Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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I'm an eternal student who will probably spend the rest of his life
in academia. My incessant need to write and read is a pretty good
reflection of my personality. I'll admit it right now, I am an
intellectual: I read academic paper for ... fun (le gasp). In turn
this means I love to talk and discuss and argue. And when I say I
like to talk, it's not just about politics (in its broader sense)
or philosophy; I like to talk about pretty much anything including
boys, love, cats, food, etc. Nevertheless, a propensity towards
"intellectual" discussion (whether or not you're versed in it is
unimportant, interest makes all the difference!) is a plus. I'm
also very patient and love teaching so I'm always happy to explain
myself when I'm not clear or regurgitating legal/academic jargon on
you. Beside law/politics/philosophy (which are part of my work) I'm
also a history nerd. You could summarize this paragraph by my
profession is being curious.
This nerdy academic side of me may make me look like a serious
person, but I'm far from being a serious person. Ridiculous and
silly, and dare I say funny, are words often use to describe me.
Laughing is very important to me. There is time to take things
seriously, but life is short so the rest of the time is for smiling
and laughing. Therefore, my friends and family are very important
to me. I'm a social being (although I do like solitude too) and
love to interact with other people for play and work (although time
makes it sometimes difficult, as I'm a busy bee). This is why I
stayed on here after I met my partner. As I've moved a lot over the
past years, I find it's a good way to meet people (whether it stays
online or developed into in person friendship). My head is often in
the clouds as I have quite the imagination. It's reflected in my
geeky love of everything science fictionny and fantasy (tv, movies,
video games). I guess my work brings me often to the depressing
side of real life so it gives me a chance to escape!
To end this summary, I would say I'm an open minded, queer,
environmentalist, radical left-wing, academic wannabee, easy-going,
friendly, generous, passionate, talkative québécois!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am currently finishing my thesis in EU environmental and energy
law (biofuels). I'm close to the finish line so it takes a lot of
my time. I'm also slowly starting to think about PhD applications.
I'll probably stay in my broader field of interest: international
environmental law. Beside that, I help pro bono LGBTQ refugees who
have questions, wish to come to or are already in Canada.
Beside that, I read a mix of online/paper books, both fiction and
academic. I waste some times on netflix, meet up with some friends,
write ma blog, cook, go to concert, enjoy life as much as I can
I spend a lot of time thinking about social justice (especially
queer, race and indigeneity issues). I think I've evolved a lot on
those points in the past years.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Talking too much, writing too much and reading too much (as this
profile demonstrate!). According to my supervisor I write well and
I do good research, so that's encouraging. I think I'm good at
teaching (unless some people lied to me). I would also say that I'm
a good friend and partner (at least I try to). I'm also really good
at caring as I'm a very compassionate person. On the more practical
side, I think I'm a pretty good cook!
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I would say my smile and how tall I am. I've also often heard
people commenting on my eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
That's a very hard one, so I'll just list a few for each to
demonstrate my tastes (I guess) but as a curious person, I always
like discovering new things.
Books: life of pie; lord of the rings; dune; harry potter; les
trois mousquetaires; 1984; l'achimiste; Ru; la cantatrice
Movies: star wars; star trek; Le déclin de l'empire américain et
Les invasions barbares; j'ai tué ma mère; C.R.A.Z.Y.; pan's
labyrinth; le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain; the 5th element;
down with love; Elizabeth; a lot of disney movies.
Shows: the westwing; Parks and Recreation; game of thrones; downton
abbey; the tudors; Community; White Collar; Ru Paul's Drag Race;
Avatar the last airbender; futurama; Will & Grace; Les Bobos,
Music: classical (I would say my favourite piece is Sibelius Violin
Concerto); opera; old jazz (Etta James and Nina Simone power!);
Edith Piaf; Céline Dion; Madonna; Martha Wainwright; Florence + the
machine; Marina and the Diamonds; Scissor Sisters; Pink Martini;
dancy pop song for going out and dancing in the shower.
Food: everything, I love love love food as long as I can eat it
(vegetarian here). It's impossible to pick. I love trying new
thing. Although I'm more of a glutton than a foodie :P
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends and family; chocolate; wine; books; laughing; and a comfy
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to be better, the meaning of things, social justice & the
environment, and my research.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either at home writing, at home watching a movie, or out with
friends (dinner and drink to dancing, depending on ma mood).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
When I do my hair, I talk to it like it's a person. Especially when
it's not doing what I want.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I love meeting new people, so just do it, nothing to lose!
If you feel like chatting, want to connect, meet me, and/or for the
hell of it. I'm very friendly (flirty sometimes) and make an effort
to answer everyone who writes more than 3 words. Although, please
try to be minimally engaging or I will simply stop messaging you or
won't answer (so more than just "hey, how are you?" please). I hate
it when it feels like your the only one contributing to a
The "I'm looking for" section above is not indicative of what type
of friends I am actually looking for. I'm happy to chat with any
non-bigot! All queer people are welcome (as I myself prefer to
describe my sexuality as more queer than strictly gay, the word
also describes my views on relationships too I guess).
However, if your profile contains something like no fem, only masc,
no asian, or any similar indication of bigotry, don't bother
sending me a message.
Nota bene: patience is required as I'm not the quickest to reply
but I do my best.
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