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ForthrightMike

35 Tallahassee, FL Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 24–36
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Anything
Smokes
Yes
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Leo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on Ph.D program
Job
Student
Income
Less than $20,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Has dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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I'm a graduate student at Florida State, and currently live with my dog, Frito. In my spare time I read science fiction, fantasy, news stories and scientific articles in a wide variety of flavors. The intersection of the last two, specifically, gave rise to my other major hobby, spiced rum.

I've done stints in customer and food service, retail, commissioned sales, administrative and clerical, management, security, a brief foray into construction, and far more landscaping than I ever intended to. I've worked in a stable, rode a tank for a while with the Army in Germany, toured the Eastern U.S. with a world-ranked drum and bugle corps, and was a Trumpeteer at Medieval Times for a couple of years. I've interned at the state capitol and worked in warehouses, made pizza, coffee, burgers, and sandwiches, and sold candy and film at Epcot center (back before the days of ubiquitous smartphone cameras). I used to detail cars, rent trucks, and once led a top-10 guild in World of Warcraft (thoroughly retired).

I'm a dork, and slightly introverted. I love one-on-one conversation, especially over iced coffee or an adult beverage.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm currently teaching myself to code, and I'm back in school as a non-degree seeker (mostly cognitive psychology). The goal is to build up enough of an argument for my skills, knowledge, and drive to convince some faculty to go to bat for me when I need an exemption to the GPA requirements for admission to grad school. (I was finally diagnosed with ADHD in my final undergraduate semester , and I'd failed entire years of classes beforehand, so I need to demonstrate that I'm a completely different student now that I'm getting treated.) The field I'm aiming for is cognitive science, and my end goal is to contribute to the project team that finally produces self-aware artificial minds.

I figure, if you're going to spend your life's work on something, it might as well be something big, personally fascinating, and lucrative ($). Also... if it's done wrong it'll be the most devastating force humanity has ever produced; there are economic, technical, military, political, social, and ethical considerations that must be made to keep AI from eventually enslaving and/or murdering us all. It's practically inevitable that someone will make it work someday soon, so our only real hope is to make sure it's done right... I'd have been involved in the Manhattan Project for the same reasons ;)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Reading people and offering reasoned, rational advice. Giving myself the same sort of advice. Ignoring most of my own advice.
The first things people usually notice about me
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... probably that I'm an intellectual. I'm not physically imposing, with pretty average looks. If I'm wearing my glasses, I imagine that's the first thing that pops into their head.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: The Dresden Files, The Wheel of Time, The Kingkiller Chronicle, Song of Ice and Fire, Hitchhiker's Guide, Ender's Game, American Gods... sci-fi and fantasy mostly. I did some heavy lifting for reading material while in college, and for now I prefer recreational comfort-books. 

Movies: Cloud Atlas, Another Earth, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Butterfly Effect, anything that presents intriguing alternatives to reality really.

Shows: The Office, Scrubs, Bar Rescue (the only concession I'll make to reality television), The Daily Show, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Firefly, The Newsroom, Game of Thrones, Castle, Last Week Tonight

Music: I don't care for genres or specific bands that much; individual songs with replay value that either make me hum along or tap a foot end up on my playlist. I've returned, as of late, to karaoke pretty regularly, so I'm also drawn to anything I can sing in a crowd without causing people to cringe... which is a disappointingly small subset of the catalog for a former singer at a respected school of music : /

Food: Meat and potatoes. I seem to differ from the majority of women I share a high match rating with here. I'm not a 'foodie'. I'm not big on 'interesting' meals. I like to consume basic, familiar fare. Not saying I won't take a chance on something new, but if I can't pronounce it, I'd probably rather have ribs, steak, fries, broccoli with cheese, fried chicken... etc.

Games: Yes, I added this category, because it should be here. Risk, the earlier Final Fantasy installments, chess, guitar hero/rockband, starcraft, warcraft, WoW, DnD, Mage, Vampire, Arkham Horror, MtG (mostly retired though), League of Legends, Civilization 5, Heroes of the Storm, and anything else my friends introduce me to that allows us to socialize and play at the same time.

Web Stuff: Vlogbrothers, Sci-Show, Crash Course (don't forget to be awesome), Cracked, Google Maps (I love figuring out why the wheres are where they are), TEDtalks, CGPGrey, Aeon Magazine
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Caffeine
Solid Wi-fi
Reliable friends
Someone to bounce ideas off of
Ambition
Sailor Jerry rum
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Cognitive Science in general, and getting the credentials to facilitate my career. We don't have a working theory for what a mind is or how it does what it does, at least not a theory that's gained consensus. Without one of those, we're going to have a hell of a time moving forward. Also: astrophysics, gender equality, humor, social justice, education reform, cryptozoology, science fiction, authorship... and lamenting that few of these thoughts have done me much good in attracting women.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Reading Facebook and clicking on interesting links, interspersed with bits of academic journal articles I should probably have read over the course of the preceding week. After I get tired of that I go out to sing karaoke over some rum. I wouldn't mind changing up the pattern a bit.
You should message me if
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If you think we'd hit it off, pretty simple.

If you're looking for more than simple friendship, sweet, I'm not on a dating site for my health ; )

Just a fair warning though, I'm extremely picky when it comes to partners, and I'm entirely comfortable saying no thank you. I'm a sapiosexual and won't entertain willful ignorance or bigotry. Other turn-offs include:
- unhealthy body image
- lack of emotional awareness or control
- any drug use harder than an occasional toke
- women more massive than myself (I'm about 190 lbs)
- fits of blind rage
- any brand of zealotry, fundamentalism, evangelism, or fanaticism
- posting non-stop pictures to social media / narcissism

I've embraced the philosophy of "fuck yes, or no". If the thought of spending my time with a girl makes me say 'fuck yes', and she feels the same way about me, then I'm totally down with pursuing it. Otherwise, no thanks. I've done all the wild-oat-sowing I'll ever need to do, and I'd rather direct my efforts to something more fulfilling than hookup culture or passionless placeholder relationships.

TL,DR: If you're increasing the amount of awesome in the world while simultaneously decreasing the amount of suck, hit me up.

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