Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a smart guy trying to make it in a dumb world.
My low self-esteem makes me easy to manipulate.
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
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
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.
-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.
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.
-The Theory of Evolution
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
-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?
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
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.
Oh yeah, 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.
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