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PurephaseP

33 M London, United Kingdom

My Details

Last Online
Today – 12:25am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Anything
Smokes
Sometimes
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Aquarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Entertainment / Media
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
Hello. thanks for looking at my profile.

I'm an artsy, bookish type, although I also like sport too. I have a dry sense of humour and way of engaging with people, but then again everybody on here seems to say that (Message me if... 'you can handle the sarcasm!' etc).

I'm essentially sanguine and friendly, although I often do lugubrious and/or cantankerous as a half-serious comic turn.

I'm on here to meet new people, preferably in person.
What I’m doing with my life
By day I work as a production editor for a small financial publishing company, which is a perfectly pleasant and reasonably remunerative way to make a living. Outside of work my main interest is writing and I'm currently studying for a creative writing MA part-time at Goldsmiths. It's fun being a student again, in small doses.

I play cricket in the summer and attempt to become less bad at cricket in the winter. I'm not in bad shape, mainly because i walk everywhere at a rate of knots, albeit in a really fetching, languid way.

I live in Nunhead/Telegraph Hill. From my window I can see a good chunk of sky and the blue gasholder in Battersea.

I like the area a lot too - pockets of faux-bohemian gentrification (pubs/gastro creches, lottery-funded parks, posters for Bach recitals and pilates, long-haired, lice-riddled children called Amelia and Bruno etc) mixed with other parts that are somewhat less Bugaboo.
I’m really good at
Editing unprovoked assaults on the English language. I like to think I have some writing ability, but if so it doesn't appear to lend itself to dating profiles.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favourite authors include Joseph Conrad, Jonathan Swift, Flann O'Brien, Dostoyevsky, Flannery O'Connor, Wodehouse and Larkin.

Films: Not enormously into cinema. Withnail and I is my favourite, but then again that's quite a literary film. I also have a soft spot for the fantasy films I watched over and over as a child, e.g. The Neverending Story and Labyrinth.

The same goes for some of the brilliant adaptations the BBC used to make for kids' TV before all the budget started getting blown on Dr Who, such as The Children of Green Knowe (one of my earliest memories) and The Box of Delights.

Music. I listen to music all day at work to cut out irritating, solipsistic, inconsequential yap (or 'banter') when I'm trying to concentrate and at night when i'm writing, so mainly things that help with that: post-rock, electronic stuff, as well as all the usual alternative blah e.g. Wild Beasts, St Vincent, Nick Cave, Timber Timbre... plus the odd bit of classical music I stumble over such as Bach and Schubert, Thomas Tallis.

There is very little food i don't like besides avocado and swede, obviously. I'm a decent enough cook and I like cooking for others. It would be nice to have the chance to do that more often.
The six things I could never do without
bookshelves
things that go on bookshelves
cricket i'm afraid
headphones
a view,
and other prospects
I spend a lot of time thinking about
putting words in the right order.
On a typical Friday night I am
enjoying the solid pretext for a drink.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I sometimes like looking at pictures of cricket bats.

Also, with respect, I probably can handle the sarcasm.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 27–37
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating
You should message me if
Please do say hello if you're in London or somewhere close by, are interested in going on an actual date, and don't mind exchanging a few emails first. I know we're all post-Tinder now and no one is "on here for pen pals" (dating website cliche #1,567), but i think a few messages do give a good idea as to whether we're going to converse naturally in real life. Hopefully, my profile has given you some idea of the sort of person I am and whether we might get along.

I understand most girls on dating sites get bombarded with messages from a great variety of mankind, many of whom have an unshakeable faith in the power of posting grainy pictures of themselves without a shirt on and in a bathroom that has seen better days. I'm not one of those, despite being totally ripped. I had the bathroom done relatively recently too.