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Environut_Steve

27 M Portland, OR

My Details

Last Online
Today – 11:24am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Other
Sign
Leo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on Ph.D program
Job
Student
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Hello there!

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.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm about to start my dissertation looking at the suburbanization of poverty and the transportation options poverty populations are using to get around while also examining whether or not and how poor populations engage with car sharing and ride sharing services with the intent of seeing what barriers and opportunities there are for such services to aid poor populations with poor mobility options in the suburbs.

I have and continue to research many other things that relate to poverty, economic development, housing, politics, racism, the environment, and transportation.

While working on all this, I am also teaching my first class (well, it's a lab, but I did get to pick up a lecture once) this term. It's been fun so far and am glad it will be part of my future.
I’m really good at
I like to think I'm good at communicating complex ideas to people.
I'm good at seeing or understanding issues from different points of view.
My cooking has been praised fairly consistently by friends.
I also have some pretty good handyman skills however my drywalling skills have faded as they've gone unused.
The first things people usually notice about me
My beard or helmet hair. "is it raining outside?" Nope, that's just sweat.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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 futures.

Shows: Big Bang Theory is my all time favorite. BSG, Doctor Who, West Wing, Supernatural, Bones, How I Met Your Mother, many others.

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 neighborhood change.

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 life.
The six things I could never do without
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 enjoyable

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 internet)
My mind (even though sometimes it drives me crazy)
Nature
Portland beer
I spend a lot of time thinking about
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
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 or reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Snakes creep the hell out of me

I find riding my bike in pouring rain to be a strangely meditative experience.

I have been electrocuted more times than I think anyone should be subjected to.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 22–30
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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.