I don't ever have time to come here and give it a good going-over, so here's the spiel: I'm married to my soul-mate + we have an open marriage; we have an 11-month old son who is my world; I'm a Ph.D. student full-time and I work between 1 and 4 jobs at any given point in time; I like getting to know new people; I'm open-minded and objective in all the ways a person can be; math + beards + body modification + music.
I'm a long story and a flash fiction all at once.
The Cliff's Notes version is this: In the song Piano Man, I'm the old man at the bar who's making love to his tonic and gin.
At the core, I'm an inquisitive mathematician. Even if I remove math from the equation (see what I did there?), I'm a thinker through and through. Give me a good piece of classic literature and a fresh glass of single malt scotch and I'll be sufficed indefinitely. To me, it really is the small things.
To that end, I'm not into stuff. Truthfully, too, I tend not to be into people who are into stuff, though every rule has a handful of exceptions. Cool people are cool people, though generally speaking, if you don't own books and/or if you can't hold a conversation about something meaningful, I'll likely reserve the adjective cool pending further review.
Along the same lines, I really do think that greed is responsible for most of the problems in the world today. I'm the guy who gives $5 to every sign-holder standing outside of Walmart, the guy who tips 40% on every meal, and the guy who wanted to donate his kidney to a person he'd never met face-to-face before. No, I don't care if the sign-holder uses it to buy drugs, if the service was subpar or if the guy who needed a kidney turns out to be an asshole: You give because you have more than you need, not because your gift explicitly benefits you.
I have pictures uploaded to benefit visitors of the page, though I'd encourage thoughtful visitors to withhold suppositions until they've been better introduced. I'm a walking example of Don't judge a book by its cover, though if you ask me, it's a pretty sexy cover. (PS: I only feign arrogance. It's a hobby.) The one thing the pictures do capture is the fact that body modification is a big part of my life: I encourage everyone to be open-minded enough not to judge based on that, as I'm open-minded enough not to judge based on a potential lack thereof.
I'm also open-minded enough to disregard stereotypical ideas of beauty, as well. I feel that people - especially women - are told from an early age how they need to look to be attractive, and truthfully, I feel like most of it's bullshit. I don't discriminate based on age, size, race, hair color, eye color, skin color, etc., and I honestly do believe that every woman is beautiful. The fact that women feel the need to be skinny, tanned, shaved smooth and shaped like various inanimate objects is sad and...well, it's just sad.
I'm in an open marriage with heatherstover, which makes us both married and looking. If I'm honest, I'm only on this site for kicks and as a way to waste time when I'm bored. Unfortunately, christianmingle.com wasn't cutting it, though I can't imagine why.
Essentially, I'm here for whatever: I come with no pretense, and I'm looking to meet cool people. If it turns into something fun, that's great; if it stays an online conversational interaction, that's great too.
Note: I tend to be open to any answers on most of the subjective personality questions OkCupid has to offer, but I forewarn you: If you answer one of the objective questions incorrectly and if you're so confident in your "abilities" that you "refuse to accept" the correct answers, rest assured that I probably think you're a douchebag and I probably won't talk to you. Ever. If you get it wrong and you don't have a "preferred answer," that's fine - some people just don't know stuff - but being wrong and being condescending simultaneously makes you appear totally ignorant.