Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My real name is Jonathan, but I go by John. Why the ‘h’? Just
thought I needed a change, ya know? (I was 5). I’m optimistic,
kind, confident (…I think), intellectual, clever, outgoing, and
weird. Free-flowing, yet methodical (wavy?).
I can be sarcastic, but I try to keep it good-hearted and positive
rather than cynical.
I sometimes have a difficult time expressing excitement, but I am
generally a very happy person.
I'm....weird (?). Abnormal or atypical, I guess. In what respect?
Well, I don't know, it is difficult to explain. Maybe like this:
I'm a radical free-thinker with a strong basis for HOW I reason and
think and about WHAT I should be reasoning and thinking.
My hometown is Oceanside, New York. I only lived there for the
first 10 years of my life, but the accent still slips through,
especially when I'm around my loud-ass family. We moved from NY to
AZ, where I spent the next 12 years before moving to Santa Barbara
for grad school.
I'm in an awesome (non-monogamous/monogamish*) relationship with
SuperSeaStar. We're looking for more friends who respect our
affinity for living and loving like this, so don't hesitate to
message me about it!
*I stole this term from another profile. Thanks ETV!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working toward my phd in philosophy at UCSB. This will be my 5th
(!) year here in Santa Barbara.
The better question: Why am I doing what I’m doing? I find
philosophy intellectually rewarding. I learn better ways to
evaluate the world and I get to teach it to others.
I’m liberal, especially when it comes to human rights issues,
though I’m not really into politics. Also, I’m not religious, but
this doesn't mean I don't think there's more to the world than
meets the eye.
Reading a bunch of philosophy, trying to prepare for what I'll be
working on for the next couple years.
Trying to learn to play a synthesizer. Slowly but surely getting
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Coming up with philosophical thought experiments on the fly! I am
really good at arguing, but I’m not a dick while I argue. Looking
on the bright side instead of dwelling on the worst of it.
Oh, I'm pretty good at math. I got a degree in physics (and also in
philosophy) at Arizona State University and worked as a tutor for
awhile. That reminds me...I'm awesome at writing on a white
I'm pretty good at basketball (no, really!) and baseball, which I
played growing up. Though I don't mention it much in my profile, I
am active...I play sports, run, and do yoga occasionally.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My beautiful hair. Or, maybe, my outspokenness. I can have fun in a
social situation, but I am very open and honest with people.
Sometimes this comes off as weird or whatever. But I always have
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Most of my time reading is dedicated to philosophical stuff
(academic essays & books) so not much into reading novels. But
if I had to choose one out of the embarrassingly small list of
books I’ve read, then I’d have to go with East of Eden.
I love television because of it's ability, as a medium of art, to
build on itself in ways other types of art can't. Some of my
favorites are Justified, Homeland, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Louie,
Fringe, Adventure Time, Comedy Bang Bang, The Wire.
I cannot play music (though I wish I could) but I love it. More
upbeat stuff is generally what I look for, but really my favorites
are from a wide range of genres. Tom Waits, Sam Cooke, The Fiery
Furnaces, The Thermals, Stars of the Lid, Fugazi, Ween, Beastie
Boys, Akron/Family, The Magnetic Fields, The Pharcyde, Charles
Pizza, Vietnamese coffee, Rainbow cookies, other foods
Just realized I didn't have any movies on here. A few of my
favorites are Adaptation, The Graduate, Primer, The Prestige
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The people I love
This list (really though, the ability to analyze my concepts and
build on it)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Personal identity, what we know and how we know it, how to be a
good person, art, people, emotions, patterns, self-reference, the
kinds of things I should be thinking, the nature of intelligence,
How the world can be so boring sometimes when there is so much good
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Oh, I don’t know. Sometimes out with friends, other times
(Hanging out with you!)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have a difficult time coming up with what is most private to me
since I don’t really consider much private. I’ll leave it up to
you. You can ask me anything (ANYTHING!) and I’ll tell you, I
swear. Don’t hold back. If you can ask something I don’t want to
tell you, I will mail you some cookies.
You should message me if
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You want to teach me to play the piano or about music theory. You
want to play chess over a cup of coffee. You want to play
basketball with me. You want to take a walk to the beach and draw
spirals in the sand.
You are a person who is sincere, honest, intellectual, and funny,
but also really fucking weird in your own right. Artistic and
open-minded. A person who is willing to question things that are
rarely questioned. Someone who is not afraid to speak her mind, but
can back that shit up.
Someone who will push me to be sillier, more light-hearted, and
I intrigue you (at all!). Want to hang out and do something out of
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