First of all, I'm not looking for romantic connections on here right now. I am, however, very easy to draw into a conversation about just about anything, particularly if it's of a contemplative or philosophical bent.
I'm a social scientist, and I mainly study armed conflict, though sociological theory and the philosophy of social science both feature significantly in research. I am interested in science in general, and tend to approach all scientific work with great curiosity. How do these scientists view the things that they study? What do they think the status of their theories are: helpful analytical constructs or descriptions of an objective reality independent of our senses? What does science mean to them? These sorts of questions animate me, as does the question of what differentiates religion, ideology, and science. To offer a few examples.
I tend to make a lot of lame puns. Really lame. In large volumes. Also a lot of meme-references. This is because I spend most of my day at my computer and am easily distracted.
What else? Oh, I am addicted to coffee, I lift weights every second day, I enjoy spicy food, and really, I should get back to work.