I've been asked how I can be simultaneously "the dumbest and smartest person they know" by several friends. I'm a curious learner and a chronic overthinker; I like to dig deep and learn about an issue, to be perpetually challenged intellectually. On the other hand, I have a sense of humor which, while witty, isn't always as intellectual...
I'm a major foodie. Few things are more pleasurable, to me, than making and sharing food. I'm no food snob nor am I a five Michelin stars cook but making and eating good food, no matter how simple, is important to me. If you view eating as simply necessary to your survival, I fear it's not going to work between you and I.
Si votre anglais n'est pas super bon, ne vous inquiétez pas. Je parle français couramment. Le français est ma langue maternelle même si le reste de mon profile est en anglais.
It is, to me, the perfect mix of nerdy, science and political. I tried political science the last time I was in university but it felt too abstract and had far too few mathematics in it. Economics is a closer match to my analytical mind and the scientific mindset I developed when I studied chemistry.
Politics is a big part of my life. A while back, I decided that complaining at home wasn't going to make the world a better place. I got off my couch and I'm doing my part to nudge the country in a better direction. As a result, I end up spending a lot of time volunteering for political parties. You could call it a hobby, or a calling, depending on how grandiose you want to be about it.
If politics or economics are inhetently boring to you, have no worries. I've had relationships built on essentially never discussing it with my partners. I have other interests, worry not!
I have a deep passion for getting to know how people think, what makes people tick, what shapes them and how they've grown into who they are now. As odd as it sounds, talking to people can be accurately described as my favorite hobby - by far.
I like to connect with people with amazing potential, share our dreams and scars, compare our struggles and ambitions. I like to help them become a better version of themselves, as they help me to grow and understand the world a little more.
I want to connect intensely with others. Otherwise, I do not see the point of socializing. I avoid small talk like pest. I want big talk. I want to learn about you, learn more about the world through you, come to understand life a little bit better through your eyes, and hopefully teach you more about yourself. It's why it enrages me to see so many empty profiles on dating apps. How can we meaningfully connect?
Usually, with me, there's either this amazing chemistry and understanding, or it's incredibly hard for me to communicate and bond. I'm okay with not being everyone's cup of tea. Few are truly mine, so it's reciprocal.
Favorites include Banshee, for its amazing directing and its capacity to make me feel emotions like no other has; Community, for ruining comedy for me by being simultaneously hilarious, smart and humane to a point where the series finale felt like saying goodbye to friends; Star Trek: The Next Generation, for showcasing what science fiction does best: putting interesting characters in foreign and fictive context to force us to think about our own society; and The West Wing, for so romantically telling a story about people in politics.
I also enjoy the occasional anime. In particular, anything directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (ef, Madoka, Bakemonogatari, etc.) is sure to reach godhood. The man's gift for visual metaphors and camera angles is unparalleled.
My favorite classic book is probably L'Étranger by Albert Camus, for kick-starting my reflection of atheism when I was 16.
A special mention goes to Eliezer Yudkowsky's Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. While, yes, it's a work of fanfiction, the level of craft put in the fiction goes beyond what is usually assumed of fanfiction. Hilarious and smart, it closely portrays my way of thinking about the world on many issues. The chapters on death, especially, are very powerful.
Food-wise, as I mentioned above, I love cooking. I'm not a picky eater and I enjoy discovering new flavors, subtleties and textures. Most of my cooking are stir frys, so expect a high probability of Asian food if I make you a meal.
If you're polyamorous.
If you think you'd like for us to go out for coffee or a drink and you think waiting for the guy to make the first move is so 20th century.