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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 18–38
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex

My details

Last online
Apr 19
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body type
Strictly anything
Atheism, and laughing about it
Taurus, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Seeing Someone
Mostly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
Likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Poorly), German (Poorly)
My self-summary
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As of 12/5/2014 My beard is gone and I'm in prep mode for BCT starting 1/6/2015 to join the 469th EN CO MAC out of Dodgeville, WI so from about January to June I will be unable to acknowledge messages in any way.

Since it seems to be the most common deal-breaker I'll address that I am legally married to a wonderful woman. She is well aware that I'm on OK Cupid and thinks it's very funny. It's as awkward as you want to make it, which would preferably be not at all.

I am a traveler. I have been to approximately 40 countries and almost all of the states. I just got 82 more pages sewn into my passport and intend to try to use them all before it expires.

I also have a fairly mundane daily life to support that habit. I have a 40-hour a week job that pays the mortgage on a quirky old house on the near-east side. I garden and perform amateur electrical work. I sleep about five hours a night and haven't called in sick in over a decade because if I'm going to feel awful I'd rather get paid for it. I'm a Madison native but I've lived in Seattle, Denver, and Reimst. I'm spitefully knowledgeable about international law and my political beliefs don't conform to any party I've ever seen.

Honestly though, none of that is too important.
What I’m doing with my life
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2014 NaNoWriMo is over and "The Curious Case of Dr. Mabuto" needs some serious editing and spiritual guidance. It's going to have to wait though, apparently I joined the military.

I burned through all the grand life plans I made in 7th grade and a dozen more I wish I'd thought of then. Now it's just about living well.

I'm eternally restless. I have to be learning something, planning something, wanting something. The juxtaposition is spending the entire weekend just watching Law and Order and playing Minecraft.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I like to think I'm pretty decent at a lot of things, including being humble enough not to say that I'm really good at them. My most honed skills would be in the arena of remembering a ton of otherwise useless and irrelevant data and recalling it at opportune times. In addition I'm fairly good at analyzing systems and looking for ways to improve efficiency, this is applied 10% to my job and 90% to trivial games and avoiding traffic.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've been told be multiple people that they only ever see me smiling, I've also been told that my eyes are either deep, or unsettlingly disinterested. I also have a beard more often than not that people find prominent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My taste in music, movies, and food is shameless. There are few things that have come to annoy me more than listening to people drone on about why their subjective tastes are better than the subjective tastes of others. People like the things they like, and whether their reasoning is defensible or not I'm beyond bored by people who who feel the need to inject their superiority into the situation.

Short list of personal favorites: Frankenstein, Lolita, Oscar Wilde, Dawn of the Dead, Transformers (1985), Workaholics, Arrested Development, Seinfeld, Mindless Self Indulgence, Girl Talk, Autre Ne Veut.

There is no short list for food. I hate dill and cilantro but I love all things not dill and cilantro.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I could survive with a notebook and pen on a desert island, but a stable internet connection and some pants would certainly help.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
News, politics, history, missed opportunities, and whether I've been wrong all along about just about anything. (The short answer to which is no, the long answer is that I have to be much more careful with my wording whether anyone else will ever know or care.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Drinking myself into oblivion while playing emulated Nintendo games, having some people over for a few board games, or just tossing my feet up and enjoying a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm willing to speak frankly about just about anything I can remember being asked about.

I do have an Avril Lavigne concert shirt that I still wear regularly, although it gets harder with every album. I'm too sure of rejection or annoyance to message most people, and at the end of the day it'd really be nice just to have a few drinks, flirt a bit, and make out in the shadows but I'd rather not be explicitly why we're in contact.
You should message me if
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You're at least tolerantly aware that I'm in an incredibly satisfying marriage with a delightful German because it makes it really hard to kick her out of the country. It's a lovely story.

That said, you'd still like to grab a drink some time after we've determined a degree of interest. No pretense about what's going to come of it.

If you bought my book I'll sign it and put the royalties towards a drink for you.