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29 M Portland, OR

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6′ 3″ (1.91m)
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Graduated from university
Science / Engineering
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Doesn’t have kids
English (Okay), Spanish (Poorly), Afrikaans (Okay), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I think I unintentionally applied some sort of not-serious-to-serious-gradient here, so if you want to skip all the BS, you can just go to the end....

I am a laid back [common nickname for male human] who loves to [worldly activity], [popular outdoor activity], [intelligent activity] and [athletic activity] for fun. I'm a [Briggs-Meyer rating] if you're into that sort of thing. I'm a sucker for consuming [well known alcoholic beverage] and doing [comical activity generally not associated with consuming alcohol]. I love [season of year that is generally known to have best weather or is considered romantic] and performing [athletic activity done in good weather], [athletic activity done in good weather], and [silly, short-lived activity done in poor weather]. I love to [optimistic action], [optimistic action], and [optimistic + worldly action].

I'm looking for an [opposite sex] person that is [synonymous adjective for intelligent] but can also partake in [socially acceptable drug activity] and [mildly risky and athletic outdoor activity]. I also want this [opposite sex person] to contain qualities of [stereotypically cherished mannerisms of opposite sex] with minimal [stereotypically negative mannerisms of opposite sex].

The strategy I think works best here is to find someone I think I might like, read their "you should message me if..." section, and then, using some clever rewording, mold my profile into something that matches exactly what that person wants. Oh yeah, then I message them.

I generally keep my facial hair at that hasn't-shaved-for-two-days level because I think that it informs people about my ability to be laid back while simultaneously appearing mature.
What I’m doing with my life
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I, like many other good little American boys, graduated from an accredited four year college not too long ago and am currently working as an engineer. I get to travel relatively often for work and like it, even if it is some little town in Wyoming. I get really excited just going on google maps and just finding some random country or island that you know very little about and reading about it. (Say this next part with a western-cowboy voice and a piece of hay in your mouth that moves up and down as you speak:) "World still seems like a big place to me."

It's hard to sit here and think of all the things I like to do without sounding schizophrenic, but here are some things I've always enjoy doing:

Physical world / material stuff - working with my hands; specifically building or fixing things. I have lots of garage-type projects, like cars, motorcycles, fabrication/welding/loud sounds. My roommate and good friend of mine and shares similar 'hobbies' so it isn't too uncommon, that on The Day of the Sabbath (+0/-1 unilateral tolerance), you might find us out in the garage (sometimes we can it a 'shop', but you can't really buy anything there) doing the aforementioned things. Even simple tasks, like a building a shelf from tree remnants or gettin' that ole' lawn mower running can be gratifying *holds frosty, Domestic beer, which has recently removed from sun-faded Coleman™ cooler, in hand at angle no greater than 89º, steps back and admires handy-work, while bald-eagle soars overhead* I partake in many cliche Oregon hobbies like snowboarding, bouldering, disc golf, hiking, camping etc. I do a little bit of automobile (emphasis on 4th syllable) racing during the summer, too, which involves a non-atomic clock timing you going around a complex-but-ultimately-disc-shaped-course course inside a metal, slightly-more-complex-shape-than-a-cube cube [sic] with four wheels (the wheels are supposed to be round). This doesn't mean I hate the earth, although it kind of feels that way sometimes. I guess you don't always get the same feelings of a natural universal interconnectedness from the smell of burning 10w40 oil on stainless steel headers (things that get hot and can burn oil) and helmet sweat as you do from say, going out into nature, closing your eyes and listening to a waterfall (when I say 'hike' your mind drifts towards The Columbia Gorge) and experiencing the mystical one-ness all things deep down, but boy, it sure is fun!

Spiritual/Mental/The Mind/God world - I like having conversations regarding philosophy, religion/ideology/stubbornness, the universe, math stuff (less common, but if you really like math, and happen to be talking about something you can actually apply it to, by all means...) etc. The conversations are especially interesting when there is that special intensity that comes after about the fourth beer₁. I combined spiritual and mental, which you're (I got the you're/your thing correct here, which is funny, because another OKcupid cliche is to complain about minor grammar/spelling errors, but not complain about huge run on sentences, where in between an already moderately if not extremely long sentence, you use parenthetical statement to go off on a completely different idea) not supposed to do because of the a equilaterally-shaped health triangle from Mr. Iverson's health class. I consider myself a pretty curious person and I really like to try to understand (or I guess think about) how and why things work the way they do.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I like things that require problem solving and/or critical thinking. I like fixing things, even it's tinkering. It could be a car, washer (Southern [not south] American: worshing machine), or guitar. To say "I'm really good at" them would require a comparison to one of your other OKcupid dates, to be fair (general relativity).

Oh, and in this here essay, I'm supposed to put something that I do often, but you (plural, like y'all, ustedes, julle, ihr, etc.) generally wouldn't refer to 'being really good at' because it's something that is most likely considered an mildly undesirable trait. But the thing that really turns it around is the the way you (plural) deal with it is by announcing it in a humorous way, so I guess I would have to say: "I'm really good at forgetting that I'm driving an obnoxious [valley girl] but so cuuuuute [/valley girl] 90's Miata without a top, and that "Seventeen" by Winger is playing, and that my head nearly sticks above the windshield with the top down, and that I'm not the only person that is currently driving on I5 in rush hour traffic, and that I'm picking my nose"
The first things people usually notice about me
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I take up space in three dimensions (ғ̶ᴏ̶ᴜ̶ʀ̶
ten if you are considering anything more than an infinitesimally small point in time).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - I can't say I read that much out of books entirely, unless I'm on a plane. I've seen a lot of okcupid profiles with the favorite-sophisticated-authors-who-challenged-stuff (Orwell, Nietzsche, Marx/Engels, RL Stine) list, and because it's in my best interest to appear intelligent, I'm a [hyper-flamboyant voice] a little insecure [/hyper-flamboyant voice] to say that I probably haven't read a lot of those actual books, but more so about the ideas in them.

I do a lot of random internet reading probably because of some technology-induced 'disorder' obtained during childhood from something like Ninja Turtles. I also read a lot of technical literature because I like engineering-type stuff, especially my mind is engaged at work, but those aren't generally the ones you list in "favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food" to come off as an interesting person. You know, the classics, like "Blend Grinding and it's Effects on Decreasing Fatigue Failures in ER70S-6 based Welds" or "Carbon Segregation and Hydrogen Embrittlement in High Alloy Steel Castings". When I do read on my own time, I like books that present new philosophical ideas. I'm half way through a book called Infinite Jest right now, and so far it is the most interesting book I've ever read, mainly because of the unorthodox style of writing.

Lately I've been really interested in reading about language how the same language separated over a few hundred years eventually becomes a different language. The Germanic ones are of special interest to me, probably because I have European heritage, and the whole white-guy-colonization thingy.

Movies - I don't watch that many movies. I get the *lowers sun glasses to expose enlarged eyes/gaping mouth and says* "you haven't seen __{movie}_________" a lot. I've seen all the ones you see when you're a kid and go to birthday parties, and even some newer ones, it's just that I don't generally go watch movies. Really, I don't hate movies, but I usually just have to be provoked to watch them. Memento is always the first example of a mainstream movie that comes to mind if that helps. Documentaries about North Korea almost never fail to be interesting.

Teleputer - Tim and Eric, Seinfeld-inspired stuff, Xavier Renegade Angel, etc. Family Guy still makes me laugh pretty hard. I thought Madmen was pretty good.

Music - hyperlink

Classic rock keyword Led Zeppelin Zeppy Zepple. I don't think I've had any relationship problems because of music, so I'm not too worried here.

Food - I'm open to really anything except for bolts and rocks. I stay away from eating pets like dogs and cats, because in the country I have grown up in, those are different than cows, pigs, and chickens.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
[I chose template 6a-MR for 'my six things I could never do without', which is kinda more of a cynically-rooted template, generally stating items that one doesn't consider not having to do without because they are assumed as pre-existing and well-understood items in one's life. Example items may include non-physical (atleast abstract-physical) concepts like "space" or biological processes actually required to continue human life like "breathing". The -M modifier string, which stands for "material" or "materialism" allows the OKcupid™ user to select maximum of 1 to 2 physically well defined items that are easy to understand. These items are commonly used in base templates 1a, 2a, and 4c, which represent a large percentage of selected templates on OKcupid™. The -R modifier allows the user to shallowly-rebel against social norms and rules put in place by other members OKcupid™ and OKcupid™ itself]

-Compassion (the loving kindness one, not the French film expert one)
-Tacos and Beer
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The future of humans on earth, not in like a zombie-apocalypse way or we-need-more-solar-panels-cause-burning-coal-sucks way (although it does cross my mind from time to time) but more like how's-the-internet-going-to-change-the-future way or will-people-slowly-become-more-angry-and-disconnected-or-more-compassionate-if-sports-are-regarded-as-the-pinnacle-of-human-achievement way

Moral relativity - like how we decide what morals are 'right' to us, where they come from.

Nature vs nurture. The human mind vs biology. What things make you want to do stuff cause you can't 'help' it, versus learned habits.

What is really the best way to be happy, and where I currently fall into that.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Generally just doing things that make me sound attractive to people looking at my OKcupid profile like reading a book that is a combination of Hunger Games and some book you probably should have payed attention to in high school but you didn't while doing physical outdoor activities and being compassionate towards humans while also being assertive enough to retain the locally-accepted amount of masculinity.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a penis, and I take poops
You should message me if
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I think one of the coolest things about being alive is to be able to give and receive compassion in a truly empathetic and genuine way (heavy stress on empathy, not sympathy). I mean this by really trying to understand how it feels to be another person without instantaneously dismissing them for having different views and beliefs. I think that being able to create an analogy in your own mind for why it is that someone might do something differently than you is a very useful tool for having a better understanding of 'the human condition', or whatever you may call it. If I was on a internet dating site and I was asked to create an itemized list of things that are important to me about the people I would like to be around (and a potentially future partner for OKcupid sake), this would probably be number 1. I guess I could have just put "you are (you're) relatively kind and aware, or you strive to do so"

2. General adventurous-ness and good sense of risk, whether it be in or out of "the city." Having the ability to be spontaneous and random; not having to have a leather-bound itinerary with built-in 12 month calendar and contacts page for every little event. I can be an old-man at times regarding certain habits: I pay my bills on time, I make nerdy spreadsheets to keep track of stuff, I often go to 1 of 2 places to drink beer, etc. but I think there will always be a part of me that enjoys going off the beaten path in many different aspects of life (I've always felt it should be "going onto the beaten path", as the beaten path to me is the less maintained one). I think another semi-related thing is having a good sense.

3. I think I generally enjoy the presence of people that are 'curious' in nature...maybe a better way to put it is "a will to understand things a few steps deeper than surface level."

Hopefully this doesn't simultaneously sound vague and cryptic.

1. Wallace, David Foster (2005). This Is Water [YouTube]. Available from