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24 M Killeen, TX

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5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Buddhism, but not too serious about it
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Chinese (Poorly), Russian (Poorly), Irish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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, Mad Jack Churchill, Malcolm Reynolds, Davan MacIntire, and Joseph Stilwell. Don't get it? That's ok. Neither do I.

Wait, that's too vague for you? Damn you're needy. Ok, take two. I'm:

A study in contradictions: very intelligent, yet continually doing stupid things that result in reprimands. Firmly principled, but refuse to take life seriously. Honest to a fault—blunt, is the word—but bend over backwards to be kind. Whimsical and eccentric, with a dark sense of humor. Yes, there is a line, but it’s more fun to dance on the other side of it. Chivalrous—holding doors and tipping hats—yet sometimes an asshole. Not proud, but there it is. Passionate and calmly observant. Idealistic and exceptionally cynical. Holds a Bachelor of Science, majoring in International History. A soldier and an artist and a scientist and a philosopher and a writer and a huge nerd, all wrapped in one.

Dances. Sings, though not particularly well. Cooks. Practices martial arts. Meditates. Does community service. Firmly believes animals and small children are usually better people than most grown-ups. Studies history and economics and psychology and geology and everything else, too. Reads, writes, and enjoys talking. Watches TED Talks. Listens to the Great Courses. Speaks in various accents as the mood strikes. Plays the tinwhistle (well), French horn (very well), and the guitar (not so well…). Sometimes wears a kilt. Sometimes wears a top hat. Because. Collects quotes and funny pictures.


3 adjectives: esoteric, anachronistic, incorrigible.

See, I told you so. Simple. Grok?
What I’m doing with my life

I'm a lieutenant in the army. As of April 2014, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Just moved here from the Pacific Northwest (yes, I am a beer snob). I owe the army another 5 years to pay for my education, unless I get kicked out for insubordination, which is fairly likely. (I have a problem with authority.) Then who knows? I'll be starting a Master's of Science program in Economics this autumn, 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.

( can't take the sky from me.)
I’m really good at
Writing. Martial Arts, historical debates, philosophical debates, conversation, shooting guns, eating cookies, dancing. Not so good at running distances quickly or swimming. And I really like singing, despite not being particularly good. I'm thinking of taking up fencing.
The first things people usually notice about me
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
Authors: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, David Weber, Robert A. Heinlein, Richard P. Feynman, Isaac Asimov, J. K. Rowling, Michael Crichton, Ken Follett, William Faulkner, Fyodor Mikhaelovich Dostoevsky (There's no reason to type out his full name; I just like the way it sounds when I say it in my head), Jack Kerouac, Frank Herbert, Albert Camus, George R.R. Martin, Elizabeth Chadwick, Mark Twain, Mark Bowden, Mike Helprin, Simon Winchester, Paulo Coelho, Anne McCaffrey, Leon Uris, C.S. Lewis, C.S. Forrester, Roald Dahl, Robert Fulghum, Steven Pressfield, Barbara Tuchman, Mercedes Lackey, Herman Wouk, Bill Bryson, and many, many others.

My three favorite books, in order, are Memoir from Antproof Case (Helprin), The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (Heinlein), and The Name of the Wind (Rothfuss). Twice in my life I have thrown books across the room because they were so awfully written I wanted to punish them. One was Twilight. The other was Legend, by David Gemmel.

Movies: Braveheart, Forrest Gump, Stranger than Fiction, Secondhand Lions, Love Actually, V for Vendetta, Children of Men, American History X, Stardust, Tropic Thunder, Conan the Barbarian (the Arnold version), Grandma’s Boy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Casino Royale, The Big Lebowski, A Knight's Tale, Up In the Air, Dogma……I'm gonna truncate it right there before I go on for a while longer.

TV Shows: Doctor Who, Studio 60, Battlestar Galactica, House, Lie to Me, Dexter, Scrubs, The Daily Show, Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, Game of Thrones, Californication, Rescue Me, Boston Legal, Sons of Anarchy, Archer, Metalocalypse, Firefly (aka the greatest show of all time--do not attempt to debate me on this, for I will prove you are wrong and probably make you cry.)

Music: Everything. Seriously. Rock, country, rap and hip hop, classical, alternative, folk, foreign, I don't care. I like music. My "25 Most Played" iTunes playlist includes the Steve Miller Band, the Eagles, Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip, Shooter Jennings, Blues Traveler, Cream, Johnny Cash, Thin Lizzy, Mumford and Sons, Creedence, Tool, Kris Kristofferson, the Dropkick Murphys, Dethklok, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Slayer, Mark Knopfler, Bon Jovi, Tom Waits, Little River Band, Chris Knight, Metallica, Flogging Molly, and Marilyn Manson. Eclecticosity. And you can never go wrong with the Dr. Horrible soundtrack.

Food: I’m no longer picky about food. China and the Army will do that. I’m not big on seafood or tomatoes. Indian and Thai cuisine ftw.
The six things I could never do without
Sarcasm, laughter, rules to break, music, books, and Red Bull.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
pandas (and how my former roommate kinda looks like one). Unusual hair colors. Medieval Ireland. International relations. Philosophy. How nifty my phone is. The number 14. What my next tattoo will be. Hats. Fantasy and science fiction. How much I read on a nightly basis. How much hipsters annoy me. Except Hipster Hitler--that guy is pure awesomesauce. Grammar conventions, and amusing ways to defy them. xkcd. The pale blue dot. How the Fine Structure Constant may actually turn out to be a variable depending on location in the universe, and the implications of this discovery. How amusing it is that Thomas Crapper invented a device called a ballcock. ...I have a not-so-secret desire to learn at least a little bit about everything ever.
On a typical Friday night I am
Drinking heavily and blaming it on my Irish ancestry. Or catching up on sleep for the rest of the week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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......

Also I own a stuffed panda. His name is Ling-ling. He's cooler than me.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if

Any (preferably multiple) of the following applies:

You are also a wayfaring anachronism with a dark sense of humor.
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 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 (read: flavorful) beer.
You read xkcd and 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."
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.