I'm Dave and I spent 10 yrs in the Air Force where I worked on computers and learned the skills to become an IT professional. I was stationed in San Antonio, TX; Biloxi, MS; Ogden, UT; Stuttgart, Germany; Belleville, IL and Al Kharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Big things that happened when I was in or a part of:
1. The fall of the Berlin wall.
2. The invasion of Panama.
3. The first Gulf War.
4. Watching the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia/Herzegovina while the international community had their collective heads up their asses.
5. Assisting in the response to the Rwandan genocide in July 1994.
6. Camping for 3 months in the Saudi Arabian desert in support of the No-Fly Zones in Iraq
7. Participating in a color guard that traveled all over Europe to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of WWII.
All compliments of Uncle Sam.
After experiencing all that, I felt my skills would be of more use on the corporate battlefield as a computer consultant. In 2007, after 10 years in corporate America, I was laid off and I decided to try it on my own and opened my own business. Now I'm calling the shots and loving it and I have more time for friends and family. I still love to travel and do so whenever I can both for work and recreation (although I try to avoid combat areas these days). Road-trip anyone?
I'm always looking to expand my circle of friends and look for guys that want to go biking, play paintball, go bowling, catch a game or get in a round of golf. Also could use a workout bud. Afterward we can chill out and watch a movie, play Wii or just chat over a drink of your choice.
Also, I'm not tied to the Chicago area, in fact, as soon as the housing market improves, I'll be selling my place and moving. Salt Lake City, Lake Tahoe and Sacramento are on the short list, but open to other places as well.
There is plenty more to me so if this has peaked your interest, start a conversation. You can email me here or ask for my AIM, Yahoo or Skype names and we can chat.
Who I'd like to meet:
At this stage of my life, I'm ready to settle down with one person and have a meaningful relationship, someone to share life with, but until I find him (or he finds me), I'm open to anything. I still have fun, but I'm tired of the drama and bs associated with the bars, the online scene, etc. I'm looking more for intimate dinners, vacations, sharing a bottle of wine in front of a fire on a cold winter night, taking sunset walks, etc. When it comes to guys, your looks might get my attention, but your personality has to keep it. I'm a masculine str8 acting/appearing guy and prefer guys that are the same. Nothing against feminine guys, just have learned through experience we don't have much in common. That being said, I am a touchy/feely type of guy that likes cuddling and body contact, but am pretty reserved when it comes to public displays of affection.
Guys that catch my attention are:
1. intelligent with drive, ambition and goals.
3. caring/considerate of others.
If you're all that and enjoy some of the same activities I mentioned don't be shy. Send me an email.
When it comes to guys, your looks might get my attention, but your personality has to keep it. I'm here to meet guys - in the real world - so at some point you should be capable of stepping away from the keyboard and venturing out in public for coffee, a drink, a meal or something as I'd much rather get to know you in person than online
Likes: Honesty/integrity, intelligence, drive/ambition, affection, masculinity, outdoors, biking, hiking, camping, sci-fi, board/card games, pc games, music, movies, travel, skiing, golf, bowling and many more things. Just ask me.
Turn-offs: liars, cheaters, drama, closet cases, drugs, smoking
Outdoors: Paintball, Skiing, Hiking, Biking, Camping, Backpacking, Off-roading
Indoors: Computers, Music, Movies, Reading
Sports: Bowling, Golf, Softball
Games: Nintendo Wii, Card games (Killer Bunnies, Guilotine, Mille Bornes, etc), Board games (Carcasonne, Settlers of Catan, Aquire etc), FPS & RTS computer games (Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, Command and Conquer, Battlefield, Quake, Half-Life, Unreal Tournament, Supreme Commander...
Misc: Traveling, road-trips, hanging with friends, cuddling, making out
Just ask me...I have over 300 DVDs but here is a partial list: 300, Aliens, Army of Darkness, Avatar, Batman Begins, Blood Diamond, Blues Brothers, Captain America, Cars, Chronicles of Narnia, Contact, Departed, Despicable Me, Die Hard, Finding Nemo, Flight Plan, Four Brothers, Gladiator, Harry Potter, Ice Age, Indiana Jones, Iron Man, James Bond, Latter Days, Lord of the Rings, Madagascar, Monsters Inc, Open Season, Over the Hedge, Ratatouille, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shrek, Spiderman, Star Trek, Star Wars, Tears of the Sun, The Avengers, The Brave One, The Fifth Element, The Incredibles, The Last Samurai, The Matrix, The Patriot, The Stand, Thor, Toy Story, Transformers, Underworld, V for Vendetta.
Rhianna, Lady Ga Ga, Pink, Flo Rida, Chris Daughtry, Maroon 5, Evanescence, Fallout Boy, Sum 41, The Offspring, Linkin Park, Nickelback, Katy Perry, 3 Doors Down, Goo Goo Dolls, Kid Rock, Van Halen, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Styx, Def Leppard,and many more.
Alternative, Rock, Pop, Dance, Techno, Classical...pretty much anything but country or rap (and even a few of those)
American, Italian and German.
Favorite TV shows
Almost Human, The Blacklist, Revolution, Doctor Who, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Law & Order:SVU, Defiance, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Walking Dead, Family Guy, American Dad, Burn Notice, Whale Wars, Warehouse 13, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate: SG1, Stargate: Atlantis,
Sci-Fi Channel, History Channel, Discovery, Spike TV, USA Network, CNN