Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
First off, I am in a committed relationship. I am only here looking
Second, this profile is a little out of date. I currently reside in
what I think could only be generously considered a DC suburb. I
spend most of my weekends in DC still and am looking for friends in
the DC area, but I am no longer WMATA friendly. :(
I am a recent West Coast transplant looking to meet new people and
make new friends in the D.C. area.
Who am I? Well, among other things, I'm a geek, a nerd, a scientist
and a dancer. I love to read science fiction and the occasional
fantasy but my idea of a good Friday night is to go do something
out and about with friends and acquaintances. I've been dancing for
forever and love swing dance (lately I'm more of a westy). I can
also get pretty whimsical for science. I drove thirteen hours and
then pulled an all nighter to see the last space shuttle launch for
I'd like to find people to explore the national mall with, see a
movie (possibly an independent film or a showing of a classic or
"classic" at the AFI Silverlight), try an ethnic restaurant, go
dancing or do all the things D.C. must be good for I don't know
about yet. I'm always up for thrifting and vintage shopping. When I
don't have plans, I'll be out dancing.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
In the short term I'm trying to better myself daily and looking to
find a path to maximize my happiness long term.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Selecting science fiction stories that suit a friend's tastes. I
can match you to the short story you have likely never heard of
that you will find your life more complete for having read.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My hair started going salt and pepper when I was 20.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love reading. It'd be easier to name favorite authors than books:
Leiber, Asimov, Heinlein, Bester, Kuttner, Kornbluth, Moore,
Padgette (yes I know that's the last two people combined into a
psuedonym), George R. R. Martin, Jim Bucther, Pohl Anderson,
Greensberg (best anthologist ever!)...you get the idea.
My top four favorite movies would be Shawshank Redemption,
Casablanca, Wall-E and Dangerous Beauty.
Some of my current favorite shows are Community, Walking Dead, Dr.
Who, Firefly, Venture Brothers & True Blood.
Lebanese is my comfort food.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I've had some time to think about this and outside of literal
survival needs my core needs for happiness are:
1) recreational challenges 2) quality partnered social dancing
[preferably swing (west or lindy)] 3) a functional smartphone 4)
social interaction and stimulation 5) scientific puzzles 6) good
science fiction literature 7) friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to meet people in the "real world."
Having finally emerged from the academic cocoon, I also spend a lot
of time thinking about what is truly important in life to me, and
where I want to go from here.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I...I actually have no idea what the answer to this is anymore. Not
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I miss having a job where people paid me to make flammable ice.
You should message me if
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Did you catch the part where I'm only looking for friends? So if
you're on board with that plan, pretty much any reason form there
will do. Chances are good I'll respond, at least to say
There are a few pieces of "home" I'm looking for, so if you know an
excellent bibimbap place, authentic Chinese food or a great
Lebanese place within an hour of me please let me know.
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