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StarkQuark

27 M Chicago, IL

My Details

Last Online
May 18
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
$80,000–$100,000
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), C++ (Fluently)

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My self-summary
In the past few years, I've been to India for six weeks, Ireland for two, and the Caribbean for a week and a half. I spent a week in Vegas. I've hurtled through obstacle courses, pseudo-barefoot while dressed as a lumberjack and while body-painted as a smurf. I'm a Santa-con/Lepre-con enthusiast. I enjoy attending ridiculous events, and meeting all sorts of fascinating people at them.

I love running and races. When possible, I aim for destination races, which offer a delightful excuse to hop about the country.

I love to travel, which has led to many spontaneous trips. I spent a month backpacking in Europe on a whim a few years ago, and am looking forward to abusing my healthy supply of vacation days to try that again with South America as soon as possible.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to find the best French Toast in Chicago.

Training for the Green Bay Marathon and Ragnar (Cape Cod), both in May.

I'm working for a consulting company downtown doing software development- I love the company, my coworkers, and the work itself.

Travelling lots. Fortunately, I'm in a bit of a lull until May.
I’m really good at
Foosball. Closing in on #2 in the office league- yes, office foosball is serious enough business that we wrote an app to track stats and rankings.

Golf, pool, board games, all sorts of gadget-tinkering.

Contextual one-liners.

Enjoying the little things. Taking nothing seriously.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read fairly voraciously, typically around a book a week. Some favorite authors include Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Jordan, Orson Scott Card, Brandon Sanderson, Terry Goodkind, Jim Butcher.

Malcolm Gladwell is enjoyable, as was (Super-) Freakonomics.

A nice variety of fun movies- Inception, The Prestige, Avatar, The Hangover, Stardust and The Matrix.

TV Shows- Sherlock, Firefly, Arrested Development. Game of Thrones, of course. Trying to find time to start/finish House of Cards and Breaking Bad.

Food- yes.
The six things I could never do without
Avocados
Bacon
Travel
Running
Family (of course)
Google
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Esoteric hypothetical situations and their ramifications.

Where I'm off to next. At the moment, Kentucky (Bourbon Trail!), DC, Cape Cod (Ragnar), Green Bay (Marathon) and Croatia (Yacht Week!) are all on the agenda for March through August.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 23–29
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You know of any interesting races, restaurants, or experiences that I should investigate (and/or that you would like to join me in investigating).

If you enjoy XKCD, we should probably be friends.