Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I suspect I've had a more interesting life than most people here.
I'm not bragging, in fact there have been many times I wish it had
been a good deal less interesting. In my experience of life there
are people who go along at a steady pace with minor diversions and
small bumps along the way, and others, such as me, who experience
the whole enchilada, either by design, temperament, or because the
stars say it must be. My memoirs, should I ever write them, will be
a good read.
I'm a strong believer that experience defines the person you
become, especially if you're smart enough to learn from it. I've
travelled widely and loved every minute of it, with every mile
travelled have felt an expansion of my personal horizons. I've
experienced the lows, had to battle hard and long and fiercely, but
have experienced triumph also. Perhaps foolishly I've always been
determined to go my own way, and the journey has been
I'm a different man to what I was 10 years ago, but the basic
attributes remain. I'm smart, sometimes too much for my own good. I
have a history of independence, and perhaps stubbornness. I'm
decent and compassionate I think, but can also be hard and
ruthless. An ex once called me a warrior, which confused me at the
time, but makes more sense now. I'm determined, defiant, resilient
and passionate. I believe in things strongly.
I'm not for everyone. I have a searching, restless spirit. I love
to read and learn, love the good things in life - food, wine, the
odd carouse - and am a champion at indulging them; but I can't sit
still and watch the world go by. I'm not a passive person, I'm not
demure in any way, and I'm a long way from being a safe bet.
I was once voted the best catch by the women at my workplace of the
time. You shouldn't believe that now.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Come the new year this is a question I'm heavily engaged with. I'll
let you know when I do.
I can tell you that I've been a corporate dude for most of my life,
when I haven't been off acting the entrepreneur. At this moment in
my existence I'm in the process of re-inventing myself, hoping that
I may come out of it a butterfly.
I'm writing a book that should be finished soon. If that goes well
I'll write another. Besides that I'm likely to continue to indulge
my entrepreneurial escapades.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Travelling solo. Writing. Being difficult. Cooking. Sleeping. Going
my own way. And a whole heap of other things I'm too modest to
Some of these things I'm looking to partner up in - I'd love to
travel with the right person, and perhaps I'll strive to be less
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I really don't know anymore. I guess it depends who you are and in
what environment. If it's corporate then likely I'll be the
stylishly dressed, confident dude. Coud be you notice how well read
I am, how well informed, and how opinionated I am - check me in the
wee hours of a dinner party.
I think probably most people get the impression of intelligence. I
seem to be known for that.
Edit: had dinner with a friend last night and asked for her
feedback. She said intelligence certainly, but also mentioned that
I was cultured. For some reason that surprised me - perhaps that
competitive, overtly masculine sense of self isn't a natural mate
to the cultured man of the world.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I hate writing these sort of lists, mostly because they're forever
shifting and changing.
I'm a voracious reader. As I sit here writing this after Christmas
I expect to consume about a thousand words before the new year -
FWIW I'm reading a great history of the original Afghan war right
now, a spy thriller, and a travel memoir set before WW2. I recently
finished The Narrow Road to the Deep North and thought it was
I love movies, but hardly go to the cinema. Faves: Groundhog Day,
Lost In Translation, Age of Innocence, Dangerous Liaisons, The
Double Life of Veronique, the Godfathers, Deliverance, Annie Hall,
and all the others I forgot to mention.
Eclectic musical tastes: rock, pop, classical, jazz, but no woe is
me country and western.
I love food, and love to cook. It's one of my resolutions to cook
more often. I'm good at it. Unfortunately I can't eat seafood.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Good food, good books, a variety of music, intelligent
conversation, good sex, and vegemite. And travel.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I should spend less time thinking, but I'm very curious and like to
figure things out. Right now I'm trying to figure out what comes
next. And why we have such awful politicians.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Planning to have a quiet night but somehow ending up drinking with
friends somewhere, again.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I once memorised pi to 155 decimal places.
You should message me if
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Used to be if you feel a stirring. By all means let me know if
you're stirred. Otherwise drop me a line if you're curious at all
and figure we might connect.
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