Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hey, I'm Alex. Nice to meet you!
I'm a grad student living a busy life and looking to meet new
people to make it more enjoyable than it already is :)
In a nutshell, I'm a big nerd with a bit of a silly streak and a
little dash of Hopeless Romantic. I enjoy witty banter with the
occasional pun or tastefully-tasteless joke thrown in, and believe
there are few greater bonding experiences in life than a couple of
people laughing their faces off together.
On the flip side, I also enjoy having deep and meaningful
conversations sometimes. So, depending on the company and
situation, I've found that I can be anything from intellectual to
very silly (and sometimes both at once... those are special fun
I'm not really looking for something very specific from this site,
basically just to meet people and see where it goes. I'm totally
okay with something serious and long-term if the right person comes
along, but I'm not exclusively looking for that either.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Mostly working on my engineering PhD, and looking for fun
distractions wherever I can find them. I play viola in an orchestra
at school, and have been going to the Swing dance club for about 3
years. I go to pilates once a week and find other ways to stay
active the rest of the time. Less regularly, I'll try something
completely new or start (and never finish) a side project. I've
tried to make everything from crocheting a sock to making my own
video game. Honestly though, when the work piles up, I need to
spend 50 hours a week in the lab :/
I'm a creative type - INTP if you're into the whole Myers-Briggs
thing. I've decided that after I graduate and leave the intensity
of a decade plus of university, I want to try my hand at the
'starving artist' schtick and find some people to develop indie
video games with. Who knows, it might turn into a non-starving
artist gig if it goes well :) Gainful employment is always a
fallback option, and there's no shortage of work in my field.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Staying in school, apparently. I'm also pretty okay at playing the
piano and doing other things musical or rhythmic. There's also
design, programming, figuring out technology, and the other
occupational hazards that come with my line of study.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Height. Eyes. Hint of a Russian accent, especially when I start
talking fast. Some say I look intense and/or serious, but that's
just my default resting face. Honest.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I've read a lot of sci-fi to pass the time when I commuted to
school for 8 years. If you're into anything written by Robert J.
Sawyer or John Scalzi, I'm sure we'd have lots to mutually geek out
TV and Movies: Yes.
Food: I don't like seafood. While I eat meat, I'm not in love with
it or anything. If I had the means, I could happily eat at
Vegetarian Haven on Baldwin every day. I'd really miss bacon,
Board games: I've been going out with friends to these new places
popping up over Toronto that let you play board games while
consuming caffeinated/alcoholic beverages. It's a great time, and
people keep showing me cool new games.
Computer/console games: I play when I have time, preferably with
Music: I don't actively go out of my way to listen to music, which
is weird because of my musical background. Having said that, I dig
almost everything by Daft Punk and Infected Mushroom. (late)
Beethoven and Chopin are my classical bros.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Honestly I think I can be a little too analytical sometimes and
over-think things a lot. I try to be self-aware and think about the
person that I am, who I want to become, and the ever-changing
boundary that is my comfort zone in life. I also idly make up
stories/timelines for the squirrels and pigeons I pass on my walks
to and from school. Do you think the regular black pigeons
ostracize the cream/white-coloured ones?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I love the McDonalds Dollar Menu
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I'm just going to list a bunch of things I like, and if any
resonate with you then we might be off to a good start :)
- you like taking long walks through the city, in no particular
direction and for no particular reason
- you like chillaxing out on a patio, whenever Toronto weather
- you wanna spend a couple of hours at a board games café and maybe
introduce or be introduced to new games
- you love wine, cheese, or wine and cheese. yum.
- you're a huge geek and/or have a burning passion about some
awesome thing I have no idea about...yet
- you love to dance! even poorly! especially poorly!
- you want to play some computer/video games together
- are into photography and maybe even want to go on a
- you think I'm the Bees Knees and would like to elect me Emperor
- you feel that life's too short to be taken seriously all the time
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