So about me. Fortunately, I'm a big fan of my family and friends. I like a wide variety of stuff for fun (traveling, shenanigans, reading, staying in, going out [clubbing or chill] or almost anything else if you convince me it will be at least mildly entertaining or worthwhile). My friends laugh that at times I'm really girly but at other times, I'm completely not (like going to a horror movie). As for Jewishness, I tend to be comfortable in most communities but I mostly hang out with the laid-back orthodox (who share my Jew pride but don't mind my driving on Shabbat or my 11 ear piercings). I have noticed that lately the people I hang with are weird orthos or completely reform/assimiliated (or not jewish). i have no idea what happened to the middle of the road jews i used to know. I'm got my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Case Western Reserve University and now I work as a therapist for teens and kids in a community mental health center. I can really get into conversations about psychology but I don't go around boring people to death about it. While I obviously believe in education and working toward goals (ie the phd), I believe in having a well-rounded life. Sometimes I look like I"m being a slacker of a PhD but I have to run away from the ivory tower and do other things. Another important bit about me is that even though I checked marriage & children, i'm not in a rush b/c I think rushing leads to settling and that's so not happening. I think it's best just to be chill about it and not rush into a relationship. If people are meant for each other, their relationship will naturally become more serious and if they are not meant for each other, it will end. Freaking out after a week is definitely not called for. If you're the kind of guy that does that (which has happened) chill. A random 'insightful' quote that popped into my head while writing this: "Homey don't play that." (1 point for anyone who knows it and 1 more for anyone who send me an man on Facebook with a good counter-quote.