If life was divided into a three-legged stool comprised of "home", "work", and "relationships", I'd say in general I'm doing really well on two and mostly well on three. I love living in London, been here almost ten years now. Nice little flat in Hackney which I adore, watching the gentrification is a fascinating added bonus. Doesn't mean I don't aspire to live in other parts of the world, if the opportunity comes up, but I love London as a base. I also love it as a city, and I've lived in a number of cities. I'm a committed urbanaist.
Work and career have always seemed to fall into place for me. I was lucky enough to find a career path that I enjoy (architect/urban designer) and I think I'm reasonably good at it. Currently I'm pursuing a PhD at Cambridge (thanks recession!), and I hope to move into University teaching/consultancy in the future. So far so good. No complaints. My work can be time consuming occasionally, but I work to live, not the other way around.
I have a wide and varied group of friends. so in that respect my social life is good. I always seem to find myself out and about meeting up with someone. I prefer smaller, more intimate gatherings in general. I get lost in large crowds and large parties, or maybe I'm just shy in those settings. But obviously I'm here on this site, so my relationship leg isn't quite where I want it to be yet, but I try to stay optimistic, and certainly appreciate all the wonderful people I have managed to collect in my life.
I enjoy books and movies, theater and shows, museums and art exhibitions, television and music (more on some of that below). If I had to pick a single passion to highlight out of all my regular interests, I'd say it was food. I love exploring new cuisines, new restaurants, learning about food, and trying things I've never had before. I enjoy cooking- and do a monthly dinner club with a bunch of friends which is tremendous fun. I recently ate at NOMA which was an amazing experience, but I'm not a food snob. I love haute cuisine as much as I love street food and certain fast foods. Basically, if it's good I like it. If I've never had it before, I'm interested in trying it. And if I continue to enjoy it, I might learn to cook it.
I'm American, but ten years in London so now I'm British too. But really, to British people I'm definitely "north American" though back home they now think I sound a bit foreign.
I should mention that I tend to have high match percentages with sexually adventurous, kinky or polyamerous people. This is because I'm open, adventurous and kinky- and that is an important aspect to my personal make up, particularly on a dating site. However, I'm monogamous and not looking for casual connections or secondary connections. I fully believe in a richly fulfilling, loving, kinky and adventurous sex life within the context of a serious monogomish relationship. Call me crazy....
I am good at word games, sometimes, and sometimes not