I'm working on a PhD in biomedical research and it's becoming less and less likely I'll ever be a famous rapper.
I'm relatively well read and I like to keep abreast of current events nationally and globally. I enjoy conversations about the soft sciences, humanities, artsy things and a general analysis of the world. I don't own a TV so sometimes I'm charmingly oblivious about pop culture. Or at least I like to think so. If you can give me a cool new perspective on something I'll never forget you (or your thoughts) no matter how drunk I might seem. I'm a good listener.
I like having conversations and I'm pretty decent at it, so it's nice if you have plenty of interesting things to talk about. I don't scare easy but I have a low threshold for bullshit. I like passionate but grounded people the most. I appreciate self-aware individuals that aren't self-absorbed. It's a fine line to walk. Interesting and unusual people are my bread and butter.
Please no intensely religious types. It's nothing personal but historically we don't get along well.
Coffee or drinks. Conversation. Jokes. Stories. Laughter and smiles. The usual. I don't really like to dinner and movies on first dates, I think it establishes a bad atmosphere for the kind of connection I'm looking for. I prefer low pressure situations with few distractions so I can focus on the person I'm with.