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5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Strictly anything
Atheism, and laughing about it
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Science / Engineering
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs
English (Fluently), French (Okay)
My self-summary
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I'm a half Martinican DC native who grew up in a diverse, silly, intellectual, and musical family surrounded by French–Caribbean food and rum. I used to speak French fluently and even thought in French as a child, but now I have trouble holding a conversation after not practicing for so long. Mon français est très rouillée.

To say that I love music would be an understatement. Music is my life force and often embodies my emotional state. I love discovering new, weird, and obscure songs and bands, and I used to review albums of all genres (ask me about the time I interviewed a band at the Ambassador of Iceland's house). I'm also a movie buff who becomes fully engrossed in the good ones and riffs on the bad ones.

I highly value logic, reasoning, and science over faith. Willful ignorance, lack of critical thinking, and pseudoscience are some of my biggest pet peeves. I also try to be as objective and open to other people's beliefs as possible, and I love having science-based philosophical arguments. For instance, do you believe in free will or not? I find compelling arguments in either direction.
What I’m doing with my life
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I work as an editor in the books department of a well-known science-based non-profit in DC (I think I just broke a personal record for most hyphenated words in a row). I love my career because I'm constantly immersed in fascinating scientific literature, and there's a lot of satisfaction that comes from holding a book in my hands, knowing that I helped shape its contents.

I also enjoy reading books in my spare time, especially before bed (currently reading Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours), and I do a lot casual reading on the internet for both pleasure and intellectual stimulation, which often go hand-in-hand. I love, Slate, Science-Based Medicine, SMBC... basically, anything thought-provoking or funny that begins with an S sound.

Exercise and physical activity are also important to me. I really enjoy participating in advanced Pilates and resistance band classes at work and taking full advantage of my office's free fitness facility during my lunch break. I've also studied various styles of martial arts on and off for over 20 years and am currently practicing Muay Thai.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Witty banter. I'm inquisitive, talkative, and always up for an intellectually stimulating conversation seasoned with surreal silliness. I'm quick to crack wise and make funny observations, so I try to work my offbeat sense of humor into any conversation. An English professor once told me I could be a stand-up poetry analyst.

I'm also very good at improvising silly stories on the spot. Give me three random nouns, and I'll come up with something ridiculous and amusing.

I've also been described as being pathologically honest. I don't know if that's something to brag about, but I have no poker face whatsoever and strive to be very upfront with my thoughts and feelings, tactfully so.

I love karaoke and am known to randomly interject bits of song into conversation. I'm also a pretty competent drummer, but I mostly play alone on an electronic kit in my apartment.
The first things people usually notice about me
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People notice that I'm a psychologist, a lawyer, and a veteran of the Israeli military. Well, not really, but I've been mistaken for those things before. I've been told it's because I'm smart and have a "commanding personality." I'm willing to accept the compliment, but I'll leave it up to you to determine whether or not that's an accurate observation.

I've also been told that I'm a "health nut" and that I would be a good father because I give good advice. Again, I appreciate the sentiment, but I think those are gross exaggerations. Plus, I'd rather apply wisdom to being a poorly dubbed kung fu master with a long beard and a penchant for platitudes than to being a father.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Trying to pin down my varied taste in music is like trying to pin down a gust of wind. Good luck. And I discover a new artist, album, and/or song practically every day thanks to Spotify and (seriously, check it out; it's changed my life).

Here's a few random musicians I've gotten into in the past year or so: Ravi Coltrane, Archers of Loaf, Deerhunter, Run the Jewels, Avi Avital, The Sword, Battles, FKA Twigs, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Flying Lotus, Fu-Schnickens, and Hüsnü Senlendirici.

And now the typical, boring lists of favorites…

Movies - Die Hard, 12 Angry Men, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, The Princess Bride, Groundhog Day, Mother, The Avengers, Spirited Away, The Searchers, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Alien(s), and most anything by Quentin Tarantino, Terry Gilliam, The Coen Brothers, Alfred Hitchcock, and Akira Kurosawa

Books - American Gods, The Immortal Iron Fist, Ender's Game, Slaughterhouse-Five, Dreams from My Father, Little Big Man, Mules & Men, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Good Omens, and French comics (Les Aventures de Tintin, Astérix, etc.)

TV - The Walking Dead, The Wire, Bob's Burgers, Day Break, The Venture Bros., Mystery Science Theater 3000, Arrested Development, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Band of Brothers, Seinfeld, and the original Dark Shadows

Podcasts - The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, Inquiring Minds, TBTL, Slate's Political Gabfest, and Doug Loves Movies

Food - Anything associated with brunch, salads, noodle-based dishes, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Caribbean, Peruvian, Italian, Chinese, and Thai
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order...

1) My life's soundtrack
2) A sense of humor about life's ridiculousness
3) Intellectual curiosity
4) Self-motivation
5) A breezy, improvisational attitude
6) All the other normal, mundane stuff everyone seems to list: friends and family, my iPhone, some guy named "Chester" (seriously, he's popular), etc.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Human behavior and psychology; new exercises to try; awful (i.e., awesome) puns; catchy drum beats; strange metaphors and analogies; why that guy over there looks so weird (if only you could see him!); and a huge variety of other random thoughts and observations. For example, if shirtless selfies are awful—I think we can all agree that they are—then would an x-ray selfie be even worse?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Fight night at my martial arts studio—train for an hour, spar for 30 minutes, watch a fight or two—then relax at home by reading, watching Netflix or Hulu, and/or playing video games.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a pretty open person, so there are a lot of so-called "private things" I'd be willing to admit. Here's a couple random factoids about me:

- I grew up in a super nerdy family playing complex strategy games and role-playing games with my dad (I still play lots of board games) and watching British TV, like Monty Python, Red Dwarf, old school Doctor Who.

- I don't believe in so-called "guilty pleasures." If something makes you happy, enjoy the hell out of it and don't worry about what other people think (unless your guilty pleasure is puppy punting or something like that). Example: I think Nicki Minaj's music is a horrible, but I unashamedly love "Beez in the Trap" and "Anaconda" and will randomly find myself singing bits of them in my head (maybe sometimes out loud?).
You should message me if
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You're a smart, witty woman who highly values logic and reasoning, loves to learn, has a philosophical bent, and can be simultaneously funny and serious in conversation.

You practice the improvisational art of "Yes, and…" in conversation.

You're interested in a fitness partner.

You'd like to go for long walks and explore some of DC's hidden (and not-so-hidden) gems, like Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown, the Tidal Basin, one of DC's many fine museums, or some random restaurant you've always wanted to try. Or perhaps you'd like to spend a long weekend exploring a different city.

You love music and know of some awesome, obscure bands you'd like to share.

And if you think you can beat me in Scrabble or Words With Friends, I'd like to see you try, he said boastfully.