_____"TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE"______ (when in doubt...go Shakespeare).
Normally I'm a big fan of serendipity, but it hasn't been working for me in the romance dept...so I figure I'd give it a little push.
I'm single, never married, independent and a reasonably happy person (well, in a Larry David kinda way). I make an effort to NOT be one of those men leading a life of quiet desperation (when in doubt you can also go Thoreau). I'm not rebounding from a long-term relationship (or a short-term one either). I actually like being single. But loving someone and being loved in return isn't a bad deal if you can find it (plus there's all those free butt massages you can't really ask anybody else for).
I am a full-blown urbanite, who grew up in a small rural town (village actually), and still have an affinity for things "country" (especially fresh, quality produce). I just don't have much use for the burbs. My childhood could be described as a cross between "Dazed And Confused" and "Napoleon Dynamite"
I noticed most of you like your men "tall" (some leftover caveman attribute I'm assuming). At 5'-9", that doesn't make me tall, but it doesn't really make me short either, so I'm not sure where I fit in. Just remember one thing...I'm over 6 feet in heels!!
Turn-ons...genuine affection, open-mindedness, personal style, cute belly buttons
Turn-offs...self-destructive behaviour, narcissists, people who eat margarine (it's butter or nothing baby)
What have I done lately to make the world a better place: volunteered my services to Habitat For Humanity
What I'd like to do to make the world a better place: ban texting and bring back the "horn section".
"Words" are lovely, but "deeds" will be your truth.
No...I didn't list any interests & hobbies. Do I have some...yes. Will listing some of them guarantee I will never get a date...perhaps. Seriously...I don't think similar interests & hobbies matter all that much in terms of us being happy together...compatible values & attitudes do. That said, if one of your hobbies is to make date squares which I may consume on a regular basis, then this relationship has a very good chance of working.
Yea...my pics are taken with my cell phone in the bathroom mirror...high in lameness. Stay tuned...the ones of me swimming with dolphins, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, and drinking the spit of the lepers are coming shortly.
Quirky/random personal stuff:
*I love to aimlessly wander the streets (or Flaneuring...everything sounds better in French)
*I'm a 6:00 AM regular at the St Lawrence Flea Market
*I'm a cool uncle ( 6 year-olds aren't too young for tattoos....right? )
*I have a serious lamp fetish.
*I own a hardhat AND a tuxedo (Hugo Boss)...and I can pull them both off (even at the same time)
*I gladly pay the price for really good cheese
*Sometimes I read your profiles in a Julia Child voice (while ridiculing all your cliches, redundancies & descriptions of imaginary dream men)
* I still have a crush on Pat Benatar
*I think god is imaginary
*Yes...the latest Cdn Tire flyer does excite me...but so does the latest issue of Spanish AD.
*I express my radical side by abstaining from tattoos & piercings.
*I just switched from PC to Mac. (I'm sure there's something deep and meaningful about that)
*I love a "good" chick flick (any movie with Sandra Bullock in it is NOT a good chick flick...let's get that straight)
*I think concrete is a noble material (go Brutalism)
*No contest...Laurie Partridge over Marcia Brady (but Julie from the Mod Squad was way cooler).
*I tend to prefer old things/ideas over new things/ideas (my "hi-fi" is powered by vacuum tubes, and I own a manual typewriter).
But more importantly....I'll protect you from the Hooded Claw. Keep the vampires from your door.
Be brave and say hi...or... be shy and passive aggressive (we just probably will never meet though)
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Keep it reasonably legal, and you can count me in.