1. A friend of mine recently told me: "I wish I could put your sense of reason in a bottle and serve it to people."
2. I consider myself an introvert, but some have disagreed with this — I also love meeting new people and having long, interesting conversations. Anyway, I do date extroverts!
3. I've been a vegetarian since I was 10. Don't worry, I get plenty of protein, iron, zinc, and vitamin B12. (I just had a nutritional screening.) I recently decided to make an exception for oysters, mussels, and clams.
4. I've decided to prioritize being happy and well-adjusted (which applies to myself and others). I've seen too many bright, original people hold themselves back with neuroses and angst.
5. I'm ethnically Jewish but not at all religious. Being Jewish isn't very important to me, but it seems to be a topic of great interest on dating sites, so there you go.
6. I don't care very much about conforming to gender roles, nor do I define myself in opposition to them. I basically think people should live life the way they want to. Why would you waste one minute of your life worrying about whether someone else thinks you meet expectations about what someone with your type of body is supposed to be like, when you could have spent that time focusing on something more important?
7. I'm different from most men, at least in that I have zero interest in sports. No, I have negative interest in sports: when I read about them (say, in an online profile), I instinctively turn to something else, since almost anything else is likely to be more interesting to me.
8. Politically, you could describe me as an amalgam of liberal and libertarian. I care more about thinking through each issue with an eye toward what can be done to help people in tangibe ways, rather than trying to belong to any political movement.
9. I tend to think and talk in paragraphs rather than sentences.