25 Alpharetta, United States
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My self-summary
Retired from dating for the time being; my circumstances will preclude it for likely at least the next twelve months. I'm here to talk, that's all; friendly conversation, not likely ever in person.

All other text on this page is under construction. Any references to dating are vestigial at this point; I do not use the word "friends" facetiously.


Hi, I'm Jon. I moved to Atlanta after college for work, and I'm loving it here; after the Midwest, Georgia feels like summer nine months a year. If not for the bloody traffic, it'd be pretty near perfect. XD

I'm often quiet, but not difficult to get along with, especially if there's good conversational chemistry. I don't say everything I mean, but I mean everything I say. I do have a hard time expressing emotions; I'm almost permanently pokerfaced and tend to look and sound bored or unhappy even when I'm enjoying myself. If I'm out on a date though, chances are I'm happy. Please do ask me if you're not sure.

I can be oldschool in some ways; I have a strong sense of honor and courtesy.

I can see the bright side of any situation, no matter how ugly. There's nothing that slows me down, nothing I can't find ways to laugh at.

I see way too many profiles with the words "trash" and "boring". Being gay doesn't make you trash, being trans doesn't make you trash, odds are good that you personally are not trash, so chin up. Hardly anyone in this world is legitimately boring, but if you say you are, I'll believe you.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently employed full-time as a software developer, getting paid to do what I love so that I never really have to work. It's not my dream job yet because I'm not running the place, but I'll get there. ^_^

Off the clock, I'm exercising regularly, and making up for time lost in college by playing through a list of video games I didn't have time for as an engineering major.

In the process of building a new PC for the first time.

Looking for a good martial arts school in the area to continue my training, but I've turned up nothing but rubbish so far. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. ^_^
I’m really good at
Problem solving. Give me puzzles, technical difficulties, people troubles, mystery novels, whatever; I'm very patient and very analytical.

I'm aces at board and card games, chess in particular. I seem to have more than my share of luck at Cards Against Humanity too. It's not uncommon for me to sit down to a game I've never seen before and beat a table of people who're properly familiar with it. I just love games, especially when it's a close match.

I'm told I'm also very good at looking after the people I care about when they're having a rough time or need a little help.

Not half bad at cuddling either. ^_^
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books/Manga: The Wheel of Time; Viva la Repartée; I, Lucifer; Harry Potter; A Song of Ice and Fire; The Divine Comedy; Gravitation; Honto Yajuu; Fairy Tail; Death Note. This is me straining to limit myself to a few favorites; I love books.

Movies: Kill Bill is my all-time favorite, Bunraku, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Wreck-It Ralph, The Three Musketeers, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Pirates of the Caribbean. Just about anything with swordfighting in it is good with me.

Anime: Full Metal Panic!, Junjou Romantica, Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi, Fairy Tail, Ouran High School Host Club, starting to get into Code Geass and Gundam.

Music: Nearly all music I listen to comes from video game soundtracks: Touhou Project, Pokémon, Devil May Cry, Myst, Final Fantasy, assorted obscure games I grew up with. I'm also a fan of AC/DC, Powerman5000, and Apocalyptica.

Video Games: Final Fantasy (V, VI, VII, and VIII), XCOM: Long War, Bayonetta, Mario Kart, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil 4, Serious Sam, Pokémon, Myst (all except V; V can die in a fire). Touhou is my obsession.

Food: Whey protein shakes, red apples, cheese, beef stir fry, salmon, tuna steak seared rare, black decaf coffee as dark as I can get it.
The six things I could never do without
1. Big lumps of iron. I can scarcely understate how much I love exercise. It's better than food, better than sleep, better than sex.

2. Black clothes. If I'm not wearing something black, I might as well be wearing a hospital gown, for how sickly it makes me feel. I don't always wear all black, but I always wear /some/ black.

3. Wordplay. Puns, friendly repartée, sneaky references, well-intentioned snark, and loads of innuendo.

4. Goals. I live to chase them, catch them, kill them, and eat them.

5. Books. I've been an avid reader since before I can remember.

6. The three essentials of courtesy: "please", "thank you", and "or else".

You won't find sleep on this list. I hate sleep; would never sleep again if it weren't necessary for my health and wellbeing. Time spent in bed is wasted unless there's someone else there with you.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Puzzles catch my attention and hold it. Scraps of code I'm working on, the optimal strategy for whatever game has me interested at the time (Triple Triad from FFVIII), why so-and-so decided to do such-and-such in whatever I just finished reading. And chess; I have a hard time /stopping/ thinking about chess once I've started. '^_^
On a typical Friday night I am
I spend most Friday evenings logged into SynchTube with some good forum buddies riffing on the cheapest, cheesiest, most ridiculous Kung Fu movies we can find.

If terrible cheesy movies are an interest we share, you've already got one foot in the door.
You should message me if
If you can hold up your end of a good conversation and you'd like to go out on a date. Even if you message first, if I'm asking all the questions and I'm getting no more than five words in return, I'm going to conclude you're not interested and leave you be.

A zest for life is my bottom line; you absolutely have to have a positive outlook and be energetic enough to act on it, determined enough to get what you want out of life. If eating and sleeping rank among your favorite hobbies, we're unlikely to match.

It's not a dealbreaker if you aren't, but I have a serious soft spot for feminine guys. I prefer pretty over handsome, short over tall, sweet and cheerful over stoic, clean-shaven over bristly, and lithe over brawny. I mention this primarily because these are apparently qualities most guys don't care for; I'm an oddball, femininity doesn't put you at a disadvantage with me.