mcgroy
33 Woburn, United States
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My self-summary
Let me see, my name is Ted, I was born and raised in Boston, went to college here, and have lived in several different spots around the city. I'm sure everyone says they love to travel, but I actually do! Amongst other trips, I've been to Ireland and Australia twice, including a semester abroad Down Under. (Update: make that 3 trips to Oz, my cousin just got married). I come from a large Irish family, and am lucky to count my four (4) sisters as some of my closest friends. I work in insurance, and I like my job, which is always a plus. I'm pretty social and enjoy going out, but I'm also just as happy staying in and watching a movie, or marathon episodes of The Office (or most any show other than The Big Bang Theory).

Some other things I like: Football tailgates, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Lee Child novels, a sarcastic/dry sense of humor, Arrested Development (both the TV show and the alternative rap group from the 90's), Cape Cod during the summer (and winter, for that matter), turning the car on during a rainstorm and the very first *whoosh* of the windshield wipers, taking my dog new places, blatant overuse of parentheses, rambling (like right here), and going to random concerts/stand up comedy shows.

Honestly, I can have a good time doing mostly anything, and on top of that, I think I'm a pretty good guy. If you don't believe me, just listen to what my old roommate Kyle had to say about me.

"Hi, I'm Kyle. Ted is a terrible person"
-Kyle, my old roommate.

Whoaa I should have proofread that first!!!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Confederacy of Dunces, The Count of Monte Cristo, the Jack Reacher series, hmm, I should probably read more. I go through phases where I do a lot of reading, but I usually just don't have the time. Well, I DO have the time, I just don't have the attention span. Sometimes a book will grab hold of me, but more often than not, after 15 pages I'm thinking about chicken parms or plotting revenge against my neighbor who laughed at me when I fell down the front steps that time.

Movies: I like the same movies most guys my age like: "The Big Lebowski", "Anchorman", "Shawshank Redemption", "Fight Club", "Dirty Dancing", "Pretty in Pink", etc.

I'm also a big fan of horror movies, but I know most girls aren't, so I'm fine watching those by myself.

Shows: Modern Family, Workaholics, South Park, Big Bang Theory (just checking to see if you're actually reading this, God I hate that show), Sons of Anarchy, The Shield, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul.

Music: Anything but country, although admittedly I CAN stomach it. Strangely enough, I find myself at an unusually high number of country concerts. They're fun, I'll give you girls that. I probably also listen to more 90's rap than any normal person should.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How do helicopters work?
On a typical Friday night I am
I like to say I'm going to take it easy on Fridays (and I must admit I do enjoy a night in with Netflix), but once I get out of work, I often feel like going out to celebrate. It's a toss up. Thus, my Saturday mornings range from "waking up at a reasonable hour, taking the dog for a walk, and going to the gym", to "hey where's my credit card? And will somebody make me some pancakes?!"
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have an unnatural, if not downright creepy, aversion toward bananas. It’s not a “phobia”, regardless of what anyone who knows me might tell you, I just really don’t like anything and everything about them. I'm serious.

(Editor's note: obviously it’s not a deal breaker if you like bananas, just know that if you’re eating one, I will probably not be in the room at that time, or at the very least I’ll give you a pejorative look...this is of course assuming I'm using the word 'pejorative' correctly, and I'm pretty sure I'm not.)

(And yes, I’m aware that I should probably talk to someone about this.)

(Oh and for anyone who stumbled upon my profile by searching for keywords “unnatural” + “creepy” + “bananas”, welcome! I have no idea what you’re looking for, but we're not here to judge.)
You should message me if
You were able to get through this (literally any of this), and any of it made you smile.

Also, if you're easy going, love to laugh, feel that family is important, and take yourself seriously (but not too seriously), I think we might get along swimmingly.

(Or if you just feel like e-mailing a stranger, that's cool too)
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