I'm not sure whether there is anything more than brain matter when it comes to human consciousness, but I am sure that a large part of what makes each of us is our relationships with others. I feel I get a lot from knowing other people, so cheers! May you be ambivalent and lucky in the pursuit.
... on this site?:
I'm fascinated with exploration. People, food, topography, books, the internet. Wherever I am geographically, I find my exploits are limited by time, circumstance and hard currency. Not so on the interwebs! You only have to surrender sleep + dignity and the world becomes some kind of oyster, albeit of indeterminate size & freshness.
Anyhoo, I'm interested in conversations and the potential of finding like-minded people to share actual time and space* with while avoiding perfunctory date-like activities. That said, I like to fill the weekends and try new things. I'm trying to convince myself I can still use this site to do that even though I'm just looking for friendship / conversation at present.
*Modern as I am, bedspace is not part of any conversation I'm going to have over the internet.
Memorable reads: The Poisonwood Bible, Love in the Time of Cholera, Middlesex, Sons & Lovers, Mother Tongue, Down Under, Notes from a Small Island, Lost Continent et al. (any) non-fiction by Bill Bryson; The New Jim Crow, A People's History of the United States, The Selfish Gene, Sex at Dawn, lots of Vonnegut, ...
Grammatik, Thievery Corporation, Alabama Shakes, tUnE-yArDs, Parov Stelar! Portishead, Beats Antique, Mos Def, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Avett Brothers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, Cat Power, Nina Natasia, Eels, Explosions in the Sky, Pixies, Vampire Weekend, Public Property, Lavender Diamond, Amy Winehouse, Passion Pit, Adele, Wolf Parade, Yeasayer, UUVVWWZ, The Walkmen, LCD Soundsystem, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, MGMT, Sigur Ros, Regina Spektor, Ratatat, Neutral Milk Hotel, Modest Mouse, Toadies/Burden Brothers, Smashing Pumpkins, Chemical Brothers, The Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Neko Case, Devotchka, Grizzly Bear, OK GO, Wilco, Talking Heads, Sing Fang Bous, Josh Ritter, Andrew Bird, Architecture in Helsinki, Band of Horses, Horsefeathers, Tim Fite, Stars, John Dahlback, Stars, Noah & the Whale, Azealia Banks (thus far I haven't found other songs of hers that are as good as "212"), Portugal-The Man, Dom La Nena, on and on
... and Dawn of Midi is phenomenal.
That's all, captive audience,
You're into DIY, maker's movement / creative projects, writing, book share, all things radio, pragmatism, conversation, cognitive psych, human behavior or behavioral economics.
You can abide, in particular, that "activity partner" =/= willingness to do premeditated "get to know you" stuff, commonly called dating. All I can promise to be is interested in finding new friends. This allows everyone to relax and let interest develop in more organic, intriguing ways.