A 2006 OkCupid profile belonging to Julian Assange has been uncovered in the wake of his arrest at London’s Ecuadorian embassy last week.
The WikiLeaks founder used the pseudonym ‘Harry Harrison’ on the site, though his profile contained several authentic photos.
Then 36, the journalist and programmer said he preferred “women from countries that have sustained political turmoil.”
His bio read: “WARNING: Want a regular, down to earth guy? Keep moving. I am not the droid you’re looking for. Save us both while you still can.
“Passionate, and often pig headed activist intellectual seeks siren for love affair, children and occasional criminal conspiracy.
“Such a woman should [be] spirited and playful, of high intelligence, though not necessarily formally educated, have spunk, class & inner strength and be able to think strategically about the world and the people she cares about.”
OkCupid co-founder Sam Yagan revealed that ‘Harry’ took 42 personality tests during his first month on the site. He scored 84 on the ‘MathDorkOMeter’ and 85 on ‘The Intellectual Sexiness Test’.
Quoted in The Sun, Yagan said: “This is real, as best we can tell.
“We have manual and automatic systems in place to prevent fraud. We can tell when a profile is created, from where – and we’re not going to say.
“If the profile is a ruse, then whoever did it went to elaborate lengths. And if someone faked this in 2006, that person has done an amazing job predicting the future.”
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