This is positive. Especially for me. I sent a message to a cute guy. on OK cupid. I've never done this. He has a PHD. And does all kinds of cool crazy inteeeeleeectual things...and responded to my cutesy on line smart ass question with several (short) paragraphs... with cultural references that are highly intellectual (Friedman, Nabokov, Shostakovich) along with some more 'common' references (Dead Kennedys, V)....

I'm interested but not sure how to respond!!! I consider myself somewhat pretty darn smart, somewhat intellectual, a little bit nerdy (but not much)...and this guy is defintely the next level. Or at least frontin'. And, has sent me down the Wikipedia Wormhole.

Overwhelmed but excited. Adivce? Should I be the sassy streetwise smart ass? (notreally me) or a bit more like 'hey, I like that you are smarter than me and thanks for the wormhole but, can we bring this down a notch".

Just wrapping my head around this. And trying to make sure I am not being a jerk about this but smart and cute and that he'll message my much less educated/erudite ass...

oh, and I am very skeptic about any of this working out so...trying not to self sabotage...