Why would I be the perfect romantic companion for the Zombie Apocalypse?
First off, I'm fat. Now society sees that as a detriment, but I see that as a win for you, since I can afford to go without food much longer than someone with a low BMI and we're all going to have to ration once the dead rise.
Second I am Polyamorous/into ethical Non-monogamy. Now again this is a turn off to some. But how many groups of survivors have been torn apart by jealousy? Not an issue when you're willing to share.
Three I am a feminist. That means that when you tell me your plan to find the vaccine and save our fallen civilization I won't question it out of some chauvinist assumption that leadership should be done by men.
Plus I'm a progressive and that means that when we do rebuild society we can make it a lot less hostile and focus on equality as we slowly push back the tide of undeath.
Having to fix and move pinball and arcade machines of the past 30 years has left me with the ability to Solder and a lot of knowledge about how to block doors with an X-Men Six Player Deluxe cabinet.
Running the place, while it leaves me with a mostly nocturnal schedule, has taught me to hire and communicate with a diverse group of companions. That's an invaluable skill when your survivor party starts infighting. And my habit of being awake all night means that I'm perfect for overnight watch against the walkers.
Additionally having access to a commercial kitchen gives us some great options for communal meals and having to meet health inspection standards regularily means we'll be all set to convert it to a place for sterile medical procedures.
My years of playing Crazy Taxi and my skill with a manual transmission mean that missions to find supplies out among the ruined metropolis will be viable no matter what vehicles we salvage. Also I commute into the city every day and that means I've got 20 years of experience dodging traffic via secret back routes and when the main arteries are stuffed with the rotting hulks of mankind's hubris, we'll need to know those.
Also I like to think I'm a good caretaker to my dog TJ and that's vital because dogs are immune to the pathogen and we'll need their help to scavenge and fight off the horde.
Some of those fresh faced types look fine now. But imagine them with three months of patchy beard desperately trying to fight off a slavering monstrosity.
Serious: House of Leaves, Missoula, Maddaddam Books
Nerdy: Snow Crash, A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, All Our Wrong Todays, Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits.
Comics: Squirrel Girl, Transmetropolitan, Alias, Punisher.
Network, Chasing Amy, V for Vendetta, Secretary, Civil War
Jessica Jones, Star Trek, Firefly, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones, Buffy/Angel.
Nerdy: MC Frontalot, MC Lars, 8-bit
Pop Punk: GreenDay, Blink 182, Angels and Airwaves, Boxcar Racer
Political: Mindless Self Indulgence, Flobots, (some) Eminem
Electronica: Nine inch Nails, InnerPartySystem
Indie: Shins, Decemberists
I like cheap pizza a lot. And pizza is caloric-ally dense so it's a great food when you don't know where your next meal is coming from.
But so long as I have my friends, my dog, a good book, a place to lie my head, something to think of, and someone to talk to I can survive and even thrive.
Even though he was a misogynist douchebag Hemingway had a point with this quote, "There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." I like to think of how I can improve myself. Like anyone I've done some things I regret, but I hope I can be someone better today and in the future.
I try to live by this wise creed: "If you are thinking you are winning."
A quote from Warren Ellis because I like him, "Be authentic to your dreams. Be authentic to your own idea about yourself. Grind away at your own minds and bodies until you become your own invention. Be Mad Scientists."
As with most non-asexual humans I think a lot about sex, but often in a nerdy way. As John Mitchell Cameron said, "Sex, like music, is a universal language. We want to use it to introduce character, evoke emotion, propel the plot. Sex is also the funniest thing I know. How the hell do we find ourselves in those positions?"