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  • Ages 18–35
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My details

Last online
Sep 29
5' 11" (1.80m)
Body Type
Buddhism but it’s not important
Working on Post grad
Doesn’t have kids
English (Fluently), French (Somewhat), Chinese (Somewhat), Russian (Somewhat), Irish (Somewhat)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Unlike evidently everyone else on this website, I'm incredibly simple and can be easily summarized in a tiny box. Challenge--wait for it--accepted.

I'm a strange combination of Oscar Progresso, Alan Shore, Malcolm Reynolds, Davan MacIntire, and Joseph Stilwell. See? Simple. Don't get it? That's ok. Neither do I.

Wait, that's too vague for you? Damn you're needy. Ok, let's try this again.

I am many things. A study in contradictions, really. While on the one hand a gun-loving, red-meat-eating, cigar-smoking, whiskey-drinking country boy who drives a beat up old pickup, listens to a mix of outlaw country and hard rock, and lifts weights religiously, on the other partial to tailored suits, fine wine and cocktails paired with imported cheeses, can intelligently discuss classical music, trained in ballroom dance, holds a B.S. in International History, and working on an M.S. in Economics. Believes in chivalry. Reads voraciously. 50,000 words into writing a novel. Plays french horn (very well), tinwhistle (pretty well), and guitar (not so well), and fiddle (terribly). Born in Louisiana and grew up in small army towns across Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee (with brief stints in Canada and Germany). Spent every summer in Philadelphia. Travels, has been in 49 states and 15 countries (so far).


3 adjectives: esoteric, anachronistic, incorrigible.

ENTP, if you must know. Though I usually score about 50% on the E/I scale.

See, I told you so. Simple. Grok?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.

I'm a lieutenant in the army. As of April 2014, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Moved here from the Pacific Northwest (yes, I am a beer snob), my previous station. I owe the army another year or so, and currently have no intention of staying in beyond that. (I have a problem with authority.) Then who knows? Currently working on a Master's of Science program in Economics, so maybe I'll work on a Ph.D. after getting out of the Army. Maybe teach high school for a bit. I'm currently working on a couple novels. Wandering the Earth aimlessly strikes me as a damn fine way to spend my life. Certainly wouldn't mind company while doing so.

( can't take the sky from me.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing. Martial Arts, historical debates, philosophical debates, conversation, shooting guns, eating cookies, dancing, lifting heavy things and putting them back down. Not so good at running distances quickly or swimming. And I really like singing, despite not being particularly good.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
that I'm on fire. Well, that's when I'm on fire. Which happens more often than one might think.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I used to have a series of long lists here, but I got bored with that, so now you just get the absolute top handful in each category.

Books: Memoir from Antproof Case (Mark Helprin). The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (Robert A. Heinlein). The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss). Dear Life (Alice Munro). Reaper Man (Terry Pratchett). The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula K. Le Guin). The Hobbit (JRR Tolkein). Anything by Feynman. Anything by Gaiman.

Movies: Secondhand Lions. Children of Men. Stardust. A Knight's Tale. Way of the Gun. The Big Lebowski.

TV Shows: Firefly. House of Cards. Doctor Who. Californication. Sons of Anarchy. Archer. It's Always Sunny.

Music: Tom Waits. Lana Del Rey. Warren Zevon. Chris Knight. Dropkick Murphys. Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip. The Pretty Reckless.

Food: Thai. Indian. My mom's chicken lasagna. Pizza. Steak.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Sarcasm, laughter, intellectual stimulation, music, books, and Red Bull.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
pandas (and how my former roommate kinda looks like one). Unusual hair colors. Medieval Ireland. International diplomacy. Philosophy. How nifty my phone is. Mathematics. What my next tattoo will be. Hats. Fantasy and science fiction. How much I read on a nightly basis. How much hipsters annoy me. Grammar conventions, and amusing ways to defy them. xkcd. The pale blue dot. How amusing it is that Thomas Crapper invented a device called a ballcock. And everything else, too.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Drinking whiskey and throwing knives in my back yard with a couple friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I was the nerdiest kid at band camp. Seriously. I was the asocial French horn/mellophone player with the round glasses who sat off by himself reading science fiction and fantasy, and when I DID talk to others it always sounded like I was lecturing them.

I was essentially raised in various theaters for the first decade or so of my life, so most of my early childhood memories revolve around stages.

My nickname in middle school was Harry Potter for my then-eery resemblance to Daniel Radcliffe.

I was a practicing Wiccan for several years, until I realized that I had no desire to be associated with the vast majority of those who call themselves Wiccans. Now I'm somewhere between a Ch'an Buddhist and a non-denominational Pagan/Occultist with Odinist leanings. And yet my dad's a lapsed Irish Catholic and my mom's an Agnostic Jew who sang soprano in the Catholic Choir. And I enjoy going to Mass on the extremely rare occasions I do so. Go figure.

In high school I was simultaneously in a performing ballroom dance troupe AND a breakdance crew. Yeah. I'm just that cool.

I have a completely irrational yet powerful hatred of koalas and all that they stand for. Smug bastards.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.

Any (preferably multiple) of the following applies:

You are also a wayfaring anachronism with a dark sense of humor and you feel like going on an adventure.

You've read and understood both Dostoevsky and Kerouac, but don't think that makes you better than other people.

You've read and appreciated both Feynman and Gaiman.

You're also a Liverpool fan.

You're fascinated by the art of writing and want to talk about Munro's composition and minimalism and use of imagery, or Helprin's comic diatribes and over the top romanticism, or Heinlein's disparate political messages between Starship Troopers and Stranger In a Strange Land, or Martin's ability to weave together complex plotlines, or whatnot.

You're not a hipster. (Corollary: You're neither stupid nor boring.)

You don't use "lol" anywhere in your profile. Even ironically.

You acknowledge the genius of both Vincent Van Gogh and Auguste Rodin, and think Andy Warhol is a hack.

You know how to ballroom dance and want to help me de-rustify my skills.

You drink Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y, Russian vodka, and/or good beer.

You read xkcd and/or SMBC.

You were previously aware (prior to reading this, I mean) that George R R Martin's books are known as "A Song of Ice and Fire," and not the "Game of Thrones series," and it annoys the hell out of you when others call it that.

You've heard of Wharton Esherick.

You know how to play the fiddle and want to jam with me and my tinwhistle. Or teach me to fiddle.

You split your infinitives and end sentences with prepositions simply because you can.

You recognize that smartassery is truly an art.

Or if you make really good cookies. Like, mind-blowingly good. And want to give me some. That'd be cool too.

If you're beautiful, intelligent, witty, charming, sexy, challenging, stubborn, maddening, wild, free, open to new ideas and points of view, scientific, poetic, artistic, rational, irrational, and generally lovely. Basically if you may well be the woman of my dreams, definitely please contact me and let's find out.

And I guess if you've made it this far through my dissertation of a profile and are still interested.