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Level 5 Ninja

29 Nov

To be quite honest, I wasn’t even that into him at first. This was sometime in mid-September. It was still my maiden voyage on the OKCupid seas and his profile kept popping up in my suggested matches.

He wasn’t exactly “my type”. But maybe this was the time to venture out of my tall-&-lanky-hipster-dude box and try something new.

But I was intrigued nonetheless. He was pretty cute. Some pictures were questionable. Most seemed “outdated” but all in all, a good crop of photos.

And he was a skydiver – perfect timing because I had been itching to jump out of plane so maybe his expertise would come in handy. But, like, every dude and their mother had skydiving photos so what makes him so special?

I did enjoy his profile. And was did have a soft spot for Jenga…

By the Numbers:

  • Match: 89%
  • Friend: 86%
  • Enemy: 3%

He sized up right in the compatibility department so I proceeded to engage. My message was short and sweet. Referenced his Jenga connoisseur-ness, then left it at that. Bait was set.

And he bit!

Smooth sense of humour? Check!

And so it began.

We literally sent each other these long, drawn out messages filled with getting-to-know-each-other questions, peppered with flirtatious teasing. It was all engaging. I loved “talking” to him because he was one of the rare guys on the site I could actually have decent interactions with. It was effortless and I looked forward to his responses, finding out about his days or weekends, learning more and more about him…getting skydiving tips! God, I sound like a fucking Hallmark movie but that’s how it was! Honest to goodness 21st Century, modern day courting.

After a few weeks I think we graduated to OKC IMs shortly after. Live -time banter.

Joked about his loft Downtown.

Did quick inventory of our liquor stash.

He sips his scotch. I drink my wine.

It was nearly 2am on a Sunday and he invites me over.  Joking? Maybe. As tempted as I was I proposed that we make plans for another night.

Let’s check our calendars.

Free all way except Friday.

Mirror schedules.

Let’s dovWednesday, he says. October 5th. He somehow convinced me to go Downtown. His ‘hood.

We’d get drinks. I was down.

And so it was done. In the books.

And the “good nights” were good.

May/December

12 Nov

A few weeks ago (Oct. 23) some guy sent me a message on OKC.

eee. Your profile makes me happy. Do you like St. Vincent as well (I say that becuse you said you’re into female-fronted bands). I just saw her last Tuesday and it was fantastic! 🙂

Also, your book listing is pretty much the best thing ever. Fante, Murakami, and SO on.

yay

I don’t typically get lovely messages like this. It’s usually weirdos being weird. But this, my friends, was a winning note.  Reading it made me happy. And this fella is a looker to boot!

By the Numbers:

  • 93% Match
  • 94% Friend
  • 2% Enemy

Miscellany:

  • A teacher. Actually, let me rephrase that. A PASSIONATE 11th grade teacher. Got a masters and everything (or so he claims)
  • Dark rimmed glasses. Very Jason Schwartzman a la Rushmore. Like…almost to the tee but better! I read his Tumblr and his students are always commenting on his hipsterness. He seems humble enough though. Hopefully he isn’t TOO cool for school.
  • Sense of humor! (Here is what he wrote under “The most private thing I am willing to admit” section): One time in 2nd grade I bought a cup-o-noodles in the lunch line because it was the only thing I could afford. I didn’t have hot water, so I just sat on the edge of the playground, munched on the dry food, and cried. lol.

I dug his profile. Very sincere. Similar interests. Did I mention he is also a looker? One thing that kind of sticks out is that he is 23! I know, so young. Not completely a May/December thing but people are in different stages in their lives.

But as Aaliyah points out, “Age ain’t nothin’ but a number. Age ain’t nothin’ but a thang.”  You’re right, Aaliyah. You’re flipping right.

Messages back and forth have been friendly enough. We stopped a bit then he sent me a message post Halloween to check in and see that I didn’t eat too much candy. Cute.

I sent him another message today because he went to see Sufjan Stevens play the score to a documentary at the Vista in Los Feliz, so I felt compelled to write him about that. And I had been passing the time reading his Tumblr all day, falling down that rabbit hole and developing an even bigger crush on the lad. I am not the best person when it comes to kids but I find it sexy that he is so adamant about teaching these kids.

I also swore that I wouldn’t date anyone with housemates but I would make the exception here because this dude has a legit career AND proof of health insurance. Watch out now.

And he likes to cuddle.

Maybe I’ll ask him out for a drink.

Look at me, actually getting back in the mood to mingle.