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mr_swayback

45 Los Angeles, CA Man

Man

I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 30–45
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Dec 15
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Strictly vegan
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on university
Job
Student
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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THE SHORT VERSION: I'm a CrossFitting vegan nerd with hidden depths and a soft spot for pterosaurs, looking for a lady friend with similar priorities.

THE 3 THINGS YOU CAN TELL ABOUT ME, JUST BY LOOKING:

I chose the photos I did to convey vital information about myself in the shortest time possible. Cuz we all know, we only check out pics, right? Anyway, if you're a lady with a discerning eye, you probably could tell the following things about me, just by looking at my pics. Only one of them is a deal-breaker.

1) I'm a "nerd." I still read comics and play Dungeons & Dragons. Love sci-fi, fantasy, and horror fiction; while I've read many of the classics (and even liked some of them!), I prefer stories with monsters, wizards, talking animals, flying people, ray guns, robots, aliens, etc.

2) I'm a "fitness nut." That's a label put on me by others, because apparently devoting merely an hour a day to physical fitness makes you an Olympian. Anyway, I'm really into CrossFit. Like, REALLY into it. I won't shut about it, if you ask me about my workout. I also do Tough Mudder and Spartan Races, though I can shut up about those. Forewarned is forearmed.

3) I'm a vegan. For all the reasons you probably think are wacky. If you DON'T think that's wacky, and are willing to accept that there are no surf-n-turf dates in our future -- ever -- then we might have potential together. If wacky veganity is a deal-breaker for you, then we agree about something right from the start. Yay, us!

Of course, this isn't all there is to me, but these three things are the dominant strains of my personality. I'm also a feminist ally, a scientist-in-training, and available for weddings and bar mitzvahs.

So if you can get past all those hurdles, I might text you later. ;p
What I’m doing with my life
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Living every week like it's Shark Week.

I'm a fossil wrangler at the Tar Pits, an on-and-off tutor, and an on-and-off writer. None of which pays the bills (yet), so I should thank dear departed Dad for that inheritance...

I'm back in school getting a degree in geology (with a focus on paleobiology), which basically means I'm really into dinosaurs and stuff. Your kids will dig that.

I've optioned a script before, and thoroughly hated every moment of the experience that followed. But I recently decided that a sample size of one isn't a fair measure of a thing, so I'm throwing my hat in the ring again this year. I just made the quarter finals of a writing contest, so we'll see how that pans out. I'm also writing several short stories and my very own role-playing game, all of which I plan to start marketing in 2015.

I also like petting my cat. She seems to like that, too. :)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Vegan cooking, writing, teaching/communication with others to help them acheive their potential, and staying up past my bedtime to fill out profiles on dating websites.

I've never been defeated at Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't look my age, apparently. Most people assume I'm in my early to mid 30s. #humblebrag

Though my grey hairs are starting to give me away.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music -- I have a new musical obsession -- Postmodern Jukebox. They take current pop or hip-hop hits, and turn them into old-school styles like bluegrass, Motown, and jazz swing. They do amazing things with songs a lot of people hate, and they are single-handedly responsible for me knowing any of the words to Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" at all (which they perform as a very catchy square-dance tune). They are a lot of fun and deserve your support. Check them out here -- http://www.postmodernjukebox.com/

Also, I love spooky country and "roots" music. Luckily, this has burgeoned into its own sub-genre within the last 10 years or so. Call it "Goth-hick" music (though the music media calls it "goth country," "dark Americana," and even "cemetery & western"). Some of my favorite acts include Bat Country, The Coffinshakers, Ghoultown, Graveyard Train, JB Nelson & The Chainsaws, Munly, Ninth House, The Pine Box Boys, Rachel Brooke, Sons Of Perdition, Strawfoot, and Those Poor Bastards.

I also love most punk and hardcore music, a lot of 90s hip-hop, and a smattering of other stuff from various genres.

Movies -- I like mainstream movies. But unlike you, I'm willing to admit it. ;P I don't particularly have a favorite director, or actor/actress, or screenwriter. I don't care if a movie was made by a big studio, or by an underfunded one-legged Trotskyist lesbian dwarf film student. I don't think indie or foreign automatically equals good, and that big budget Hollywood automatically equals bad. That's not to say I don't have preferences: I'm a nerd, so if it has monsters, ghosts, or creepy-crawly things going bump in the night, or steely-eyed gunslingers seeking justice against even badder men than themselves, or spaceships and robots, then I'm game. I'm more impressed by movies that win Saturns than Oscars. And I have a new and pretty intense crush on Bollywood.

Television -- The Americans, Arrow, Doctor Who, Gotham, Sleepy Hollow, The Strain, Agents Of SHIELD, Walking Dead, American Horror Story, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Law & Order (all versions), looking forward to Constantine, The Flash, and iZombie.

Books -- I read a lot of non-fiction about science and nature, and a lot of sci-fi and horror fiction. And I'm usually in the middle of more than one book at a time. I've just entered an "animal fantasy" period (that is, novels featuring animals as the protagonists); recently finished Tad Williams' "Tailchaser's Song," and am about to finish Walter Wangerin Jr's "The Book Of The Dun Cow." From there, I'll move on to "Watership Down," William Horwood's "Dunction Wood," and some novels by Clare Bell, David Clement-Davies, Patricia Hearst, and Brian Jacques.

Also, I am getting back into comic trade paperback collections, thanks to the DC New 52. Curse them for getting me excited about comics again!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Orange juice from my Jack LaLanne Power Juicer.

2) The scent of used books.

3) The sound of distant trains.

4) The songs of hidden night birds.

5) The knowledge that those birds are cousins of the velociraptor.

6) My awesome goth-cowboy hat.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
obscure, arcane science-y things, like Triassic pterosaur evolution, the sauropod hiatus, and the air-speed velocity of unladen swallows.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working out or hanging out with my special friends. Or both.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I almost never take the freeway anywhere within the L.A. metro area. I'm in no hurry and I have nothing to prove.
You should message me if
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See the top of this profile. :D