I'm Brendon, and I live somewhere deep in the suburbs of Virginia. I'm 19 (turning 20 somewhat soonish) and quickly realizing I'm probably one of the youngest people I'll meet on this site (no offense). I've been an atheist for probably... 5 years now. I suppose I'll do the rest of this cookie-cutter style.
I enjoy physics, nature, the internet (well, most of it), social deviants (more for humor than anything), parenthesis (it's like an afterthought), and books (mostly non-fiction).
I dislike a lot of things. Not to appear pessimistic or anti-social, because I'm not, people just happen to do a lot of the things that annoy me.
how wonderful that this text box enabled me to scale this picture. otherwise you'd all be graced with a massive picture of mostly my nose.
Hello! My name is Chantal. I'm 20 years old and I live in Houston Texas. I am a biology student at the University of Houston. I have only been atheist for about 2 months (and loving it), but my family still doesn't know yet. I hope to be a surgeon one day. I love learning new languages and hearing music from around the world. Message me if you'd like to hang out or Skype or something! :D Hasta luego!
Wow, recent change. How long have you been wavering? What started your doubting?
Hi I'm Katrina. 20 years old,a chubby lady from the Philippines. I study finance at National University. I came across this site because of such particular topics, like "atheist nun" and how's life going on the other side of the world.
Well, Seriously I was wondering on why people won't accept me for what I am, If I told them that I don't believe in God they're worshiping. I don't know. I just like living my life with own beliefs, and living in my own perception on what life is.
I am wildly sophisticated, in the sense that i don't like having too much drama in everything and I know, I still have a lot of things to experience/learn.
My name’s, obviously, Jonathan. I’m living in Oregon now, but I’ve lived in several different cities on both coasts. I’m a lawyer by trade. I’m taking time off to write a novel and see if I still want to be a lawyer. My interests are sports, politics, interesting discussions, reading, writing, dogs and more. Recently, I’ve developed a passion for exercise.
Anyway, that’s all for now. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you.
I'm Juan (a.k.a. J) I'm 23 yrs old, Live in Brooklyn, N.Y. Have been single for some time. I have an assiciates degree in web design, starting my own web company with a friend. I've been looking for a like minded woman for a while can't seem to find one but I can always find thise religious ones (sarcasm). Finding an Atheist woman in NY is like finding God in my toliet. I'm a memeber if Amercian Atheist. I wonder if there are any NY woman on here who are single and near my age or older. It Would be interestingly funny if there were some here on this site.
I am Shannon. I am 31, just got an Associate's in Computer Science. I currently reside in South Carolina, where I was born and raised, though I have lived in Buffalo, NY, NYC, and briefly San Francisco and LA. I am childless and wish to stay that way. I am also a lesbian. I am definitely leaving the Bible Belt as soon as I find a job elsewhere. My passions are books, secularism (of course!), LGBT rights, and writing.
My name is Christian, and I am from West Michigan. I would not recommend divorce as a way to narrow down what one truly wants from life, but that is exactly what I did. Twice. I also took all the lessons I could find from booze and have recently graduated. I fear I have painted myself into a corner because of my Atheist/small-L libertarian views which pretty much separate me from much of this community. It is a lonely world unless you profess to be a liberal atheist around here. I don't go to bars and don't really feel comfortable at a UU church, so where is an odd duck like myself supposed to meet anyone? I have lurked around here for a couple years, but just like online dating sites, it seems to be another sausage party.:( I have not given up hope, but I am not getting any younger, and hours at the gym are only going to reverse the aging process so much.
M. Pianko, I am fairly attractive and somewhat 'normal', but am still 42 and single. So, it may not be your fault about the meeting the right person thing. Just keep looking. So many people are in relationships that they aren't really happy in. Go to meetups. I need to go to more myself.
I think you need to go to one of those cheap public speaking (as in to large crowds) classes that some business people go to. Training can help you overcome some shyness. Also, remember all of your wins in all fields (sports, school, ect.).. remember that others may be just as shy and nervous as you. When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I used to get so nervous around men that I drank like a fish. My family put it in my head that I was defective and close to worthless, so I was sure that others would think so... so I conquered fear with alcohol...which let to some embarrassing results and sad outcomes. We all have unique value. So do you.
I made so many friends at one party because my friend asked me to be the hostess. Some of my duties included asking people their names, jobs, hobbies, where they were from and MEMORIZING all of this. My mind was so focused on meorizing and doing a great job as hostess that my shyness disappeared. My job was to make OTHERS feel at ease. If people weren't talking, I immediately jumped in to introduce them to othrs. I'd often pull a person away from a sed-looking conversation to introduce them to someone else who had a similar hobby or who was from the same hometown. If their drink was empty, I put them at ease by explaining all of the drink mixes we could make them. Making others at ease made ME at ease. I keep telling myself thta at the next party that I go to, esp. if I know no one, that I should appoint myself hostess.
I have met a few atheist male Jews, but no females yet. Mny Asians are atheist, thugh. i dated a few Japanese in my twenties because they were atheist.
I have been a soldier, sailor, police officer, tattoo artist, body piercer, cab driver, steelworker, salesman, and more than a few other things. I currently do web design and graphic design. I am very good at what I do.
I am a kind, gentle, patient, creative, faithful, and funny man. I am fiercely loyal to my friends and family, but also have a strong belief in personal accountability. I have the heart of a warrior and the body of an old warrior! I find some truth in Tim McGraw's song that says, "I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was!"
Creativity, intelligence, honesty, integrity, decency, dependability, loyalty, open mindedness, erudition, witty banter, independence, and a great sense of humor are what I look for most in friends. I think one's significant other should be a friend before anything else. I want friendship first. Good relationships evolve, they aren't forced.
I am an Ignostic agnostic atheist. I have no desire to attempt to deconvert anyone or be converted. I am not militant, but do not like proselytizing. I have spent many years studying various religions and philosophies, rather than just accepting the convenient ones as truth.
I am very much a Libertarian both economically and philosophically. I detest politics, but pay attention to them and watch the winds of change. If you are a diehard Liberal, you probably won't care for many of my opinions. Diehard Conservatives probably won't fare a whole lot better.
Recently separated (and okay with it), raising my sixteen year old daughter, doing graphic design and web design, reading a lot, playing volleyball two nights a week, active on several forums, missing my former dogs, practicing self reliance and preparedness, and hoping to make single friends and maybe meet an honest, intelligent, creative, open, kind, and faithful lady. Working on bettering my health while dealing with some chronic issues.
You live in or near upstate South Carolina, like going out and doing things as well as sitting at home.
A spirit of adventure is required. I haven't lived this long to wait to lay down and die. I still like trying new things and going to new places.
Creativity, intelligence, honesty, integrity, decency, dependability, loyalty, open mindedness, erudition, witty banter, independence, and a great sense of humor are what I look for most in friends. I think one's significant other should be a friend before anything else.
I like nice things, but don't consider myself materialistic. I have little use for vain, superficial, or plastic people.
I like kids, but do not want any more of my own. Having kids is not a deal breaker. Your children are their own people. If they do not like me or I don't care for them, that should be a deal breaker for you.
I strongly prefer petite, slim, athletic, or average build women. I don't really like any facial or oral piercings. Please understand, I know I am not perfect, but I also know my preferences.
Local is best for everyone whether we become friends or something different.
Ladies, if you have read this far, Thank you. Do yourselves a favor: Be honest about your weight, smoking, kids etc. Use current photos. Guys aren't blind. We can tell if you are a hundred pounds overweight and that is not "a few extra pounds". Often the dishonesty is a far greater turn off than the weight. I'm not as petite or pretty naked as I was when I was twenty. Now the hard work comes in and I have to have a decent personality! Save everyone heartbreak, expense, and frustration and be honest. It'll pay off if you are patient!
Without wanting to sound arrogant, there are some horrible profiles and pictures on here! Some look like they were ripped off of People of Walmart! Smile in your pictures. Put some clothes on. Don't stand in a bathroom or messy room for your pictures. If you're a BBW, show it with dignity, posture and attitude can help a lot. Don't post old pictures or pictures with the sides of your face or arms cropped out (It actually usually makes you look bigger than your really are!). No hair caves or hamster suits!
As sad as it is, this is basic marketing. If you don't care enough to make a good presentation, it will be on you, not all of the people who pass you by.
You deserve to be happy, get out of your own way and shine!
Seeking: A woman ages 23 to 45
HEATHER MCINTOSH, I, too, live in the Atlanta area. There are SO many single atheist men who are liberal. But, most are too old. The young ones don't go to meetups. I met a school teacher at a meetup who you'd really get along with. He's tall and thin and wears glasses. And he's funny. Do you go to the Atl. atheist meetups on the northside?
I'm Toni. And to get right to the point...I'm fat and unattractive. But I'm smart, funny, loving, thinking, honest, and enjoy life. I'm a widowed female, age 51, currently living in NC but originally from Illinois. I have a Masters Degree and career. What am I doing about the fat part? Dreading the "D" word, but am making changes. Lots of water, high fiber, less meat, less carbs, less food! Oh, and getting off my fat a$$ and moving around.
I don't like doing things alone. The kids (2) are away at school (yeah!) and I have time to myself. What to do? I enjoy hiking, camping, fishing (not good at getting fish off the hook yet), as well as reading. I'm not big on movies, I like watching sports, especially football and hockey (darn NHL). And travel! I think I'd go anywhere--especially museums, zoos, aquariums, and historical sites (yes, that includes Civil War battlefields). Oh, and as far as total disclosure, enjoy shopping, especially antiques and "junk" shops.
Honestly, I'd like to just make some friends. You don't have live close--getting to know someone through email would be just fine.