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28 M Oreland, PA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 10:14pm
6′ 0″ (1.82m)
Body Type
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
Likes cats
English (Fluently), Chinese (Okay)

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My self-summary
So, I used to be the geeky awkward guy. (Okay, maybe sometimes I still am.)

I walk a line between hopeless naïvité and clinical cynicism that you never knew existed.
I love referential humor.
I'll try to make you laugh, usually to my own detriment.
I like explaining things. Sometimes I even succeed.
I've lost innumerable hours of my life to TvTropes.
I don't believe it's possible to like something ironically.

When it comes to creativity, I do better with arbitrary constraints. There was once a 10-word story contest. After a half hour of fumbling, I decided to force myself to write it as a haiku. Bam, instant inspiration.

You know the research that suggests that mastery is achieved after ~10,000 hours of practice? I'd much rather be largely proficient with 10 things than master just one.

For the Myers-Briggs fans out there, I'm ISTJ. Staunch but socialized I, somewhat S, full-on TJ.
What I’m doing with my life
I live and work in the suburbs. I enjoy the peace and quiet, but not so much how it hamstrings my social life.

I do regulatory QA for a software company in the clinical trial industry (yeah, I think it's confusing too). I particularly like that my job allows for a good mix of working alone and working with people.

I recently started cooking for myself, which has been less gastronomic adventure and more a test of just how unwilling I am to waste food. (For the record, the Foreman grill is a total gamechanger.)
I’m really good at
Consuming large quantities of information about things I'm interested in.
Overusing parentheses.
Tetrising in real life (but not so much tetris itself, oddly enough).
Sticking my foot in my mouth.
The first things people usually notice about me
Lately, people tend to notice that I ask them what they first notice about me. Stupid OkCupid questions... ::grumble grumble::
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books/Authors: Douglas Adams, Malcolm Gladwell, A Song of Ice and Fire, Freakanomics, Ender's Game, The Checklist Manifesto.
Honestly, I don't read as much as I should. When reading for pleasure, I gravitate towards fantasy/scifi. When reading for self-improvement, I tend to like marginally scientific non-fiction. Mary Roach is in the queue.

Movies: Memento, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Love Actually.
Truth be told, I'm not much of a movie person. They're enjoyable enough, but I've never really appreciated the medium. I tend to favor comedies over dramas, and I can't do horror.

Shows: Community, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, So You Think You Can Dance, Castle, Criminal Minds, ::cough cough:: Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog.

Music: Maroon 5, Ke$ha, Boston, Katy Perry, Rockapella, Vitamin String Quartet. I loves me my awful pop music, and I'm pretty sure I'm a music connoisseur's worst nightmare.

Food: Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Yes please.
I think that about covers it.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order:
My post-workout slightly unripened banana
Broadband internet
Cats. Re: cats, I don't need to own one, but I need to know they'll always be out there. Why?

Friends and family come standard, right?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to describe my job in less than 7+ complex sentences. I wish I'd had the sense to have a one-word occupation like engineer or doctor or prostitute.

Whether I think of myself as a real adult, and whether or not it actually matters.

Whether I should have the pho or the pork chops over broken rice. It's the hardest decision I make on a regular basis.
On a typical Friday night I am
More likely than not, west coast swing dancing. I'm utterly addicted.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not really into sportball, and I won't apologize for it. (Sorry.)

I don't like This American Life nearly as much as I thought I would.

I handle small children like pets that know how to talk, i.e., with equal parts awe and consternation.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 22–32
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You know of a good way to practice turns and not get dizzy. I swear, it's worse than a hangover. It's like a turn hangover. Turnover? No, that's probably something else.