I don't know how I lucked into this.
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34 • New Orleans, LA • Man
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- Graduated from Ph.D program
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- Likes dogs and likes cats
- English (Fluently), Bengali (Poorly)
I don't know how I lucked into this.
Most of my research deals with ethics -- particularly issues about what moral facts are, and how we'd be motivated to do the right thing. I do some other random stuff too -- my first peer-reviewed paper was on how lonely people in this universe can have romantic relationships with people in other universes. It's given comfort to many a lonely grad student.
I'm also pretty involved in politics. I sometimes get invited to Oregon to drink wine with the Democratic Senator whom I give a lot of money. The first time, I tried to convince his staff that we should devote more federal funding to curing Africans of their intestinal parasitic worms, as it's a very cost-effective way of helping the poor. I've realized that I was coming off as a weirdo who was obsessed with worms.
My career involves a whole lot of travel, which is awesome! It makes it hard to for me to maintain a traditional long-term monogamous relationship, though, since I'll be on the wrong continent half the time. If you want me to be one of many boys who are fond of you, I'd be delighted to have you as one of many girls who are fond of me. Being possessive wouldn't fit well with my life of adventure.
Philosophy -- or at least I got a hiring committee at the National University of Singapore to think so. Maybe it helped that I got up and started dancing during my teaching demonstration. The students were shy and weren't asking questions, so I told them that if someone asked a question I'd dance. After that, the questions didn't stop.
When I'm out and about in Singapore, many people first think, "Indian guy, maybe a construction worker, I better not hit him with my car or 200 dudes will show up and riot like they did in Little India." And then I say something in my American accent and there's a surprised smile and "Where are you from?" (I was born in Lawrence, grew up in Raleigh, college at Harvard, PhD in Austin with a year in Ann Arbor, six years in Singapore, and now New Orleans. Conceived in Iowa City, after my immigrant dad accepted a chemistry postdoc that would give him enough money to start a family.)
Casablanca is my favorite movie. Silence of the Lambs is really well done, and Heathers is a far better piece of work than you'd expect.
I'm a big Pogues fan. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel is my favorite album ever. Otherwise I'm big into Stars, The Coup, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and a bunch of Irish and Scottish folk songs. I'm not really that much of a traditional electric-guitar-driven rock&roll guy, but I can really get into Sleater-Kinney. I think Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade / Sunset Rubdown is kind of brilliant.
I love eating. If I can eat something without causing any creature to suffer, it's a good bet that it's going into my mouth. If you're into eating weird things, we should go find some weird things and eat them together.
Incidentally, I can eat fire. Just ask! And I'll show you.
Ladies who are interested in geeky stuff, possibly including politics. I've generally found myself attracted to practicality, colorful hair, a good vocabulary, pale skin, and narrow noses. (Narrow noses? Yeah, that's totally random.)
That was many years ago. His donation put him on their mailing list, and he gave even more money. I like to think that my naked ass may have saved some poor African's life.
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