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Originaluddite

42 M Melbourne, Australia

My Details

Last Online
Jun 16
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Height
6′ 4″ (1.93m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Administration
Income
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
I got onto OKCupid to present tests and occasionally take them. I
also, from time to time, snoop on others who take my tests, just to
see what makes them tick. Also am happy to discuss the tests with
takers.

I have made two tests so far - the 'British Eccentric Test' and the
'Political Objectives Test'. The former was just done for a bit of
fun. Although the latter was likewise done for fun, it was also,
and more importantly, to help promote a better understanding of
political philosophy and movements. I am very impressed with the
reception it has got so I may as well make a few comments on its
purpose.

To start with the word is 'objectives' rather than 'objectiveness'.
The test explores the very subjective world of politics.
It focuses on ideological objectives rather than a random
assortment of disparate issues. It focuses on philosophy rather
than practice. There are a lot of freedom-loving Yanks who my test
is rating as 'Anarchists' and to them I apologise if this comes as
a shock. You are more likely a libertarian in practice. Possibly in
an environment of extreme crises (e.g. your government truly becomes the dictatorship some of you imagine it to be) you would then become the thing my test calls you. Likewise anyone who my test has called 'Communist' or 'Fascist' or anything extreme, take it with a pinch of salt.

I hope that the Political Objectives Test will (like many other
tests on the internet) help to combat the ridiculous notion of
'left and right' which tells us that there are only two sides to
politics. I also want to try and demonstrate that there are many
political stances that all differ but also all share some
common ground. So a liberal may have some things in common with a socialist but they will also have other things in common with a conservative. And indeed the socialist and conservative may have
some things in common that set them both apart from the
liberal!

Note: I have published survey results of OKCupid users of the
Political Objectives Test
here
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What I’m doing with my life
Living it as best I can while focusing more on personal development than on satisfying the expectations of others.
I’m really good at
I enjoy lots of things. Whether I am good at them is another matter. See here.
The first things people usually notice about me
I did a vox-pop on Facebook of friends and the consensus seems to be that I am tall and with a calming disposition. Some also threw in the fact that I am frequently seen in a hat.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favourite food includes Mexican, Italian, Turkish, Indian, Chinese. The ethnic blend of Melbourne is fantastic for that.

Other things - see here.
The six things I could never do without
Food. Clothing. Shelter. Safety. Company. Information.

Most of these are ensured as long as human rights are respected.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether I can be more creative. I have been exploring this in the form of short story writing and life drawing.
On a typical Friday night I am
It depends on the Friday night. Sometimes I come home from work wanting nothing more than to just be slack in my room. Sometimes I will interact with housemates. Sometimes I will have never gotten home but rather went from work to a restaurant or cinema to be with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The Latest - 2012 onwards

Since the bulk of this discussion was written my personal life has become more challenging and rewarding. The story is a rather involved and even convoluted one. And its latest chapter results in a relationship status change for me. I preserve the other stuff I have written (see below) as I think the development of a mindset is worth tracking.

Introspections 2010-2011

I am wondering whether there is more to OKCupid than tests.
Its status as a dating site intimidates me since I have always
looked for partners from face-to-face contact. Nonetheless half my
life has passed (according to a staff-written OKCupid life
expectancy test) and it may be time for a relaxing of my attitude.
However, there is another problem.

I am mindful that the role of partner involves the fulfilling of
many criteria and I have come to the conclusion that I can only
meet some of those. I do well on the 'caring' and
'communicative' front but am found wanting in regards 'ambition' and 'direction'. With that in mind I am thinking of forgoing relationships.

What is left for someone who has decided that? I find the
proposition of deliberate chastity or celibacy to be a
dismal one belonging to an austere philosophy which I reject. On
the other hand the notion of me turning into some kind of 'player'
seems comical. Will I find some kind of balance between these
extremes? For now I will tentatively explore that within the
face-to-face realm. Writing it here simply helps me make sense of
that intention.

This mindset is given a somewhat more positive tone here.
I’m looking for
  • Everybody
  • Ages 25–50
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends
You should message me if
You enjoy interesting and constructive conversation (whether the topic is my tests or other things).

Do note that I only visit here occasionally so responding to messages may take some time...