Help your potential matches find common interests.
Ah... the inevitable 'what really matters is "what you like", not
"what you are like"' section. I fear I must deny the weary, overly
polite, reader the opportunity to skip a section (fuck it, you can
skip, if you want!). Instead, I'll give into my tendency to ramble
and try to write something revealing about myself - I will,
nevertheless, indulge in a bit of shameless, unreferenced, quote
I derive a lot of pleasure from films, books and music. A lot of
smarter, artsy-fartsy stuff, but a good dose of faff as well. As
for the twaddle I get all swoony groupie about, I'm a sucker for
magical realism, story telling and personal confessions revelling
in the awkwardness of human existence.
Boy, I love a beautifully crafted song lyric. It seems that most of
the music I love is about heart break (and the inevitable sexual
frustration that follows). Singers who's idea of romance is having
a double-decker bus crash into yourself and loved one (such a
heavenly way to die...). Do I listen to pop music because I am
miserable? Or am I miserable because I listen to pop music? I used
to love making mix tapes to woo would be romantic interests.
Apparently the best tape I ever made was a break up tape...
In my younger, super impressionable, years, I was besotted by those
crypto-homo glam rockers - Bowie, Iggy and Mercury - who's crotches
make me question my sexuality. Oh, and the dirty Beat poet/writers,
who had a penchant for injecting themselves with heroin and cock. I
thought I might be gay for a while... Except I didn't desire to
sleep with men and I think about lady bits all the time (and then,
of course, there's the prohibitive standards of hygiene, and all
that dancing!). Turns out, I was just a little bit poofy... The
politics of sexuality and gender fascinate me. If I ever detect a
hint of homophobia (or, more generally, sex negativity) in another,
I'll, quite maliciously, let them believe I'm gay, just to rile
them (sorry mum!) - I suppose this is a bit punk.
Food: ice cream. I enjoy cooking for others, but I'm quite lazy
when cooking for one. I'm currently about 90% vegetarian (i.e., the
type that doesn't bother to put out your mum or won't hesitate to
order meat if the menu has unimaginative vegetarian options) - but
respect what others do with their own lives. I love condiments,
they're the things I'd miss the most if I was vegan (what, no