Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've climbed Lion's Head in the dark, tested tuberculosis
diagnostics in rural Malawi, hosteled through Europe alone, tripped
at Lollapalooza and rolled at Bonnaroo, been to more concerts than
I can recall, talked a millionaire into getting me a job, ripped
the tag off my mattress, and built an apartment full of Ikea
furniture. I prefer unfrosted Pop Tarts. I live dangerously.
Southerner born and raised in a two-stoplight town 40 miles east of
Memphis, went to school in Chicago, now living here. I miss real
storms, cicadas, and the smell of honeysuckle heavy on the
In terms of women, I like those whose intelligence, competence, and
confidence are borderline intimidating.
But let's be real: I'm approaching online dating as a way to have a
good time with some new people. I'm not opposed to something
serious if the chemistry is there, but pushing things in that
direction unnecessarily is a lot less fun. So how 'bout we wing
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a biongineer/biochemist/medical scientist and I do cool shit
that I love. I'm particularly passionate about global health and
right now my baby is the development of a cheaper pertussis vaccine
for India. If you're that interested, ask me about it and I'll talk
your ear off.
I subscribe to Alan Watts' philosophy that the path to fulfillment
requires blurring of the line between your work and play. I'm not
career-obsessed, I just love what I do.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Science. Reading people. Intentional mispronunciation. Yelling at
sports. Stubbing my toe. Spilling drinks. Standing on things.
Manners. Cursing. Taking the piss out of you, me, and everything
within my cosmological radius.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm tempted to say my "distinguished" peppering of grey hair or
"striking" green eyes, but let's be honest, it's probably my
towering stature and that I say "ma'am" a lot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I will eat anything once. Seriously, anything (okay, no poop).
Thai, Cajun, Southern, Indian, Italian, German, Japanese, whatever.
Give it to me.
Everything else gets a sampling of five favorites because I no more
want to list them all than you want to read them.
House of Leaves; The Weeds of God; The
Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test; I Am A Strange Loop; The Book: On the
Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are. Right now I'm working on
Danielewski's new book "The Familiar: One Rainy Day in May".
: Requiem for a Dream; Black Swan; Snatch;
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil; Sunshine. Recent favorite: IT FOLLOWS
The Wire; True Detective; Parks and
Recreation; Hannibal; Louie
According to my
my top 5 artists are Mew, Nine Inch Nails, Porcupine
Tree, Efterklang, and Radiohead, but I've been listening to a lot
of Yeezy lately.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Empathy, laughter, science, music, bourbon, wilderness, and NBA
basketball because fuck your limits. GO GRIZZ
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything, really. I think about politics, my research, about
everything I plan to accomplish (it's laughable to be honest).
About what things I need to do to be the best that I can. Imaginary
arguments and disaster scenarios. How much I hate Chris Paul.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Planning my hike the next day, meeting a friend for drinks and
conversation, watching basketball, lifting, or reading. I'll try
most things once, but not karaoke. Because fuck you, that's why.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a chronological "Soundtrack of My Life" playlist with songs
important to me at various stages in my life. Listening to it
summons all those old emotions because I have a ridiculous sense of
aural associative memory. It includes a Backstreet Boys song. Shut
up. Stop laughing.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You think we'd enjoy each other's company. If "sparks fly" and we
end up dating, awesome. If we have great physical chemistry but
aren't feeling something serious, that can be fun too. But I am
*genuinely* interested in making more friends as well. I'm a
grown-ass man who respects boundaries and likes to let chemistry
guide his relationships.
You have a dream you're actively pursuing.
You appreciate the stillness brought by exhaustion and the smell of
If you made it this far, you should probably just hit me up.
Seriously, I'm not smelly and I will make you laugh (if not with
then at least at me).
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