BenR_SF
33 Evanston, United States
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My self-summary
I like laughing, intelligent conversation, getting lost in a good book, or movie. I like talking about philosophy over a drink or two, and being able to smile at the end of a debate or discussion. I'm a geek, not a nerd (Yes, there's a difference).

I'm a romantic; opening doors, flowers, helping you with your coat, that sort of thing. I know it's cliché but what can I say? It makes me happy. I'm open about my emotions and my thoughts. Sometimes that gets the better of me, but I prefer it to the alternative. I should mention that cuddling is a must!

I grew up in both the United States and in Israel where I served in the military for three years. It was a profound experience for me that changed the way I view the world.

I love the outdoors. Whether it's disc golfing, camping just about anywhere, or a campfire, it's nice to just disconnect from all the technology and information overload for a while. That being said, technology is really cool in my opinion, and I like to keep up to date on the latest and greatest gadgets and innovations out there. I Love to cook, it's a lot of fun and I think I'm pretty good at it, I think my specialty is soup.

I also really get into Origami every so often, and try to master a new creation on my own. What the heck is a reverse bi-fold?!

A few random facts: I don't mind wearing mismatching socks. I like to correct people who correct people about words like Fishes, I'm a total sucker for Grecko-Roman anything. I think mythology is fascinating, from an anthropological point of view. I've been to Munich 4 times for the sole purpose of drinking beer with my dad, brothers, cousins and grandpa. The BART voice both amuses and creeps me out. I don't use filler words. I love zeropunctuation I donate blood every 8 weeks, I don't draw the little horizontal line in my capital A's,

PS: Colbert > Stewart.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently in school pursuing a degree in psychology which I plan on seeing through to a PhD. I'm loving every moment of it. There are few things better than the pursuit of knowledge.
I’m really good at
Cooking.

Looking up stuff I don't know.

Not procrastinating. I think I'm physically incapable of it... kinda scary...

Origami (at least I think so!)
The first things people usually notice about me
How much I don't look my age. (I take it as a compliment :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite band is K's Choice and I wish they'd come to the US already! (Update: They're coming to SF May 3rd and I have 2 tickets!!! Interested??) I like alternative, rock, metal, classical, 80s and 90s, electronic and euro-techno when the mood strikes me. Here's a short list of the top:

K's Choice, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Garbage, Massive Attack, Daft Punk, RHCP, Robbie Williams, CCR, Metallica, Nirvana, Evanescence, Led Zeppelin, Disturbed, Infected Mushroom, The Prodigy, Michael Jackson, 3 Doors Down, Incubus, Live, Foo Fighters, Queen, Beatles, Yellow Jackets, The Doors, U2, Oasis, Manson, Smashing Pumpkins, Third Eye Blind, Elton John, NIN, Offspring, Stephen Lynch,

I don't care much for horror or snuff films, scary movies are fine, but I'd rather see an Action/Comedy/Drama/Thriller/Adventure movie if given the choice. (I can't stand movies like Meet the Fockers, where the entire movie is just one bad thing happening after another. So aggravating!)

I don't own a TV, but when I watch shows, it's House, Game of Thrones, Spartacus, Star Gate (SG1, Atlantis, Universe), Legend of the Seeker, Law and Order: SVU, Colbert Report,

Books, my mental food! I love books that teach me things, or challenge my imagination.

Some examples might be The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, "I, Claudius", The Selfish Gene, Books from the Dragon Lance Saga, Lord of the Flies, HGTtGalaxy, Starship Troopers, Dune, The Hobbit, Catch 22, Papillon, Animal Farm, Letters to a young Contrarian,
The six things I could never do without
Dry Socks
Learning something new
Asking questions
Family/Friends (I almost feel like that's cheating)
Hot showers
Physical activity
The Interwebs (<-- bonus for using Friends/Family)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I'll study after I'm done with my current path.

Where I want to vacation next.

What I want to eat.

Game theory.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with a friend having a few drinks, or at home watching a movie / reading a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I own a stuffed lion that my dad gave me when I was 2.
You should message me if
"I want a girl with a mind like a diamond, I want a girl who knows what's best, I want a girl with shoes that cut, And eyes that burn like..."
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