Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Short version: Good man looking for a good woman.
Director's Cut: I'm a writer, adventurer, world traveler, Princeton
alum, and former soldier, as well as a fire-breathing Democrat. I'm
a hippie at heart, though I don't look it; a sheltered suburban kid
who has thrown himself headfirst into the wilder parts of the
world, and been places and done things that most people only see in
the movies (and I'm so humble about it!)... I get drunk with
mercenaries in Goma by the shores of Lake Kivu and watch them fire
their AK-47s at the stars above, I write a mediocre but catchy poem
during an exhausted break from chasing insurgents through the
alleys of Baqubah, I crash a wedding at the Rwandese Senate
building by posing as the groom's (somewhat paler) cousin... though
right now I'm working a super-boring gig as a contractor for the
feral gubmint. (NB: Having received a number of messages to the
effect of "you seem interesting but you're a weirdo who doesn't do
normal stuff", I should add that 50% of my free time is squandered
playing video games and the other 50% is spent bullshitting with my
buddies, and that one of my favorite things to do with a lady
friend is just order in some good food, watch a movie, and
If you have made it this far in the wall of text, bravo.
I'm superficially physically fit in that the junk food and assorted
evils of my irresponsible lifestyle have not yet begun to take
their toll- perhaps they never will. I bear the mixed blessing of
the deceptive youthfulness that a preponderance of freckles
provides. I really want to learn how to be a good dancer, and have
begun to try.
Like everyone else, I like to think I can't really be summed up by
a few paragraphs' worth of adjectives, so contact me if you're
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have been all over the place and done all sorts of stuff*, and I
recently moved to Colorado Springs, home of NORAD and people who
never recycle. As for work: private security contractor.
I'm also a volunteer firefighter. My life is basically like Chicago
Fire but instead of saving children and hot chicks from highrise
infernos, I deal with college kids hotboxing their dorms and false
alarms at the old folks home.
*wonderful and/or stupid things; for instance: beat a late-model
BMW on a two-lane blacktop with my old '71 Cutlass (got a ticket),
arm-wrestled a diamond smuggler (he won), restored an abandoned
baby mouse to health (it never repaid me), placed the jawbone of a
recently-deceased suicide bomber in a ziploc bag (he missed me :P),
escaped a Third World country after my visa had expired by
pretending to be an embassy security contractor (necessity is the
mother of invention), had one of my love poems used as toilet paper
(ultimately I hope it gave her a rash), ran full-tilt into a brick
wall on a dare (I was sort of young).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
So, do you like stuff?
The first things people usually notice about me
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6 foot tall white boy with blue-green eyes*, red hair, and
freckles**. Not ugly or fat***.
The second thing is that I have a slight and unusual accent that
comes from being half-Canadian and spending a formative part of my
childhood in the British Isles. Mind you, I lapse into fluent Army
Redneck when I'm pissed off.
*Dammit, looks like I need to update with a photo that properly
shows off those baby-blues. Chicks dig that sort of thing.
**Come to think of it, a couple of these pics make it look like I
have some sort of appalling condition. I need a higher-res camera
to differentiate the freckles in all their glory.
***These could change. Caveat emptor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I like a very wide variety of books and films, and I definitely
have a soft spot for sci-fi and horror. I'm not into action movies
or shoot-em-up stuff, for various preachy liberal reasons and
because I get cantankerous over the dearth of realism ("dammit, Vin
Diesel, that is NOT how you pie a corner with a pistol, and your
long-gun transition is sloppy", says I, doubtless to the great
edification of whoever is fortunate enough to be watching the movie
in the presence of such an informed and vociferous commentator as
myself). In terms of TV, I'm an unabashed snob and don't watch
much, barring a bunch of HBO and asssorted pretentious stuff when I
have time: True Detective (though so far Season 2 is Scooby-Doo
levels of terrible), Game of Thrones, Eastbound & Down, plus
Hatufim (an Israeli drama, available as "Prisoners of War" on
Hulu), The Wire, Breaking Bad, and a couple of other series once in
a while. Hell, Firefly was good, too. Recently discovered the old
British series Peep Show- check it out, it's awesome. Oh, damn, as
long as I'm editing this right now: I love The League!
Music: basically anything other than dubstep or recent R&B. I'm
especially into punk, old school hip hop, and country (a taste I
acquired in the Army). I'm a fairly cheerful person but I listen to
some gloomy-ass tunes; my favorite songs are Dire Straits' "Romeo
and Juliet", Tegan and Sara's "Nineteen", and Tom Waits' "Hell
Broke Luce". As for food, I enjoy it all, particularly Italian and
Mexican. I'm a decent cook, too, as long as I don't get too carried
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Good conversation, intimacy, good food, nature, friends, and
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
life and my purpose therein. Also, what I'm doing here with my
office job and my dating website profile when I should be somewhere
far away doing something wonderful.
And why seemingly everyone on this site is quirky, sarcastic, and
has a picture of themselves skydiving/doing a mud run/standing on
top of a mountain. Well, I don't actually spend a lot of time
thinking about that, but it does come up every time I visit okc.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
open to pretty much anything. I like to go out, but I also enjoy
staying in and watching a movie. My weekend experiences are pretty
eclectic- I was once told that "(I) can do stupid and (I) can do
smart", which I try to tell myself is a compliment- and depend on
my mood and who I'm with. I also enjoy theatre, museums, and the
arts in general.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Cried in public at the end of Titanic. Not my proudest moment.
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