Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
What can I say about myself? Well ...
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
I attempt cryptic crosswords, and sometimes I actually solve a clue
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
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.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I wanna be a drummer in a rock band - so if you know of a band
looking for a middle-aged pig skin basher (I have my own sticks),
let me know. Until then I do computers and stuff.
I have an ambition to live on a boat and I'm trying to make that
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I play the drums not too badly and the guitar not too well. I have
rediscovered that I enjoy dancing and that I'm okay at it.
I love cooking (and eating) Thai, Indian, Chinese, Mexican ... food
and like discovering new spices and tastes. I'm also a weirdo
I'm dead good at sums, I can do adding, taking away and much much
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a short a***, 5'6". Size is not an issue for me, but I
appreciate it is for some, so if you're looking for those inches,
I'm probably not the one for you.
I start too many sentences with `I'!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I grew up in the 70s so my musical tastes were formed around the
time the punk scene was emerging, so anything from the Buzzcocks,
Jam, SLF, Undertones, to today's indie stuff, passing through Joy
Division, James, The Wonderstuff, 2-Tone (If you know your ska: I
once played in the Potato 5) ...
These days, I like anything that can evoke emotion.
I can be sometimes found dancing like a menopausal maniac to
electro, trance, garage, house ... or anything with a beat to
My guilty musical secret: a few of the emotive C&R songs such
He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones;
Faster than the Sound of Loneliness - John Prine/Nanci
My not so guilty secret, because they were bloody good, is The
Books I've recently read include:
You're Not As Smart As You Think - David McRaney;
Bad Science - Ben Goldacre;
The Prince - Niccolo Maciavelli;
The Art of War Sun Tzu;
Empire - Niall Ferguson;
Understanding Power - Noam Chomsky;
The Great Philosophers - Various;
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins.
I also read a lot of technical/computing/science/mathematical
stuff, but I won't admit to that in public.
My guilty reading secret is crappy martial arts novels by Marc
Olden, Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Shea ...
I've starting rereading some of Tom Sharpes books, which still make
me laugh out loud.
Food - anything hot and spicy: Indian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican,
through to Japanese, Malay - or better still, something I haven't
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Bit of a silly question because humans cope with most change and
The only serious thing I would miss is my kids.
Apart from that:
Water (in beer form);
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where did I put my wallet?
Do I believe the Incompleteness theorem?
Is life just a terminal, sexually transmitted disease?
Have I got a chance with that cute girl at the station?
Should I develop a Website, if so, about what?
Shall I cook noodles or curry tonight?
Why do people drink`Bud'?
Are we predisposed to theism? If so why?
Can I crack one off before I have to get in the shower and still
get to work in time?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having a drink with work mates;
Seeing a band;
Washing my pants;
On a hot date;
Catching up with old mates;
Sobbing into my pillow at the injustice of it all;
(Some of the above occur more often than others)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Slightly oxymoronic, but ...
That I'm honest enough to admit to having secrets, but diplomatic
enough not to air them in public.
You should message me if
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If you think we might have fun together.
It could be one night at a comedy club, a drink, it might lead to
something deeper, but you have to start somewhere.
I am looking for an equal, someone with whom, together we are
better than as two individuals, someone with whom being together is
more important than where we are or what we are doing. Someone who
I can share a laugh with, in summer have a barbeque on a beach
with; in winter, a snowball fight and then warm ourselves in front
in front of a real fire with a beer (or glass of wine). Someone to
build dreams with.
I do not wish to offend anyone, but, I'm not looking for anyone
* Is more interested in texting on their phone than chatting in
* Reads Hello, OK, Closer etc. magazine(s);
* Can't conjugate the verb `to be';
* Is superficial and interested in the material world.
Let's be honest, we all look at the pictures first. No matter how
we try and pretend we are sophisticated and have evolved above our
baser instincts, it's all arrant nonsense. No point fighting it.
Nice hair and a cute ass does it for me every time.
That said, I do not want to see a picture of:
* You in your undies.
It may well be very erotic and alluring, but there is a time and
place; show some discernment over your chosen audience;
* You surrounded by a menagerie of animals.
It's not that I don't like dogs, in fact I have an excellent Korean
cook book, but I'm looking for a woman, not a canine refuge;
* You with all your mates.
They are probably fine and wonderful people, but I'm not looking
for a job lot. Shine in your own light.
Hopefully we then scratch away the cosmetic veneer of vanity and
find something of substance, something of true value
You will not get a reply if your profile is empty, or worse, just
has `if you want to know anything, just ask' in it.
You will not get a reply if you ask me my star sign.
And an honorary mention goes to the person who messaged: `Hellow
[sic] text me 07xxx xxxxxx'. No!
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