olliog
34 Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
I am not sure where this online dating thing is going and I guess we all have seen some rather disturbing profiles that made us question what we are doing on this website. However, compared to the mating strategies of certain species, human online dating might be a rather gentle approach. For instance, a virgin bee queen that survives to adulthood without being killed by her rivals will take a mating fight with a few – out of tens of thousands - male drones. Then, while copulating, the male genitals explode inside the queen. Ouch! With that in mind, I guess online dating does not seem so bad anymore :).

I moved to the US because I was fascinated by this country and didn't want to miss the experience to work here. It hasn't been an easy decision though. I had to quit my job as consultant for a big technology consulting firm, and I had to go through the tedious procedure of getting a work visa which was kind of crazy. It all worked out eventually though :).

In case you wonder and you are still reading, my home country is Germany. I work for a software company that develops a video chat platform. I started as a Software Engineer and recently became the Director of Engineering. In my free time, I used to be involved in psychological studies about happiness and positive emotions, but recently haven't had the time to do anything in that field. I consider myself open-minded, easy-going, and well-behaved. Well, at least most of the time :). Shoot me a message if you like to know more or if you have an answer to the question why so many American guys wear those brown beige trousers and shirts that are clearly too large for them :)
What I’m doing with my life
I am the Director of Engineering at a software company and together with a small team we develop a customer service video chat software. Maybe we are the next Google or Facebook. Maybe not :). In my free time, I used to be involved in psychological studies about happiness and positive emotions, but recently haven't had the time to do anything in that field.
I’m really good at
Table tennis. It's the best sport on the planet and I don't care that most Americans don't even consider it a sport :).
The first things people usually notice about me
I guess they notice first that I am very tall.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love Italian food. I could live from just pizza and pasta. I like good wine, beer and occasionally cocktails. I am into pop and rock music (Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Augustana, U2,...) and hoping to go to a concert from the Killers at some point. Their last two albums didn't convince me that much though.
The six things I could never do without
Friends, sports, an internet connection (well, that's how the world works nowadays), my oneworld frequent traveler card (ok, I can give that up), a sarcastic sense of humor, guess what else :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- Why so many American guys wear those brown beige trousers and shirts that are clearly too large for them.
- Who is on the other end of the phone talking to the cab driver?
On a typical Friday night I am
It depends. There is no typical Friday for me. I can do sports, staying in with a some nice food or go out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have never had sex on the first date.
You should message me if
You like German accents and you can connect to anything I wrote on here :)
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