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My self-summary
*** I CANNOT see likes. If you are going to like me, keep in mind I will NEVER see it or know who you are. You might as well send me a message. ***

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. (Essentially, I'd describe myself as a big awkward kid.) 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.
What I’m doing with my life
I've been to school. I have a B.S. (computer science) and a J.D. I'd love to have a job in the public sector, helping people (technology and/or legal-wise) and, perhaps, making a difference in someone's life. Though, circumstances do arise and money, unfortunately, is key to making things happen. However, I have a pretty cool job, working with and selling technology. So, I get to see the newest and coolest stuff before anyone else. Ha. I love traveling up to the White Mountains, where I used to live. While traveling abroad is not an option at the moment, I'd love to visit all sorts of interesting countries, including Canada (such an eclectic mix of people,) Mexico, Guatemala, the Yucatan, Peru (I love ancient Central American civilizations,) Japan, China, Okinawa, Thailand (I find Asian culture fascinating,) England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Germany, (love Western culture and would love to see my roots along the way,) Holland, and Denmark.
I’m really good at
Speaking (people say I'm very well spoken,) research, writing, mathematics, computers, categorizing and organizing anything and everything (OCD,) troubleshooting, coming up with creative solutions to nearly any problem with which I'm faced, law, tutoring, being there for those who need me (I've been described as "loyal to a fault,") lounging, goofing off...He he he
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a bit shy, a bit socially anxious, and tend to be a loner, until I get to know someone. I can seem a bit distrustful. My defenses, I suppose. I probably come off as a big nerd. I don't mind. Being a nerd is cool. I am hyper-analytical, and tend to question everything around me. I've been known to over-analyze things on various occasions. People say it's a bad thing. I'd say the opposite.

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. :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
These are only a few of my favorites. I have many, many, many more.

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..
Six things I could never do without
1. Water
2. Food
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
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the type of person with whom I'd like to be and what I'd like to do once I meet them. I think I'm very romantic, though not in the traditional sense. To me, the most romantic evening would involve climbing a mountain trail on a cool summer afternoon, chasing each other through the woods, laughing, stopping to watch the animals and foliage. Once we reached the summit, we'd set up camp, and then sit on the cliffs, hand in hand, resting against one another, watching the sun go down, watching the shadows pass over the trees, far below, enjoying the breeze and each others company. We'd sit there, talking, under a blanket if it were really chilly, happy in each others company, until the sun slowly set. Then, we'd make it back to camp, start a fire, and sit by the fire, talking about everything and about nothing. After a day of climbing, hiking, and talking, we'd end the night, curled up together, near the fire, falling asleep in each others arms.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working, studying, practicing martial arts, practicing sword katas, playing a video game, or otherwise trying to figure out what to do with myself.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm pretty sensitive. I do tend to get my feelings hurt a bit easier than do others. Self doubt is something that, at times, I find difficult to shake. Trust is also a major issue for me. I've hit a few rough patches, have been hurt badly a few times, and am surprised to even find myself trying to do the whole dating thing again. Though, I know that I'll never find that "special someone," (nor will that special someone find me,) if I don't take a chance.

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?
You should message me if
I seem interesting, or even if not. :)
The two of us