Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm fairly new to (and skeptical) about online dating, like every
single other user on here apparently (or every other single user?).
So bear with me...
However 65,016 users (as of right now) can't all be wrong so here
goes. If nothing else, it's one of the greatest devices for
procrastination ever created.
I am actually from London, hence the username (a few people have
I always assume this will be obvious as soon as I start speaking
but apparently not. Like many other Brits in the US, I am
habitually confused with just about any English-speaking
nationality other than England (Australian seems to be the favorite
but someone once asked me if I was South African! They clearly had
never heard a South African accent before).
I've lived primarily in LA for the last 10 years, which may mean
that my accent has been watered down a little - although I really
And I never noticed it before but I seem to like parentheses
(you'll either know what this sentence means or you'll think I have
some kind of weird fetish).
I'm surprised more people haven't asked me about the meerkat. Do a
lot of other guys on OkCupid have one on their shoulder? Damn, I
thought I was being really original...
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Excellent question - I start most days off by asking myself
Principally I work in the Entertainment Industry.
I did start off just as an actor, which may explain the ridiculous
amount of posing in my profile pictures, but despite the fact that
I love performing, I wanted a lot more autonomy over my career (and
was getting a little tired of the usual pitying/disgusted/terrified
look that you get when you tell people that's your job).
I'm extremely ambitious (mostly this is a positive thing) and I
doubt acting would have ever been quite enough for me anyway.
So although I do still act, I'm working much more as a producer and
a writer at the moment. I have several business partners, multiple
projects in development, and a wonderful amount of stress!
On top of everything else, I've just become the Head of Development
and Production for a Film Fund that a colleague of mine raised. I
made up the title because it sounded impressive (although I'm
actually the only person working in Development and Production
right now so I'm a head without a body).
Oh and I plan to start directing as well at some point - I did a
little in the past and found it extremely satisfying. I'll stop
adding professions when I run out of room on my business
And feel free to ask me about everything else not work-related that
I'm doing with my life. I don't want to turn my OkCupid account
into the first draft of my autobiography.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing my autobiography.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If I'm speaking, my accent (I'm not Australian by the way!)
If I'm not speaking, my eyes.
If I'm not speaking and it's too dark to see my eyes... at this
point, I'd be more concerned about where we were than what you
notice about me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Just for the hell of it I was trying to come up with one answer
that would work for all of these.
So far the only one I can think of is "Salt", although it's not
really a food and the film was dreadful.
Any other suggestions out there?
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Depends on context, doesn't it?
If I'm shipwrecked on a desert island inhabited by rabid giant
iguanas, it's going to be a slightly different list. Probably.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to fill out these essays (and what a poor grasp of grammar and
spelling the male population of LA must have - at least 2 out of 5
girls on this site reference it!)
Why I get messages from girls who are thousands of miles away. You
seem awfully nice Maria from Almaty, Kazakhstan but 7,026 miles is
about as long-distance a relationship as you can get.
The fact that I now know what half the bathrooms in Los Angeles
look like, thanks to this website. If I ever become an interior
designer, this will have been time well spent.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
therefore I think!
(this comment has probably just cut the number of people who will
message me by half).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Aside from the fact that I'm on an internet dating site...
Like many apparently confident people, I'm actually rather shy
(although you still won't believe me even after I've told you
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you don't mind meeting my parentheses.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.