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36 Reading, UK Man


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  • Ages 18–40
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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Last online
Yesterday – 10:56pm
5′ 5″ (1.65m)
Body type
Graduated from university
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
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I've been in Reading for almost a decade now, originally from The Midlands (which to people from around here means I'm a Northerner - I seem to have lost the accent though). Most of my mates are settling down and moving on and I'm thinking perhaps I should be doing the same. Not that I want to rush in to anything but I've been single for quite a while now and some companionship would be nice.
What I’m doing with my life
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Working nights on a job I have next to zero interest in and trying to figure out a way of getting into filmmaking. The older I get the less likely it looks like this will happen but I refuse to accept defeat; I will have directed my first feature film by the time I am 40. (and if I haven't I'll revise that goal to 50). I'm trying to write a screenplay, which, depending on my frame of mind, could be either a work of incipient genius or the blueprint for the lousiest film ever made. However it turns out I'm determined to finish it.

I also like going to gigs, walking, playing the guitar (badly), travelling and drinking tea. I like to keep active (biking to work helps) but have very little interest in sport. I like to think this is because I'm not competitive but anybody who's seen me take part in a pub quiz knows this isn't true. It's actually because I'm completely hopeless at anything involving balls and/or sticks (I've been told on three separate occasions by three different people that I'm the worst pool player they've ever seen; I take some perverse pride in this for some reason).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Doing something other than what I should be doing (right now I should be cleaning my flat but instead I'm writing this).

I know how to do a cryptic crossword, although I can rarely finish one without cheating.

I'm actually really good at my job but because it's not something I particularly enjoy it doesn't seem like much of an achievement.

The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If I could see myself for the first time through somebody else's eyes the three words I'd probably use to describe me would be: little, awkward and geek.
Somebody did tell me I only look 'about 16' the other week; I'm undecided if this is a good thing or not. (Update: currently sporting a beard and don't think anyone would mistake me for a teenager right now. Further update: the beard has now gone, this may or may not be due to incessant nagging from my Mum who insisted it made me look like a tramp. I'm pretty damn lazy with a shaver though so depending on what day of the week you catch me, I have varying degrees of facial fuzz.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I had a ridiculously long section here before, I very much doubt anybody read it and some of it bordered on the pretentious and elitist. Suffice to say I'm pretty passionate and knowledgeable about films but I would never judge anybody on their tastes (although a healthy debate is always good fun).

Music wise, I'm pretty open in terms of genre but I'm fairly out of touch with what's in the charts. If you were to pin me down I'd say I mostly listen to alternative and classic rock, Americana, Jazz, folk and the occasional bit of Hip-Hop. I do like quite a bit of what might be termed Hipster music, but I in no way consider myself a Hipster.

I'm currently reading Albert Camus' The Plague. I usually like to have a book on the go but don't always have the time to read. My most read authors would probably be Kurt Vonnegut, Wilkie Collins and Edgar Allen Poe.

I don't own a TV (but do have a hi-def projector for watching DVDs and Blu-rays). Keep hearing about shows I 'absolutely have to watch' and I do plan on getting round to them one day. Breaking Bad is at the top of the list after watching the first couple of episodes 'round a mates house.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I don't like this question, it feels like some test (which I've clearly failed). I'm just writing something here so my profile shows as 100% completed and that little robot doesn't tell me off.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I was told by a friend once that I think too much. After much contemplation I've come to the conclusion that he may have been right. I now spend my time thinking about how I can change this.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sleeping, reading, watching a film, meeting friends, watching live music or, very occasionally, getting drunk somewhere.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The last time I went out drinking in Reading I fell into a bush walking home and got stuck. I tried to extricate myself carefully but a 'helpful' stranger came along and pulled me out, I was picking thorns out of my arm for the next three days.

Although I haven't seen it in many years I could probably recite every line of dialogue from Transformers The Movie (that's the 1986 animated one, not the Michael Bay abomination). I could probably sing most of the songs too but I swear I never cried when Optimus Prime died.
You should message me if
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you would like to. (I know that's an obvious smartarse answer but it's the best I can think of right now)