Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
One of my female friends recently told me that my OK Cupid profile
gives the impression that I am as dashing as Clive Owen, which she
felt was a difficult bar to clear. As I am more than two inches
taller than Clive Owen I was forced to agree. In an attempt to
temper expectations I just wanted to be clear on one fact: I am not
anything like Clive Owen or the characters he plays. My ability to
look aloof and dangerous at the same time pales in comparison to
his talents. With that public service announcement out of the way,
please continue to my thoughtful and enlightening profile.
I once tried to change my Facebook profile relationship status to
In a Relationship with Me, Myself, and I. But it turns out you
can't do that. No, I don't love myself so much I want to date me. I
thought it would be funnier than the basic single.
My humor comes out in all sorts of strange ways: I laugh at the
double meanings of signs, and the Boy Scout pledge, anything that
seems odd to me at the time.
I wake up without effort most days, no need for coffee, 14 punches
of the snooze button, or a dog jumping on my face.
Sometimes I talk too much, but I also listen well. I have often
been the person friends come to with relationship problems, or
decisions like changing jobs.
I find the world to be a mixture of completely pointless junk and a
lot of seriously cool stuff. The trick is to find the bits worth
Large groups of people are not my thing, so if the entire group
cannot fit on a smallish elevator it is too big for me. Loud large
parties don't interest me. If I have to shout to be heard it is too
I am a very affectionate person. I strongly prefer a romantic
partner who likes to touch and be touched in small ways throughout
the day. I have no fear of clothed PDA, holding hands, or other
People I meet often think I am an engineer or an architect. Last
week a guy I met and talked to for 20 minutes told me he would vote
for me for Mayor if I ran, so he must have thought I was a
I just read some of the blog posts from this site, and my favorite
line was: The primacy of America's most popular threesome, two
dudes and an Xbox, is safe. That got me laughing, even though I
don't play Xbox more then once every couple years.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Being way hotter than our forty-third president (Dick Cheney). I
also rock harder than he does.
Trying to get Siri to consistently create location based reminders.
Asking her silly questions like "How much wood would a woodchuck
chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" so my friends can mock
Keeping myself entertained. Whether it be by laughing at the
stupidity of the world around me, or just burying my nose in a book
for a few hours. I work alone, and I spend most of my time alone,
so most of my entertainment is self directed. Currently trying to
decide whether I should continue with the job I have now, or if I
should change course and get a new career.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Once in a great while I pull off something great, remembering just
the right fact at the perfect moment, repairing something that
seemed impossible, swerving out of the way of a reckless driver in
the nick of time, or saying just the right thing to cheer up a
friend. These are not reliable things, but I do them often enough
that I hope there is truth to the saying that luck is a matter of
preparation meeting opportunity.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My height, or my deep voice, or my height. All I know for sure is
that I get noticed. I can't really sneak in anywhere.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I read a lot of magazines, mostly news related. I also read parts
of at least two newspapers a day. Yet despite all that reading, I
still have to Google the President of Iran's name to spell it
Most of the books I read are fiction. I recently enjoyed reading
the last of the Stieg Larsson trilogy The Girl Who Kicked the
Hornets Nest. But the first one in the series was darker and
Movies- I like all sorts, from silly action like Shoot'Em Up, to
sappier fare like When a Man Loves a Woman. I like movies, and I
quote them often among like minded friends.
Television - I watch most programing on my computer these days,
though I sometimes hook the computer up to my TV to get a fuller
experience (HDMI is a wonderful thing). I watch a variety of shows,
How I Met Your Mother, Castle, House, Burn Notice, and The Daily
Show to name a few. Some of my all time favorites, West Wing, Wire
in the Blood, MASH, As Time Goes By.
In my car I alternate between whatever music is on the radio, and
NPR. I get a lot of enjoyment out of things like As it Happens out
of CBC, or This American Life, or Science Fridays.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I have found I can live without almost anything. But if I were
stranded on an island with access to food, water, and shelter then
I would want to add in the following.
1. A good axe with the tools to sharpen it
2. Books, and lots of them, hopefully including some on what to eat
in the area, and how to prepare it safely
3. A small selection of pots and pans
4. Large supply of soap
5. Someone to talk to (maybe you?)
6. Several boxes of matches
This assumes I can't have a satellite phone, internet connection,
or a boat. Obviously those would be better
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The purpose of life, the eternal why are we here?
Why our political system has stagnated, and very few are willing to
face real long term problems.
How religions of all sorts seem to have lost any focus they may
have once had on the "love thy neighbor" aspects of their
When the oceans rise and the climate changes, what land will be the
most hospitable? I would like to know so I can invest early.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sitting at home reading, working, or watching something on Netflix.
I am more likely to be out on a Tuesday night, or some other random
One thing you will almost never find me doing is drinking. My
alcohol intake for a whole year is less than an evenings worth for
some people. I'm totally cool with other people drinking, I just
don't join in very often.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am not actually 6'4", I tell everyone that I am, but honestly I
am 6'3 7/8th." It is 1/8th of an inch of a lie. Actually it is an
even bigger lie than I thought! I have not measured myself since my
late 20s (back when I had a girlfriend that was so convinced I was
taller than I said I was that she measured me several times only to
find I was still just 6'3 7/8") but I figured I had finished
growing in my late teens and there was no need to check anymore.
Imagine my surprise when at my last doctors appointment they
measured me as being 6'4 1/2"! So now you ladies that like the tall
guys can swoon just that much more.
I am an unrepentant law breaker. I jaywalk with impunity.
You should message me if
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You like men...
Men as friends (I am very good at being platonic)
Men as lovers (I would claim to be a good lover here, but many who
claim to be are not. Let's just say I do my best)
Men as dining companions (I eat on a regular basis, most women eat
on a regular basis, why not have some company?)
Men as eye candy (I could come over and sit on your couch and look
dashing for you)
Today - 10-24-11 - I just passed one year and one month on this
site (joined 9-22-10). I have met nice people, had enjoyable dates,
talked to women all over the world, and gained a few friends. The
journey has had its ups and downs, but most of the time it has been
entertaining at the very least.
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