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BillyDWilson

24 M Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, CA

I’m looking for

  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–30
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 10:39pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Scorpio, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Sometimes I shoulder press my cat.

One day Google asked me if I'd like to be the first person in Canada to be given live streaming abilities for one of their products. I said "sure why not?" So I started an online variety show. That was in 2012.

Since there aren't enough people publicly speaking about mental health I also started a video series (independent of my variety show). I want people to realize that you can still get a degree in chemistry & biology despite having ADHD, OCD, anxiety disorder, & depression (depression has been very well controlled in my adult life though). I'm proud to have accomplished this. I'm determined to challenge mental health stigma.

I am foreign to small talk which is a contributing factor to why my profile is so long. I allow anyone to learn a substantial amount about myself without either of us having to invest into a conversation (I'm not a natural conversationalist). You can get me talking though if you bring up any of my main interests which include: Geography & Maps, History, Architecture (pre-1900, I draw/design some too), Historic Population Data, Photography, Nature, & Social Media.

If asked to answer five questions with five sentences I'd likely write five paragraphs for each. I'd also include references & diagrams. Even a testimony if it was needed. I'm trying so hard not to fall into infinite regress while writing this profile (resistance is futile).

Speaking of testimonies, I asked some of the people who know me to quickly come up with a brief description about me. Here's what they said. "I would say focused, meticulous, passionate about specific projects, a fan of architecture, art, the outdoors etc", "I would describe you as being very intelligent and having an awareness that creates friction with the general world", "Smart, creative, interesting".

Although I regularly come across as dry, rational, and analytic, at times when I'm comfortable around a person I can be extremely silly.

I'm content in being completely solitary and my experience concerning love and relationship experience doesn't extend much beyond my cat but I have a desire to be loved and for human connection which leads me to being here.

• A casual video*, I talk about who I am & show you my interests (c. 2013).
All of my videos: Series, show, nature, etc (Higher production value).

A silly test says I'm an INTJ.

* The hyperlinks on my profile aren't functional if you're on a mobile device so here's the URL for the casual "Get to Know Me" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuBhudMseiA
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
• Projects:
I've realized that just like how the world changes I change as well. I'm constantly evolving & developing throughout life as I push myself. I want to ensure that everything is malleable & able to shift with me. That said, I take on a lot of different projects & goals based on what my passions & interests are at a given time. At this point in my life I've realized that one of my weak points is accepting when it's time for me to let go of a project to allow myself to move on to a new one.

Some of my recent projects include my video series about mental health. I believe people need someone to stand up for it & the general public needs to be more informed.

I've also done my show for nearly 2 and a half years featuring around 400 guests through more 112 episodes. I feel that it's quite an accomplishment considering my social issues. I've gained a considerable number of skills & connections from working on this project.

Currently I've discontinued the regular schedule for my show to allow myself to focus on my current interests. I have an obsession with the year 1900/1901 (the British Empire took censuses during the second year of each decade) and I've been focused on studying it through the aggregation and analysis of population data. I use this data to infer where people lived in the world at that time. With this information I look for signs of settlement, specifically architecture which is one of my other main interests and the driving force behind my interest in population data. I've published a number of population data articles which I constantly refine and add to over time.

The Population of Every Urban Centre in Canada and Newfoundland with more than 500 Inhabitants in the Year 1901.
The Population of Every Urban Centre in Canada and the USA with more than 5,000 Inhabitants in the Year 1900.
The Population of Every Urban Centre in North America with more than 5,000 inhabitants in the year 1900.
The Population of Every Urban Centre in the World with More than 100,000 Inhabitants in the Year 1900.

Here's my latest article: Visualizing Urbanizational and Architectural Trends in the Developed English Speaking World Since the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century Using London, England's Population in the Year 1901 as a Reference Point. Yes, my titles are quite long.

Regardless of how long I do a particular project for, the results of my work are shared with the world & can have a long lasting effect.

• How I Function Relative to Society:
I'm a human more into helping the world than seeking a materialistic lifestyle. I place more value in relationships, learning, & experiences.

I build up financial support to continue my work through a site called Patreon that allows anyone to pledge support in my work.

I'm different & I don't fit society's mold so I'm building my own world to function in. I'd like my world to not be completely alone.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Photography, Social Media, Organization, Reciting countries & capitals. Stream fishing for brook trout.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
• I have really thick fast growing hair.
• I likely talk WAY more than you think when I'm into something.
• Depending on what I'm doing I can be focused & intense (passions), quiet or non-responsive (unfocused/unsure/anxious), or completely crazy laughing about something absurd.
• At times my emotions can be obscured by my obsessions. I can come off like an encyclopedia but do know that I do care if you're part of my life.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
This section is best viewed on a desktop since links don't appear to be clickable on mobile.

• Music:
I tend to take to individual songs & not individuals, groups, or entities. Some of my favourite songs are:

Ordinary Day - Great Big Sea
I Fall Into You - James Olmos (has performed live on my show)
Do Better - Say Anything
Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Honest Mistake - The Bravery
Numb - Linkin Park
Pachelbel's Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
1979 - The Smashing Pumpkins
Slide - Goo Goo Dolls
Don't Stop - The Rolling Stones
Pinch Me - Barenaked Ladies
Loch Lomond - Performed a cappella by Shy of a Dozen.
With or Without You - U2
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
I Want it That Way - Backstreet Boys
Crockett's Theme - Jan Hammer
Into the West - Deni Gauthier (has performed live on my show)
Even the Losers - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Didn't Even see the Dust - Paul Brandt
Sixty to Zero - Johnny Reid

I also listen to some of artists I've had on my show. Popular 80's & 90's music too. Really, I'm all over the map. I don't tend to obsess over music like most people though.

• Video Games:
I also love the soundtracks of nearly all of these games. I've hardly played any since around 2011 though. I've been too focused on my projects.

Super Mario World (1990)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (2001)
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (2003)
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Trilogy (2003-2005)
Grand Theft Auto - Vice City, San Andreas, & IV.
Silent Hill - The Room, Origins, & Homecoming.
Gran Turismo 4 (2004)
Hitman: Blood Money (2006)
Fallout 3 (2008) - Haven't purchased a game since.

• Food:
Pizza
Macaroni & Cheese
Steak & Onions
Sausage & Pierogies - Fried in onions.
Grilled Cheese
Pasta
Hamburgers
Pimento Loaf
Liquorice allsorts
Butter Tarts
Marzipan
Baklava
Fruit Cake
Peanut Butter
Brownies
Lemon Meringue Pie
Cheesecake
Naomi Bars
Pumpkin Pie - Buy me a Tim Horton's pumpkin spice muffin & I'll marry you.

I tend to stay clear of unhealthy food though. I have a moderate obsession with my weight. I won't eat butter, margarine, or Mayonnaise. I sort of have a fear of them.

• Movies:
I try to go out & watch a movie in theatres now & then largely as a way to just get me out into public. I don't have any particular affinity but given my anxiety issues I definitely would stay clear of any from the horror genre. I tend to gravitate towards action & comedy more. The ones that stand out in my memory include:

Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
The Prestige (2006)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
There Will be Blood (2007)
Juno (2007)
Gran Torino (2008)
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
The King's Speech (2010)
Shutter Island (2010)

I don't watch any TV or programs. I do support some independent artists & creators in their endeavours though (ex. web series & YouTube projects). I don't mind Star Trek at all. I was really into Voyager when I was 10-11 years of age.

• Books:
I'd rather read a text book than a novel. Like this one:

• Rudinow, J., Barry, V. E., 2008, Invitation to Critical Thinking. Thomson Higher Education, Belmont California.

I also enjoy reading books about architecture, culture, & history.

My photography has been featured in a book about a Toronto neighbourhood:

Recollections of a Neighbourhood; Huron-Sussex, from UTS to Stop Spadina

I've also been featured in a book about someone's journey across Canada and back. It's a free ebook and you can read it here:

Crossing Canada with the Maple Musketeer: Volume One

• Favourite Urban Centres to Explore on Google Street View:
Exploring the world virtually is one of my greatest obsessions. I'm excited whenever Google introduces imagery for a new country!

San Marino, San Marino
Prague, Czech Republic
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Besançon, Franche-Comté, France
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Bath, Somerset, UK
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
London, UK
Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
New York City, New York, USA
Budapest, Hungary - Buda + Pest.
Sydney, NSW, Australia

I'd be thrilled if you asked me to take you on a virtual tour!

• Favourite Interiors:
You can also explore building interiors on Google Street View. Here are some of my favourites for you to explore.

Marble House - A Gilded Age Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island.
The Stag's Head - A beautiful Victorian bar in Dublin, Ireland.
Library of the National Assembly of France - The lower house of government. Located in Paris, France
Palace of Fontainebleau - This is the residence where Napoleon abdicated before his exile to Elba.
Cassis Club - A nightclub in Singapore.
The Frick Collection - Former mansion of an industrialist in NYC. Now a museum housing a collection of old master paintings.
Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe - Paris, France.
Miri Antiques - I also enjoy looking through insanely expensive antique stores where most of the items are museum pieces.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - Glass vaulted arcade in Milan, Italy. Basically a really pretty predecessor of the shopping mall.

I think you might get a sense of my tastes based on those links. If you like this kind of stuff I can go on forever about it.

• Miscellaneous:
• Favourite vintage map: NYC in 1852 overlayed on current satellite imagery.
• My Canadian history Pinterest board. Yep, I'm a male who LOVES Pinterest!
• I have an obsession with pinning Victorian (pre-1900) skyscrapers.
• Here's an article I wrote challenging the seemingly Western based stigma of Living with Your Parents.
• I make my own maple syrup each spring.
• What I randomly happened to be viewing on Google Street View today 30/04/14. Pomata, Peru on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
• Internet. It's a place where I can learn & exchange ideas.
• The people who believe in me & the work that I do online.
• A society that accepts & understands mental health.
• Google Earth & Street View. They're an abundant source of information about the world.
• A drive to push on & never give up.
• Humour stemming from redundancy or absurdity (non-sequitur).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I'm using this section to describe in what ways I tend to think.

• How I Learn:
I tend to prefer learning information from primary sources and empirical data. I interpret information in my own way, build theories, break them down, and put them back together again in differing configurations all while experimenting with them. In the end I end up with my own abstract concept of something that can be easily applied to more than one thing.

I dislike learning or adhering to theories formulated by other people. To me it feels incredibly limiting and rigid. I like to see how things operate first hand. For me, learning this way grants me a more masterful understanding of a concept (not to mention independence of thought). That being said, I love finding those who're also able to think critically and not just simply recite what they've read.

My viewpoint and theories are highly malleable and able to change as I continue to analyze different perspectives and new information.

To me, rational thought is like beautiful music emerging from a sea of noise.

• Some Common Topics:
• What I'm thinking about & if it's biased or an accurate representation of reality. What characterizes my frame of view? Examining my point of view and becoming more self-aware of it has helped me challenge negative thought patterns and detect bias.
• Who I am, why I matter, & how I can help others with mental issues & continue to do work that I'm passionate about. Reminding myself of my self-worth has been an important component in helping both my self-esteem and mental health.
• Factors that cause variations in the urban landscape: urban planning, decay, suburbanization, and gentrification.
• Public transportation by the use subways & streetcars and how ridiculous automobile dependency is. I wish we lived in a society where we didn't need an automobile.
• Analyzing critical theory and postmodernism. This is a new and challenging area of interest for me especially due to my default positivist perspective, science education, social issues, and overall negative gut feeling about it. The challenge, immense popularity, and pervasiveness of the theory draws my interest.

As I go through the Frankfurt School of thought and after deconstructing things and putting them back together several times I've so far not taken much from it to create new or augment my own theories. I have largely discarded it. Nevertheless, some concepts and subsequent thought experiments have proven useful. Concerning feminism, I've enjoyed breaking down gender, sex, sexuality, romantic desire, and phenotypical expression (added this one myself) into independent dynamic concepts that can fluctuate on a continuum and interact with each other. I like reduction, that ought to not be a surprise.

Within feminist theory I also liked the idea of eliminating obligatory gender roles which in doing so I see as being immensely liberating for everyone.

Also, I believe that women (and non-binary people) are vastly underrepresented (not to mention harassed) in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and I try to help support those who encourage more participation (two episodes of my show have focused on it).

Simply joining this site was in itself a great challenge to me and since then I've had to constantly deal with the pressures of neuronormativity in being a neuroatypical individual. As a result of this, I'm quite sympathetic to feminism (specifically and exclusively as a struggle for equality) despite the epistemological differences.

Although I've pieced together a form of feminism, the main roadblocks that I come across concerning continental philosophy include the untestable and untenable nature of critical theory, the lack of emphasis and sometimes complete rejection of empiricism, the occurrence of obfuscation, buzzwords, the frequent confusing usage of words with colloquial meaning, nihilism, the application of psychoanalytic techniques which have been identified as pseudoscience by the scientific community, the frequent lack of practical application in a meaningful manner (pragmatism), and the oddity in how all the people I know of with science degrees have never in their lives even heard of "critical theory" or even anything remotely related to it (which is interesting).

Overall, I feel ambivalent at best concerning critical theory and postmodern thought. Regardless of what I think about it I still believe it's an asset to have an understanding of it at least for the sake of not being ignorant. It has also prompted me to assess and refine some of my own theories.

• Examples of Random Thoughts:
Here are some thought exercises I've come up with lately.
• If you have phenomena A, B, C, D, E, F, and G and theory 1 is based off of D and only D but later 1 tries to modify itself after it has become synonymous with D and only D to include all of A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Can you see any issues arising here regarding 1's identity and that it could be considered a misnomer? Ought 1 to change its identity?
- My answer: Yes, it ought to change its identity. My choice of language is to reduce vagueness and ambiguity so I can communicate effectively.
• If you're working with a theory that relies on a definition that needs something to never occur within and relative to the society of which you currently live in but that something can potentially occur and the theory's goal is for that something to occur, what does this say about that theory? What ought one to do if there are other definitions that hold up better without contradicting the goal of the theory?
- My answer: Switch definitions since the current definition is poor and contradicts the goal of the theory. The theory is also biased on your own culture and not universal.

These examples might sound mundane but they are a reflection of the stuff that I've been reading on profiles on this site lately.

• Academic Course Selection:
During my degree I was happy to be able to study a diverse number of topics.

General Chemistry I & II
Biology I & II
Organic Chemistry I & II
Biochemistry I & II
Principles of Ecology
Brain and Behaviour
Human Neuropsychology
General Astronomy I
Bioethics: Human Life Issues
Sensory Processes
Perception
Personality
Forensics I & II
Introduction to Psychology I & II
Introduction to Physical Geography
Introduction to Human Geography
Understanding the Earth: The Earth's Crust: Rocks and Minerals
Understanding the Earth: The Planet and its Internal Processes
Introduction to the Problems of Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Western Civilization: French Revolution to the Present
The Developing Countries: Selected Regions
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At home working on my projects, it's where my happiness is at!

If I do go out I like to go to a coffee shop. It's something quiet & stress free. I can also bring papers, drawings, maps, and stuff. To me bringing that kind of stuff is like bringing a party.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm pretty open. I feel the need to be so in order to be comfortable & love myself.

That being said I've never even held someone's hand romantically before. Needless to say I'm a virgin. I love disclosure. I want to be proud of every single thing that makes me who I am. It's so relieving to have nothing to hide!

If I like you, you're likely to have at least 100 absurd nicknames given to you. I think this is related to how my mind works & coping strategies that I've developed throughout my life.

In being atypical, I frequently have my anxiety triggered when browsing this site and reading profiles. I feel many societal pressures that I'm unable to conform to.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I like architecture with a vernacular feel. It feels authentic & reflects the environment, culture, & materials available at a given time & place. It has a pleasant charm. It can be imposing, loud, & colourful or laid back, relaxed, & reserved. Either way it may frequently surprise you in unexpected ways since it tends to be built in a more isolated system to satisfy a more human purpose.

All of this is in contrast to monumental buildings of high fashion & culture. Being too strong in this dimension can lack a sense of soul, character, creativity, & a human element. Buildings boasting only these characteristics to me come off as feeling like disingenuous permutations of each other. Who I'm looking for is closer to the vernacular side of the spectrum but not completely. I want an interesting mix. Perhaps an Ionic voluted capital thrown in there for good measure along with a few other things to balance it. I equally enjoy a playful composition as much as an orderly one. Everything comes together nicely if there's some passion involved. Vernacular examples 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

I also don't mind something a little more fancier & ornate as long as it feels human, proportionate, & well balanced. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Well, this was a great opportunity to slip in my love for pre-1900 architecture, haha. All in all, what I'm trying to say here is that you can be anything as long as you're authentic & passionate. Being that is beautiful.

• Message me If:
• You need to know more about the cat that I shoulder press.
• You think it's awesome that I'm open about mental health.
• You know how to speak Welsh and can teach me how to pronounce "Ystradyfodwg".
• You're into social media, photography, or any of my other interests.
• You have a stash of pumpkin spice muffins.
• You believe in the goodness of others & try to help bring that out in them rather than trying to intimidate people into submission if they have an opposing view point or do something you don't agree with. You're constructive and not destructive.
• You'd like me to take you on a Google Street View virtual tour!
• You're calm, self aware, down to earth, accepting, able to think critically, & articulate what you're thinking.
• You need more nicknames.
• Your profile is well written, interesting, relatable, unique, or inspiring (it sort of helps you know?).
• You're as awkward as can be.

None of the above are necessary conditions. Also, there's no match percentage requirement. There are a lot of factors that can affect those numbers (ex. small/unrepresentative sample, differing question interpretations, etc.) & I believe they should just be used as a rough guideline.

• You're likely just not the right person for me if:
• You're into drinking, partying, or drugs (It's just not my thing). I mean, you can still message me, but just realize that I'm highly unlikely to participate in those activities with you.
• You aggressively try to intimidate people you don't like or disagree with.

• Friends:
I'm totally up for making a new friend. If you're a male or an androgynous stuffed penguin named петрушка, go right ahead! It's great to find & talk to people over a commonality.

• International:
I like just talking to people around the world too! So if you live in Beirut, Ouagadougou, Jakarta, or wherever, feel free!

• Messaging Tips
• Remember that I'm foreign to small talk so many times a simple "Hello" or "How are you?" isn't typically going to engage me.
• It shows people that you read their profile and are interested in them if you can reference something from their profile in your message.
• If you really have a reason to message me I almost certainly will be happy that you did message me. Expressing why you felt compelled to message me will likely improve the chances of a conversation forming.
• Asking me what project I'm currently working on is likely something I'd easily reply to since I'm typically working on one when I receive a message.
• Through my extensive OKC exploration it would appear that I'm quite the atypical person and through this observation I feel that I've become more disengaged with my desire to initiate conversation with people. So if you think we could get along, please do message me since lately I have a lower likelihood of initiating conversation.
• My name is Billy.

Overall, if you happen to like (or are at least curious about) what you've witnessed from my profile & links don't feel shy or intimidated to message me. Getting a good message could put a smile on my face & make my day.

Also, if you live far away or may not be comfortable meeting right away we can always video chat first.