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32 M Manchester, United Kingdom

My Details

Last Online
Apr 3
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 4″ (1.93m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Sagittarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Management
Income
$40,000–$50,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I always presumed I would meet a long term partner over the natural course of my travels through life. On reflection however I have encountered very few potential matches predominantly as I don't meet masses of new people and have never really understood the bar scene. Thus I exclaimed "To the Internet!" and here I am.

So a bit about me:
I would describe myself as intelligent with a keen and occasionally dark sense of humour. I love technology, books, cooking, food, media, games and travel. All in all my interests tend towards the geeky.
Left to my own devices I am something of a night-owl but early starts for my commute to work mean I have to retire at a reasonably sensible hour. I love to debate and can typically be counted on to have an opinion or form one on the fly.

I am a scientist by education but chose to pursue my career in business. I enjoy my work as a Retail Analyst as it provides a continuous stream of varied puzzles to solve.

To elaborate a little on my interests:
I love reading mainly fantasy/sci-fi but I pick up other genres as the mood takes me.

I enjoy travelling and the outdoors be it a trip to foreign climes or camping when the opportunity presents itself.
I would like to see either the east or some area of South America next I think.

I get most of my exercise by cycling to work supplemented by trips to the gym. I like playing other sports if an opportunity arises and also try to ski at least once a year (I love Skiing). I am not a fan of watching / following sports though (definitely my quiz weak spot).

I love food and enjoy cooking and eating out. With food and all things I am always keen to try something new at least once.

For the Myers-Briggs fans I am an ISTP.

What I am looking for in a partner (briefly):
Intelligence, sense of humour, reliability, some shared interests and of course love.
What I’m doing with my life
Analysing food retail performance and recommending strategic change as a result.
Fun if you like that sort of thing.
I’m really good at
Problem solving, technology and helping friends and family.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my height and build and with any luck they would think intelligent and funny.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I am a prolific reader predominantly of fantasy but by no means exclusively I have thus listed a small selection of favourites below:
Mistborn trilogy (or anything else by Brandon Sanderson)
Wheel of Time
Sword of Truth
Anything by Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm
Tolkein
Stephen Donaldson
Numerous classics: The Day of the Triffids, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Call of the Wild, Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Orwell, The Great Gatsby, The Sea The Sea and Edgar Allan Poe spring immediately to mind.

I tend to like films and series that make me think or defy expectations. Anything too predictable is less desirable but I can enjoy such things too, they are just not likely to make my favourites list. Watch out for the poorly disguised seemingly irrelevant details that strangely gets a minute of exposition time early in the plot.

"Whoa, don't push that button Mike. That could short out the cooling system and within ten minutes this whole place would go up!"
Me thinks Mike is going to be one of a handful of survivors of some calamity and need to make "the whole place go up" so he can live happily ever after.

I loathe spoilers and dislike the increasing trend to show you a condensed version of the entire plot of a film in the trailer. Creating the trailer dilemma:
"Do I watch the trailer to see if I want to go see the film?
or
"If I watch the trailer will it spoil a film I would have wanted to see?"

Films:
Confessions
City of God
Pan's Labyrinth
Inception
Vengeance Trilogy
Kickass
Lord of the Rings
Rec 1+2
Ringu
Ju-On
The Orphanage
Ghost in the shell

Shows:
Most comedies
Frasier, Peep Show, Brass Eye, Coupling, Father Ted, The IT Crowd & Green Wing immediately occur as favourites. I also enjoy the majority of the satirical shows.

House
A game of thrones (but the books are better)
Stargate
The Wire
Suits
The Newsroom
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Mad Men
Boss
CSI but not Miami (Will happily watch most crime shows)

Numerous bits of anime
Full Metal Alchemist
Nodame Cantabile
Code Geass
Katanagatari
Bakemonogatari
Ghost in the Shell
Monster
Rurouni Kenshin OVA
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
Great Teacher Onizuka
Studio Ghibli
Death Note
SaiKano

Music:
Currently
The Killers
Keane
The Editors
Mumford and Sons
Noah & the Whale
Dire Straits
An eclectic mix of various things of the last 30 years and beyond

Games:
PC Games (RTS, RPG, Puzzle, Some FPS)
16/32 Bit Classics
Anything from Blizzard or Valve is usually excellent
DotA, League of Legends
Deus Ex
The six things I could never do without
Books
Internet
Good Food
Good Friends
Purpose
Games
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life
Insert all interests etc here
Hoping to meet someone
Food Waste
On a typical Friday night I am
Dining out with friends
or
Recuperating from a long week
or
Occasionally drinks / night out
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
A dislike of woodlice - they make me shudder for some reason and seem a creature displaced in time. I have disliked them since I was little. As I am normally logical about such things this is a quirk.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 23–34
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
If you got this far then I would say message me, with the exception of anything offensive I will always apply.
Any feedback on the profile would also be appreciated.