Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
WARNING: This profile, although trying to be entirely honest, has
been cleverly designed to entice the unwitting reader into wanting
to know more. Those with a tendency to be easily influenced may
wish to leave now.
-I always finish what I start even if it is no longer
-I prefer to be second knowing that I could have won.
-I never agree, just to be nice, I will argue my point to the
-I have strong willpower and am able to resist temptation.
-I function best when others have lost control and hope.
-If everybody else is doing it, I'm probably not interested.
-I am frustrated when I see things not done to the highest
standards, especially relating to ergonomics and design.
-I don't feel the need to define everything around me.
-Under no circumstances do I ever stand in a queue.
-I prefer Wood and brass to plastic.
-I once crossed a minefield whilst playing Jim Reeves' Christmas
In general, I do what is required from life. I am very focused at
whatever it is I'm doing at the moment and usually achieve my
goals. I can successfully navigate most things without needing the
involvement of others. I appear to be easy-going but at the same
time am very tuned in to what's going on around me.
I am tolerant of others and non judgemental. I get on equally well
with murderers, terrorists and gangsters as I do with intellectuals
and creative types. That doesn't mean I'm any of these categories
or condone their particular behaviours but just to say, throughout
my life so far, I have come into contact with many diverse elements
of society and got alone fine with all of them.
I grew up in England but lived in many countries since and gained
from many cultures. I don't have fixations like religion to limit
my view of things or feel the need to be converting someone to
In a previous phase of my life I was a professional soldier and was
actually quite good at it. I learnt a lot about myself and life in
the process. Forget the Rambo stereotype, brains beats brawn every
I think I have a genetic modification in my response to danger,
where it doesn't seem to generate the necessary fear to survive
that it should. I had to give up parachuting because I simply was
not that stressed about opening the parachute on time, to the
dismay of my instructors.
Arrogance, narrow-mindedness, bad manners and fixation with low
level things like money, power and possessions are a turn-off,
wisdom and confidence of self and spirit are preferred.
I have a great sense of justice and don't go well with people who
think they, for some reason, are better than others. Even if they
are, I will always side with the under-dog.
In relationships so far I always ended up worse off for it. I
married to a really nice woman for 7 years, who turned out not to
be so nice. After divorce, I decided never to marry again. Over the
years I've had other girlfriends who ranged from manic depressives
to suicidal schizophrenics. I do seem to attract people with
problems. I know I'm a problem-solver but I really would prefer
someone without major issues, I just prefer an easy uncomplicated
life these days.
You may wish not to believe it, but I've had several paranormal
encounters, mainly when I was younger and am in no doubt about the
existence of spirit forces, although I cannot explain what they are
or what they want. We had both a poltergeist and an exorcist
visiting our home long before I knew what the terms meant. Nothing
much happened since I left UK however, maybe ghosts only want to
interact with someone who knows the local language.
OK. Some weirder stuff. People tell me I am speaking in some
ancient language when I am asleep. Those who have heard me, tell me
I am speaking in Aramaic, Hebrew or the like. What does it all
mean? I haven't a clue and don't really feel the need to find
I feel I have some absurd stories to tell.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Just cruising through life. Again I appreciate it may sound a bit
"fringe" to some, but I believe that this is probably my last
reincarnation in life before moving on to other things, whatever
they may be. I don't really have any grand aims for this life and
certainly don't want to be remembered for anything, that would be
too pretentious. It is not for me to preach to people but I think I
am really good at giving impartial advice.
I once tried to raise funds for my "last British eccentric
south-pole coffee shop project". The funds raised only covered my
advertising costs and somebody sent me a jar of coffee, so I
suppose it must be counted as a successful enterprise.
A future project idea is to be the first person to successfully
take a grand piano up mount Everest.
I'm currently running my own consulting company trying to solve
other people's technical problems. It pays the rent and I seem to
be good at it so I'll do that for now. I'm constantly amazed at how
I can make a good living from telling people common sense and what
they should already know.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Anything involving endless patience
Reducing complex things to their essentials
Doing exactly what I said I was going to do without deviation
Predicting trends 3 years before they happen
Instinctively understanding the true value of things
Getting the best deal
Ergonomics and good design
Appreciating talented people
Survival,escape & evasion & anti-interrogation
Remember, I really am going to do exactly what I said I was going
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
-I don't get noticed, I prefer to be the grey man and not stand out
in a crowd. However you would certainly notice me working.
-Tall, dark hair & blue eye combination.
-I have some good stories from real life.
-I think differently.
-I appear to be a little eccentric in comparison to the norm
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: All kinds of history books, paranormal, occult &
esoteric. Fiction would come last in the priority list but Charles
Dickens would have to still be my favourite story-teller.
Films: something with good direction and acting, which usually
implies not Hollywood mainstream.
Music: Very wide spectrum
Culture: Edinburgh fringe festival, Theatre and Pantomime
Poetry: John Cooper Clark
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
British sarcastic humour
The right to disagree
Good tea &coffee
A calculator for adding up lists
Someone to check my calculations are correct
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
-Why things are designed so stupidly
-Why people want to be part of the machine instead of thinking for
-Why the most valuable members of society (Not me!) are not paid
the highest rewards.
-Why the most intelligent people (Again not me!) are not the ones
making the decisions.
-Why irresponsible people (Definitely not me!) seem to have a
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Researching some ongoing project or out socializing somewhere with
a group of multi-national people.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Now it gets interesting. I sometimes like to dress up in women's
clothing. You could say a closet transvestite, cross-dresser,
however you wish to describe it. Of course I don't go out like
that. Just a harmless hobby really. Don't get the wrong idea,
nothing to do with sexual orientation or effeminate
I realize I will have lost the majority of potential matches at
this point due to engrained misconceptions (probably even before
that!), that's OK. I'm only telling you this, not because it's an
important part of my character, but because I think it demonstrates
my attitude to honesty, even when honesty may not always be to my
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
-If your over-worked butler is too busy to do it for you.
-You are astute enough to realize that responding to a profile
without a picture could give you a strategic advantage over the
-You don't take yourself (or me!) too seriously.
-You could be just as happy living on a park bench as in the
-You think my profile cannot possibly be genuine and would like to
check that I am not "computer-generated" as one person claimed I
-You are capable of original thought.
-You absolutely think that you hate me based on the presented
semantics. I would like the challenge of trying to show you
-You don't buy things just because they say Apple on them.
-You own absolutely no Apple products, or you are about to be
divorced from them.
NOTE. I feel it important to point out that having re-read my
profile, I completely understand that the average girl may have
some considerable trouble finding any affinity to it whatsoever and
quickly move on to a "safer" profile. This may act in my favour as
a filter mechanism. It would mean anyone actually contacting me
made a conscious evaluation and recognized that the person behind
the profile just might have something to offer.
I do appear to be in a bit of a niche market
(or completely out of the market!).
I haven't decided yet, I'm sure you will.
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