it a lot.

Being awkward. Please accept that.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That my facial hair is red. And they like to ask me if I know it's red, which I still find amusing.

People have also told me that I'm rather graceful.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Well, this is tough, and it could be a very extensive list, but I'll be general:

Books: Popular ones, such as Harry Potter, Twilight (I'm mildly ashamed), the Host, Life of Pi, etc. Some classic literature, and some not so classic, like Shadow of the Wind. I'm a terribly slow reader, and I don't usually make it my prime leisurely activity.

Movies: I pretty much like all movies that I watch (I stay away from Will Farrell-like comedies, but that doesn't mean I won't enjoy them). I will not enjoy horror movies. Most other ones, though, are lovely. I usually find a reason to cry, whether it's sad or happy....

I'm a musician, so I like a lot of music. Really vulgar rap isn't really for me, but neither is country. I sing a lot of broadway, and I'm in favor of pop. Although I know that I should, I don't often make classical music my first choice for listening.

I haven't had a TV in my room for years, and because I know that I have an addictive personality, I try to avoid watching TV, especially the popular shows. I actually really like anime (I haven't grown up yet) - I watched all 366 episodes of Bleach online last year - I am both impressed with and ashamed of myself. :/

Food. I love it. I go through phases of really healthy eating, but it is complimented by regular intake of terribly unhealthy food. For example, I happen to live way too close to a Taco Bell.....
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My family
Friends
Music
Cocoa Butter
Chocolate (and the like)
Sunshine
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What other people think. It's not the healthiest of habits, but it's true. I do think about boys quite often, and there is usually some sort of song in my head.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I don't think there is a "typical" with me. If there's a party at a friend's place, I'll go. If some friends want to hang out and keep a low profile, I'm game. I may just stay in and practice or make reeds. I'd be perfectly content playing videogames.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My parents made me see a counselor after coming out. Subsequently, I can pretty much talk about anything. Just ask.

Also, I've only been to Boystown once. It was a Tuesday. I've never been so aware of "the male gaze," and I hated it.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you think something significant could come of it. I used to say that I wouldn't initiate, but I'm getting more courageous about messaging someone first (mainly because I don't hear from them....and then I still don't, but whatever). I'm usually put off by people being too forward, so I'm usually willing to message back if you don't make me uncomfortable. You need not look like a model in order for me to find you interesting (though I am certainly not opposed). That being said, please say something interesting - I find "hey" difficult to work with.