I'm Derek, I'm 28 and live in Minnesota (twin cities). I've been an atheist since high school and am lovin every minute of it. I'm an Electrical Engineer (went to the UofM for EE).
So far I've had a couple of serious relationships that ended mainly due to spiritual differences (mainly my lack thereof). The most recent one was with someone from Mobile, Alabama (I used to travel a lot for work) whose father is a southern baptist paster. That one didn't fly too well when I went down to meet the family with the intentions on being honest about myself. Perhaps it's the crowd I am in or just the way MN works but it seems that there aren't a lot of single atheists women out there.
Hello everyone my name is Tara I'm 25 and from Colorado. I'm quite the dork I love anime, manga, video games, movies, music and cosplaying. I can be quiet at first but I have interesting tales =) I have two tattoos and seven piercings. I'm very much a dog person and have a 5 year old chihuahua/pug. I do not drink and excess of alcohol is a definite deal breaker for me. I'm kind and easy going and really enjoy meeting new people and making more friends.
Picture taken valentines day but the blonde in my hair will soon be dyed purple.
*counts on fingers* And you've got how many ear piercings?
I've only got three piercings, myself, and they're all in my left ear.
Edit: Oh, I see there's the one in your nose. That accounts for the odd number. Although, I knew one girl with three piercings in her navel, so the nose bringing us back down to an even number doesn't mean anything. :-D
OK, below is my match.com profile. i actually met my ex-wife on match back in '97, and i'm there again since my divorce in '09.
I'm an intelligent, funny, compassionate, passionate and friendly guy who is easy to like and easy to feel comfortable with. After being married and now divorced, and I found that I really like to share my life.
I DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE A BEARD, but I have so few pics of myself, I figured I'd add those. Maybe you can tell me which looks best?
And the home picture is actually a picture of my artwork, including some sculpture and paintings.
I'm such a mix of so many things. I play with toys, both grownup gadgets and children's, like trains and collectible cars. And I take mine out of the packaging. I have other interests and skills like art (I draw and sculpt), travel (I've been lot's of places), photography (many, many pics of where I've been and other stuff), home decor (my hand is in most of my home design both inside and out). I love deep serious discussions about politics, science, culture, religion, etc., but I'm also love pop culture, music, and simpler, less heady "things".
What am I looking for? An intelligent, strong, fun loving woman who'll be a good equal partner in life, and who'll both match and complement me where there are things that I don't do as well as her. I don't really have a particular "type". I appreciate people for what they are as a total. I'm not judgmental, and I usually give everybody a chance. You'll never know who'll you'll really end up liking.
I've not found anybody on here yet, and it has seemed a little difficult making connections, but if you take a chance and talk to me (by email at least), I bet you'll find somebody that you'll really like, and maybe even really, really like! I hope that you'll take a chance and try to find out more about me, even if there's just a little bit that interests you. Its very corny, but like Forrest Gump said, "you never know what you'll find".
I have lots of interests. I sculpt, I'm a real gadget guy, I'm pretty handy and I'm a pretty good gardener and designer in general, both indoors and out. I love movies. I have a home theater, and want to share it with someone.
I'm a software trainer for a particular product, providing business intelligence. I also have an elementary/middle school education certificate.
I'm Italian-American, well Scilian actually.:D Funny thing is though, I have really fair skin, and if I'm in the sun without sunscreen for 15 minutes or more, I burn! Go figure?
Well, I started out Catholic, but I had an education that taught me to question, I have faith in others. I'm a "secular catholic", I still celebrate the holidays. (i do say atheist on my profile, but i don't think its helped.)
I've got some graduate education too. I have a teaching certificate in both elementary education and middle school math.
I like to travel and see the world. I'm at home in the city, the suburbs or the country, and could just as easily be on the town, as be at home. NYC is always a great place to explore! And Vegas is a fun place to eat!
Favorites? A burger and chocolate shake, cuddling with somebody watching a really good movie, TV shows like The Office, 30 Rock, jeans and a t-shirt, a really good comedian, dramatic plays, alternative rock (but a classic rock song rates too!).
Don't read that much, though I'm not illiterate. For some reason I gravitate more to the visual, like movies and TV, or listen to the radio (like NPR), but if you want to know what I like, it's sci-fi or satire like Hitchiker's Guide series by Adams.