Anyway, I *AM* a 27 year old economist (heck yeah, Excel spreadsheets and vlookup!), ex-radio personality and ex video game company forum moderator, and all around best home cook ever (you're going to have to cook for ME in return if you want to defend your title, guys, because I make some kickass gyoza).
I majored in International Politics in undergrad and was in the .000001% who didn't want to go into campaigning or law thereafter. I got a Master's degree instead and am economic consultant for parks and public spaces, but my primary work right now is on SEPTA. No, you can't blame me if your bus is late. I figure out what routes make the most economic sense to maintain or upgrade with MATH. Woo!
You want interesting backstory? I got plenty.
I love working with kids and have spent several summers volunteering with them, working with legally blind, blind, and blind/mentally handicapped kids on the Jersey shore. I also volunteered my Saturday mornings (had to leave at 7:30 AM!) to tutor English to the elderly living alone while in undergrad in Tokyo- it was a chance for them to not only to meet other elderly Japanese with no families, but also someone from abroad- and I did this all while holding down a job and finishing my undergraduate degree. Yeah, in Japan. In Japanese. My undergrad gave me a dual degree from University of Delaware and Soka Daigaku in Tokyo. 面白くないの？
I've been to four continents, and held residence in four different countries in the past eight years (other than the US, that would be Japan, Vietnam and China in reverse chronological order). I grew up being able to speak Hebrew and Swedish- now my head's been filled with Japanese and I've mostly forgotten them both. I can still read and write a bit in Hebrew, though.
I was born with translucent eyes. I'm a real-life mutant, dammit, and I was waiting for that invite to Xavier's like most kids wait for their owl to Hogwarts.
I work my ass off. None of this aspiring to be a stay-at-home mom shit. Kids? I'd consider it, later down the line, but only adoption (disease is genetic, and due to genetics, my hypothetical kids WILL have it, and worse than me).
I used to study industrial design, which means in addition to being able to joke with you in multiple languages, I can also get my hands dirty. Need a cabinet built? Made the bookshelf in my bedroom. Shirt's been ripped in two (wonder why that happened, eh?)? I can make you a new one from scratch. But it's always fun building shit together- I could always use a pair of hands to finish building that Portal turret replica I started crafting back in May. You up to it?
In short, try and keep up with me. I don't take stragglers. And I'll do my damned best to keep up with you. You like long walk on the beach? Awesome. We'll go. But none of this whining "it's time to go back" after an hour. Get ready for a hike.
And bring a tent.
Allright, guys, if you've gone this far and liked what you saw, you're probably happy to meet a sassy holds-her-own nerdy lass who cares for others but is no doormat. There is one caveat that I am going to state right now so that there isn't any confusion later.
I am an asexual.
Sex brings me no pleasure- not even kissing. I have no desire to have sex or 'please myself', so getting down on me is like making love to a plastic sex doll- and I'd rather be reading a book or doing something else anyway. I am happy to have an open relationship where your physical needs are met elsewhere; I will never be unfaithful as I'm not interested in the perpendicular hula in the first place. Don't expect to be a magic bullet that 'makes me want you'; I've already tried. I am genuinely not interested in any physical contact besides hugs. I know its early to just post this online, but I'd rather spare your heart if we are that sexually incompatible, and asexual isn't an option on OKC. Yet.
I am looking for a life partner; someone to maybe raise children with, share a roof, warm stories, and lots of adventure. If you've survived that paragraph unscathed, hey! Give me a buzz.