Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
**Honest upfront summary: Just home in Van for a short visit and
only staying for a month or so. Basically just wanna get to know my
town again (What, there are happy hours now??) and meet people from
different crowds, no serious stuff.**
Hey there, I'm Darren, a Canadian living in the Netherlands, doing
my master's in ecology, and trying to learn Dutch (Yes, you can
send messages in either language). I'm pretty laid back and
introverted, so for me happiness is usually something quiet and
relaxed. I like good food, long books and longer vacations. I love
the outdoors and I'm always up for a hike, visiting a museum, day
trips to other cities or some such adventure. Of course there are
days when I like to sit at home and do nothing but read, listen to
music, watch TV, or play video games.
-I try and laugh at everything and not take things too
-I can be sarcastic to a fault.
-I'm a cat person.
-I think I'm pretty quiet, but other people tell me I love to be
social and talk to people. I'm not sure who to believe.
-I'm always interested in hearing people's opinions on things, even
if they don't mesh up with my own.
-I'm easily impressed by anyone that's kind, a little bit weird,
and really passionate about something, bonus points if its
something I'm also interested in.
If you want to know more just send me a message. I'm actually
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm an aspiring biologist and currently finishing up my master's
degree at Wageningen University.
I spent 3 months on the Mongolian steppe where I did the field work
portion of my thesis, now I'm working on the writing and stats part
of it. With a little luck I'll be going abroad again for my
internship, travel is a big part of my life still!
After finishing my master I'm still not sure if I'd like to
continue with academics or try and find a 'real job', but as long
as I can work outdoors/with animals/doing something I enjoy, I'll
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Learning things
- Scrabble and Crosswords
- Useless Trivia
- Being a socially awkward penguin
- Wondering about obscure facts and then spending hours of time
following up on said fact which usually leads to some other odd
fact. Its a vicious cycle.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Either my beard, my eyelashes, or that I'm quiet (at least I think
I'm quiet, lately have told me that I'm quite social, which is
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Food: I like all kinds of food, doesn't matter, put it on a plate
in front of me and I'll eat it. Asian, French, Arabic, Indian, you
name it. I've finally started to learn how to cook well since
moving over here, so I'm super excited about that!
TV: Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Archer are my top three
Music: Folksy Indie Rock. The National, Fitz and the Tantrums,
Death Cab, Arcade Fire, Stars, that's the sort of stuff I could
listen to all day.
Movies: Any action/thriller/sci-fi movie, or any sort of historical
fiction. Plus rom-coms are a guilty pleasure.
Books: Anything that looks good, Yes I judge books by their covers,
or at least the back cover. Reading Margaret Atwood and Murakami a
lot at the moment.
Video Games: Definitely RPGs, strategy and adventure games.
Pokemon, Elder Scrolls games, Civilization, Zelda, Smash Bros., I
could go on...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-Friends and Family
-A desire to learn new things
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Grad school, life in Europe, thesis topics, stuff related to
Where I should go on my next vacation.
And food, always food.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
With a few friends playing board games or having a couple drinks at
a pub somewhere.
You should message me if
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You want to help me with my Dutch grammar/writing
You want to play Scrabble, or Catan, or Cards Against Humanity, or
Carcassone or... Ok I think you get the point.
You want to tell me what your favourite animal is and why! I do
study that sort of stuff for a living. :)
Or, most importantly, if you want to!
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