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23 M Roswell, GA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 6:01am
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Strictly other
Not at all
Other, and very serious about it
Cancer, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Dislikes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay), C++ (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
WARNING: For some reason, OKCupid apparently says I'm always online. In actuality, I'm only online for a small part of the day. If you've sent me a first message and I appear to be blowing you off, I recommend that you muster some confidence and wait patiently, rather than throw a tantrum and delete your profile as others have done. Thank you. ^_^


I intentionally wrote a fair bit more than average. I personally prefer to have a large volume of information about someone before I make a decision, and it's only fair to extend the same opportunity to others. The only really critical sections are this and the last one, but I do have a specific intent behind each and every line I've written.

At the core, I'm obsessed with self-cultivation. I'm constantly striving to be the strongest, smartest, kindest person I'm capable of becoming.

I exercise religiously, mostly for the joy of it. I love the satisfaction of finishing a workout completely exhausted, and going to bed knowing I'll wake up just a tiny bit stronger and faster than I had been. If no part of me is sore at all, it makes me feel weak and sickly. Exercise consumes a large amount of my time and has sweeping implications on my lifestyle, so naturally it's a large plus if you share my passion for it.

I'm currently working as a software developer, which almost feels like theft because it's what I'd generally be doing in my spare time anyway. I always have at least a handful of projects in the works at any given time, the most significant being a chess-playing AI program I've been tinkering with for upwards of three years. I hope to eventually make it strong enough to beat me. I'm also working on writing a Pokémon battling AI, RSA encryption in C, and a hacking tool for Pokémon roms. I loathe object-oriented design; it's like having a nanny tell you that all the coolest toys are off-limits because you might hurt yourself.

My face and tone may be unexpressive, but I'm always upbeat and optimistic inside and I can't abide gloominess and lethargy. Unenergetic people are among my biggest turnoffs; you have to be vivacious, and rarely if ever say "I want so-and-so but I don't want to get up and do something about it...". I love making people laugh. I'll always lend an ear to anyone who needs to vent a little, and I'll help out if I can.

I'm completely disinterested in casual sex, polyamory, open relationships, and swinging; do what makes you happy, but do it with somebody else. I'm strictly monogamous. Not monogamish; monogamous.

I'm mostly here for the conversation. Good conversations with interesting people, and equally so for the unsavory sorts; like horror films and Kung Fu movies, conversations can occasionally be even more fun when they're abjectly terrible. I've picked up all sorts of anecdotes and disaster stories here.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I want to leave the world a little better than I found it, and I want to brighten the lives of everyone around me. I want to challenge myself and continue to grow mentally and physically.

Right now, I'm working as a software developer; I love the job so much, I hardly feel justified accepting a paycheck for it. I plan to stay where I am for a good few years at least, maybe longer.

I moved here from my hometown in Indiana last June, and I'm still in the process of putting down roots, adjusting, and doing my best to get my apartment cooler and darker so it looks like a proper lair instead of somebody's hotel suite.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-Seeing the bright side of a tricky situation.
-Turning misfortune to my advantage.
-Chess--I'm what I'd call "strong-casual". I'll thrash just about anyone I'd happen across in daily life, but I have some shaping up to do before I'll be serious tournament material.
-Exercise. Not that it's hard to be really good at what you love.
-Taekwondo. Ten years' experience, with almost half of that as a teacher.
-Refusing to quit when it's clearly the sensible thing to do.
-Puns, from esoteric academic references to sleazy pickup lines.
-Riffing terrible movies.
-Writing and defeating game-playing AI.
-Games in general. I'm highly competitive, with a flair for optimization.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Online: My height. I'm told my pictures make me look tall, which is funny because I'm actually a bit short. Maybe I'm proportioned oddly.

Meatspace: I'm quite thin; people often worry whether I'm eating enough, until they see how large my meals tend to be. I also wear all black (right down to the stitching on my boots) about five days a week on average, and /mostly/ black on the rest.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: The Wheel of Time; Game of Thrones; Viva la Repartee; and I, Lucifer. At any given time, I'm usually partway through at least six or seven books. Right now I'm reading A Memory of Light, A Feast for Crows, The Amateur's Mind, Java for Dummies, The Klingon Art of War, and Final Fantasy and Philosophy. I'm also a huge sap for yaoi doujinshi, good and bad. I'm an occasional manga reader; I greatly enjoyed Death Note, and I recently picked up Fairy Tail.

Movies: Kill Bill; Bunraku; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Kung Fu Hustle; Return of the Dragon; The Karate Kid; Drunken Master; basically any martial arts flick, no matter the quality. I also enjoy movies with a lot of wry humor and entendres, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the Clue movie being stellar examples. I've recently acquired a taste for horror; mostly I shout at the main characters for being too stupid to carry weapons when it'd clearly be useful. I'm a connoisseur of really bad film; I spend most weekend evenings watching D-grade movies with some friends and riffing them MST3K-style.

Shows: I watch very little TV. I enjoy The Big Bang Theory when I can catch it; otherwise I only ever watch anime, mostly shonen. Full Metal Panic! is far and away my favorite, and I'm working my way through Mobile Suit Gundam Wing.

Music: Well over 99% of the music I like comes from video game soundtracks. I particularly love the music from Touhou Project, Final Fantasy, Myst, and Pokémon. I like listening to smooth jazz covers of classic video game pieces when I'm feeling a little stressed. Apart from video game composers, I have very little artist loyalty, the two exceptions being DJtheS and Smooth McGroove (both YouTubers who /cover/ video game music). I just can't relate to most conventional music.

Food: I care more about nutritional value than flavor; food is mostly just fuel to me. I like tuna steaks seared rare, peanut butter made with peanuts and nothing else, red apples, sashimi, protein shakes, grilled vegetables, sharp cheddar cheese, black decaf coffee, and tomato juice. I'm fond of Japanese food, because it tends to be cooked simply and without most of the ingredients I prefer to avoid. I don't consume sugar, wheat, alcohol, or caffeine. I prefer chopsticks to flatware.

Video Games (should totally be included in this section):
Must be challenging. I most enjoy the Touhou series, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Myst, and Final Fantasy. If it makes me stop and retry dozens of times, or if the puzzles have me scrawling deskfuls of notes, I'm probably happy. Final Fantasy's a notable exception; it's insultingly easy, but the story, music, characters, and atmosphere more than make up the difference. My proudest accomplishment in gaming is beating the Extra level in Embodiment of Scarlet Devil; bloody thing took me just short of two years and almost five hundred tries.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Books.
2. A quiet refuge; I'm a hermit by nature.
3. Kettlebells.
4. Whey protein powder.
5. Chessboards and chess sets.
6. Black clothes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Any puzzle that happens to catch my interest (perfect play in Connect Four, at the moment), plans for the rest of the day or farther ahead, and chess. I will also do mental math problems compulsively whenever numbers catch my attention; if I see two two-digit numbers, I must multiply them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Generally working out on my own, or else riffing bad martial arts movies. I'm not much for going out unless I'm with friends or a date.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I haven't slept in a bed in ages; I prefer sleeping on solid foam exercise mats, on the floor. I just don't like soft things in general.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like guys
  • Ages 18–23
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
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Points to you if:
-You can carry on a great conversation.
-You're polite and conscientious.
-You have a zest for life.
-You're a health and fitness fanatic.
-You're a romantic.
-You have a dark sense of humor.
-You're a spirited and chivalrous competitor.
-You're open and honest.
-You're sweeter and more sociable than I am.
-You're younger than I am, though preferably just a year or two.
-You have a direction and sense of purpose in life.
-You take the stairs, both literally and metaphorically.

Points against if:
-You very regularly talk about the patriarchy, privilege, class warfare, etc.
-You detest power structures and favor anarchy and chaos.
-You believe that you are beyond classification by labels.
-You believe that monogamy is unnatural and unhealthy.
-You tell lies any more serious than white fibs.
-You are disrespectful to people and perspectives you disagree with.
-You're indecisive, or prone to analysis paralysis.
-You like to argue, and often begin sentences with "Studies show...".
-You're on Grindr unironically.
-You screwed up the STEAL-STALE question or the left-handed glove question, or abandoned the number sequence puzzles without making a reasonable attempt.

Points to you if:
-You're into yaoi.
-You're verbally expressive.
-You play chess at any level.
-You're vastly more fashionable than I am.

Points against if:
-You played Pokémon Yellow and evolved your Pikachu (yes, it's possible). Bastard.
-You program, and write variable and function names in camelCase, or you enjoy writing in languages that sacrifice freedom for safety (Java, PeopleCode, Ada...).
-You believe that black isn't really a color.
-You prefer dubbed anime to subbed.
-You order your meat well or medium-well.
-You drop the Oxford comma.

Leave a message and I /will/ reply eventually, at least to your first. I insist that you write at least a tiny bit more than "Hi, how are you?"; it's how I can tell whether you actually read this or not.