34Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I'm an amalgam of things. Part stubborn Irish stoicism (thanks grandpa), part affable good naturedness. A quiet thinker and a boisterous conversationalist.

I prefer making close friends over many friends. I'm doggedly loyal, fair-minded, and "level headed in a crisis." I am vocal with, and tenacious in my opinions but am always open to changing my mind. I like being the guy my friends and family can come to if they have a problem.

I crack myself up more often than not. I'm snarky and sarcastic. I smirk more than I smile. I like laughing loudly and uncontrollably. A good joke will leave me bent 90 degrees, laughing from the stomach, and totally incapable of speech for a solid minute. I don't get along too well with people who are easily offended. I have a twisted sense of humor and was sorely tempted to make my user name Hello_Clarice.

My mind works in some pretty odd ways and I like to keep quiet and let it do it's thing then spend an evening talking with friends. I love traveling, history, art, art history, a good book, cooking something new, plays, musicals, and exploring the city. And good coffee.
What I’m doing with my life
More to come. As in I'm filling these out, not being existential with this question.
I’m really good at
Cooking/baking. I'm known for my Hot and Sour soup and Red Velvet cupcakes.

Driving. Sure I can't handle a stick but if I can make my neurotic 86 year old grandma feel safe with me behind the wheel I must be doing something right.

I can always track down those stupid little things that everyone loses. Remotes, headphones, keys. I'm like a bloodhound.

I'm really good on the phone with service people. Like from your cell phone or cable company. I get shit done all while being very polite.

Getting away with it.
The first things people usually notice about me
"You have beautiful eyes, do they ever point the same way?"
It's either about my eyes, my forearms or my butt. That's what I get comments on. Those and something I'm not going to mention in a profile cause it would be cheesy as fuck.

I've got a beard like a Seurat painting. From a distance it all looks brown but up close it has about 6 different colored hairs. It's like the United Nations of beards, or a Benetton Ad.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Shataram, The Historian, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, The Shadow of The Wind, The Power of One, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.
Movies - I think anything Tarantino. I love the way Charlie Kaufman's mind works. Miyazaki. High Fidelity, 25th Hour, plenty of others, we can talk about it.
TV - Breaking Bad, West Wing, Arrested Development, the usual suspects. Iron Chef is the only reality TV I'll watch. I have a giant man crush on Morimoto.
Music - Toots and the Maytals, Childish Gambino, various pop I keep in a playlist called "what the hell is wrong with me.", Jurassic 5, Nina Simone, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, The Bobs Marley and Dylan, Bowie. A hodgepodge of classical songs that I will never remember the names of. Bear McCreary.
Six things I could never do without
Friends and Family
My dog. My cat however can go to hell. She's up to about 16 counts of attempted murder just this week.
My laptop. Work, play, entertainment and education all rolled into one overpriced machine.
Breaks from the city.
24 hour bodegas
GPS. I have got the worse sense of direction on the planet, somewhere. I don't know where, because my sense of direction sucks.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Trying to grow, being a better person.
Someone else's side of the story.
Places I'd like to visit.
Do I have move the car tomorrow? Where did I park the car? Shit.
Stories I want to write.
What should I make for dinner?
How to let the little things truly slide.
Starting a rival website called Above Average Cupid.
On a typical Friday night I am
How about a typical night out.

You'll find me at few favorite bars where I know the bartender, can play a few games of pool and spend a night talking with friends without having to yell. Not always, but that's a typical night out for me.
I'm always excited to try something new though.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I got the shit kicked out of me by three teenagers trying to mug me last year. It was scary, but I also spent the whole time thinking how bad they were at their job and how funny that was. They kept asking me "Where's the money" but they never looked in my pockets, so that's where it stayed. Being kicked in the face really hurts.

I have two of the world's most unmanly scars. One from baking, one from playing chess.
You should message me if
You laughed at least once while reading this.
You enjoy a quick wit and a sharp tongue.
You don't judge people who had to look up the spelling of tongue for the millionth time.
The two of us