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  • Ages 24–34
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My details

Last online
Yesterday – 11:01pm
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
5' 9" (1.75m)
Body Type
Doesn’t have kids
My self-summary
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FYI: It is probably best not to take me too seriously.

Also, I stalk lots of profiles, and I probably double-stalk quite a bit too, because I never remember who I've looked at before.

Someone recently asked me what I wanted out of life. I hadn't really thought about it much, or at least not to the point where I had a good answer prepared. I thought for a few seconds and said, "I want to be happy and awesome." I've thought about this question several times since, trying to come up with a better answer, but I think that pretty much covers it.

On a recent trip with my best friend (I forget what led into this), she said, "You know, I don't think there's anything you could do to make me stop loving you. Even if you killed my family, I would still love you. I'd be pissed... but I'd still love you."

I replied, "Yeah, you'd be thinking, 'I'm sure he has his reasons.'"

And I would, because that's the kind of guy I am. I'm not going to kill my best friend's family for no good reason. I am a pretty reasonable guy.

I am algorithm-based, solutions-oriented, and terminally groovy.
What I’m doing with my life
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I graduated from LSU with a math degree and took a job as a draftsman/light designer/database handler/instructor/IT guy in electrical and instrumentation engineering. Then I got laid off and went back to school for economics, but I dropped out for a job in forensic accounting.

I'm also working on making the greatest drinking game ever in time, mostly because I don't really enjoy being intoxicated, and I'm trying to make it fun.

I also spend a lot of time trying to open up peoples' minds a bit, usually in areas in which people have strong unexamined beliefs. As might be expected, this is not always met with enthusiasm. I've noticed that whether they're Republicans, Democrats, Feminists, or something else, most people do not like hearing things that make them question what they think. Lots of people pay lip service to being open minded, but I've been called a great many names (including closed-minded) by those same people for little more than saying true things. I don't think true things should ever offend someone, but if they do, I'm probably going to offend them as much as possible.

Update: Currently unemployed and having fun while I plan my next move. I don't really have any ties here anymore, so I'm considering relocating. Feel free to make a pitch for your city.
I’m really good at
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Coming up with rational solutions to problems, discussing controversial issues without getting personally involved, not being emotionally manipulated, not getting upset over silly things, and learning tons of crap on the internet that may or may not become useful someday.

I've also studied math, economics, philosophy, various other subjects a bit. I dabble too much, so I'm not as knowledgeable as someone that had specialized in one field their entire life, but I could probably still hold intelligent conversations with them about most of it. Still learning.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I don't get enough sun. On the bright side, i'll probably appreciate it when I'm older and look extremely young for my age.

Honestly, I think I generally escape notice. I'm not particularly driven to socialize, nor do I have a compulsion to hear myself talk, so I tend to stay quiet around people I don't know unless my knowledge or opinions are desired. If I'm talking to someone, they probably notice that I'm direct.

snarkasaurus: First thought? "Anyone who can take a photo like this and not take it seriously automatically wins in my book."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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(a) Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand), Time Enough For Love (Robert Heinlein). Economics, math, and philosophy dominate my bookshelf though.
Currently reading: Brave New World (Aldous Huxley), House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)

(b) It's hard to describe what movies I like, except to say that I most appreciate movies that are well-crafted and original and have some depth and subtlety. Short of that, most horror movies have something in them worth watching, even if it's not intentional.

(c) I really enjoyed Dexter. The X-Files and Star Trek: TNG are also favorites. I prefer Around the Horn for my sports talk, and college football gets a lot of play during football season.

(d) The Benjamins, Grand Champeen, LaGrecia, Lagwagon, Rilo Kiley. Joey Cape is amazing.

(e) I've been called a foodie because my best friend and I used to try out nice restaurants all the time, and I enjoy the atmosphere and dressing up a bit to go out to eat (and fancy is obviously the way to go for dates), but if I'm being honest, I actually prefer fast food to most of it. I couldn't be a bigger Taco Bell fan. I love Dairy Queen, and I go with my family every Friday (#DQFriday). I'm also quite fond of Cajun and BBQ. Sharing desserts on dates is the best.

(f) Comics! I love Dinosaur Comics and Order of the Stick. And I've got a soft spot for Calvin and Hobbes.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Capitalism/Free Markets, competence, logic, emotion, skin, and love.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
math, politics, ethics, education, college football, identity, economics, science, technology, and any number of odd projects that someone of as little artistic talent as myself shouldn't be working on.

How I never noticed how sentimental I was until someone recently pointed it out, and then it blew my mind.

The importance of liberal arts degrees.

Gender differences in economic and political philosophy/psychology and other statistics.

Confirmation bias, and how it affects more than just our beliefs. Why politics makes regular people into horrible trolls, and how to fix that.

How much money I save by correctly not caring about organic food, and how happy that makes me. Also, GMOs are safe and awesome! Previously inedible plants can even be genetically modified to be safe to eat, potentially opening up whole new worlds of recipes.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I won't win any awards for most interesting Friday night. I would rate mine more interesting than getting drunk, less interesting than most everything else.

Actually, since my grandmother broke her leg and we moved her to Baton Rouge, Friday night is our family night, and we either all go out to dinner or bring dinner to my grandmother's place. Maybe that's pretty lame, but whatever.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've been on this site for over ten years. It used to be better.

I like cats. Not in a weird way or anything, but I probably like them a lot more than most guys do. I could imagine if there a girl with a cat crushing on me, and the three of us were hanging out, she might occasionally be jealous of the cat. But I guess if she was really awesome, I'd see about making the cat jealous.

I've also realized that I like girls that remind me of cats. I kind of knew this already, but just realized it more. It sounds weirder than it is. Playful? Cuddly? Very attractive qualities! And you know how cats stretch? I love it when girls stretch like that. And purring. Sure, girls don't purr like cats, but I've met girls that come as close to the human equivalent as I can imagine (some kind of soft but audible breathing that shows she's happy and comfortable all curled up with you). I can't be the only one that likes this stuff.

If you say "Who Dat?", I will assume you are functionally retarded.

That popped collar picture? I had pretty much gone through college wearing nothing but T-shirts, so when I finally got a real job, I had to go buy some nicer threads. That picture was taken the very first time I wore one of my new collared shirts. I'd heard so much about popped collars, but I'd never actually seen one. After donning the shirt, and suddenly being acutely aware of the collar, I had to see what all the fuss was about. I managed to keep a straight face just long enough to take the picture.

I have a fairly strong preference for smaller breasts. It really bothers me that so many girls with smaller breasts feel unattractive, so I always do my best to show some love. Muscle tone and nice abs are awesome!

And I'll definitely admit that people refusing to admit anything are not interpreting this question correctly. Seriously kids, if you're not willing to admit it, then it is *by definition* not what this question is asking for. This is a question that was specifically chosen to showcase your openness and uniqueness, not your lack of understanding of the English language.

Alright, since this is a dating site, I'm going to let you all in on one of my biggest secrets to dating success:

I am a dude, like many other dudes, that generally doesn't care about what restaurant we go to. With most women, this is a cardinal sin (other dudes, take note). A guy that can't choose a restaurant is perceived as weak, or accommodating, lacking drive, or something or other, always negative. Girls want guys that know what they want, and it doesn't matter if, as for some of us, that has nothing to do with restaurants. Seriously guys, it is literally one of the least attractive things to women if you can't pick a restaurant.

So when I'm with a girl, and it's time to choose a restaurant, I make a numbered list of the first twenty decent-looking restaurants I find. And I roll a 20-sided die, and that's the restaurant I choose. This is all behind closed doors, of course, so when I meet my date, I can say, "Hey, let's go to [number 17]!", and she'll think I'm a confident, decisive guy that knows what he wants. After all, it's not as if I wasn't exactly that way. Restaurants are just beneath my attention most of the time.

Before I started doing this, and knowing full well that she cares way more than I do about which restaurant we go to, I used to try and pick a restaurant I knew she didn't want (works best if you think she has a particular restaurant she's rooting for). If you're good enough at it, she'll almost always suggest somewhere she wants to go, you still don't look indecisive, and your net happiness increases because she gets the restaurant she wants. This actually worked really well overall, but occasionally you miss or she just agrees, and the restaurant choice is suboptimal. Also, if you tell her you do this, it turns out that most girls don't care if you roll dice, but some, even as they appreciate the ingenuity, don't appreciate the inverse picking play (I always eventually tell the girl I'm with how I choose restaurants, because (1) honesty, and (2) I want them to know that if they ever have their heart set on a restaurant, they should feel free to speak up).

Thank me later dudes. Ladies, sorry I'm so devious. I promise I'll be better in the next life.
You should message me if
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Honestly, you can write me no matter what, but if you want me to respond, your message should be proof that you're capable of interesting and intelligent conversation. If it is, I'm pretty much guaranteed to respond. If I don't respond, you have failed. I'm very strict about this above requirement. Even if I think you seem awesome, I still won't reply (out of principle) if I can't see the brains behind that pretty face.

If you're up for playing football in the mud and having a discussion about economics, politics, ethics, or almost anything really (as we're spraying each other with the hose to get the mud out), there's a chance I want to date you.

I could also use some more friends. My best friend left for grad school at the end of the summer, and she was a pretty big part of my social interaction. We went out to eat, watched movies, played sports, discussed everything under the sun, and had so much fun together, and now that she's gone, I'm lacking activity partners.

If you have really good reasons I should move to your city. Possibly including job opportunities.

To be honest, I use this site more for entertainment than meeting people. I rarely message anyone, and when I do, it's usually just to ask a question, or offer advice, or some other casual reason. I'm not opposed to messaging, meeting, or anything else, so I wouldn't mind, but that's not generally what I'm here for.

I'm still here because OkCupid used to be a really cool site, full of math and humor, and I'm nostalgic. These days, I mostly like to browse peoples' profiles and read the answers to their questions. In particular, I like to read the "unacceptable answers" and see where we don't agree. I enjoy trying to see the issues from their perspectives and broadening my point of view. At least I'm getting something out of it.

Message me if you want to go to the Lagwagon show with me in NOLA on 11/03/15, especially if you know your way around NOLA a little, because I get lost just about every time.