Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Let's not waste time. If you're not okay with seeing someone in an
open relationship then you shouldn't read any further in pursuit of
romance and sex.
Other pursuits are still an option though
The world is glorious in both its wonder and absurdity. As much as
our contemporary neo-Enlightenment philosophies tend to vilify the
human wrought world as "unnatural" and "unhealthy" Nature certainly
doesn't have a monopoly on the sublime any more than we have one on
I'm sure there is nothing like a God, but I'm also equally sure it
has a stupendous sense of humor.
The shiny thing the camera is pointed at is, inevitably, quite
boring. What lies in the periphery and beyond is less so, but will
always disappoint with its insistence on the importance of the
center of the frame. It is this tension that gives rise to all
meaning, between the emptiness of the subject and the subjugation
of any context to that emptiness.
The importance of the above cannot be overstated. Yes, philosophy
is gobbledygook, but it is the gobbledygook we must wade through to
arrive at the correct question. Philosophy cannot answer that, or
any, question, only offer them for perusal.
None of this means you need to read philosophy, or even have heard
of any of the philosophers I adore. What it does mean is that you
need to have not found a little ledge and convinced yourself it's
the world far and wide. Even better if you're falling down the
rabbit hole and content with the notion that there really is no
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now, an obscene amount of time fighting with Objective-C and
C as I slog my way through Apple's development platform while
writing an app. I might not be good looking enough to have my own
TED Talk though.
Otherwise, trying and succeeding at getting my life back on track
after a year long commitment that consumed everything I had and
Trying to write again after that year long break.
Applying to schools and looking for a better job.
Reading real books again. The ones that kick me in the balls and
make me ask for another.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Destroying bicycle drivetrains. Never using the granny gear.
Refusing the see the connection between those two things.
Learning over and over the value of being able to throw away
something I created and once thought was brilliant and
Making sound effects when I drive, walk, or generally move at all.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm not made of chocolate.
After that it's nothing but good surprises.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books that feel indecent to read in public, but not in the way you
might think. Also big, heavy, boring ones; well, ones that look
boring from the outside.
I love Podcasts; the ones you might expect based on my profile. I
clap like seal being tossed a fish when a new episode of RadioLab
Yes, I spend some of my time watching movies and TV, and listening
to music, and what I'm into surprises some, but not most.
I'm an omnivore and not exactly morally righteous about it, but I
don't have a huge amount of respect for fad diets like
paleo-anything, gluten-phobs, fruitarians, and the like. Yes I
mostly eat organic, try and eat local, but mostly in concentrate on
real, actual food, with some fluff thrown in now and then. I find
most fad diets to be treating the symptoms of our fucked up food
system rather than the root, but if you think you can convince me
otherwise than please do. I'd rather date someone I fight with
about food and who can change my mind than someone who has never
thought more deeply about their food than the bottom of the Dorito
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Contentedness can be pursued. Ecstasy cannot.
In that light I need the outside to be more than a place between
I need my ontic horizon to heave and thrash occasionally.
Friends who love enough to be uncivil.
Fun that doesn't exactly feel fun at the time.
I don't really waste my time counting things that don't need to be
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How strange it is to be anything at all.
How strange it is that the right person can make being seem
necessary and inevitable. Whether for five minutes or five
The importance of the authentic act.
How the incidental and the inevitable are really the same thing
seen from different sides of the mirror.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
My work hours mean I am often sober when the rest of Seattle is
getting drunk, but then I catch up if need be.
On a night off I can be out with friends, at a coffee shop writing
or coding, reading at bar or having an equally pretentious
conversation at a bar.
Even better if it's something else entirely.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've never actually read either of the works my username
I think Oxford comma should only be let out of the cellar when
absolutely necessary, kept on a tight leash, and then shoved back
down into the dark as soon as possible. Using them all the time is
lazy grammar; I want my grammar to be able to bite me in the ass
with unintended meanings.
You should message me if
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You too are continuously stunned by how little compassion and
empathy most people seem capable of, while at the same time amazed
by what they can accomplish and do which you never could.
You understand the importance of being objectified in the right way
at the right time.
You don't think being a cynic or an optimist does justice to what
humans are capable of, both evil and good.
You are okay with non-monogamy.
I'm not part of any scene, I'm not going to try and get you to have
a threesome with one of the other women I'm seeing, you're not
going to have to come to any poly social events, but you need to be
okay with romantic relationships that are different then "one and
one only till death do us part…" (Although if you are part of a
scene and want me to come to any sort of social event, I'm
perfectly happy to tag along).
I'm safe. I'm careful, and I expect the same from the women I see.
Yes, sex is great, but I'm unlikely to see someone for very long if
you can't tickle parts of me that aren't simple stimulus-response
mechanisms. I want feedback loops and inference. I want play and
ambiguity. I want your the words that spin off your tongue to be
just as, if not more, sexy than the tongue that riled them into the
I'm not here to find someone I will be buried next to. I'm also not
here to find someone I can sleep with once and then have two
awkward text exchanges with and not talk to again. I'm just here
because there are an abundance of gorgeous and interesting people
out there, and some small percentage of those knocking around these
little walls, tapping, listening.
You agree that "casual sex" is simply sex outside of a committed
relationship. I'm not here looking for it, but I'm also not going
to run away from it.
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