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28 Oak Park, IL Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 25–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

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Last Online
Today – 6:26pm
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Virgo, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Sales / Marketing
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Likes cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay)

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My self-summary
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In 30 seconds or less? I'm an optimistic person who believes you should never stop learning, whether it's about yourself or about the world. A college degree still leaves a lot to be desired.

Relating to that, intelligence is the most attractive quality in a person. You decide what number two is.

I love trying a new thing, even if I later decide it wasn't for me. Some people just drift through life with little more than drunken nights and Will Ferrell movies - not me. Why not do something exciting and different?
What I’m doing with my life
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A lot, actually. I changed careers to web development not long ago, and as continuing education is ever-important in this field, that passion takes up a decent amount of my week. I'm also rededicating myself to health and fitness, having just joined a gym across the street from work and throwing the garbage out of my diet. Outside of those things, I make time for reading and thinking about long term goals / creative endeavors.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing, figuring out what celebrities people look like, problem solving, remembering specific dates (could've made a great history major, if history interested me).
The first things people usually notice about me
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I look like someone they know. They may not say it right away, I usually look like someone's cousin, friend or (somewhat awkwardly) ex-boyfriend. Where are all these other mes? So far, I haven't found one.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music (current): Xiu Xiu, Ani DiFranco, Crass, Swans, St. Vincent, Joseph Arthur, Against Me!, Sleater Kinney, Pharmakon, Nation of Ulysses.
Music (all time): R.E.M., Foo Fighters, PJ Harvey, At The Drive-In, Neko Case, The Minus 5, Pixies, Wilco, Husker Du, Radiohead, The Raveonettes, Jesus and Mary Chain, Deerhunter, and the type of power-pop that I can only call "uncle rock" (Cheap Trick, Shoes, The Smithereens, Material Issue, Fountains of Wayne).

Books: Our Band Could Be Your Life, 1984, American Psycho, Tipping the Velvet, most of Chuck Palahniuk's stuff. Currently reading a Leonard Cohen biography, and my reading list is about 12 books deep after that. Life's too short not to always have a book going.

Films: Help!, Good Will Hunting, Tourfilm, No Country For Old Men, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway (really, anything David Lynch has done). Happiness is also a favorite, so if you've seen others by Todd Solondz, go ahead and send me a recommendation in all caps to convince me it's a must-see.

TV: Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, Weeds, Mad Men, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Nothing terribly current, as I'm too apathetic and/or busy to get into new shows (except for Girls). Seinfeld will remain the all-time favorite.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
besides money, oxygen, water and love?

Twitter (for news...seriously)
well-written software documentation
toothpaste (or if I'm not home, Listerine breath strips)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why moderate, rational voices are getting shunned on both sides in favor of extremist, emotional howling when it comes to certain current events. Critical thinking is now harshly dismissed as tone policing (which such dismissal is ironically an instance of) and the critic is treated as oppressor and condescending derailer (or worse), as if the only one way to participate in the conversation is by saying the right things the right ways. This isn't discourse, it's a support group (more than understandable for those subjected to chronic mistreatment I myself have not experienced, but it's not productive). I'm not threatened but I'm afraid the causes are.

Lighter things too, like guacamole! Mmm.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
probably catching a punk/garage rock show with friends, either at a bar or a DIY venue.
You should message me if
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- There's something you're extremely passionate about, even if i don't share that same passion. Tell me all about it and why you consider it as essential as breathing.

- You have tattoos. Combine that with glasses and a love for music/film/books, and you've got a pretty good thing going.

- You want to do things that don't involve alcohol. Believe me, I'm not a prude or a priest, and you can't argue with a well-crafted beer, but there's so much more to do in the Chicago area beyond bar hopping.

- Apathy toward professional sports isn't a turn-off for you. I like playing sports just fine, but watching them isn't my thing. Some guys can find other ways to be manly.

Also, I haven't updated my answers to OkCupid's questions since I started this profile in 2011, and I don't feel like taking the time to make sure they all still reflect my views. That said, if you are a smoker, live more than 40 minutes away from Oak Park, or are dead set on having kids, move along. Nothing to see here.

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