Date a guy from North Park, United States. Oh hey there. Fancy seeing you here.
I am almost always reading something, I write when I get the impulse, play ice hockey and kickball, rock at pub trivia, make pretty good frozen margaritas. That being said, that's really only a start on how I keep busy. I'm always adding new things. I really do intend to get back to working my way through a cookbook my sister gave me. Since so many people seem to be new to San Diego, let me just say that I'm not. I've been here for years, less four for college. But since I always came back it was pretty much like being here the whole time.
I am hopelessly devoted to my California Golden Bears. If you know who they are, then you understand how true that statement is. As an aside, I was once crowd surfed, against my will, at a college football game. That was an interesting experience. When it comes to hockey, I'm a San Jose Sharks fan which tends to be a bit of a roller coaster ride.
I have certain TV shows that I enjoy because I think that TV is a great storytelling medium. Recently they've ranged from Downton Abbey to Smash, both of which are well done in their own way. However, I'm more likely to be out and about than staying in. There's too much fun stuff to do in San Diego and despite the fact I've been around here for quite some time I haven't done a lot of it! You never know what I might be up to. Sometimes it's hockey practice, sometimes it's enjoying an establishment that serves age appropriate beverages with friends, other times I'm listening to Dixieland jazz or gypsy swing at a cafe, and sometimes I'm at Disneyland because--you know what?--I just feel like going.
Fun fact: people ask me questions all the time. I don't mean my friends. I mean random strangers. I have been standing on a crowded platform waiting for a train and disoriented people will come up to me in the midst of 60 other people to ask which is the right train to get on. This has been happening for years in book stores, on street corners, in airports. The list keeps growing.
Meet a guy from North Park, United States. I don't like these so I guess I'll just type things as they pop into my head:
I'm an engineer at an aerospace startup
I really like Haruki Murakami
I'm a big dork (according to a friend helping me with this...)
I love traveling (Cambodia, Hawaii twice, and Japan in 12 months)
I'm an uncle now and I love the kid to death
I'm from the LA-area, moved down to SD for school; I live in North Park now
I'm into photography (anyone on Flickr or 500px?)
I like old things/antiques, crafts/hand-made things
I'm a huge Lakers and Chargers fan
I like rock climbing, running, kayaking, hiking/backpacking, cycling
I like watching foreign films
I was on Gizmodo for making a Stormtrooper costume (srsly)
I train in boxing and muay thai; I'm at the gym usually 6 days a week!
I replay songs in the car to practice singing. It makes no sense why I do this. I'm sure it amuses other drivers.
I don't really like saying who/what I'm looking for because I sense it will sound really generic - we all want to meet honest people. I think a good relationship is one in which we can learn from each other - maybe if you have a cool hobby, or you like trying new restaurants on the weekend...or if you want to just laugh at the way I dance.
Date a soulmate from North Park, United States. What's up, Match.com? I moved back to San Diego a couple of months ago as the last leg of my life adventure down the California coast. I went to school up in the Bay Area, lived in San Francisco for a while, then Los Angeles, and here i've arrived! I live up by the North Park because I love culture, good food, fun bars, live music, and anything entertaining, really.
I don't lift weights 5 days a week or pretend I surf. I'm from here so I like to skateboard, body womp, people watch, make fun of zonies and non-locals alike. I don't try to be hip because I already know i'm cool and comfortable in my own skin. I have a dog, and she's more interesting than a lot of random people i've encountered. At the same time, I meet awesome people all the time because i'm extremely open and always welcome to new and exciting conversations.
What am I looking for? Someone who is down to earth, smart, honest, and happy with who they are. I don't need a crowd pleaser or a person who's friends get to decide who they date. In a perfect world you would meet, hit it off, and call the rest history - that's what i'm talkin about! Obviously there is a process, and now it includes the internet, so i'm just trying to see if it'll work!
At the same time, I'm hoping to meet a good person on here, someone I can potentially have a relationship with. I understand there are a lot of free dinners and drinks to be had by meeting people on a site like this, but i'd really like it to all mean something. If thats sounds good, then we should chat!
i'm Carl, by the way...
Meet people from North Park, United States. I am a born-and-bred Minnesotan of 21 years who took the chance to see what the west coast (San Diego) had to offer back at the end of 2006. Now 5 1/2 years later I have come to realize just how fortunate I have been to have established myself here in southern California! Having previously bartended for nearly 6 years I built up my repertoire of clientele and have developed connections in/around the city from restaurants/music scene/golf...even airfare! I have dabbled in the backpacking culture and have toured 19 countries over the past 4 years, covering most of Europe and a chunk of Southeast Asia! I even recently made the escape from the food/bar industry as of last November to pursue the home-improvement field which has netted me a much more respectable income and has me laser-focused on purchasing my 1st house here in San Diego (hopefully by the end of 2012).
I also have become what I like to call a "self-appointed Ambassador" for the non-profit, "pay-it-forward" type of website known as the CouchSurfing.org project. I have hosted 40 groups/individuals from all corners of the globe and have allowed them to stay at my bachelor pad here in North Park, playing tour guide for free all over the county :D I have utilized this genius site to meet travelers and also have a place to stay when abroad...the beauty in developing solid relationships with locals is priceless!!
That being said, it should come as no surprise that I am quite confident in what I'm doing and where I'm going and I would be ecstatic to be able to find someone who shares some of these same ambitions. One day I will get married in the Swiss Alps in the tiny village known as Gimmelwald and it will be the most romantic, amazing day of my life : ) I plan to complete a bucket list that is a 1/2 mile long....skydiving/speaking a 2nd language fluently, playing a musical instrument fluidly, and experiencing all 7 continents on Earth...and maybe space :D
If any/all of this is peaking your interest, I would love to hear from you!
Date people from North Park, United States. Bam! I'm probably one of the most outgoing people you will ever meet. I moved to the San Diego area two years ago from the Midwest and don't see myself ever turning back. I'm a successful salesman that works within the restaurant industry. As much as I love to go out to eat I get just as much enjoyment out of preparing dinner myself. To stay active I'm involved in a soccer and softball leagues and just started to truly recognize all the great hiking opportunities in our area.
I grew up in a small town in Illinois. I always have to tell people not Chicago. My family knew I was going to be a salesmen growing up but they had no idea where it would take me. Out of college I worked for a 100 year old seafood company and eventually ended up running the entire St. Louis territory. I was ready for a change and put my one year notice in. They took it seriously about ten months later. I moved to Phoenix for one month and couldn't find a job I wanted and didn't want to settle. Out of the blue I received a call from a friend back in IL and he told me he took a job in SD. We met up in Phoenix and got a place on the beach. After doing a Google search of wholesale seafood companies and finding a quality business 1.7 miles away I walked in and was offered a job. I did that for a year and now work for the best meat company in southern California if not the US. My company works with high end restaurants. Think Ruth's Chris, Thomas Keller and Wolf Gang Puck. I get a laugh everytime I tell someone what I do and they ask me if I drive a truck around and sell meat door to door. I love my job and see myself working here for the next 20 years.
There are so many things that I could ask for in a woman but at the end of the day I want a woman I can call my best friend. Someone that is able to laugh at themselves when they mess up, put 100% into everything they try, and strive to push both of us to be better people. My ideal match would also have to be a Christian. If you interested or have any questions just let me know!
Meet a man from North Park, United States. I seriously have the coolest job ever! IвЂ™m a Navy Flight Surgeon, basically the private physician for a group of Marine Corps F-18 Fighter Pilots! I get to fly in the F-18 and get launched over 5gвЂ™s from an Aircraft Carrier as part of my job! Recently got back from 6 a month deployment where we did combat ops in Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, and fought Somali Pirates! I actually got to take care of the Somali Pirates who executed 4 Americans back in February. ItвЂ™s crazy being part of history! Also just finished a 6 week humanitarian mission to Guyana! I'm all about laughter and forming those invaluable connections w/ people. Those bonds are what defines humanity and are all we have in times of adversity and strife. I come from a loving and harmonious family which mean the world to me. I really believe in the value of self reflection, introspection and contemplation which helps identify and place meaning and value into life. Huge fan of reading, audiobooks, running, kareokee, and dancing! And yes, diet drinks are the closest thing around to water that's still unhealthy.
I donвЂ™t think youвЂ™re ready to be with someone until you know who you are. I really like meeting different people, and would love to find someone who has just as loving a family as I do and values education as much as I do. I think the foundation of a relationship is based on friendship, trust, mutual respect, and space. I would like to meet someone who is a mirror of my humanity and will keep me grounded amidst the suffering I see around me. A friend and partner in journey of a lifetime.
IвЂ™d love to get to know you if youвЂ™re kind, bright, and loving. Big plus if youвЂ™ve embraced your inner nerd!
Date someone special from California, United States. I get cranky when I'm hungry or tired. Other than that I am pretty cool, I enjoy checking out good live music, museums, exhibits, movies, walks with my dog, going to bars and wasting my life away on the internets.
I like coffee and I'll drink at anytime in the day, specially if there's other people tempting me, death before decaf!
My hangovers are debilitating. I tell bad stories that have no punch line and I am everyone's favorite inactivity partner.
I might seem aloof and goofy, but I'm pretty hard working and responsible. And kind of an old soul. I'm back on the reading train (real books, none of that digital fancy stuff)
I'm pretty driven and committed, not ambitious though.
I get excited over new home appliances and dinnerware.
I have a Terrier Mix, her name is Rigel and she's awesome.
I can't really smile on command.
I haven't used a microwave in over 4 years and don't plan on using one.
Meet single man from United States. I'm a lot of things that I would think are interesting to a woman but being that I am not a woman and am using a computer to meet a woman it begs the question.... Maybe I am not as bitchin as I think I am?.... Nah!! (that's confidence with humor, not cockiness ladies :)
I am a simple man that does a ton of outdoor sports, like; mountain biking, road riding, climbing, surfing, dirt and street motorcycling, track bicycle racing, backpacking, backcountry skiing and resort skiing, tennis, scuba diving, golf..... You get the idea...
I enjoy doing these things with my friends and am thankful to have a great group of friends that enjoy the same!
I am an optimistic and adventurous person. I am also very stable and do like routine, I have worked at the same company for 13yrs! And I have been in SD for about 9yrs now. Both of these long streaks will likely not end soon because I am happy with both.
I work very hard and have a demanding job that affords me a nice lifestyle but I am not a workaholic. I work to live, i definitely do not live to work!
Im looking for a girl that is as sweet as pie, likes to keep it easy (low on drama), loves to be outdoors, is take my breath away beautiful, has brains to boot and is charismatic with a little free spirit sprinkled in for fun. Should be easy to find that, right?? :)
I don't think I am that picky really, I'd be stoked with any combination of the above as long as the chemistry was there.
Wink at me cause I like that then I'll send you an email and maybe we can meet up. Who knows, maybe if it goes well I could get off this darn computer! :)
Date people from United States. So...describe myself such that my dream girl can't resist in a few paragraphs. Sounds impossible but here we go.
About me, well let's start with background. I come from a pretty small town by the coast in the South. The coastal thing is pretty big to me. While I love the mountains, the water is where I belong. Let's see, a couple of insights into my personality. If I had to describe myself in one word it would probably be genuine. I believe that you can't really knock something till you've tried it (heroin, jail, and a couple of others being the exceptions to this rule). Anything worth having in life is worth working/fighting for, and while I consider myself an open minded progressive and travelled individual, I'm a sucker for some tradition and am sometimes an old soul. Christmas trees don't count unless they are real, fires aren't the same unless they crackle, and you are more likely to hear James Brown tunes coming from my place than Cee Lo Green.
Physically, I'm a little over six feet with a with a medium build. I also really enjoy traveling, trying new places, and seeing how other people view things.
Now let's talk about you. First off, smart is sexy. I want a woman that will stimulate me mentally as well as physically. This being said, I am also generally attracted to strong willed women. Not overpowering, bossy, control freaks, but an independent woman that knows what she wants out of life. Looking for a woman that enjoys throwing on the black dress and pearls for a night on the town as well as won't freak out when no showers are available for a weekend trip camping on the cliffs over the pacific ocean in Mexico. Gotta have a girl that I can party with and that doesn't have an issue when I go out with the guys occasionally. I don't deal with drama or lies so that open trust and respect is a must. Physically I don't have any preconceived notions. Chemistry has to exist and I don't have specifics I'm looking for but am more likely to share interest with somebody somewhat active.
Meet people from North Park, United States. I have a fun loving silly sense of humor, love to have a good time and fully believe that laughter and making people smile, is a daily necessity.
However, that said, I do know when and where to be serious and respect that trait in others as well.
I enjoy a wide range of activities and sports. Generally I consider myself to be very open to new experiences and will try anything once.
I'm looking for someone who is independent and loyal, someone that can take sarcasm and give it right back. If your super sensitive and can't joke around about anything move on to the next bloke! I ideally want to meet a woman who thinks outside the box and likes to live on the wild side of life!!! You know, take chances and experience new things. Have crazy conversations, for example do you think elephants are cool... if yes why? and if not what do you have against elephants?
So... If you would like to dive inside my crazy life and be apart of something special, shoot me a note, say something bizarre, tell me about a coincidence you experience or a spiritual moment you can't explain...
Hug it out!!!
Date someone special from North Park, United States. I'm a SD native, grew up in Coronado, close to my family and have the best group of friends anyone could have and I'm lucky to have them all. I am now at a great point in my life and I have a great sense of humor and never take things too seriously. I can laugh at myself and dish out a good bit of sarcasm. I recently bought a house in a great neighborhood, it's a fixer-upper so I spend time working on it and would love some decorating ideas. I love to cook, not too bad at it either, and a night at home with the fire going and a bottle of wine is quickly becoming a favorite now that I have my my own house.
I love to surf, snowboard, hiking, camping and traveling, I go to the gym, running on the beach and going for hikes on the weekends and would love to meet someone that's also healthy and active. Spontaneous weekend trips are great. Looking for someone adventurous, that lives a healthy, active lifestyle and is looking for an amazing friendship and romance that will grow into something long lasting.
I get asked a lot why I'm still single. I come from and I'm close to my family, my parents are still together after almost 40 years, I'm tall, big blue eyes, hard working, very loving and affectionate, love kids, kind to animals, very generous, adventurous, own a nice house, funny, athletic, outdoorsy, handy, can fix anything with duct tape (I even caught a fish with it once), I can cook, and I'm a big cuddly teddy bear. I guess i'm just waiting for the right "match" :)
I'm here because I would like to meet someone that is ready for a real relationship and share in all the adventures of life. So, don't be shy, say hi;)
Meet single man from North Park, United States. Like most people I am a myriad of traits, quirks, ticks, and contradictions that just can't be crunched into one tiny paragraph.
Simply put I'm a "doer". I posses a great fervor for life and would rather be outside doing it, than inside watching it. I'm also a pretty independent person at heart, but I'm at a point in my life where I'd like to share my adventures, travel, and shenanigans with someone. There are a lot of things I want to do and places I want to see.
I try not to sweat the small stuff, but give my best in everything I do. I will always be there for family and friends, but cherish my alone time as well. I have a sarcastic sense of humor and find that laughter cures almost everything.
I love warm summer nights and cold winter days, stimulating conversation and idiotic behavior, imperfections and max efficiency.