Well its been a magical journey thus far, lets drop some of the potentially deal breaking elements of my personality. I'm a nerd, not in the way that everyone's a nerd nowadays... "back in my day..." But I'm really king of the nerds. I play dungeons and dragons twice a month. I have a twenty sided die and an xbox logo incorporated into a dart tattoo. My ringtone is the fairy fountain from Zelda, the alert, treasure discovery noise. I play a game called warhammer 40k, essentially toy solider models I assemble, paint (pretty damn well), and wage war against someone else. Its all surrounded by an incredibly rich fiction. This fiction has been etched into my skin as well, making for a pretty great piece of art on my arm. Any given weekend I may gather with a group of friends and play board games, good ones. Arkam horror, small world, ticket to ride, settlers of catan, Puerto Rico, red dragon inn, last night on earth. I've dedicated so much time to this element just because I know its not every ladies cup of tea shall I cliche? I'm not looking for a clone (ugh how creepy!?) but just know I have certain hobbies outside the lines that you would have to tolerate. (If you enjoy any aforementioned distractions, messge me. Possible proposal to follow.)
Well I'll move on, if the last paragraph didn't cause your lady parts to be sucked back into your body perhaps your still reading. I love cooking, most especially grilling. Will grill in any weather, who puts their grill away!? Steaks in a snowstorm, sounds like heaven to my. Just throw in a gin and tonic or two... amazing.
I'm also incredibly awkward at times, especially with both dating online and off. Ive been something of a serial monogamist my entire dating career. My last few serious relationships were seven years, five years and three before that, with some life experience sprinkled in between. So needless to say I have not the faintest clue when I'm supposed to start texting, calling, and hopefully eventually take you out... I know not of rules or games that must be played, I'm just going to roll with honesty, clumsily stumbling over myself until you kick my ass to blocked, or we get married and move to the shire. I'm honest, loyal, funny, and thoughtful... I know that's what every dude is going to rock right out front, I don't expect your instant acceptance, those qualities are earned through illustration.
Cheering myself hoarse watching the Giants, Mets, or Rangers at a game... less cheering on television. Knicks have me interested again as well.
Ipod, music and podcasts oh my! I'll reverse engineer this one with hearing.
blank surface and writing utensil
meat. I love it.
Isn't family mandatory? I'm not so sure... I think my mother and father are more proud that they sculpted me into such an independent being when I was young, rather then needing them to support me through late teenager-hood. Moved out at 18, friends across the street still living at home at 32.
laughter and friends to share it with.
*"Message me and find out"scowls noticeably.* I'm not sure anyone should characterize themselves as an open book, maybe that 50 Shades of Grey lady, her "book" seems pretty open (definitely not hating, seeing the written word proliferate always a deep sigh of relief, regardless of subject matter) but lets back off the open book metaphor everyone. Wow I'm being surprisingly judgmental. Apparently that's what I'm willing to admit. at times I'll be a cynical, judgey, innuendo laden fountain of sarcasm.
One final caveat, everyone seems to add a "don't message me if" portion, probably not a bad idea for them to implement on the actual site. I feel often that these ultimatums are often either incredibly obvious "No chainsaw wielding serial killers please." Or incredibly dismissive "If you have ever even seen a rap video out of the corner of your eye or happened to hear one in a car next to you don't bother." This leads back to my dating a clone point, its good to have differences in interests, a conjoined twin style relationship sounds like a recipe for disaster.So maybe we don't like one genre of the same music, look at all the other crap we sync with. The biggest thing with me is honesty, I'm a firm proponent of it. We all might embellish a little here or there, but please let the foundation of a potential relationship be constructed on basic truths about ourselves. I'm not requiring a specific body type, education, hair color, income, procreation status... I'm pretty much looking for someone to enjoy life with. Of course attraction is important, I'm just saying the sum is greater then the whole... the whole you, sense of humor, stuff in common, chemistry.. .. Just looking to meet someone who is honest enough with themselves to be honest with me. Lets go from there.