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35 Somerville, MA Man


I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 27–37
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Dec 18
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body Type
Aquarius, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from Ph.D program
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Dislikes dogs

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The real challenge in summarizing who I am is to do it without resorting to just stating little bits of what I am. I am all the things enumerated in all the other sections--an engineer, a geek, a Christian, a game junkie (all kinds), a sports fan, reasonably well-read. I just think that those things don't paint the full picture. Here's an attempt to fill in the blanks.

I use the right side of my brain a lot more than most engineers. I strike a balance between spontaneity and careful planning. I am close with my parents and my siblings. I am my own harshest critic. My natural tendency is to trust other people. I prefer to lead by example. In roles where I am the tone setter, the tone I set is relaxed. It's safe to be yourself around me. I listen. I notice the details. I remember the little things. I pay attention to other people's ideas, opinions, and feelings. I adapt to new situations, new people, new ideas, and new information. That flexibility is wrapped around a solid, constant core. I am dependable.

All that said, I also don't always take myself too seriously. I have a weakness for bad puns. I like making other people laugh. I strongly believe that life should be genuinely fun. I believe that frivolity is an essential ingredient to human existence.

I'm sure there's more that should be here, but it can wait.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I design reprogrammable computer chips that can run on watch batteries for years at a time. When I'm not doing chip design I can usually be found either with a handbell in my hand, playing board games or card games, or watching sports or movies. Thanks to a bus ride to and from work I also get a lot of reading done.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Four square, Boggle, Tetris, mental math, giving hugs, and a few other things, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I walk about twice as fast as everybody else, that I'm reserved, that I'm prone to use a ten-dollar word when a fifty-center will do, and that I have a charming naivete about "the way the world works", whatever that actually means.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," "Cryptonomicon", "The Blind Assassin", "Possession", "War for the Oaks", and others.

Movies: "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "Gattaca", "Serenity", "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", and others. "The Book of Eli" may join this list but must first stand the test of time.

Shows: the first ten or so seasons of "Law and Order", "30 Rock". More recently, "Raising Hope" and "Lost Girl." I have enjoyed others immensely as well but prime time TV is definitely fourth fiddle to books, movies, and sports for me.

Music: Handbells and the best of whatever my family/friends are listening to. Over the years this has included such artists as (in order when I "acquired" them) Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, REM, Death Cab for Cutie, the New Pornographers, Bach, Brahms, and Handel.

Food: The combination of peanut butter and chocolate, deep dish pizza, sushi, Indian cuisine. Also the country style pad Thai at Lemon Thai in Somerville.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Peanut butter, a bell choir to ring in, cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate with the family on Christmas morning, a deck of playing cards, hugs, and something else I haven't thought of yet.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The places I would like to travel, the books I would like to read next, the ways I can make myself better, and the ways I can reach out to the world around me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Making sure I get some play time or rest time after a hard week's work. Lately this has been skewing more toward rest as other nights have become game nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My sense of smell is so atrocious that my nose makes up aromas that aren't even there. You don't want to rely on me to detect whether a room is full of poisonous gas or not...
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
*Any of the following sound like a good time: a Red Sox game, a day hike in Middlesex Fells, or a trip to London.
*You need advice on the next book you should read
*You're trying to find someone to teach you how to play cribbage
*You've been sitting there staring at your computer screen asking yourself "Hmmm...should I message this guy?" for more than thirty seconds.