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EdwinQB

34 Berkeley, CA Man

Man

I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 22–45
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex

My Details

Last Online
Nov 16
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Middle Eastern, White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
Trying to quit
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Education
Graduated from Ph.D program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
$30,000–$40,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Arabic (Okay), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I never know what the fuck to say in these profiles. What are the features about me that would be salient to others? I guess I'll just say what's significant in my life as of Sept. 2013.
I am a post-doctoral fellow at UC-Berkeley in physical chemistry. I really love my lab, the project, and the professor for whom I work. I study how to more accurately calculate energies using polarizable models of classical electrostatics. Right now, I'm working on making the model more computationally efficient; I'm enjoying the software-engineering aspect.
In what little free time I have, I play keyboards and make ambient music. In terms of my influences, I enjoy all the pioneers like Brian Eno, as well as modern practitioners like Boards of Canada. A big current influence is the drone metal band Sunno))).
I enjoy vintage clothes, women's chunky heel platform shoes from the '90s, and flare pants.
Another big part of my life is that I got divorced last year after 4 years of marriage. The marriage was always awful, fundamentally because my ex-wife had borderline personality disorder due to a hard childhood. There of course were other factors. Moreover, she married me not out of love, but rather as a means to immigrate to the States. She's back in Egypt now!
What I’m doing with my life
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I am a post-doctoral fellow at UC-Berkeley in physical chemistry. I really love my lab, the project, and the professor for whom I work. I study how to more accurately calculate energies using polarizable models of classical electrostatics. Right now, I'm working on making the model more computationally efficient; I'm enjoying the software-engineering aspect.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
What kind of shallow narcissistic person talks about what they're good at? How about talking about what you're trying to improve?
Anyway, I'm supposed to sell myself in these ads, so here we are:
I feel like I'm more persistent/dogged than others perhaps; I will work on things to extreme exhaustion. I feel like I constantly want to improve myself mentally and physically.
I'm trying to improve my skills in science (right now, programming) and performing interesting music.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Probably the fact that I'm kind of funny looking (in my opinion). They probably for sure notice my cute platform shoes, but may be creeped out. I'm really nice, but people might have negative feelings about me at first glance.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books:
Fiction: 'God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater' by Kurt Vonnegut; 'Herzog' by Saul Bellow; 'Rabbit Redux' and 'Rabbit Is Rich' by John Updike;
Non-fiction: 'Quantum Chemistry' by Ira Levine; Hans Wehr's Arabic-English dictionary; 'Molecular Modeling' by Andrew Leach

Movies: Midnight Cowboy, Taxi Driver, About Schmidt, Mulholland Drive, What About Bob?, A Serious Man

Music: '70s progressive rock and jazz fusion(e.g., Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Soft Machine, Brand X), krautrock (Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze), other electronic and ambient(Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, et al.) , 20th century Western classical (Bartok, Shostakovich, Ravel, Prokoviev, Steve Reich, Phillip Glass, Terry Riley), & Indian classical are among favorites. But basically I like any music that is challenging, harmonically interesting, has great melodies or chord progressions, great texture or instrumentation, etc.

Food: All flavorful food, but especially Indian, East African, and Mexican.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-Basics of life (2000 calories per day, water, oxygen, shelter from the elements)
-Career in science.
-Good music (see above).
-Keyboards/Means to make music
-Platform shoes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a global scale, I think about whether the earth will be habitable for humans during my lifetime due to the effects of global warming. I also think about the inequity between first and third worlds and whether that will ever change.
On a personal level, I often wonder whether I'm desirable to girls, and especially whether I'm attractive. I don't feel like I have a masculine face, because it's not angular (e.g., doesn't have a sharp chin/jaw, etc.). I also wear women's pants and chunky heel shoes daily, and I feel like this might be a turnoff to potential dates. I'm not trying to be weird, but I feel more attractive this way. (Also, sometimes girls seem to like my clothes!) I also wonder whether this was a turnoff to my ex-wife (with whom I had major other problems and who told me that my clothes weren't the main issue). So, here I am doing OKCupid.
I also spend a lot of time thinking about whether I will make any major breakthroughs in physical chemistry or computational biology (I have some decent papers, but not breakthroughs). I would ultimately like my research to be able to make predictions on proteins, DNA/RNA that have therapeutic applications, in particular, in brain and spinal cord injury. The therapeutic side was my ultimate inspiration for my current field.
Lastly, I spend time thinking about whether my music will reach a wide audience ever. I've gotten great compliments, like comparisons to Kraftwerk or claims that it was the most frightening piece of music ever heard. On the other hand, there are certain qualities I'd like to attain in music that I'd have to improve in.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
working late often, screaming at fortran code. Other times, coming home to watch 3 Stooges. I go out rarely nowadays. I'd like someone with whom to go dancing/clubbing, though.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I got called 'Pat' by some grunge type walking down the street in Seattle last year. He was referring to the gender-ambiguous SNL character of that name. I didn't appreciate it, and it hurt my feelings, especially since I had a men's haircut and some stubble.
You should message me if
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you want to hang out with me/like my profile, like guys w/ effeminate clothes, are into science, atheism, or complex music. Tell me what you like about me!