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31 Ardmore, PA Man


I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 21–37
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 10:24am
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body type
Mostly anything
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Graduated from university
Art / Music / Writing
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
INFJ, which doesn't really mean anything -- but it's fun to pronounce phonetically.

Let's start with what matters to you: I'm kind. I'm loyal. I'm great at communication. I'm affectionate. I'm engaged and (hopefully) engaging, interested and (hopefully) interesting. And I'm fully aware of how much more rewarding life can be with the right partner.

Sorry -- I meant "panther." A guy's gotta have the right panther.

And then the broad strokes:
I'm easily delighted. I love making people laugh, and I'm instantly fascinated with anyone who can make me laugh. Conversation is maybe the most important thing to me. If you're someone who can talk intelligently and enthusiastically about anything or everything, you've got my attention. I love smart, interesting people -- clever and witty are even better.

I'm really curious about the world around me and love learning new things (useful, practical, or Trivial Pursuit-random). Lately this has been manifesting as me reaching for the rewind button while listening to NPR (there isn't one, or a fast forward).

I have curator tendencies: growing up tackling and getting bored with every artistic outlet has left me with a passion for admiring and sharing books, music, art, and whatever else with everyone. (You'll have to be okay with me saying "You've gotta see this! It's amazing!" because I'll do it all the time.)

I'm drawn to old things - the more character, the better. My place is full of bizarre antiques and I may be turning into some kind of collector or grandma. I think I want to be a Bond villain, or the bad guy from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"... but more poorly dressed and less evil (in that order).

insta - ian_messinger
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
By day I'm a copywriter and marketing strategist, and by night I fight crime. Small crimes. Breaking up shoplifting and cockfighting rings, mostly.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Balderdash. For real. I'm way too strategic about it (taking into consideration what your professions and interests are when sizing up which lie belongs to whom), until it turns into...

- Bad Balderdash, where all my definitions are puns. What is farobank? Where an Egyptian king deposits all his mummy.

- I'm pretty darn attentive, and have an awesome memory. I'm like an elephant that really cares about what's going on with you.

- I pick out amazing gifts, thanks to the above.

- Photo captions.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The clever. The witty. The wordplay. The banter. Probably followed shortly by:

1. I look significantly less like a Muppet in real life.

2. My hair is brown, my beard (which I haven't had for years) is red, and my eyebrows are blonde. All natural, potentially terrifying, and probably contradictory to item #1.

3. I do a fantastic imitation of Kermit the Frog's singing voice. My current preference is for Hall & Oates, AC/DC or Johnny Cash. This definitely conflicts with item #1, and I can always do my awful Louis Armstrong impression if you prefer (trust me, you don't prefer that).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Let's just list recent favorites. And maybe longer-lasting favorites.

Books: All John Hodgman. All Tim Robbins. All Erik Larson. All Glen David Gold (there's only two, but still... wow). Sarah Vowell. E.L. Doctorow. Mark Dunn. I bounce from Fiction to History to neuroscience. And nerdy books about language, like "Alphabet Soup" and "English As She Is Spoke."

Movies: I just watched "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" two nights in a row. With commercials. It was awesome.

Music: Folk, blues, bluegrass, anything that walks that weird line of balkan / klezmer / southwestern, jazz up to the 1950s. Music used to be a huge, huge part of my life and how I defined myself, but not so much anymore. I like anything that with character and quirk that grabs me.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Good conversation / real connections
2. A creative outlet
3. Something to read
4. Something to admire and get really excited about
5. Time to myself (I really enjoy quiet mornings with tea and apple fritters and a good book)
6. Just this ashtray! And the paddle game! And the remote control! And these matches! And this lamp! And the chair! And this magazine!

And that's all I need. I don't need one other thing.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- How I became a "Type Z" personality (this article describes me in eerie detail --

- Is Will Smith even TRYING to help parents understand?

- Whether or not online dating is just a cosmic joke meant to make us as neurotic and wildly unsure of ourselves as this:
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Honestly? Asleep on the couch by 10, awake again around midnight, and getting much too excited about Monk or Frasier re-runs.

Ideally? Spending time with friends, doing something cultural (a play, a trip to a museum, heckling polo players), or settling in with a good book. I'm usually burnt out from the week, but I always perk up for good company.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm really suspicious of people who don't list any favorite books... and I'm totally confused by people who don't add captions to their photos.

Or, the whole truth: my girlfriend of 2 years died in a car accident just after Thanksgiving 2011, and I've (mostly) been single since, living the life of a widowed grandpa (cardigans and all). So "new friends" or "new friends and seeing where it goes" are both fine with me.

That being said, I'm a really upbeat guy, and I'm hoping something turns into a relationship. Humming the theme from "Lady and the Tramp" as I walk the dog isn't cutting it.

...actually, it kinda is cutting it, which isn't a good sign either.
You should message me if
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You're kind. You're funny. You're creative. If you're interested in the world around you and take a lot of joy in simple things, that sounds great too.

Oh, and I'm a sucker for curly hair and/or short hair and/or glasses. Preferably attached to a human female body, but whatever.