NOTE: I wrote a lot and that is intentional. I want you to know exactly the kind of person I am and hope to leave no stone unturned. A lot of people say "I don't want to tell you everything about me because that stuff should be saved for if we meet up so that we have stuff to talk about." I think that is ridiculous. If you run out of things to talk about on a first date, regardless of how much you already know about someone, then you need to work on your conversation skills ;)
Also, I read every line of every profile that I check out (yes, I do not look at just pictures, believe it or not) and I wish more people did the same...
ANYWAYS, I am a full-on nerd but you'd never be able to tell at first (at least that's what everybody tells me)
Born and raised in Pittsburgh
Got my undergrad degrees at Pitt
I have degrees in biology, chemistry, history
Was pre-med oriented but after seeing the way people in the medical field acted and how little they cared about their patients I decided I wanted nothing to do with it.
Moved to California with my ex girlfriend for 2 years and then moved back here for graduate school.
Worked at the Pittsburgh Zoo for a year in the conservation education department where I taught classes and got to showcase lots of really cool animals, give behind the scenes tours, etc.
Now I'm in my third year of a PhD program in Pitt's Ecology and Evolution branch of the biology department.
Things about me:
-I used to be an actual professional video game player when I was in High School (yeahhh I wasn't lying about being a nerd). On the positive side, I earned enough to completely pay off my college education and accrued absolutely no debt. Don't worry, I don't play video games that much anymore.
-I love the winter
-I am an avid snowboarder, soccer player, swimmer, runner, triathlete and I am currently training for a marathon and Tough Mudder
-I'm one of the most outgoing people I know
-I don't get mad and don't do well with people that are perpetually angry. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time <--- bonus points if you know what move that line is from.
-I enjoy going to the gym
-I have tattoos
-I love kids and animals
-I am a pretty good artist but I rarely show my work.
-I love a good IPA
-I can cook decently well (at least I think so). I've only cooked for two people and they seemed to really enjoy it. They could have been lying though...
-I am fast. To give you a reference point I am somewhere between a snake and a mongoose…and a panther (more bonus points if you know where this is from)
-I've never had a salad or drank a coffee
-I won a total of 6, yes 6, baseball trophies as a kid (P.S. someone's a badass and that someone is me)
-I have no pets because I feel bad about leaving animals alone
-I hate feet. You would assume I've had some sort of traumatic experience with feet like having found a severed foot or something but no I just despise feet so I never wear sandals.
-I'm addicted to going to museums and learning as much as I can with the time I'm given on this planet
I used this site about two years ago and really enjoyed it. I met a few new friends and dated someone I met from this site for about a year and a half. Life happened and things didn't work out so I am back for another go :)