I'm an Arizona native who a few years ago said F*$k it to my job as a software engineer at a major defense contractor in Scottsdale and decided to try something new. Tired with the life of a mid-level corporate drone, I figured I either needed to travel around the world or go to grad school.
So here I am, currently in my fifth year of a PhD at Arizona State University trying to wrap it up. About the same time I started back at school, I also decided to buy and begin to eternally fix up a 20 year old Jeep Wrangler. Both of which I genuinely love... much of the time. I've still managed to find the time and resources to do some traveling - backpacking in East Europe (I gave a talk on economics and democracy in Poland), road tripping down the Baja, and of course various casual trips around the US.
I can be a pretty passionate nerd about economics, math, history, and politics (as well as gunsmithing, robotics, jeep mechanics, physics, and such) all of which I enjoy talking about, especially over scotch and cigars.
I've become a pretty avid bicyclist, I have a nice old road bike and barely seem to drive anymore.
Above all else, I value openness and try to embrace that when I can. That means openness to new things, people, experiences, but also openness to self criticism and change. I know who I am and really enjoy trying to improve that and need the same from a partner.
Currently, I'm in a relationship with a bisexual girl on here. We're interested in meeting other girls or maybe a couple that has similar interests for friends or possibly other arrangements. We aren't particularly looking to date polyamorously without each other right now though that may change again at some point. This is a new kind of relationship and experience for me at this point but I find that to be a big part of the fun.
Feel free to email if you think you might be interested in the above, want to talk, or just think we might have a chance of being good friends.