Moved to NYC from San Diego, CA in '12.
First, Thanks for stopping by.
I'm just another silly guy.
If I passed the "looks decent enough", and "doesn't readily appear to be a sh*tbird" tests that we all do, Here is a little context...
Skip it if you like.
***That was the disclaimer: at least the sentences are short, double spaced, and easy to read :vp***
*if I added you as a favorite: well it's because I liked something about your profile.
I like to keep it light, polite, and to the point....
If you have something set up to not recieve short messages, you have ****ed up somewhere.
When in real life do you introduce yourself with more than one or two short sentences?
That's what this space here is for silly.
You are begging men to cut and paste insincere and ungenuine paragraphs all in an effort, to just say hi.
A simple, "hi, my name is august, what is yours?"
In real life; is plenty of time to determine if there is anything there worth pursuing.
Alternatively, that is plenty of time for a woman to display signs of disinterest, send a sublte cue, and keep it light.
When in real life does some someone introduce themselves with a long ass monologue?
Honestly, I'm usually only on the pof mobile app. If I see a pretty picture on the bottom sometimes I'll just click it, look through the rest of the pictures and click "favorite" until I have time to look at more details later.
Don't mind casual conversation, I'm very approachable/ welcoming, feel free to say hi.
I thought there where too many beautiful women in San Diego (which there absolutely is). Wow!New York City is amazing.
Not afraid to say hi/meet people in everyday real life. That is just as easy as this is (but you never know who you are not meeting in everyday life).
No harm in staying available and open minded: shouldn't everyone be on here? It's just another free social network in my opinion.
Been an Alaska Fisherman, a mail man, a cowboy, and a seagoing boarding officer in the Arabian Gulf (aka Persian Gulf).
love my current Job too because I never truly know what I will be doing the next day.
love meeting and talking to people from all walks of life.
secure enough to go into a gay club with only gay friends and not breath of word of my heterosexuality; and have a blast.
People can think of me however they wish. I shine through to those who matter.
When I see something I like I can be shameless in going after it: been known to see a beautiful woman from across the street and simply just smile &wave...
If the timing is right I will drop everything, just to say hi.
However, not the guy that needs to stroke his own ego. If the timing doesn't seem right (for either of us), I will just leave it as a friendly smile and wave.
Sometimes I just get a "do I know you?" look... Sometimes I make someones day.
Been known to give compliments to random strangers and walk away with out any hidden agenda.
it's just nice to try to make people feel good about themselves sometime. Especially if they are sincere compliments.
I definitely believe in sincere/honest compliments, and I think women in general are much better at this then most guys.
Just believe if you send good ripples out in to the world you get good waves that come back... Or maybe you're just more in tune with other peoples "good vibrations"(like the marky mark song) .
I have a lot of friends both men and women (I probably have more women as "close friends" then men) , in fact i have been told on several occasions that i would make a "fabulous gay guy" (which of course I take as a compliment).
I've dated women of many shapes(skinny- curvy), sizes(tiny to tall, big to small), ages(18-40ish), and colors(white, black, tan, red, yellow, mixed)...from different places throughout the world. More than willing to do it again.
After all: variety is the spice of life.
Kind of a whole person/ whole package type of guy type of guy.
Yes, I've had "girlfriends" (I only use that word like girls and gay guys do) that have been on this site & have shown me some of the most ridiculous comments and messages they get, and seen plenty of stuff guys put on thier profile.
Some hilarious, some sad, some disturbing.
Sad that some guys still don't have a clue, and sad (for me)that it scares a lot of women away from this site. Just hope I can give you a well deserved break from that kind of nonsense.
No specific "type" for me. But I guess I would say character is my deal breaker though.
A true philogynist.
Good friends are an extended family..
You can be loud & proud. Or quit and confident.
Confidence is important but Narcissism is a big turnoff (don't want you to be more into you then I am).
Pretty people can be extremely ugly if they adopt too much arrogance in life and perspective.
A loving older brother and father respectively to a very bright, happy, fun, and pretty little sister and an adorable daughter has given me a lot of insight into the fairer of the sexes.
Been told I look through life as if I have to ultimately answer to a woman... Which I can kind of agree with.
I care more about a womans opinion than a mans... I think my dog picked that up from me, he prefers females to males.
I've had intimate relationships that have turned into true real life friendships.Not just "let's still be friends" .
Vice versa, have had friendships turn into intimate relationships without sacrificing friendship.
I like the idea of karma and treating others the way I want to be treated.
Overall, I simply like networking.
If it leads me to new friends great(& who couldnt use more friends really?).
If it leads to someone I can become romantic or intimate with; great. If not, still great. I do love myself, and I'm confident, but I'm still very humble.
Steady career, don't do drugs, and keep myself in shape by eating well and working out (crossfit, sports, run, hike, walk, bike, weights....).
adventurous, flirty, silly, & sincere.
1/4 Italian, 1/4 German, 1/4 Danish, and 1/4 Native Alaskan ("Eskimo" is slang, broad, and kind of dirogitory)
So did you really just read that whole thing???
Good because i lied: there is a quiz! :vp kidding.
To be fair, i did warn you: "writting storm"
Ready for seconds already?
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Really depends on what I'm feeling from the prospective girl; the vibe between us really dictates what our encounters might evolve to.
But I will share one of my favorite places to take a girl or even just friends when I was in San Diego.
Every Saturday Morning there was a farmers Market about 4 blocks from my place in Little Italy.
They have amazing locally grown and caught food.
At least I used to know almost all the vendors by first name.
It's a great date because they have the streets closed down with live music playing and all sorts of samples of Amazing fresh food for a good price.
Whether I had company or not Id like to walk my dog down to the farmers market as often as I could.
It would often start off as a breakfast and continue into lunch and the afternoon by heading back to my apartment complex to put the food in my fridge and cook a little of everything I picked up from the market; my complex had a nice common courtyard area with a couple of grills.
There is a a nice Italian market directly downstairs from my place where I enjoyed picking up imported wine after putting the food from the market away.
If I have company this can usually stir up a pretty good appetite, but we have the perfect ingredients for a great meal, good wine, maybe some music, hopefully good company, and who knows where conversations and/or adventures can go from there.
I'm pretty comfortable in most situations, or at least know how to handle myself.
Other dates I've enjoyed include animal shelters, ball games, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, events, dinner & movies (of course), skydiving, the beach, water parks, gay clubs, in pumpkin patches, picnics, house parties, holiday parties, on horseback, on bay cruises, volunteer events, hiking, dog parks, working out/ yoga.... dancing (watch out), plays, comedy shows,...
I think the main goal here is to initially meet in a public place with lots of people but enough space to have a private "get to know you" free flowing conversation.
Especially if you are meeting someone off the internet.
Coffee shop or local pubs usually works well, cause you always have the option to extend and get a light meal or snack, or go somewhere else if everyone is comfortable. And the opposite: if your not Liiking it... You can cut it short at any point.
I'm versatile. But I haven't done speed dating yet: not that I'm opposed.
Humble, honest, happy, honest, healthy, humorous, handy, helpful, hardy, homeothermic homosapien, handsome (according to mom), hilarous (to myself), and hung... If you made it this far I hope you can take silly joke. Well it is a silly "partial" joke. :vp If not: damn I waited to the very end to ruin it all.
That is how you beat POF! This page has its limitations which have been Tested & Found: No joke! (Characters maxed out)
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