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26 Seattle, WA Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 20–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
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Last Online
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Asian, White
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Strictly anything
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Aries, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), C++ (Okay), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I like to think that both my profile and my life in general can be neatly summed up with, "My name is Nathan, and this is my elaborate pretense at adulthood."

Or, after a few drinks, "I'M NATHAN AND I LIKE WARM HUGS!" Not that I have a carrot for a nose or anything, because that would be weird.

Oh, you need more details? Fine. I suppose the vital stats go along the lines of: Generally self-sufficient tech/gaming geek transplant from the Chicago area with a heavy interest in comedy, sightseeing, bad puns, social politics, and lasagna. Atheist, socialist, feminist, secular humanist, and dabbling roboticist. Consistently hovering around 30/70 between extro- and introversion.

Seeking: a meaningful relationship in various degrees of seriousness with someone who can geek out over any of the above, or over different subjects entirely. I suppose, historically, I'm a serial monogamist, but I also have no experience with anything else - in the pursuit of a well-lived life, I am more than happy to discuss open relationships with the right people. Generally speaking, looking for people who are sick to death of the Seattle Freeze as I am, and would like to break through it for at least a little while.

My heroes include George Carlin, Banksy, Edward Snowden, Bill Nye, Elizabeth Warren, and the Swedish Chef. I try to check my privilege on a regular basis and would be seriously tempted to molotov the Koch Brothers if the opportunity presented itself.

Also, the whole reading profiles and swapping messages is nice, but gets boring fast, to say nothing of demoralizing. I far prefer getting to know someone face to face. You like hanging out at a particular coffee shop, library, or museum? Do they even have speakeasies anymore? Let's go there instead!
What I’m doing with my life
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Planning to take over the world. This happens on a nightly basis.

As far as money goes, I build power supplies for airplanes, missiles, and...uh, airplane-shaped missiles? Manufacturing assembly isn't really the most engaging or inspiring work, especially when everyone else in the area seems to work either as a programmer, dog-walker, or behavioral therapist of some kind, and so seems to be bursting at the seams with justifiably-earned job satisfaction. But for my part, the company's awesome, my managers are intelligent, and it pays the bills with change to spare. The dental is nice, too. (And no, I don't have anyone from HR standing behind me with a gun to my head making sure that this all sounds pleasant)

I keep myself mostly-human by staying in touch with my friends scattered around the country, doing piecemeal volunteer work and blood donation, and trying to stay relatively well-informed about current events. I'm also a member of the newly-founded Seattle chapter of the Satanic Temple, and I couldn't be happier with our potential and plans to help uphold religious and non-religious freedom.

I swing dance sometimes, and occasionally I'm even good at it!

Also I scribble blueprints for the small DIY projects I have. My dream job is something in home automation.

Gaming is my means of detoxing all of these, when I get too burnt out on reality. I am a born-and-raised gamer - seriously, I was playing Super Mario World before I could talk - but nowadays it's a mostly social or meditative thing for me. I tool around a lot on Skyrim these days, but I also play League of Legends, Minecraft, FTL, Borderlands, and just about anything Valve ever made (and I adore the puzzle-platformer indie games on my Steam library in general). If you have a title to recommend or want a co-op partner for, by all means let me know!

Planning out a visit to Calgary next summer. Anything in particular I should see? (Stampede is already on the docket)

I do much more reading than writing, and I intend to balance this out sometime.

At this particular moment, I'm also wondering how to get my "Most private thing I'm willing to admit" section back, because I deleted its contents and the entire window appears to have been swallowed by the void in the process. It's that private, I guess.
I’m really good at
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Getting down to business and defeating the Huns. Why do you suppose you've never seen any in this area?

I bet I'm a terrible singer, but that doesn't stop me from belting along with whatever's on my Pandora channel at the moment. I want to go karaoke'ing sometime and duet Voltaire's Stuck With You with someone, it would be hilarious.

Also, I'm fairly proud of my handshake and can make a decent rum and coke.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I haven't the fuckingest idea, you tell me. It's probably related to my charming absence of shame, though.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Stuff I read:
I read a lot of political history and social issue books these days, also Calvin and Hobbes because that's basically the same thing. Noam Chomsky is my jam.

But obviously, just sticking to politics and the real world would be incredibly boring, so some of my favorite fiction titles and authors:
Most of the Forgotten Realms series by RA Salvatore
Ready Player One
Fahrenheit 451
A Clockwork Orange
The Harry Potter series
The Alchemist
A Canticle For Leibowitz
World War Z

Stuff I listen to:
I listen to just about all kinds of music except country and rap, I default to classic rock/hair metal because Joan Jett is the sexiest woman alive and probably will be even if she lives to be a hundred.

Other bands/performers important to my well-being:
Jonathan Coulton
Tim Minchin
Garfunkel and Oates
Bo Burnham
Lily Allen
Infected Mushroom
Glitch Mob
Iron Maiden
Marilyn Manson
Daft Punk

I also listen to a lot of standup these days, thanks to Pandora. John Mulaney is quickly becoming my next idol after Elizabeth Warren. It may or may not count as standup, but I watch The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, and Last Week Tonight on a semi-religious basis.

Stuff I Watch:
Lot of sci-fi/fantasy stuff, mostly, and TED talks.

Rick and Morty
Invader Zim
Bob's Burgers
Warehouse 13
The Walking Dead

I'm generally addicted to older Disney movies, because the soundtrack for The Hunchback of Notre Dame is absolutely amazing and never gets old. But I like pretty much any kind of movie if it's done well (but I have a soft spot for zombie movies regardless of quality). Most of my movies are sci-fi, action-drama, and Pixar. Lord of the Rings marathon, anyone?

Stuff I eat:
I eat everything that doesn't have olives or mushrooms in it. Preferably pasta. You could bribe me with lasagna or Nutella, and possibly even with Nutella-covered lasagna. Do not get between me and the Kraken rum.

Also, I love eggs but I don't know how to make them in any other form except "scrambled." Please teach me.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The bottom two tiers of Maslow's Hierarchy are a given. Food and oxygen are incredibly boring to list as needs.

My education (and also as many opportunities to expand on it as possible)

My fervor for making the world a better place for as many people as possible, in as unorthodox of a way as possible. Right now I happen to have a thing for buying a single meal or drink or something for intermittent homeless people, because if I can't make their lives better, at least I can buy them a bit more comfortable waiting period until it is.

A plan (with or without the canal: Panama!).

I'm pretty sure I couldn't survive for long as a member of the middle class of the 21st century without an appreciation for irony.

Finally and most importantly, a healthy contempt for arbitrary authority structures.

And I would be lying if I said I wouldn't severely miss a computer with internet connection.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I pay a fair amount of attention to social justice issues, especially corporate and religious privilege. I am an unapologetic feminist and fart in the patriarchy's general direction. Inverted totalitarianism is my pet field of study, in that I compulsively collect books on the subject, both fiction and non, like a crazy cat lady. Except, you know, with books. I'm a crazy book lady.

Other guys who buy into the concept of the friendzone and call themselves Nice Guys, and how embarrassing they are to my gender. As I said, this whole privilege thing is fairly important to me; the concept of mutual/enthusiastic consent is my ideal template for all of my social interactions.

How can I expand my musical/artistic/culinary/literary tastes and technical competencies?

How can I use my nerdery as a means of getting into better physical shape? Dancing is nice, but I'd love to do archery and/or fencing if there were classes better suited for my schedule.

What experiences can I get that will also make kickass photos? And on that topic, why do I suck at selfies?

What recipe should I try next?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Introvert mode: Flailing around in my bathrobe at home, packing a book, an internet, and Oreos and empty Mike's bottles strewn around the room.

Extrovert mode: I go swing dancing from time to time at the Aria Ballroom. And also museums. That is, I go to them, not necessarily for dancing. Although getting a flash mob together and doing a Drew-Carey-style dance routine at the Museum of Flight would be pretty entertaining.
You should message me if
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You want to swap ideas, tastes, worldviews, or theories on just about anything. Or music/book/game titles you simply want to recommend. You don't even have to be a games/books/politics nerd like me - if there's something about life that sets you off and can make you rant like a drunk professor at the drop of a hat, I want to hear it!

Or if you just want to hang out, watch Netflix, have a LAN party, or go sightseeing somewhere. Hiking would be cool, but I know nothing about it. You should come around, slap me in the face with a stocked backpack, and drag me to Mt. Rainier so I can learn on the way.

I like making friends, and I'll never turn down more of them, but I am specifically looking to build a relationship with someone that will be a bit more substantial than "Hey, let's do coffee once, make mild chatter about our educational histories and how much we'd like to stick it to The Man, and then afterwards we'll never talk again." This isn't Fight Club, I have no interest in a social life dominated by an endless conga line of single-serving friends. And the novelty of the wonderfully jackass move of being ghosted is wearing thin. A few months, a few years, whatever, I rather like life and right now I'd really like to have someone to share it with consistently, for at least a little while. So, if you see something here you like and you're seriously looking at starting a thing for longer than one or two weekends, whatever it is, by all means drop me a line. In fact, I highly encourage it.

As an aside, it's also worth mentioning that I actually live in Woodinville. I know a lot of people here/our age in general don't drive often or even own cars, but my weekends are typically wide open and almost all of my past relationships have been long distance on the order of hundreds of miles, so a half-hour drive into the city to meet/carry on a relationship is not a problem at all for me, and frankly far better than I typically could hope for even if I do 100% of the driving. I just want to meet someone for whom 20 miles isn't a complete dealbreaker all by itself.