Briefly, I prefer scientific studies over science memes, nonfiction over fiction, philosophy over popular opinion, and true connection over cheap laughs. (Although I like cheap laughs too.) I'm creeped-out by sky-grandpa cults and lefty moral relativism alike.
I'm looking for meaningful relationships with people who can ethics. Also someone to try my fake bread and verb nouns with me.
What I’m doing with my life
Once I was in IT, but I couldn't do what they asked. I will never teach a computer to hate, only to love.
I moved to Dallas from New York in 2009. I'm a professional photographer. I like to feed stray kittens in my apartment complex, but I don't do that professionally yet.
Here's the most interesting project I'm working on now
I’m really good at
Eluding personality archetypes. Identifying confounding factors. Maintaining proper macronutrient ratios. Posing girls.
The first things people usually notice about me
Large arms. No change in expression as the eyes move from inanimate objects to people.
I'm constantly told that I'm an "interesting guy", which sounds more auspicious than it is.
If you are a chiropractor: superlative erector spinae.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Fountainhead, East of Eden, The Moral Animal, Antifragile. Everything Victor Hugo, Dostoyevsky, Ayn Rand, Lysander Spooner, Stefan Molyneux. A lot of Steinbeck, Sinclair Lewis. I used to love Kafka until I realized he was serious.
Some movies: Gattaca, Closer, Primer, A Shock to the System, The House of Yes
I make my own grain-free bread from egg whites, hazelnut flour, flax seed, hemp protein, cinnamon, and some other stuff. How do you like me now.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to reconcile my values with a culture of compulsion and violence. New religions like environmentalism. Old ones like statism. How much more spiritual it sounds to say you like to "travel" rather than "vacation". The hidden effort/risk cost of going out to meet someone and its exacerbating effect on mate-value standards. Weird Victorian anachronisms like honor and discipline, and important masculine virtues like tattoos and beards.
On a typical Friday night I am
I try to avoid hoards of people and traffic. But going to a coffee place--illogically, to sit and read--appeals to me for unknown reasons. I'm not very outdoorsy but I rollerblade when the weather is amenable. I'd consider dabbling in video games, but never in solitary.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
"He had a tremendous wang, incidentally. You never know who'll get one."
Yeah, whatever. It matters.
You should message me if
You're packing some heat upstairs. You want to feed kittens in a parking lot. You want to wake up to the morning light curling through the blinds and some creepy asshole with a camera positioning the sun-washed tangles of your hair for optimal aesthetic effect.
You would like to get to know each other in person rather than online or via texts. You get that you can't meet anyone worthwhile without putting yourself out there, no matter how many messages you're receiving on OkCupid. Only a few of them will be from me.