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... 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 cuddle).
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 am
currently living in my hometown of Princeton, reconnecting with
friends and family. As for work: Robotics startup, a
go-big-or-go-home kind of thing. In a year I'll either be enjoying
champagne sandwiches or living on rats I killed with a stick (the
trick, I've found, is to aim slightly in front of the rat; he'll
run into your swing).
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 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.
*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: True Detective, 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 okay, too.
Recently discovered the British series Peep Show- check it out,
it's awesome. 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 away.
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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