Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Quietly confident Brit. Masculine, witty and well mannered seeks
intelligent, attractive lady with a sense of humor and an open
Lighthearted, engaging, cerebral and an independent thinker. I
enjoy winter walks and lots of summer bike riding - I live a
somewhat healthy lifestyle but by no means obsessive. I am
accomplished in the kitchen - sauces a speciality and a few
Self-employed with an eCommerce business. I live in Schaumburg for
the sake of my teenage boys' schooling but am not of the suburban
Grew up in the UK and emigrated to the US 16 years ago.
While exchanging message may provide subtile clues to one's
intellect, I am not a fan of prolonged text-based conversation. It
is no indicator of chemistry. I prefer to migrate to a chat on the
phone and possibly meeting.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Taking deep breaths at moments with my teenagers. Growing my
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Empathy, humor, cooking, photography, using my hands. Questioning
the reported word.
In my work: Marketing - negotiating - selling.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
From Christopher Hitchens to Bill Bryson. Movies from "Brief
Encounter" to "A Clockwork Orange". David Lynch and Stanley
NPR listener and supporter, mostly watch British TV content,
satirical comedy and binge-viewing drama series'. I watch little
American TV aside from the occasional (normally HBO) TV mega drama,
the usual Wire, Sopranos and Breaking Bad staples.
Music: Broad tastes - anything that is good from the Sex Pistols,
The Stranglers and Two Tone to Beethoven's 9th and Bach's (genius)
Prelude No.1 in C Major and much in between.
Most ethnic foods and classical French - Indian is a favorite but
anything simple, fresh, well-conceived and well-prepared can be a
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Dijon mustard and "Better than Bouillon" chicken stock.
My kids are a given.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Women who look great in their jeans.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I have no "typical" Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am open to any question you like on a one to one basis.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
...you consider yourself smart, funny and compassionate.
...you are in proportion, slim, fit or athletic or taking steps to
...your photos accurately depict you.
...you like what you see and want to know more.
I'm probably not a good match if you are overly materialistic or
fly sports regalia from your vehicle, identify heavily with a
sports team or have, "Go-Bears" or similar statement in your
profile. Playing a sport by contrast is commendable.
For ladies in the city travelling to the north, northwest and west
side are not an issue for me.
If you have honestly read this far you are compelled to message me!
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