I'm on OkCupid to find like-minded people with whom to connect. Those who have a great deal of self-knowledge and who spend time introspecting, those with empathy and honesty, and those who have time to develop deep, real-life friendships. Naturally I don't expect that to develop from every meeting I have, but these days that's my motivation.
Lessee. I study the martial art of aikido with a fervent passion. I love my work as a therapist. My friendships are the other most important part of my life. I speak Russian and I have a soft spot for guinea pigs. I like lots of things, in particular nifty people, thinking critically and learning, silliness, tangents, cuddling, and the combination of working hard and having fun. (Also, I'm afraid my username is no longer accurate: I realized I was headed toward a research career in psycholinguistics but my passion lay in working with people.)
What I'm really trying to do, ultimately, is to live as an independent, kind, sincere, adventurous, and fun person to be around. I wear all kinds of hats: complete and total geek, sexycool lady, teacher, amateur chef, goth, activist, martial artist, traveler, unofficial Boggle Champion. I'm also a comma addict. Most importantly, I'm always willing to try something new. You never know what you're going to like, and I've discovered some fascinating things and fascinating people by approaching life with this philosophy.
In general, I identify as polyamorous. For myself, polyamory does not imply that I necessarily am in other romantic relationships, but, depending on when you ask, I may be. I continue to be completely smitten with my partner of a few years, the charming and talented quantumquinoa. So although I generally enjoy meeting new people and forming new connections, as mentioned above, I am simply not on OkCupid much these days. Still, there are plenty of great people out there to like and love!
So, hey. If you're a decent human being who's read what I just said and had it resonate, step right up. My sincere apologies if I don't respond; I can be a terrible correspondent, and lately I've been even busier than usual. Many a friend has been made by my contacting the person months after they first wrote me. Please note that I'm not looking for penpals!
If you made it this far, you get a cookie. And a robot-monkey-pirate.