mandotheo: Good-natured cynical optimist for rent
Non-smoker with Athletic body type
Lexington, Virginia
37 year old Man, 5' 10" (178cm), Non-Religious
Caucasian Aries with Brown hair
High School

I am Seeking a Woman For Dating
Needs Test Not Completed Chemistry Not Completed
Do you drink? Socially Do you want children? Undecided
Marital Status Single Do you do drugs? No
Pets No Pets Eye Color Other
Do you have a car? N/A Do you have children? No
Longest Relationship

About Me
I live a fairly normal life. I'm a decent guy, a bit on the shy side in the wrong situation, and incredibly talkative and goofy in the right one. I prefer to get to know someone before I date them, but I think most people are that way.

People who are overly obsessed with inconsequential things annoy the hell out of me. I don't give a crap if Jennifer Aniston is single, is dating Brad Pitt, or is shot to death in a vicious gun battle over crack turf (okay, that last one would actually be kind of cool to see in the paper). I don't care if your clothes have a label in them that says "Gap".

I also won't lie and say that looks don't matter. They do. I'm not what you'd call a shallow person, but just as some of you may be looking at my picture thinking, "Jesus Christ, not in a million years," I'm probably thinking that same thing about you. Attractiveness is important. It's not the most important thing, but I don't know about you folks: when I walk down the street, I can't tell if the beautiful girl walking toward me was just reading James Joyce and debating Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle with Howard Dean or not. That's something I would like her to tell me about once I've gotten up the courage to ask her to get a cup of coffee with me.

First Date
Typically, I'm a fan of the whole dinner+something else cool type affair. I'm a decent cook, but that's a third or fourth date thing. Movies are fun, but if I want to go out with someone and not talk to them, I can just stand behind them at the coffee shop and pretend that we're going out.

A good dinner at an interesting restaurant (my personal choice? Thai or Japanese), accompanied by a bottle of wine if it seems appropriate, and perhaps a long walk downtown if the conversation is good. I'd suggest music, but I really prefer to talk to the girl I'm out with, and it's that same problem with not being able to converse.