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Last Login: Mar 26, 2015
People say that they find me quiet, intelligent, biblically minded, respectful, great with kids, and a bit of a nerd. Originally from Texas, I moved to San Diego in 2012 to pursue my PhD in Computational Neuroscience at UCSD. According to MBTI, my personality is INTP/INTJ (Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinking, Perceiving/Judging); look it up if you're interested. I also take my faith very seriously and always try to pursue a deeper, more holistic understanding of Truth, from Scripture, science, and history. Health is very important to me, and I try to eat well (I'm a vegetarian) and exercise regularly.
Perhaps atypically, even though I really enjoy being physically active (hiking, climbing, sprinting, working out), I don't really care for things like competitive sports, cars, guns, or concerts (bars and clubs even less), so I hope that's not a problem. I'm much more of a science / math / philosophy / theology / linguistics / programming nerd, and I would really like to find someone who shares some of those interests. And do not hesitate to share any of your interests with me; I get along well with anyone who is passionate about something.
Yes, I am very reserved, and no, I do not typically go out of my way to initiate social activities. That being said, I still enjoy spending time doing things with other people. For instance, I am involved outside of classes/lab with several Bible study groups, both non-denominational (the Navigators) and with my church (Seventh-Day Adventist), and I regularly join them for retreats, hikes, picnics, and other things. Otherwise, I often enjoy spending time simply walking through nature and contemplating the deep mysteries of reality, but those activities do not typically require multiple people.
Although I am indisputably an introvert, I am not shy, especially not around children or anyone who needs help with something. People see me as quiet largely because I do not speak up unless I feel I have something to say. That's why I am terrible at small talk but I love to explain things, have deep conversations, or engage in witty banter. This side of me usually comes out when I lead Bible study discussions or when I tutor students in math or science. So if you really want to get to know me, let's talk about something fascinating. The fastest way to my heart is through my head.
As I state elsewhere, family is very important to me. I love both my parents, and I will always be thankful to them for introducing me to Christ, for raising me with a Christian worldview, and for always encouraging me in my intellectual pursuits. I have three sisters (yes, I'm the only boy): one married with two kids, one graduating from college, and one just entering high school. My youngest sister and I have been very close ever since she was a baby, and now we both enjoy babysitting our nephew and niece whenever I am home. As you can probably guess, I love interacting with kids. I find I can relate to them pretty easily; they still have a natural fascination for the world around them, which I wish more adults could display.
As far as what I seek in a girlfriend/potential future wife, I would want her to love herself (physical health, integrity of character, etc.) more than she loves the things of this world (fashion, beauty, money, food, etc.), to love other people more than she loves herself, to love me more than she loves other people, and to love God more than she loves me. For my part, I will endeavor to do the same (swapping "me" with "her", of course).
Ultimately, I want to find someone with whom it feels just as natural to engage in deep spiritual or intellectual discussions as it does to be silly around each other, amd someone who seeks to build me up as I seek to build her up and draw us both closer to God. No pressure, though. I am in no rush to get married just yet. But when I do, I want someone who would cooperate with me to raise a family and to work together for the furthering of God's kingdom, however He chooses to call us. Whether I could ever find someone like that through online dating, only time will tell.
|Location||La Jolla, CA, USA|
|Height||6' 2" (187 cm)|
|Relationship Status||Single - never been married|
|About Children||I do not have children, but would like to|
|Field of Work||Private Math and Science Tutor|
|Ethnicity||Caucasian / White|
|Music||Classical, Gospel/Religious Music|
|Movie||Action/Adventure, Documentary, Mystery, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller|
|Indoor activity||Art, Computers, Reading|
|Food||Cajun/Southern, Caribbean/Cuban, Chinese, Jewish/Kosher, Mediterranean, Mexican, Vegetarian/Vegan|
|Schools attended||Texas A&M University|
|Timeliness||I am usually early|
|As for fashion||I don't care about the latest fashions|
|Age||Between 19 and 23 years old|
|Distance||Within 1000 miles of La Jolla, CA, USA|
|Height||Between 4' 2" (127 cm) and 6' 2" (187 cm)|
|Body Type||Slender, Washboard, Athletic, Average|
|Education||Technical School, Associate degree, Professional degree, Some College, Bachelor's degree, Graduate Student, Master's degree, Doctoral degree|
|Relationship Status||Single - never been married|
|Religious Activity||every week|
Having never officially dated before, I don't really have too many ideas. But generally, I think a shared activity, such as lunch, dinner, hiking, tree-climbing, etc, would be ideal. It would give us a chance to talk while enjoying each other's company. Just to get to know the person, to discover mutual interests and beliefs, sounds like a good time to me. Of course, I am open to anything else you might enjoy doing (within moral boundaries, of course).
Being a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian means believing certain fundamental teachings and following certain basic life principles, all of which the Bible clearly outlines. The most important teachings would be the saving power of Christ's death and resurrection, the insufficiency of our own works to save us, the creatorship of God, the soon return of Jesus, the hope of the resurrection and eternal life, and the truth of the Bible. We also need to seek to be transformed into the character of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, to have compassion on those in need, to submit ourselves to God's authority, and to pray and study God's Word regularly. We should seek to keep God's commandments but rely in His strength to do so. God's true people are those who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus (Revelation 12:17).
Over the next five years, I will be working on a PhD in Computational Neuroscience. However, I believe that spiritual development should be a far more important component of my life. I intend to be active in the church and to continue to study the Word of God. Something I would like to do is go on a mission trip so I can better understand the capacity in which God wants to use me.
My favorite Bible passage would probably be Micah 6:8,
"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
It clearly summarizes what is the essential character that God is looking for in us. The commandments of God, when viewed in this light, are truly not burdensome (1 John 5:3)! There are many other passages that I could put here, of course, but I just like the perspective this one gives.