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34 Ann Arbor, MI Man


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  • Ages 22-40
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  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Nov 21
Asian, Pacific Islander, White
Open relationship
5' 7" (1.70m)
Body Type
Special Diet
Agnosticism and it’s important
Post grad
Might want kids
Has dogs and Has cats
English (Fluently), Japanese (Somewhat), Other (Fluently)
My self-summary
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What a year! What periods of death and rebirth! What incredible scene changes!

The winter stripped us to our bones, and in the fields we regrow in new cycles. I have moved four times since May. I have cast aside the throwing of bones to hope for precognition and faith in a certain future. I have questioned all the assumptions of my life and found the questioning fertile ground of new directions.

More simply put: this winter, like many of my friends, I went through a difficult breakup with a long-term partner, having found that as we grew up and into our adult selves and the pressures of professions, we no longer had the same things in common, and no longer shared the sense of adventure and the buddy system we had as children.

And so the winter came, and then it warmed and broke our lattice and made way for new growth. I am me, and I can me no other.

I choose to look at things my way, realistically optimistic. I dislike few things, really. Instead, I fill my shades of negative space with a healthy neutral ambivalence, objective analysis, and scientific dispassion. And those things, like seasons, will often come and go, replacing themselves on their own accord as the sloughing of skin, leaving behind warmth and happiness.

Aiyami, and I can be no other ^_^
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a student. I'm an activist. I'm a lifelong learner. I'm a life scientist, as in: I am always willing to take a worthwhile risk, and do the experiment. I work in a chemistry lab and use the mechanisms of organic chemistry to illuminate life functions. Chemistry, in my eyes, is magic, alchemy, transmutation. To think that we have understood the manipulations of matter so well on a molecular level so as to reliably change one substance into another and use that to make a medicine, or a psychedelic, or something that let's us look into the that's something.

I am fascinated by the world. How could I not be? That shit is craaaaaazzzzy! I really want to be neck-deep in it all the time.

I quit smoking and drinking and have been too lazy to change this in other parts of my profile. I have no problem being around such things (having successfully organized a bar crawl or two) and since 'sobriety' has been so enjoyable (and cheap!) I see no reason to go back. It's well over a year and a half and I feel more healthy than ever.

At 33 I discovered the simple joy of shaving everyday. Mmmmm smooth face.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Connecting people to other people.

Riding my bike, alone, for thousands of miles.

Cuddles and conversation.

Having people question my sexuality. If they're good they question my gender alignment too (I go with chaotic neutral)

Conflict resolution.

The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Usually my megaphone

Sometimes my tiara.

Sometimes that I'm a wallflower. Sometimes that I'm at the center of it all.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
This is my least favorite section on everyone else's profiles, the one that I skip over first and come back to last. It's also the one that people tend to fill out the most thoroughly because its *easy.* Really, one-line half-sentences in profiles and them three pages of bands or books or whatever. As if that's what describes you. I really don't care what type of music you listen to. It doesn't bother me if you're a vegetarian, or a foodie, or not. I recently became vegetarian. I like a lot of movies. I try to read a lot. I would rather climb a mountain than see a show. Simply put, I'm not going to credit or discredit anyone based on these criteria.

Most importantly, I hope we can teach each other something.

If you must know, I like the Nature subjournals, JACS, and Angewante.

Despite my nonchalance regarding most qualities, I despise spectator sports. I will only like something I participate in.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
An acetone squirt bottle, a 250 mL Erlenmeyer flask, a variable nitrogen stream, extrovert outlets, and a room of my own to rest in.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Since given my career and lifestyle, it's more likely than not I will die in some completely boring way like cancer; therefore I would like to improve my odds of dying by some other more satisfying way. Bike crash in the middle of an epic journey. Eaten by wolves while stranded in some expansive mountain country. Shot while standing up for something I believe in. A land war in Asia - or perhaps a battle of wits with a Sicilian while death is on the line.

Planning my the next big thing. Postdoc, bike-ride, Burning Man project, co-founding a company. Adventure man, is where it's at.

I can sit still, but not for long.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
More often than not I'm in lab, but that's silly and we should make plans that change that.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Apparently I talk in my sleep sometimes. I asked someone and they said I was 'cogent' and 'well-reasoned'. I've woken myself up laughing. One time I sat straight up and said 'Gouda motherfucker!' I recently learned that I even make fun of my roommates. Yes it's true, I'm so next-level, I *do it in my sleep* - give this man a megaphone!
You should message me if
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I like emotionally, physically, and intellectually capable people. This can take many, many forms. In fact, if I were to say if I found one quality attractive, it would be 'capable.'

So yeah, if you got it together, message me ^_^