Hello awesome person! I’m interested in dating again, but I'm not prepared to settle for just anyone. I want a connection first, but if things don’t work out I’m still willing to be friends. More on what I’m looking for at the bottom.
I’m John! A sax-playing, sword-fighting nerd with a big heart and even bigger ambitions. I will be working at Disneyworld (coming from Disneyland) and have graduated with a BA in Psychology from Cal State Fullerton. I’m looking to move into management, then find a niche at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’, but I’m very open-minded about my direction in life. No matter what I end up doing, I’m certain that I’ll find something in which I’m helping people, making money, and ultimately being satisfied with my work.
In my free time, I enjoy making music, hitting people with weapons, working with leather, and cuddling up for some book/tv/Reddit time. I play the saxophone and clarinet, and you’ll likely find me at Anime or Comic Book conventions playing requests. I participate in Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA for short), in which I meet up with dozens of others to learn how to sword-fight with historical weapons as they were intended. My first love is the longsword, but I greatly enjoy rapier (“My name is Inigo Montoya…”), messer (essentially a giant knife), and sickles. This spurred my other hobby of wrapping things in leather, even making a business out of it.
Personality-wise, I’m very outgoing, friendly, positive, engaging, sweet, and caring. I tend to take leadership roles, but I enjoy helping people in any capacity. I talk a lot, and can dominate conversations if I’m not careful. I have the mind of a researcher, with an insatiable curiosity and love of challenges. I am often described as effeminate, because I am often sensitive to how I make others feel, but I definitely have plenty of alpha/masculine tendencies. I take great pride in taking care of myself, looking good, doing things for others, and being awesome.
And if you haven’t noticed, I often use lists, parentheses, and block text to organize and communicate thoughts/ideas. I COULD add bullet points, but I’ll leave that for the business cards.
I spend a lot of time and energy working to improve myself and my situations. Nobody's perfect, but we can always be better!
I am also good at entertaining people. Sometimes I tell horribly pun-y jokes at work, but my enthusiasm and delivery really sell it! I love engaging people and striking up conversations about literally anything.
Books: Game of Thrones, Vampire Hunter D, Lord of the Rings, Flowers for Algernon, Phantom of the Opera, Phantom, Of Mice and Men, The Illustrated Man, A Brief History of Time, Signal to Noise, A Signal Shattered, old Star Wars, Starcraft, Aliens, and Starfish
Comics: Fables, Batman, Trigun, Watchmen
Authors: Malcolm Gladwell, Christopher Moore
Movies: The Princess Bride, Groundhog Day, Buckaroo Banzai, Eternal Sunshine for a Spotless Mind, Big Trouble, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Star Trek, Music and Lyrics, Moulin Rouge, Ghostbusters, Amelie, American Beauty, Nightmare Before Christmas, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Lost in Translation, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Last Kiss, Garden State, Shawshank Redemption, Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Up, The Perks of Being a Wallfllower, The Butterfly Effect, Les Miserables, Frozen, Tangled, Where the Wild Things Are, Donnie Darko, Music and Lyrics, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Office Space, K-Pax, Saving Mr. Banks, Avengers, Iron Man, Anchorman, The Fifth Element
Shows: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Farscape, Doctor Who, Star Trek (all), Hannibal, Bones, Arrested Development, Archer, The Office, Community, Castle, Glee, The Newsroom, Masters of Sex, Agents of SHIELD, How I Met Your Mother, Orange is the New Black, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Rescue Me, Stargate, True Blood, Fireflly, House, Nip/Tuck, Monk, Big Love, Battlestar Galactica, In Treatment
Anime: Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Full Metal Alchemist, Hellsing, Evangelion, Gundam Wing, Ghost in the Shell, Naruto, Bravest Warriors, Adventure Time, Bee and Puppycat
Video Games: Starcraft 2, Smash Bros., Zelda, Megaman X, Plants Vs. Zombies, Terraria, Counter-Strike
Music: Deathcab for Cutie, Beirut, The Killers, Steam Powered Giraffe, Pentatonix, Pomplamoose, The Seatbelets, Daft Punk, Linkin Park, The Protomen, The Megas, MIKA, Weezer, Oingo Boingo, Yann Tiersen
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I'm looking for a woman who is smart, nerdy, active, and comparable to my body type (I'm 6'1 and 155lbs, so generally I'm looking for women smaller than that). I'm hoping we can have some shared interests, be it Psychology, Disney, sword-fighting, or something else I've described on here. You can read more about my preferences in my match questions on here too, but feel free to message me if you have any questions or would just think we might hit it off!