"I like flaws and feel more comfortable around people who have them. I myself am made entirely of flaws stitched together with good intentions."
Still with me? Ok, good. Lets start with some basics: I'm a laid back, low maintenance, world traveling, down to earth, passionate gamer-geek that's hoping to find his partner in crime. I'm typically a wallflower in any big social setting, but warm up pretty quickly. I'd probably prefer hanging with a few close friends at home to getting hammered at some gay club, but the latter can be fun once in a blue moon too.
I have moved around a bit over the last few years; from NYC to the Bay Area to a 6 month stint in Los Angeles and now I have just made it back to NY a year and some change ago. I finished college studying film production in SF and just really, really didn't like living in LA. The men of LA just look so perfectly sculpted and polished, constantly making me feel like a weed in a really gay rose garden, and those roses have some thorns! For the record, I'm not fishing for compliments. I do believe I'm a good looking guy with plenty of substance, but I feel like I'm no match against Chase Thornsmith (some generic white guy I just made up) with Jesus's abs and the chiseled face of a Greek God.
Also! For those out there who know their Jung or Myers-Briggs types, I'm a textbook "INFJ".
Conversation - I may be an introvert but you will learn quickly that I have a lot to say.
Understanding people - I love connecting with others, especially people from different cultures.
Tomato Basil Soup - I make it, it's delicious! I like to use it for dipping a delicious grilled chicken or turkey sandwich in. I know, #SoWhite
Kids - I love them, and I like to think I'm really good with them.
Video Games - I can probably kick your ass (yes you!). Oh and yes, I trash talk, a lot. Can't put a lid on me! Unless you're really sensitive, then I'll try to keep it to a minimum.
Telling Stories - I often wonder if it's because I have a tendency to over dramatize things or because I've just had a lot of crazy sh*t happen to me.
Movies: Interstellar, Guardians of The Galaxy, It Follows, Star Wars (5, 4, 6, 7 in that order), The Dark Knight, All About Eve, Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs The World (any Edgar Wright movie, really), Samsara, The Woman in The Dunes, Mean Girls, 500 Days of Summer, Children of Men, Momento, Inception, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Moonrise Kingdom, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, Bridesmaids, The Strangers (I LOVE scary movies), Friday the 13th 1-4, A Nightmare on Elm Street 1, 3 & 4.
TV Shows: Bob's Burgers, Late Night With Stephen Colbert, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, House of Cards, Jessica Jones, Strangers With Candy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock (forever my favorite), Parks and Rec, Game of Thrones, Fringe, Battlestar Galactica, Project Runway, Six Feet Under, Dexter, Chuck, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra, South Park (they have been really on the ball the last few seasons!), Ugly Betty, Arrested Development, Summer Heights High (Brownie points if you have seen this show)
Music: Just about everything! Not too big on metal or rap though. Temper Trap, Local Natives, Susanne Sundfør, Woodkid, Goldfrapp, Feist, Florence and The Machine, Muse, Vampire Weekend, Two Door Cinema Club, Coldplay, Bloc Party, Muse, Lykke Li, Adele, Lady Gaga, Radiohead, Sound of Arrows, John Legend.
Books: Not much of a reader but I'm in love with the "A Song of Ice and Fire" books, The Fault in Our Stars... I was going to throw in some more book titles to make myself appear like some interesting connoisseur of literary arts but, eh, who am I kidding?
Video Games: Overwatch (my current obsession), Fire Emblem, Smash Bros., Bayonetta, Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon (yep, I'm a 30 year old that just admitted to STILL play Pokemon), most 1st party Nintendo games, Final Fantasy XIV (along with a lot of the previous, non-MMO entries in the franchise), Metal Gear Solid, Mass Effect (2 was the best!), Shadow of The Colossus, Mortal Kombat (9 & X have been so good!).. You get the idea. Not too fond of sports or racing games unless "Mario" is somewhere in the title.
1 - Music; fuels my imagination and creative process.
2 - Friends; since I don't have the best relationship with my family, my friends are very important to me.
3 - Traveling; Never let go of that child-like wonder you can only truly experience when traveling and exploring new and familiar places. I live for that sense of adventure.
4 - Cinema; I'm a natural born storyteller and have a genuine love for all kinds of ways film makers and artists tell theirs.
5 - Water; Yes, regular, unsweetened water. Can't get enough of it.
6 - Heart-to-hearts; I love losing myself in a really interesting conversation about anything; religion, politics, life, the moon, an episode of some trashy reality show, ANYTHING!
In the dating that I have done, I have come to realize that I just don't have the desire to keep up with someone who is out clubbing regularly. I'd much rather watch a good movie, cuddle up after having a home cooked dinner. Blah blah blah, you get the idea.