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35 Syracuse, NY Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 23–38
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 7:28pm
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Mostly vegetarian
Atheism, and laughing about it
Libra, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from masters program
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Okay)

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My self-summary
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I'm a quirky individual. I think way outside the box and say things that simultaneously seem spot on and totally off the wall. Some say I am a tough nut to crack, while others click with me immediately. I'm a total goof-off at times, but also eagerly engage in serious discussion. Which side of me predominates depends on the dynamic I develop with you.

If you are an intellectually curious person, you will find my perspectives very interesting. As a student of the biological sciences, I think of Homo sapiens as an organism. Everything about us, from our complex behavior to our capacities for language and culture, as well as the malleability of these traits, are survival adaptations that have enabled us to inhabit every biome on the planet. Most of the strange tendencies of the human species can be made into interesting speculative discussion in this light. (The rest of my profile isn't quite so pedantic--I promise).

My sense of humor often tends towards the irreverent. If you take yourself really seriously I may inadvertently offend you, but underneath it I am a very non-judgemental person. I'm full of sharp witticisms, but be warned, I'm also a total punster (there's a little bit of sadism in that tendency). This comes with the territory of being a nerd. I am definitely a nerd, but pull it off in a stylish manner. Yes I like D&D, renaissance festivals, and Star Wars. Yes I work calculus problems for the fun of it. And I'll school anyone anytime at Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter II. I own my nerdiness.

I'm a renaissance man; really good at a lot of diverse things. I'm also very adventurous and a bit of an adrenaline junky. I maintain an active lifestyle. My favorite physical activities include climbing (from trees and rocks to mountains), swimming, roller-skating and bicycling. I enjoy a physical challenge as much as an intellectual one. I'm bit of a hippie as well; I'm thinking about sustainability with every decision I make, and have as much passion for making art and music as I have for science.

By nature, I am a very kind-hearted, loving, caring person, despite some die-hard misanthropic opinions. I know how to treat a lady. At the same time, I believe in open, candid communication. I don't play "the game." I just get to know people, be myself, and if we like each other, great. I have little patience for being toyed with, so please don't bother with that.

I moved to the area from Denton, TX, about a year ago and I'm really liking the Northeast so far. Sadly, I haven't gotten to know very many people yet. Care to help me rectify that?

There isn't really a section for this, so I'll put it here. I want to give a little PSA to all the moms on this site. It's both understandable and admirable that you want to let people know straight up front that you're a parent and that your kids come first. But here's something that may not have occurred to you--there are child predators out there perusing sites like this looking for their next victims. I'm not saying don't mention it, because you obviously don't want to waste your time with someone who doesn't want to be with someone who has kids. But maybe put it further down in your profile? And please, PLEASE, don't upload photos of your kids!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm just beginning my PhD studies at SUNY-ESF. I want to be one of those ecologists in the nature documentaries when I grow up. I specialize in ecological modeling, with an emphasis on human impacts on ecosystems.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Science, mathematics, statistics, music (guitar, vocals, African percussion), drawing, shooting pool, dancing, making fractals, picking things up with my toes, using chopsticks, arguing with philosophers, climbing, swimming, parallel parking, making people groan with a shameless pun, and making an entrance.

I'm also good at lending a needed ear, being supportive, and offering uplifting advice and perspective. I've been told I'm a natural caretaker.

I'm also a wealth of "stupid human tricks."
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My piercing gaze, my stylishly mismatched socks, my off the wall and outside the box perspectives, and at first I seem to be a long series of walking contradictions.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
For me, this is the most tedious part of a profile to read, because it's inevitably just a long list, but here goes:

Books: Your Inner Fish, The Monkey in the Mirror, Beak of the Finch, Consilience, anything related to evolution and/or ecology,Naked Lunch, Ishmael, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Culture Jam, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Island, Brave New World, It, The Dark Tower, and many more...

Movies: I like lots of different things; I enjoy cerebral experimental/art films, goofy comedies, you name it, but I mostly wind up falling back on cheesy horror. I tend to enjoy movies Mystery Science Theater style. A few titles: Little Shop of Horrors, the Gremlins movies (yes, the second one, too), Goonies, Fright Night, the Bloodstone movies, Tremors, Critters, Return of the Living Dead, Eraserhead, Blade Runner, Videodrome, Reefer Madness, Airplane, all the Monty Python movies (I don't quote the Holy Grail. However, I do quote the Life of Brian), The Wolfman (the old one), The Howling, the original Dracula, Bram Stoker's Dracula...just a sprinkling. Getting the feel for it? I'm not. Is there method to the madness?

Music: Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Buckethead, Primus, Jane's Addiction, The Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Tool, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Ben Folds, Poe, Bjork, Nine Inch Nails, Thelonious Monk, Soundgarden, Rush, The Mars Volta, the String Cheese Incident, the Grateful Dead, Apocalyptica, The Parliament Funkadelics, John Coltrane, Pantera, Slayer, Iron Maiden, The Frogs, The Meat Puppets, the Butthole Surfers (especially the older stuff), Ween, Weezer's first two albums, Blind Melon...again just a sprinkling. This may seem all over the place, but there are common threads. Anyone who can point one out will especially have my interest.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Hot chile peppers, good company, creative outlets, wild spaces, making music with friends, and a bicycle.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Whether humans are going to survive the mass extinction event we're currently causing, whether we're ever going to learn from our past, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!? What kinds of amazing phenomena exist beyond the grasp of our five senses, what kinds of knowledge our species will gain before our demise, how nothing happens for a reason, and Oh, Crap! Did I leave my oven on?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There are no typical Friday nights. There's absolutely nothing typical about me or my life.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
When I was in the fifth grade, I had the lead role in a musical production of Oliver Twist.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
1) you think blasphemy is hilarious. We'll get along famously. Come on, now, blasphemy really is hilarious.

2) you don't think evolution and global climate change are hoaxes, or that the scientific community is in the business of pulling off conspiracies. Anyone who has any exposure to the peer review process knows that scientists are anything but a cohesive group standing united to push an agenda.

3) You love to ride bicycles

4) You love to swim

5) You can sing. That makes you 5X more attractive to me. If you can carry harmony or hold down a melody while I harmonize that makes you 10X more attractive.

Don't be discouraged if 3-5 don't apply to you. You might be able to score an A in my book without racking up any bonus points. 1 and 2 are pretty much mandatory.