Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
What do you need to know about me?
I'm intense but with a very go-with-the-flow attitude. My passion
for what I do drives me daily. I'm fairly competitive with athletic
activities, but more respectable (i.e. less trash talking, more
nefarious deal making) with board games and the such. I'm a
straight shooter and prefer honesty over tact. Too much is lost
with tact in my opinion. I can be a bit cynical because of my
knowledge of the world and my daily submersion in rather depressing
topics, but regardless, I'm happy and hopeful for the future. I
love traveling and is one of the great things about my life as an
What am I looking for?
I'll admit I don't have this completely figured out. What I do know
I need from a partner is someone who can engage with me
intellectually, will stand up to me and call me out on my shit, has
a desire for the romantic or is at least able to tolerate my
corniness and the fact that I probably watch more chick flicks than
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm about to start my dissertation looking at the suburbanization
of poverty and the transportation options poverty populations are
using to get around. And yes, I will talk your ear off about it if
I research many other things that relate to poverty, economic
development, housing, politics, racism, the environment, and
transportation. I teach a statistics lab and teaching that has
proved that I've definitely found the right path for me.
Beyond my career, I've been bowling on a league for over a year
(taking a break now though), try to explore my creative interests
when I can, and just spending time with friends doing whatever the
night calls for.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Understanding and explaining complex problems.
I'm good at seeing or understanding issues from different points of
My cooking has been praised fairly consistently by friends.
I also have some pretty good handyman skills.
Bowling. Currently have the 4th highest average in my league.
Needless to say, none of my friends ever want to bowl with me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Movies: I love movies and it's something I like to share with a
partner. I'll watch pretty much anything, including chick flicks.
My favorite types of movies are comedies and dystopian
Shows: Big Bang Theory is my all time favorite. BSG, Doctor Who,
West Wing, Supernatural, Bones, How I Met Your Mother, many
Food: I love food. Lets get some sometime! Just know that I don't
eat seafood for allergy, health, and ethical reasons.
Books: I read the news daily with most my attention toward the main
news, politics, and business pages (of course the comics as well).
I mostly read non-fiction related to poverty, economics, politics,
globalism, the environment, climate change, peak oil. My most
recent book purchases have been related to suburban poverty and
Music: my taste in music changes with my mood. Some days call for
some jazz, others call for some indie rock or folk, and sometimes I
need something a little more upbeat. Right now I've been really
into Nas. Many Portlanders will scoff at this, but while I enjoy
listening to music, it is far from being hugely important in my
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I can do without most things. I already live a pretty simple and
uncluttered life. However, besides the wonderful people in my life,
the following make my life a little more efficient and
My bike (I don't own a car and I prefer it that way)
Netflix (it's an addiction)
Easily accessible banks of information (i.e. computer and
My mind (even though sometimes it drives me crazy)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I think about everything. That's not even much of an exaggeration.
Ok, I don't think about drunk pigs riding zebras except for of
course the moment I thought about them to write that statement.
Usually, I'm thinking about a news story I read that morning
(usually politically related) or something to do with my studies.
As to be expected, I also think a lot about my future. Most
recently that has been whether or not to include a potential foray
into politics at some point.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I may be at a bar, a friends house, playing a board game with some
friends, or camped in front of the tv watching something on
Netflix. I could also be reading. More often than not it's Netflix
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Snakes creep the hell out of me
I find riding my bike in pouring rain to be a strangely meditative
I have been electrocuted more times than I think anyone should be
You should message me if
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If you made it this far through my profile you had to have seen
something that made you want to keep reading. Don't be shy, send me
a message. I won't bite. Not on the first date at least ;)
While my desired traits are pretty flexible, my dealbreakers often
are not. If you strongly identify with far-right political ideals,
a regular smoker, have a life goal to live in the middle of
nowhere, or can't be with someone that does not own a car then you
probably should not bother. I feel it fair to tell you all I am
allergic to cats as well, but I keep a healthy supply of benadryl
around for such situations.
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