Warning - I apparently look nothing like my photos, which came as a surprise to me, as it is me, they are recent and I think I look quite a bit like me. Those telling me of the disparity normally adopt that `just sniffed dog shit' look. The closest I have been given by way of an explanation is `your head is rounder' and `you look more thuggish'.
I belong to a gym but I'm definitely not a gym bunny. I have done several martial arts in the past and attained a degree of mediocrity in all of them.
I like pubs and comedy clubs, live music, eating out. I would rather sleep in a tent on a hillside than in a hotel; I like the outdoors in general: hiking, camping, travelling.
I am a militant atheist and not interested in any one who believes in astrology, God or any other man made superstition. `Agnostic' means you can't make your mind up; `spiritual' means you didn't understand your science classes at school; if you give any truck to homoeopathy, please, never breed.
I enjoy news, current affairs, philosophy, psychology, technology and rigorous debate, conversely I am crap at small talk and have little interest in chatting about the weather or where I'm going on my holidays.
I attempt cryptic crosswords, and sometimes I actually solve a clue or two.
I am stubborn and opinionated, but I can also be passionate and I am loyal. I am honest and expect the same of any partner - I would prefer to hear the truth, even if it hurts than a fabrication. Without honesty there is nothing.
The chances are I will never buy you jewellery, but, if you are the one, I will give you my life. I probably won't notice that new dress you're wearing, but I will see the warmth in your heart and the fire in your soul.
I never want to watch a soap opera, a TV reality show or talent contest.
I have two children aged 10 and 8, they live with their mother but they are a major part of my life. They are not baggage, and if you feel you might regard them as such, fair enough, but walk on by.