Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
PLEASE NOTE: I am ethically non-monogamous. See "you should contact
me if" for more, but it basically says that, spread across more
words. I am never closed to new possibilities.
A Northern lad who came to the big city to be among people and
I am much better-lit, hairy, and available for eye contact than my
profile picture suggests.
UPDATE: I am exactly as well-lit, hairy and available for eye
contact as my profile picture suggests.
FURTHER UPDATE: I am not so hairy any more. Eye contact and
lighting levels roughly unchanged.
LAST UPDATE: I like this bit so I'm not removing it, but in a
nutshell, I look like my profile pic, unless I don't.
BUT THAT'S DEFINITELY ME, OH NO THAT SOUNDS TERRIBLE
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a game designer. I like working in all sorts of different
forms, but at the moment I make physical, public play things that
always seem to be about encouraging people to be more intimate with
each other. I'm an aspiring web developer, writer (I blog, but not
about relationships if you're worried)… I'm an aspirant. I aspire.
I have a day job which is less interesting, but keeps me busy and
deals with my shoe habit. (Update: I went freelance, which is
terrifying on a daily basis.)
I used to run lots and cycle a bit, but I kind of lost my mojo at
that, and I'm just getting it back. (Update: learned to swim really
well, which has been delightful.) Acquiring skills is fun;
re-acquiring them is possibly even more fun. I like to make things.
I am particularly fond of the fact that the Spanish verb for "to
make" is the same as that for "to do". I'm full of these nuggets.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I have this uncanny knack of knowing, from a picture, whether two
people are a couple or not. I have occasionally realised two people
are a couple before the couple realises themselves. (My related
weakness is that I have no idea when a couple is about to break
I am a physics graduate, and can explain the weird physical stuff
you ever hear about. If you ever wanted to ride the Understanding
Quantum Physics Express, I'm the man to corner. The recent
popularity of Brian Cox has, in many ways, been good to me.
Fixing stuff. Physical stuff, especially. Me and machines have a
thing going on. Getting things out of the door, except for physical
stuff, which never seems to move any closer to it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably my beard, which is now back. I guess it's that I don't
look like my current profile picture? Ever? But I am definitely
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Why does this bit always get so long? Five things in each
group so you can ask about things, but no more.
BOOKS: Infinite Jest, The City And The City, The Drought, Vurt,
Dossie and Janet generally.
FILMS: Dr. Strangelove, Brazil, Rollerball, Back To The Future,
SHOWS: The Wire, Deadwood, Max Headroom, TNG, Spaced.
MUSIC: post-punk, techno, clicky European indie, filthy pop,
FOOD: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A computer with some sort of data connection; a bike; an idea; a
place to go; love.
I'm keeping one spare. Nobody thinks of everything.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...what patterns can be seen in things, and whether they are real
things or just a quirk of human observation.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
...enjoying a quiet drink with friends, cooking something new and
preparing for a big run in the morning. Saturday nights are
available for good times, dancing and causing a ruckus and/or
rumpus. I give good rumpus. Apparently I am a very funny drunk, but
nobody will ever explain to me why.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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There isn't much I'm not willing to admit really. I'm ridiculously
open and honest. My name is right there.
I considered saying that my favourite film is "Mean Girls". I'll
fight the corner of that film anywhere, any time.
My favourite perfume is not vanilla. I still like vanilla in
I didn't read your favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food.
It was too long.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're looking for friends, someone to listen or someone to talk
gibberish (I am good at gibberish), to go on a bike ride with or to
go on an epic weekend mission with. Or, you know, curious. If
you're looking for any relationship whatsoever, you absolutely must
be comfortable with polyamory, or ethical non-monogamy, or we'll
just be wasting our time.
It really helps if you make things other than piles of money with
your working hours. My definition of "make" and "things" is very
liberal though, so try me.
If I keep looking at your profile and not messaging you, then I'm
either a) composing something worth replying to; b) bottling out of
messaging you because you're so fucking suave; c) working
out where I recognise you from. Forgive me. If I have added you as
a favourite and not spoken to you yet, it's because I'm thinking
about sending you a message. OKC provides no other way of saving
you for later reference, unfortunately. I don't IM here.
I also occasionally get snowed under, but I will get back to you if
we've already been messaging. At some point. Promise.
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