Find better matches with our advanced
matching system

—% Match
—% Enemy

benshaw2

33 Washington, DC Man

Man

Similar users

I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 18–32
  • Near me
  • For new friends

My details

Last online
Today – 2:01pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Judaism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Banking / Finance
Income
More than $1,000,000
Status
Single
Type
Mostly monogamous
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Hebrew (Poorly), Turkish (Poorly), Latin (Poorly), Italian (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm in the process of rebounding from narrowly avoiding moving to Singapore to be with a girl.

I have pretty unconventional, but well-considered, opinions on a lot of touchy subjects. I get bored very quickly with talking points and think "agreeing to disagree" is a cop-out in the overwhelming majority of cases. On-line quizzes keep telling me I'm super left-wing, but I'll criticize any political ideology that isn't epistemologically sound. Right now, I'm particularly worked up about unscientific academics not doing their jobs to my satisfaction.

I used to be an archaeologist, but now I'm in charge of statistics at a mortgage finance publication.

Archaeology was cool while it lasted. I mean really really cool. I got to do all the fun stuff like dig at presidents' houses and work in the Middle East for half a dozen years, but surprisingly, it turns out I'm not nerdy enough to find the solitary, underpaid life of an academic satisfying. Hence, the square desk job.

I'm much more sedate than I used to be and don't feel the pressure to counteract my introverted tendencies quite as much.

Similarly, I'm much less concerned with toning down my abrasiveness when I first meet people than in the past. If you've managed to convince me to leave my Fortress of Solitude to get a drink, expect to hit the conversational ground running. I get angry at myself when a woman's physical attractiveness and/or my desire to get laid leads me to lower my intellectual standards. Hardly romantic, but I'm a firm believer in always choosing rightness over happiness.

I'm also all about getting the pertinent information out on the table ASAP, social propriety be damned. I'm on the lookout for unjustifiably judgmental points of view and will start running a date into the ground the instant I come across one.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
-Relaxing
-Figuring out my next move
-Listening to podcasts and audiobooks
-Playing video games
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-Overthinking
-Wasting time
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've got a beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music used to be my primary thing, but in the past few years, I've thrown in the towel. I enjoy a good live show every once in a while, but I think I'm past the point where I see musicians as people to turn to for wisdom. Nowadays, I mainly use my headphones to listen to comedy podcasts and audiobooks.

My favorite books, movies and tv shows have intricate, coherent plots to keep my attention. My gold standard across almost all media now is The Wire. Of course, everything pales in comparison, but life goes on.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-Downtime
-Empirical tests/Costly Signals
-The Theory of Evolution
-Showers
-Novelty
-Video games
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
-Turning whatever someone just said into a dick joke
-Epistemology
-Human behavior
-Feminism and human evolution
-Various nerdy preoccupations (video games, books, movies)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Taking it very easy.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a shit-stirrer and I don't always feel bad for making people feel stupid.

Also, one part of my "details" section is a flat out lie. See if you can guess which one it is.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're attractive and intelligent and/or humble enough to not respond to challenging ideas with hostility. If you've got a problem with the idea that evolution plays an important role in our everyday lives, browse on....unless you just want to bang. I have a hard time imagining exactly what type of woman would be down with that, but I love having my assumptions proven wrong.

Women who can use their words are a big turn on for me. The less I have to guess about what's going on in your head, the happier I am.

I am aggressively unconcerned with coming off as rude and/or threatening. I don't need advice on how to interact with women. I know I'm a decent, well-intentioned, utterly nonviolent guy, and I don't need to prove it to you. If you disagree, I'll hear you out, but keep in mind that I don't feel obligated to spare the feelings of internet strangers.