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 for me.
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.
Geocaching. If you haven't heard of it, please let me explain it to you.
Cooking. I have been told I make decadent crêpes and to-die-for chili. Brewing is 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 we're awesome.
I keep a tiny saltwater aquarium, only 14 gallons, and its inhabitants are absolutely fascinating to me.
Movies: I Heart Huckabees, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Amelie, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. 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, Deadmau5, Flogging Molly, Sublime, The Lumineers. Folk, rock, alternative, some pop, some rap/hip-hop. If I can do a ridiculous dance to it, I probably like it.
Food: 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.
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 window
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 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.
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.