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My self-summary
I'm Nathaniel (not Nate, not Nathan, and for the love of god not Nate-zilla). You've stumbled upon my top-secret online dating page. Welcome. Pull up a chair. Pour yourself a glass of wine and keep the rest of the bottle within arm's reach. Stay a while.

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")
What I’m doing with my life
Travelling around the world chasing my dream of becoming a psychology professor. I am also on a mission to find the world's best chocolate chip cookie recipe.
I’m really good at
Being modest. I'm seriously the most modest person in the world. Nobody can beat my modesty.

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.
The first things people usually notice about me
In the past week - these amazing new boots I got on Black Friday. They're totally not vegetarian but screw it. I haven't eaten meat in 12 years so me and the cow king are more than even.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Catch-22 and anything by Paul Auster. I have to admit I have a hard time finding books I truly love, though not through lack of trying.

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.
The six things I could never do without
salt. Heaps and heaps of salt on everything I eat. Also constant access to water - I'm sure these are totally unrelated...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My three nephews. They're growing up so fast back in the states and they pretty much only know me from Skype. But we're working on the long-distance relationship.
On a typical Friday night I am
Shaking my fist at the teenagers drinking outside my flat for making me jealous that I have to work.

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!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a scar...downstairs. When I was a teenager, my mom used to threaten to tell my crushes about it if I didn't clean my room.

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.
You should message me if
If you have a Shiba Inu. Or if you're Jennifer Lawrence.

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.