Ross_SG
33 Gananoque, Canada
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My self-summary
Who I am:

Socially, I'm a friendly introvert; I'm happiest in the company of someone I like, but I'm not fond of crowds. I'm more of a listener than a talker. Or at least that's what people tell me :-P

I devour books, learn new stuff for the fun of it and can keep up a conversation with almost anyone about their areas of expertise without getting bored or left behind.

Got a sense of humour that runs toward snark, sarcasm and self-deprecation. I don't take myself too seriously. Love bad puns and dirty jokes ;-)

Fond of animals, provided they aren't trying to kill me or bite my shins off.

I like to drive, to walk or to wander. That means road trips, exploring cities on foot, or even just going outside to clear my head and gather my thoughts. Stuck inside in the middle of winter makes me stir crazy.

Who I'm not:

This comes up a lot, so perhaps I should state this upfront: I'm not a country boy. I live in Gan on account of my job and the low(er) cost of living, but I'm not precisely local. Wasn't born here, and don't plan on dying here either.

I'm not averse to dating someone local mind you, provided I feel we have enough in common. But a great many people seem to jump to the wrong conclusions about me, based on my location.

Who I'm looking for:

I have a serious weakness for women who are geeky/nerdy to some degree. By that I mean shy, introverted, intelligent, focused, eccentric, rational or any combination of the above. If that describes you, message me :-)

The short version:

Strong minded, smartassed, introverted geek who has his life together, seeking same.

Wow, you read this all the way to the end? ;-)
What I’m doing with my life
I'm actually pretty happy with how my life's turned out. Shocking, I know :-) But there's a lot going on for me to be happy about, and my stress levels have never been lower.

Got a stable job with excellent coworkers and a laid-back boss. What's more I actually enjoy it, occasional 5am wake-ups notwithstanding. Also, dental, yay!

Got my own place, my own car and zero debt to worry about. I live within walking distance of my work, two grocery stores and several places to eat that aren't fast food. And if I want the amenities of a city, Kingston is a twenty minute drive.
I’m really good at
Thinking, listening, learning and cracking bad jokes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:Dresden files, Altered Carbon, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Discworld series, Song of Ice and Fire series, Laundry series, Old Man's War, Redshirts

TV Shows: Firefly, Burn Notice, Mythbusters, Monty Python, Game of Thrones, Futurama

Food:Mediterranean cooking, Indian cooking, Pub food, Seafood
The six things I could never do without
Oxygen, water, food, shelter, sunlight and being a smartass :-)

Or, if I'm being serious...

My family, friends, a computer with a working wifi connection, and the contents of my bookshelf...

And being a smartass. I could survive without being a smartass, but I wouldn't call that living.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, the universe and everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
The honest answer to this question is "working". Hey, someone's got to, and I'm heroically letting my fellow bakers get a head start on the weekend :-)

So instead of a typical friday night, how about a typical day off? These days I'd be:

Playing games with my friends. We've got our own TS server, and perhaps a dozen different games we all enjoy.

Curled up with a good book.

Hanging out with my offline friends, or my little brother.
You should message me if
You want to :-)

If you're clever, funny, kind, shy/introverted and looking for some or all of the above in a partner.

If you're wondering why I haven't messaged you yet
I confess I've largely given up on online dating. The ratio of bad experiences to good ones has not been encouraging. I haven't deleted my profile or stopped looking entirely; I haven't given up. But I'm not exactly holding my breath.

When I do send messages on here, I generally aim for a couple paragraphs, to avoid getting lost amid the flood of "hey, what's up?" messages. If I've "liked" you or viewed your profile more than once, it might mean I'm still thinking about what to write.
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