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xaco

33 M Mountain View, CA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 5:27pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Overweight
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Speaks
English, Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
My name is matt. Last summer (2012) I moved to Mountain View after living in the Boston area for the previous 14 years. In between, I had a multi-month "transitional period" that included a large moving crate, a cross-country road trip, transporting a bottle of water from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and a couple months of crashing in my brother's basement in Salt Lake City. It was a great experience, and I'm happy to be out west again after so many years. Now, I just need to figure out how to settle into a fulfilling life in a new place and I'll be all set!
What I’m doing with my life
I am a programmer/software engineer/computer scientist/whatever pretentious name for "writer of code" you want to use. I currently work for one of those Silicon Valley tech companies you've heard so much about. Previously, I worked for a small game studio near Boston for almost a decade.

I'm a pretty laid back person, but also very passionate about projects I'm working on, whether personal or professional. I used to live a very work-centered life, but my recent transition allowed me to adjust that and balance work with the rest of my life a lot better.

Outside of work, I have quite a few hobbies. I'm an avid board gamer. I'll play just about anything. My recent favorites are Dominion, Cards Against Humanity, and Bananagrams. I have a very large Lego collection, and enjoy zen-like act of building the various sets. I've gotten to rebuild many of the sets I own since I moved, and it's been quite a project. I also play/write music (on guitar, drums, ocarina [Zelda!], saxophone, and piano), solve logic puzzles (similar to Sudoku), fly kites, play video and computer games, occasionally play D&D and Magic, and am also a certified scuba diver.
I’m really good at
- Run-on sentences
- Programming
- Board games
- Making up words for Words With Friends
- Getting along with people
- Overthinking
- Writing way more than I need to
- Telling stories
- Telling the same story I just told you two days ago
- Listening (to balance out the stories)
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a large, bearded man who is probably smiling.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
If there were a section on here labelled "I'm really bad at:" I would put that I'm really bad at enumerating lists of things, like favorites. So, rest assured, the following lists are very, very far from complete.

Books: The Gap Cycle, Mistborn Trilogy, The Kingkiller Chronicles, Dune, Harry Potter, Dark Tower, and Fight Club. I usually prefer sci-fi and some fantasy, but will read almost anything. Recent reads include: Song of Ice and Fire, To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Clash of Kings, the first 3 John Carter books, the Hunger Games trilogy, and Blue Highways.

Movies: Watchmen, Fight Club, The Dark Knight, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Avengers, Dodgeball, Momento, The Matrix Trilogy, Superbad, almost any movie based on comic book super heroes (even though I've almost never read them). Again, I'll watch almost anything, but prefer comedies, dramas, and action movies.

Shows: Futurama, Community, How I Met Your Mother, Eureka, Tabletop, Arrested Development, Dollhouse, 30 Rock, Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, old Simpsons, old Family Guy, Firefly.

Music: I lean toward hard rock/metal, alternative, and various electronica. At some point I also discovered I really love "symphonic metal". Something about distorted guitars and female opera singers just gets me going, I guess. A sampling of bands I enjoy: Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, The Birthday Massacre, Nightwish, Volbeat, Within Temptation, Lacuna Coil, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Celldweller, Halestorm, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Seether.

Food: Pizza, Mexican, crab and shrimp, Thai, Chinese, steak, good hamburgers. I'm a recovering very picky eater, and despite often doing weird things (like never getting cheese on burgers, but loving cheese on pizza and Mexican food), I am usually happy to eat just about anywhere.
The six things I could never do without
A very tough question. I think I could live without just about anything (except air, food, and water obviously), so I'm retitling this "The six things I would really prefer never to do without".

- Family/friends
- Wonder
- My car (more for personal freedom than because I'm a "car guy")
- Some kind of computing device (I make my living programming them!)
- Starbucks Mocha Frappuccinos (I admit it, I have a problem)
- A few minutes every so often to just relax, and realize how amazing life is
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Almost everything. Lately: How to meet new people when you're in your 30's, Special and General Relativity, why am I so anxious right now? Also: http://qkme.me/3tlndl
On a typical Friday night I am
If I had my druthers, I'd like to just be out with friends, either out for dinner/drinks/movie or hanging out at someone's house playing board games, computer games, watching movies, or just getting lost in conversation.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a group of online friends that call me Zombie (or Zomb or Zombo) despite me not really being that into the whole zombie craze that seems to have taken off the last few years.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–36
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You are a cute, geeky girl who likes geeky guys with beards. And you saw something in my profile that caught your eye and makes you think we'd get along.