36Ann Arbor, United States
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My self-summary
- Caring and affectionate
- Easy going and level-headed
- Upbeat and able to laught at anything
- Open-minded and non-judgmental
- Intelligent and a bit nerdy
- Love science and technology
- Enjoy video games and board games
- Appreciate nature and the outdoors

I highly value honesty, being understanding of others, and open upfront communication. I'm fairly introverted, so I tend to need some alone time to recharge my social batteries. I'm also an open book and enjoy answering questions, so if you want to know anything, feel free to ask away, no topic is off limits.
What I’m doing with my life
I grew up in the U.P., graduated from Michigan Tech with a BS in CS (Computer Science), and since then I've been in the Ann Arbor area and have fallen in love with it. I'm a Sr. Software Engineer, I've worked at the same company for over 15 years, and am now a part owner of the company I helped build from the ground up.

I'm an independent person with a fairly busy life. I'm just doing my best to have fun with my free time, live in the moment, and enjoy life to the fullest. I'm not looking for my other half to complete me, I'm looking for another whole person to enhance my life.
I’m really good at
- Anything to do with computers, technology, or video games.
- Rocking out on the drums on Rock Band.
- I love singing karaoke and I'm told I have a really good voice.
- Hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, or anything outdoors.
- I'm very logical and have a photographic memory.
- I have a green thumb and have tons of house plants.
- I like cuddling and I'm told I give great hugs.
- I'm a good listener and can offer level-headed advice.
- You can always tell me anything and it won't upset or shock me.
- I'm very empathetic and generally make people feel comfortable.
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically probably my bright blue eyes, that I look very young for my age, or that I'm always smiling. Otherwise maybe that I'm a little shy or quiet until I get to know people better. I have a hard time thinking of things to say out of the blue and am more of a listener, but if you ask me questions you can get me talking.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I try to read a bit before bed every night. I mainly read sci-fi/fantasy books. I recently finished the Wheel of Time series, and am currently trying to decide on my next big read, care to suggest something?

It's pretty hard to pick any favorites because I tend to like all kinds of movies and its very rare that I actually dislike a movie. I usually find at least some entertainment from them no matter how bad they are. If I had to name a few favorites: All of the Marvel movies, the Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, any Pixar movie, Interstellar, Inception, Memento (or anything mind-bending or with at twist), 40 Year Old Virgin, 10 Things I Hate About You, Dogma (or any Kevin Smith movie), ... the list goes on.

I don't watch normal TV at all, can't stand the commercials, but I do catch up on shows via Netflix. I've been watching Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead, and Supernatural recently. I have way too many series to catch up on.

I'll listen to just about anything and can appreciate most genres on some level, especially anything that is musically beautiful. But by far my favorite genre would be Rock (all types from the classic rock I grew up with via my parents, to more modern hard rock). I love music and if I'm in my car I'm definitely singing along. Some fav modern bands: 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin, Default, Foo Fighters, Offspring, Puddle of Mudd, Rise Against, Seether, Shinedown, Staind, Three Days Grace. If I tried to list fav classic rock bands the list would be way too long, and don't even try to ask me what my fav song is, that's impossible.

I eat pretty much anything. There's very little I don't like or am unwilling to try. Italian, Chinese, Mexican, American, sushi, whatever. I even like vegetarian/vegan food and admire people who have the dedication to live like that. I drink Soylent for my breakfasts and some lunches when I can't get a break at work, I love how convenient and simple it is. Bonus points if you actually know what Soylent is.
Six things I could never do without
This question is kind of silly. I understand its intention, in which case I should say something like: Computers/internet, video games, cell phone, movies, music, and my car. But I CAN definitely go without those things if need be.

Of course some more obvious literal answers would be: food, water, air, gravity, the earth, and the sun.

Or the more ridiculously necessary blood, skin, bones, muscles, ligaments, and organs.

But what about more intangible things like logical thinking, being open minded, being understanding of others, the concept of time, random ponderings, and knowing you have friends that care about you?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. Random ponderings, philosophical concepts, space, time, space/time, the universe, human/alien civilizations, the future, the brain/consciousness, people and why they are the way they are, and life in general. I think about things way too much. It annoys the heck outta me sometimes, but I can't help it, that's the way my brain works. It's over-active, hyper-aware, it over-analyzes, it's constantly making lists, optimizing efficiencies, and it won't shut up when I want to go to sleep. Why doesn't it have an on/off switch?
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing something fun or relaxing. Just about anything really (or nothing at all, vegging out). I like hangin out with friends, goin out for dinner and drinks, maybe the comedy club or karaoke, watching movies or sciency YouTube videos, getting lost on Wikipedia, playing video games or board games, ping-pong, skiing, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, and a bunch of other stuff. Just suggest something and I'll probably be up for it. Or sometimes it's nice to just stay in and have a quiet night with someone, cuddling, talking about anything and everything, and watching a movie while splitting a bottle of wine, or a bowl, or a couple beers.

Oh and I don't usually do this on a Friday night necessarily, but I enjoy walking through the Arb (reminds me of growing up in the U.P.), you should ask me to join you for a scenic stroll sometime (depending on the weather of course).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't know... I'm very open, nothing is too private. I would tell you anything if you asked, but here's a few for now. I crave touch (both touching and being touched). I'm a bit nerdy. I have a rather large collection of geeky board games (want to play sometime?). I love giving, I'm a giver more than a receiver. ...and I have another I would almost write here, but it's not exactly something you plaster on the front page of a profile, so if you want to know you can ask.
You should message me if
You actually read most of this giant wall of text that is my profile and liked what you read. Keep in mind, that as a guy in a world where men are often still expected to make the first move (and especially in a medium where we vastly outnumber the women), I'm lucky if I get sent ONE message every couple MONTHS. Just think how much that message stands out. Women who take the initiative to actually write me instantly get +50 awesome points in my book. ;) So if you're even thinking about possibly writing me, go for it, you never know what could happen.
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