Hey guys. I'm Dan. I'm looking to meet a nice guy to whom I'm attracted and who, hopefully, may feel the same way. Having a few common interests wouldn't be a bad thing either. Candidness and/or openness is a plus. I like it when people are straight and up front with me, even if it might end up hurting my feelings. (I'm not looking for hookups.) I'm a bit shy, but I can, and do, warm up to people. (Yes, I do have a sense of humor.) I'm pretty down to earth, but can be goofy, silly and immature when I want to be. I like reading, writing, computers, movies, anime, video games, RPGs, CCGs, board games, walks, hiking, camping, debating, driving in the White Mountains, all sorts of music, French, martial arts, sword play, collecting martial arts weaponry, evenings at Dunkin Donuts, and, occasionally, going out for a drink. If you think we'd hit it off, hit me up.
I tend to be overly self critical and think way too much on things. How could I have changed this? How could I have done that a bit a better? What if I had said this or had done that? I know that hindsight is always 20/20, but sometimes I just can't shake that "what if" feeling.
I can seem a bit dry, but once we strike up a conversation, my sense of humor will show itself, and fast. I tend to put others before myself, ignoring my own immediate want if I can do something to help someone else. Resource wise, I've gotten myself into some pretty tight spots that way.
After I warm up to someone, I'd describe myself as affectionate but subdued. I love being close (kissing, cuddling, holding each other,) falling asleep together, but am not a "let's make out in the middle of Main Street" kind of guy, unless, of course, I'm head over heels about you. :)
Books: The Dragonlance Chronicles and Legends trilogies, Pool of Radiance, The Neverending Story, The Secret Garden, Rebecca, the Merlin Chronicles, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter,
Movies: The Boondock Saints, Eurotrip, Van Wilder, the Forbidden Kingdom, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Ip Man, My Cousin Vinny, the X-Men Trilogy, the Karate Kid trilogy, Conan Trilogy, Indiana Jones, the Goonies, Star Wars, Resident Evil, the Grudge, The Paper Chase, the Batman trilogy, Police Academy, ANY sort of Chinese or Japanese action movie (with sword play, staff fighting, and hand to hand combat.)
Shows: Law and Order, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Les Mondes Engloutis, Ugly Betty, Reno 911, the Honeymooners, South Park, Stargate (SG1, Atlantis, and Universe,) Star Trek - Deep Space Nine, Beavis and Butthead, Daria, Sherlock, Dark Shadows,
Music: Celtic, New Age, 90s rock, Punk, Gothic, Grind Core, Electronica, Medieval and Renaissance, Anime and Video game music, Soundtracks,
Food: Chinese (curried chicken,) diner food, breakfast food, steak, chicken, soups of all varieties, green bean casserole.
Places and Events: Clark's Trading Post, Lost River, the Flume, King Richard's Faire,
Hobbies: Anime, manga, comic books, role playing games, video games, collectible trading card games, collecting wizards and dragons of all sorts, computers, reading, writing, tutoring, mathematics, French, physics, debating, martial arts, swords, taking walks, hiking, backpacking, driving, music, daydreaming..
3. Something to read
4. Being able to take a walk
5. New things to learn
6. Knowing that there is a place and a future
If you want to hear something truly embarrassing, I've rarely, if ever actually asked anyone out. Aside from one person I can think of, anyone I've dated has either been someone introduced to me by a mutual acquaintance or someone with whom I've been chatting, who I, thereafter, decided to meet. One of my deepest and most profound desires is that, in the end, I wont need a site like this and that I'll be able to get to know someone in person, fall for them, and experience that moment of nervousness, telling them I like them and asking them out for the first time. It's kinda childish, but I've always wanted. Though, I guess these sites exist for a reason, so I might as well take advatntage of the opportunity they represent, right?