I'm a Brazilian who moved to sunny/beachy/artsy Santa Barbara to enjoy life as a Ph.D student.
I would describe myself as a simple and independent guy who enjoys learning, exchanging ideas, and being helpful. I'm not extraordinary at anything, but I work hard and I'm positive most of the time.
I usually feel attracted to girls with whom I can have good conversation. It is also important to be respectful and careful with others (myself included). Instead of too much emphasis on looks, I'm more into a combination of unconscious charm and good surprises.
I like dating as much as I like being single and I haven't been very lucky with my relationship endeavors lately, so I'm looking for friends only. Also, while I completely understand people who engage in casual relationships, experience says it doesn't work for me. But I can always introduce you to one of my friends who I think is cool, I have some.