Hello, Bonjour, Guten tag, Hola, Ni hao, Konichiwa, As-salamu alaykum, Namaste, et cetera.
Welcome to my OKstupid profile. Here is some information to give you an idea of who I am and what I think. Feel free to back away slowly.
My name is Egan, and I may be the youngest eccentric old hermit you'll ever meet.
Yes, a social networking hermit. Like I said, eccentric.
I'm atheistic and a serious sceptic (or skeptic if you prefer) who has an interest in philosophy, science, and video/audio media.
I enjoy discussing the philosophy of science, and see scepticism and the scientific method as the best tools for making decisions in all aspects of life, without exception. I'm sceptical to a point that often enrages even self-described "skeptics". I won't call myself intellectual. I think if you call yourself intellectual on a page like this, you're not. I do not practice religion, smoke, use narcotics, or drink alcohol. I am a 25 year old male, but do not engage in most typically male behaviours. Depending on who you ask, I am either transgendered or transphobic, which I find hilarious. I'm male because I have a Y chromosome, which is all that "male" means. I'm probably a Ravenclaw. I'm fascinated with the structures and evolutionary relationships of languages. I think anyone who cannot cry during a movie has deep psychological problems. I'm told I'm a good cook. I use Oxford spelling, but tend not to capitalise. i've made a special effort for this profile, but i will not capitalise in most conversations.
Now, the above descriptions might make it seem that I am an extroverted person, but that's really not the case. I just know myself and am honest about that I think, even when I don't show it. I also completely lack tact, I'm not good at diplomacy, I say things without malice but without apology. if I ever say something that seems hurtful, keep in mind that it's never my intention to hurt. all you need to do is give me sufficient reason to think that what I said is untrue, or no longer true. I will change my mind. I don't see having strong opinions as being in conflict with being able to change my mind.
Give me a minute, I'll fill a newspaper with columns,
Cause people saying that I got an attitude problem,
I just say the things that I know I feel are real,
I peel back the skin 'till the nerves reveal
But sometimes, you know what, I just don't care,
I'm gonna speak my mind and let everybody stare
You want to let it all out, I'll show you how
You want to tell me I'm wrong, we can do it right now
I can't take people seriously who believe in the supernatural, the paranormal, nonscientific medicinal practices, pseudosciences like astrology, or other silly belief systems like veganism or libertarianism. I also can't take people seriously who stereotype themselves and act/dress/talk the way society says people of their gender/race/class/sexuality/hair colour/age ought to act. It's like trying to seriously evaluate someone's opinion when they're wearing a giant foam cowboy hat and a tutu. Genuine personalities don't require costumes.
I also generally can't stand people who do the opposite; deliberately and intentionally try to do the opposite of every stereotype, or try to be shocking. I don't like fashions, cliques, subcultures, etc. If a person or thing can be described with a single word, I don't want it. I particularly dislike faux-hippie culture and "guy" culture.
Hope you won't think it's cliché if I go nude today
Don't call the cops now, baby, I perform this way
No reason I should regret all the attention I get
I'm not completely crazy, I perform this way, yeah
I perform this way-hey, I perform this way-hey
I'm always deviating from the norm this way-hey
I perform this way-hey, I perform this way-hey
I'm really not insane -- I just perform this way-hey
-Weird Al Yankovic
Don't be offended if I don't remember your name or face, I have difficulty telling humans apart.
I am in a sexual relationship right now, with voodooBriBri, but we are both polyamorous. For those that don't know, that means we think our relationship is strong enough and close enough that having other relationships at the same time is not in any way threatening to that. She had another partner when I met her, and even though she moved away from him, her feelings for him haven't changed, and I'm okay with that. What we "practice" (it really doesn't require enough dedication for that word) is something called relationship anarchy. We feel however we feel about people and don't worry about what to call it. However, even though I'm open to another relationship should one develop, I'm not here seeking one. I value her more than I can put into words, and I would like nothing more than to come to feel that way for someone else, but it's a pretty high bar, and I don't have high hopes of anyone meeting it.
Your love is one in a million
You couldn't buy it at any price
But of the 9.999 hundred thousand other possible loves
Statistically some of them would be equally nice
I don't believe in pursuing friendships or sexual relationships; I like to get to know people, hopefully make friends, and let that friendship take whatever form it may. I'm not into "getting laid".
I'm hip, the hop is livin'
I skip the obvious women
Don't get what I'm presenting
No rims, my mind is spinning
I consider myself a very sex-positive person. I think a healthy sexuality is good for you, and I do not believe sexuality should have to be a private and hidden thing. I consider the treatment of sexuality as dirty or shameful to be immoral, and the idea of introducing dirty or shameful things into sexuality, particularly nonconsent and violence, to be a desecration, even in "play". I have no concept whatsoever of "kink", I think kink is exactly as sex-negative as prudishness, and indicates an unhealthy sexual outlook. Sex is about joy and beauty.
I need you
Like a fish needs the sea
Like a fire needs oxygen
Like a flower needs a bee
And if you really care for me
You'd let me video you while you wee
Standing up in the bath,
I shouldn't even have to ask
Perhaps you'll even store
a little more in a flask
These are just the things that people do
When their love for one another is true
Sexually, i'm very strongly attracted to a lot of different kinds of women. I often find myself checking out women who other guys wouldn't be caught dead checking out, and I'm genuinely baffled as to why they dont. I've been told I have low standards, but I find this insulting. What I really have is an appreciation for different varieties of beauty. But only when they're genuine, not manufactured or copied. If some trait has ever been hailed as attractive in a TV commercial or magazine, I'm probably turned off by it. The best phrase I've heard for that kind of look is "calculated to ten decimal places". I don't like it, and i don't find it looks human. I'm talking gangly, lanky bodies, dyed hair, piercings, high heels, makeup, tanned skin, etc. I think women look best as whatever colour they happen to be, and I'm not impressed by fashionable torture devices.
Justin brought sexy back
But that sexy's a cheap one
So we brought that sexy back
And exchanged it for a refund
I'm not into "dating", a date seems to me like some sort of job interview. I don't agree with the idea of marriage. I'm totally incapable of being sexually attracted to men, but I'll talk with anyone who's reasonable, no matter what they are or who they like. I think many people assume I'm gay because I don't pursue women. This really doesn't bother me, except that I have no way of knowing if there are women interested in me that are giving up on that basis. Or maybe I'm flattering myself.
Wo hui shuo yi dian Putonghua, ke shi wo shuo da bu hao. I'd love a chance to learn more; languages fascinate me.