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Ben
Standard Member
Last active: over 12 months ago

33 Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Male / Divorced / ID: 978430

Seeking Female 23 - 31 For: Friendship, Romance / Dating, Marriage

Last active: over 12 months ago

Overview

Ben

He's Looking For

Education:

Bachelors Degree
Any

Have children:

Yes - live at home
No

Drink:

Do drink
Any

Smoke:

Occasionally smoke
Any

Religion:

Christian - Protestant
Any

Occupation:

Political / Govt / Civil Service
Any

Member Overview

I currently work on Capitol Hill as a (somewhat unlikely) Communications Director. I'm generally fairly shy (thus the "somewhat unlikely" bit). I'm told I have a rather cynical/sarcastic sense of humor, though I also consider myself quite optimistic, and, on a related note, am not easily distressed ...
I currently work on Capitol Hill as a (somewhat unlikely) Communications Director. I'm generally fairly shy (thus the "somewhat unlikely" bit). I'm told I have a rather cynical/sarcastic sense of humor, though I also consider myself quite optimistic, and, on a related note, am not easily distressed or otherwise flustered. I love to learn and sort of embody the idiom, "jack of all trades and master of none," though...that looks a lot more insulting, now that I actually type it out. "Master of none" is a bit harsh. I digress. I'm very even-keeled and logical, arguably to a fault. I'm both a nerd and a geek, and if you can think of a stereotypically geeky pastime/pursuit, there's a decent chance I like it. I hail from the southeast and, despite having been born in Georgia, I consider Greenville, South Carolina my true home. I love the mountains and just about anything to do with Appalachia. I grew up the son of a pastor, so read into that what you will. I also generally hate writing in the first person, so I hope this profile doesn't make me sound as arrogant as I feel when talking about myself in such detail -- unfortunately, it's kind of the nature of the beast and, as an aside, I suspect talking about myself in the third-person probably wouldn't mitigate the feeling of self-importance.
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Seeking

It's a bit of an embarrassing admission, but as a kid, I was a HUGE country music fan. I grew up idolizing Garth Brooks. I even went through a rather cringeworthy phase in my early teens during which I'd wear the whole "cowboy" getup -- Wranglers, a Stetson, a large belt buckle, a Western shirt, and...
It's a bit of an embarrassing admission, but as a kid, I was a HUGE country music fan. I grew up idolizing Garth Brooks. I even went through a rather cringeworthy phase in my early teens during which I'd wear the whole "cowboy" getup -- Wranglers, a Stetson, a large belt buckle, a Western shirt, and cowboy boots. To this day, I still possess a ridiculous amount of knowledge about '90's country music. I know, I know. Stop swooning for just a moment. All of this to say, A.) it would appear I'm in a sharing mood today, but B.) and more relevantly: there's an old Garth Brooks song called "Learning to Live Again" that, hokey though it may seem, I somewhat relate to. I'm a single dad with a demanding job who has full custody of two incredible, loving, brilliant, hilarious children. I never anticipated being in this position, and when I imagine "dating," I imagine the storyline of the song: cutting myself shaving and burning my hand on the iron while getting ready to meet for a first date, having little idea what to say at times, and just generally feeling a bit terrified to be exploring this daunting world of "new relationships." Assuming I don't inadvertently kill myself while preparing for said date, I would probably like to take a prospective match to dinner. I love going out to eat and having a good conversation. I'm not on here for a fling or to find a girlfriend of the month. I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic, and I'm holding out hope that I will find someone with whom I really connect -- someone who does not dismiss me out-of-hand for my station in life, and someone who has the ability to, should things reach a certain point, truly be a devoted partner. In my mind, there are few better ways to get to know each other than to sit facing each other at a table, and to hash through all of the awkward small talk, and work through the many exciting new discoveries of what might be something that lasts beyond that first, awkward date. That sounds cheesy. I'll edit it later. :)
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More About Me

Ben

He's Looking For

Basic

Gender:
Male
Female
Age:
For privacy reasons, age is accurate to within 2 weeks
33
23 - 31
Lives in:
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Any
Relocate:
Not willing to relocate
Any

Appearance

Hair color:
Black
Any
Hair length:
Medium
Any
Hair type:
Wavy
Any
Eye color:
Hazel
Any
Eye wear:
Glasses
Any
Height:
6'1" (186 cm)
Any
Weight:
102 kg (224 lb)
Any
Body style:
Average
Petite, Slim, Average, Athletic, Full Figured
Ethnicity:
Caucasian (White)
Caucasian (White)
Facial hair:
Medium Beard
N/A
Best feature:
My Personality
Any
Body art:
None
Any
Appearance:
Attractive
Any

Lifestyle

Drink:
Do drink
Any
Smoke:
Occasionally smoke
Any
Marital Status:
Divorced
Any
Have children:
Yes - live at home
No
Number of children:
2
Any
Oldest child:
5
Any
Youngest child:
3
Any
Want (more) children:
Not Sure
Any
Have pets:
No Pets
Any
Occupation:
Political / Govt / Civil Service
Any
Employment status:
Full Time
Any
Income:
$60,001 - $120,000 USD
Any
Home type:
House
Any
Living situation:
Live with kids
Any

Background / Cultural Values

Nationality:
United States
Any
Education:
Bachelors Degree
Any
Languages spoken:
English
Any
English ability:
Fluent
Fluent, Very Good
Russian ability:
None
Any
Religion:
Christian - Protestant
Any
Star sign:
Scorpio
Any

Personal

Bust cup size:
N/A
Any
Bust:
N/A
Any
Waist:
N/A
Any
Hips:
N/A
Any

Hobbies & Interests

Entertainment:

Board / Card Games, Concerts / Live Music, Cooking / Food and Wine, Dining Out, Education, Family, Music (Listening), Music (Playing), Movies / Cinema, Photography, Poetry, Reading, Social Causes / Activism, TV: Educational / News, TV: Entertainment, Video / Online Games, Volunteering, Watching Sports, Writing

Food:

American, French, Barbecue, German, Seafood, Cajun / Southern, Greek, Soul Food, Indian, Italian, Southwestern, Chinese / Dim Sum, Japanese / Sushi, Thai, Korean, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Fast Food / Pizza, Mexican

Music:

Other, Alternative, Classical / Opera, Country / Folk, Jazz / Blues, Metal, Religious, Rock, Soft Rock, World

Sport:

American Football, Basketball, Biking, Bowling, Canoe / Kayak, Pool / Billards

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Shy

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If you choose to have a face-to-face meeting with another member, always meet in a public place with many people around. Organize your own transportation to and from the date and never agree to be picked up at your home. Always tell someone in your family or a friend where you are going and when you will return and stay connected with your cell phone switched on at all times.