- 3 words that describe you best:
Introverted, intellectual, awkward
- I am:
- Seeking a:
- Marital Status:
PLATONIC: Book Lovers
PLATONIC: Music Lovers
PLATONIC: Art Lovers
Chess / Strategy Games
Classical Music / Opera
Computers / Internet
Hiking / Camping / Mountaineering
Jogging / Cycling / Walking
Movies / Cinema
Museums / Galleries
- In my own words:
A very wise man named Alan Alexander Milne once wrote, "you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count."
As far as epigraphs go, I think that's as good as I'm going to get for a self-summary. Are dating profiles supposed to contain epigraphs, you might ask? And the answer of course is no, but I hope you won't hold it against me.
In any case, per the sages Myers and Briggs, I am an INTP, which is a good shorthand way to describe me. Over-analytical but sometimes impulsive, I keep to myself a lot but can and do talk to total strangers without any hesitation. I often have no idea how my sentences are going to end when I start them, but I like to think I make up enough witty things on the spot to counterbalance my bizarre non sequiturs.
I love learning things, and have a deep reservoir of knowledge about a wide array of subjects. I like talking about these subjects, sharing what I know, and learning from other people.
It's also worth mentioning: I'm also really nice. (And not, I believe, "nice." You may find me awkward, weird, distant or annoying (though I hope not), but you won't find me mean. I've got no desire to be spiteful or vengeful and enjoy doing favors for people. My sense of humor can be occasionally cutting, but there's no malice in it — if I tease you, I want to be teased back.
I'm at my best when I've got some project to accomplish, so I often set myself tasks like making intricately themed mix CDs, reading large numbers of books in short periods of time, or (hardest of all) cleaning my apartment.
I am a journalist, covering principally politics. This forces me to regularly master new issues and topics, to write quickly and clearly, and to interact with other people more than I would given my druthers, but probably to a degree that's healthy for me.
Most of my reading these days is non-fiction. My favorite type of book — and the kind I'd like to write myself one day — are the books that take a broad, multi-disciplinary look at a single subject, such as Simon Winchester’s “Krakatoa,” Graham Robb’s “The Discovery of France” and Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs and Steel.” I like reading about a wide variety of subjects, chiefly history and philosophy but also science, psychology, religion, economics, sports and politics.
When I do read fiction it's usually genre stuff -- historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy. I keep meaning to read more literature but rarely get around to it.
I don't watch much live TV but do get my money's worth from my Netflix streaming subscription, where I binge through entire seasons of shows in show periods of time. "Game of Thrones," "Sherlock" and "Doctor Who" are favorites, along with older shows like "Deadwood," "SeaQuest" and "Buffy."
In movies, I do enjoy big splashy action movies, but my favorite movies tend to be ambitious epics, imaginative fantasies or creative, expectations-defying genre pieces. No movies ever excited me so much as Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, but I believe that "Master and Commander" is a seriously underrated gem. Other favorites include "Pan's Labyrinth," "Children of Men," "Spirited Away," "The Princess Bride," "Lawrence of Arabia" and "The Incredibles."
Many white, college-educated suburbanites like to say they like to listen to all music except for rap and country. I'm like that, except I like rap and country, too. That’s not to say I like all music — there’s plenty of artists and songs I'm not into. Generally speaking, I dislike songs with misogynistic or otherwise offensive lyrics (though vulgarity isn’t inherently objectionable), songs that are overly distorted or un-melodic, songs about things I dislike like “dancing in a club” and pop songs that became massively popular before I discovered them.
I'm a big fan of songs whose lyrics tell strong stories, of vocal harmony, of traditional instrumentation, and of songs that are great to sing along to at the top of one’s lungs. (Not that I'd EVER do that.)
Five artists out of my huge music library: Bruce Springsteen, Great Big Sea, Mumford & Sons, Simon & Garfunkel, Matmatah.
I will eat just about any food that's not too spicy.
Oh, and my name's David. Nice to meet you. Unless you're not nice, in which case I'm probably more meh.
- Body type:
- Food Preferences:
A Little of Everything
- Living Situation:
I'll tell you later
- Social Setting:
I'll tell you later
- TV Watching:
I'll tell you later
Media / Communications
- Sense of Humor:
Clever / Quick Witted
Dry / Sarcastic
- Have Kids:
- Want (more) kids: