Oh hi! I'm Jason. This is my profile. Enjoy...
How would I describe myself? Well, I am a typical guy in some respects, but not so much in others. I sometimes enjoy loud, aggressive music and action movies, but I couldn't care less about competitive sports, fast cars, drinking beer, shooting guns, or et cetera. I'm the type of guy who would rather watch Youtube videos of cute baby animals than watch a football game, and I have no qualms about admitting it. To pretend otherwise would just be putting on an air of phony machismo, and that's not what I'm about. And let's be honest, animals are amazing and wonderful, and football is boring. There, I said it.
I'm currently attending school at the University of Utah, working on completing my degree in Computer Science.
I'm not generally a fan of labels, but I consider myself a humanist, feminist, rationalist, freethinker, and skeptic, among other things. I am a bit of a science enthusiast. I enjoy learning about new and interesting scientific discoveries, and just about anything else, really. I crave knowledge in all its forms. I also enjoy reading, watching movies/TV, playing video games, and traveling to new and interesting places. My favorite Internet cats are Maru and Li'l Bub. My favorite color is red, my favorite direction is east, and my least favorite month is January.
I have social anxiety, so I'm typically nervous and awkward when meeting new people. What most people don't realize is that beneath my socially awkward exterior, I'm actually a very gregarious, funny, outgoing person, it just takes a while for those aspects of my personality to make themselves visible. Plus, one of the perks of being an introvert is that I'm a really good listener, so I also have that going for me.
Since it seems like every other person on this site who's from Utah is LDS, I figure I'll mention this too: I am not religious in any way, shape or form. I've identified as an atheist for over 10 years, and that has very little chance of changing, ever. That being said, it doesn't matter to me what theological views you have, if any, as long as you are not dogmatic in your beliefs and have an open-minded and progressive worldview.
Lastly, if you're thinking of messaging me, please know this: I'm not here for idle chit-chat. If you're only on this site because you're bored and are just looking for a way to kill some time, then don't bother me. I'm only interested in talking to you if there's a decent chance that it will lead somewhere meaningful. So please, read my profile thoroughly before you decide to message me. I've put more than enough in there to give you a good first impression of who I am and what I'm about, so as a courtesy to me, please only message me if you are genuinely interested. Thanks.
Also, do not message me unless you are prepared to commit to meet in person eventually. I've spent too much of my life hiding behind a computer screen, and I need to change that. I need to push myself out of my comfort zone and get out into the real world, and I'm looking for someone with the same goal. Sound good? Great. Have a nice day.