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Dave8629

30 London, UK Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 24–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 10:05am
Orientation
Straight
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Other
Status
Single
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Speaks
English, French
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I moved to London from Vancouver in 2010 and have spent most of the past few years living here, with a year in the middle spent living in Ghana and traveling in Rwanda and Zanzibar.

Inexplicably in late 2014 I landed an amazing job, working in environmental policy to support sustainable development and poverty reduction in the developing world. Most of my work focuses on south Asia and east Africa, so I get to travel for work, which is basically a dream come true.

Dream job in hand, I'll be staying in London for the next few years, before heading off on my next adventure (current thoughts on this are a dive trip across Indonesia stopping at all the best places from west to east before landing in Papua New Guinea).

While partly focusing on all the amazing places in the world to explore, I'm also staying grounded and trying to enjoy everything London has to offer. This involves going to as many concerts as possible, eating amazing food at restaurants you can only find out about through word of mouth, meeting inspiring people, a good dose of highbrow cultural exploration, a corresponding dose of hedonistic events you wouldn't tell your closest friends about, afternoons spent curled up with a book in a hidden cafe, hosting dinner parties with friends, drinking in the cellar at Gordon's Wine Bar, and going to random lectures at the Royal Geographical Society.

But of course, it would be much more fun to do those things with you.
What I’m doing with my life
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Sitting in the Foyles cafe reading something edgy like Allen Ginsberg, and then somehow finding a way to spill tea all over myself, thereby negating any credibility I may have in the eyes of people passing by. Then belatedly wondering if Ginsberg is edgy anymore. That pretty much sums up my life in a nutshell.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My Canadian accent. The fact that I'm constantly saying sorry. Sorry!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music: Bob Dylan, Tallest Man on Earth, Dispatch, the Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Tragically Hip, Hey Rosetta, Craig Cardiff, Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, and Fela Kuti.

Books: I spend way more time/money on books than is possibly healthy...so this list could be way longer. A few favourites:

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Catch-22, A Fine Balance, The History of Love, Cloud Atlas, Shantaram, House of Leaves, Midnight's Children, Ishmael, Oryx and Crake, Norwegian Wood, the English Patient, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 2666, The Goldfinch, If on a winters night a traveler....Recently read The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Amazing!

Films: Before Sunrise, The Pianist, There Will Be Blood, Waking Life, Schindler's List, Eyes Wide Shut, Superbad, Life Aquatic. Basically anything by Wes Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, Richard Linklater or the Cohen Brothers.

Food: I couldn't live without Indian food...but also Thai, Italian, Middle Eastern, Ethiopian, and Indonesian are favourites. In fact, I think I spend more time focusing on food then on my career. Also, cheese is it's own category of food, right?
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Scuba diving - one day I will island hop across Indonesia
Music - small live gigs, or watching the world pass by on a train
Sex & intimacy
Lazy mornings
Cheese
Biodiversity
Friendship
Second-hand book stores
Mountains and the ocean - a shout out to my home on the West Coast

That's 9. It's more fun to break the rules.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Traveling to Burma in 2015, new recipes, climate change, poverty reduction, Game of Thrones, ethical non-monogamy
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I'm attracted to confident, funny, and compassionate people. Epicurean traits are absolutely essential! If you're adventurous, smart, thoughtful, and a little bit wild then definitely get in touch.

If you think that thunderstorms are sexy I think we might be on the right track...

Also, I want to go diving in the Maldives in January 2016, so basically if you're the love of my life and want to join me.