32 Redwood City, United States
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My self-summary
I describe myself as a nice, smart, honest, loyal, argumentative, sometimes logical-anal, boring guy. In terms of common labels, I am a skeptic, scientist, capitalist, feminist, humanist, socialist, atheist.

I'm an argumentative and strongly opinionated person. I often enjoy taking part in discussions and arguments with friends in person and with strangers online on a variety of topics. I do so to learn, to convince the other person and make the world a better place, and because it's fun. Note that I do not do so as a mere contrarian, and it is the highlight of my day whenever someone can show that I am wrong. If someone can show that I am wrong, I will admit it, and I will thank that person.

In no particular order, I spend a lot of my free time on: hanging out with friends over dinner, board games, tv, making dinner or buying it, or just relaxing. Following and commenting on political and philosophical blogs, video gaming with friends, pen and paper RPGs, programming for fun, sometimes tv and movies, watching popsci lectures, reading fiction for fun, reading nonfiction on topics that interest me to learn and because it's fun. I'd rather be reading a court decision on a topic I care about than any outdoor or sightseeing activity.

Having said that, I am more than willing to go outside or do whatever interest or hobby of the other person.

I've been given the advice to not mention anything that could be construed as self-critical. Let me now ignore that advice. I have had terrible luck with women, and I don't know why. I rarely get the first date, and even then it ends quickly. Despite this, all of my dates have said that I'm a great guy and I'll find a nice woman some day, but they say something content-less along the lines of "we're looking for different things", "it's not working out", and so on. At the very least, if anyone could help me out here, I am completely lost, and I would be most thankful.

I think I am a physically affectionate person. However, I would want to take anything very slow physically. I want someone I can hang out with doing whatever they like or we like and have fun while doing so. I want someone I can talk with. I want someone I can trust. I want someone who cares enough about themselves to take care of their own body. I want someone I spend all of my (physical and non-physical) affection on. I want nothing more than to make someone feel wonderful, and get some of that in return. (Isn't that what everyone wants?)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite books include: The Greatest Show On Earth, On Liberty, the Dresden Files.

My favorite movies include: Matrix, anything Tarantino, anything Monty Python, Dog Soldiers, Boondock Saints. I'm only slightly embarrassed to add Pacific Rim to this list. So cheesy!

My favorite tv shows include: SG1, Penn and Teller stuff, lots of cheesy scifi or fantasy, Trigun, JoJo, GitS.

Music is hard to say. Classic rock and pop rock is my best guess. Including: Queen, REM, Muse, Cake, Daft Punk, Foreigner, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Smash Mouth, Yoko Kanno.

Super Smash Bros 64 is the best game ever made.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What sort of details I want in my ideal (programming) build system. How to get people to think critically. Am I not thinking critically about some issues? What the hell other people actually think and want, especially with regards to dating.
You should message me if
I am not looking for sex on the first date. I want to take it slow. I would like a serious relationship eventually, but I have little experience and that's why I want to take it slow.

Don't be significantly overweight.

Don't be religious, or be nominally religious. Specifically, don't belong to one of the particularly offensive religious traditions, including Christianity, Islam, and orthodox Judaism.