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28 New York, NY Man


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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 21-35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My details

Last online
Oct 24
Relationship Type
Mostly non-monogamous
5' 10" (1.77m)
Body Type
Average build
Post grad
Doesn’t have kids but might want them
English (Fluently), Hebrew (Fluently), Russian (Fluently), French (Somewhat)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Currently in a relationship with a wonderful lady I met on this site, but it wouldn't do to deprive my readers of their entertainment

Brand Differentiation - A Poem

Men post photographs, half-naked
And demand you get to know 'em
Market's over saturated
To stand out, I wrote this poem

Greetings, lady, I'm Fantasticks
I just want to hear you laugh
If you like this part you must ex-
amine my profile in depth

Hey there, I'm Jacob
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Seeking flow.

Former jobs: tennis coach, tank gunner, lasers researcher, reptile catcher, hedge fund trader, espionage analyst and toilet paper marketer. Only two of the above seven are made up.

Current job: financial software, i.e. getting paid like a software start-up but having to dress like a banker.

Extracurriculars (what I really do): writing satire for The Israeli Daily, goalkeeping, learning programming and analytics, performing stand-up, setting volleyballs, conducting behavioral psychology research .
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Helping you maintain healthy skin, improving your mood and protecting your phone from viruses.

I'm honest past the point of tactlessness and logical past the point of Spock. I'm a strong novelty-seeker, and my comfort zone is huge. I barely remember the last time I felt awkward or uncomfortable.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My goofy and un-placeable accent. I've heard guesses ranging from India to Canada. This is not my first country and not my first language. However, now that NYC has ensnared me I can't imagine leaving as long as I can afford the rent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
You mean my favorite blogs, podcasts and teas?

I know who killed Hae Min Lee.

Alright, alright, I do read a ton of books and I'm unfuckable unless I prove it. Here are some of my favorites from the last year:

* The Girl with All the Gifts (Carey)
* Thinking Fast and Slow (Kahneman)
* Open (Agassi)
* A Canticle for Leibowitz (Miller)
* What if? (Munroe)
* Saga (Vaughan)
* Consciousness Explained (Dennett)
* Mating in Captivity (Perel)
* Dataclysm (the dude who runs this site)
* HPMoR (Yudkowsky). Ironically, I gave up on Rowling's version after 100 pages.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
* Competitive sports
* One new country a year (2015 - Brazil!)
* Bayesian epistemology
* Carolina basketball
* Philosophical conversations in impolite company
* Spotify Premium
* Breaking arbitrary rules regarding the number of items I must list
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Pursuing the art of rationality and hopelessly trying to apply it to dating.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Playing volleyball and drinking gin with Czech dudes on the UES until 2 am. I can do brunch on Saturday after 11 am or so.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The best thing I've gotten out of OKCupid so far is an awesome friend. She fell in love with another guy but we became best buddies. We travel together, hang out and gossip about her boyfriend. We didn't plan for it, but it works out.

I don't know if the next person I meet on this site will become a forgettable date, a friend, or the love of my life. I'm prepared to have fun in either case.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're looking for someone a bit different from all those nice, laid back dudes with tiger pictures who are just looking to have a good time and find new restaurants. Yelp can find you new restaurants, I can do more than that, like open tough jars.

Here's what I'm looking for in a great relationship:

1. I need to admire you, so I hope you are ambitious, intellectual and a bad-ass.
2. We should be best friends, so I hope you are honest, optimistic and kind to others.
3. I look for passion, so I hope you are unreserved, confident and slutty.

If you hit at least 5/9 of the above, I can work with that. If you have no idea what to write me: what's the last thing life taught you? Alternatively, if you just hit "like" I will still probably check out your profile and write you something myself.