I'm from South Florida originally but I've been in AZ for about 8 years now. Graduated from ASU with a degree in Political Science thinking I'd go into campaigning but it's a dirty world with inconsistent work.
I love talking about serious topics and generally despise idle chatter but unfortunately it seems that a certain amount of that is bound to pop up on dates no matter how hard you try.
I'm not going to lie and say that I'm not shallow. Looks matter to me as I think they matter to everyone. However, it takes more than looks to make me interested in a woman. I am very attracted to intelligent women. Women that are opinionated and loud and know what they like and aren't afraid to say it.
A particularly sick and twisted sense of humor is a necessity as I was raised on the greats of stand-up (Carlin, Pryor, Moore, Kinison, etc). I sometimes get mistaken for an asshole but I promise that most things that sound mean were only said in jest to get a rise out of someone or was a pop culture reference that flew over someones head. Or an insult. I am kind of an asshole now that I think about it.
I'm really a nice guy. I'm not a nice guy just because I think it's going to get me anywhere or get me anything from anyone. I try to be a good person, not because of what it brings to me or gets out of other people, but because I think being nice and considerate of other people and who they are and what they're going through is least you can do to be a good person.
I really just want to find someone that I can talk to first. If we can't hold a decent conversation I doubt you'll hold my attention for very long anywhere else.
I'm just looking for a friend who happens to be female who wants to hang out, watch tv, spoon, and so on.
I'm very good at playing bass and I know that may sound arrogant but it's true. It's not like being a phenomenal bass player has ever been something that anyone would brag about but it is something that I am very passionate about and have dedicated my life and time to since I was 12.
Movies - Most Mel Brooks (nix Dracula Dead and Loving It and Silent Movie), anything from Studio Ghibli, most Tarentino, anything by Aronofsky. I'm always up for a good comedy or something that will make you think.
Shows - Daily Show/Colbert Report, South Park, Futurama, Bob's Burgers, Archer, Family Guy, Community, Parks and Rec, In Living Color, Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, House of Cards.
Music - I grew up listening to Motown (Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Four Tops) and classic rock (Floyd, Zeppelin, Hendrix, Cream) and play in what I guess could be described as a blues/rock/funk/folk band that plays somewhat regularly around town. Yea I know that probably doesn't do much to put a sound in your head so just come out to one of our shows instead.
When I'm not working I'm spending time with my bandmates either practicing or just messing around.
Sinatra is my man though. That guy's gotten me through some rough times.
Also super hipstery stuff (The Shins, Neutral Milk Hotel, My Morning Jacket, CURSIVE, The Faint, Fleet Foxes, Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Arcade Fire, etc.)
Oh and gotta love some rap. Aesop Rock, Murs, Wu-Tang, Eyedea and Abilities, Eminem, Big, Pac, Jay-Z, J. Cole, Mos Def, The Game.
Food - Italian, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Jewish Delis, Ethiopian, Jamaican/Guayanese, Chinese, Sushi, if it's good I'll give it a try.
I think it's the same existential dread felt by all 9-5 M-F workers with half a brain. I'm trapped inside some building instead of being somewhere else doing something significant with my life.
So yea, this guy ^ no game.