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Jongosi

27 M Toronto, Ontario, CA

I’m looking for

  • Guys who like guys
  • Ages 18–30
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends

My Details

Last Online
Today – 6:21am
Orientation
Gay
Ethnicity
White, Other
Height
5′ 8″ (1.72m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and very serious about it
Sign
Education
Working on Ph.D program
Job
Education
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Pets
Has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Hebrew (Okay), Arabic (Poorly), Chinese (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Decided to rewrite this recently because I was bored and felt like procrastinating on urgent work. Nu...

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.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a PhD student. I read and write a lot. I over-analyse everything. Basically I go around being pedantic. Think of it as a calling. I'm called to the priesthood of the Enlightenment. I'm a secular clergyman of the scientific. Etc. Pity my students.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm good at thinking. I'm good at finding something worthwhile to contribute in a wide range of conversations. I'm good at learning, too. I'm good at poking people to think and learn more, I like to think.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Conjecture: that I'm blonde, blue-eyed, not very tall, and fairly muscular. Unless they're blind or not looking at me, in which case they'd notice that I have an unplacable accent to my speech, and that I like to overanalyse and intellectualise everything. Oh and puns. Oh my Science, do I make puns! Sometimes they're even good...

If it weren't for the cat noises and general extreme dorkiness, I'd probably conform to most behavioral norms of masculinity. In case that matters to you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
In terms of non-fiction, my 'favourites' change constantly as I encounter new ideas and begin new projects. As someone at a relatively junior academic level (for a doctoral programme), I have the luxury of reading broadly as well as deeply. If you're quite curious, ask me for the current list of things that excite and engage me!

Fiction-wise, I think I'll merely mention that Terry Pratchett writes good books, and I really liked His Dark Materials. William Gibson writes stuff that amuses and provokes me in engaging ways.

Music: I could hardly list everything, but some important ones are Steeleye Span, Sandy Denny, Johnny Clegg, Garmarna, Jim Moray, Bert Jansch, and Alisdair Roberts.

Food: all the food. Ethiopian food, sushi, and a few assorted Chinese and Indian dishes especially.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order: coffee, my singing voice, the internet, laughter, discourse, and something to study.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Miaow!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
presenting my self in everyday life.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've had several Marxists call me an 'apologist for state terrorism and US hegemony' recently. I find this an odd thing to accuse me of, but I suspect it's one of those 'you're either with us or with the terrorists' kind of things.
You should message me if
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If anything I say here leads you to think that you'd want to speak with me, get to know me, or otherwise interact with me, then send me a message. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, as do I.