51 Germantown, United States
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My self-summary
My mom says nice things about me and my friends say ... well, just ignore what they say. If you can't trust your mom, who can you trust?

I find my self moderately humorous, but others find me pretty funny or not so funny so I guess it depends on your sense of humor, but you are going to need to have one or tolerate me laughing at my own jokes. I am an introvert. I like to read - mostly news, economics, science, humor and cat videos. I listen to NPR sometimes. I think it's better to have information than uncertainty. I like to understand people, even their flaws. I lurk on reddit. I like spooky Halloween trails and bring people that can scream for my pleasure. I like movies. I play some sports (volleyball, soccer) badly. I find ways to get my kids out of the house and expose them to the "outdoors" on the weekends I have them and laugh when they moan something about the Geneva Convention. Hint: I am not a signatory so I don't have to comply.

Pros: I can see over most people. I have a decent job and a clown car. I am not living with my mother. My written English is pretty good and I spell fairly well. You can probably beat me in scrabble though because my vocabulary has never been able to keep up with women. Women have names for hundreds of "colors" and I only count about 10 colors. Eggshell? That's white-ish. Aqua? blue...ish. There is light blue and dark blue but they are all part of the blue family. Each shade of blue does not need an interior designer to name it. I know this is not real because two paint companies in the same store give different names to the same "colors". Seriously?

Cons: I am unwilling to skydive, I mean, who jumps out of a perfectly good airplane? I don't ride organ donor vehic.., er.. motorcycles. My singing sounds like an injured walrus mating call. I avoid mid-day sun or wears hats and stick to shady areas - may be part vampire, but not the glitteryTwilight kind. (That shit just ain't right.) I am losing my hair. I cannot tell you the number of times that I've been told, "I can't take you anywhere" after I've been slightly mischievous. I have no fashion sense - I have orange and yellow sweatshirts and I will wear them.

I don't watch professional sports. No football, hockey, baseball or basketball.

I'm pretty casual outside of work. T-shirts in the summer, sweatshirts in the winter. I dress for comfort and not for style.

I had someone once tell me that I'm nice, but with an edge. Don't most people have edges? Perhaps most people just blur.

Politically, I'm somewhere left of center although I refuse to join either party because ... Grocho Marx.
What I’m doing with my life
By day, computer guy solving problems.

By night, evil villain plotting world domination. Not very successfully, I might add.
I’m really good at
Finding the humor in a situation.
Really bad puns.
Making my kids roll their eyes.
Embarrassing my kids.
The first things people usually notice about me
I was given the nickname "ogre" for a reason.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Dune, Forever War, Lord of the Rings, Hitchhiker's guide.

Movies - Deadpool, Serenity, Matrix, Fifth Element, Children of Men, Airplane, Blazing Saddles, Holy Grail, Green Mile, Watchmen, The Matrix, and others.

Music - Mostly rock, pop, and alternative. Older stuff includes Beatles, Mama's and Papa's, Elton John, Billy Joel, Dire Straits (except for that "Money for nothing" song), ELO, Pink Floyd and others. Newer stuff includes Pink, Dido, Maroon 5, Train, and many others.

Food - Chocolate, Pizza, lasagna, pretzel rolls, pasta, garlic, raw bell peppers, sourdough bread with butter, chocolate, garlic mashed potatoes, chocolate, toasted coconut marshmallows, tomatoes and cucumbers, good ribs, carved roast beef sandwich with horseradish, onion and bbq sauce, and chocolate ice cream. I have a sweet tooth, although I rarely order dessert when I go out. Oh, and chocolate. I can't forget the chocolate.

My diet at home is mostly vegetarian though, especially in the summer. I'll admit to being a picky eater. Some flavors or textures just don't mesh with me.

I don't eat seafood or fungus. No bay crabs for me. Feel free to have some crabs while I have a piece of this cow.
The six things I could never do without
If you assume we have the basics of air, food, water, sleep...

Computers, indoor plumbing, electricity, imagination, chocolate, curiosity, humor, and the ability to follow instructions.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How can I get my kids outside?

Why are there so many scammers on this site? Do people fall for it?

Dating sites lose if they successfully match people because they no longer visit the site. What if the dating sites provide poor matches on purpose so you never leave?
On a typical Friday night I am
Is any Friday typical?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I sing in the car while driving but I need the music loud so I don't have to hear myself singing.
You should message me if
- You have a sense of humor.
- You are not perfect.
- You like geeky guys.
- You realize you like my profile and know I can't see "likes" :p
- You have a secret mission for me. Bonus if it's to save the world and I get to carry weapons.