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34 M Richmond, VA

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Today – 8:54am
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Agnosticism, and very serious about it
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from masters program
Science / Engineering
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
I have a dry, irreverent sense of humor. I’m very introspective and philosophical, but also crave experience and sensation. I have an intellectual bent and particularly enjoy science. I try to balance this part of life with an appreciation of the present. I asked some of my female friends to give their perspective on me and one of them told me I'm "a very genuine person, who never tries to disguise himself. He is serious about life, and not a game player. He is curious about how the world is, and never stops trying to make himself a better person.“ Though I would agree with her in general, I think I have a sillier side as well. Whether it’s singing “Baby Got Back” at karaoke, dressing up as “The Dude” of “Big Lebowski” fame for Halloween, or distracting my friends during pool shots with goofy dances, I can hold my own in the light-hearted side of life as well.

I’d like to do more traveling. I have lived in New Orleans & Saint John’s, Newfoundland, or as I like to describe them, both ends of the etiquette spectrum. New Orleans was a wonderful experience & I made a lot of friends there. Newfoundland had a ruggedly beautiful landscape, but was cold & rainy for 2/5 of the year, really cold & snowing for another 2/5 of the year, & pleasantly fall-like about 1/5 of the year. I think Italy would be next on my wish-list.
What I’m doing with my life
I currently work at VCU in a Bioanalytical lab (using chemistry to target, identify, & quantify drugs, or endogenous biomarkers), but my education and passion is in neuroscience. I’m fascinated by the neural mechanisms of memory & cognition.

I’ve recently begun practicing meditation and yoga to be in touch with each moment and appreciate the present, & the calm that it can bring. I read a lot, mostly academic papers and non-fiction though I still enjoy the occasional horror, sci-fi, or medieval fantasy book. I guess there are many things I want to try. I want to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese. I want to learn to dance in the styles of Salsa, Tango and Swing. I want to continually progress in my meditation and yoga. I like a good beer (I’m fond of stouts and St. Bernardus), or whiskey on the weekends.
I’m really good at
Being curious

I want to learn. Learning ways to strategically give back to humanity and some of the more spontaneous expressions of learning that are just plain fun and help people bond (dance, art, bungee jumping, sky diving [still haven’t done this]. Learning, with the hope that I become a better man in the process.

Being tenacious and dedicated once something or someone earns my respect or interest.

I've been told I'm good at "[a] one-liner at just the right moment."
The first things people usually notice about me
I suppose we humans are a pretty visually oriented species so I would say my long hair tends to stand out to others.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really enjoyed “The Moral Landscape,” “The Happiness Hypothesis,” “The Noonday Demon,” “Sick Societies,” “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It,” “Quiet,” and “Rhythms of The Brain.” I don’t read a lot of fiction, but I liked “Dune,” “The Stranger,” “Good Omens,” “The Gun Slinger,” and am currently reading an excellent fantasy series called “The Books of Malazan.”

Movies? The Big Lebowski, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, The Dark Knight, Dangerous Liasons, The Way of The Gun
Shows? Breaking Bad, Dexter, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Carnivale, Louie, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (I’ve been revisiting that show & it’s pretty damn witty)

I think I have a pretty diverse taste in music. I like some rap (not current club rap) such as Talib Kweli, Gang Starr, Jurassic 5, The Geto Boys, Eric B. & Rakim, old industrial music (Skinny Puppy, Pig, Ministry, Frontline Assembly, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult), Aloe Blacc, Otis Redding, James Brown, Primus, Devo, Tim Booth, REM, Flight of The Conchords, and Pink Floyd.

Saw Roger Waters in July ’12. BEST SHOW EVER!!!!

Food: I like Indian and Thai food a lot. I love a good steak (but eat them sparingly for health). Peter Chang’s in Glen Allen was one of the best meals I’ve had in a while.
The six things I could never do without
1) My closest friends and family.

2) Activism (I volunteer as an advocate for public health & legal policy surrounding issues of mental health)

3) The neuroscience underlying cognition

4) Coffee

5) Hip hop (it’s like a booster/pro-drug for my coffee)

6) Moments to meditate, &/or exercise to remove the clutter out of my head.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Integrating mindfulness, & planning to promote skillful, compassionate, and worldly living.
On a typical Friday night I am
Because my family and friends are mostly in Chesapeake, I visit there 1 to 2 weekends out of any given month. Reading up on topics relevant to my activism. I’m realling pretty open ended with what I do on Fridays just as long as I have someone to go out and do something fun with.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 23–40
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
I find it difficult to put stipulations on what kind of person I hope to hear from. Certainly, I’d like to hear from someone that’s intelligent and caring. I want to be open-minded about the kind of people I might get involved with as there is much that human differences can teach a person. However, I do have some standards I’d like to stick to. If you’re serious about being on the right of the political spectrum, or are avidly religious we probably won’t get along (nothing personal, but I feel I should nip that in the bud now). I love to see curiosity in a person and would encourage people that want to learn and whom I can learn from to give me a chance. Whether or not you find my profile compatible with your interests I wish all of you luck in your endeavors to find the right person.