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  • Ages 27–46
  • Near me
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Last online
Apr 20
5′ 3″ (1.60m)
Body Type
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Working on masters program
Less than $20,000
Has cats
English, German (Poorly), Latin (Poorly)
My self-summary
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Perpetual student, aiming for renaissance woman but probably hitting dilettante. It's fun anyway.

Likes: the internet, books, chocolate, ales, human bones, films with subtitles, Vikings, pub quizzes, Bonferroni corrections, drunken conversations in which all the world's problems are solved.

I've been off the site for a while so my statistics are pretty awful, please don't be put off if it says that I never reply to messages.

OK Cupid now tells me I should write at least 1000 words. Next it'll be asking me to submit my profile to Turnitin.
What I’m doing with my life
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Studying at Bradford Uni for an MSc in Archaeological Sciences. Indoctrinating unsuspecting students into the ways of statistics. Enjoying all the stuff there is to do in Leeds, I moved here from Bradford last year and I'm finding it a lot more fun. Faffing about on the internet. Getting beaten up by my cat.

But mostly faffing about on the internet.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
maths, procrastinating, getting tipsy off 2 pints of beer (I'm a real lightweight). Fairly good at baking, getting plants to grow, bay parking, making spreadsheets.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Not sure - I should probably ask my friends about this one!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Middlesex, Catch-22, I Capture the Castle, anything by Terry Pratchett, Margaret Atwood, whodunnits or fantasy for train journeys and when my brain's melted - I'm working my way through the Dresden Files. Classic fiction, especially stuff with social/political themes - I like Eliot and Gaskell a lot. Graphic novels - mostly of the memoir/travelogue sort.

Movies: diverse. Some favourites: Birdman, The Sound of Noise, The Fall, Pan's Labyrinth, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Princess Bride, Let the Right One In. I hit the Leeds Film Festival pretty heavily most years, I enjoy the strange stuff. On the more mainstream side, I have a weakness for comic book movies, musicals, and anything Studio Ghibli.

Games: I'm an RPG fan, although I rarely seem to get time to get really into a game lately. Neverwinter Nights, Fallout 1 & 2, that sort of thing. I've also been playing a lot of ancient adventure games I got from GOG, which has been great fun - some nostalgia, and some I missed first time around.

Shows: I don't have a TV, but rent things on DVD sometimes. Generally comedy, anime, or sci-fi/fantasy.

Music: I have eclectic and old-fashioned tastes. Mostly folk, jazz, classic rock, and everything in between (Steeleye Span, Fleetwood Mac, Pentangle, The Decemberists, Madeleine Peyroux). Also some 1950s stuff - Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra - the more jazz/blues influenced bits are best. When in a serious mood, Elgar, Parry or Rutter, anything melodic. I'll listen to good stuff from just about any genre. For going out dancing I prefer rock clubs, the atmosphere tends to be better.

Food: I'll try just about anything once, and Leeds is great for food. Can't stand mushrooms despite several tries, but not a picky eater as a rule and I like trying new places. I have a sweet tooth and like experimenting with baking.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
An internet connection, chocolate, and 4 books.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The past, human remains, science and public understanding of it, computer games, statistics. Also cats, if I'm honest. Politics, the meaning of life, whatever I've recently read/watched.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hopefully at the pub with friends drinking a half of a good ale, but quite often home watching a DVD or playing games on the internet and chatting to friends on facebook.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm not very forward about sharing private stuff, not with strangers anyway. Something sort of relevant: I'm really bad at recognising faces, which gets really embarrassing when I walk straight past someone I've known for a few weeks. I'm not blanking you, honest!

I have a tattoo. It's a mathematical symbol.
You should message me if
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you like intelligent, opinionated, curvy and slightly cynical women.