Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
- am easy to get along with
- like intellectual topics, particularly science / politics /
- am very affectionate in a relationship
- am a straight shooter
- am financially secure: I'm debt-free, credit scores around
- love my work, but have a good social life outside of it
- am busy -- go to lots of activities in NYC, and organize some
groups, a hiking group and two dinner discussion groups
- am unconventional in my thinking
I was born in the Midwest, moved to Germany as a little kid where I
attended an international school (still speak German badly). Moved
to Australia where I finished high school, then went to California
where I went to college at Caltech (the university the guys at "The
Big Bang Theory" are at), majoring in computer science. Lived most
of my adult life after that in Silicon Valley, except for when I
went to the Philippines in 1993 and taught computer programming for
a year at a university in Cebu. Moved to NYC in 2005 and love it
I was raised Protestant, went to Bible studies sometimes as an
adult, really liked the people, but have not been actively
Christian for many years.
I had my genome sequenced by 23andMe.com for $100. They say I'm
99.5% English/Irish, 0.1% Middle Eastern, the rest unknown. 3.2%
Neanderthal. They checked for 52 bad recessive genes that can cause
illnesses and I don't have any of them.
I feel that I was brought up with just about every imaginable
advantage. I'm grateful for that, and feel I owe the world a lot. I
give blood regularly, and donate 10% of my pretax job income to
I just got home from a trip to Germany, the Czech Republic, and
Austria. Was glad to find that my German language skills were still
useful after 40 years of non-practice, I was still able to converse
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a computer programmer at a big, stable, successful company,
where i've been working for nine years. My job is only 40 hours a
week, and after work I go out to social activities, discussion
groups, and lectures all over Manhattan. I've been having a ball
ever since I got to NYC in 2005.
Since my job is stable and lucrative, I figure the next step is to
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- thinking about intense intellectual topics
- organizing activites. In July I led 24 people on a 17 mile hike
that started in the Bronx, crossed the Broadway Bridge into
Manhattan, then zig-zagged through various parks and attractions
down to the Staten Island Ferry teminal. 14 of us made it to the
end. I also lead 2 dinner discussion groups.
- snowboarding, except I don't catch air. I go to the Rockies every
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
- I was in a workshop with a group of people, and one of them who
had known me about a half hour said it was absolutely, totally
obvious that I was a really, really nice guy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Nonfiction Books: "The Big Short" (about the financial meltdown),
"The Blank Slate" (about politics and psychology), "Wired for War"
(about battlefield robots), Wealth of Nations (200 years old, about
economics), "The Undercover Economist"
Fiction Books: "The Kite Runner",
This Book is Full of Spiders -- Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It!"
(about a spider-based zombie apocalypse in a small town in a red
Subscribe to: The Economist, Scientific American, Discover, Wired,
The New Yorker, and Bloomberg Business Week.
Music: I have a lot of music, about 5000 songs in my iPod. Lately I
listen to a lot of Blue Man Group and Symphonic Rock, I
particularly like music from the early eighties. I listen to a lot
of bands most people have never heard of, and that never tour in
the US, that I only know about because of Pandora.com.
Movies: Gregory's Girl, Pulp Fiction, Interview with the Vampire,
Ace Ventura, Austin Powers, Foreign Films
Food: Indian, Thai, but basically anything without mushrooms or
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- the internet
- being debt-free
There're a lot of things I wish I could say I "could never do
without", like love and affection, but I have done without them in
the past, so I guess I've been able to make do.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
A LOT of things.
- Wondering why OKCupid thinks someone who's answered ZERO
questions is a "77% match"
- Science and Technology
- Politics (I'm a registered Democrat, though I classify myself as
a "Tax and Spend Libertarian" -- long story)
- Pretty much any problem that society has
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Going to a social event or lecture somewhere.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
- you have a photo up (preferably several)
- you are REALLY less than 60 years old (my age here is
- you live less than a 40 minute drive from Astoria (I don't have a
car, but if I got a remote girlfriend I could easily get one). I
won't respond to people in really remote states or countries.
- you have answered at least 65 questions
- you are at least a 65% match
- you have health insurance
- you like to read and think
- you are turned on by honesty and kindness
- you are willing to tolerate being showered with affection and
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