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I'm looking for interesting people to talk with, even if it doesn't
lead to a relationship (although I'd like it to).
I have a lot of curiosity, and I'm always looking for interesting
ideas that add to my mental map of reality. I'm an empiricist, and
I'm more interested in what's demonstrably true than in what I'd
prefer to be true. And I prefer intelligent conversation rather
than passive entertainment.
I tend to see the humor in most situations, in a quiet way.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Thanks to the economy, I've been a full-time student for the last
two years. I just moved to Chicago, and I'm looking for a job
I'm also a founding member of Milwaukee Makerspace, and I usually
spend a few hours a week there. I often build things that make my
job easier (I'd rather build a lamp than curse the darkness). I've
also joined PS1 in Chicago, which is a similar organization.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I've been told that I'm a good conversationalist, and that I ask
I'm a pretty good troubleshooter-- I'm very analytical, and I'm
good at fixing things. Sometimes I fix things for my lady friends
(not necessarily on the first date...).
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm a very quiet person. (It's not that I don't talk, but in larger
groups I tend not to.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I read a lot non-fiction, and I seek out obscure books on subjects
that interest me. Some interesting ones about communicating with
"Some Men are More Perfect than Others" by Merle Shain (1973)
(Dated in some ways, but I like the way she writes)
"Talk to Me Like I'm Someone You Love" by Nancy Dreyfus
(These were originally flashcards, later reprinted as a book)
"Nonviolent Communication" by Marshall Rosenberg (1999)
(Still reading this one, but it looks good)
"Truth in Dating" by Susan Campbell (2004)
(What a concept!)
I don't pay much attention to music, but I can tolerate almost
anything if it's not too loud.
Do people still watch TV? I thought that's what the internet was
for :-) I do like the TED videos (www.ted.com
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A quiet refuge (My apartment is remarkably quiet)
Physical projects-- I need get out of my head now and then
Intelligent people to talk with
I'll think of two more later...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How do introverts ever meet each other?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't mind if you drink, if you don't mind that I don't.
[Mostly this is because I associate alcohol with very noisy social
events. I don't really care how "often" you drink, I just want to
know whether it turns you into a noisy person.]
You should message me if
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...you'd like to talk.
[Also, if you think I'm a "near miss", I'd like to know what you
think of my profile.]
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