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Jason101083

30 M Cambridge, MA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 2:11pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Judaism, and laughing about it
Sign
Education
Graduated from Ph.D program
Job
Student
Income
$250,000–$500,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I once beat Larry Summers in ping-pong in order to avenge women everywhere. Most of my time is spent going out to eat, doing crossfit (one time they interviewed me: http://bit.ly/1rmUUL8), playing ping-pong, squash, tennis, reading, and traveling. My favorite Pope is Pope Hilarius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Hilarius), and I think Ernie is totally right about the moon: http://bit.ly/rsVfG.

I like this graduation speech: http://bit.ly/uHdo1, I felt the Guinness Book of World Records showed poor judgment when it featured the world's most litigious man without considering the consequences (http://bit.ly/DrztV), and I like ending sentences with links to supporting evidence (http://bit.ly/cS5YEO).

I find brains and fitness/athleticism very attractive (tastes which would make for exhaustion and disappointment if I were a zombie). Make-up and high-heels are turn-offs, not for any particular reason, just a physical taste. I'm a little too likely to trip over my untied shoes to call myself athletic, but I'm in shape and do crossfit or play something almost every day.
What I’m doing with my life
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I am an economics and business professor at Yale. In Cambridge for a while this summer.
I’m really good at
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The first things people usually notice about me
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I talk fast and like to analyze things.

On an unrelated note, I hope my obituary is this exciting:
http://bit.ly/C91SL
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Currently reading: No Country for Old Men, Moral Minds, Predictably Irrational.

Recently finished: On Chesil Beach, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. The Fly Swatter (a biography of the economic historian Alexander Gerschenkron - he used to challenge his Grandson to read passages from history books in under 2 minutes, yell out time splits as he was reading, and then quiz him on the contents - his grandson wrote the biography), Foucault's Pendulum, Slaughterhouse Five.

Some books I like (these were my favorite books when I was a senior in high school and since then I haven't bothered to reconsider what my favorite books might be now):
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Foundation trilogy, Dune, Ender's Game, How The Mind Works, and Up Your Score: The Underground Guide to the SATs (2003-2004 edition).

TV Shows:
My favorite TV shows are The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under (especially the final episode), Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, the Daily Show and Colbert Report, and the first three seasons of The Office (and if this were 10 years ago Seinfeld and The Simpsons).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I've been thinking recently about optimal nutrition (i.e. determining what people would eat if they were fully informed about the content of foods and the health consequences of dietary habits), evaluating whether individual doctors test too much by looking at the proportion of negative tests, and whether it would be a good idea to have perfect enforcement of all speeding laws by having cars send a signal to the police if they exceed the speed limit. More generally, I work on developing ways to quantify the welfare cost of "mistakes" (choosing the wrong health care plan, dropping out of school too early, not saving enough, buying the wrong dishwasher) and how we can design institutions that prevent people from making mistakes while still giving them choices when having choice is valuable.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Going out to dinner, then going to see a movie or playing some game with friends. Occasionally going out with friends to a bar or pacing back and forth in my room trying to come up with research ideas.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've learned from past relationships that if you don't find yourself spending a lot of time thinking about how to make the other person happy, you should find someone else. The TV show Friday Night Lights - which no one watches but more people should watch - occasionally moves me to tears. The 10th Anniversary Performance of Les Miserables gives me goosebumps:

http://bit.ly/rbVNw1
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 22–33
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If we meet in person I can tell you about my plan to change the world.

I've been told by reliable sources that it is not a turn-on when guys require you to solve a difficult math problem in order to communicate with them. This seems plausible to me, so feel free to message me about anything you want.

That said, this math problem is awesome:

You randomly pick a family with two children from all such families in the world. You learn that at least one of the children is a boy born on Wednesday. What is the probability that both children are boys?

(you can assume that boys and girls are equally likely, that all days of the week are equally likely, that sex is independent of day of the week, and that the day of birth of the children is not linked in any special way - no twins or anything like that).