Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My life began in a small town just outside of Santa Cruz, not
exactly rural and not really suburban either. Like a painting from
a distant time, a river ran behind my home. I can clearly recall
friends and cousins visiting to pick blackberries and swim in the
I am a straightforward guy who believes in working for his goals
and am always trying to expand my knowledge of the world. Boredom
is not an option for me, as I find so many things fascinating and
worth experiencing. I love novelty: a new food, a brilliant piece
of prose, a spontaneous road trip, a first kiss.
I want to change the world through psychology research -- I think
that knowledge is the best way for us to make the world a better
place. Or, at the very least, it's the method that will work best
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Much of my time is devoted to graduate school. My emphasis is on
the neurological effects
; how it affects emotions, memory, how it moves us. I
love to talk about the possibilities presented by this kind of
research and the insights we can gain into those subjective windows
of our lives.
The rest of my time is split between my job and my friends. I try
to live a life of balance -- education and work juxtaposed with a
healthy social life and close relationships. My friendships tend to
be very long-lived, and I value them immensely.
There's always a couple hours left over... you know, the ones that
magically appear when you finish everything else, before you pass
out for the night. Maybe I'm chatting with you during this time.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being passionate. I can can become enamored of most things simply
with the interest and enthusiasm of others. Doubly so if it has
some cognitive potential (I can think about it). Tell me something
I don't know, and I will love you for it.
Geocaching. If you haven't heard of it, please let me explain it to
Cooking. I have been told I make decadent crêpes and to-die-for
a hobby of mine that has translated into not only praise from
friends, but something I count myself good at as well. I know you
don't like beer, but that's okay. You can just try a sip of mine to
see if it's the only exception.
Technology. Have you ever dated a social geek? We're the best of
both worlds -- we can fix your computer and your friends think
I keep a tiny saltwater aquarium, only 14 gallons, and its
inhabitants are absolutely fascinating to me.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My smile. Regularly friendly, occasionally mischievous. My sense of
humor leans toward the ridiculous, random, and absurd.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: The Little Prince
, Good Omens
Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy
. I just finished Wool
, which was a really exciting
Movies: I Heart Huckabees
, Cloudy with a
Chance of Meatballs
, Scott Pilgrim vs. the
. I like movies like zombie kid likes turtles.
Shows: Doctor Who
, It's Always
Sunny In Philadelphia
, and Firefly
are fun, but Arrested Development
is my all-time favorite. I am looking forward to this summer!
Music: Mumford and Sons
, Flogging Molly
, The Lumineers
. Folk, rock,
alternative, some pop, some rap/hip-hop. If I can do a ridiculous
dance to it, I probably like it.
I'm allergic to monotony. Take me out to eat
somewhere I haven't been, so I can ask the waiter what is delicious
and order that.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Pacific-Northwest rain for dancing and ruminating
2. Thumb wars for making big decisions
3. Pinkie swears for keeping friends close
4. An avocado seed sprouting in a glass of water in the
5. Singing in the shower
6. Betting dimes. If I ever bet more than a dime, beware, for I am
certain of my position.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I love thinking about thought processes. Our brains associate
seemingly unrelated concepts so easily... and the creativity that
springs from this ability is incredible. Like puns. Puns do
I spend a fair amount of time thinking about how psychological
theory can translate to biology. As a result, I would be super
excited to draw neurons on a napkin for you. I'll dazzle you with
neuroscience if given half a chance.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I love live music, a nice dinner out, drinks with friends in a
local pub, or playing games if the occasion calls for it. Staying
in to watch a movie, read a book, or tinker with a project is also
fine. Usually my preference is for whatever I didn't do last Friday
night (do it alllllll again).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I sing to my pet clownfish every morning. She doesn't give a crap.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you enjoy fun conversation, live music, and good food. Bonus
points if swimming in a river on a hot day sounds like fun. Double
bonus points if reading together on a rainy day sounds
If you find it exciting and interesting to explore the world
(through travel, listening to people's stories, or even reading
wikipedia), we will probably get along really well. If you
regularly have silly dorky moments, we'll be like two peas in a
pod. But not related. Wait, that's weird.
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