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OwenSpeak

36 M Melbourne, Australia

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 10:53pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Agnosticism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Pisces, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Dropped out of space camp
Job
Unemployed
Income
More than $1,000,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Has dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), LISP (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Hello Stranger!

I suppose you've come to this page to find out about me - so I'll put aside that self-conscious feeling of overindulgence I get when I talk about myself to strangers and get on with it.

I've just finished up a PhD (well... almost finished. It's currently lost in the bureaucratic nightmare that is PhD submission), on a topic that is a hybrid of evolutionary biology and computer science. The whole ordeal has been somewhat traumatic.

Meanwhile, out of the ivory tower, I've a small consulting company with my supervisors. It’s pretty cool as it affords me a work life that is ethical, diverse, interesting, challenging, quality centric and time flexible.

That said, I’d rather not let work be the center of my life and only care about money as far as having enough to not worry about it. I’d much rather drive a shitty car (or, even better, ride my bike), spend less time working and more time with people/things I care about.

I'm open/honest to a fault, think that communication is paramount in all relationships, and get on best with people who are like-minded in that respect. I'm something of an idealist, especially regarding relationships.

I think people should be nice and look after each other.
What I’m doing with my life
Recovering from the trauma of finishing a ridiculously overdue thesis. Seriously, what a fucker! I suppose I'm looking forward to the day when airline staff ask me to assist in an emergency amputation, because I insisted on calling myself "Doctor" when checking in.

I sometimes suspect that people contact me because I've done a PhD. Like this makes me smart, cool or something... Sadly, it's far more an indicator of foolishness. To set the record straight, lest I mislead, I don't think I'm particularly smart and as for coolness... I'm stupendously daggy. If you're one of those "too cool for school" hipster types, you're going to hate me.
I’m really good at
Over thinking things, procrastinating and nap time.

Avoiding questions that require me to talk myself up in an overt manner.

What else...

Smiling! Smiling's my favourite!
The first things people usually notice about me
I suppose that would be my lack of manliness. I really can't be arsed trying to conform to the male stereotype. I find watching sport incredibly boring and I cry a stupid amount of the time.

I'm usually shy around strangers, that is, until I break some seal by blurting out something ridiculously personal about myself. After that, I'll happily run around under your garden sprinkler without any clothes! Online dating works well for me like that - I can get the confessional out of the way.

People are often surprised by my age. I'm not sure if that's more to do with my youthful good looks or a general lack of maturity.

I suppose the first thing you'll notice about me is that I'm friendly and generous in my communication. For what it's worth, I prefer to not be presuming on dates - until I notice an inordinate amount of leg touching or eyelash batting.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some of my favourite books of all time: Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's A Hundred Years of Solitude, George Orwell's 1984, Benjamin Hoff's Tao of Pooh, Margaret Atwood's Blind Assassin, Tom Robbins' Still Life with Woodpecker, Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, William Goldman's Princess Bride and Dr. Seuss' Star-Bellied Sneetches.

Movies: Me and You and Everyone We Know, Lawn Dogs, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Withnail & I, Pan's Labyrinth, Dogs in Space, Elf, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Harold and Maude, Cinema Paradiso, Velvet Goldmine, Love Me if You Dare, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

I love music. Especially something with sweet lyrics, e.g., The Smiths, The Go-Betweens, The Lucksmiths, Hefner, Cat Stevens, The Field Mice, Belle and Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields, James, The Decemberists, Tullycraft, Allo Darlin', Vetiver, Radio Dept., Pastels, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart etc... If you're looking for music conversation hooks, feel free to stalk my last.fm page. RRR subscription is for International Pop Underground.

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 mayonnaise!).
The six things I could never do without
I could never do a profile without one more list.
I could never do a picnic without brie.
I could never do a road trip without a daggy singalong.
I could never do a bicycle ride without a seat.
I could never do a perfect date without a kiss.
I could never do a philosophical discussion without a mildly addictive drink (actually, scratch that, I just need oxygen).
I could never do a question without breaking the rules.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I worry a lot about expression in writing; I'm perfectionist and I obsess about clearly articulating my rambling nonsensical thoughts. Often I over think and rewrite sentences so much that I create little monsters that no one can understand but me. With a pride reminiscent of Frankenstein, I let these miscreants flutter out into the world, like demented butterflies, and wonder that other's hearts don't break on encountering their beauty.

All this is problematic with thesis/work writing. This coupled with my horrendous handwriting and spelling (seriously, I write like a five-year old) means I avoid writing most of the time. I find it quite draining, but sometimes I find it fun.
On a typical Friday night I am
doing something similar to Wednesday morning. Sometimes I have breakfast for dinner and dinner for breakfast (but I always have ice cream for dessert). That's the type of crazy existence I lead.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Really? Okay, you asked for it...

I like sex (a lot!): thinking about it; talking about it; doing it... I'm loath to say it here, but hopefully it dispels any "nice guy: not thinking about your crotch" ideas people might get from my profile. I don't know, I've met people who think stuff like that... I put equal measure in physical, emotional and mental levels of connection. Every time someone concludes from this confession that I'm *only* interested in sex, a demented butterfly somewhere dies!
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 27–39
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
you're a dingledodie! I'm most interested in people who live to think and feel; to talk and listen with compassion; who value work/life balance and aren't materialistic; are feminist and think gender binaries are balls; who care about others, but are up for a bit of social vandalism.

If you're uncertain if you're a dingledodie, but you'd very much like to be one, then you probably are one!

Perhaps that's too vague, or misleading... It's basically a wordy way of saying: intelligent, compassionate and kickarse communicator. Here's something a bit more specific: I'm pretty much into the settling down phase of my life, by which I mean, I'm taken with romantic notions of mating for life. Of course, a long relationship entails a short one and from little things, big things grow... But I think a positive outlook is essential. If you're somewhat cynical about romance, then I fear I'm not the one to try convince you otherwise.

Thank you for indulging me my little rant - I hope you enjoyed the show. If you're wishing I'd send you a message, then you should probably send me one (that's how it works, right?). However, if it's to be goodbye, rather than see you later, then I wish you the best of luck on your journey!