Before we go on. I should warn you. When I have one too many beers my flirting skills are reduced to that of a 7 year old boy with a playground crush. This usually entails pinching, poking and/or biting. Don't say I didn't warn you.
I am a three course meal served in a hidden speakeasy cellar with no obvious entrance save for a blurry window and the faint sound of an upright bass.
Appetisers: Street / portrait photography, hiking, and travelling
Main dish: Scientist studying human behavior. Research, teaching, international conferences, all that good stuff.
Dessert: Lots of vegetarian cooking. I make a vegan chocolate cake that has no business being so delicious.
Apéritif: Cognac and a well-made horror film (like "It Follows")
Also discovering online videos. I've pretty much seen every video on the internet. Here's my latest favorite about the start of computerised dating in the 1960s. It's 14 minutes of sheer nostalgia and nerdy joy. If this doesn't bring a smile to your face then we're probably not a good match ;)
I like to make predictions. I predict that you are currently in one of these two states:
1. You're at a bar at the start of the night drinking gin and tonics with your girlfriends. One of your friends in a relationship has commandeered your phone to see how this online dating thing works.
2. Sitting on the toilet swiping away to distract you from the task at hand.
Movies: Too many to list! But Tarantino and Scorcese are both good starts. I think The Goonies, Back to the Future, It Follows, There Will Be Blood and Inglourious Basterds, and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, are flawless films from beginning to end. I just saw and loved the film "Love and Mercy" about Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. I always thought the Beach Boys were kind of lame but now I'm a huge fan.
Shows: Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Breaking Bad, Firefly, X-Files, Star Trek the Next Generation, Game of Thrones, Faulty Towers. If we make it to a 3rd date, and you haven't seen any of these series, you will be required to watch three episodes of each. This is non-negotiable - though I'll make something tasty for the viewing.
Music: Mostly indie and folk rock, with occasional hard rock (I can listen to Tool for hours...) and electronic music to get me pumped up for working out or going out. I also love the blues. I'll take a 70 year old black man from the 1930s playing a shitty guitar on a $5 microphone over pretty much anything. That said, my record for listening to the same song in one day is around 20 - Mr. Brightside. That's just a damn fine pop song.
Food: Self-critical vegan. I cook and eat vegan, but I'm really not hardcore about it -yes, yes, I know I wear leather and eat Gummibärchen when I've had a few beers. I have been allergic to milk since birth - and yes, a couple years ago I finally brought up the courage to ask my mom if I was successfully breast fed and she said "oh sure!". So I've got that nice mental image burned into my brain now.
Or pondering a recent news article that STDs run rampant in nursing homes. Apparently when you're old and senile you get tons of booty and no one gives a fuck. Can't wait!
Also my friends say that I write too much in my OKC profile and come off as too 'nice' - but I made the executive decision that it's better you know right now that I'm nice rather than to discover it awkwardly on a first date.
If you're Jennifer Lawrence and you have a Shiba Inu then please don't write me because I'll just have a heart attack.