Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love stories.
As a lifelong learner, I like stories about how and why things work
the way they do or how they got to be the way they are.
I also like making new ones--hidden places, new views,
one-of-a-kind experiences, or just the right people in the right
place at the right time.
A lot of that up there is code for "adventurous, sociable nerd".
I'm chatty and far from shy, but have introvert burnout and
sometimes need to curl up with a book. I tend to have the most fun
in groups of people who like to think and discuss and banter.
I'm in a city I like, on the first steps of my dream career, and at
this point I'm just looking for someone to share it with. I like
the idea of being able to just be myself with someone I care
about--expressing romance, sharing giggles, not having to suppress
that little thrill when you're with someone who's sweet and funny
and knockout sexy at the same time. I try to be open and genuine
about where I'm at, and I hope to find the same in an eventual
What I’m doing with my life
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Grew up near Baltimore, college at Harvard, Neuroscience PhD at
Stanford, and now I'm back in DC as a Science and Technology Policy
Fellow at the NIH. So I get to explain why science is cool and
worthwhile to the people who make the big decisions, and to see if
there are ways to run it better than we already are.
In between that, I'm trying my best to explore DC, reconnect with
old friends, and find a good place to get a bowl of udon.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Telling stories. Cracking wise.
The first things people usually notice about me
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...is that there's a laughing smile behind my eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Several-years-ago me had a detailed list here, once. It's funny to
look back sometimes.
Let's just say I'm a geeky epicurean. I love good books and
music---scifi and fantasy are my comfort reading, varying from
interesting twists on human nature, to satire, to pure
comfort-reading pulp. Thai and Indian are my comfort food, but I'm
always on the lookout for interesting twists or undiscovered
corners to explore. Raised on jazz, motown, and classic rock but
exploring weird mashup. I'm the guy who sees the big blockbusters
with one friend, the comedies with another group, the so bad it's
good scifi with another, and then takes myself out for the weird
obscure Indy stuff, when I need to decompress. My TV tastes tend to
run towards scifi/fantasy as well, with a dash of unselfconscious
comedies with sympathetic protagonists. Happy to list specifics if
you're curious--they vary with the season.
Any experience that gets me out of my own head and enjoying the
moment, really. Whether I'm engrossed or just laughing knowingly in
the peanut gallery.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Wit and banter, oxygen, new things to learn, ethnic food, my
imagination, and oxygen.
What? Oxygen's important.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Human behavior. Puns I filter out because they'd only spread my
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I've got a great set of friends and colleagues in my
fellowship--often we're meeting up for happy hour and dinner out
somewhere new. If I'm not there, I'm usually recharging my
introvert batteries and reading a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Sometimes, I feel like I give off the vibes of a Nice Jewish Boy
stereotype. I do try my best to be a considerate, thoughtful,
hardworking person, but I'm far from pure and innocent. And I'd
prefer to find someone similar in that regard--sweet and smart and
just that little touch of spice. Y'know, for flavor's sake.
If you're the sort of person who wouldn't mind me taking you out
for a nice dinner, telling you that you look gorgeous, having a
deep intellectual discussion, swapping insights and witticisms on
human nature, and then pulling your hair a little bit when I kiss
you, you're probably my target audience.
I'm a little embarrassed for sharing that, but I'm gonna leave it
up for now.
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