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Kung_Fu_Echidna

30 M Olympia, WA

I’m looking for

  • Gay men only
  • Ages 22–33
  • Near me
  • For new friends

My Details

Last Online
Aug 15
Orientation
Gay
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 4″ (1.93m)
Body Type
Curvy
Diet
Strictly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Scorpio, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on university
Job
Student
Income
Less than $20,000
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Sign Language (Poorly), Latin (Poorly), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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***I'm in an amazing long-term, long-distance, super monogamous (think a prairie vole mixed with an albatross) relationship with a beautiful brilliant man in Vancouver - who I originally met on this site! I'm spending about every third week up in Canuckistan these days, with the intention of moving p this way. So I'd like to make a variety of sciencey/artsy non-drinking buddies to help me explore this new habitat!***

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I try to live life like a Dar Williams song: enthusiastically earnest and good-naturedly self-aware, avoiding the twin traps of sentimentality and cynicism.

I'm a fair-trade vegan eco-socialist treehugging citizen of the People's Republic of Cascadia, heck yeah, but I'm also an anti-drug, Temperance-minded, intensely secular, pro-monogamy scientist. These things are mutually reinforcing; I get all sorts of excited about rigorously applying cost-benefit analysis and the Precautionary Principle to my everyday life, in order to hit as accurately as I can that tradeoff between Epicureanism and responsibility to myself and this Pale Blue Dot.

Like Dar, I grew up on the sheltered suburban margins of a Great Lakes state. I'm similar to other organisms that developed in stable environments without many natural predators: We focus on quality over quantity, and consume with the assumption that our grandkids will feel the effects of our choices. You could say I'm living like a big flightless island pigeon, but you could also say I'm living like a komodo dragon, which sounds way more badass.

I am wonky, wonkish, and a bit of a wanker.

I'm also a firm believer in Honest Indicators of Fitness, though apparently OKCupid and I disagree on this, as they've done away with their Awards section. So, I saved my awards (as well as the ones I gave) in my Journal. Don't take my word on me, read what other people have said here.
What I’m doing with my life
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I left Chicagoland to attend the Evergreen State College and fell deeply in love with the communal spirit of the southern Salish Sea. When I was at Evergreen, I lived in a tent in the school's Thousand Acre Wood (in order to save money and also because I could) and studied Evolutionary Theory. I still guest lecture in college programs and house parties on the evolution of homosexuality in social animals, along with various aspects of paleontology - sometimes both in combination, which has led to me being known by some in Greater Olympia as "That Gay Dinosaurs Guy". This is fantastic (as is getting to basically be a standup Evolutionary Theorist- apparently that's a niche?).

I'm saving up money for a final educational assault to push me through Grad School for a doctorate in Evolutionary Theory. To this end, I sling 'spro down at Burial Grounds Coffee, act as a professional Imaginary Friend for my professors' kids by playing Hobbes to their Calvin, run a Companion Animal and Small Livestock Care business called Maws & Paws, and grow delicious veggies in the gorgeous little Oly House I live in on the West Side.

I've also been teaching myself some hatha yoga to compliment my health and wellness regimen, but would love to work with someone who actually knows what they're doing so I don't accidentally break me.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
giving "life-affirming" hugs and eating things I find on the ground without getting sick.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm as subtle and inscrutable as I am short, slight, and soft-spoken. A well-intentioned friend decried this:

"People like mystery, they like the thrill of the chase. They will appreciate you more if they think they have to work harder to get you. Think of gay men as a pack of wolves. You're the Limpy Elk."

I pointed out that in fact wolves would specifically pursue Limpy Elk, because it was much less effort to capture and turn into baby wolves. Somehow, this did not convince him of my universal allure. Clearly he must have misunderstood my argument.

...otherwise, people historically have noticed my height. I stopped growing in Seventh Grade.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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It's not that any of this stuff isn't important, because the media we consume both impacts who we become and want to become, and acts as an indicator of where we are in that process. But it just takes up so much space.

As a compromise, I'm going to shunt my favorite books, movies and shows, and music over to the journal, and you should definitely click on those links I just gave you and check it out.

Meanwhile, I'll use this space for something more fun:

Sixteen Places I Most Want to Visit!

*Michoacán Monarch Biosphere Reserve___________Tikal*
*Bhutan______________________________Angkor Wat*
*Socotra_______________________________Patagonia*
*New Zealand____________________________Komodo*
*Kangaroo Island___________________Aleutian Islands*
*Okavango Delta_________________________Virungas*
*Huon Peninsula___________Mali's Festival in the Desert*
*Barcelona_________________________________Titan*
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Dogs.

2. My Ex Boyfriends, the scruffy, scrappy, winsome, and wise Dreujnk, M1A1, who is a dapper, kind, witty anachronism of a man, the sweetly brilliant physicist, transit advocate, and Tacoman extraordinaire SocialistGuy, and DangerTurnip, who is such a great friend and powerful ally that he's on this list despite the fact that we've never had a romantic relationship. They are all my best friends and I highly recommend each of them.

3. Kakapos. Do I identify too much with a giant, naive, pudgy, leaf-eating green parrot that thinks it can fly but can't and whose mating system's major feature is its lack of success? You bet!

4. Books, because in order to make sense of the weird world that I am and live in, I need to explore other worlds through other eyes.

5. Art, even (especially?) if it's just rearranging stones and leaves.

6. The Scientific Method!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
. Which is SO WEIRD. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a pretty bad match, outlook-wise, for this region:
I openly admire Dian Fossey and Thomas Huxley, and more privately admire Carry A. Nation, all for similar reasons.

I think Dan Savage is the epitome of what goes wrong when refugees from the Culture Wars colonize a region and reactionarily build a culture in defiance of their conservative backgrounds, like an island inhabited solely by angsty teens.

Along that same vein, I did not care for Shortbus.
You should message me if
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this gets you the way it gets me: Bret Weinstein is fond of saying, "Every species is a unique, successful answer to at least one question. Our challenge is to find out what the questions are."

This applies equally to all products and byproducts of natural selection: species, ethnic groups, lineages, political systems, biases, religions, commercials, pop songs, poetry, fashion, psychoses, etymologies, architecture, pictures of cats on the internet. Especially pictures of cats on the internet.

Douglas Adams was right. We've got all the answers we will ever need. Come and help me find the questions!