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  • Ages 32–55
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5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Not at all
Graduated from law school
Has a kid, but doesn’t want more
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Here’s a brief, atomistic summary of me, followed by a briefer summary of you and me:

I enjoy a general sense of well-being.
I have been sober for more than five years and it was the best decision I ever made.
I love my only child dearly. He will be a better person than I.
I maintain a clear distinction between figurative speech and literal speech and am a master of both.
I am more tolerant than patient, but would like to be more patient than tolerant.
I am a veteran of the United States Army, yet my home is FHA financed.
I don’t know where I am politically. I am all for maximum individual freedom, but group freedom should be regulated. I’m all for free markets, but markets should not be manipulated. Play should be fair. Safety and public health are my major concerns. If you are able, you should work. If you are unable, I’m uncertain whether government taxation should provide you with an income. I believe there’s an institutional bias against members of the non-dominant class, but I have not examined the data. A government should not unfairly discriminate, but I’m not certain whether private individuals should be likewise restricted. I’m not certain that anything will remove or compensate for that institutional bias. I do not like war, except to prevent an invasion. I do not like the United States’s involvement in military actions overseas, but realize this is a complicated subject having to do with maintaining our empire. I’m not sure we should maintain our empire. Switzerland seems to be doing fine. So where am I, politically?
I organize my personal life in gross, but not in fine.
I am considerate to a fault.
I prefer order and rule following. To some this will seem rigid, to others, responsible.
I am sometimes the subject of the saying “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”
I am more often unintentionally funny than intentionally funny.
I am very smart, but sometimes not too bright.
I drink more water than most people.
I am Christian through and through. I like religious jokes, but take offense at lawyer jokes.
I know that I shall succeed.
There are some people I dislike at first, but like them later on. There are some people I don't stop disliking. There's this one guy, but you probably don't know him.
I used to think that I was unlovable.
I often miss the forest for the trees, but I have seen some very nice trees.
My stock in trade is my writing. I was a technical writer for eight years until I went to law school. Now, as a lawyer, I continue to write. I often don't see my typos until the third or fourth reading.
I exercise vigorously 5 to 6 days per week. I have a very good looking body for a man of any age. I run a sub-7 mile in the 5K. I have exceptional core strength.
I weigh 145 pounds. My blood pressure is 117/67. My resting heart rate is 47–53. My legs are proportionately longer than my torso. I have zero tattoos. My ass is my most nearly perfect physical feature.
I eat several 250-300 calorie meals per day and do not like to feel full. Yet I sometimes overeat.
I do not like the physical effects of aging, but I like almost everything else. I am aging normally with respect to the things about me that I cannot control. I am aging abnormally with respect to the things about me that I can control.
I kick myself when I make a mistake.
I imagine what people must be thinking about me, and I am almost always wrong.
There are good days and there are bad days.
I am always a little bit cold and a little bit hungry.
I love babies.
I drive assertively, but rarely speed. I like driving, but I do not like the drive from Portland to Seattle. I like road trips through the American West.
I have a definite spiritual practice.
I pay attention.
I own a 2013 Mini Cooper S with a sport package and one 960-square-foot house and that is enough. I do not have much stuff.
I do not eat enough pizza.
I am on good terms with the mother of our child. I am current on child support.
I am on good terms with my brothers and sisters. I am on good terms with my dead parents.
I have many friends and a few close ones.
I have not been hospitalized since 1969.
I do not have enough money in my IRA.
I do not have enough art on my walls.
I have health insurance. I am self-employed. I pay taxes.
Outwardly, I look conservative. Inwardly, I have quirks and am a bit unusual.
I sometimes wear my heart on my sleeve.
I am sensitive and I cry easily.
I am both loyal and vindictive.
I am easily moved.
I should see a dermatologist.
I prefer texting over telephoning. I prefer speaking in person to texting.
98% of the time I am a reasonable man.
My Facebook postings are usually limited to books I'm reading and funny things my kid did.
Space does not permit me to discuss my Scorpioness. There are many fine web sites about this and they are accurate.
I strive to get to the top of the Bell curve, but it's steep there.
I am an INTJ.
Life is difficult, yes, but I feel that mine has been trouble-free.

That about does it.
Now for you:

You persevere.
You will find my confidence sexy. Wait--I'm not so sure about that.
You will find me honest, respectful, and often able to see things from your side.
I will not intentionally hurt you, but I will carelessly hurt you.
I will seem familiar to you. I am not unlike any other person you've ever met.
If there is anything I can do for you, just ask.
I can fix some shit, but don't rely on me to fix it all.
I will go camping with you, I will not complain, but I will be glad to get home. I am an avid indoorsman, but I like being with you wherever you are.
I am sometimes slow on the uptake, cannot connect the dots, and have trouble putting two and two together. I will admit this to you on a case-by-case basis and I will not be embarrassed.
You are not under employed. You have a car or, if you do not have a car, you live within 3–4 miles of me.
You do not complain about your lot in life.
You are not insecure. You have had an honest psychological breakthrough in realizing that other people’s opinions of you do not matter to you.
You are capable of letting yourself go emotionally with me. You will feel safe and comfortable with me when you're emotional. Not only that, but you thrive on connecting with another emotionally. You know what that means.
You will find me charming and endearing. You will also find me grumpy and defensive.
You would like to see me at least twice a week due to schedules these days.
You are good to your body.
You do not mind me complimenting you freely. You do not mind me looking you up and down. You do not mind me touching you frequently. You do not mind my public displays of affection for you.
After we've been dating for a few months, you will run across some of these more, uh, difficult traits of mine. I will ask that you forgive me. I will be forgiving you of all of yours.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Trying to summarize it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Not panicking.
Being direct.
Spelling, vocabulary, and grammar. That is, writing.
Listening with understanding and empathy.
Sex, when it’s with a woman who has entwined her spirit with mine.
Chivalry, politeness, and formality.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Wow, what a mustache.
He should shave it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I don’t know that there’s ever been, for me, anything more than a passing connection with a woman over these things. “Oh wow, you’ve read “Infinite Jest” twice?!? I LOVED that book. Remember that one scene where . . .” And five minutes later we’re done. Same with movies, shows, and music. TV series—that’s a little different because you can watch them together, follow them, and get some shared delight. Again, that’s just me. I’m not that into live music that I think that the Sting concert I saw at the Gorge 15 years will ever be repeated. We’ll find things to do together that will make memories. Food—I defer to you. There are so many places to go in Portland that we’ll never get tired of it. All I can really say by way of summary is that I like the unusual. I eat a favorite dish 2-3 times and then I'm over it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My son.
Something to think about.
An iPhone, it seems.
A Mini Cooper.
Water. I really love drinking water.
I'll think of another.

The six things I could always do without
Self-employment taxes
Sun-damaged skin
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to think better and behave better. I know I spend at least five hours a week doing that.
My posture.
What I'm eating.
How to solve a problem that’s come up.
How I can be just a little bit more honest next time.
My law practice.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Weeks 1 and 3: Decompressing by reading or watching TV and certainly not working.
Weeks 2 and 4: Connecting with my 8-year-old son, putting him to bed, then decompressing by reading or watching TV and etc.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I appeared on "Love Connection" in 1988.
You should message me if
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