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My self-summary
I just want someone to hang out with. If we click, it's cool. If not, that's ok too. I certainly don't want to be with someone I'm not genuinely attracted to. I'm open to a long term relationship but not before I know you're both good for me and good to me and vice versa. That whole "I'd rather be alone for the right reasons, than to be with someone for the wrong reasons" is the disclaimer here.

Ideally I want someone I can see myself growing old with. Someone who values what is important and understands what is good. I don't want a woman who hangs out at the bar all day. I want someone who is kind and understanding, I'm not perfect and don't claim to know everything, not by a long shot. I have always learned something out of each relationship.

I'm not your typical guy who does typical guy stuff. I don't hang out with the Bros to talk sports or sit for hours playing videogames-to me- this is what children do. I'd much rather have a genuine conversation with someone, paint a picture, draw something, make music, go out to see a band, hear a lecture, take a class, try a new restaurant, or attempt to cook a dish I've never tried before. And, I'd like to share these kinds of experiences with someone else.

I like a bottle of wine or bourbon at home. I cook a mean steak and spaghetti. You won't need to worry about going hungry or being thirsty hanging around me.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in insurance.
I’m really good at
Cooking. My iron chef skills are that strong.

Painting. I've had a few shows downtown.

Being patient and listening.

Seeing the Good.

Dealing with the Bad.

Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite book of fiction is Don Quixote by Cervantes. It's hilarious.

Others: Anything by Philip K Dick, Stephen King (not listening), Christopher Moore, Chuck Paluniuk, James Morrow, Thomas Mann, Mary Shelly, H.P. Lovecraft

Non-Fiction: John Krakauer's writing style is as marvelous as it is fluid. Thus, any and all things by him. Sigmund Freud, J.S. Mill, Peter Singer. Nietzsche, Darwin. Sarte,

Movies: Minority Report, The Color Purple, The Big Lebowski, The Shining, Inception,

Shows: Game of Thrones, True Detective, Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Fringe, Twin Peaks,

Food: pretty much everything but Sushi
Six things I could never do without
Paint stuff
An animal companion of some sort
A good friend who is genuinely interested in my well being; at least one.
On a typical Friday night I am
Lester Bangs: Aw, man. You made friends with them. See, friendship is the booze they feed you. They want you to get drunk on feeling like you belong.
William Miller: Well, it was fun.
Lester Bangs: Because they make you feel cool. And hey. I met you. You are not cool.
William Miller: I know. Even when I thought I was, I knew I wasn't.
Lester Bangs: That's because we're uncool. And while women will always be a problem for us, most of the great art in the world is about that very same problem. Good-looking people don't have any spine. Their art never lasts. They get the girls, but we're smarter.
William Miller: I can really see that now.
Lester Bangs: Yeah, great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex, and sex disguised as love... and let's face it, you got a big head start.
William Miller: I'm glad you were home.
Lester Bangs: I'm always home. I'm uncool.
William Miller: Me too!
Lester Bangs: The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool.
William Miller: I feel better.
You should message me if
You're a courageous and harmonious empath.

Also, I cannot see 'likes' so if you feel an impulse or just want to talk feel free to drop a line.
The two of us