Born and raised in England, though with strong American connections
on my mother's side, I have lived in New York for over ten years. I
came here as a graduate student in English literature, and stayed.
I love literature, art and music of all kinds (I have a long
history with rock & roll but am beginning to explore classical
and jazz). I love New York, and all the things that city life
brings--the chance connections, the sense that there are whole
universes hidden in each block, the anonymity and yet the
opportunities for community. I am fairly well traveled, in
Europe--particularly Italy and France--and along the Eastern
Seaboard of the United States. I suppose I am a kind of hybrid of
European and American influences. I can be given to introspection
at times, but also have a very active sense of humour and love
conversation and conviviality.
What I’m doing with my life
For most of my years in New York, I have resided in the noble
borough of Brooklyn, and more to the point the intolerably
smug/gorgeous neighborhood of Park Slope. Well, more on the
Slope/Windsor Terrace border. Once upon a time I was a PhD student,
apparently set on life in academia, now I work at an online media
company in midtown. I may often be found at the bars and
restaurants of Brooklyn in search of answers to the mysteries of
life. I've been studying French at the Alliance Francaise for the
past year. I've been going to the movies a lot--particularly
revival series at BAM and the Film Forum. I also like to see live
I’m really good at
I'm told I'm a good listener, and can be a supportive and
encouraging friend, and some have even thought I give good advice.
I'm also a good conversationalist.
The first things people usually notice about me
Well, the accent, of course. And that famous English reserve.
As well as my boyish good looks...
The six things I could never do without
A book to read(particularly during the daily commute), usually
fiction. I get twitchy after a while if I don't have something to
Music, usually some variant of rock--from post-punk all the way
back to psychedelica but also classic R&B, particularly
Southern Soul, electronic music, reggae and jazz (beginner).
A notebook to scribble in.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The way the world works.
The way the world should work.
On a typical Friday night I am
Perhaps I am having a quiet drink in Brooklyn, or watching a film from the Seventies on Netflix, or making my way through one of the great TV shows of our age, or walking the High Line after work...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am strongly attracted to highly intelligent, slightly aggressive
women with the gift of the gab.
You should message me if
If you have the above-mentioned qualities.
You are a mathematician/scientist who is a mysterious international