39 Chevy Chase, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a cool, smart, and funny guy.

Also, to be perfectly honest, I have to admit I was born and raised in New Jersey. South Jersey, not the icky North.

Growing up, I was an athlete and played basketball, football, and baseball. Baseball lasted me all the way through college until I tore up my arm my junior year. While this somewhat curtails my sporting activities, I still work out regularly. Lately, my activity of choice has been boxing but I still don't do that as much as I would like.

I am an artistic person. The creative process really keeps me balanced. It's one of the few things that can make me happy no matter what else is going on in my life. I have written several books (never published because they are crap) because I enjoy it. Maybe some day I can devote more time to it.

I can also be a big nerd. I think board games, video games, and comic books are really cool.

So jock-nerd-starving artist. Pretty common combo.

I'm pretty casual in dress and demeanor, but I've been told that I clean up well.

While I like to travel and all of my profile pictures are from somewhere overseas, I really don't consider myself all that worldly.

I learn something new every day even if my day is nothing more than doing laundry at home. For instance, I learned that those cartoons where you tie a string to a quarter to get free stuff out of machines really doesn't work.

I'm looking to meet a woman that enjoys laughing and learning new things. I pride myself on my sense of humor and that is the number one thing I want to share with someone. People who can laugh at life together can weather a lot of storms.

I also like women who are smart, open minded, and ambitious but at the same time realize that there actually is a little bit more to life than getting the corner office.

Oh, and I was serious about that sense of humor thing. You may have thought this whole write up was straight forward and dry and that it must be reflective of my personality. Well, I am not dry. Trust me, I am hilarious.

Lastly, for you shy women, just pretend we're at a bar. If you are interested and don't want to put yourself totally out there, just wink. I never see people actually wink at a bar, but just go with it. If the whole winking thing is a little too meta for you, rating me also gets my attention. Thanks, dating site!

And for the ADD ladies out there, here is the too long did not read version:

Not ugly
Have most of my hair
Am fit
Not short

Intense/High strung (depending on your view of this sort of thing)
Has a habit of trying too hard
Cares what others think too much
Shy/Can get nervous

Here are things that you need to know about me. Read: you need to at least tolerate these things.

- I watch sports
- I play video games
- I do dorky things (I have played things like D and D before and may do so again.)

While none of these things dominate my life, they are things women might have issue with. Be warned: I really am a great guy, but I am still a guy.

I have also been told that I am a very good but acquired taste. Not sure that is a compliment.
What I’m doing with my life
Sort of in career limbo. I'm an attorney, but am currently only practicing part time, mostly doing contract work. It's paying the bills until I write my bestseller or at least write enough to support myself. It's a slow but fun process that I am trying to figure out.

At this point, I will probably die destitute. Either that or in some strange situation ripped from a Kafka story.
I’m really good at
Reading, writing, and arithmetic. Seriously, I can add really well in my head. I am also a good athlete. I'm also really good at being goofy and making people laugh. Actually, I'm also good at alienating and possibly offending people that don't have the same sense of humor I do. Full disclosure from me on that point.
The first things people usually notice about me
The first thing people notice about me is that I am usually the most under dressed person in the room. I also will be the first to say something inappropriate in said room.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like all books, but I particularly like reading history and popular literature. I have also been known to read fantasy, science fiction, and even a chick lit book because I wanted to see what it was like. For you curious women, I read a Janet Evanovich book, Metro Girl.

I have the musical taste of a 50-year-old man. I was raised listening to basically every type of music from 1955-1980. I also love 90's music. In fact, I think the 90's were the greatest decade ever.

I also get into these weird moods where if a song really strikes a chord with me, I will listen to it approximately 8 times straight (usually captures an emotion I am trying to write with). Right now, I seem to have an abnormal appreciation for "Dancing in the Moonlight" by King Harvest.

I don't watch much television, but when I do, it is usually sports, something educational, or something funny. I hate reality TV.
The six things I could never do without
The internet.
Peanut butter.
A spiral notebook.
A good pen.

I also have a severe peanut M&M addiction. I need help.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what I want to be when I grow up.
why I don't write as much as I should.
why doing nothing can really make me happy sometimes.

How some women think Match percentage is super important and then mess up what constitutes an acceptable answer.

Example: Woman answers that she likes sushi, but then dings a guy for liking sushi. Either she wants to hog all the sushi (like a greedy tramp!) or she thought she was marking unacceptable answers instead of acceptable answers.

I also spend way too much time trying to understand the whole "women having pictures taken with various fake mustaches" thing. I really dont get it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out doing something casual or staying in and goofing off. Honestly, I go out when I feel like it and am perfectly happy to stay in. I never feel like I HAVE to go out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like superheroes. Also, for some reason, my Dad cannot pronounce the word "tiger." His favorite golfer is Tagger Woods, and when I come home from the zoo, he would ask me if I saw any taggers. It's really embarrassing. We don't let him go out much.
You should message me if
You don't mind guys that like sports.
You don't mind nerds.
You don't mind crass jokes.
You don't mind--or even like--glasses and facial hair. I almost inevitably have both.
You answered the Starving Children vs. Abused Animals question with "They are both equally good."

Also, if you are a gal lucky enough to be rated by me, I swear I am not being creepy. You will almost certainly receive a charming message from me at some point.