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DanRawnsley

26 M London, United Kingdom

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 11:43pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Anything
Smokes
Sometimes
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Atheism
Sign
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Education
Income
Less than $20,000
Relationship Status
Open relationship
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
At times shy and quiet, sometimes loud and very confident, though I'm not sure what brings on what mood. I like a good political argument. I think I'm quite thoughtful and a pretty caring person.

I'm working a lot on being more active at the moment. I enjoy visiting museums and the theatre, reading, picnics and good food and drink.

I'm polyamorous and think it's possible to have multiple relationships.

I'm a socialist activist and I take politics seriously. I organise a small group in North London at the moment. My life can be chaotic and difficult to plan sometimes.

I have a few geeky pastimes involving dice. Some friends are getting me in to board games and there's now a handful that I'd like to buy.

I love loose leaf tea, cocktails when I can afford them and a good, compelling novel. I love cycling and swimming, but only for a bit of a potter around in some water.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a teaching assistant in a primary school, working with children with special educational needs. In September I'm going to train to be a primary school teacher. I'm a union rep at my school and a socialist activist.

I love to travel, though at the moment I'm pretty restricted in terms of money.
I’m really good at
After two years in a Primary school I'm quite good with children. I play the bass guitar and the flute competently and am getting back in to writing poetry. Basically I lack discipline with it, I need to make myself sit down and write. I'm also teaching myself the piano and am just hitting up against the point where I can do different things with each hand. It's really exciting!

I'm a reasonable cook and I also like baking. I can make some pretty good bread and cake.
The first things people usually notice about me
That under my beard I'm really devilishly handsome?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read 'House of Leaves' which is an amazing novel and because of it want to read some more experimental novels. I liked 'Steppenwolf' and would like to read more Herman Hesse. I finished reading Albert' Camus's novels a little while ago. I especially enjoyed 'The Plague'. It was his only optimistic one, about the way people can band together to overcome horrendous tragedies. I love Victor Hugo. I stayed up late in to the night to finish the last 200 pages of 'Les Miserables' when I was 17 and also enjoyed 'Notre Dame de Paris'. Hunter S. Thompson's stuff is great. I've been involved in a few student union elections and 'Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail' gives a pretty clear picture, on a much grander scale, of the insane world you start to occupy. While we're on journalistic writing Orwell's 'Road to Wigan Pier' is great. I loved studying Byron and Old English poetry at university. Right now my focus is 20th century fiction. I'm kept a promise I made to a friend a few years ago to read some James Baldwin, 'Another Country' took a while to get going, but was wonderful and 'Giovanni's Room' was incredibly moving. I got in to Isaac Asimov in a big way and read the foundation trilogy. Next I'm going to finally read 'Catch 22'.

I want to read some more philosophy. I had a go at Kant a few years ago, but ground to a halt when I started working. I'm going to give it another go when I can put aside some time to get in to the Critique of Pure Reason, maybe over a long holiday.

I read quite a lot of Marxist political theory. I want to read some more political economy, hopefully Volume 2. of 'Capital' some time in the next year or two and some classical economics like Adam Smith and Ricardo. In 2012 I did some reading about the Paris Commune and loved it. I try to read the Guardian and Financial Times at least two to three times a week and a few other news sources. I went to a really interesting Trotsky reading group, which gave a good overview of his basic works. Right now I'm going to a group that's discussing Farrell Dobbs's book 'Teamster Rebellion' about a massive strike in America in the 1930s. It's a much more exciting read than I make it sound. I'm also meeting a comrade who is discussing Antonio Gramsci's 'Prison Notebooks' with me. He writes in a pretty obscure way, but there are some amazing ideas - everyone is an intellectual, everyone is, in their own way, a philosopher.

I'm not a massive cinema goer; there are some shocking gaps in what I haven't seen that I'm looking forward to covering in the next few years. For TV I'm in to all of that HBO shtick; Deadwood, the Wire, Game of Thrones. I'm occasionally watching Battlestar Galactica and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia at the moment. The most affecting TV show I have ever watched was Twin Peaks. After I finished it I was worried that I might never see anything else as good again.

I lost a load of music a while ago when an old laptop gave up the ghost, so I haven't been listening to much at the moment. I while back I listened to a load of Kate Bush to help me get through an article I was writing and wondered why I'd never listened to her before. I really enjoy Cerys Matthews and Jarvis Cockers' shows on BBC6 on a Sunday. I'm slowly making a list of artists to get the music of, mostly based on what one of my housemates listens to.

I love lasagne and pancakes. One of the best moments of my childhood was learning I could have pancakes on days that weren't pancake day. I learned how to cook Saag Paneer and want to make a decent dhaal next.
The six things I could never do without
Books, my friends, sunny weather, my radio, libraries and my teapot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The world around me, the state of the British left and trade union movement, my life and relationships with other people, books I'm reading, places I want to go, things I want to do, occasionally ideas for poems. I like making grandiose plans for things to do in the future.
On a typical Friday night I am
It really varies. Sometimes I'm out with friends, busy at a meeting somewhere or at home relaxing and being glad that it's the weekend.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 20–30
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
If you think any of the above sounds interesting and you want to chat.