My name is Mark and I'm gonna give this a shot. I am a very laid back type of guy who is more of a "on a whim" and less of a planner. I'm not a huge person to watch televised sports, unless it is a huge game or UFC somewhere. I'm also a little bit of a geek; love playing xbox with my buds, reading comics, playing some pen & papers or anything the like. Some of the other things I enjoy doing are walking or driving around aimlessly, going to the shooting range, playing with my dog, amusement parks, local stand-up comedy shows, weightlifting, being in the water, and I'm sure there is more than a handful of things I'm forgetting. When I can I drive down to my grandpa's property in the country where I go 4-wheeling, blow up fireworks, and just have carefree fun. Traveling is something I really want to do more of as well. I've already been to much of the US, Canada, and a four countries in Europe and I'm excited to keep "seeing the world" in the future.
What I’m doing with my life:
Currently finishing up school to be a Massage Therapist and am also looking into becoming a personal trainer. Come next year I will be going back to school to finish my medic program (was Firefigher/EMS prior) and get a degree in Exercise Science so I can get even more continuing education ans specialities. I currently work for my chriopractor doing chair massages, consultations, and follow-ups. Ialso work for my family's auto body and glass business when they need extra help.
I’m really good at:
listening and taking care of people. I take pride in the fact most of my friends talk to me about their problems and know they they can count on me on a night out.
The first things people usually notice about me:
Everyone always remembers me as "the big guy" and for my big legs
BOOKS: I tend to like reading fiction with military/war or sci-fi elements. My favorite recent book was American Shaolin (non-fiction actually).
MOVIES & SHOWS: Too many to list! Comedies are by far my favorite, humor is one of my favorite things in life. Action movies are also take you for a ride. And who doesn't enjoy a kung fu flick? I also have quite a bit of history and travel type shows in my insta-que.
MUSIC: I listen to mainly alternative, Rise Against being my favorite and hits from numerous other bands scattered between. I've been a little addicted to Hollywood Undead and Lindsey Stirling lately as well. I also listen to some instrumental pieces from soundtracks or orchestras like Two Steps From Hell. I normally do not mind the pop/club music on the radio either, same with country.
FOOD: There isn't much I don't like or won't eat. If I see something I haven't tried before or "weird" I almost always get it. Sushi is my favorite food and you can never go wrong with chinese. I also brew my own loose leaf tea when the urge hits and I certainly don't mind hitting a bar.
6 things I could never do without:
The internet, my car, friends, my george foreman, music, and my dog. He is a 4 year old Scottish Terrier, named Feeny, but he lives with my folks. They say he is theirs, but he acts otherwise haha!
I spend a lot of time thinking about:
Where I want to settle down, things I want to do, or be able to do. Learning new massage styles, guitar/bass, martial arts, new languages, all sorts of things.
On a typical Friday night I am:
Hanging with my friends, whether at someone's house, a bar, or a comedy show
The most private thing I’m willing to admit:
I sing in my car, how well is up for debate!
You should message me if:
you are still reading! There are only a few things I look for in someone. Someone who pushes me and helps me experience new things I wouldn't have ordinarily done is huge. And of course, similar interests are always great! Just go ahead and send over a message and we'll see how things go.
I have nothing against the traditional "first date" of a dinner and movie. However, I really prefer activities that let you get to know each other more. That could be starting off by grabbing a drink or bite to eat. Then anything from mini golf or bowling, to doing something active, or simply wondering around somewhere.