Erik1899
35 Sherman, United States
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My self-summary
I am new to the area and looking to meet some new folks to go out with. I'm open to anything, but I'm mainly interested in being friends for now because there's no hurry and labels are for squares. I'm a teacher/coach at a local school. Never married, no kids. Emotionally available and stable. Blah blah.. Let's go get a drink already...

INFJ (down to the molecular level)

Old profile is below, if you like to read.

"I'm all about havin' fun. You know, get a couple cocktails in me, start a fire in someone's kitchen. Maybe go to SeaWorld, take my pants off" - Anchorman

For the ladies lacking patience, here is the quick rundown of my positive traits: Loyal, fun, funny, dependable, kind, thoughtful, understanding, realistic, logical, ambitious, generous, and I'm a great listener.

I think you might find me interesting. I am sort of complex, and I have many layers to me. I'm not for everyone, you must be looking for substance and for someone that has more depth than a pizza box. I like to think that I have an excellent sense of humor. I think anything can be funny, when placed in the proper context. I try to find amusement in as much as possible. I'm very patient and empathetic towards people, it can be both my greatest strength and most tragic downfall. I get that compassion from my Mother I suppose, blah... but on a brighter note, she also instilled in me a serious sense of loyalty, chivalry, and communication.

I am completely and utterly incapable of bullshit at this point in my life. The dos and don'ts of dating are out of the window, I'd prefer upfront brutal honesty and actions that correspond to the moment. No second-guessing about how soon to text back or looking too available on a Friday night. Assolutamente finito, bella.

What I'm looking for is quite simple. I would like to find a girl worthy enough for me to give the world to. My wiring must be faulty because I get an unusual amount of happiness that is contingent upon how happy I can make the girl that I'm amorous toward. She becomes a priority that I'd fight, die, and buy tampons for.
What I’m doing with my life
Teacher/Coach
Aspiring writer
Standup Comic
Lover
Abolitionist
I’m really good at
Being a good guy. We only finish last because we are never in a hurry and we hang in there until the end out of pure determination (or sheer stupidity).

Solving problems.
Listening.
Trivia nights at bars.
I'm a fun and thoughtful dater.
Not being a boring Dbag.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not sure. Maybe you'll answer this one for me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Films: Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Closer, Snatch, Perfect Sense, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tombstone, Kill Bill, High Fidelity, Grosse Point Blank (any Cusack movie), Citizen Kane, Goodfellas, Little Miss Sunshine, Zack and Miri, 500 Days of Summer, True Romance, Network, Casino, Closer, Raging Bull, Once Upon a Time in America, Charlie Wilson's War, Michael Clayton, Meet Joe Black, Sin City, Scent of a Woman, There's Something About Mary, Casablanca, The Departed, Blood Diamond, Cold Mountain, V for Vendetta, Matrix trilogy, The Godfather 1 and 2, Music and Lyrics, Borat, Anchorman, Talladega Nights, All the Kings Men, Mr and Mrs Smith, Oceans 11-13, Major League (1 not 2), Revolutionary Road, and The Notebook...yeah I said The Notebook.

Music: The Strokes, Say Anything, TVOTR, Phantogram, Silversun Pickups, Miami Horror, White Stripes, Washed Out, Grouplove, The National, CocoRosie, Minus the Bear, Beirut, Interpol, Gogol Bordello, Purity Ring, Metric, The XX, Neon Indian, Tycho, Modest Mouse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Margot and the Nuclear So &So's, ChVrches, Radiohead, The Smiths, Al Green, Beastie Boys, Frank Sinatra, French Jazz, Ragtime Jazz, 60's pop, all R&B from 60's through 90's... I used to be a Music Director at a radio station, so my taste in music is everywhere.

TV: I'm not a tv watcher... but I stream/download a few well written shows pretty often: Mr. Robot, Vice, It's Always Sunny..., Veep, South Park, Homeland, The Knick, Shameless, and House of Cards.

Books: The Celestine Prophecy, Survivor, Choke, Catcher in the Rye, High Fidelity, Catch 22, Brave New World, The Giver, Ender's Game, Slaughterhouse Five, Cat's Cradle, Forrest Gump, and The God Delusion. Anything by Gore Vidal or Christopher Hitchens.

Food: I'm real easy on that one. I can find something to eat anywhere. Periodically I am strict Ketogenic, but I am easily persuaded to eat whatever.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The world and my place in it... you know, existential stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
Erik
...even on a typical Friday night
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've always thought of courting as nothing more than an elaborate sales pitch. Two people meet, they project themselves as successful, flawless human beings, with nothing less than an inhuman amount of ambition. Everybody says they want to make a difference, or to travel the world, but how many will do whatever it takes to reach their goals in life? It is my opinion that people are so focused on maintaining their facade of perfection, they never really develop the necessary foundation of a relationship that is capable of withstanding the test of time.

Now I understand how that can make me seem pessimistic, but I assure you that I am not. I am a realist. I learn and try to observe as much as possible in life, with the hopes of being the most balanced and aware person that I can be. I am not interested in appearing to be perfect. In fact, I can ruin the surprise for many of you right now: I have many imperfections. However, I am conscious of most, and I work arduously everyday to evolve past them.

Favorite quotes:

"My Country is the world, and my religion is to do good."
Thomas Paine

"All we have is now. All we've ever had is now."
F. Scott Fitzgerald

"It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace."
Chuck Palahniuk
You should message me if
-If you have read all of this and you'd like to know more about me.
-If you are ready for a nice guy that will open a door for you and make you feel awesome about yourself.
- If you are interesting and intelligent.

DISCLAIMER: I'm a bit selective, so please be in a healthy condition (physically fit and not be holding a meth pipe as you read this).
Plus, don't bother if you refer to yourself as a fashionista, diva, princess, or anything else that induces an eye-roll.
In a perfect world, physical attraction would not matter, but the fact is: it does and chemistry cannot be established or maintained without it.
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