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, 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. With that in mind, I guess online dating does not seem so bad anymore :).

I recently came 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 a good job as consultant for a big technology consulting firm which I had to quit, and I had to go through the tedious procedure of getting a work visa which was kind of crazy. So far it's been going good here though, so I think I made the right decision.

In case you wonder and you made it through the first two paragraphs, my home country is Germany. I am the Lead .NET Engineer at a startup that does a video chat software. 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.
What I’m doing with my life
I am the .NET lead engineer at a startup that does a customer service video chat software. Maybe we are the next Google or Facebook. Maybe not :). In my free time, I am involved in psychological studies about happiness and positive emotions as a research assistant.
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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