I'm an honest dude. I don't lie to myself or other ppl. To prove that, the other night I made a rare trip to a college bar in town to celebrate a co-workers birthday, and started talking with a really pretty girl. We seemed to be hitting it off. I asked her when she graduated. She said "High school? 2010. How about you?" I said "97." Without missing a beat she walked away to the bar and mostly ignored me the rest of the night. I told some buddies after and they were like "You should have said 2008." I'm sorry, but f*ck that. I'm not going to alter myself to be with someone and I wouldn't ask that of someone else. We either have a real connection or we don't. I'm pretty sure life will go on either way. I look younger than I am, and could easily pretend to be younger, but what is the point? The truth comes out in the end anyway, and that's a lie that is a guaranteed deal breaker. Could it help me maybe get laid? Possibly. But I'm not THAT guy. The world has enough of them. Don't you agree? I may not be looking for marriage again, but won't exactly rule it out as an option, either. I was married for five and a half years and it ended recently. Overall the relationship was over 10 years. I don't regret that it happened. I am who I am because of it. If you want specific details of what went wrong, I won't be sharing them. If I wanted to feel sorry for myself about the past, I wouldn't have created this page. I am on here because life moves forward and I plan to do the same. I have tons of hobbies and interests. I love meeting new people, and hanging with crowds that know how to have fun, without causing bullsh*t drama for no reason. So you can be from Jersey, but if you emulate "Jersey Shore", we're not cut out to hang. I am a huge advocate of sarcasm, and people have told me I should work in comedy. These kinds of impersonal profiles don't do me justice. I almost always have a smile on my face and I love to laugh and make other people laugh too. I'm not a hard-ass, but I hope my ass is hard. If that sounds weird so be it. I like how it looks. Not my ass, the sentence. Remove your mind from the gutter. Gosh! Anyway, I'm losing focus. What I like in a girl? A pretty smile. The yoga pants look on the right body. A sense of humor. An interesting taste in music. (I'm a music buff, so impress me with something I probably don't know and you get extra style points) It would help if you are looking for friendship first. I'm open to more in time if things feel right but I am definitely not going to rush into anything serious. Other things I like: hiking trails at the local parks in nice weather, catching music shows with friends, going out for drinks and dinner, working out, traveling. There's more, so just ask, but those are some favs. And one of my favorite movies is "American Beauty", which explains my headline. I love comedies, too. If you'd like, we can crash a wedding together sometime. That would be the only time a little lying would equate to harmless fun, so long as we at least bring a nice gift. My pics on here are kinda lacking. I'm on Instagram under the same username, so follow me if you want. I have more pics on there. I just ask that you don't comment anything related to POF. Okay, I think I've written enough to close chapter 1 here. Hmu if you see something you like. Otherwise, swim along, fish.