Maverick482
34 Somerville, MA
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My self-summary
I'm like no one you've ever met. Hyper-intellectual. Science freak. Don't feel like you have to be hyper-intellectual, too, though, as long as you just have an intellectual side, although more intellectual women would probably get more value out of me. I'm picky in some ways, but still somewhat open-minded about who I can date. I can also be very loving. When you first meet me, you might think I am a bit on the serious side, but, contrary to popular belief, I WILL sing dumb songs with you and make ridiculous sarcastic comments, once I get comfortable with you.

Piano is a fairly serious hobby of mine. Here's what is probably the most advanced piece I have attempted to play (crank up the volume--it's pretty emotional):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk1JQk90UbY

No, that's not me, obviously, but yes, my hands really do fly around the keyboard like that, although I don't play it to the high standards of a pro (actually, I'm relearning it right now).

I also like to try to compose my own music, but it's more like rock/pop.

Another thing I like to do is play games. More often, board games and card games. My favorite board game is Go, an ancient Chinese game, which has made some news recently because up until now they haven't been able to program a computer to beat a professional at it, but they beat the European champion and are about to go about against one of the top players. So, as you can guess, although the rules are simple, it involves fairly complex strategy.

Another thing that I do that is worthy of note for someone I am dating is cooking. I've got a special thai rice noodle dish that blows a lot of people away, along with a lot of other dishes.

I go to the gym a lot to lift weights and run on the treadmill, since I don't have a better place right now. Some things that I like to do but don't get the chance to do often are skiing, soccer, and hiking. I am usually up for trying new activities, as long as they are not TOO crazy.

I've got other tricks up my sleeve to show you, but you'll just have to get to know me for that.
What I’m doing with my life
Finished a PhD in math a little while back, and I now work as a software developer. I've been trying to make up for my excessive studying in the past by learning more about every day people. I still study a little math just for the hell of it, and also to figure out where I am going to go in my career and connect what I'm doing now to what I studied.
I’m really good at
math. Sometimes I don't feel like I'm much good at it anymore after getting my PhD, though. It wasn't a huge success.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Lord of the Flies, J.R.R. Tolkien

Movies: Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Braveheart, Original Star Wars Trilogy, Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail

Music: Rock, metal, classical, celtic, new age, electronica. I tend to go through phases, so it's hard to pin down, although in my old age, classical tends to be my favorite. Being a pianist, as you would expect, Chopin is my favorite composer. I still listen to other things. Lately, a lot of Tom Petty.

Food: Thai
The six things I could never do without
Food, food, food, water, water, and shelter. I'm a simple kind of man.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to make math more interesting and useful, ethics, dating, how to memorize pi (this may sound frivolous--the real point is not to know pi, but to practice memory techniques--everyone has a much better memory for useless junk and rote knowledge than they realize if they know how to develop it).

In the past, I have also had an obsession with physics. In fact, I got a PhD in math to try to do physics like a mathematician. It didn't work out too well, but someday I want to think about physics again.
On a typical Friday night I am
relaxing after a week of hard work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can be very absent-minded. One time, I forgot that I had parked my car at the meters and walked home instead. The next day, I had a ticket. Another time, I parked my car at the office of my apartment complex to pay rent and then left it there. The next time I stepped outside my apartment, I thought that maybe someone had stolen my car.

Also, my pictures are getting a little outdated. Actually, I'm more muscular and less fat than I was then, as well as a bit older, but it's not a huge difference. I'll get something more recent up soon.
You should message me if
you like nerds.
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