A little yuppie, a lot nerdy, smart but absent-minded, I work too
hard but am an awful procrastinator, I tend to be self-deprecating
but am probably deeply arrogant at some level I never notice, I
have a quirky, dry and often inappropriate sense of humour that I
try to keep under control, and I love few things more than a
conversation with an interesting person.
I have a history of long and serious relationships, but I'm trying
to keep things simple for a while and just expand my horizons.
What I’m doing with my life
Most of my energy goes into my legal practice, which, thankfully, I
quite enjoy. My areas of expertise are in constitutional and human
rights law, and I get a surprising variety of clientele.
The rest of the time I try and forget about the law. Yoga, hiking,
climbing and diving are all things I enjoy, but I'm equally happy
reading (sci-fi/fantasy when I'm feeling lazy,
history/economics/current affairs/classics when I'm not), watching
tv or sports (Stormers fan!) or playing games on the
As of December 2013, I'm taking a bit of a step back from online
dating, just due to my other commitments. I'll still be online from
time to time, but please excuse me if I don't respond to any
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my voice. They say I sound either intelligent, or gay, or
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Top 3 of each at the moment: Catch 22, the Lord of the Rings, To
Kill a Mockingbird, Fight Club, City of God, Snatch, Community,
Arrested Development, Better Off Ted, Alt-J, Florence and the
Machine, the Lumineers... And for food I'll just say all the
amazing restaurants in Cape Town. And biltong.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order... Wine, music, good food, internet access,
travelling the world, and my kindle.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Law, South African politics, economics and growth, incentive
structures, history, rugby (and any sport in which SA are
dominating - Test cricket FTW), e-sports, nerdy memes, how awesome
it would be if I was a Jedi, places to get good food and good wine,
how not to come across as a creep on online dating sites, whether
everyone else on online dating sites are creeps, why I should stop
being lazy and go to that yoga class at 6am, and a million, billion
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm a bit more inclined to spend my Friday nights in - reading,
watching something good, or playing games - than out, but I do love
going out, be it to hot new restaurants, funky bars, or whatever.
The one thing I don't like is going somewhere where the music is
too loud to talk.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hmmmm. How about, I enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey? No thanks to the