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My self-summary
I'm a curious, science-oriented guy. I smile immoderately when I'm happy. Once somebody has truly earned my trust, there's little they can do to make me stop loving them. I like to see the good in everybody, but love people even more for their faults.

I'm very socially liberal in my beliefs about reproductive choice, equality and opportunity to do whatever you want, regardless of your orientation or gender, born or chosen. But I'm actually pretty traditional in my personal gender roles. I don't mind paying on dates, I've never been good at cooking or gardening, and I'm totally a sucker for women who complement me. Or compliment me. ;)

Reviews are in. Here's what the critics are saying:

"He's a great guy because...he likes cats and puts up with me. And cares about cities and shit."
"Creatively entertaining! Best Summer thrill ride of 2014!"
"Four paws up!"

Two of those quotes come from actual friends.
What I’m doing with my life
Write software and do stats for a small company in the sports/entertainment industry. It's awesome and I love it while I'm doing it and I love my coworkers as coworkers, but I try my hardest not to make it my identity.

I'm deeply involved in local civic politics / activism as a blogger ( ) and on local civic boards, trying to make the city more affordable and walkable. It takes up as much time as my regular work, but in for a penny, in for a pound.
I’m really good at
Bringing out the best in people.
Talking through problems.
Figuring out what needs to get done.
Mathy stuff.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't read this section. I know a lot of you spend a lot of time on it, but my eyes glaze over reading long lists.

Arty, independent, eclectic, geeky, foreign. Covers books, music, food, art, shows, people, and many other things.
Six things I could never do without
Smartphone📱, friends👥, walkable city 🌁🚈, camera 📷, kitties🐈🐱
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm not a drinker (fine if you are, of course!) but I still like doing the bars on East 6th. Movies at the Ritz, improv at the Hideout, taking photos, or just meditating along the river.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I come off as pretty confident in most things—and I am—but there's always been a healthy (or perhaps unhealthy) dose of anxiety driving me toward achievement.
You should message me if
I don't pay much attention to my "visitors" tab, so if you want to get my attention, be brave and escalate to rating me or saying hi.

Between work and politics, I'm pretty busy so i don't have time to prepare elaborate Bachelor-style dates. I'm really looking for somebody I can enjoy evenings with, go out and try new restaurants, music, theater, activities, and pull my mind away from the mundane.

It's too much pressure to think any particular date is going to lead to a long-term relationship. That's really what I want, though, so only message me if you're open to that as a possibility.
The two of us