I am 28 years old. I moved to San Diego last year to start my Ph.D. It's been great so far! I study controversial things that everyone has an opinion about (ask if you're curious).
I'm a bit shy until you get to know me - after that I open up. My sense of humor is dry and a bit quirky. I am a pretty contemplative person and a quintessential INFJ if you put stock in Myers-Briggs.
I have an intellectual bent I love political and philosophical conversations and I love to learn - that said, school is intense enough and I strive for balance.
I generally march to the beat of my own drummer and get along best with others who don't fit the 'cookie cutter' mold. Boring, provincial and/or overly superficial people give me the heebie-jeebies. I don't really fit into the gay scene or any scene for that matter.
I am highly type-A and believe strongly in self-improvement. I am very focused on my professional life and am usually juggling a number of personal projects at any given time. I tend to get along best with similar people - those who are ambitious and go after what they want tooth and nail (or are at least tolerant of my occasional neuroticism).
I've had many unique life experiences that have profoundly shaped my interests and worldview. I've lived in several different countries and have traveled fairly extensively in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. I am fascinated by world cultures and speak a number of languages...travel has profoundly impacted who I am and any friends of mine should enjoy travel stories, or at least pretend to...
Outside of school, I love the arts. I have sung in a semi-professional ensemble and am attempting to learn guitar (to little avail so far). I recently bought my first SLR camera - San Diego is such a great place for photography!
I am starting to get more into the outdoors - looking for people to hike and kayak with.
Now the introspective stuff:
-First, and perhaps most importantly, I have been out for a while but haven't had a whole lot of experience with relationships or dating since I've been busy with school and work. If this is a problem for you, we are probably not a match.
-I am fairly conservative acting and have old-fashioned values. Monogamy is critical.
-I have a strong moral code and have trouble understanding those who don't.
-I am a bit of a hopeless romantic.
-Honesty is highly important to me. I strive to do what I say I'll do and say what I mean to say. You should, too.