Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a city slicker with a bit of a sarcastic wit. I was born in
. My two biggest loves in life are running
. I do a lot of running.
I like to stay physically fit which usually involves a lot of time
running around Lake Merced or at Land's End. I just love running,
period. 90% of my waking life during the weekdays is in Santa Clara
(due to the fact that I work there) while the remaining 10% is
spent at home sleeping. I reside in my home in South San Francisco.
My weekends are like treasure to me. I do most of my running during
the weekends. I also do voluntary work at UCSF usually once a month
on my free time. As for my extra-curricular activities on the side,
I LOVE San Francisco and doing things there (armed with running
shoes, of course). I like positive and funny people.
Update - 8/08/2014: I just started working in Santa Clara, CA. So
if you live in the Silicon Valley area or in San Francisco,
'distance' is not an issue and I have no problem driving here or
there for a date. Hopefully this little information will help in
regards to "well, he lives all the way over there....".
Update - 8/24/2014: I've come to the conclusion that the match
'ratings' on this site are irrelevant. Regardless of how high or
how low I match with anyone, it's pointless because people already
know what they want based on personal preferences.
Update - 2/15/2015: I just reactivated my OKC account. Not sure why
other than I'm curious to meet new people and to see where it goes.
Well, that's partially true. I also decided to reactivate my
account because sometimes dating via this site can be as
frustrating as playing the lottery. I feel like I have better luck
predicting the weather than finding out if the next date will be
awesome or not or if they turn from princess to toad in a matter of
weeks. For now, I'll just see what happens from here on end.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I love running, helping others and hanging out with my friends. I
used to be an amateur freelance photographer, but now I just take
photos for fun. My friends ARE my family and I don't know what I'd
do without them. I'm at that point in my life where I'm trying not
to take everything personal.
I may not be perfect, but I try my best to be honest to not only
the people around me (to the best of my ability) but to myself.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening. It sounds too good to be true, but it's true. One of my
main focuses when it comes to interaction with people is the
communication aspect of it all. I also like to admit that I don't
dwell on the past (or my past) too much. I'm more of a right here,
right now and what's in front of me kinda guy. My past is what I
refer to occasionally; it's not something I live in.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
People who barely know me or just got to know make the assumption
that I'm this square and innocent looking guy. When I'm really not.
I have a profanity switch that I can flip on or off at the drop of
a dime and my whole shoulder is one big tattoo. A quote that best
describes me is this: "You'll
find I'm full of surprises."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I'm definitely a Charles Bukowski fan. There are other writers and
poets like Hunter S. Thompson, Haruki Murakami, George Orwell,
Robert Frost, philosophy from Nietzsche, Kant and I relate to
Darwin but I don't totally agree with his ideas, I read a lot of
Theists vs. Atheists debates, and The Catcher in the Rye.
I enjoy practically ANY kind of music, and I mean ANY (except
Beatles, ask me why if you're curious - lol). I'll listen mostly to
alternative, to classical, ska, to rap, to mostly old school hip
hop, trip hop, rockabilly music, big band, classical, etc. etc.
etc. I don't dig gospel or some country (except for maybe Johnny
Cash). I love the Smiths.
"What happens when people open their hearts?"
"They get better."
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My friends/family
2. Good communication (I am very open with whoever I am intimate
with what's going on with me. I don't internalize anything because
I don't expect my partner to read my mind or guess what I'm feeling
3. My self-respect/dignity
5. My dog
6. Living in the moment
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I try to think about others and how they're doing in general (or at
least to the best of my ability). I try not to think too much about
myself and focus on taking action and following through.
Update: I've been a lot more cautious with who I meet here on OKC.
To suddenly put my guard up has been a result of my experiences
here via online dating. Hell, at least I'm learning from my
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I generally hit the town (San Francisco) to either watch a live
band at a local bar/club, watch a movie, play billiards with
friends, check out any local events, etc. etc.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
You'll have to ask me personally. You'll find I'm full of
surprises. Then again, if I have to admit something, I guess it
would be that I have this pet peeve regarding the usage of acronyms
like 'lol' or 'lmao' (I loathe concatenated terms). Argh.....
Lastly, I will admit that I'm pretty skeptical with online dating.
In my experience, it has either been hit or miss. I'm content with
making new friends but even that has been sporatic via OkCupid. We
shall see! :-)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you have any sort of an interest in hanging out and having a
good time. If you like conversations that are engaging and are open
for challenges and different points of view. Whatever happens,
happens albeit platonic or otherwise. Honesty is a big plus.
I'm not much of a drinker or bar hopper. So if you're looking for a
drinking buddy or partner in crime at wine tasting venues, I may
not be the right person for you to engage in those types of
The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people
halfway. It all starts with a simple 'hello'
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