Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My current life in three thought bubbles:
1. Grad school
Other fun, important elements:
- Practical Idealist
- Preferred Love languages: "Words of Affirmation" and "Quality
I am a talkative, energetic, skeptical, patient, and tactfully
emotive individual, seeking meaning, peace, knowledge, and progress
for and in this world. I love teaching and explaining things, and I
also derive great joy in simply listening to others, while giving
advice when requested or tactful.
Lastly, I'm on a (non-religious) mission to accomplish a lot of
things. Are you, too? :)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Outside of social time with friends and family, my life is composed
of three main things:
1. I'm presently an educational psychology PhD student, focusing on
statistics education! My background is much broader than that,
though, encompassing physics, science policy, business, ethics, and
2. I started improv acting not too long ago, and it has fortunately
bloomed into something bigger than I could have anticipated! It has
all been very exciting and unexpected, and I hope to keep myself
connected to the comedic improv stage as I make my way through
3. Despite sports injuries, I love to run (sprint, in particular)
and play numerous sports, in general. Go track & field! I'm
also ready to play volleyball, softball, or racquetball, among
others at any time, haha.
When time allows, I return to one of the eight books I started at
some point within the past year. When even more time allows, I
would like to dive into consumer and social activism.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
2. Listening to others' concerns
4. Thoughtful dialogue
5. Seeing all sides of an issue
6. Cleaning anything
7. Diagnosing problems
8. Quirky humor
9. The written word
10. Somehow getting into long, friendly conversations with cashiers
and baristas (yep, I'm THAT person -- the one holding up the line,
because I can't stop chatting)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I smile and laugh a lot, loudly, and I'm an energetic
Make what you want of this: based on my friends' interpretations,
I'm a lot like Chris Traeger from Parks & Rec with an
additional quirky twist!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: While I prefer nonfiction (science, technology, psychology,
philosophy, anthropology, race and equality, etc.), I do enjoy a
well-written science fiction or spy/adventure-thriller. Harry
Potter is likewise really awesome.
Movies: I appreciate non-cheesy science fiction, spy/political
suspense/international intrigue, and not crappy comedy films. My
favorite serious and comedic films are “Run Lola Run” and “Mean
Girls”, respectively. As a highly sensitive person, I can't/don't
do horror films.
Shows: I’m not hugely into television, but I have my favorites.
E.g., The Office, Sherlock (BBC version), Frontline, The Daily
Show, & Star Trek Voyager.
Music: My tastes are fairly specific, though they span a few
genres. I seek energy, emotional depth, meaning, or ideally all
three from music. I absolutely love hard rock and
electronica/electronic rock. At present, my two favorite bands are
Ladytron and Sevendust.
Food: My focus with food is health! I think i eat nuts and super
dark chocolate the most. Being born and growing up in Wisconsin and
having dairy farmers in my family history, I'm all about dairy --
bring on the cheese, yogurt, and ice cream!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Lively, intelligent, empathetic, and/or humorous interactions
with cool people
2. Daily laughter
4. Meaningful and/or intense music
5. Balance between quiet thoughtfulness and noisy
6. Energized ambition
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
…a lot of stuff.
1. Creating a peaceful and happy society (and ecosystem)
2. Human equality
3. Various life philosophies
4. Ethical and social aspects of science/technology/business
6. Interconnectedness and complexity
7. Health research & communication
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
…enjoying the company of friends, performing in a show, seeing a
show, playing sports or exercising, out shopping, dancing, or
enjoying a movie at home or in a theater, among many other options.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I (regrettably) used to have hair surpassing my shoulders -- it was
bad. (It was THREE YEARS of growth with only one trimming part way
through.) Hey, we’re supposed to make a few mistakes in college,
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
+ enjoy engaging in both silly and serious conversations;
+ enjoy a good social gathering, happy hour, etc.;
+ enjoy looking for both humor and meaning in daily life;
+ are conscientious about health and wellness;
+ have neat goals;
Importantly: denial of independent friendships or denial of
friendships with a specific gender outside of the romantic
relationship is not cool.
I love my friends and I always will, and they span both the gender
and sexual-orientation spectrum. You should love your friends too.
A relationship shouldn't change that.
Thanks for reading all of this, if you did! :)
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