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  • Ages 24–32
  • Near me
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Last online
Yesterday – 9:07am
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Leo, but it doesn’t matter
Working on Ph.D program
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs
English (Fluently), French (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hello there!

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 academic.

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 they do.
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 you ask.

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 view.
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.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My beard or helmet hair.
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 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
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 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)
PNW beer
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 or reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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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.
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.