You don't know me, and I don't know you, so let me introduce myself. The name is Steven and hopefully in no more than 2 and a half years, I'll be able to be addressed as Dr. but not of the medical variety. I am about to start the dissertation phase of my PhD in Urban Studies. What I study within that is a long explanation, so ask me about it sometime. It goes without saying that I am intelligent, have a crazy amount of drive, passion, and perseverance, and am just a tad bit socially awkward. I do live for my work which means I live to help others, but sometimes I do forget to help myself. I have been working on the balance though. While I spend an hour or 2 each morning reading the news, I cap it off with the daily comics. I've also stepped out of the realm of being around my school friends and have started bowling in a league. I'll also unwind every day with at least one episode of something on netflix. I'll also feed my appetite for spontaneity with random last minute adventures or events.
What can you expect from me? I'll always be willing to bring the intellectual conversation, but I can't talk literature. I haven't read a fiction book since high school. I can also talk movies, TV, and to some extent, sports (I'll probably root against your Ducks and Beavers).I will always be real with you. It's something I pride myself on, and it something my friends greatly respect me for. So if you're sensitive to hard truths, we probably won't get along. That being said, I am a good listener, deeply care about my friends, and if you are one of the lucky few, I will go to the end of the Earth for you. Of course, I've also been know to put myself in dangerous situations for the sake of complete strangers as well. While I am a fairly serious person, I have a go with the flow attitude to an extent. I do have a hidden romantic side that hasn't had much of a chance to come out as I've been pursuing my PhD and I hope to change that. Be prepared, it can be a bit cheesy (that question about asking you to slow dance while having dinner at the apt.; I would totally do that).
Who am I looking for?
I don't have this completely figured out and am willing to be surprised. 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 (in other words, don't patronize me), checked their flaky tendencies at the door years ago, 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 they do.