The biggest thing, this being JDate and all, is that I am converting to Judaism, and leaning towards Reform/Reconstructio nist. I consider myself to be a passionately engaged individual . . . slightly crazed and very driven. I'm someone who enjoys going out as much as staying in and having a philosophical discussion about "deep" issues. I'm very liberal in almost every sense--politically, socially, religiously. I find Judaism fascinating for so many reasons and hope to find someone from whom I can learn more about this religion, this way of life, and myself. I'll be starting up graduate studies in college student personnel and higher education administration, which . . . to put it in lay terms, means that I will be working in higher education for the rest of my life. I will earn my Ph.D. someday, but an MA/MEd is just fine for now. Social justice education is extremely important to me. I'm proud to be gay and I will put this out there--I'm not looking for some "straight-acting" male who is scare of effeminacy. I believe these labels in general to be destructive. I'm a creative individual--a helper and a doer. I suck at sports, but I try to keep fit. I hate football, pool, construction, the WWE, and other stereotypical American guystuff. That isn't me. I am a blunt individual and am a person of high personal self-disclosure. I tend to say things that everyone else is thinking but shirks in fear from saying it. I like to make people laugh through sarcasm. I have a lot of love to give and hope that someone will appreciate that in me some day.