32 Lakemore, United States
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My self-summary
I've been in Akron my whole life. I am a graduate of Kent State University and have Bachelors of Science in both Technology and Aeronautical Studies. Since graduation I've worked in a plastic extrusion shop where I work in maintenance, meaning I spend my day fixing things and solving problems. And lots of paperwork. Like my job I spend my personal life working on things; I've done a lot of work on my house and my trucks. I also like going to concerts and car shows, although without anybody to go with I haven't been to as many as I'd like. I like traveling too, something I'm getting back to after not having the time/money for some time.

Politically I'm pretty moderate but I do have definite opinions on the issues. If I could be described by any label I guess Libertarian would work. I don't discriminate because of someone's beliefs, and I don't get along well with people that do. I don't like to tell people what to do and I don't like being told what to do. I'm extremely easy going, and I can get along with almost anyone. I definitely have a sense of humor too; hang around me enough and you'll hear terrible puns and off color jokes. I'm not religious but I'm not anti-religion either, I'm comfortable in knowing that there's no way for me to know what's outside the life I can see.

For a potential partner, I have preferences but I'm open to meet anybody. Even if I'm totally incompatible with someone on a romantic level it's still nice to have new friends. I'm the kind of person that has a handful of close friends and everyone else are acquaintances. I'm very old fashioned; I like to take things slow and not jump in too fast. It seems that a lot of women I've dated thought I was going too slow, but I promise that I'm not losing interest in such a case. I strongly believe that once I've moved past a point where the other is probably getting attached that honesty and openness are most important, and if I'm in any way unhappy I will say something. I definitely don't play games at all. I also don't do hook ups, at all, ever. I think (hope) that romantic would be a good descriptor for me. I seem to have a lower sex drive than most people; I'm happier snuggling up on the couch and watching TV than gratuitous making out.

I'm looking for someone like me who wants to spend some time together and just enjoy each other's company. Bonus points for someone like me that hasn't slept around much, hasn't been married, or has kids yet. I know that's rare for people my age so don't be scared off if it's not you. I'm hoping to meet someone to ultimately get married to. I'm not decided on kids, work tires me out and they're a lot of work, but I love kids and I really think I'd enjoy raising them. I'm also a very shy/introverted person so I don't enjoy noisy or crowded places like bars. I was never into partying.

I first looked at this section after being gone so long and thought I'd shorten it. Well... I swear I'm good at most things I do. I just tend to be long winded.

I am giving, knowledgeable, and open minded
What I’m doing with my life
Working mostly, for lack of a better way to spend my time. I'm trying to save for the future and keep the bills paid, I'm old fashioned like that. I also try to learn as much as I can, I love satisfying my curiosity on any number of issues. I've realized that's probably why childhood seemed so great, everything was new.
I’m really good at
Any kind of machinery, especially figuring out how it works and fixing problems. That means I fix everything myself; I never hire contractors or mechanics unless it's not meant to be fixed (like the Ford Taurus I used to own). That explains my current job of fixing things. I'm also good at math and logic, and have an intense curiosity that has given me a good trivia knowledge. I've also found I'm pretty good at spelling as I've become several people's spell checker.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm different looking and very quiet unless I know people somewhat. If anything comes up that involves intelligence people notice that. I think a lot of people judge by appearances and assume I'm the badass type, and I'm really not. I'm also hard working and tend to do anything for the people that are important to me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Tales of Known Space by Larry Niven, Plum Island, The Lions Den, and Night Fall by Nelson DeMille, any technical manual. I also like reading catalogs and thinking how I'd like to own the stuff in them. Temptations by Otis Williams and Patricia Romanowski is also a favorite of mine.

Movies: Really any silly comedy, think Airplane!, 40 Year Old Virgin, or anything with Mel Brooks. I also like some war dramas like Saving Private Ryan or Das Boot, and the occasional sci-fi. I'm not either a Star Wars or Star Trek fan, but I do like the Terminator series. Except the TV show.

Music: I like anything except the top 40, newer rock, heavy metal or rap; I prefer R&B/soul mostly but also like classic rock and a little country. I've been to a lot of concerts, mostly older and local bands. I listen to the radio more than anything else except being online, but I usually listen to talk radio. I tend to like vocal bands like The Temptations, The Oak Ridge Boys, etc.

Food: Ethnic cuisine (Taco Bell), and many other sophisticated eateries that require I pull around to the second window. I like Mexican and Italian mostly, I'm not terribly picky, except I really don't like vegetables. I also really like chicken. Which is why it's good to live close to Barberton.
The six things I could never do without
My knowledge, my critical thinking ability, my friends, my family, my optimism, the internet.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I can be pretty philosophical at times, like why things are the way they are, or where the world is heading. I also think about the future a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing after the week. At the present that's just usually soaking up some Wikipedia.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Like a lot of people, that I'm on here. I don't admit that to a lot of people though.
You should message me if
You want someone to talk to and you're a nice person. Mean people really drive me away. I'm pretty shy; if you want to talk you'll probably have to message me as I'm not very good at that. I'd love to hear from just about anybody, so don't be shy :)