36Port Saint Lucie, United States
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My self-summary
Hi there. My name's Chris and I am an introvert. It doesn't make me a social recluse, though I am quieter and more introspective than the average guy. I'm equally at home going on some crazy road trip or sitting alone with a book, and I think it's healthy to balance these sides of my personality. Beyond that I try to always be a gentleman in anything I do. It's amazing how much easier life is with a little patience and kindness.

I'm extremely open-minded and insatiably curious about most things, and my sense of humor tends to be a bit oddball. Actually, I prefer to be around people who aren't strictly 'normal.' Having a diverse group of friends from many walks of life is one of the great joys in my life.

Museums, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and the outdoors are my idea of a good time. I also love animals. I'm not really much of a bar/club person.

I am also a nerd and not ashamed of this fact in any way. I've watched an unfortunate number of horror movies, read constantly, love documentaries, think historical reenactment groups are pretty neat, know bizarre trivia about history, and generally think well of gloom and strange architecture. I love board and tabletop games, enjoy conquering medieval Europe in video games, sci fi and fantasy, and would love to play Call of Cthulhu again some day.

I should also mention that I'm on the autism spectrum. I don't consider it a big deal and was reluctant to even put it here, but it can cause misunderstandings so I feel it's best to put it right out there. Mostly it boils down to having a few odd quirks. Unless I really know someone I flat out can't read them, and I miss certain social cues. I also have trouble recognizing personal boundaries and tend to overcompensate, so I can come off as scrupulously polite but cold, or not realize if I cause offense unintentionally. I mean, I don't mind offending certain people but I'd rather it be intentional :) I even have difficulty picking up when someone is flirting with me, which I only know because people have told me after the fact and I had no idea. I'm also not fond of large crowds and loud events.So, as I said, I prefer to be open about it all to avoid misunderstandings, and appreciate blunt honesty.
What I’m doing with my life
Mostly enjoying it. Life isn't perfect but I get by pretty well. I've got a good job and am training for an even better one, I've dealt with most of my demons and baggage. Most importantly I don't fear failure, which can make you feel more free than you might imagine.

I also recently began ballroom dancing. It's a fun learning experience, although I'm still quite new to it.
I’m really good at
Learning. I'm obsessed with knowledge. I love picking up new skills and approach new knowledge methodically and zealously. I'm more of a right-brain thinker, though, so I'll probably never be doing astrophysics. Which is a shame, because I think I'd make a great mad scientist.

I also love to write, and do so constantly. I don't really care if I'm never published and no one ever reads any of it, because having an artistic outlet is very rewarding. Historical fiction is my favorite subject to write about, because I'm a history nerd.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes, apparently. I asked other people to make sure. I was hoping they'd tell me something weird like my shins.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Dune is my favorite novel of all time, and I re-read it at least once a year. Lately I'm reading China Mieville, Ian M. Banks, and the Dresden Files. If it contains folklore, science fiction, or eldritch horror I'll probably be interested.

Movies: I can also watch pretty much long as I have the appropriate RiffTrax. I'm a horror-movie enthusiast, although Snatch is my favorite movie. I also love westerns.

Television: Hannibal is my favorite show ever. I also love Archer, The Daily Show, Venture Brothers, Metalocalypse, and 12 Monkeys (I was shocked, the Sy Fy channel is making good shows again?).

Foods: I try lots of strange foods just to see how they taste, but shellfish and sushi are my favorites. I try not to have it too often to keep the mercury level in my blood low. I recently tried Ethiopian for the first time and found it incredible...if only there were any closer than 100 miles.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Weird adventures. It's good to plot about these things in case you get the opportunity. I would like to make a getaway to the north...far to the north. Far enough to see the Aurora Borealis with my own eyes. Or at least far enough to experience the Autumn again.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either packing for a trip or taking it easy. I try to find a balance between activity and serenity.
You should message me if
You found my profile interesting. I can't see who gives me 'likes' so feel free to say hello. Some of my female friends use dating sites and have shown me some of the garbage they have to deal with, so I'm very respectful of the fact that these things are a lot more trying for women than men. So I do my best to at least not be 'that guy.' Unless I've been on several dates with someone I'm not really bothered if someone stops returning messages/calls. No hurt feelings and no questions asked, I know how it goes.
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