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My self-summary
I'm a warm, caring, intelligent man with a good sense of humor and a geeky bent. I own my own business and have a great deal of drive and ambition. I'm enjoying my life, and I'm looking forward to finding someone special to share it with.

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What I’m doing with my life
I'm a professional chess instructor specializing in teaching children ages 7-14. I love what I do, and the fact that I work for myself makes it even better! I love going to work, seeing my students is often the best part of my day. And since I get asked this a LOT, yes, this is really what I do for a living. And no, I'm not poverty stricken. You'd be surprised how financially rewarding it can be do to what you love!

In my spare time I'm reading my ever-expanding library, dabbling with my creative projects, playing strategy games while listening to music, and hanging with my friends. In my circle the art of conversation is not lost, and I'm thankful for that every day.

I'm also learning how to cook something more substantial than mac and cheese and finally getting back into an exercise regimen. Bringing life together for myself, and enjoying it thoroughly!

Unfortunately, my work schedule is a little strange at times and makes meeting new people a bit tricky (it's essentially a second shift job, except when it's not) so I'm on here to see if I can't find the right girl!
I’m really good at
I have a passion for creative ideas, careful thought, and infecting others with my contagious enthusiasm. I'm always wrestling with ideas, trying to see how far I can push my mental envelope. It's great fun, and makes for some pretty hilarious stories.
The first things people usually notice about me
Is my genuine enthusiasm about meeting them. When in public, I'm an extrovert who loves people and would strike up a conversation with a lamppost. I literally built my business around my ability to make friends everywhere I go. When I get home I revert to "introvert mode" and stay in a lot, but once I'm out of the house, I'm chatting with everybody!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Let's see, where to begin.

I'm more than a little obsessed with books and my library is filled with mostly sci-fi/fantasy and history, although I own all kinds of literature. My favorite authors include Jim Butcher, David Weber, David Eddings, Brian Jacques and David Gemmell.

P.S. When I say "library," I mean exactly that. I filled a spare bedroom with 4,000+ volumes and threw in a couple of comfy chairs. It's amazing in there!

I love music, and according to Spotify I spent over 53,000 minutes streaming their service last year. Most of my favorite tunes are from the punk and pop genres, but there are plenty of exceptions. My latest obsession has been the albums to the musicals Daddy Long Legs and Hamilton, but it'll probably change again next week. I listen to a LOT of music!

My favorite movies of all time (in no particular order) are:
1. Holiday (Cary Grant/Katherine Hepburn)
2. The Lion in Winter (Patrick Stewart/Glenn Close)
3. The Man Who Came To Dinner (Nathan Lane)
4. The Man From Earth (David Lee Smith)
5. The Skeptic (Tim Daly)

A Dog's Breakfast (David Hewlett), Fitzwilly (Dick Van Dyke), In Time (Justin Timberlake) and Suburban Knights (Nostalgia Critic/Doug Walker) are all close runners up!

I binge-watch Netflix when I find a good show, but it's not what you'd call a burning passion.

I also love theater and attend performances whenever I can. My hope is that I'll find someone to share my theatrical addiction with!
Six things I could never do without
1. My mind
2. My friends
3. My job
4. My library and music collection
5. Hope
6. Time to enjoy all of my little hobbies and projects
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Chess, obviously. Beyond that: immortality, nanotech, creativity, where I put my keys, it really changes day to day.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching a movie, reading a book, chatting with friends, out to dinner, playing a computer game, listening to music, playing board games (including chess), or anything else that catches my interest.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I liked Spider-Man 3. I thought "evil dancing Peter Parker" was hilarious, and I don't regret seeing that movie four times at all.

Seriously, though, I think the most private thing I am willing to admit is that I am, in the words of David Gemmell, "a romantic by inclination, a cynic by experience." I passionately believe in love, truth, honesty, loyalty and joy. However, I've learned to be practical, too, because life does not always play fair.
You should message me if
Well, if you think we might hit it off, of course!

Or if you have a book recommendation, or a song I should check out, or a random fact I should know. Seriously, I collect random trivia like some people collect stamps, so share what you know!
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