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My self-summary
My profile is long because I honestly do want to meet a fantastic match. If you do too, keep going.

I've got my life together. I've been in the PNW for about 9 years. I was born and raised in the Southside of Chicago. Appreciative of what I've achieved. I'm open minded and I accept all types of people from all walks of life into all types of chaos. I trust people, I'm sincere in my thoughts and words. I'm less of a realist and more of a dreamer. I played hockey in high school, went on several cross-country trips in college, enjoy painting when I have time, and I am definitely a stereotypical Aries. I'm generally pretty direct and straightforward. Looking for a partner in crime that can handle seriousness with flash floods of weird. I can be quirky and spontaneous at times. Ready for a real relationship, so I'm open to just going on a slew of casual dates here to meet you wonderful people and find a match. If you want to grab coffee/whiskey and I didn't ask first, just ask and I'll probably say yes.
What I’m doing with my life
I spent most of my life working in the music business, but I was never a musician and not at a record store. Spent some time in tech and now I'm a chocolatier.

Born in Chicago. Living in Seattle. Head in the clouds.
I’m really good at
Getting along with people and opening up.

I get excited about things - life, music, people. I can find the best possible attributes of something and highlight it (personalities, musicians/songs, situations, etc.).

I'm also good at slightly technical stuff on the computer, so I can fix yours. I'm great at creative marketing, event-based and otherwise.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile. Also sometimes I have a beard and sometimes I don't. I've got pics of both scenarios up here.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
It's tough to pick a favorite or a specific type of genre. I've got over 2,000 albums and counting. That said, you can't go wrong with some dirty, dingy, rock and roll. I'm talking Social Distortion, The Clash, The Misfits, Local H. Longer list below.

TV: Arrested Development, The Walking Dead, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Californication, Mad Men, Dexter, Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Breaking Bad

Movies: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Pulp Fiction, Juno, Hedwig & The Angry Inch, Purple Rain, Gangs of New York, the Batman films (Burton & Nolan), Rocky Horror Picture Show, 007 films, Cool World, Dumbo, Fight Club, Evil Dead, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ghostbusters, Secretary, Trading Places, True Romance

Music: Look hard enough and you might find something you like...A Perfect Circle, AFI, Aerosmith, Alice in Chains, At The Drive-In, Beastie Boys, Blondie, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Britney Spurrrrrs, Busta Rhymes, Chimaira, Courtney Love, David Bowie, Dean Martin, Deftones, Dilated Peoples, Dillinger Escape Plan, Dresden Dolls, The Eels, Elvis Presley, Eminem, Fischerspooner, Frank Sinatra, G. Love and the Special Sauce, Ghostface Killah, Glassjaw, Head Automatica, Iggy and the Stooges, In Flames, Incubus, Iron Maiden, Jamie Cullum, Jay-Z, Jewel, Johnny Cash, Jurassic 5, Kanye, Lamb of God, Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz, Local H, Lou Reed, Ludacris, Machine Head, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Mindless Self Indulgence, Ministry, Misfits, Missy Elliot, Moby, Mos Def, NERD/Neptunes, NIN, Ol Dirty Bastard, OutKast, PJ Harvey, Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Ramones, Rancid, Rise Against, Run DMC, Sigur Ros, Slayer, Smoking Popes, Snoop Dogg, Sublime, System of A Down, Talib Kweli, The Beatles, The Bloodhound Gang, The Cure, The Doors, The Fugees, The Killers, The Notorious BIG, The Ravonettes, The Rolling Stones, The Roots, The Sex Pistols, The Strokes, The White Stripes, Tom Waits, Tool, Type O Negative, Veruca Salt, Violent Femmes, White Zombie, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Food: I love trying new things. I'm very experimental. Put your food in my mouth. Nom.
Six things I could never do without
Music and how it affects the world
My personality
Great food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My teeny tiny impact on the world and how to go about making it meaningful.

I honestly do believe that we can do anything we set our minds to. Anything truly is possible in one way or another.

I believe people are inherently kind-hearted and lately I've been noticing and appreciating the little things in life that make it incredible. The wind blowing over the water on the lake, the mountains in the distance (the mountains up close), laughing with friends (laughing with strangers). All of it.

I'm extremely loyal to my loved ones, friends, family and even acquaintences.

I'm fascinated by the idea that we are all made of stars.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working or catching up on some Netflix. Possibly a concert of any genre.

Otherwise I'm planning some grandiose world-travel ideas. Planning some grandiose life ideas.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm super turned on by the femme domme type of attitude, but I'm versatile if you don't fall into that category. We'd have a fun dynamic if you enjoy having the power or being a boss. Remember, I'm an Aries though, so I'm no doormat. I've found that I get along well with a Scorpio, Leo or other Aries, but I won't discriminate against your star sign. You can be shy or outgoing in public, but definitely be fun and openly playful in bed. No one likes a wet blanket. Unless that's your fetish, which is fine.

I'm also sex-positive and believe that everyone has the right to explore and love who they want without judgement. No slut-shaming, no lgbt bashing.

I prefer a kinky monogamish relationship, not really looking for non-monogamous/poly but open to explore. No disrespect to those into that, and I'm happy to meet you fine folks too. Essentially a partner open to using other consensual people as our toys on occasion.
You should message me if
If I star-rate your profile or swipe you to the right on the locals thing. That's just a quick way of checking to see if you're mutually interested. Yes, you girls get a ton of messages and whatnot from guys, but this is a two-way street. I need to catch your eye just as much as you caught mine.

OKcupid tells you that we're some sort of match, it's probably right and then it is just a matter of building a sweet new friendship! If you're non-vanilla, that's awesome. I am big on developing friendships across the board though. It's always good to expand that part of your life, build a trusted network of diverse people. I'm GGG, you should be too.

Obviously it would be cool to find a like-minded individual for dating activities. I'd ultimately prefer to find someone looking for a long term relationship of some sort.

I'm not too keen on exchanging back and forth messages, a few and then let's meet up for coffee or something. That's the whole point of this site, is to make the initial connection. I'm very nice, personable, and accommodating. If you are uncomfortable with meeting someone from this site in a safe public place, especially with all of the detail I've given here, we won't be a good match.
The two of us