I love meeting new people and filling my life with as many new experiences as possible. I'm always looking for a sense of adventure and novelty, but I'm more the type for small adventures than big ones -- I'll take a good time out with a small group of friends over a noisy party or crowded bar any day.
I'm a complete geek. I like video games, books, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, and all generally geeky things. I also like to get out and appreciate nature and I try, with varying degrees of success at different times, to stay in shape.
I have a deep love of music and I'm rarely without an mp3 player or music of some sort playing in the background. I play drums for fun.
I love Fall weather, adventure, and coffee.
I am not interested in dating one person exclusively right off the bat, and I feel obligated to mention this because I find some of the rabid commitment-seeking behavior I've encountered in the dating world off-putting and kind of alien to me. I believe in loyalty and forming deep, lasting connections -- I just think it's better to let them happen more naturally over time.
I know my way around rope. If you're into that sort of thing we should talk ;). If you're not, that's okay too.
Programming. A lot.
I finished up undergrad last summer for Computational and Data Sciences with a Biology concentration, so basically I'm studying computer algorithms for working with Biological data. I like the mix of the two because I'm a logically-minded person and I love puzzles, but programming on its own can start to feel cold and meaningless after a while. Working on problems with applications in the life sciences helps keep things feeling relevant and I love the idea that I could some day put my programming skills to help advance medical research that could save lives or improve people's health.
Unfortunately, as seems too often to be the case, employment in my actual field has been elusive.
Making the worst puns you've ever heard. Satisfaction guarancheesed.
Showing affection. I give excellent hugs.
I'm also told I have exceptional communication skills, which seem like relevant information on a dating site. Though to be fair, not ever having communicated with myself it's hard to be sure what that means.
One on one or among smaller groups of friends I'm really not sure.
Some recent examples of non-fiction books that have influenced me greatly are Susan Cain's Quiet, Tristan Taormino's Opening Up, and Carl Sagan's Cosmos.
Movies: I like animated films a lot. I love comic book movies like Batman and The Avengers.
Music: Mute Math, Imagine Dragons, Muse, Mumford & Sons, Nightwish, Avenged Sevenfold, In This Moment, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Garbage, Green Day, Jonathan Coulton, Flight of the Conchords, Liz Phair, Mae, The Offspring, Lindsey Stirling, Keiko Matsui - just to hit a few of the highlights; there are many, many more
TV: Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, The West Wing, Futurama, How I Met Your Mother, Firefly, Stargate, Dexter
-Coffee - I'm pretty sure there's more caffeine in my veins than blood
How bitter and pretentious that last sentence sounded. Whoops.
My short-, medium-, and long-term career goals, aka how I can capitalize on my introspective and contemplative temperament for personal success and to make the world a better place.
Lately, I have a lot of A's T's G's and C's floating around in my head alongside snippets of Python or C# code.
Reading, watching TV. Relaxing.
Or writing frivolous computer programs. Last week on a drunken whim I coded a Sudoku solver. Because, you know, Sudoku is totally still cool and the world didn't already have enough of those already. I AM A PARTY ANIMAL, WOOOO! Good times!
-You're interested in and capable of intelligent conversation about just about any imaginable topic.
I love good conversation and I'll talk to just about anyone if you're polite and reasonably interesting.