"You're one of the last decent men" -a girl I used to date
***I have given up on dating as it's merely a torture mechanism if you're a straight man who's introverted, feminist, doesn't drink, and autistic. I'll answer your email, but I don't check this site anymore. I've had my fill of rejections, lead ons, being ignored, and serving as the butt of unhinged abuse. If the government finally steps in and matches us up with potential partners, I'll throw my hat back in the ring.***
I love to laugh and share laughs with others--a few people have said I should write for The Onion, and I've penned some articles that were mistaken for Onion stories. I'm a great writer; I did an essay in college that's in an undergraduate textbook now. (and that I got paid for!)
The world I want to live in differs radically from the one we have, and I've always played by my own rules. I'm a political junkie and have been involved with politics and activism most of my life. I spent 6 years in Washington, DC working for two senators and two non-profits. I went to McGill for a master's in urban planning but dropped out. After living in 7 places, I came back to Seattle, for good.
I'm an introvert (INTJ) and an Aspie. Ethnically, I'm Jewish, but as the great (and still alive!) Tom Lehrer said, my Judaism has more to do with the delicatessen than the synagogue. I've been an atheist since 16.
I think silliness and playfulness are underrated, and "maturity" is usually mis-defined.
Honesty is important to me, and I have little tolerance for hypocrisy. I tend to be a rational/analytical thinker--I have a need for things to make sense. So I ask a lot of questions, and I *love* good, long conversations.
No one can ever remember where I'm from. Apparently my looks are generically ethnic; everyone thinks I'm from a country I'm not. I'm random and quirky, and have an endless memory for useless trivia (I won a T-shirt from The Fix for accurately predicting the results of Oregon's presidential primary). People often tell me I'm weird, and I thank them.