REBOOT! *taps chest*
I have a hard time taking this whole schtick seriously. If I see something worthwhile in your profile, I'll write something short and pithy in the hopes that you'll read my profile and respond if you like, or that I haven't wasted too much of your time that could be better spend on Buzzfeed lists if you don't.
Yeah, I've been a member off and on since the three adjective descriptor days. Kind of miss them, really. Forced people to be a tinge more creative than: "OMG, I can't be summarized in a few paragraphs! I like the beach, relaxing, and HAVING FUN! NOODRAMAPLZ LOLZ" Can't say all that time has made me a particularly vociferous advocate for the merits of online dating. I've made some decent friends along the way, for sure, and certainly had some enlightening insights into the human condition during the resultant feats of social experimentation. Overall, though, many of the ensuing encounters consisted primarily of me dealing with strange or overblown emotions, carrying whole conversations for what seem like centuries, or drowning myself in alcohol while feverishly scanning the room for escape routes. So why am I still here? Turns out it's not too far off from normal dating in the analog world. And I guess I must have a bonus penchant for getting emails from awkward hermits low on social skills.
I frequently get the question: "What are you looking for?" Mostly, it seems, from girls trying to size me for a wedding tux from a first date or some emails. I'll sum my thoughts up as best I can: I'm looking to meet new people. That's meet, as in, not through the computer screen. As in: at a bar, restaurant, coffeeshop, mountaintop, or in a grassy open field with katanas drawn and a firm sense of honor. Other venues can be considered. If we get along well, I'd like to make these people friends. Friends are people you engage in group activities and casual conversation with, or who can be trusted to climb on stage and dance while you make a fool of yourself during karaoke. If there's chemistry, I see no reason against forming a relationship. If at some point I cannot see living my life without said person, then there will probably be a dialog about marriage, puppies, fat bouncing babies and the like. It would be fair to say this would not occur until at least three dates had transpired. Depending on circumstances, more might be required to, you know, get to know each other as people first. If this process is not expedient enough for your tastes, I'd advise on moving to another profile.
I've just returned to my adopted homeland of the greater DC Metro area after a brief respite in the wiles of North Carolina. The area did not much suit my tastes. I did have some friends in the area, all coupled or married; They are fun to hang out with but bedtimes and budgets aren't exactly suited to my lifestyle. I look forward to settling back into a land more hip to things like sin and gay marriage.
Some fun facts about me:
I own a house back in Rockville, MD. My roommate has fur and meows loudly from time to time.
I am gainfully employed and work too much. But I'm working on it. The working too much part, not the employment part.
I have grown a full beard
I have no children, illegitimate or otherwise. Nor ex-wives nor stalker ex-girlfriends. The line starts here.
I pay my own bills, clean my own messes, and manage to get dressed all by myself on a day to day basis.
I wear tuxedo shirts to work on casual Friday.
I enjoy activites that involve fresh air and sunshine.
I know when to make mature, responsible decisions and when to make stupid, haphazard ones.
I am a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles even though my love this season went largely unreciprocated.
I do not play WoW, nor do I wish to talk about playing WoW. Not even the socio-political dynamics of WoW.
It would be nice if a description of yourself reads something akin to the above, give or take some details.