37Chevy Chase, United States
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My self-summary
I woke up a few days after New Years Day and made a conscious decision that 2017 is going to be the best year ever. Not a resolution, but a conscious decision to look at the positive side of everything yet allow a few moments to acknowledge and process life's challenges, to look at what life has to offer rather than what it doesn't, to focus on the big picture and be objectively honest when necessary. So here we go!

If your search for your soulmate can be described as a search for your best friend, a desire to fall in love, and a goal to live realistically ever after;
If you believe building relationships is more important than building a career, a portfolio, or a wardrobe;
If you describe yourself as a doer, not a watcher;
If your first ride in an airplane was a skydiving excursion, and your first passport stamp is a 3rd world country;
If your first trip across the big pond included 7 countries, 8 airports, and 4 weeks of chasing your best friends around Europe;
If you'd rather go big than go home;
If your life philosophy includes any of these case studies, then we'll get along just fine :)

My dad is second generation Polish, my mom is second generation Slovak, so I guess I'm third generation awesome :-). Not sure where the olive toned skin came from...
What I’m doing with my life
Presently I'm filling out this OKC profile and wondering why there are so many selfies taken while driving. Did I miss something?
When asked the inevitable "what do you do?" question that most Washingtonians ask within the first 45 seconds of meeting you, I quickly respond "Oh, I do triathlon. You?". I'm also an avid cyclist, so I can be found on my road bike or mountain bike on most weekends. I also started to do Bikram Yoga during the week.
All joking aside, I'm a structural engineer - which means I work with architects to design the structure of buildings. If the wind blows, if the earth shakes, if snow starts piling up on the roof, if a room is intended to hold 100 people sitting in a cube farm, it's my job to make sure the building structure can accommodate it, with some capacity left over just to be on the safe side. To the engineer, the glass isn't half full or half empty, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. My job also includes some historical preservation/renovation/adaptive reuse, which is always interesting. Although I LOVE telling people about what I do and the projects with which I'm involved, my job hardly defines who I am.
I’m really good at
True friendship. And, to a slightly lesser extent, fixing bikes. I've also become the person in the office who proofreads engineering reports for proper grammar, spelling and structure.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I don't have any shirtless selfies incorporated into my profile. Trust me, I totally tried to capture the OKStupid shirtless selfie moment of awkwardness, but I couldn't decide which shirt I wanted to take off before capturing the moment.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Malcom Gladwell's Blink. Viktor Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning. Mike McIntyre's The Kindness of Strangers.
Movies: Back to the Future is the only thing that comes to mind at the moment. That, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Shows: Do I lose points if I say South Park?
Music: A wide variety.
Food: Pizza. Definitely pizza. And Thai.
Six things I could never do without
1. Aside from food/water/shelter/clothing?
2. My friends & family.
3. My bike.
4. A job.
5. Faith.
6. A few sunny and 72 degree days in the Spring and Fall.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Friends, family, faith, my job, my next bike ride, Subway sandwiches, how early I can eat lunch and still call it lunch, if I should reach for the banana or the sleeve of double stuff oreos at 2:30 in the afternoon, why common sense isn't so common, what my life might look like in 5 years, why it took OKCupid's auto conversion for me to realize 6'-2" tall converts to 1.88m, why everyone on this site seems to think they are "laid back and easy going".
On a typical Friday night I am
Taking shirtless selfies while thinking "oh man, just work it a little harder, capture the perfect shot and then upload it to OKStupid to capture the heart of the perfect girl. Yeah, this'll totally work!"
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
OK, maybe it's not so private, but I eagerly look forward to the day when I meet "the one" who makes staying single seem like the foolish life option; then we can delete our OKC profiles and put each other out of our online dating misery. Who is with me?!
And the private admission? Although it wasn't exactly a conscious effort, I once equated my age in years to the total number of Danish butter cookies consumed in one 8-hour workday.
You should message me if
-you want to go out with someone who obviously didn't lie about his height.
-you're willing to tell me three things I'd have to do on a first date that would make you never want to speak to me again :)
-you're looking for a heart of gold but don't want to dig very far or get your hands too dirty in the process.
-you think chivalry still holds a place in today's modern world.
-if you've purged all of the "self portraits taken while looking in a mirror" pics in your profile. If you haven't, sorry, we're not going to work out. "It's not you, it's me...".
-if you think "cat eye" eye liner violates the first rule of makeup, which is "if you are going to wear makeup, make it appear as though you are not wearing makeup at all".
The two of us