Yesterday, through happenstance, it came to my attention that this still exists. I'm just going to go ahead and leave it here as a kind of testimonial for whomever happens to stumble upon this in interest or for whatever reason.
Basically, nothing on here apart from my physical dimensions is accurate anymore. Okay, so that's a minor exaggeration. But yeah. My life is completely different. It's dangerous: always on the edge sans a safety net. Literally dangerous to my physical safety most every day. It's financially inadvisable: I do not and I will never have a great deal of money, I am wholly uninsured, and will probably make my end under a newspaper blanket. Or be taken by the sea. However, while crazy and unpredictable, overall it's a much better life than I've ever had before, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
But this update is really for this: I'd like to take the time to say that through what I had written below, I found someone on this site who is undoubtedly, indubitably, inexorably and undeniably basically the perfect woman (to me). Frankly, it's unfathomable. I don't have the words to express my feelings for her, so I won't even try. Yet, through solely my own disfunction, idiosyncrasies, and malformed mind (and I really mean solely - this bitch was that good, ladies and gentlemen), it didn't work out. I really ended up being... an unfortunate incident for that lovely lady. But that isn't particularly relevant here. And besides, she wouldn't like the fact that I've taken up smoking again and roll with Fleur du Pays these days. Good smoke, but no Golden Virginia. Smokers, take note. Golden Virginia: The Shit. Professionally.
What is relevant is that good -check- great -check- shitkickingly awesome people exist and some are even participants of this very site. So for all of you lonesome, large-hearted, well-intentioned individuals... fear not the stigma of using an online dating site or dwell in the hopelessness of never finding a person that fits you. You're a good person, you know it - and there do exist your type of people that can and will appreciate you, genuinely genuinely understand you, and love you for simply who you are, as you are, right now. And they're here on this very site. I can personally testify to that. I am not bullshitting you, and I am not just offering feel good words lacking merit. And I'm a trustworthy individual. Errr... I do know someone who would disagree. But usually! And anyway, who doesn't believe a random self-summary on a dating site? But seriously. Don't lose the hope. Of course, there are also soul-crushing douchebags. Reference: yours truly.
Okay, I'm going to be done now, because thinking about that whole situation is really bumming me out. Shit, man. Shit. For my own part, I can't use this place anymore. Not only would it be an insult to the woman that I met here, and not only am I not actively searching for another person, but she's a seemingly impossible act to follow anyways. Tangentially, how is it that a person can be filled with the overwhelming need to reject something that is nothing but good for them? I don't understand. I just plain don't understand. Anyway, I also just don't have the time nor the inclination, not to mention the network connectivity. But it's a great place filled with a lot of great people. Good luck, and like I said, don't ever, ever, ever lose the hope.
So... so long, and thanks for all the fish.
How many self summaries have I written? A few, over the years. Not too many, I suppose. And, after all, it's fun to think on yourself every once in a while and send little snippets of your personality onto the wide wonderful web to share with... whoever.
Everyone tries to distinguish themselves. They try to stand out. It's like writing a book. You've got a precious few sentences to hook your audience. How can I be intriguing, and yet not off the wall? Strange enough to interest those cool, strange persons out there, but not strange enough to set off alarm bells.
Well, my dear reader, unfortunately I can't do a particularly good job of summarizing myself in a cute, funny, succinct and meaningful way without making myself feel somewhat disingenuous. Because frankly, I don't care to tell you that I'm singularly unique; that I'm smart, funny, capable, or any other attractive quality. That's all in the eye of the beholder, and I'd rather a person made up their own damned mind.
Also, I like to sail. And this cool movie I just saw called The Sasquatch Gang. Aaaaand... the top of a mountain at sunrise. And a good cigar. And what-ifs. Awwww yeah. Gimme some of that sweet sweet hypothetical lovin'. And like... a lot of other stuff. 'Cause you know, people like stuff.