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affinetransform

26 M Chicago, IL

My Details

Last Online
Today – 6:30pm
Orientation
Bisexual
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
$50,000–$60,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Mostly non-monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t want kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Okay), LISP (Poorly), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Responds positively to touch, offers of candy or tea, and discussion of great truths.
Responds negatively to zealotry (political, religious, name-brand), destruction of beautiful or valuable things, sleep pattern disturbances, and being attacked by dogs.
Do not mix with adult contemporary radio stations or grocery store advertisements, as volatile reactions will occur.
What I’m doing with my life
Riding my bikes, reading about arcane scientific magic. Dreaming new interfaces for musical instruments, for tools. Building things, sometimes, but less often than I want to be.
Enjoying the contradiction of being poly and single, and enjoying the company of a few close friends in the area. Not drinking or smoking drugs, I swear.
Working a full-time software testing gig at a pretty nice place. Thinking about EVERYthing.
I’m really good at
Knowing the names of things. I grew up in a household where knowing what something was was the first step toward understanding it, and I want to understand everything.

(That household was also full of things that broke constantly, so I can replace a window screen, patch drywall holes that may or may not be my own clumsy fault, keep a shitty 80s K-car or early 90s van running long past the point where it should have died, and tend to basic plumbing and electrical issues.)

Getting the gist of things despite my criminally short attention span for most speech in acoustically busy environments.

Not so much at small talk, but the part beyond small talk where we talk about things that actually matter to us?
Yeah, I love that part.
The first things people usually notice about me
It used to be some variation of "IT'S JESUS!" but with my big-boy job I have to keep a more reasonable hair length, so I don't know.

Eyes? Beard? Awkward posture? Being a conversational Stuka instead of a B-27? Whichever bike I'm riding or carrying that day? It is a mystery.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Every time I read a profile that either contains the sentiment that reading is lame or lists the handful of books one has to read to graduate high school as their "favorites" I die a little inside. This site is slowly killing me. I love science fiction. Neal Stephenson and William Gibson and I may be soul mates. Harlan Ellison isn't my soul mate, but his stories still make me happy in that sad, wistful but soothing way. I have more copies of engineering texts than most people would be comfortable with owning. My best friend got a fiction writing MFA at Columbia, so through her I've been reading more contemporary stuff and creative non-fiction and enjoying that too.

I listen to a lot of music across a ton of genres, and have been known to be incredibly hypocritical about what I like and don't like. Lately it's been ambient electronica, the new Future of the Left, and assorted electro-rock bands. (last.fm)

I'm a netflix junkie, and the only reason I regret canceling my cable is weeknights on Comedy Central from 10pm to 11pm Central.

I eat food.
The six things I could never do without
bikes, a kitten, a multitool, iced coffees, a handheld vacuum cleaner, and the ability to dress in layers.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
car vs bike hostility.
post-collapse living situations.
embedded digital systems.
the sustainability of a suburban focus to life.
compact fluorescent light bulbs.
rope.
robots and their secret lives.
yerba mate: deliciously earthy beverage or a scourge worse than crack?
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably not completely sober, but also probably not trashed.

Most likely, one of:
-In the loop, at my best friend's.
-At home, trying to finish up projects for my 9-to-5.
-Working on stuff for my part-time freelance job.
-Electrically engineering the shit out of some shit.
-Hanging out with likeminded people building a hackerspace on Chicago's South Side.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If you say things like "I'm so OCD" or "everyone's a little bipolar" I will judge you as a person.
Anal. The word you're looking for is anal.
I’m looking for
  • Guys and girls who like bi guys
  • Ages 18–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Your map is not your territory.
You have 99 problems but a bitch ain't one. Alternately, if you have 100 problems.

You have literacy.

You sometimes find yourself wondering why the Big Bang Theory feels so cheap and shallow and exploitative of nerds and whether the IT Crowd does the same sort of thing. ("I laugh at smart people so I am smart!")