55 Guildford, UK
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My self-summary
Articulate, intelligent, well-travelled professional, who likes to laugh at himself - preferably with someone who'll join in
What I’m doing with my life
I go to work... and spend a lot of time there. My work is enormous fun but surely there ought to be other ways to have fun too?
I have been separated for many years and have two children who are still my priority, so I'm not looking to be anyone's Mr Right.
I enjoy hiking in the North and South Downs, taking in the views and fresh air. Scuba-diving is another passion of mine... I love the calm, the life on the reef, the feeling of weightlessness. And surfing - well, falling off a board - is an enjoyable challenge too!
I’m really good at
I write nicely.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm generally reasonably well dressed (but not designer-style). I'm well spoken (but not a real toff). I can't resist acknowledging both sides of an argument... My self-summary probably makes me sound like a pompous corporate twit (ah... can't argue with that!)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love Bill Bryson books to make me laugh. 'Watching the English' by Kate Fox is an absolute favourite. My business book shelves are getting fuller than my ones for travel and fiction. (What... doesn't everyone organise their books by topic?)
I listen to chill-out a lot (but I'm not an Ibiza sunset hanging out type, really) and still love the 80s stuff.
I enjoy most films (except scary ones) especially ones by the Coen brothers. Movie nights with my kids are getting me hooked on rom coms - I probably need to get out more often to see a proper film!
Just started to listen to podcasts on my shiny new phone... they're good fun! Among the first was from Freakonomics Radio on internet dating - definitely worth a listen and a chuckle for all of us with OKC profiles...
The six things I could never do without
three little dots...
a decent cup of coffee
a nice pint of bitter
Eastern food... everything from German and Polish (they're East of London!) to Turkish, Lebanese, Indian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai and Japanese
The North Downs and the South Downs
(and most of all, my children - but that goes without saying, really)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to keep the economy growing (one great business at a time). (And recently I've started wondering when it became OK to include children in profile pictures on online dating sites?)
On a typical Friday night I am
Bored with the drivel on the TV, maybe reading or watching a film, thinking it would be much nicer to have someone interesting to have fun with...
Often having to be Dad's taxi for my teenage kids before spending the weekend with them.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I actually read the instructions when I buy a new piece of kit! I much prefer having the volume control on my TV set at a prime number - sounds better that way.
You should message me if
Message me if you think I might sound like someone worth finding out more about... if you think we might be able to keep a conversation going... and if we might make each other smile and maybe enjoy some relaxed fun together without expectations of long term commitment.