Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an easygoing, somewhat nerdy PhD student. I'm an introvert, but
I do like trying to understand people. Tell me about
Like any good PhD student, my passion is learning and trying (in
vain, I know) to understand the world around me. I study computer
science, but I'm a humanities and social sciences guy a
I'm not a fan of excessive drinking or loud, wild parties. I prefer
good food, humor, and conversation.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Researching CS, specifically artificial intelligence, and
indirectly contributing to the inevitable Robot Apocalypse.
Before this, I worked in quant trading for a while, but it became
taxing on my soul. I didn't want my lifetime contribution to
humanity to be making equity markets marginally more efficient.
Finance will always be a backup, but I don't plan to go back to it.
My current goal is to become a professor.
I like that my work allows me to ponder (and maybe one day answer!)
how the human mind works, what "intelligence" really means, and
whether machines can ever truly have it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I do a lot of game theory in my research and sometimes give lessons
on it, so I've gotten pretty good at teaching children how to be
cynical and convincing BFF's to betray each other over pieces of
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm ethnically ambiguous.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I have a serious man crush on George Orwell and love Dystopian
fiction in general. Some other books I like include: The
Hitchhiker's Guide, The Giver, and Diplomacy. Ender's Game is also
on the list, but I wasn't a big fan of Card's other books.
I have a pretty mainstream sense of humor - Simpsons (from the
90's, not the later episodes), Arrested Development, 30 Rock, etc.
As for movies, I really liked Airplane! but hated The Life Aquatic.
Groundhog Day was fantastic, though I liked it more for its
philosophical exploration rather than its comedy.
I love almost all food. I'm particularly a fan of Thai, Japanese
and (good) Indian food. I don't like most desserts or junk food.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
First levels of Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Second levels of Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Third levels of Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Fourth levels of Maslow's hierarchy of needs
A Chipotle barbacoa burrito bowl (aka, self-actualization)
Hot showers <-- most important
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Universal truths, human nature, opposing viewpoints, good and evil,
the meaning of "love", why actors/actresses bother getting married
when they seem to divorce after 2 years anyway, irrationality,
conflict, nationalism, how much a medieval king would have paid
just to experience a window-seat view from a plane, whether I'll
ever get to fulfill my childhood dream of traveling into space,
whether the human race will survive for another 200 years (I'm
cautiously optimistic), if science will ever conquer death, which
superpower I would pick if I had my choice, etc.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm generally a realist, but I believe in idealistic things like
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
The most important traits I value in a partner are empathy,
individuality, and intelligence. Here are some others on the
You are at least a little geeky, nerdy, dorky, and/or quirky, but
can still function as normal in the outside world.
You don't seriously believe in astrology.
Spending a night out clubbing doesn't really appeal to you.
You would have said No in the Milgram Experiment
(Although I admit probably everyone
thinks they would say No)
Most importantly: you are a kind, giving person that views
relationships as cooperative, not competitive.
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