Professional baby seal clubber. Just kidding! ;)
I have been an analytical chemist for years, and have transitioned into being a data scientist (basically this means I'm a programmer who uses statistics and probability to analyze what's really going on in the world of data. Yay Python, math, and visualizations).
**If you "like" me, just shoot a quick message. I can't see them. Just FYI.**
I had a much longer profile before, but in the end it all comes down to meeting in person and seeing if there's any chemistry. So, in a nutshell:
I'm authentic about life and am overly honest, even if it means incurring a negative reaction. I'm basically a fit nerd who works out daily and can handle both formal settings and the accompanying norms as well as chill times where you couldn't care less about how you look (seriously love cuddling on the couch...), wants love but isn't helpless without it, and enjoys art, culture, and personal growth in addition to science, technology, and world affairs.
I read frequently (non-fiction and fiction), enjoy time outdoors, trying new food, and stimulating conversation. I also enjoy film a good deal and being able to use a film, book, or news topic as a springboard for conversation (goofy or serious) is something of a personal barometer for whether there might be a connection with someone or not. I'm a southern boy and I have a strong accent, and enjoy being a gentleman and the chivalry that comes with it. Finally, I'm very loving. I've tried the "cold" partner thing -- doesn't work for me.
Introverted core in an extroverted wrapper.
I like to be around people who I have fun with and can make me laugh -- pretty crazy, I know. I am well-traveled. Also an annual attendee of the Renaissance Festival.
My little platitudes:
Lose the story.
Life's too short to worry (I laugh at myself frequently :).
Enforced normalcy bores me.
Age is just a number.
- Keeping my word / being accountable.
- Being comfortable with, and laughing at, myself.
- Problem solving.
- Driving fast. :/
- Positive attitude.
- Southern manners.
I like a broad spectrum of music, including (but not limited to) modern EDM, hard rock, big band, classic R&B, old country, jazz, and classical. Have a penchant for great film scores, as well. Music is probably the single least important factor in determining whether or not someone can be a really great partner to love and grow with. Nice bonus, but having identical tastes is absolutely not necessary.
I own a TV for occasional movies / Netflix, but have never had cable in my life.
- Ways to make friends feel better or motivated.
Climbing Everest and designing/building my own house are on my bucket list.
* exercise / eat well.
* a positive person and open-minded.
* like stimulating conversation.
* have an open/witty sense of humor.
* not religious.
* sexually comfortable with yourself.
* don't smoke cigarettes.
* attracted to me, want to try drinks at a new place, and can laugh with stranger.