"Slightly balding superhero desires younger version of Senator Elizabeth Warren for life partner and stimulating dissections of world events pre, post, and maybe even during coitus." - is how I told a friend I would start my profile, so there...I did it. You owe me 5 bucks mate.
I don't really like to "sell myself" on these sites, so let me do the opposite for a moment here:
1. I don't really like to travel. I have gone a few places and will no doubt travel again at some point, but everyone here likes to travel it seems. I don't.
2. I don't really like patios, wine, direct sunlight, living life to the fullest, being active, going out with friends, cats, dogs, people, oxygen, or any of the other inane sh*t that everyone says they love on their profiles so that they appear constantly upbeat and positive, because heaven forbid a hint of negativity creep into the mix! None of the crap that 99.9% of the women and men on this site talk about in their profiles is interesting, so **** that, now for something that actually shows who I am, not just what I fill time with doing.
3. That "Meet Me" thing is stupid and you're stupid for using it. If you like a guy then send him a message. Equality, women's rights, yada yada, show some courage and do what the men do, ask :)
4. If you harbor any sympathies for Antifa then **** off. I will not tolerate intolerance.
The sexiest thing I have ever heard a woman say to a man is "don't talk over me just because you know what I am going to say." If a woman ever pinned me with that I'd tap immediately and be happy with my choice of partner. I'm not some sub, but I need a woman who isn't afraid to push back and who is strong in herself.
Materialism part: I own my small apartment in New Westminster and a decent car. I am an anxious driver and thus drive like I am on a constant road test, so if you like guys who push the limits (get lots of speeding tickets) best move along. I am no great success story for my age but at least I am not paying some other dude's mortgage. I don't spend much money and am pretty fiscally conservative.
I am about 3-6 months away from being in shape, is the best way I can describe myself right now. I am 6'1 and 175 pounds so whatever that counts as I am. I am balding with a decent beard to compensate and am long past being insecure about the whole deal. That's not the area where I tend to score the big points with the ladies anyways.
Several women have called me "a second look" guy, and I think that is accurate. I am put together well enough to not usually get the flat "uh, no", but rather some time (usually limited) to show what else I have to offer. Then I do that and I get the second look, and I usually look a bit better.
What else I have to offer besides the usual "good guy" stuff of loyalty and trust and security etc etc is a good sense of humor and scathing self-honesty. In short, I'll make you laugh a lot, and I will never be jealous of your success or sh*ton you for your failures. I expect the same in return, because we'll be on the same team.
You stuff / the wishlist:
You'd better be smart. Trump is in the White House; I am not looking for more stupidity in my life. I stress this because it's the only deal breaker I really have: you must have at least one bookshelf in your living space and there had better be more than Archie comics on it. If you've transitioned fully to e-books/Kindle then congratulations on being more evolved than I, woman from the future, but I still like the tactility of physical books. You pass though.
The stronger your personality is the better it will be. I am a total equalitarian/feminist/switch and very open but my ego will fill the room eventually unless others are around to fill the spaces themselves. I have high standards for the women in my life because I know women are just as capable as men of achieving them. I also have high standards for myself, which I constantly fail, which makes me go a little easier on those around me who I like. Screw everyone else though. Those people suck.
If you made it to the end there is probably something wrong with you. That's good. It's our flaws that make us interesting, and our failures that make us grow, if we have the courage to face them honestly. I don't pretend anymore, to be inhuman, to be all smiles all the time, this falseness. Do you?
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I am a big fan of the unplanned-downtown-wandering-adventure-date. Exploring book stores, spotting celebrity look-a-likes, inventing tales of romance and adventure between unsuspecting tourists, these are a few of my favorite things. However meeting for coffee or a movie is always good too (even though I don't drink coffee).