I'm originally from Indiana. I moved to Boston for grad school, but now I'm in Illinois for a second round of grad school. I write this because I feel far more at home in a big city like Boston than I do in a small town. Anyway... I finished my Masters degree in philosophy (in Boston), and am now working on a PhD in the same. I spend a lot of time reading, but I also enjoy getting out and having adventures. When I feel the need to be in a city, I'll escape to STL. I really like the loop (who doesn't?) and finding places to have a unique cup of coffee. I, like seemingly everyone on this website, like running and being active. My dog Lexie is my running buddy.
Both my best friend and my dog are allergic to peanuts/peanut butter. Both are also unable to swim and ride a bicycle (not that unusual for my dog, but for a person...)
I'm a very patient person, and take pride in my habit of always giving others time to speak their mind. I am looking for someone who is also willing to listen to others before judging, and who values kindness, patience, and communication over trying to achieve some normative version of a good life.
It's also become apparent that people I date are sometimes surprised that I turn out to be rather affectionate and romantic. Apparently my profile and/or in-person interactions make me initially seem *very serious*, but once I get to know someone, I become really caring. I dig all the cheesy, sappy stuff that goes along with dating (but without the oppressive gender role baggage). You don't have to be super romantic in the same way, but at this point, that's something about me that probably won't change. If you're looking for a goofy, affectionate, and supportive person, I'm your guy.