Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
( TL;DR: Most people tell me I'm really smart. I can be brutally
honest. The more you get to know me the more there is to discover.
I like computers and science. )
I have a fun mind, thinking of things and seeing the world in ways
very alien to most people. I love learning and improving myself,
especially in abstract areas. I change extremely rapidly, as my
personality is rather modular and I'm adept at controlling my
thoughts. I can wear sets of "personas", or outer "mental shells" /
"personalities" rather easily and with some comfort, and reprogram
them over time, which facilitates absorbing some traits and beliefs
into my core mental system.
I've recently begun learning about applied rationality
and cognitive psychology
and have found them to be incredibly fascinating and useful. The
subject seems relevant to almost all that I find most interesting
and fun. It turns out I've been an amateur rationalist and
reductionist my entire life, but had not yet learned enough to know
that I was (big thanks to LessWrong.com for fixing that!).
Overall, I'm a geeky philosopher
, amateur programmer
never had a serious project or actually worked as a coder), avid
learner, and downright awesome and fascinating person to be with -
as long as you don't feel intimidated or find me arrogant and
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working a boring office job while figuring out a plan to hack
society and work on important stuff without wasting seven years
sitting in a large room in front of a desk listening to rote
programs meant to be memorized and regurgitated on sheets of paper
optimized for ease of grading.
(Translation: Trying to find a way to do useful science without
wasting years getting a Ph.D. I have a grudge against the current
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
. Of any
form, except memorization, at which I'm pretty average.
Breaking peoples' minds. Especially strangers.
Sideways thinking. Because you don't know you're in a box until you
figure out that there's always
a box somewhere around you.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I write a lot. Also, everything in the "TL;DR" paragraph in my
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My favorites are transient, and whatever I would name varies
according to my mood and which persona I'm wearing at the time.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Artificial intelligence, zombies, saving the world, making people
smarter, learning quantum physics. Y'know, normal stuff everyone
else thinks about.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Learning something new / exploring new implications of things I
Reading some sort of book.
Playing various videogames, either for fun or mental training
Often, all of the above throughout the evening and night.
You should message me if
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You want awesome conversations and/or fun and/or cuddling and/or a
healthy relationship of any sort. Or you just want to chat with me,
whether you have a topic in mind or not.
I'm a pretty cool guy and I'm comfortable dealing with very awkward
people, so do your worst!
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