For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Graduated from masters program
Science / Engineering
Likes dogs and has cats
English, French, Turkish, Persian
I'm a liberal. That means I'm neither a socialist/greenie/leftie
nor a loony right-wing nutter. I care about liberty, individual
freedom and free markets.
I'm also a technologist, which means I care about a lot of things
most people find rather boring. But I cling on to the view that
technology will impact humanity far more than any of us can
I like sex positive people who don't think porn is ruinous or that
children need to be 'protected' from everything.
I enjoy talking about politics, sex and religion at the dinner
I only look at the Herald Sun if I want to laugh. Sometimes it
makes me cry though.
In social settings, religious people and I generally don't get
along very well.
Some women have called me a feminist; others have stopped at
pro-feminist. Yet others think that I am an insensitive capitalist
Fascist who is part of "The System/Patriarchy". Personally, I think
they are all at least partly right!
I'm in a non-exclusive relationship with two fabulous partners, so
if that bothers you, you might want to move on.
What I’m doing with my life
I work hard, love travelling, enjoy the simple things in life like
good food and wine, music and good company.
I’m really good at
- Solving world's problems in my head
- Driving in neutral in city traffic
- Not reading all the magazines/books that I buy
- Planning to reform the copyright/patent system
The first things people usually notice about me
My accent. Most people have a hard time guessing where it's from
(if you want to have a go, there are a few clues on this page).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
For what it's worth :
Current favourites include: Mad Men, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk
All-time favourites include: The Wire, The Sopranos and The West
Favourite mini-series: Angels in America
Also love British classics like Yes Minister, Monty Python and
Books: I try and read widely, from philosophy to classics to
science fiction to comics, and sometimes even biographies.
Generally like the works of Cohen Brothers, Guillermo Del Toro and
Pedro Almodovar. All time favourite directors also include Stanley
Kubrick and Krzysztof Kieślowski.
As for actors/actresses, I think Ingrid Bergman is the most
beautiful woman who has ever lived on this planet, so I've seen
everything she's played in!
I Love cheese!
And wine...and coffee... and everything really!
The six things I could never do without
- Teh Interwebz
- Good coffee (lucky I live in Melbourne)
- Engaging, intellectually stimulating conversations
- The Economist
- A nice long shower every day. Yes I waste a lot of water, I'm
conscious of it, and I'm not willing to change!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to solve the developing world's problems by a combination of
technology and microfinance.
What driverless cars would mean for the vast areas of surface
parking lots in metropolitan suburbs.
How much more efficient and cheap and profitable aviation would be
if every country adopted open sky policies.
You get the idea.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out enjoying a bottle of wine, or enjoying the same bottle
of wine cuddled at home watching a movie; or sometimes doing other
things but they also generally include wine in one form or another!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I went through a Spice Girls phase in my early teens.
You should message me if
You enjoy a good conversation over wine, don't like going to movies
alone or want a friend to have coffee with in the city.