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  • Ages 21–30
  • Near me
  • Who are single
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Last online
Yesterday – 10:32pm
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Atheism, and laughing about it
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Working on masters program
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Chinese (Poorly)
My self-summary
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"Not all those who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

Hi there! I'm a philosopher, author, traveler, dreamer, science buff, teacher, artist, Romantic, and skeptical mystic. I'm always on the lookout for the next adventure. To love, to know, to create: those are the major goals that breathe meaning into my existence...

And to binge-watch a show with a partner, consume ungodly helpings of gelato, play ridiculous party games with friends, and occasionally forget all the heavy topics of life, because it's all pretty absurd and unfathomable anyway.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
It's been a twisty path, like zigzag bridges in a Zen garden, but it's been a good one. During the past nine years or so, I studied in Mexico, taught English in Spain and China, taught Spanish in the U.S., had an existential crisis, wrote a novel, moved to California from the frigid, northern lands of House Stark (i.e., Washington State), and entered a Master's program in philosophy. Now I'm teaching university courses on critical thinking and ethics, and planning to apply to PhD programs. I'm especially interested in what philosophy, cognitive science, and biology can tell us about the evolution of values, the nature of the self, and approaches to our inevitable (?) mortality. There's something else you don't find on many dating profiles: the phrase, "our inevitable mortality." How charming...
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Bragging, haha - especially when given license to do so. What else? Writing, editing, philosophizing (bullshitting included), foreign languages, teaching, working with kids, soccer, downhill skiing, juggling, cooking Chicken Divan, and ping pong (I have an official paddle from China, so watch out!).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!, quirky comments and questions...wait, is he human?...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I like all genres, but I have a special love for imaginative lit like fantasy, science fiction, and magical realism. My favorite fiction authors include Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. LeGuin, Harper Lee, J.K. Rowling, Toni Morrison, Borges, and Cervantes. I'm a pretty hard-core Harry Potter fan; I stop just short of buying a costume (actually, that's a lie - I do have a costume). I also like reading scientific and philosophical works: anything by Plato, Hume, Emerson, Nietzsche, Einstein, Loren Eiseley, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, and Frans de Waal. I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch.

Movies: As with books, I like films with an imaginative edge, like "The Matrix," "Inception," "The Truman Show," the "Lord of the Rings" series, the "Back to the Future" series, and the original Star Wars trilogy (not the plotless special-effects farts that came afterwards). Recently, I enjoyed some of the ideas behind the AI thriller, "Ex Machina."

Shows: "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Lost," "Game of Thrones," and "The Office" (American version) are the main ones I've followed. I don't watch much TV, actually. Do TED talks count?

Music: My tastes are eclectic, as cliche as that sounds. I'm always open to hearing something new. Recently, I've been digging Imagine Dragons, Lorde, and OneRepublic. It's refreshing to hear songs about experiences and emotions besides infatuation and heartbreak. Other favorite bands/singers/composers: U2, Journey, Elton John, Billy Joel, the Beatles, Enya, Josh Groban, James Blunt, Enrique Iglesias, Katy Perry, Era, Vivaldi, and Sigur Ros, to name a few. Like I said: eclectic!

Food: I'm a very flexible and adventurous eater. Nearly everything Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Indian, or Japanese (SUSHI!!!) will make my mouth water. Unfortunately, I've inherited a sweet tooth, but I try to resist temptation as much as possible and eat healthily (note: I said "try").
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Well, besides the obvious necessities for survival:

1. A purpose, passion, or "bliss"
2. Family (cliche, but true)
3. Friends (also cliche, but true)
4. Dim sum
5. Google (the god I pray to)
6. A prefrontal cortex
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
*How I can achieve the most good and happiness during my short pilgrimage through this universe
*The meaning of life (or whether there is any meaning besides the number 42)
*Ideas for new books, poems, or short stories
*Big questions about the universe (How did it begin? Did it really begin? Are there other universes? Why did Snape have to die?)
*Small, stupid questions about everyday life (Why do cats and dogs have a monopoly in the pet department? Why isn't "Likes wombats" an option on here?)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Stocking up for the zombie apocalypse.

No, probably hanging out with friends or family, or Skyping with friends far away, or dinking around on this site.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
A previous girlfriend got me hooked for a while on a soap opera. When they started bringing in vampire-doppelgangers of each of the characters, I couldn't maintain my suspension of disbelief any longer.

Oh yeah, and speaking of doppelgangers, I'm a twin.
You should message me if
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*You have a general zeal for life and a particular "bliss"
*You can delight in the humdrum, but also love to get philosophical with a margarita in your hand, friends to your left and right, and the starry heavens above you.
*You're kind, honest, intellectual, creative, curious, outdoorsy, nerdy, goofy, eccentric, globally aware, active, and/or adventurous
*Hablas español, or you speak a different language, or you want to
*You have some magic in your blood: elvish, faerie, vampire, or otherwise ;)

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo.