Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Lets be straight: I'm not looking for sexual partners. My sexual
life was very satisfactory, but its twilight has begone. Therefore
here I'm only interested in meeting people susceptible to be
interesting acquantancies or become good friends. I have met
already a few ones throuth OkC, and a couple of them became very
Conversation is important in my relationships, and it has to be
witty. Common interests don't play an overwhelming role, nor does
cultural level; but reciprocal charm and trust are capital.
Here is an attempt to a summary:
I'm a fundamentalist of open mindedness
I'm deeply interested in other people
I couldn't live on a desert island, I couldn't do without
telephone, internet or Facebook - but I enjoy solitude
I think politics is important
I consider political discussions interesting, but think that nobody
ever changed his mind through a political discussion.
I like discussions in general, but dislike them when somebody wants
to defeat other discussants.
I dislike arguments. I'm rather coward when it comes to a
I think sincerity is often welcome, but kindness and good manners
are a necessary lubricant of social relationships.
I don't dislike when somebody is direct, but too much directness
can hurt others
I like sciences as much as humanities.
I'm interested in the arts.
I'm greedy to learn.
But I don't despise uncultivated people - culture is not the ground
for reciprocal interest and respect - nor is the lack of it
I'm neither rich nor poor; I'm generous; I dislike avarice and
I tend to be tender.
I like to be on very late, but I'd love to wake up early : this is
a contradiction. Not my only one:
I believe we are all full of contradictions.
I'm still close, and in some cases very close, to many of my ex
I like real originality, but I utterly dislike the clichés of
originality; I dislike people who are mediocre but try to hide it
to themselves and the others by pretending to be original or
claiming that life has to be lived without much thought.
I was bisexual until 25-27, then I lost the gay half of
I generally prefer to be with younger people, for the older ones
are often bitter and boring: they either complain, or are too
proud; they either lost impetus, or use it to pontificate and
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
One semester every year I lecture on recent Italian history in a
grande école in Paris. The rest of the time I settle in nice
places, where I can work on books and articles that I write. In
2013 I'll be in Berlin from January to July.
Photography is my main (an only) hobby.
I have many friends, a couple of very intimate ones, but I'm always
willing to meet new people.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- at being a faithful friend, a sociable person, a generous
- at listening and being supportive
- at being witty and funny (like everybody around here claims to
- [I was going to write : at cooking. But everybody seems to like
that: I'm too snob to do something that everybody does]
Oh: and I'm an excellent photographer.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I must frequently pull up my trousers.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
All literature from Homer to Alice Munro. (But
don't think that I read everything: far from that).
Music? All classical music,
jazz and many songs. I don't
understand many forms of labbelized music that the
youngsters like. I don't know what those labels mean.
Cinema: old and new classics, but I missed most
interesting movies during the last 30 years.
I like tv series, and I think "Six Feet Under" is
a kind of nowadays "War and Peace". Mad Men, The Wire, are quite
good too. Life on Earth by David Attenborough is fantastic. The L
Word was very promising, but it turned out to be a
Food? I like all sorts of food, with the exception
of real scorpions coated with chocolate that I
found recently at Fortnum & Mason.
I don't dance (and I regret it); I don't do sport, except some
times, and that just because it's supposed to be good for you. But
I like walking and camping in the mountains.
I love conversation.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
F: Freedom, Friends, Flirts
Input/Output: Reading, Writing, Learning,
Conversation: Personal life, Politics, The Nature
of Things, Sex
The Arts: Photography
The Sciences: Practising College Mathematics,
Studying History and Economics, Reading Popular Physics and
My (female) young cousin
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Possible projects and Plans
Love, sex and the nature of human relationships.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working (and I don't say 'alas' for I enjoy it)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
When nobody sees, I put my fingers up my nose
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You want to follow me in the conquest of the Galaxy. I'll offer you
a spade and basket when we succeed. The focus on gay girls comes
from the fact that in general I get on very well with them.
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