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My self-summary
Let's not complicate this.
I like things. You like things.
There. We already have something in common.

I like to be surprised by chemistry and I'm interested in learning more about what makes you smile over the course of - what I call - the live version of a text-exchange, or using old world parlance: a conversation. Novel idea, no doubt.

In a period where hyper-targeted marketing rules the day, make room for something to just happen. Especially, in an area like this.

Unless you truly have a niche void to fill, i.e. Scandinavian plumber with lutefisk fetish, I say, take a chance.

Now, I hear what many of you are thinking. But I *did* take a chance. Several chances. Guys have exhausted my gambling spirit.

Trust me, I know. But this time it will be different. Okay, not really. But I will disappoint you in a totally new and refreshing way. Wait. No. That can't be right. Talk to Ted in marketing, I don't think that's the slogan we're going with. We'll have to come back to that.

So, in truth... I can only promise one square meal and a good conversation. After that, who knows.

Spoiler alert: if we go out to eat, I like to pay.
Not because I think it was "so written." It's because it makes me feel good to do nice things for other people, combined with a flickering romantic notion that chivalry has its place in the story.

And let me add... I'm really looking forward to this whole online dating thing. Because if there's one thing I know about the Internet, it's that it is an endless supply of joy and purity... so let's have at it.

Now, I know some of you are still drawn to the quintessential bad boy. I get it. For you, I offer up the following tidbit: when I'm at the grocery store, I've been known to sample the fruit and just walk away. So, next time you see a half-eaten banana at Giant... you'll know what happened.

And, by the way, how is *that* a name for a grocery store? Giant, you realize you're exactly the same size as Wegman's, right? And Safeway... stop playing on our fears. Other stores clean up their spills, too. It's like you're the exact opposite of hair salons. No tongue in cheek here. No "Curl Up and Dye" for you. Although, there are options... "Aisle Bite" comes to mind. Perhaps "Chews Wisely" gets thrown in.

Wow, how did we get here?
That's my fault, I fear. What was your question?
What I’m doing with my life
A little bit of social activity. Some solitude. It's a good balance, I assure you. And I have a job.
There, that about covers it.
I’m really good at
Navigating the landscape of folks who let bitterness and negativity color their perspective, and coming out unscathed. Optimism. Try some... it's addictive.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV: Sherlock (BBC), The Mentalist
Movies: A Beautiful Mind, About a Boy, An Unreasonable Man, Garden State, The Blues Brothers, Mark Twain (Ken Burns Biography), Harvey, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, You Can't Take it With You, The Hustler, Duck Soup, Gandhi, Life is Beautiful, Lawrence of Arabia, oh there's more...

Music: I'm going to just start adding songs as I hear them (and like them)

The Giving Tree: Plain White T's
Ho Hey: The Lumineers
0% Interest: Jason Mraz
Boom Boom: John Lee Hooker
Imagine: John Lennon
Banana Split for My Baby: Louis Prima (look it up!)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So: Ray Charles
Ain't Misbehavin': Leon Redbone
They Can't Take That Away From Me: Frank Sinatra
Six things I could never do without
Good Conversation.
Water in many different ways.
That person in the group who also gets the joke just a little more than the rest of the group.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I don't understand people settling for a life that's short on creativity. (in the broader sense - not limited to the fine arts/performing arts). It's perspective and being fully alive in the moment.

I also think- "Hey, you over there. Put down your smartphone for a while and try daydreaming. It might do you some good."

Oh, that and - please don't be one of those people who constantly walks around looking unimpressed with everything. Listen, almost *every* time I look up at the night sky and see hundreds or thousands of "giant balls of gas" burning brightly enough that I can see them trillions of miles away... yeah, I'm a little bit awed.
You should message me if have not become jaded and still see the beauty in the fact that chance encounters can change the course of a life.

Oh... and also those folks who are completely jaded and would like to just say hello.

Yeah, I'm pretty flexible.
The two of us