Hey all. I must have accidentally re-enabled my profile by logging in, but I'm actually seeing someone (who found me on here, btw... so don't give up) and it's been going well for over 2 years. We just hopped on to read our old conversations, tests, etc. If we gave you a like, it's cause we thought you were pretty awesome, so take it!
Thanks for the messages. If she gives me lip one more goddam time, I'll look y'all up ;D
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Going minimalist on this go around. I'll just share something I'm totally proud of, and that is losing 80 lbs this year. I'm 6'5 and have dropped down to 210 lbs since Jan 2013. Go me. I cut out meat, dairy and sugar to acquire vegan super-powers. I can't fly or anything, but I can bike and inline skate like the wind and things are just easier in general. I highly recommend it.
Make that 95lbs as of Christmas. I wanted to lose 100 in a year, but looks like it'll be closer to a year and a month. Whatevs. I rock. I'm like, American skinny. Just had to move down to size 34 pants. A year ago I was in 44s, so I feel this is far enough.
This online dating stuff is strange and almost business-like. Making a list of criteria and believing that if someone fits then meeting is just a formality. In truth, there is so much more to us than can ever be listed. I know that. You know that. So consider what follows, like the Pirate's Code, more of a guideline really.
So before I get into that and come off all serious and demanding, I just wanted to let you know that is as far from how my friends would describe me as one can get. It's hard to describe myself without sounding like I'm bragging. See. Even that sounded like bragging.
Fine. Screw it. You win. I'm awesome.
I've read a lot of your profiles and there are some strong themes running through them that I feel it would save time for me to address here.
Firstly, I'm here for a girlfriend, not for "dating", which seems to mean sex with multiple, random people these days. Guess I'm old fashioned. So if your idea of dating is going out with (and sleeping with) multiple guys at the same time, please don't contact me. You would never pass the requirements in my "message me if" section.
I am not married or in a relationship. That should go without saying, but apparently it is a huge problem on here. I don't have any ex-drama or secret kids out there or any of that jazz.
I don't have any pictures of myself with my shirt off, standing next to a car or holding a fish, all of which seem to bother you to no end. Nor have I ever sent anyone a nude pic, as no one has asked and I'm too much of a gentleman to go mailing my naughty bits all over the place unbidden. How rude.
I'm not looking for anyone to take care of me, nor am I looking to take care of anyone else financially. A lot of you seem really worried about being taken advantage of, so I'm guessing it happens a lot. I believe in a 50/50 split all the way. As we are supposed to be equals, it is pretty hard to argue against that. Finance and romance don't mix.
Anything else, ask. I'll answer literally anything you are concerned about. Open book here. Bring it.
I am in the running for a few IT positions and am very excited to be moving out of education. Much as I enjoyed it and was good at my job, working in education just wasn't my thing in the long run. Depending on which comes through first, I'll either be relocating to Zephyrhills or Gainesville.
For food, I'm a bit stuck in a rut. It's mostly oatmeal for breakfast, Boca Burgers for lunch and veggie dogs for dinner, snacking on blue berries, grapes, bananas, cuties and chips and salsa throughout the day. Which I can totally live with, but I wouldn't mind some variety. So bonus points if you are something of a healthy cook.
Music, whatever. I flip through stations. I'm definitely not some hipster, music snob. That would be my brother.
Exercise (I am the last of the inline skaters. All the others hit a tiny pebble and died)
The internet (I mean... it's how I met you) ;D
Paper and pencil
Fruit (cannot start day without organic bananas from Publix. Yummm!)
Woods (because it's hard to get lost in a field)
If you are part of the .1% that passed that hurdle, I don't care if you are a serial killer. Please, for the love of Bastet, contact me ;p