Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm mostly optimistic, highly career-focused and interested in
meaningful short-term and long-term connections. I'm a media junkie
(to be fair, a lot of my job is being a media junkie). I may
sometimes geek out about cloud storage at you, but I can talk about
other things - social issues, politics, disillusionment and
whatever crazy news is happening are some of my favorites. I tend
to think capitalism is an alright system in theory, but it could
use some more adult supervision than what we generally
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 am open to more serious
relationships if we click and that's what you want.
My ideal romantic partners are people who challenge me. They're
willing to discuss everything, and don't mind vocally disagreeing
when they have other ideas. They're sexually playful and open. It
also helps to be assertive. If any of that describes you, message
However, 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. If you're not comfortable with that style of relationship,
then we should stay friends.
In general, as long as you're honest about what you're looking for
and your expectations when we interact, I'll probably get along
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 and writing about consumer research on social
networking, mobile phones, video games and a variety of other
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
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: League of Legends, Path of Exile, Kingdom Rush,
Minecraft, Dungeons of Dredmor, World of Warcraft. I'm also working
through Dragon Age III, but it's a slow process due to real life
and other games.
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.
Some typical things 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
-Anglerfish procreation is rather odd
-DARPA recently 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.
-Recently, I was disappointed that Eminem never called one of his
albums "Mind over Mathers."
-How much should I trust an algorithm in telling me who to date?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
It depends on the Friday.
On some days, I'll be out there or going to a play/movie/show of
some kind. Other days, I might just be messing around on the
internet and playing video games.
Some Fridays I'm also doing some mercenary writing or editing work.
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 recently 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
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
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. Just let the chemistry do its work if
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.
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