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26 F New York, NY

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5′ 4″ (1.63m)
Body Type
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Working on Ph.D program
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay)

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My self-summary
Oregonian, born and raised, transplanted here for graduate school. It seems we are a rarity in this city. My guess is because the trees, while beautiful during the autumn, are so tiny.

My feelings on NYC so far (6 months in). The best part about this city is the infinite number of places to explore. Traveling is by far my favorite thing to do, and it feels like I'm doing just that by getting off at a new subway stop. I simultaneously hate and love the plethora of things to do here. I have seen so many great shows of different varieties (I really like stand-up comedy) and been to really cool places. But at times, I find myself overwhelmed with options, succumbing to disintermediation, and just hanging out at the campus bar (it is super cheap).

I am a voracious reader (although I have had to ease up on pleasure reading due to school work). Admittedly, I have yet to make it through a Russian novel. I've tried, and I'm usually not a book-quitter, but I have not endured. I do love modern/post-modern American literature, and German literature. Just finished A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by David Eggers, currently reading The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen.

A few interesting things I have done: scuba diving with hammerhead sharks, swimming in the amazon river, breaking my neck (I'm fine), partying in the whale room at AMNH, bombing little kids bikes down big hills.
What I’m doing with my life
Studying biophysics and biochemistry, and looking to get my Ph.D in 5-7 years. I get high off the thrill of discovery, of knowing something no one else knows (especially in this information-inundated time). Granted, only a dozen other people may care about my findings.
I’m really good at
Laughing at bad jokes and puns. One of my friends recently pointed out to me I have three laughs: one that shows I found the joke somewhat funny, another that it was hilarious, and a "scoff" that indicates I'm laughing at you, not at your joke. It's slightly disturbing to know how easily you can be read.

Hanging out with new people. I am a great conversationalist, first dates are never awkward with me. However, if I have to carry the conversation, there will not be a second.

Calculating the most cost efficient beer to get drunk on at a bar. One time someone bought me a beer because I was doing this -- very cost effective!

Bringing together different kinds of people and facilitating conversation and collaborations.

Figuring out the problems to solutions. It's a scientist thing, one must always be hypercritical.
The first things people usually notice about me
I sit in weird positions and can compact myself.

In regards to meeting people from this site, I look like or better than my pictures in person. I guess I have yet to discover the "magical-picture-taking" angle that increases one's attractiveness severalfold.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Does this really matter that much?
The six things I could never do without
Scuba diving/snorkeling.
A good book for the subway ride.
Endless entertainment from my cat.
My pipettor set.
Friends that have the tendency to say inappropriate things. I can have the humor of a 13-year-old boy.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Which book I should read next. What friend activities should I do this week. Where I should travel to next. I am a planner, but I don't necessarily stick to my plan.

What I want to do with my upcoming degree: academia, industry, outreach or be the Neil DeGrasse/Carl Sagan of biochemistry? How can I make science funny?

One or two spaces after a period? I still haven't decided, so my documents tend have a nice smattering of both. Also, if I use commas too much.

And buffers. Seriously. They annoy me so much, especially phosphate buffers.

Oh, I actually really want someone to explain this to me. What is the difference between contemporary, modern and post-modern?
On a typical Friday night I am
Ideally, I won't be too tired after the free beer hour at school.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Answer enough of the "sex" questions and it should become immediately obvious.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 28–42
  • Near me
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You are also ambitious and/or successful, and incredibly intelligent but with an intelligence different than mine. AND (not or!) you figured out the answer to "the most private thing I'm willing to admit," want to take the role and have experience.

Sending me a link to your profile at the more, ahem, nefarious social networking/dating site will catch my attention.

I have evidence, albeit anecdotal, to believe in the OKCupid algorithm. Yeah for nerdy math majors making a dating site!

Please note, if you believe vaccinations are bad, move along. Willful ignorance is a huge turn-off.