Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I would describe myself as inquisitive, analytical 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 Commercial 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
I love food and enjoy cooking and eating out. With food as with
most things I am always keen to try something new at least
For the Myers-Briggs fans I am an INTP.
What I am looking for in a partner (briefly):
Intelligence, sense of humour, reliability, some shared interests
What I’m doing with my life
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Analysing food retail performance and recommending strategic change
as a result.
Fun if you like that sort of thing.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Problem solving, technology and helping friends and family.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably my height and build and with any luck they would think
intelligent and funny.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I am a prolific reader predominantly of fantasy but by no means
exclusively I have thus listed a small selection of favourites
Mistborn trilogy (or anything else by Brandon Sanderson)
Wheel of Time
Sword of Truth
Anything by Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm
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
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?
"If I watch the trailer will it spoil a film I would have wanted to
City of God
Lord of the Rings
Ghost in the shell
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 particularly anything from Charlie
A game of thrones (but the books are better)
CSI but not Miami (Will happily watch most crime shows)
Numerous bits of anime
Full Metal Alchemist
Ghost in the Shell
Rurouni Kenshin OVA
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
Great Teacher Onizuka
Mumford and Sons
Noah & the Whale
An eclectic mix of various things of the last 30 years and
PC Games (RTS, RPG, Puzzle, Some FPS)
16/32 Bit Classics
Anything from Blizzard or Valve is usually excellent
DotA, League of Legends
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
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Hoping to meet someone
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Dining out with friends
Recuperating from a long week
Occasionally drinks / night out
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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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.
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