Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Scientist, geek, nerd, PhD, writer, gamer, reader, thinker, feeler.
Hopeful, nervous, happy, concerned, warm, thoughtful. Acutely
observant, yet highly oblivious. Honest with myself and others.
Occasionally guilty of assuming people see the world the way I do,
while keeping an open mind. A relentless questioner, and seeker of
truth. Someone who will defend his friends with the ferocity of a
bear, and occasionally snore like one too (though not
I'm either the most anti-social extrovert or the most social
introvert. I like to talk, but situations with lots of people annoy
I once had an MRI done of my head, and was informed that I have a
very round brain.
Some one sentence reviews from friends, though the one with the
awful sense of humor comment wants to assure you that I'm funny,
just in an, "I'm a terrible person for laughing, but I can't help
myself," kind of way.
"Well, I would say you're a kind, thoughtful, sometimes a little
over-analytical scientist with a big brain and a big heart and a
really awful sense of humor."
"I think you're very passionate and dedicated, and you want to
strive for the best in everything."
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Researching non-pharmaceutical pain relief, writing, and
Relaxing and trying to be kind to myself and those around me.
Making sure those important to me know how much I care about
Playing games, board, tabletop, and video.
Thinking probably too much.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Analyzing problems, puzzles, data
Remembering useless information
Being on time
Explaining my thought processes (both intellectual and
Finding fantastic times to look at someone and say, "Is that a fat
Keeping an open mind
Breaking the ice (Wait, is that a fat joke?)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Probably my eyes, or the way I talk, or that I just really said
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Foundation series, Jurassic Park, Thursday Next series
Movies: The Usual Suspects, Bull Durham, Apollo 13
Music: Beethoven, Miles Davis, The Beatles, Tom Lehrer, The Police,
Food: Pretty much anything (Is that a fat joke?)
Games: Dragon Age, The Witcher, FTL, Civilization, Pirates!, Path
of Exile, D&D, Pathfinder, Shadowrun, Diplomacy
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm changing this to, "Six things I wouldn't ever want to be
without," cause I think that's more revealing of me as a
A car- I love driving.
Green Bay Packers
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Being a "grown up"
The truth and trust (both as relates to relationships and
Why people (including me) are the way they are
Terrible jokes like, would the reality TV equivalent of the NFL
Redzone channel be the Lifetime FRIENDZONE channel, which would
just cut from guy to guy getting ready to make an awkward move (h/t
Bill Barnwell and Mina Kimes)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
unwinding after work. That could involve a restaurant and a game,
or a movie, or a board game night, or video games, or driving
somewhere for a weekend event.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If reincarnation were real, I'd want to come back as a polar bear,
even though that would probably doom me to a short, hungry life on
melting ice floes.
Oh, and I occasionally travel great distances for the purpose of
pushing wooden blocks around a map of Europe.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Anything I've written intrigues you.
Most of what passes for news coverage in this country strikes you
as bread and circuses.
You equally appreciate the work of Haber, Euler, Bach, and
I've written you. I know, I know, women get too many messages to
respond to all of them, but I really try to put thought into each
message I send, try to say something reasonably intelligent and
observant, and express genuine interest in someone as a person with
each message. I don't want to sound like a prime example of male
privilege and say I feel entitled to a response, but I'd like to
say, I probably spent at least 5-10 minutes writing your message.
Even if you aren't interested, I'd like to ask for a polite note.
On the other hand, if you read my message and didn't feel like I
actually expressed interest in getting to know you and just sent
some sort of generic note, tell me, cause really, I didn't do that,
and I'd hate if that's the impression I give off. And I'd like to
do better next time.
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