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  • Ages 25-38
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5' 10" (1.78m)
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Post grad
Doesn’t have kids
My self-summary
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I've stationed myself in New York for the summer, and potentially longer, since working out of East Village cafes seems far more appealing than those in PA. I recently had moved to Pittsburgh for an Economics faculty position at Carnegie Mellon (and before that was in Chicago, SF and Boston). In my old-age pragmatism, I thought I'd give online dating a try.

I think my friends would describe me as thoughtful, sincere, irreverent, playful and maybe a bit eccentric. I feel I'm at my best around people who are passionate about ideas, comfortable in their skin, who have a strong affinity for coffee shops/caffeine, and who are emotionally and socially curious. I really like learning from others (and in more recent years, teaching students who genuinely care about a topic).

My favorite two people in the world are probably my little nephews (who excitingly just recently moved from London to Seattle)-- though my baby niece is surging up the ranks. All three are very cute, and my nephews are scarily observant little guys with a merciless knack for Uno. Bono is somewhere in my top ten. Admittedly, I watch way too much television. Mainly reality shows (all 30 seasons of Survivor) and sports (with strong loyalties to my Vikings, but also many hours of NBA, golf, tennis - hoping that poor Fed can capture at least 1 more Slam before he fades into the champions tour), unless its a campaign year in which case, like everyone else, I make time for Meet the Press. However, I'm not averse to the quality scripted drama or comedy (e.g., GOT, Veep, Rome, Silicon Valley -- the Wire, House of Cards, Breaking Bad and early West Wing are on the docket).

I have an insatiable appetite for (persuasive) social psychology research, some aspects of pop-culture, politics, and movies (and movie critique). Chris Nolan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher, PTA and well, Spielberg are current (living) favorites. I've been battling a lip balm addiction for 15 years, and a caffeine addiction for seven years. I'm curious why people do the things they do, and i feel lucky that i get to study that for a living.
What I’m doing with my life
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I research (and teach) behavioral economics and decision-making. Essentially I use field experiments and lots and lots of data to document "mistakes" that people tend to make in important decisions (like financial choice, food choice, health behavior, educational decisions... and, most important among these obviously, dating!) and to try to test ways to improve such choices.

Recently I also started working on a series of projects on happiness and emotional well-being, and the factors that contribute (and don't contribute) to it. Last two papers were on gender differences in love, and whether kids lead to parental happiness -- standard topics for any economist...

My only "real" job was a short stint in consulting at mckinsey after undergrad. Unfortunately, I was too young/shy at the time to take full advantage of the all open tabs and jet-setting : )
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Naps of a dazzlingly wide variety of lengths.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am applying Chapstick (again). And I ask a lot of (sometimes irreverent) questions. And I've been told I wear subdued hues.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Caffeine
2. U2 and music more generally
3. Email, ESPN, Politico, the Atlantic, New Republic, Arts & Letters Daily, Oscar blogs, psych and econ blogs, and many other online distractions
4. Irreverence
5. Food - Shelter - Water - Movies
6. Other Humans
7. Autonomy (and freedom from numerical rules...)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Papers, experiments, politics, sleep, and the NFL draft.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Ideally out with friends having a drink and good conversation, but sometimes at home working, with a glass of wine, and maybe a movie (or certainly music) in the background.
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I'm looking for someone kind, empathic, bright, occasionally self-scrutinizing and always curious, and who doesn't take themselves or the world (or me) too seriously. Someone who likes Totinos, indulges the possibility of the paranormal, excludes Chris Matthews in any indictment of political journalism, appreciates counterfactuals, loves U2, even post Achtung, believes in social justice, has seen at least 20 to 25 seasons of Survivor (or, even better, participated on a season), and can play tennis is a plus.

Someone who's content having dinner/drinks with friends and likes my lasagna, fajitas and very spicy chicken curry, probably works too...