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25 M Boulder, CO

My Details

Last Online
Apr 13
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Mostly vegetarian
Not at all
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes cats
English, C++ (Okay)

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My self-summary
I want to understand everything and try to avoid being wrong about anything. On the other hand, I absolutely love finding out I've been wrong. There's nothing like the excitment of learning that instead of something you believed for years, there's a realm of nuance ripe for mental exploration. I am interested in physics, math, programming, economics, politics, and psychology.

I don't naturally seek socialization, but I tend to enjoy being around other people anyway. The lack of a strong social drive makes it hard for me to make friends, but I've known the ones I do have for many years and am very close to them. I enjoy conversations about virtually anything intellectual, and tend to focus on areas in which I disagree with other interlocutors. My brother once said he had "never seen a better living personage of devil's advocate."

I prefer one on one interaction to conversing in a group. When talking to multiple people I'll often think of something pithy on a topic right after the group moves onto another topic, so it's harder to discuss an issue in depth. I prefer listening to talking. I'm more interested in refining my opinions than in changing those of others.

I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Over the past three years, at worst I've been unable to walk more than 75 meters or go up more than two flights of stairs without resting. When I'm feeling bad my mental acuity also takes a major hit, making me I absent-minded and unable to do anything that requires much concentration, such as driving, playing chess without hanging a piece every other game, or reading physics. At best, I can walk two kilometers and don't have any mental problems.
What I’m doing with my life
Two years ago I was a physics major at CU, but I decided it was pointless to continue attempting to get a degree after I had to drop my classes for several semesters in a row due to getting sick partway through. Nowadays I classify studying physics as a purely recreational activity, and have switched to looking for a career that won't require a degree. I'm currently teaching myself programming and hoping to get a job with that.
I’m really good at
Thinking rationally; I'm great at identifying flaws in an argument, and I generally examine issues from the viewpoint of society as a whole instead of focusing on individuals. I also excel at anything academic, especially math and physics. I'm good as Scrabble as well; let me know if you'd like to play.
The first things people usually notice about me
My best guess is my lack of social skills. Of course, my absence of social skills could also lead to me being wrong about this.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I mainly read epic fantasy and books that make me think.

Books - Epic Fantasy: "The Wheel of Time" by Robert Jordan, "Sword of Truth" by Terry Goodkind, "Stormlight Archive" and "Mistborn" by Brandon Sanderson, "The Inheritance Cycle" by Christopher Paolini, "Wars of Light and Shadow" by Janny Wurts.

Books I'd like to discuss: "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand (I'm a registered Democrat, but it's interesting and I like to hear different points of view), "Beggars in Spain" by Nancy Cress, and the Galactic Milieu series by Julian May (apart from the genocide I sympathized primarily with the villain).

I also enjoy math and physics textbooks, the occasional mystery, and some less epic science fiction and fantasy.

TV shows: Mythbusters (gratuitous science is awesome) and Star Trek (especially the ones involving bizarre ethical dilemmas or time travel).
The six things I could never do without
Something challenging, something I can improve at, a good book, and a modicum of social interaction.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What would be the practical difficulties associated with instituting death panels? (Note to self: I should probably update stuff that's three years old.) Could I accurately model the boiling of water in a pot by assuming constant energy and seeing whether the presence of an air bubble increases the entropy? If I became a god, how much would I interfere with humanity?
On a typical Friday night I am
I generally do a combination of reading physics and programming textbooks, reading fiction, and playing computer games.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm terrible at recognizing faces. I occasionally wonder how a criminal mastermind could exploit this. The optimal strategy would probably involve dyeing and cutting his hair (I identify people primarily based on hair and voice) to match those of someone else who might have a motive but lacks an alibi, and ensuring that I'm the only witness. After committing the crime in a way that leaves no traces of DNA (perhaps something as simple as wearing gloves and tossing the murder weapon in a lake), it would be a simple matter of letting me testify. My testimony would include a large uncertainty, but I doubt the jury would care much about this detail after the prosecution builds a strong narrative explaining the purported motive of whoever was framed.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 19–30
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You are honest, intelligent, and open-minded. I want a relationship where we find each other interesting, learn from one another, and are perfectly willing to say what we think.

Random things that would also be nice:
You have, at some point in your life, looked up a scientific finding with the intent of applying it to your life.
You're a Republican, Libertarian, or communist who is interested in politics.
You have a reading suggestion for me.