Some important things to know before we get any further:
1. I have severe anxiety and mild autism. Be prepared to deal with that if you want to get to know me, just a heads up. I'm medicated for the anxiety, and it is less severe than in the past, but it is still there. As for the autism, it's very mild and not apparent unless you know what you're looking for.
2. I am very close with a male, currently. I am not taken, but I am 'on reserve', so to speak. I'm not strictly off-limits, but you'd have to get very close to me as a friend first. I may be interested in non-monogamy, but I'd have to evaluate any case carefully.
I'm looking for an intelligent person interested in natural science or medicine. Though they must appreciate my utter silliness and playful nature. I also have an interest in those topics, so conversations in those areas will not fall on deaf ears. I'm not a genius, but I will listen with interest and ask questions.
I like assertive partners but being shy is not a complete deal breaker, as long as you're a smart cookie with a good sense of humor.