Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love the outdoors & animals in particular (used to study bats
and praying mantis's ... mantisi? ... mantiseseses?! You get the
idea). I consider myself fairly intelligent and enjoy stimulating
conversation, although politics & sports are out (just not my
cup of tea). I have some amazing stories & am planning on
making many more, looking to find someone to share them with. I
dislike the pub & club scene, I'm more of an outdoors sort. On
weekends I like to get out of the house & go for a walk, a hike
up the mountain or for a picnic with my friends.
I'm made up of contradictions: I love the outdoors but get a kick
out of dressing up in a suit for a fancy night out; picnics are fun
but so is staying in & cooking up a storm; I don't wear my
heart on my sleeve but am happy to show plenty of affection to the
right person; I'm a little stern at times but can also be very
quirky too :)
I have to admit though that I'm a bit of a romantic, so if you like
surprise candle lit dinners or snuggling up with a cup of hot
chocolate & a movie then apply here. I like to make a few
fantasies come true for that someone special. For me a perfect date
is one where we head out with a plan, but we go where the day takes
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I finished my Master's in Zoology a few years ago and am now
working as a BA :P, having moved up to Pretoria. So new city, new
job, new friends, bring it on!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Sussing things out
I'm an INTJ personality type so that tells you all you need to
know, perhaps too much.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Is my smile, followed shortly after by my accent. It's a bit of a
mix between English, Scottish and South African so people often
battle to place it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
The Hobbit + Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Harry Potter (Yes, I'm not ashamed to admit it. We all have times
when we want to be a kid again)
Raymond E. Feist's collected works
Douglas Adams' collected works
Terry Pratchett's collected works
Isaac Asimov's collected works
John Marsden's "Tomorrow" series
Paul Galicko's collected works
A lot! Favourites would be:
Lord of the Rings I-III
The Matrix I & III
The Secret of NIMH
Memoirs of a Geisha
Happy Feet I & II
How to Train Your Dragon
Shaun of the Dead
Up (Dog just gets me every time!)
These are just what are fresh in my mind right now.
Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
Rock - U2, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Michael Jackson, Linkin
Alternative/Club - Daft Punk, Cafe Del Mar, Deep Forest, Groove
Most of the good 80's music - Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen
and a whole mess of one off songs from a wide variety of
Anything but Rap or Hip Hop
Anything spicy really.
And I live for desserts!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Nature (couldn't live in a Metropolis cut-off from the
Internet (though I can manage for a couple months when in
A really good book
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
way too much!
Mostly philosophical stuff that I probably have no business
thinking about (meaning of life, fate of humanity, life from an
animal's point of view, the future, the past, the evolution of
things from past to present i.e. spiderwebs, flight, bird
Socio-psychological conundrums (might vs right, wealth vs poverty,
men vs women, is religion really necessary in the modern
And when my brain is well and truly burned out I like to just pick
a quiet spot in the bush/forest/mountains, switch off and watch the
thunderclouds roll in over the savanah and smell the rain.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If I'm not in the bush then I'm with friends just hanging out, or
wrapped up with a book and cup of hot chocolate at home.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are kind, caring, have a good sense of humour and are as
willing to go out hiking in the bush as snuggling up by the fire.
I'm not looking for G.I. Jane, but if getting dirt under your
fingernails sends you running then maybe look elsewhere.
I also need someone that I can have meaningful conversations with.
Having interests in the Sciences would be a plus but if not, then
helping me broaden my horizons is always a good thing :)
I do a fair bit of hiking and gym, and so I expect you to take
similar care of yourself. I don't necessarily have an ideal, but I
do believe in chemistry (I am a biologist after all) so if, after
the first few dates, we don't feel anything special for each other
then no hard feelings.
I'm not interested in a quick fling but rather something deeper,
more meaningful. I want to spend time getting to know you, finding
out your goals, your desires (and best of all your zany little
quirks) and so come to appreciate you for who you are. If you know
what I'm getting at then perhaps we're on the same wave length and
should try meeting up.
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Q: "What do most people do on a date?"
A: "Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to
know each other. Even boys have something interesting to say if you
listen long enough" - little girl, age 8
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