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wakeup0507

42 Chicago, IL Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 34–47
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My details

Last online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Libra, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Education
Income
Rather not say
Status
Single
Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a good person.
Empathetic
Proud of the work I do, even when it's far from perfect
Funny
Great with kids
Adventurous
Passionate about film and music
Tired of being on OKC (aren't we all?)

So, why am I 42 and still single? Luck. Bad, bad luck. Seriously. I don't enjoy this.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
School's out, so I'm working on various film-related projects over the summer that are harder to work on when the day job kicks in.

Teacher, wedding videographer, film critic (on radio and in print), filmmaker.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making short films, getting out of my comfort zone (hence the skydiving picture), using my time wisely, self-awareness, taking things in stride without being a pushover, working with kids, cracking wise, writing, speaking in public, recommending a movie for just about any situation.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I bear no resemblance to Don Cheadle?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
In order to keep this short and concise (not easy for a professional), I'm going to narrow this down to films that have had an impact on my life in one way or another:
Brazil, E.T., Stop Making Sense, Tree of Life, Joe Versus the Volcano, American Movie, Star Wars.

Books: Just finished the Jim Henson biography. Currently reading Furious Cool, a Richard Pryor bio. Contact by Carl Sagan; A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Killing Bono by Neil McCormick; Into the Wild by John Krakauer; Harry Potter series; Andy Kaufman Revealed by Bob Zmuda. Life Itself by Roger Ebert.

TV: Modern Family, Arrested Development, Louie, Freaks and Geeks, Orange Is the New Black, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Daily Show, Colbert, House of Cards, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Breaking Bad, South Park, Monty Python, It's Always Sunny...

Music: Arcade Fire, U2, The Frames (and Swell Season), Neko Case, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Talking Heads/David Byrne, St. Vincent, Beck, The xx, Leonard Cohen, The National, The Feelies, The Beatles, Radiohead, Wilco. That song Gonzo sings in The Muppet Movie.

Food: Glogg slushies at Simon's is my new reason to live. Red velvet pancakes.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
"Everything is better with beer and monkeys."
--Maya Angelou

Okay, but really (in no particular order)...
Movies (it's my passion and we all need one of those)
My job (I love it that much)
My friends and family (kind of a no-brainer)
Hopes and dreams (stagnant is boring)
Traveling (see "hopes and dreams")
A nearby city (I'd freak out if I lived in the middle of nowhere)
"Zoo Station"
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Get a cat or get back to taking guitar lessons? Hhmmmmm....
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Collapsing after a long week of dealing with other people's children. But I will go out if provoked.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have a weakness for the "Step Up" movies. I do not apologize for it.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You really are serious about starting something new and aren't "set in your ways." That seems to be a tall order these days for people in my age group.

And if I write you, please don't write back if you have no interest in meeting. I don't like too much email back-and-forth. We're not getting any younger, so why waste so much time typing what we can just as easily say to one another?

And please do not go out on a date with me if you are still hung up on another guy. I'm not your evening's entertainment and I don't wish to be a paragraph in your dating blog.