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30 Costa Mesa, CA Man


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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 20–32
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Mar 18, 2014
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
A little extra
Mostly anything
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Graduated from university
Rather not say
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Likes dogs and likes cats
My self-summary
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I focus a lot on books and technology, with a fair bit of gaming on the side.

I came out to the West Coast a few years ago, but I moved a lot growing up, so I can't really say I'm "from" anywhere originally. Probably because of that, I love to travel, to see new places and do new things.

I'm not normally a big outdoors person, but I do try to go skiing a few times every winter, and I don't mind a short hike if there's something scenic or interesting at the end.
What I’m doing with my life
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Working, travelling, a lot of reading and a little bit of writing.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Research, software, and board games. I don't cook very often, but I do make a pretty fierce gumbo.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm very precise about word choices and degrees of certainty. I spend a lot of time looking for the right word.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books and movies: I'm extremely fond of SF/F genre, dry comedy, and action movies that are either actually good or terrible enough to be hilarious (Street Fighter is a particularly good one with a few drinks). Not a fan of embarrassment or gross-out humor at all. My favorite shows and movies: Babylon 5, Dr. Strangelove, Super Troopers, Empire of the Sun, and Die Hard (best Christmas movie ever).

I used to watch a fair bit of anime but gradually fell away from it after graduating. There are a few series that I still love: Serial Experiments Lain, Haibane Renmei, and Shoujo Kakumei Utena are the top three. I wouldn't describe myself as an anime fan any more though.

I read a lot of books, so listing the ones I loved would go on for a while. Favorite authors are Steven Erikson, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Jacqueline Carey, and Jim Butcher.

My music tastes vary widely; I'll listen to almost anything, though my favorite genres are probably classic rock, indie pop, and post-rock. Current top artists are Bruce Springsteen (entirely my mother's fault), Arcade Fire, Explosions in the Sky, VNV Nation, and the Fiery Furnaces.

I like spicy cuisines like Thai, Cajun, or Indian, but mostly I like any style of really good food. I also enjoy various beers and styles of liquor, and while I enjoy wine, I'm not as knowledgeable about it as I'd like to be.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Internet access, a good book, old friends, snarky t-shirts, Irish whiskey, and Bruce Springsteen.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Technology and the future. I'm very much a science optimist and a believer in technical solutions and progress.

I self-analyze constantly. I think challenging my own beliefs is an extremely important part of evolving informed opinions, so I'm always looking at why I believe what I believe.

I'm also thinking about stories and plots a lot. There's always an interesting story about any situation. I don't write them down nearly as often as I should, but it's fun to daydream about.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either in for a quiet evening with a book, or gaming with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Nothing. Sorry, the stuff I'm private about is really personal. Just the way things are. Get to know me (or pour a pint of Bushmills in me) and ask again later.
You should message me if
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You like travel, long conversations, and dry humor.