Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am often fascinated by information. It doesn't even have to be
particularly revolutionary information, though I would argue that
stuff like research into the placebo effect within virtual
environments could have revolutionary implications (yes, this is
the type of thing I read up on for fun).
In many ways, I'm a stereotypical geek. I'm on the higher end of
time spent playing video games. Some of my first real friendships
and other relationships as a teenager and as an adult were made or
strengthened over Dungeons and Dragons; my wife and I played in a
group while we were dating, so D&D can even be attributed to
one of my current relationship. I'm sure there are also ways I'm
As for what I'm looking for here. People to talk to and potentially
grab drinks with is a great start. I love arcade bars, even though
I'm way off my pinball game. I'm mostly looking to make new friends
and connections; I'm open to more relationships if things go that
far, but there is no pressure to take things further if the
chemistry just isn't there.
My ideal romantic partners are people who I can talk to about
pretty much anything - ranging from television and movies to the
fact that there is a species of marsupial that is known to have sex
until it dies. They don't mind disagreeing with me when they have
different ideas. They're sex positive, playful and open.
If you're looking to date or be intimate with someone, please keep
in mind that I am currently in an open relationship. My wife and I
date separately, so you don't have to meet her if you don't want
to, but it is completely honest and she will know about you. I may
also have other partners with varying degrees of involvement and
seriousness at any given time. If you're not comfortable with that
style of relationship, we can still be friends, but it wouldn't go
further than that.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a technology analyst with a market research firm, so I spend a
lot of time designing surveys and writing about consumer research
on social networking, mobile phones, video games and a variety of
other technology-related things. I spend some time calling
marketers and advertisers on their shit.
I also contribute to a business technology news site, and do some
freelance writing and editing.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Attention to detail, but only when looking at large spreadsheets of
technology-related consumer survey data. Otherwise, I have trouble
finding things in my fridge.
Absorbing random and often useless knowledge.
Finding YouTube videos to respond to nearly any situation
I can grow a beard pretty quickly
I finished in the top 0.5 percent of Hearthstone players last
season. That was pretty bad ass.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Dragonlance, Harry Potter, The Misfortunes of Virtue, Water
for Elephants, Forgotten Realms, Mogworld, The Book of Laughter and
Forgetting and an assortment of non fiction.
Movies: Saw, Evil Dead, Inception, Metropolis, X-Men, The Avengers,
TV shows: The Blacklist, Criminal Minds, Breaking Bad, Lie to Me,
Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, How to Get Away with
Music: Hugh Laurie, Sophie Milman, Lindsey Stirling, Peter Hollens,
Within Temptation, Anais Mitchell. Various jazz. I occasionally
still listen to Rammstein. Mostly when I need motivation and angry
German music is the only way.
Video Games: Minecraft, Dungeons of Dredmor, Hearthstone, Ark:
Survival Evolved, The Sims, Dragon Age (all 3)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I realized that my manager and I tend to get really excited when
we're super into a project or idea, and then we kind of feed off
each other's energy. This means that sometimes our one-on-one catch
up meetings get flaily and super excitable, which is amazing.
Some other things that sometimes that run through my head:
-How adorable/weird cats are
-The fact that we will likely have computers with comparable
computing power to the human brain by 2025
-Genetically modified humans exist (also, several of them are
-The various descriptors/activities we use as components of our
-DARPA made a robot that can learn by watching YouTube
-How much my own biases and perceptions affect my research and the
way I interpret data.
-I am sometimes disappointed that Eminem never called one of his
albums "Mind over Mathers."
-Does an algorithm know who I should date better than I do (so far,
the answer has been yes)?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On a typical Friday, I'm probably spending time with one of my
partners. If not that, then some variety of music/theater/etc. One
of my favorite Fridays involved dinner and a jazz + burlesque show.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I sometimes listen to No Scrubs
I enjoy rap songs about enterprise cloud computing platforms
I was once writing about cellular services and I typed "contract
flan" instead of "contract plan." I then spent a good half hour
imagining the zany adventures of a mercenary pastry that won't take
shit from anyone.
You should message me if
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You treat others with respect and can contribute meaningfully to
You just want someone to hang out with or talk to. I'd love to meet
in person, especially if it's over coffee/tea. But I don't mind
more people to talk to online if you prefer.
You're interested in dating, but don't go into meeting new people
with too many expectations.
You're interested in sexual play, but don't automatically expect it
if we start talking.
You want to play video games with me.
You like horror movies and might be interested in going to see
You're interested in going out for crepes and/or martinis. This is
the best way to get me into a suit, outside of speaking
engagements, but I'll assume most of you probably aren't looking to
have me talk at your trade shows. I'll totally talk at your trade
show if that's what you're looking for, though.
Who are you looking for?
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