Cantab80
53 Long Beach, United States
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My self-summary
I told my friends I wanted to get back into the dating scene and meet a nice woman. They all suggested I try CraigsList, as most of them had met a number of "girlfriends" there. (They're not very good friends, as you've probably already guessed.) So I gave it a try, and let's just say ... I'm sure some of the people there are good deep down -- and when I say "deep down," we're talking Earth's core deep here -- but I want to do more than just "date" in my car for an hour or so at a time. I mean, my car is nice and everything, but it just seems so limiting. And I'm not cool with risking my life or catching some horrible disease just to meet a woman. So I've decided to give OkCupid a try instead. First impressions? I'm sure there are some good people here ...

Okay, in all seriousness, I'm a good guy with a good education and a good job, and (I like to think) a better than average sense of humor. I would love to meet a good woman I just "click" with to enjoy all that life has to offer. I love to learn and try new things. I have two teenagers who are with me every other week. I love photography, hiking, sports, movies, books, and music. And I'm honest. Sometimes to a fault.

If you see anything you like, say "hi!." If I see anything I like, I'll do the same. All I ask is that you not waste my time. I'm here to meet someone -- for real -- and I hope you are, too.

I should add, if you just "like" my profile I'll never know who you are, which kinda defeats the purpose. So, again, say "hi" or whatever you're moved to write.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to squeeze every last delicious drop out of it!
I’m really good at
Making people laugh -- I have a dry, sarcastic sense of humor and can be a bit raunchy at times. I'm also a really good listener and probably should have been a psychologist so at least I'd get paid for it. :)
The first things people usually notice about me
My blue eyes? I've had a number of people tell me I look like various celebrities, including Dan Aykroyd, Tim Robbins, and Philip Seymour Hoffman (RIP). When I was a pre-teen, someone told me I looked like Glen Campbell! Go figure.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
So many -- for movies, I love the classics, such as "Casablanca," "The Maltese Falcon," "Sunset Boulevard," "Lawrence of Arabia," "North by Northwest," and many more. More recently, I love "The Shawshank Redemption," "Sideways," "Breaking Away," "Swingers" anything by the Coen brothers, "The Station Agent," "Sneakers" (that's a lot of "S" movies, I just noticed), and "The Incredibles." The "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset" movies are the most romantic movies I've ever seen. There are so many more, but I can't think of them now. I love all the books written by Richard Ford, "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "A Prayer for Owen Meany," "The Count of Monte Cristo" and countless others. I wish I'd never sold my Norton Anthologies of English Lit and Poetry (I was an English major in college). My favorite food is probably Mexican, but I love all kinds, except for seafood. I'll eat some fish, but it's not my favorite.

For TV, I loved Breaking Bad and Ricky Gervais' "Derek." I also love sports, especially college football.

Music is huge to me. It touches my soul like nothing else. I'm not religious, but if there's a God, I think I've heard Him in certain music. I love the guitar -- acoustic and electric -- and tend to love music that features amazing guitar playing. Current favorites include The Avett Brothers, Joe Bonamassa, the Black Keys (awesome band!), Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Allen Stone, Joe Walsh, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Pat Metheny, Tom Petty ... I could go on for days. I like all kinds of music, even some bluegrass and country.
The six things I could never do without
My mobile phone; my camera; pen/paper; a radio; a nice sidecar (cocktail, not the motorcycle attachment); and my kids.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
If the universe is expanding, then what the hell is it expanding into? Why is it the U.S. can't or won't figure out how to get single-payer, universal health care done? And how so many people seem not to know the difference between "your" and "you're," "it's" and "its," "their" and "there," etc. Maybe autocorrect is to blame, but I doubt it.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't do typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm the guy behind the guy, behind the guy. (Extra points if you get the reference.)
You should message me if
If you're fun, curious, and open to new experiences, I'd love to hear from you.
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