Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Any personality that can be described in a nutshell belongs there.
That said, here's a few snapshots.
I am patient and unrelenting as the tides, which might be the same
thing as saying I'm in my last year of grad school.
I love plots. No, seriously. I have a collection.
I grew up in a crushingly conservative and small-minded little town
out in the deep desert. I escaped to college, and haven't been back
I'm data-driven and empirical. I have strong opinions, but I like
to think I change my mind pretty quickly when I'm convinced I'm
I've been pointed squarely at a career in science since about the
third grade, but not just because the world is amazing and full of
fun surprises and deep puzzles. I believe strongly in the power of
human reason to do good.
Fairness is a big deal for me. I don't get angry very often, but
watching one person exploit another usually does the trick.
When threatened by predators, I can inflate to three times my
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm doing the academic thing -- I'm driven to find out how the
world works, and I love being surrounded by interesting, quirky,
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I ask interesting questions.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I don't own a television, and my reading tends to range pretty
widely (though these days it's mostly nonfiction). Right now I'm
reading How We Reason, The Spirit Level (a book with plots! about
economic inequality!), and The Reactionary Mind.
I've been especially influenced by a few books. The ones that come
to mind are Guns, Germs and Steel; Gödel Escher Bach; The Making of
the Atomic Bomb; and Albion's Seed.
Dan Simmons, China Mieville, and Neal Stephenson usually don't
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...where everything in the universe came from, and how I'm going to
...how the world got broken, and how it could be made (a little
...whether a career in academia is a real contribution or a
...how to meet women who are smart, sexy, and not busted on the
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you think you can hold my attention.
Note, also, that I am now spoken for. I'm always looking for
interesting conversation and good company, but not, at this point,
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.