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31 • Berkeley, CA • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 20–45
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, casual sex
- Last online
- Yesterday – 1:16pm
- 5′ 6″ (1.68m)
- Body type
- Graduated from university
- English (Fluently), C++ (Okay), French (Poorly)
I think my two guiding principles are empathy and long-term thinking; and from those two naturally comes kindness, because it just frickin' makes sense.
I engage in conspicuous non-consumption. I try to understand the context and implications of just about everything. People are more fascinating to me than machines, but machines are more profitable to work on for the time being. I don't choose the profitability of work for its own sake, but for long-term security. In terms of safety nets and support systems, I'm an orphan.
On the theme of long-term thinking (again), sustainability is (quixotically) a big deal to me (Ask me about the utility-scale photovoltaic industry!).
I bike a lot, and I spend a lot of time at climbing gyms. Sometimes I run, and feel awesome. You can stalk me in real life at Beat the Blues at La Peña on Wednesday nights, or acroyoga at Ironworks on Sunday mornings.
in 2012 I went skiing for the first time. Now during the winter I'm doing that a lot, too. Did you know there are several ways to plan North Tahoe weekend ski trips entirely using public transit?
If you take a look at my Personality tab, you'll note a huge slab of blue at the top marking me as "More Sex-Driven". That might be the case if I were more charming, but in reality...
I also sometimes think I've given strangers the feeling that they've been told by a Jedi to go home and rethink their lives.
I'm quite the fan of silence.
- Indoor plumbing and heating
- Very dark chocolate
- Funny people
- Cuddly people
- More chocolate (fair-trade, please)
- Oh, and a bicycle , how could I leave that off...
- A drill, circular saw and set of basic hand tools are pretty critical
[E]BufferOverflowException:Number of awesome things exceeds array size of 6.
[E]And you call yourself a software engineer.
[F]Perhaps you want to go home and rethink your career.
Anything that I find uncomfortable to think about; I make it a point to identify why.
Algorithms and electricity.
Oppression of the powerless, and how to most effectively subvert the refusal of other middle-class folks to see it.
What in hell that ad with the elderly lady peeling her face off is trying to accomplish. Gah! Actually why OkCupid doesn't display better ads in general. They have complete personality profiles of most of their users, for frick's sake!
How designs of human-made objects and environments evolved, and how errors and lack of foresight can result in perplexing things becoming standardized and immortal. How to engage in a kind and productive way with beliefs of others that I see as destructive. Anything other than the looming endgame of a culture based on the assumption of unlimited resources. What time it is, which I can never keep track of. And also sex, but I would never say that in an OkCupid profile. I mean, jeez.
How incredibly badly my personality meshes with male role in the traditional hetero dating paradigm.
Recently: all the benefits and downsides of cooperative housing, and the USA's weird real estate fetish. (Please let me know if you're aware of a co-op of teetotalling introverts, or would like to start one. It'll be the funnest place in town!)
Overall, I just spend a lot of time thinking.
I re-use the peanut butter knife for the jelly. I answered the showering question with "a couple times a week". I lack strong family connections and in relationship must consciously manage how quickly I get attached. I wasn't joking about spending a lot of time thinking about sex.
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