25 El Reno, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a fast-talking, swashbuckling, Nazi-hunting Paleontologist. So basically like Indiana Jones, except way better looking, and also the Nazis are way less interested in dinosaur bones than they are in religious artifacts. Also I made up the part about Nazi-hunting.

I'm also exceedingly cheap when it comes to online dating sites, so if you hit that "like" button, I'll never know. Stop trying to make me give you money, OKCupid!
What I’m doing with my life
Right now I'm bouncing around in my crappy car doing the odd paleontological job that comes my way. I just spent a month up in Santa Cruz doing a bit of Paleo monitoring, but now that the construction sites are buttoning up for the winter, work's a bit slow. So I guess the real answer to this question is the ever-flattering and always-impressive, "Gee, I dunno".

Don't worry, I'm not an aimless drifter, or a musician, or anything else along those extraordinarily flaky lines. I spent two years as an oilfield professional before oil prices hit rock bottom and I had to make a 'career transition'. If you'd like to spend our first meeting yelling at me for destroying the earth, I completely understand. I'm sure I have it coming.

Before that I worked at a museum, restoring fossils and distributing educational materials to children. So I guess you could say I've really covered the spectrum between light-hearted philanthropist and moustache-twirling villain. I promise not to tie anybody to the train tracks going forward!
I’m really good at
Talking. I'll talk your ear off if you let me. Don't get me going on rock formations or dinosaur cladistics, you'll end up wondering where the last hour of your life went and how you ended up knowing so much about the biological implications of feathers on a dromeosaur.

I've also got a passing talent with the odd musical instrument here or there. I can play the piano and the trombone, and can make some awfully interesting noises on the didgeridoo I picked up last time I was down under. I'm also quite competent on that most romantic of serenading instruments, the King of Love Music, the Grand Horn of Passion...the Tuba.

Yeah. You heard me ladies. The tuba. You haven't heard romance until you've had a man blare out Frank Sinatra's "L.O.V.E." on a 30 foot brass horn in the rain. swoon
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told that it's my smile...which is just terrible for this profile section. Who wants to read "Smile" in this box? How tired and lame can you get? What's next, something about how I enjoy red wine and long walks on the beach? Maybe you can help me out with this one after we meet, because I can't leave "smile" up here.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love stories. I read books, watch movies, shows, plays, just about anything I can get my hands on/tickets to. I will admit something here...I love musicals. If you don't like musicals, that's okay, not everybody can have my impeccable taste, but if your reaction to "Little Shop of Horrors" wasn't "That's the best thing I've ever seen", we're probably going to have several very loud arguments, replete with big wavy hand gestures and people giving us weird looks in public spaces.

I generally prefer to read fiction, I enjoy reading most when it's a form of escapism. I want books to take me somewhere, show me something that I can't see in my day-to-day life. I have a soft spot for Stephen King, even when he turns out derivative crap, I still lap it up. Terry Pratchett is great, and George R R Martin never fails to impress. I chewed through the Wheel of Time series last year, and I just completed reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen. Just emotionally devastating.

I like long, dramatic TV shows like The Wire, The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad, but I also love silly shit like 30 Rock and Parks and Rec. I can't decide whether or not I like the new Muppet Show.

I'm trying to develop an actual taste in music beyond "Whatever my Dad put on the radio when I was a kid". So far I like the Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, Cage the Elephant, Cake, and then I end up getting sucked back in to Billy Joel and Michael Jackson and all the older stuff, 90s on back.

I have fairly simple taste in food. Nothing super interesting to say there.
The six things I could never do without
- My dog. She's 83 pounds, but she's pretty sure she's still a little lapdog. I'm not gonna be the one to tell her she's wrong.
- My trusty rock-hammer
- My car
- An internet connection
- My computer (I built it myself, I'm very possessive. It's named after my favorite stormtrooper, because I'm a huge nerd)
- My books
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The fact that transcendentalism is bullshit, and Emerson and Thoreau were the original hipsters.

Also Star Wars. New Star Wars. So fucking hype.

EDIT: I was so correct. It was hypetastic.
On a typical Friday night I am
Lately I've just been hanging out at the house, wondering how I could have squandered my nights and weekends in college when it was so damn easy to meet people. Post-college friends are a bitch to find. Probably wishing I was at a trivia night, or a movie, or hanging out at the beach (which is shockingly hard to do in a land-locked state), and then falling asleep like a 60 year old divorcee. Lame.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have no problem sharing a sandwich or a slice of pizza with my dog.
You should message me if
You like ruggedly handsome, devastatingly charming, somewhat nerdy, slightly neurotic, culturally Jewish paleontologists. AND NO, NOT LIKE ROSS FROM FRIENDS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Also, this is where the disclaimer kicks in: If you've read this far and haven't looked up and to the right, now would be a good time. If you're looking for a single, un-attached guy to date, you've unfortunately come to the wrong place. If you're cool with being friends with an attached guy, let's be friends! If you're down with non-traditional relationships and non-monogamous set-ups, we'll get along great.

And if you clicked that 'like' button? Go ahead and send a message! I don't use A-list, so I'll never know who you are if you don't at least send a "hello".