Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a software engineer by day and a hockey player by night. I go
on road trips, hike, bike, jog, and do all sorts of other things
for fun and exercise. I also read a lot and tend to be very
difficult to offend or anger.
I am good at helping to see see the bright side of a seemingly dark
I can also help someone work through a truly dark situation; I am
very loyal to friends, family, and, of course, to you. I will
support you when you need it and simply enjoy being with you when
Interests of mine include the PNW standards of bicycling, hiking,
camping, and general outdoorsiness as well as some not-so-standards
such as playing hockey or volleyball. I would like to go kayaking
sometime and also learn to go cross-country skiing. How does
snowshoeing in the mountains together while the snow falls around
us sound to you?
When we're feeling a bit less adventurous, I would love to go out
on the town or spend an evening cuddling on the couch with you
while we watch a movie or read. A perfect night would include a
romantic meal, a walk in the moonlight, and a movie while snuggled
up on the couch.
My sense of humor runs the gamut from dark humor to total
irreverence and word play. I tend to take things literally if I
think it's funny to do so.
A lot of this may sound typical to you. The fact is that I'm
different from a typical man in a lot of ways, so here are a few
ways in which I'm different from most of the guys you meet.
* I really listen when you talk to me. When you are talking, I am
listening, not thinking of the next thing I want to say. I want to
know exactly what you have to say, not just get the gist of it by
listening to every third or fourth word.
* I am empathetic. I can easily see both sides of a disagreement
and work towards a mutually satisfactory solution to the
* I am not afraid to talk about my emotions. In fact, I encourage
talk about how you and I are feeling. I truly want to know how you
feel and want you to know how I feel.
* I'm very open about everything. I have no secrets. Ask me
anything and I will answer honestly. A lot of people say "I'm an
open book" but then won't answer or are offended by very personal
questions. That's not me; ask away and you may be surprised what
you learn about me.
* I really am 6'2", just like it says on my profile. I really don't
understand people who lie about their height. It seems like it
would be pretty obvious upon meeting someone if they are several
inches shorter than they claimed on their profile.
* I am not interested in a hookup.
* I am not intimidated by intelligent or strong women. In fact, I
am looking for a strong, smart, honest, and independent woman who
appreciates a strong, smart, honest, independent man who treats her
well. Ideally, we'll be able to share daily laughter and adventure
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am established in my career and work for a very profitable
company that is a leader in its field, so I'm very financially
secure and stable.
I try to do what I believe is right and make the world around me a
slightly better place for everyone I come in contact with. I
recently volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and intend to
continue volunteering for them when I can. (How would you like to
help build a house together?)
I believe everyone has a right to as pleasant a life as possible,
regardless of income, sex, race, color, creed, sexual preference,
gender identity, hair color, shoe size, elbow room, tooth count,
hairy moles (or bald ones), resemblance to a prehistoric fish, etc.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
touching the tip of my nose with my tongue; finding the positive in
nearly any situation; designing and writing software; seeing both
sides of an issue; resolving conflicts; writing really lame
introductory emails; not stepping on the cat; being honest and open
about my feelings; romance; kissing
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My height, my eyes, and my sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I am partial to sci-fi and fantasy books,
especially if there's some humor (think "Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy" and the Discworld books), but I also really enjoy alternate
history and historical fiction (Bernard Cornwell, especially). I
also read non-fiction; mostly history and biographies.
Music: just about anything, really; the music on
my phone runs from classical through folk music and jazz and on to
rock, pop, and even a little rap and metal.
Food: I'll eat almost anything, but Indian and
Mexican are my favorites. I don't like peanuts.
Movies: Blazing Saddles, This is Spinal Tap,
Ghostbusters, Young Frankenstein, Galaxy Quest, The Blues Brothers,
A Beautiful Mind, The King's Speech, The Princess Bride, When Harry
Met Sally (most romantic comedies, as a matter of fact), most any
Star Trek movie (yes, I'm a Trekkie, but not hardcore), the
original Planet of the Apes series. I also love really bad "B"
movies. Plan 9 From Outer Space is a classic.
TV: I don't actually watch a lot of TV; weeks will
go by when I don't turn it on. My favorite shows for when I do
watch TV include Red Dwarf, The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones,
Leverage, Futurama, Orange is the New Black, and Hockey Night in
Shows: Spamalot, Stomp, Phantom of the Opera,
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
a cool night breeze in the bedroom
family (including my cat Phoenix)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What can be done to make the world a better place; what book I'm
going to read next; what the world would be like if the South had
won the Civil War (or some other major turning point in history had
gone the other way); what the heck is Phoenix saying?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'd like to be having a great time with you, be it dancing,
listening to music, attending a show, snuggling and watching a
movie, or...well, what would you like to do?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Very little is private to me. Ask me anything and I will answer.
That might be a good way to liven up the conversation if needed for
some reason. :-)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You like to laugh. (I guess that doesn't narrow it down a whole
lot; I mean, who doesn't like to laugh?)
You're very open and willing to talk about yourself. I find
openness and honesty refreshing and sexy.
You want to play some cribbage or Scrabble on a cold winter's
If I sent you a message and you've gotten this far on my profile,
write me back. You might be pleasantly surprised.
If you're bored with the usual, hit me up. I am the unexpected.
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