"Lo, it was at the point that he uploaded his imagery to the dating site, and there was a disturbance in the force as if a million wowsers dried up in terror..." From my forthcoming memoirs.
Taking a break, but figured I'd make it an amusing announcement.
*Quickmatch likers - look out for Shimmywiggle. Yes, I agree - could have been more masculine as name choices go...*
You're now looking at the profile of someone who managed to get a whoopee cushion into the board room minutes. This can be backed up.
I'd classify myself as a 'multi-disciplinary nerd lite' - I'm as happy wandering around a castle (22 in 2013) or ancient site as I am with my face in a computer. Amongst other things, I'm learning coding at work to become a developer of some sort, if I'm successful, so I'm occasionally indulging in perpetrating coding Tourettes...
Oh, and I don't dance except when on the receiving end of bullets. Knees aren't in great shape, sad to say.
What I’m doing with my life
So, things I'm doing. Getting out more, hitting the cinema pretty
often, visiting castles for giggles and fridge magnets, and sorting
out my work/life balance. I'm at the point where I want to see more
of the world and the people there. The main thing I'm doing on here
is looking for someone to be with on a long term basis.
I’m really good at
Good at? Overworking, actually. Multiskilling at work. Solving
problems. Managing online communities. Written communication.
Occasionally acerbic comments.
Also, I tend to be involved in generating odd tales when on
holiday. I once was asked for my autograph on the Prague
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably the beard and male pattern baldness. Also very likely it's
my reticence until I figure out what I can say to someone without
offending them. I'm somewhat portly, but that's going to disappear
in due course.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Branching out a bit these days. Used to be more SF/Fantasy than
anything else, but books and movies etc are reasonably eclectic for
me. If it interests me, I'll read/watch it.
Music - I tend to like specific songs rather than artists or
genres. Very mixed on that. I've got to be able to work out what
words they're singing, though. Lots of random 80s tracks -
currently listening to T'Pau right now.
Food - I've always liked something savoury or spicy. Love a decent
curry and every so often I try to learn a new food creation skill,
such as halfway decent bread. I'm a weekday vegetarian, so I tend
to try and be inventive.
The six things I could never do without
Pen, watch, Internet connection, reliable car, fiscal security,
roguish sense of humour.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Does wholegrain mustard count as one of your five a day?
Would dating sites cease to exist if people didn't like 'long walks in the countryside'?
At what age does Hello Kitty become Hello Cougar?
Just started to wonder why I've begun to get adverts for other dating websites on here. I was just staring in disbelief at one aimed at lesbians. Tempting, but I failed the physical.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually watching a film or binging on a series on my home cinema, or out at the real thing, or once a month I'm usually at a comedy night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a lack of concern about mixing whites and coloured in a wash and own several pink T-shirts that used to be blue.
You should message me if
If you feel like sitting in a café or similar whilst we awkwardly try to work out what to say and wonder why we both agreed to this and ponder signalling our strategically placed friends to phone us with an emergency, and maybe wander off to sit in a dark room staring at a cinema screen instead of each other, then my inbox is all yours!
Other than that, i've got two real dealbreakers - smoking is something I can't stand; it's not you, it's the habit. The other is strong religious faith - I can't compete with that, and I couldn't join in (not too serious is fine).
Hopefully I'm just saving time by saying those.