Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a third culture kid who grew up all over the world. I went to
college in Las Vegas and didn't get much done. I moved around for
awhile after that before settling in Maryland. After doing a number
of jobs I hated (mostly IT stuff, from contracting at the executive
office to working at the Apple store) I decided to take out some
massive loans and go back to school full-time. Now I'm an
astronomy/physics student at UMD and I love it. It has taken me a
really long time to find my way.
Most of my close friends call me a smart-ass. I love repeating
facts that I find interesting and talking about science and
literature and philosophy and other nerdy stuff. Most of my
ex-girlfriends call me a hopeless romantic. I used to wear that
title like a badge of honor but I hate it now. Now I am a hopeful
romantic. I am not afraid of commitment. I don't say this to be
cute or make a certain impression, I say it because I spent many
years being afraid of commitment. I am happy to realize that this
is not true anymore. This doesn't mean it's all I'm looking for—it
just means that I'm not running from it like I used to.
I like to be outside in the rain. I like to stay at home and watch
movies and Netflix. I like to cook badly and laugh. I like to hold
hands. I like Imgur and any game made by Blizzard. The character I
identify with the most is the Doctor, except I'm shorter, not as
brave, or smart, and I don't have a time machine or a British
accent. Other than that we're basically the same person.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I study astronomy and astrophysics at UMD, and have my foot loosely
in the door at an internship at NASA that I hope to start in the
next year. I'm also writing the next great American novel. Like,
really though. It's fantastic.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Fixing things. Listening to people and challenging them. Being
ecstatic. Listening to cello music and brooding. Arguing. Certain
computer games. Sentence fragments.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Lolita, Pale Fire, 100 Years of Solitude, The Unbearable
Lightness of Being, Hamlet
Movies: Joe Vs. The Volcano, Lost in Translation, Eternal Sunshine,
High Fidelity, Leaving Las Vegas
Shows: Dr. Who, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Community, Cowboy
Bebop, Home Movies
Music: I love classical and trip hop. Basically anything without
lyrics. I enjoy EDM but I hate dancing (I'd like it if I was better
at it). Lately I have a soft spot for bluegrass/country. Anyone in
my car agrees to be subjected to bluegrass.
Food: Spicy food. Literally, that's the only qualifier. I will eat
anything if it is spicy. For example termites are surprisingly
spicy. For the longest time I thought eggplant was spicy, until I
realized that I am allergic to eggplant and I actually have an
allergic reaction that is painful, which I mistake for spiciness.
And yes, I still eat eggplants after this discovery.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The Internet. Dave's Insanity Sauce. Dogs (I have one and live with
five others—they're monsters). My computer. Leaves of Grass by Walt
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My future. Really big unanswerable existential questions. Where I'm
going to get lunch.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Doing homework. Watching Dr. Who. Writing the aforementioned next
great American novel. Being awesome at computer games. Succumbing
to the desperate beauty of the universe with immense joy and
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm scared of driving! But I've never gotten a ticket or been
responsible for an accident. I just learned pretty late in life so
I've never been too comfortable with it.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're equally happy staying in and being cuddly or going out and
being amazing. It's important to me that the people in my life are
excited and inspired people. I don't mean just for career goals, I
mean people that are genuinely happy to be alive, even when it's
overwhelming and difficult. You should message me if you want to go
to the museums on the mall. You should message me if you want to
learn how to play golf from someone who has no idea how to play
golf. You should message me if you appreciate a guy who is
generally pretty chill and a little reserved, but has a secret
reverence for the world that impacts him deeply.
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