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26 M San Francisco, CA

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  • Ages 18–100
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Last Online
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5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Not at all
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Leo, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), C++ (Fluently), Sanskrit (Poorly), Hindi (Okay)

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My self-summary
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I want to experience the beauty of the universe and I am looking for a special someone to do that with.

I like to take things apart, I like to build new things, I enjoy listening to and empathizing with strangers, I read a lot, I laugh often at the mistakes I make, my jokes are super-nerdy, and I try to be kind.

I am not perfect and I have many times failed at having Jane Austen-esque romances. But as Aragorn once said "there is always hope."
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am a recent college-grad. I studied mathematics, chemistry, and computer science mainly -- I'm a nerd. I used to be a "quant" in the world of finance, but now I am an engineer.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
1. Defusing billions and billions of tense encounters with calm negotiations.
2. Arguing trivial matters (especially matters of philosophy).
2.5 I can talk knowedgeably about (or feign familiarity with) too many especially obscure topics.
3. Driving people crazy.
3.5 Playful banter.
4. Motivating my friends.
5. Teaching (especially scientific/philosophical/mathematical/technological/anthropological
/historical matters)
5.5. Enlightening others with pedantic-random-sometimes-interesting facts.
6. Working with computers: programming, playing video games, etc.
7. Ping pong forehand smashes.
7.5 Ping pong backhand chops.
8. Languages (I was raised multilingual) and accents.
9. Tinkering with machines.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
0. I look (disturbingly) younger than my age suggests.
1. Nerd!
2. I look like someone you feel like you know, but can't remember.
3. I'm funny and enlightening in an ironical way.
4. I'm cultured, yet incongruous.
5. I look taller and skinnier than I actually am.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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There are just too many (I love a wide variety of books, movies, music, and food). But I'll make an effort to list a representative sample.

Favorite books/authors (in no real order):
* George Orwell (1984)
* Orson Scott Card (Ender series, half of the Bean series, other works)
* Frank Herbert (Dune series)
* Isaac Asimov (Foundation series, Robot series, other works)
* J. R. R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings series)
* J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter series)
* G. R. R. Martin (Song of Ice and Fire -- but every time I start liking a character, he/she dies a few pages later, WTF?)
* Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)
* Jhumpa Lahiri (The Namesake and other works)
* H. P. Lovecraft (random stuff)
* Steve Pinker (nonfiction/linguistics)
* Noam Chomsky (nonfiction/politics/formal linguistics)
* Susanna Clarke (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell)
* Neil Gaiman (he can improve his climaxes and denouements)
* Michael Spivak (mathematics)
* Michael Sipser (theory of computation)
* Donald Knuth (pretty much anything)
* Howard Zinn (history/nonfiction),
* Ayn Rand (The Fountainhead -- didn't like the ending too much though)
* Jared Diamond (nonfiction/anthro)
* Richard Dawkins (nonfiction)
* Too many others

Favorite movies (again in no real order):
* Schindler's List
* Gandhi
* Dead Poets Society
* Lord of the Rings
* The Social Network
* Ip Man
* The Dark Knight
* Star Wars Series
* Lord of the Rings Series
* Harry Potter Series
* Agora
* The Matrix
* The English Patient
* Pan's Labyrinth
* Too many others (including many foreign ones)

Favorite music (no order):
* Pink Floyd
* A. R. Rahman
* Coldplay
* OneRepublic
* Freddie Mercury
* Maksim Mrvica
* Diskoteka Avariya
* Sa Dingding
* Yann Tiersen
* Regular pop music including Taylor Swift, Lupe Fiasco, etc.
* Classical music
* Trance/Electronica
* Central Asian/Middle Eastern/Indian music
* Disney soundtracks
* Anime soundtracks

Favorite shows:
* I was always obsessed with anime... and it deserves its own entire section, but there is too much to say, so I will leave it unsaid.
* I love certain classic speculative shows like Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, etc.
* I also like some popular shows on TV such as SNL, House, The Daily Show, Burn Notice, Game of Thrones, Psych.
* I really enjoy some recent British TV shows like Misfits, Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Being Human.
* I like some science documentaries as well: The Elegant Universe, Absolute Zero, Fermat's Enigma, Carl Sagan's Cosmos (if you haven't, you MUST at least see the Pale Blue Dot segment: )

Favorite food:
* Vegetarian food from Italy, India, Middle East, China, Japan, Central America, Ethiopia, Greece, Thailand, and elsewhere.
* Ice-cream.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
* Family/friends
* Modern technology -- especially computers and the internet
* Books (on everything)
* Delicious food
* Nature
* Humanity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
* The future (my future as well as the future of the world).
* The past.
* Philosophy, science, technology, mathematics.
* The present (my situation as well as that of humanity and the environment).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
One three things:
0. Tinkering with some personal tech project.
1. Playing board/video games or discussing life with friends over cookies, brownies, etc.
2. Alone at home dressed in an Edwardian outfit reading a book while classical piano music is playing in the background and I am awkwardly eating ice cream at the same time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I like to think that I am an open book. But if I have to admit something, I guess I will admit that I dislike arbitrary rules and absolutes so much that I often fixate on challenging them (unfortunately, this tendency sometimes leads to my own undoing).
You should message me if
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You want to have a conversation about something really random.

Also, if you are anything like Elizabeth Bennet, Hermione Granger, or Daenaerys Targaryen.