30 Forest Hill, United States
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My self-summary
You can ask about my full life story if you're ever interested, but in short I think I'm a pretty good guy and I'm looking for a girl who appreciates what I have to offer. It's certainly not the world, but it's more than just a little. I'm a giver, I like doing nice things for people, and all I ask for in return is honesty and openness.

...and cake.

Like most folks in their mid-20s, I'm in a sort of transition period in my life. I'm finishing grad school, looking for jobs, and just generally trying to keep my head on straight while trying to better myself in any way that I can (knowledge, fitness, etc.). That said, I believe I've had my fill of "me time" at the moment and am looking to explore any forthcoming romantic possibilities (well, maybe not *any*). I don't believe that starting/having a relationship would be spreading myself out too thin, as if anything I think I'm at my best when I'm busy/multitasking. I'm not just looking for a hookup, but neither am I looking for "the one" (I'm a romantic, but not hopelessly so -- Ted Mosby I am not). I'm looking for someone to complement me and enrich my life, and whose life I can enrich in return.

...with cake.
What I’m doing with my life
Hoping to soon start my own online magazine, once I get enough collaborators. Aside from that, just finishing my Master's and having good times with my friends and family. I occasionally consult for a small independent film company, but that's just for fun. I also write movie related articles and reviews for my blog with a couple of friends.

Aside from productive things, I chill, I party, I go on adventures with my friends, and am always looking for new things to do. Every so often I'll take part in a Civil War reenactment (on the Union side) because it gives my dad and I a chance to bond over something besides football.

...and cake.
I’m really good at
- Steering conversations in awkward directions (I don't mean to, it just happens sometimes)
- Writing
- Critical thinking
- Getting along with just about everyone
- Finding the silver lining and ignoring it anyways - then later deciding to embrace it because, c'mon, why not?
- Commiserating and empathizing
- Making everyday tasks fun (who doesn't rock out while vacuuming?)
- Getting from point A to point B in record time but nevertheless late
- Eating chocolate cake
The first things people usually notice about me
My beard, and for some reason my eyelashes - girls tell me they're quite long (shrug).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies - I can thoroughly enjoy all genres (yes, even some chick flicks). Also, I'm a movie buff so if I began a list of ones I enjoy I'd never be able to finish it
TV - Doctor Who, Raising Hope, Face Off, 30 Rock, Nick at Nite, Top Gear, South Park, How I Met Your Mother, The IT Crowd, Phineas and Ferb, Game of Thrones
Music - Like everyone else my taste is eclectic, but my favorite genre is (make fun of me if you want) symphonic metal
Food - Yes...I eat it.
Books - Anything I can learn something from
The six things I could never do without
- Movies
- stimulating conversations
- my friends and family (yes, I'm counting them all as one thing)
- the internet
- the voice in my head that teaches me to be a proper Englishman ...even though I'm mostly German
I spend a lot of time thinking about
People, both specific persons and in general. We are the most fascinating things in the universe because we are hands down the most confusing. Proof of this, to me, is that on rare occasions we are incomprehensibly predictable. Seriously, what the hell?

Also, generally, the immense power of language(s).

And questions I'd like to ask people but never do.

...and cake.

UPDATE: I recently came to a conclusion concerning why miscommunication often occurs between men and women. My suspicion is that women consider actions to be inherently less ambiguous than words, and therefore read more into what a guy does than what he says. On the other hand, I would say men are the exact opposite, explaining why we can (sometimes? often?) be clueless about picking up a girl's signals and confused as to why what a girl says cannot often be taken at face value. Agree? Disagree?

Or perhaps this is an epiphany that should have occurred long ago, as now that I've written it down it seems a bit too obvious to be original. Oh well, at least I'm making progress.

Also - and on an unrelated note - I think if anyone were to write the musical score to my life, I'd want it to be Danny Elfman. His music is like a great pair of breasts -- in your face, bouncy, and in a lot of my favorite movies.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out at one of my favorite bars, seeing a movie, hanging around Baltimore, sitting at home. What will I do this Friday? No way to know!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm exceedingly patient, except when driving. I find guilt to be a powerful motivator. I have no tolerance for girls who play mind games, or who like guys who beat their chests. (For those of you with an interest in psychology, there should be plenty of material there to draw a range of conclusions.)

Much of what I am I offer freely, the rest I give conditionally.

Oh, and since the issue will eventually come up anyway, should you and I ever meet, I've been told by my friends that I don't really have a good grasp of which topics are socially acceptable to talk about and which are not. So if I were to ask an inappropriate question, just tell me so and I'll back off. No harm done. Or is it that some of my questions are just ill-timed? Either way, just know that some consider me to be overly inquisitive. You've been warned.
You should message me if
after seeing my photo and reading my profile you're convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that I'm your soul mate, destined to love and cherish you forever on a level reserved only for the most enchanted romantics, and in ways so specific to our unique love that the expressions alone inspire hope in all who behold them that there is a God, and he has a pairing for each and every one of us.

...or if you're just curious and want to get to know me.

...or you have pie (Ha! Thought I was gonna say cake, didn't you?). Punch is nice too.

Hot Tip for you ladies out there: Guys really like girls who take the initiative. If you don't care to do so with me, be sure to consider it with someone you actually are interested in.