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LoveVancouver

28 Toronto, Ontario, CA Man

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I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 18–40
  • Near me
  • For new friends

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 1:02pm
Orientation
Gay
Ethnicity
Other
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Strictly vegan
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Virgo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Working on Ph.D program
Job
Education
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), C++ (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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Be Grateful. Be Happy. Feel Better.

Friends only please!

There are three ways to turn someone on:
(a) intellectually,
(b) emotionally,
(b) physically

There is an order in all things. Start with the mind :-)

I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, attending the University of British Columbia for my undergraduate degree. Wanting a change, I went to Toronto for grad school (specifically, the University of Toronto). I will be honest: Toronto did not left a favourable impression with me (conversation topic for first meeting?). There are many things about that city that don't sync with me, but this isn't the place to rant about that :-)

Vancouver is, and always be, my home. I attend graduate school in Toronto, and have interned in Seattle for a multinational company (guess?). I found it interesting how my longing for other cities defined a transitive relation between them.

In Vancouver, I don't really miss Seattle, and I don't miss Toronto.
In Seattle, I miss Vancouver, but not Toronto.
In Toronto, I miss both Seattle and Vancouver.

So, does that mean I think Vancouver > Seattle > Toronto?
(that would be the analyst in me...)

More about me? I can describe my core beliefs:

1. I think you should be yourself. You can only be someone else for so long. I mean, if you don't be yourself, you probably won't say what you mean. If you don't say what you mean, you can never mean what you say. When was the last time you said something you didn't mean?
Note: Do you see how complicated that got already?
2. I tend to be (too) direct, but at least I mean what I say. Sometimes that offends people, but I find that it prevents misunderstandings and facilitates communication.
3. Personality matters more than appearance. I'm far from perfect in appearance, but do admit that I strive to improve my appearance. What physical feature would you want to change most?
4. I'm a minimalist with respect to lifestyle. That being said, I'm not cheap. What is the most expensive "essential" item you own?
5. I'm driven. I know what I want in life, and I have a plan in place to achieve those goals. I guess that relates to why I'm in Seattle this summer. What was the last goal you set out and achieved?
6. I'm interested in health and fitness. I'm in the gym daily, and I go trail cycling regularly. Who here has heard of mapmyride.com?
7. I'm a bit of an introvert, and I find that conversation can be difficult at times. This is particularly difficult online. More subtle communication (our actions, how you hold yourself, tone and flow of speech) are aspects that I figure out really well. Which do you understand better: physical or verbal communication?
8. A good friend suggested a long time ago that I take the Myers-Briggs Personality Test. I'm INTJ. Which are you, and do you agree / disagree with it?
9. I believe that many actions in life can be forgiven, but not everything. Some people have wronged me before, but I forgive them. Others have crossed the line, and I can be quite cold with them. The line is thin with me. What is an action you can't forgive someone for?
10. I am an advocate for corporate social responsibility. I prefer co-ops over big business, credit unions to banks, etc. Some of these member-owned businesses give dividends at the end of the year, while others reward members with lower prices / rates. Which do you think is a better practice?
11. I enjoy photography, but prefer landscape photography to portraits. Are you into photography?

Questions are a good way to start a conversation. There were ten there :-)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
* I'm doing a PhD. Does that make me:
(a) smart
(b) dedicated
(c) insane
(d) all of the above

In the summer, I'll be at an industrial internship in Seattle (will that make me more dedicated and less insane? The reverse?)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Well, I've been told:
* Landscape Photography
* Critical analysis (I guess that relates to my PhD?)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Because of how society is, this is usually something physical / vocal, and not personality. Given that, people usually notice my accent. What accent it is, not sure. I have "mixed heritage", which I find can be a good conversation starter.

After that, when someone starts to get to know me, they usually figure out that I'm very selfless. Someone once said to me:
"You're very considerate, but to the point of selflessness. As a result, you give people the impression that what you want is not all the important."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: just academic ones at this point.
Movies: Star Trek Series, Spaceballs, Clue, Dragonheart
Music: A large portion of this is
> KPop (but not really Gangnam Style) -- Big Bang, Taeyang, 2pm, Park Bom, JYJ, Junsu, Jaejoong, TVXQ, B2ST, Ailee, Se7en,...
Outside of KPop, there is
> Nickelback (yes...), Adele, Enya, classical

Food: I'm a Vegan, so "things without meat" -- I'm partial to cherries though
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Close Friends
2. Family
Why in that order? "You choose your friends, you don't choose your family".
That isn't to say that I don't love my family. I do. On average, though, I am more emotionally connected and dependent on my close friends.
3. Gym
4. Cell phone (so I can keep in contact with 1 & 2)
5. Coffee
6. Mountain Bike
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My research? Wow, this is really becoming a job interview, isn't it? Sorry...

Outside of research: corporate social responsibility, city planning / public transit, sustainability.

For instance, lately I've been giving a lot of thought to how public transit systems operate and are funded in major cities. It has been on my mind because of the current issues that Translink ( Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority) is facing:
http://www.translink.ca/baseplan

And yes, infographics are cool. The problem is that infographics can be used for malicious purposes. Making "facts" visually appealing can aid in providing misleading facts. Examples:
http://www.amygaga.com/blog/flawed-and-botched-fox-news-infographics/
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
One or more of
(a) Doing research
(b) With friends at a cafe
(c) Swimming or in the gym
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Hmm... I'm confused. Why would I put a "private thing" in the public domain for me to admit?
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
> You read this and something "clicked" with you
> You have a question ("You may ask", I generally give answers)
> You know why C++ is listed as a language but Python / Matlab / R isn't :-)
> You found a grammar / spelling error. They happen, and I'm embarrassed by them...

Being an introvert, conversation can be difficult for me, especially online. More subtle communication (your actions, how you hold yourself, tone and flow of speech) are aspects that I figure out really well. Please help the initial conversation work by having more than "how are you" or something sexually suggestive. Thanks :-)