I am a very honest, monogamous, emotionally stable, kind, chill person prone to being goofy and playful and not taking much that happens as too much of a crisis. I like to be around people who accentuate the positive, or at least do not obsess over minor negatives.
I like strong women, empathy, generosity, reciprocity, a belief that you can create positive change in the world and a willingness to try. Bicyclists, creative people, and people who grok evolutionary psychology win big bonus points.
I have owned a hippy store, gotten a patent, sung with a choir at Carnegie Hall multiple times, organized the creation of a neighborhood park I helped design, acted, dropped out of university, despite dropping out presented papers at academic conferences, and worked lots of undesirable jobs. If you have to have a guy with a good stable career job, sorry not it.
Divorced. Still friends. No kids.
What I’m doing with my life
I study evolutionary psychology. Specifically my interests are human group evolved behaviors which are active in the psychology of war. I also investigate the evolution of virulence in multiple systems - biological, political, and economic. I bicycle everywhere. And I drive an airport shuttle.
I’m really good at
Saying what the hell and trying. Disagreeing with my previous views. Disagreeing with everyone else's views. Singing. Back and foot rubs.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am short and have some remaining curly hair
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
a)Barbara Kingsolver, Edward Abbey, Shakespeare, E.O. Wilson, David Sloan Wilson, Tolkien, Jorge Luis Borges, I mostly read academic books related to my ideas these days.
b)The Yes Men, Eternal Sunshine, Gladiator, Team America, Monty Python, Searching for Sugarman, LoTR, The Godfather, I just am not into horror movies.
c)How about types of music instead: big band swing, opera, Andean, Russian choral music (sang with the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York), world music, reggae, klezmer, folk, '60's garage psychedelic, blues, broadway musicals...and then the greats of Rock like The Who, Janis Joplin, Beatles, Hendrix, Devo, Talking Heads, Ramones...I am not into '80's pop, country music, anything where the "singer" does not know they are screaming and/or is mostly screaming (unless it is some good old school Punk). If it is auto-tuned it is auto-off.
d) I am a vegetarian, I love cheese though. Allergic to soy so I cannot eat much at many vegetarian restaurants. Love Mexican and Indian food among others. After 40 years I find meat gross, so really would be reluctant to date a meat eater.
The six things I could never do without
Someone once said that a serious bicyclist needs at least seven
bicycles. I can live with just two. I am very fond of having good
kitchen knives and cookware but "could never do without" is a
stretch. Same goes for my records and stereo. Meh, this question is
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to solve all of the problems. End war, stop Global Warming, end the American political nightmare, make the most awesome bicycle ever, reduce inequality, perfect a soy-free veggie burger patty, get big money out of elections, convince everyone that I am right while actually being understood, stop PETA from being such huge assholes, and find out what the secret Jewish plot to take over the world is, so I can help.
On a typical Friday night I am
I like to go hear good and interesting music, might even dance if
the mood strikes. Always up for live theater too. Sadly, not my
typical Friday at the moment, just not really enjoyable going
alone, so help me out OkCupid.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have three nipples. Yes, really.
You should message me if
You are willing to change your legal last name to "Puppet" while I
change mine to "Corporate" so we can run for President/Vice
President on the Corporate/Puppet ticket, 2016. Seriously. Or
because you think you might like me/be able to tolerate me.