Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've written a few versions of this over time!
The current one...
I've had a more unusual upbringing to most people.
Although I was born in Paris, France, I was raised in a number of
countries; changed languages and studied in English-speaking
I've travelled to 33 countries, at the last count, and I've enjoyed
seeing different parts of the world and how people live.
I've also had a long career in nursing, as well as doing a lot of
other things, like working in a bookshop, publishing a directory,
and teaching English to orphans in Kenya.
I now live a quiet life in a beautiful part of Australia with my 2
I have many interests, including discussing philosophical matters,
researching, eating good food, and enjoying cultural
Maybe as a consequence of my life, I became an independent,
outgoing, self-sufficient, and mostly strong character, but I am
also a flexible, tolerant, generous, sensitive and caring person
I'm here on okc as I'm curious and I'm open to seeing what kind of
men I come across. And who knows, I guess there's a slim chance I
might meet someone with whom there's a potential for more long
Unfortunately, so far, after a year on okc, I'm not finding many
men who are like me. However I've made 2 solid friends, and for
that I'm grateful.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Living more in the moment.
Going through the thousands of questions on okc (up to about 1900 -
and counting) and doing some of the many tests!! (Aren't they a
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Ummm. Being me! (someone else said that and I thought how
Drinking cups of tea!
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have a warm & genuine smile!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Too many to name!
Good drama and non-fiction.
Some films (off the top of my head): Red Cliff (brilliant Chinese
film), Thin Red Line, Amadeus, 12 Angry Men (both versions), Das
Boot, Memento, Shine, Casablanca, American Beauty (music is ++++),
Oh Brother, where art Thou?, The English Patient (music again is
Love some web sites like TED
TV shows: 3rd Rock from the Sun was my favourite; also Whose Line
is it Anyway, Timeline, Grand Design, Insight, Judge Judy, Monk,
Waking the Dead, CSI, and GOT!
Music: world music esp. African but also classical, folk, American
rock, 80s music general (great when driving), esp Shade, Elton
John, Tears for Fears, Sting
Food: quality v quantity (French is still the best!)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
6 things only!! Impossible. Here's my list - so far:
. My freedom (not living under a repressive regime, etc)
. My own home
. My car (the freedom to drive anywhere anytime! What luxury which
most Westerners take for granted)
. Flannelette sheets, electric blanket or a hottie for winter (I'm
. Aspirin (the only thing that will get rid of headaches for
. Toothbrush & paste
. Hot water for washing in (anyone tried a cold shower in
. Friendships - love & quality time together, and
. (Black) Tea & lots of it - many varieties
. Mobile & the internet
. Mustn't forget my glasses! Or what I see would be
. Beauty (in all its manifold varieties)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
. Life - purpose/meaning, how, why, etc
. What I want/don't want in life
. How to live as healthily as possible - physically, spiritually,
. If I was to enter into a relationship, what I'd be seeking, and
reflecting on the profiles I read - what it might say or imply
about the person
. Why so many men on okc can't or don't want to fill in a profile,
or write rather inane points (?facts)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Don't have typical Fridays as such but I'm probably putting my feet
up and spending it quietly at home unless there's something to go
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
...you're genuine, generous, and gregarious.
You also need to be someone who's good at, and enjoys,
communicating and revealing your true character, the good as well
as the bad.
Otherwise I wish you well in your search.
Please do not contact me if you're strongly religious, you smoke,
or do not have a photo, or filled in a profile.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.