I feel like Mr. Vernon has asked me to write an essay about who I think I am. Each one of us is a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question?
Since this is a dating site, I suppose I should demonstrate that I am an "alpha male". As a software engineer, 'alpha' to me means a work-in-progress, unstable and feature-incomplete. Sounds like an apt description, really.
When I was young, the Teletext personal ads used to say "Looking for friendship, maybe more!" and I always thought that was so desperately disingenuous. And yet, today I suppose that's exactly what I'm looking for. I've been around the OKCupid block a few times (I actually just realised I've been on this site nearly a decade!), and I don't believe in placing too high of an expectation on a particular outcome.
But "looking for friendship" is a little vague. I'd like to meet people to play games with. I'd like to meet people to chat with - about music, movies, languages, games or anything interesting. I'd like to meet people to go on adventures with. I'd like to meet people to drink with like we're still 21. Also I'd like to meet an astronaut but I think I might be on the wrong site for that.
I am very interested in video games, but I am especially interested to see what they can do other than shooting mans in the face. Not that I don't enjoy shooting mans in the face, but it's kind of been done. A lot. A very lot. I think there's a lot of largely untapped potential for other experiences there. Oh, and games are totally art. Anyone who says otherwise not only doesn't understand games, but also thinks art criticism stopped around 1900. More importantly, games are for everyone, just like any other medium. I am very much against exclusionary gatekeeping definitions of the term 'gamer'. A gamer is anyone who plays games. Doesn't matter what kind.
Recently got into intersectional feminism (which may explain why I enjoy shooting mans in the face so much). I am super interested in what makes people who they are, their identity, and where the line between social role and true self is. There are still some important rights that women, people of colour, and trans people need, but for me it's less about 'rights' and more about power and value - that's where the real imbalance is (and, of course, if these people had more power and were valued more, they'd get the rights they need almost automatically anyway).
I am a nerd about many things, but other than video games, another big one is language and linguistics. If it bothers the fuck out of you that my username contains the noun 'friend' rather than the adjective 'friendly', I could hug you. The truth is "friendlypolarbear" was too many characters for the entry field. If you know what, say, 'CPV2' means, I have to inform you we are already married.
Sometimes I pretend to music. I used to write songs but recently I've been a lot more writing music for games. I am not good at it, but I like it.
I'm not going to disclose my real name here, but you may call me 'you'. You may not call me 'u'. If you're cute you can call me anything you like. Except 'u'. If I can call you Betty, then Betty, when you call me, you can call me Al.
If I had to sum myself up in three words, it would be "not impressing anyone".