I am a low key grad student based in DC. I moved from the Northwest for undergrad, and have been stuck on the East Coast in some fashion ever since. I've spent the last few years overseas, and now am back in Washington finishing up school. I love exploring the city when I have free time, getting Ethiopian food, good sushi, going on runs, and reveling in the absurdities of Washington. I’m a former athlete turned grad school nerd, who is looking for someone who finds online dating equally as strange as I do. I love what I study and do, but I don’t take myself seriously in the slightest.
My taste in movies and TV is, well, awesome. I don’t get to watch much, but I’m an enormous fan of Arrested Development, Strangers with Candy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, R Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet (it’s a show now, and I’ll return Rob later), the X-Files (don’t judge me), and teen dramas dripping in self-referential angst (Gilmore Girls, Dawson’s Creek, and 90210). My favorite movies span the pretentiously foreign (The Vanishing), breathtakingly sad (Breaking the Waves), sweet (Amelie, Raising Arizona, Rushmore), bizarre (David Lynch), and deliciously bad (Point Break, White Men Can’t Jump, Wet Hot American Summer). Music is even better, starting – and really ending – with mid 90s R&B (if you deny the greatness of Jodeci, Boys to Men, SWV, or Keith Sweat, it’s not likely we will fall madly in love), early 2000s R&B (R Kelly is the sexually deviant Stevie Wonder of our generation, D'Angelo, and Erykah Badu), folk rock (Neil Young owns a permanent place in my heart), and the oh so cool hipster fare (huge Caribou/Daphni fan, Matthew Dear, Beach House, James Blake, Midlake, Blockhead, Paper Tiger, Rustie, Portishead, Boards of Canada, Mogwai, and Electrelane).
I am looking for someone who, most importantly, can laugh. I am super sarcastic, and enjoying dry humor is a must. Intelligence is terribly attractive, as is being passionate about the things you do. Apathy, inanity, and conversations that don’t require a second person are not my favorite qualities. I deeply value trust and self-worth in a partner. Finding someone secure enough to discuss things they are unsure of, and to challenge me with things they are, is a huge part of what I’m looking for in a relationship. I love being overseas, so an abiding curiosity in places and cultures very different from one’s own is important to me as well.