Hello, and thanks for looking at my profile. :) My name is Clayton. I'm a full time student at New Mexico Tech, working on a degree in physics, with a double minor in math and chemistry. I'm very passionate about understanding the way the universe works, and I hope to finish my Ph.D. in quantum physics in a few more years. I eventually want to be able to do my own research at a university, or something similar.
I have my own apartment on campus at NMT, but I usually spend the weekends, and any other substantial blocks of free time I get in Los Lunas, or in Albuquerque. My family has a dairy farm in Los Lunas, which is where I lived until I moved off for school. I'm very close to my family, and I'm also a huge animal lover and couldn't take any of our many pets with me, so I spend a lot of time at home on the farm. I've also worked there when needed, but I have held other jobs as well, including as a programmer, writing/fixing software for a theoretical chemistry lab at Duke University (which was loads of fun!)
I'm a bit of a nerd, and a few of my hobbies and interests reflect that. I'm a huge gamer, and a sci-fi/fantasy geek. I absolutely love Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and many other things in that vein. That said, I'm definitely not all nerd all the time. I'm also extremely adventurous, and I absolutely love to travel, and go on crazy adventures right here in the real world. lol I have a bucket list a mile long; I want to SCUBA dive around the great barrier reef, climb the Andes in Peru hunting for Incan gold and exploring temples, and visit the Egyptian pyramids, just to name a few. I'm not sure if I will ever be rich enough to afford all these trips, but a guy can dream, right? lol
When I have a relationship, I try very hard to be the kind of partner that I would want to have. I'm extremely honest, and I generally don't keep secrets from the people close to me. I try very hard never to hold anyone else to a standard I couldn't easily meet, and I don't ask for things I wouldn't give. I would never expect my girlfriend to like all the same things I do, and I keep an open mind to whatever she enjoys doing. (You definitely don't need to be just like me!) I try extremely hard to be the most helpful and supportive, and least judgmental friend/boyfriend I can possibly be, not only because its what I hope for in return, but because I want everyone, most especially my girlfriend, to feel safe being their real self with me. I want the kind of relationship in which we can both know that the other person is on our side, is looking out for us, and is safe to be close to even when we aren't looking or feeling our best. In my perfect world, my girlfriend would be my best friend; someone I could go everywhere with, and share everything important with, and not have to be afraid of getting hurt for it. I hope to find someone who wants the same thing, and is safe to have that with.
If you were interested enough to read all that crap, then you should totally message me! lol Don't be shy. I would absolutely love it. :)
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I really like stargazing and walks around town or somewhere with nice scenery, just talking and getting to know each other. I'm also a fan of laser tag, bowling, mini-golf, the aquarium, and the butterfly pavilion. We can even be spontaneous, and leave without a well defined plan. We'll talk about it, and come up with something we'll both enjoy. :)