29 Gaithersburg, United States
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My self-summary
Hi! I'm Grady. I just moved out here to Maryland (by way of Texas and California before that) so I'm new to the area.

So here we go! I'm honestly trying to find my other half and definitely looking for something real. I'm an intellectual and love learning new things and value conversations with depth. I'm also hilarious, silly, pretty sarcastic, and nerdy. I like having fun, playing video games, but also being active (I was an athlete most of my life), working out, being spontaneous, traveling, and even just lounging around. I don't care for the whole "bar dating" (I don't really drink), here I am.

I will say, I'm a romantic and will do anything to put a smile on your face. Romance to me is important. I tend to have these romantic ideals that may come across as cheesy but they're genuinely what I believe and feel. I'd love the privilege of finding someone who is honest, loyal, genuine, affectionate, outgoing, and even a bit nerdy with a sense of humor (because these are my qualities as well).

I also value trust, honesty, and transparency over all else. I'll never hide or keep anything from you and I'm hoping for the same in return.

I love animals and I want to find someone with a fun personality, who I enjoy spending time with and who enjoys spending time with me and wants to cultivate something special. I don't mind an independent girl but I don't want someone so independent that our lives and passions can't run parallel.

I know I wrote a lot, but when you're looking for the Leia to your Han, the Rachel to your Ross, or the Lois to your Clark...I don't think 2 sentences is enough.
What I’m doing with my life
I just moved out to the Maryland/DC area, so...not sure what all there is to do out here yet! At this point in my life I'm looking for someone who has grown out of that "party stage" of their life. That shit gets old.

And someone that I could potentially spend forever with but not necessarily looking to get married tomorrow. I'd like to grow with someone and build something awesome. I love traveling and want it to be a huge part of what I'm doing with my life and with my partner.

Also, I'm teaching myself to play bass guitar.
I’m really good at
Most things in general, haha. I'm an Engineer, I was a medical massage therapist (and still am...just don't do it professionally anymore), I have a degree in Ancient History, and was pre-med for about 2 years.

Ping pong and mini golf, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
My tattoo. And without sounding cliche, my smile. I get told at least twice a day how much people enjoy my smile. Your mileage may vary though and that's okay :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love finding old book stores and I do enjoy reading science, history, or reference books. There are some fiction series that I've enjoyed and of course news articles to stay up to date on current events. I grew up on classic and alternative rock, but will listen to most things. As far as movies/TV go, the list is too long to add here but for an idea:

Seinfeld, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Spartacus, Archer, The Big Bang Theory, HIMYM, Futurama, Firefly, Arrested Development, Always Sunny, Parks and Rec, Colbert, Jon Stewart, Friends, Doctor Who, Supernatural, etc. There's many, many more but we can talk about that!

I like Star Wars, LOTR, other nerd shit, 90's alternative, archery (just target stuff), astronomy, cosmology, astrophysics, museums, science, proper grammar, Sam Harris, Brian Greene, Lawrence Krauss, Brian Cox (to name a few influential people I like), and intelligence. There are more but hey...then we'd have nothing to talk about.

I'll try any food once - except seafood. Don't really like it. However! I'm learning to appreciate Sushi (at least vegetarian Sushi)!
The six things I could never do without
1). Sarcasm
2). Music
3). My glasses
4). Chocolate chip cookies
5). The gym
6). Sports and cars (typical guy stuff)
7). Traveling

(I wrote 7...clearly I'm a rebel. Watch out, ladies!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Giraffes and how long it takes their food to get down to their stomach.

My future and who I'm going to spend it with.

If there are any cool places to walk around - I really love just walking around an area talking and holding hands (you did read the part earlier about the romance stuff, right? I wasn't kidding).
On a typical Friday night I am
Either going out or staying in. Depends really. However, since I'm new to the area, I'm up for anything.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hmm...this isn't really "private". Maybe more embarrassing, I guess. But I've always wanted to take ballroom dancing lessons with my partner.
You should message me if
We're a match in some way and we both liked each other. I mean, that's how this is supposed to work, right?

Also if you like what you've read and are looking for something meaningful and more than a random hookup or casual sex. Sorry, hookups are not what I'm looking for.