What you may not be able to discern is that I'm also self-professed nerd. I get off on learning new things, and find witty banter to be fun and sexy. That being said, I've found a good balance between pursuits of the mind (especially where my career is concerned) and being able to shut it off at the end of the day to enjoy some good old-fashioned vegetation and, occasionally, a strong drink to boot. I dig all kinds of games and am usually good at them (also frequently competitive about things that don't really matter...) but also truly believe that any situation can be made fun with a positive outlook and great company. If you can introduce me to something new, that's great!
I'm finishing up my PhD and looking forward to what comes ahead, whatever that may be. It will likely include teaching in some capacity- teaching my first undergraduate class in the spring, one that I designed from scratch!- So, I guess I'm in a transitional period and will need a little patience while I sort it all out. Graduate school hasn't really lend itself to an 'adult' existence, if you get my drift, but I'm excited to do that next.
I've been self-sufficient and fiercely independent for awhile now, but would totally be game for doing this alongside an awesome partner who can challenge and support me in equal amounts. If you have a curious mind and a keen sense of fun, we should talk.
My roommate and I are also game for double dating, if you've got a cute friend :)