30 Freeport, United States
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My self-summary
He's a walking contradiction.
Partly truth and partly fiction.
Heading every which direction,
but the lonely way back home.

I didn't really get to travel much as a kid. I've been all over the country, but I've still never traveled abroad. I think the first country I want to visit is North Korea.
What I’m doing with my life
I have degrees in Communications and Economics. I've worked in marketing in the past, and recently spent a year as a foreman at a packaged ice company. I recently got hired into a management-track position with a local steel company.

A Pittsburgher who actually works in the steel industry. Yes, you found me.

When I grow up, I want to be either an unstoppable force or an immovable object.

Or a Jedi. That'd be sweet.
I’m really good at
Economics, mathematics, making people laugh, proofreading other people's grammar, cooking, making messes as I cook, baking bread, making messes as I bake bread, building bonfires, getting that last little dollop of toothpaste out of the tube, growing interesting styles of facial hair, and seeing just how far I can drive with the needle on "E" without stalling out.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes. They are very, very blue.

I'm also between 6'1" and 6'5", depending on the convenience store that I'm fleeing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A Song of Ice and Fire, The Outsiders, Fahrenheit 451, 1984, The Giver, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Chronicles of Prydain, John Grisham, Animal Farm, plays by Arthur Miller, Lord of the Flies, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Malcolm Gladwell, The Grand Pursuit, Freakonomics, The Armchair Economist, The Cult of Statistical Significance, and pretty much any Star Wars novel or comic. I also like scholarly works about economics by Ken Arrow, Paul Samuelson, Elinor Ostrom, Deirdre McCloskey, Daron Acemoglu, JM Keynes, and Milton Friedman.

I'm all over the place with movies, but I like all the staples (Shawshank, Die Hard, Mel Brooks, etc.) and some more indie-type ones (A History of Violence, Donnie Darko). The Princess Bride, The Godfather, Thank You for Smoking, This Is The End, Harold and Maude, Star Wars, Star Trek, The Pursuit of Happyness, Don Jon, Blow, Kill Bill, Milk, Ernest Goes to Camp.

I dig HBO, Netflix (House of Cards, OITNB), documentaries, and British TV. I despise reality shows (except for semi-educational ones like Pawn Stars) and most primetime network television. Aaron Sorkin is pretty much the man.

When I'm studying or working, I like Edith Piaf. Otherwise, I'm into singer-songwriters, classic rock, jazz, Motown, blues, some 90's stuff, and gypsy punk. Pandora knows what I want.

Onions are gross. I lie at restaurants sometimes and tell the waiter I'm allergic, just to make sure they don't put any in my food.
The six things I could never do without
Cold beer.
Diet Coke/TaB/Dr. Pepper 10. [Edit: I've developed a taste for the generic pop they sell at Aldi's. It's like all three mixed together.]
Harry Chapin.
New friends.
Old friends.
Board games with old friends.
Late coffee nights at Eat n' Park with old friends.
Gin martinis.
Warm weather.
Road trips, especially spontaneous ones.
Soul food.
Fresh baked bread.
Olive oil.
Proper grammar.
My favorite Union Jack socks.

Don't tell me how many favorite things to have, website.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about how Hershey bars tasted a whole lot better when they came in a paper wrapper and sleeve, before they switched to plastic.

Have you ever noticed that the Hulk's shirts always get ripped to pieces, and yet his pants always stay right in place? What's up with that? Is he wearing sweats or something?
On a typical Friday night I am
Either at the library or at the bar. Sometimes I bring the library to the bar. They get mad when I bring the bar to the library.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love boating, but I have a serious discomfort swimming in natural bodies of water.

I'm hyper-competitive when it comes to board games. I might even do the Dirty Bird in your face when I win Settlers of Catan. Please don't take it personally; it's just the song of my people.

I have a thing for 80's dance music. It's bad. Real bad. In fact, it's this bad:

I do not know who most pop stars are. I had no idea who Robin Thicke was or what he was famous for before he was assaulted onstage by the ogre that ate Billy Ray Cyrus' poor daughter.

Who the hell is Drake?

There are three films (and only three films) that bring me close to tears. The end of Brian's Song, the first ten minutes of UP!, and the part where Jim Brown gets shot in The Dirty Dozen.
You should message me if
You can get me Viagra for only $0.42 per pill, or if you think it might be a GrEaT time to refinance with a consolidation loan best rates now for you!

If you can answer me this: When I see the sea again, will the sea have seen or have not seen me?

Also, no cats. I've dated a number of women with cats, and I'm just way too allergic to even try anymore. No dice.

EDIT: OK, you can have a cat. But you'd better be awesome.