31 Marlborough, United States
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My self-summary
I've just turned a new corner in my life: I recently turned 30, and I've begun a new career in the solar energy industry. So now, I'm looking to meet someone new!

A lot of women on here say they "aren't just looking for a hook-up." Let me make this clear: If I wanted that, I'd go to Tinder. I'm looking for the whole package-- someone I can talk to about obscure word etymologies or old sci-fi novels, someone I can introduce to my friends and work past the initial embarrassment (of my friends, not of you), someone I can look forward to meeting up for dinner with all day even if we don't go back to either of our placed afterwards. Yes, I'd like there to be a physical aspect to the relationship at some point, but that can come later, after we discover deeper chemistry. There's a time for that conversation, and it isn't the planning stages of Date One.
What I’m doing with my life
Helping advance the solar revolution and saving the planet-- and making a solid paycheck doing it. ;) I also love to create-- I've got several half-finished novel drafts on the hard drive and I've created a few homemade board games I'd like to see published someday.

When I'm outdoors, I like to ride my bicycle (in the summer) or go tubing (in the winter), and I'm also into camping and geocaching. When indoors, I like to read or play games (video or tabletop, I'm not picky). I also drive for Uber on the side, when I have the extra time and energy.

And no, Uber drivers are not all sketchmongers. Seriously, they screen for that stuff.
The first things people usually notice about me
I would probably say it's my glasses, I guess, or my beard. I've changed my facial hair a few times, as you'll see in my photos.

Unless I'm wearing my hat. Then it's definitely my hat.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: mostly classic fantasy and sci-fi. Asimov, Lovecraft, and Poe are my big favorites. I haven't yet read A Song of Ice and Fire, but it's on my list. I have read the first three Harry Potter books. I'll get to the other four soon enough. Don't spoil them for me. ;)

Movies and shows I'm not big on; most of my screen-based media are video games. RPGs and the occasional action game.

Music: my Pandora stations seeds are, in no particular order: Fall Out Boy, Muse, dubstep, Enter the Haggis, zydeco, Barenaked Ladies, Traveling Wilburys, Coleman Hell, La Roux, and Frenchy and the Punk.

Food: I've been working on learning to cook, and my roommates have pretty consistently been impressed with what I come up with, but honestly I still have a hard time turning down Chinese take out. I try to focus more on vegetables and less on meat/dairy, but I don't consider myself a vegetarian because I'm not committed to giving them up entirely.
The six things I could never do without
Something to entertain me, something to make me think, someone to talk to, something to challenge me, something to do for a living, and someplace to go when I need a break from the other five.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...what to write about next, and how to make the books I'm working on better.

All the abandoned/vacant buildings I see around town, and what cool things I'd do with them if I owned them.

What I should do for dinner, and what I can make with the various groceries I find myself in possession of.

What's on top of the roof-like structures over the pumps at gas stations.
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing at the apartment, and half-heartedly wishing I had more of a social calendar to actually be doing things Friday nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My mother passed away when I was a teenager, and it hit me really hard. Luckily I've been blessed with plenty of loving and supportive aunts and uncles. It kind of makes me sad that I'm an only child, since I'd like to think I'd make a good uncle someday.
You should message me if
You think you and I would get along. I can't be the only person who's on this site to meet people, right?

Or if I messaged you. Getting replies is always nice!