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
By that, I do not mean to imply that I am self-loathing or
Republican (I am neither) - I mean that I won't just jump into bed
with someone. Politics depress me, and I try to stay out of
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
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
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I recently complete my masters' degree at Northwestern University
in music (oboe) performance. I moved to Austin early in 2015 to
study with the oboe teacher at UT. 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.
I'm in a period of transition, so I am seeing where life takes me.
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
Being awkward. Please accept that.
The first things people usually notice about me
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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
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.
Chocolate (and the like)
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
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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.
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