After spending about a year in LA, I decided that I am not exactly So Cal material. In January I heeded the endorsements of both friends and the pilot episode of Portlandia and decided to make a move to this crazy little city. So yeah, now I'm here and as much as love this city so far, my social life is essentially catatonic. Is online dating a little less serendipitous than I'd hoped for? Sure, but the internet also brought me this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMyaN2Edh4c, and that's pretty great. So who knows.
I'm probably not going to get picked first for a tackle football game, but I love being active (sports, hiking, exploration) and I'm in decent shape for a 5' 9'' guy with a metabolism through the roof. I’m pretty liberal, atheistic, and like to have philosophical conversations about trivial things. I have a lot of opinions, but I love when someone changes my mind on something. I'm close with my mom, but in a completely normal, non-Oedipal kind of way. I love nature, but I assure you--and I cannot stress this enough--I’m not a hippie. And since you'd find this out about me sooner or later, I'll confess that I'm a huge a dork at heart. I love creating, writing, and *gasp* video games. Also, Arrested Development has ruined nearly all other TV for me. Lastly, I'm kinda super honest, and I believe most problems in this world can be solved with transparency and discourse. Sometimes, this is a fault.
Professionally speaking, for three years I owned a small café/creperie shop in New York. That was my dream in college, and I'm glad I made it happen, but a few years in I realized I didn't want to make pancakes my whole life. I moved west so that I could switch careers. So far I'm pretty pleased with the decision 'cause I kind of love the work I do at a few interactive agencies.
I'd love to find someone that will help me explore this city. If it turns into something romantic, that's really just a bonus. I'm attracted to positive energy, and girls who walk well the line between snarky and adorable. I could spew useless adjectives like smart and funny and kind… but where does that really get anyone? How about this: If spending an afternoon getting lost in some random part of this crazy city, or engaging in witty banter about the moral implications of modern science over a game of mario kart appeals to you, then, yeah, we might click.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I'm forming a Portland bucket-list. I'd love to scratch off a line or two, but meeting for a quick cup of coffee is probably a good place to start.