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OxymoronX

40 East London, South Africa Man

Man

I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 30–42
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 11:23am
Orientation
Sapiosexual
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 5″ (1.65m)
Body type
Thin
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism
Sign
Aquarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from high school
Job
Administration
Income
Rather not say
Status
Single
Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Okay), Afrikaans (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I find myself looking for friends here because I am not the gregarious sort who revels in visiting bars [I don't drink],nightclubs or other rowdy places where the more extroverted among us tend to congregate todo the social thing.

Being in the presence of large groups of people, especially those that are noisy, is tiring for me: I enjoy my solitude, or the company of one or two like-minded accomplices.

I see myself as one of over six billion [and counting] jumped-up apes clinging to the surface of a minor rocky planet trapped in the gravity well of a Class G2 star somewhere in the outer reaches of an unexceptional spiral galaxy - one among billions of such islands of matter [and dark matter] embedded in an ever-expanding void.

We may be the only animals we know of that are aware of our mortality, and that feel the frantic urge to pursue a life crammed with "meaning", as if we expect our existence to have significance in the greater scheme of things. Many of us spend most of our lives chasing after that elusive "meaning" , sometimes so much so that we miss out on simply getting whatever pleasure we can out of our fleeting, unlikely existence. We are the lucky ones.
I think that this is one of the pitfalls of having brains that specialise in pattern-recognition. [For more on this, look up "pareidolia".]

I do not think that we occupy any special position in space and time or that homo sapiens is any more remarkable than any other creature, both extinct or extant, however much we may want to believe our disproportionately large brains set us apart. Knowledge, and technology, without wisdom and responsibility can be a dangerous thing.

I have been known to spend more than is probably sensible on my computer and consoles, whether it be playing games, learning to use and experiment with [Blender] and [The GIMP], making sporadic forays into a given Linux distribution, trying to learn HTML and CSS again [or Python - who knows why I do this to myself-I'm just as bad when it comes to trying to follow elementary first-year university/college mathematics], web-crawling, or being sucked into Youtube.

Yes, "sapiosexual" is a word. Who knew?
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sapiosexual
I'd like to think that I am not trying to befriend fashion models - I'm no bronzed Adonis myself.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Bobbing along. Trying to make the most of things.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Ummmmm.......?

I have been told that I am good at expressing myself through the written word.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
No idea. This is not something I would ask people. Even I know that that would be weird.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Primarily science fiction and fantasy,both comic and serious, with a smattering of simplified popularisations of military history, history and development of languages, genetics, prehistory, astronomy and modern physics [provided that the maths is explained to me AS SIMPLY AS POSSIBLE. And without resorting to equations: I am a science fan, not a shoe-in for Sheldon Cooper. Among the authors I enjoy are Isaac Asimov, Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, J.R.R. Tolkien, Guy Gavriel Kay, Tom Holte, Jasper Fforde, Robert Jordan, and Raymond Feist.

There are a number of podcasts I listen to regularly, including [but not limited to] Skeptoid, Dan Carlin's Hardcore History, Bad Astronomy, Melvyn Bragg's In our Time, The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe, The Bible Geek, The Human Bible, Point of Enquiry, Mysterious Universe, BlenderGuru, The Higherside Chats, [usually good for a laugh] The Infinite Monkey Cage, and Smart enough to Know Better. My iTunes podcast subscription list could do with some pruning.

Television? I don't have satellite, and find little on free-to-air television. I don't yet subscribe to any of the local VOD services
[We're still waiting for Netflix to become (cough, cough) officially available in South Africa].
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
To list more than what I need to remain alive-and sane, or refer to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, but that would be trite-possibly pretentious too. On the other paw, the previous sentence may in itself be pretentious. What do you think? Perhaps I'm confused?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
From the age of 9 or thereabouts, I have spent a fair amount of time ruminating over the nature of the universe we live in, what Reality is and how much it differs from what our brains tell us, whether humans have the capacity to formulate a Theory of Everything, as well as what meaning we might reasonably hope to extract from our short lifespans. [Though I no longer waste much time agonising over that.]

I have heard it said that I am inclined to over-analyse my actions and motives.

Lately, I have wondered why it is that most of my closest matches are out of my league, intellectually speaking. Certainly more knowledgeable according to their profiles. Might this suggest that I have been trying to be something I am not? [Or am I over-thinking this/being irrational?]
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Doing my laundry, washing the supper dishes, trawling the internet for comic relief in the form of pseudoscience or harrowing the virtual dungeons of who-or whatever I do not owe any allegiance to, while collecting currency, rare items and experience points. [Yes, RPGs are my favourite gaming genre.]
Reading. [Of course]
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I think that the modern [?] trend of goal-setting, and planning every minute detail of one's life to the nth degree, [as if our lives
proceed like business/military operations, with schedules and objectives to be ticked off of a list] has been taken too far. Reality is messier than that, and predicting the future is a thankless task. Our lives may be snuffed out in an instant.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
....you are looking for an online friend, regardless of geographical location, and can live with the possibility that we may never meet in person. [I am quite shy, and don't find it easy to engage with other people most of the time, though there is that rare person who turns out to be a close friend-practically family, in fact.]

You wish to take me to task over my spelling, grammar, or writing style. [Don't hold back: I am open to whatever you think would improve my profile.]

You feel comfortable with the notion of playing Scrabble/Words with Friends/similar word game with me.