Recently I've been trying to practice thinking about this sort of thing. If you try to think about every question as a question about incentive structures, you'll get some questions wrong. But occasionally you'll come up with really interesting answers that you wouldn't have come up with otherwise.
I haven't dated men much before, and I'm only inconsistently attracted to them. But I'm interested in dating more men!
I spend a lot of time working. I do a wide variety of different things for my job. I mostly spend my time interviewing, programming, teaching, and writing. Programming and teaching are fun. Writing is fun but I find it quite difficult—I care a lot about how my sentences scan, and my normal strategy of writing how I speak often produces sentences which would sound fine when spoken, but which look terrible when written because you have to infer where to put the emphasis.
(I only started caring about this recently, but it frustrates me intensely. You basically can’t write down the sentence "I never said she stole my money”, ever, because it’s never going to be clear where you should put the emphasis. Do authors just write in the tiny subset of English whose meaning is preserved by the transformation to the page?)
When I’m not working, I spend my time thinking about things related to effective altruism, economics, augmented 2-3-4 trees, and why Max Martin’s otherwise brilliant songs have such universally disappointing bridges.
Novels: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Robbins, Jasper Fforde, unsongbook.com
TV Shows: I enjoyed Avatar: the Last Airbender and Firefly. I'm slowly working my way through Buffy at the moment. I've seen two episodes of Black Mirror and really enjoyed them.
Blogs: Slate Star Codex, hotelconcierge.tumblr.com.
Food: I'm fairly easy to please (uh, except for being vegan). My favorite Bay Area restaurant is probably Asmara Restaurant on Telegraph Ave in Oakland: it serves delicious and cheap Ethiopian food.
I just spent a week staying in a house which didn't have any musical instruments, and I got really antsy from not being able to play music properly. So musical instruments are another thing.
I really do love programming. I would be very sad to live without the opportunity to think about computer science and all the beautiful areas of math connected to it.
Over the last year, I've become accustomed to sleeping in very dark rooms, and now I have trouble sleeping in bright rooms. So, curtains.
I spend a lot of time calling people, and whenever I don't have my headset with me someone always wants to call me. So I basically carry that around with me wherever I go now.
I could live without it, but I really do love public transport. Cars are unpleasant and scary. I grew up in Townsville, Australia, where the public transport is quite limited, so the Bay Area feels like public transport heaven to me.
I have convinced previously monogamous people to date me polyamorously in the past, and I think that I wasn't nearly careful enough to cynically investigate my own motivations while I was telling them that polyamory is great.
Or if you're in the rationalist or EA scenes and want to say hi! Or if you want to talk about data structures or economics!