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My self-summary
Hi Cilla. I'm Neil, I'm 34 and I'm from Manchester but have moved to London.

I blame Samuel Johnson for putting ideas in my head.

I love travel and lived in the Cayman Islands a few years ago for work. In between the boat trips, beach parties and swimming with stingrays. Since I've been back, I've been mostly exploring Europe and try to visit somewhere new every few months. I visited Amsterdam and did a trip from Rome to Madrid last year, which were both amazing. I do have a massive yearning to visit Japan and Australasia, so if anyone can act as a tour guide...

I enjoy the finer things in life.... Galleries, museums, theatre and the cinema, cocktails in monkey-shaped mugs, Geordie randomists, Danny Wallace, Motown, karaoke to 80's hair metal, zoos (though I'm not sure which is best – monkeys, penguins or geckos), Starmix (excessively), food (especially curry, Japanese, Italian & Mexican), conversations which start normally and 6 hours later you've fleshed out a screenplay about forgers, led by William Petersen, stealing a van of paper and being chased through the Alps by Jean Reno's grizzled cop. It's awesome.

Not so much the finer thing as just... things.

I dislike... aubergines, thrash metal, tequila, animal print, the dialogue in Titanic. I hate bad grammar & txt spk.

According to friends, the girl for me would be “intelligent and witty”, “cultured and can cook”, “light-hearted”, "Milla Jovovich" and “Dude, she'd be hot!”. Thanks for that.

I live for the possibility of seeing a man slip on a banana skin. Or fall down a manhole.
What I’m doing with my life
By day, I work in the finance department at a bank and by night, I fight crime. Mainly because it gives me the opportunity to wear a cape. After exploring vampirism and time travel to Victorian London, it was the only option left.
I’m really good at
Procrastinating. Hence, writing excessively in this profile instead of doing chores
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically? Hopefully, the twinkle in my eye. Probably, the extremely professional tan...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
a) Anything by Christopher Brookmyre, Danny Wallace or Dave Gorman - particularly Are You Dave Gorman?

b) You can't ask a film buff this, there's never a solid list. My current top 5 would be:

Godfather part 2
Silence of the Lambs

And Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is very, very close to getting in there.

But those change from one day to the next.

c) I love all types of music apart from country and heavy metal. At the moment, the stuff that I really love, especially for going out to, is 60's and 70's soul and Motown. Anything by the Temptations or Aretha rocks my boat. Currently, my iPod is going between LL Cool J, Nina Simone, the Propperheads, the Verve and a Paul Oakenfold compilation.

d) Being Indian, I love curry. But Italian's always been a favourite and I really like Mexican too. And I've really developed a taste for vegetarian sushi
The six things I could never do without
My iPhone - music, books, internet and phone in one. And it's got Angry Birds. More importantly, Googlemaps. I'd never get anywhere without it...
Really well cooked paneer tikka
A great Zombie (cocktail not moaning, stumbling undead)
Art by Jason Brooks or Lichtenstein
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where all my socks go? I'm almost certain there's someone stealing them, a ninja sock thief who then sells them on into the hand puppet slavery trade...

If I had a superpower, what would it be?

Who would win a fight between Mr T and Chuck Norris?
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends - whether at the cinema, theatre, watching some stand up comedy or in a bar/club having a few drinks, as long as I'm with mates I'm a happy bunny
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've got three tattoos, and am possibly thinking of getting another.

I've got a little man-crush on Hugh Laurie, for seeming to be brilliant at anything he turns his hand to.

I've got a slight addiction to Haribo Starmix and can't stop eating them until the pack's finished.
You should message me if
You'd like to have a chat....

Or you've figured out what happens to my socks.

Or you have verifiable evidence of a man slipping on a banana skin or falling down a manhole.

Or if you know which the best animal is.

Or you're Milla.