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My self-summary
Hi online dating world,

My name’s Jon, and here’s my feeble attempt to whittle down 24 years of life into a few paragraphs:

I think people who know me would describe me as witty, friendly, mature and honest. I consider myself very down to earth and appreciate when I’m in the company of similar-minded people. I’m very close with my family, and have always valued relationships in general more than anything else. If you do too, we’re doing pretty well already!
What I’m doing with my life
I've been working the past couple of years as a Project Coorindator in a LGBT community health center, and currently coordinate a few studies. The research I focus on deals with the psychology and prevention of HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men. Furthermore, if you’ve been hit on recently by creepy men your parents’ age, I’ve got stories to swap with you.

This fall I finally took the leap and applied to PhD programs in clinical psychology. I hear back from schools in the spring and plan to start my degree after summer 2016.
I’m really good at
Well besides being humble of course...

I’d hope for the sake of my professional career I’d be a good listener, and generally view myself as one. To quasi cop-out of this section, I think of myself as more well-rounded than really good at a particular set of things. This makes it pretty easy for me to cary out long conversations about a variety of topics.
The first things people usually notice about me
I often get stereotyped at a first glance into the “macho/partier” category, but if you knew me you’d realize how far from the truth this is. Yes, I do like lifting weights and other manly activities, but enjoy tuning out and listening to indie music equally just as much. I definitely don't fit into one box, and kind of like it that way.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I’m usually into non-fiction over fiction, but am always looking for recommendations either way. Topics I like include psychology, global politics and extreme outdoor adventure stories.

Movies: Old School, Uncle Buck, Swingers, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, LA Confidential, The Godfather, Goodfellas, Casino...have you guessed I might like mob movies?

Shows: BREAKING BAD, House of Cards, Sons of Anarchy, Homeland, Louie, Daily Show, Colbert Report. Definitely worth a shot messaging me if you love Louie CK and/or Stephen Colbert. I'm betting we'll have a lot in common.

Music: Tallest Man on Earth, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Guster, Two Door Cinema Club, The Kooks, The Strokes, Radiohead, Jack Johnson, Coldplay and many many more.

Food: I eat and like pretty much anything, and for the sake of shrinking my dating pool will not be listing it on this site. To win you back I do love sushi however, and am convinced I've found the best place in the Boston area that won't completely drain your wallet. Any challengers?
The six things I could never do without
Family, friends, laughing, exercising, good food, music. Can avocados be a close seventh?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
People: what motivates them, why they do the things they do, and what you can do to change behavior. I tend to be future oriented, and often think about where I’ll be/what I’m doing in the next 5-10 years of my life. It’ll probably be a lot less exciting than what I fantasize, but it’s fun to be a dreamer.

Also, how putting my life in the hands of an MBTA bus driver on a daily basis is borderline insane. Seriously.
On a typical Friday night I am
I tend to keep it pretty low key after getting home from work. I could be hanging out watching a movie in my apartment, grabbing drinks with friends, or chilling out and reading a book. I definitely tend to flock towards smaller groups and like it when everyone interacts with each other more intimately.
You should message me if
- You're interested in meeting up and getting to know me in person. I swear I won't bite.
- You're not a flake.
- You're an exercise endorphin addict and want to be my workout buddy. I've found very little that compares to when good company meets good exercise.