Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
, and I think a lot.
I'm an introvert and I'm a little shy. This means that while I love
people, I do better one-on-one or in small groups than I do at a
huge party or packed club.
I'm a nerd, but more of a dilettante than a specialist. I dabble in
everything from video games
to chemistry and Doctor
Who. I love NPR
read a lot of blogs. Quote characters from every one of Joss
Whedon's shows. Yup, pretty much super nerdy.
I like to play with gender
expression. Sometimes I'm boyish,
sometimes I'm girly, sometimes I'm a smashed-up in-between kind of
mixture. Fuck the gender binary.
Body positivity/fat acceptance is very important to me. If you
don't like fat people you should just stop reading now.
I'm not specifically closed off to dating, but mostly looking for
friends these days.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
By day, a graduate student at the University of Oregon. By night
... also a graduate student at the U of O. Mostly what I'm doing
with my life right now is studying.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
cooking! I'm a banging cook.
I'm good at listening, communicating, making people laugh
(especially if you enjoy sarcasm
), kissing, back rubs, wasting
time, getting lost and then found again while driving, and being a
font of both useless and useful knowledge.
I can also knit, change a tire, and perform CPR. You know, in case
you're looking for someone who can help you withstand the zombie
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I like theoretical/academic stuff especially queer theory (Judith
Butler, Eve Sedgwick) and science studies (Foucault, Emily Martin,
I also love fiction: Memory Mambo, Bastard Out of Carolina,
Ragtime, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Lolita, The Things they
Carried, Their Eyes Were Watching God ... I'm going to stop myself
here but I could go on for pages. I love to read.
Movies: Princess Bride, Monsoon Wedding, Nightmare Before
Christmas, True Romance, Ghost World
TV Shows: Doctor Who, The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, The
Music: I will just preface this with the following caveats: (1) my
tastes are not particularly cool or esoteric and (2) I listen a
wide variety of rock, r&b, folk and pop music.
Some of my favorite artists are: Ingrid Michaelson, Ani DiFranco,
The Black Keys, David Bowie, The Magnetic Fields, Aimee Mann, The
Beatles, Florence and the Machine, and Cake.
Food: Indian, Mexican and Thai are my favorites but I love all
kinds of food and am always up to try something new and tasty. I
like to cook and I like to experiment.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Instead of trying to be funny and take this question as literally
as possible, I'm going to list 6 things I would REALLY rather not
have to go without if I could possibly avoid it.
1. The Internet
2. Diet Coke
4. Intellectual stimulation
5. Alone time
6. Cuddling/physical affection
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend a lot of time thinking, period.
I think about ethics. I think about the world and my place in it.
What I can change and what I can't. How to make my little corner of
the planet the kind of place I really want to inhabit.
I think about books, movies, television and popular culture in a
fairly critical way. I think about how these mediums tend to
socialize us in particular, and often damaging, ways. I try to call
that shit out and critique it because otherwise I would go
I also think about random stuff ("I wonder what would happen if
...") and daydream a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hanging out with friends, playing board games and talking shit
Chilling at home, reading, cooking and/or Netflixing.
Aren't introverts exciting?!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If I posted it on the Internet it wouldn't be private any more,
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you like any of the following: kind but slightly socially
awkward humans, anthropology, video games, feminism, tabletop
games, queer anything, going to the movies, cooking (or eating),
having really long discussions of the politics of representation in
media, and/or giving money away to random strangers from
If you're looking for friends in Eugene.
If you're my long lost identical twin and you just learned of my
existence right now on this website.
If you're a really exceptional cuddler and/or kisser.
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