I'm a grad student at Penn State, and I'm loving it here! It didn't take a week to realize it either, but the first week was already just... oh man, it was so awesome! I graduated from RIT with a BS in Biotechnology. As an aside, I don't think I'm up to dating anyone at Penn State--at least not soon--and you're welcome to inquire, but you've may've already guessed why. Anyhow, I have a background in biosciences, so I appreciate math and logic, but I know there's more to life than that, and life is far more interesting. I hold firm that doing something is far better than knowing something. So really what I like in someone isn't just bookish intelligence, but rather curiosity- the will to know or to learn. I could talk about aesthetics, history, fashion, food, science, language, I could learn about politics, economics, and law because they aren't really my strong suit, and I've even been able to talk about religion when first meeting people and have never once had an unpleasant experience (but please don't make it your mission to try to create one, if it is then you're probably a nutcase with respect to your own beliefs). So many on this site look for intelligent conversations, and while I appreciate those and am willing to engage in them, there is just a finite amount of knowledge per person- myself included- that eventually an intelligent conversation to come is too repetitive and grows stagnant from the dating-to-relationship transition.
My personal motto is "לֶךְ-לְךָ/Lekh l'kha." It translates to "Go for yourself!" My secondary motto is "Forward and onward."
I like a guy who can play board games, or I can go out of the house with and walk around the block (I sound a little too city bound at this point), one who enjoys a retreat into nature and not just a park but the actual country. I like guys who can cook with me. I also like men haha... I like men who can get up early and head to the market with me, or walk 30 blocks to a museum, and 20 more for an evening meal. I like men who can appreciate good beer and good wine.
I love music. When I was much younger, I played piano and clarinet. I don't just like music from the classical periods, though a lot of other music too. It is, for me, the best form of escapism, and the only way I could like it more is if I had synesthesia, so music I'm listening to could look as awesome as it sounds.
Life is still very novel to me. I've had a handful of experiences (some good others bad... very bad... well... I digress sorry), but I keep looking forward to new things (that I'm not afraid to try lol). New friends, perhaps dating, are what I suppose I expect here (most definitely friends).
I enjoy technique and process, working with my hands, and I have a reliable ability to learn others (I can already cook, and can unscrew test tubes in one hand and pipet with the other). Now if I can make friends with someone who can teach me auto mechanics... you won't get frustrated, I'm a quick study.
I can't say if I'm romantic, or if I'm a romantic. But I hold these three opinions in high esteem:
1) Love is made for everyone (a sentiment borrowed from the Yiddish: Bashert ist bashert.)
2) Love's opposite isn't hate, rather it is indifference
3) To love someone, is to set them apart from all others