Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My name is Maarten.
I live in Leuven during the week and in Alken (Hasselt) in the
Important things you should know about me is that I am a very
direct, straight forward person. I say what I think and I mean it.
I do not like to play games with people and I like being the
subject of said "games" even less. If I like you, I'll just tell
you. The main motive for this direct approach is that I am not good
with emotions and even worse at showing them but I do seem to make
subconscious facial expressions that are very clear. I have noticed
that this can make people feel uncomfortable so this is a head's
Because of this, you can ask me a question, I'll be completely
honest but you may not get the answer you want to hear. This makes
me good at giving useful advise to people but pretty bad at
comforting sad people.
I am a competitive person by nature. I believe that competition
brings out the best in people and should be encouraged. That being
said, I will play dirty and I will cheat (not in a relationship
context) because in the end, all that matters is results.
I enjoy stress and deadlines. They generate pressure and stress,
circucmstances under wich I do my best work.
I'm also a very introvert person, at first I come across as apathic
because I do not care untill I have a reason to care. I prefer to
use my energy for things I can control. This is why I do not really
care about sports or politics. I prefer watching from a distance
what people do and how they react, It is my own little antropologic
study. Once you get to know me better I'll get comfortable enough
to show my spontaneous side and my dark, sarcastic humor.
I mentioned I care little about politics, I do have my own believes
wich do not resemble any party currently active in Belgium. I do
like to think about social infrastructures, problems, regulation
and even things like gender (in)equality. I usually keep my
opinions to myself but I'm open about discussing this if you want
I take pride in everything I do, do not like half-assed work and
have high standards set for myself.
I love having discussions with people about several subjects. I
prefer those repulsive subjects that most people try to avoid,
taboo's do not exist for me. The reason for this is that, in my
opinion, these situations make people actually think for themselves
without interference of moral doctrines.
I have been compared to a mixture of Dr. House (House MD) and
Sheldon (Big Bang Theory) on occasions.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
After a difficult period in my life I have managed to get back on
track and make my life something to be proud of.
After getting a diploma in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences in 2013 I
am currently pursuing a Master in Biomedical Sciences (life
sciences) wich I love.
I am fascinated by human beings, especially their physiology and
pathology. I love figuring out what went wrong, how that happened
and what possible consequences are. Once that is figured out my
intrest quickly vanishes, I have no desire to actually cure people,
wich is why I am not studying medicine. If I had the funds I would
have my own lab to mess around.
As far as extra-curricular activities go I love solving problems in
general. Wether this is physiological (see above) or a simple
riddle, or anything in between. If you have a problem and you need
it solved, I'm your man!
One day I hope to turn this skill in a job prefeably the design and
improvement of experiments or some form of consulting.
I also love playing Magic: The Gathering because it is perfect to
satisfy both my problem-solving and competitive urges.
At least once a week you can find me in a bar having drinks with
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Reasoning and problem solving, see above.
I have a good memory wich I try to use for maximum potential.
Becoming totally obsessive about certain subjects, if it sparks my
intrest I must know everything about it and how it works. Once I
do, it becomes boring again.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
To be completely honest, I never gave this question any thought and
do not intend to change this. I try to look clean and presentable
when I leave the house so people do not talk too much behind my
back and that is it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I do not have any favorite books. I used to read a lot when I was a
kid, but somehow I "lost" my imagination and books became boring.
When i read, wich is still a significant amount of time, I read
I love horror movies, especially indy productions. I will watch any
horror movie as long at it is not a crappy sequel or remake. The
only exception is the SAW series because of fanboy reasons.
Other then that I will also watch a movie that sparks my intrest or
forces me to think. I'm disgusted by most animation movies and
As far as TV show go I do not watch many because it doesn't really
appeal to me. I do enjoy Hannibal and Arrow.
I prefer music with a fast beat and a complicated melody. I never
learned to play music so my opinion will sometimes be off on what
is complicated and what is easy. The combination of both speed and
complexity I find in all forms of metal. Some of my favourite bands
are Iron Maiden, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Belphegor, Necrophagist and
When it comes to food I prefer traditional food and I love steak. I
can be a bit of a hedonist when it comes to food, but I'm
currrently trying to lose a couple of kg's.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
An intresting problem to solve and access to the necesary
Family and friends to have fun with.
A computer with internet connection for both research and
My MTG cards. This is probably a bit unusal, but I love the game,
met a lot of friends and got to travel because of it. It is the
single largest influence on my life.
Intelligent people to discuss with.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My mind is constantly busy, usually pondering over several topics
at the same time, usually "what if? scenarios. I have a hard time
focussing on one thing and it is very difficult to keep my intrest.
I have been known to zone out while in conversation with people.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In a bar having fun with friends, watching a movie or playing Magic
the Gathering. On rare occasions I go out clubbing, but I do not
really like the music and I can't dance.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I secretly want to write, direct, produce my own horror film.
You should message me if
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