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ForthrightMike

35 Tallahassee, FL Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 23–33
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
Yes
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Leo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Hospitality
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 an alumnus of Florida State, and currently live with my dog, Frito, in Tallahassee. I work at a hotel, which has about as much to do with my fields of study and interest as any other bullshit job you can pick up without being asked for your resume. 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, far more landscaping than I ever intended to... I've worked in a horse 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 out trucks, and lead a top-10 guild in World of Warcraft (thoroughly retired).

I've spent more years in school than anyone without a PhD should ever be proud of. I majored in Music, then Political Science, and completed a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Social Science. I plan to go back again, and utilize practically none of those years of study in a mostly unrelated field... One that recognized scientific geniuses have publicly called an extinction-level threat to humanity, other experts believe is completely impossible, and the ignorant usually can't even comprehend.

If you're still here, chances are we'd at least have an interesting conversation or two, so there's that.
What I’m doing with my life
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I think it's safe to say that I have more experience filling out job applications than useful work to put on said applications, which I think is kind of meta. It's also odd, given the variety of work I've done... but so little of it matters to any given employer. Up to this point I've been mostly a variety-seeking generalist. Competent at just about everything, but rarely the most focused or experienced candidate for anything specific. The crux of the dilettante, I suppose.

I'm taking another run at the University, since I have a love affair with the concept and theory of artificial intelligence, but none of the expertise to contribute meaningfully to the field yet. I'll need lots of math, some psychology, linguistics, and obviously enough serious computer science instruction to be able to speak the same language as the code monkeys. Cognitive Science, really, but there aren't many formalized programs for it as of yet, and none thus far in the state where my tuition's cheap. Yay Florida lol.
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
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
... 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, Heroes of the Storm (stealing my friend's Alpha invite at the moment), 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, obviously. We don't have a working theory for what a mind is or how it does what it does, at least not one that's gained consensus. Without one of those, we're going to have a hell of a time trying to build one. Also: astrophysics, humor, social justice, education reform, cryptozoology, science fiction, authorship, and lamenting that few of these thoughts have done me much good lately when it comes to attracting women.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working until most normals are ready for bed, and after that you can find me at the bar. Once in a blue moon I'll just head home (probably to drink a Blue Moon). I'll mostly be looking for some decent conversation, but Friday night at a bar tends to be a pretty barren environment for any of that.
You should message me if
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If you think we'd hit it off, pretty simple :)

I'm extremely picky when it comes to my partners. I'm a sapiosexual and won't entertain willful ignorance or bigotry. I'm not attracted to women larger than I am, nor those that fly into a rage or despair over infantile drama. I don't have the income to support someone else and/or their children, and I don't expect to for quite some time. I'm prepared to remain forever alone (cue the meme) rather than commit to the wrong person, and I'm not going to get involved casually with someone I couldn't potentially end up committing to in the long run.

That all sounds pretty negative, so I should list some things I'm specifically attracted to... and I'll do that later. For now, if you're into anything I've listed in the profile, think we'd find each other intriguing, and I didn't call you out for stuff in the previous paragraph, it's a pretty safe bet that I'll respond to a thought-out message.