Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love meeting new people and filling my life with as many new
experiences as possible. I'm always looking for a sense of
adventure and novelty, but I'm more the type for small adventures
than big ones -- I'll take a good time out with a small group of
friends over a noisy party or crowded bar any day.
I'm a complete geek. I like video games, books, Sci-Fi and Fantasy,
and all generally geeky things. I also like to get out and
appreciate nature and I try, with varying degrees of success at
different times, to stay in shape.
I have a deep love of music and I'm rarely without an mp3 player or
music of some sort playing in the background. I play drums for
I love Fall weather, adventure, and coffee.
I am not interested in dating one person exclusively right off the
bat, and I feel obligated to mention this because I find some of
the rabid commitment-seeking behavior I've encountered in the
dating world off-putting and kind of alien to me. I believe in
loyalty and forming deep, lasting connections -- I just think it's
better to let them happen more naturally over time.
I know my way around rope. If you're into that sort of thing we
should talk ;). If you're not, that's okay too.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Enjoying it! Catching up with old friends and making new
Programming. A lot.
I finished up undergrad last summer for Computational and Data
Sciences with a Biology concentration, so basically I'm studying
computer algorithms for working with Biological data. I like the
mix of the two because I'm a logically-minded person and I love
puzzles, but programming on its own can start to feel cold and
meaningless after a while. Working on problems with applications in
the life sciences helps keep things feeling relevant and I love the
idea that I could some day put my programming skills to help
advance medical research that could save lives or improve people's
Unfortunately, as seems too often to be the case, employment in my
actual field has been elusive.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Puzzles, math, brainy things in general.
Making the worst puns you've ever heard. Satisfaction
Showing affection. I give excellent hugs.
I'm also told I have exceptional communication skills, which seem
like relevant information on a dating site. Though to be fair, not
ever having communicated with myself it's hard to be sure what that
The first things people usually notice about me
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In a group? Probably that I'm quiet. I tend to listen more than
speak when a lot of people are around.
One on one or among smaller groups of friends I'm really not sure.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, and various other quality
fantasy and sci-fi authors. YA fantasy and dystopia are good too. A
Song of Ice and Fire is amazing, of course.
Some recent examples of non-fiction books that have influenced me
greatly are Susan Cain's Quiet, Tristan Taormino's Opening Up, and
Carl Sagan's Cosmos.
Movies: I like animated films a lot. I love comic book movies like
Batman and The Avengers.
Music: Mute Math, Imagine Dragons, Muse, Mumford & Sons,
Nightwish, Avenged Sevenfold, In This Moment, Nine Inch Nails, A
Perfect Circle, Garbage, Green Day, Jonathan Coulton, Flight of the
Conchords, Liz Phair, Mae, The Offspring, Lindsey Stirling, Keiko
Matsui - just to hit a few of the highlights; there are many, many
TV: Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, The West Wing, Futurama, How I Met
Your Mother, Firefly, Stargate, Dexter
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order:
-Coffee - I'm pretty sure there's more caffeine in my veins than
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The pervasiveness of ignorance and how easy it is to become jaded
in a world where rhetoric and enculturation trump reason and human
decency and hate, too often, becomes institutionalized as readily
How bitter and pretentious that last sentence sounded.
My short-, medium-, and long-term career goals, aka how I can
capitalize on my introspective and contemplative temperament for
personal success and to make the world a better place.
Lately, I have a lot of A's T's G's and C's floating around in my
head alongside snippets of Python or C# code.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Crashing after a busy week and getting ready to go out on Saturday,
more likely than not.
Reading, watching TV. Relaxing.
Or writing frivolous computer programs. Last week on a drunken whim
I coded a Sudoku solver. Because, you know, Sudoku is totally still
cool and the world didn't already have enough of those already. I
AM A PARTY ANIMAL, WOOOO! Good times!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm currently taking Zoloft (Sertraline, an SSRI/antidepressant) to
help control anxiety and panic attacks. These things used to be a
real problem for me, but I'm proud to have gotten them under
control and moved forward with my life, and I'm very happy these
days. I've had many loved ones who've suffered mental health
problems and helping people understand and manage them is important
to me. If you want to hear more about my experiences or talk about
your own, speak up! I'm an open book and a strong believer in
reaching out to help dispel stigma.
You should message me if
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-You're interested in and capable of intelligent conversation about
just about any imaginable topic.
I love good conversation and I'll talk to just about anyone if
you're polite and reasonably interesting.
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