Romantically, I'm looking for a partner who's intellectual, laid-back, affectionate, and fun. I'm totally fine with just making new friends (in fact, I usually prefer to be friends with someone before dating them), but if I had my druthers (yes, my druthers), I certainly wouldn't mind having someone to cuddle up with in the dark, frigid depths of the Carolina winter. Ideally, I'd like to find a partner who doesn't take life too seriously, but is still introspective enough to feel comfortable with all the "woo woo" emotional stuff that being in a serious relationship entails.
Scientists, artists, foodies, gamers, geeks, kinksters, and fellow oxytocin-addicts automatically get moved to the front of the line :)
I also tend to start a not-insignificant proportion of my sentences with "Yeah! And, actually, someone did a study on that..."
(I'm not trying to be a pretentious ass when it happens, I swear. I just get really excited about science and spend far, far too many hours on PubMed.)
Representative example of the foregoing:
Q: What's a mockingbird's favorite drink?
Q: Get it? Get it?? Tequila mockingbird! :D
(Yes, you can punch me afterwards.)
Movies: I like comedies and action flicks, mostly. Especially series! The Naked Gun, Pirates, LoTR, and The Dark Knight trilogies are all favorites. And Love Actually, but I will pointedly ignore you if you try to remind me of that in public.
TV Shows: Archer, Arrow, Sherlock, Supernatural, Dr. Who, Louis C.K., Fawlty Towers, 30 Rock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks & Rec, Seinfeld, and Supernatural.
Comedians: I like Eddie Izzard, Louis C.K., Bill Maher, Jim Gaffigan, and a couple of less-famous others. If you don't find any of these people funny, we're probably not going to be a great match.
Music: My music library has everything from George Crumb to Carly Rae Jepsen, and quite a bit that falls in-between. I took a lot of music theory classes in college, so, although it was never my forte (HAH! See what I did there? SEE WHAT I DID THERE??), I also have a bit of a taste for classical or New Music that rears its head from time to time.
Food: ALL OF IT. Well, except for meat (My family went vegan when I was about six. The hippies.) That said, cheap Chinese food and homemade baked goods will always be a surefire and inexpensive way to my heart.
2) Stipends. They buy me food.
3) My bed. From midnight to 8am every weeknight, it makes me feel like an angel baby swaddled in a cocoon of cloud candy.
4) Backrubs. If magic were real, the first I would do is make a voodoo doll of myself and give it a backrub. (HA, YOU THINK I'M JOKING! I'm not joking.)
5) Those random, bittersweet moments where I decide TO HELL WITH PRICE AND TIME CONSTRAINTS, I'M GOING TO COOK SOMETHING COMPLICATED AND DELICIOUS but then give up and start eating the individual ingredients about halfway through.
Don't look at me like that. That last one is a wonderful antidepressant.
A giant, granite birthday cake?
Or a prison far too easy to escaaaaaaaaaape?
or out with friends. Scoping out a new bar or restaurant. Watching Netflix. Reading pdfs. Y'know, wild and crazy shit.
you think you can make me feel all http://imgur.com/gallery/Qr7CoyS on the inside.
or because I messaged you. That would be nice, don't you think?