Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I think the most astute and flattering compliment that I've gotten
from somebody lately is from an acquaintance that I've recently
gotten to know quite a bit better. He said to me the other day, "I
feel like I could ask you anything and you would answer honestly."
I think that's pretty much me in a nutshell.
I'm kind of an Amy Pond. What I really want is a Rory.
Also I have an extreme appreciation of big words and I love to
combine them in non-traditional ways so you may occasionally hear
me refer to my sleeping roommate as my hibernating habitation
I guess I come off a little serious here, but I can assure you that
my silliness is often commented upon. I laugh really loudly.
Like... really. That kind of laugh where people turn and look at
you. I can't seem to help it.
I love to tell stories about my life. Some of them are cautionary
tales. One of my friends from school once told me that she was
going to cancel her cable and just listen to my stories. That made
About a year and a half ago I started doing pole fitness. It is
seriously the best thing that's ever happened to me. I've never
enjoyed working out but this is something that I can be passionate
about and enjoy while getting in shape. It is amazing and I love
it. Yes... I can do a striptease. No... I don't take my clothes off
for money... but I have thought about trying it.
My new favourite chemistry related pick up line: "you're what
happens when copper and tellerium form a compound."
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I just moved here from Ottawa to start grad school at UBC in
chemistry. My specific area of research will be in development of
novel types of quantum dot biosensors. If you know what I'm talking
about that's cool... if not, I love talking about my research
because it is super badass and I'm really excited about it.
Eventually I want to become an instructor/professor. I used to
teach high school and junior high and I really love teaching but
hate the public school system.
I'm still getting used to Van. I like it so far but I'm still
feeling a little out of place because I don't have all the
furniture I need and I don't have a vast web of social connections
with constant things to do. I'm sure that will come with time.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-Being forthright - SERIOUSLY... people don't really get this, then
they meet me in person and they go "wow, you really are honest and
up front aren't you?"
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't really know but probably that I'm - well, some people call
it obnoxious, but I like to think of it as charmingly forward. I
don't have much of an inner monologue so I pretty much always say
what I'm thinking. Some people find it rude, but it's not like I'm
mean about it. I am just not ashamed of my opinions. Also, I am
pretty outgoing you can pretty much ask me anything. I am an open
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Authors: I'll read anything and everything pretty voraciously. I
have some favourites that I always go back to and they are mostly
of the fantasy/sci-fi genre, namely Terry Pratchett, Guy Gavriel
Kay, and most similar things.
Movies: I don't really have favourite movies. I mean... I see
movies and like them but probably the movies I remember most are
the ones I saw when I was a kid... Disney movies... and Star
Wars... and Back to the Future...
Shows: Firefly... Community... Doctor Who... How I Met Your
Mother... Archer... Sherlock... House... But mostly Doctor
Music: Well, anything really. If you put my iPod on shuffle you
might hear an indie song, metal, classical, pop, country... all in
a row really. I grew up playing music and singing and I love it
Food: I like to try new things but I don't get to very often
because I am a grad student (synonym: constantly broke). I love to
cook though so sometimes I try new stuff at home, but cooking for
one is no fun.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I don't really know. If you think about this question seriously,
it's pretty hard to answer. I mean... what you HAD to live without
this stuff. You probably could physically - barring the basic
I think the only thing that I would not be able to survive without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
... how far I've come and how far I want to go
... how fantastic the world is and how amazed I am that it works
the way it does
... how to apply nanomaterials to chemotherapy drugs to make them
safer for consumption
... the fact that most of the stars we see at night are already
dead by the time their light reaches us
... many other deep and intelligent things
... why the hell my cat can't cough up his damn hairballs somewhere
... what would happen if I randomly dyed my hair pink
... how many more times I can hit the snooze button before I'm late
to class again
... how long I can avoid calling my mother for before she starts to
... many other random things that are neither deep nor intelligent
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There are several things I could be doing - in fact any combination
of the following is possible:
-Hanging out with some friends
-Aimlessly surfing the internet
-Cooking dinner for some friends
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am a lot more funny than this profile indicates.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
... you appreciate honesty
... you really like sarcasm.
... you're the kind of person who would call me up to go for a walk
around the city or a drink or a coffee at midnight on a Wednesday
just because you couldn't sleep.
... you are going to write something more than "hey" or "what's
... you're okay with something a little more casual and seeing
where things go.
... DON'T message me if your idea of a pick-up line is "I wish I
was your homework so you would do me all the time."
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