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ShredsNPatches

35 M London, United Kingdom

My Details

Last Online
Aug 14, 2006
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Education
Working on law school
Job
Student
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and dislikes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Poorly), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Clearly this is madness as it's very late and I should be doing work except I can't find the papers I need and stumbled on this site randomly and it looked kinda cool so ... anyway ... hate writing these things, always sound pompous or moronic or utterly conventional when I am none of these things (well maybe a bit pompous sometimes but in a lovable kinda way) - it's a bit like, I sometimes find myself really wanting to go on Big Brother or something like that, just so the nation could see what a uniquely fascinating and amazing person I am; and then have to remind myself that in fact I would come off as an awful obnoxious bore. .... Which is not to say that I am, just that editors can do evil things to you. Anyway, so apart from being pompous and moronic, what am I ... alright, what am I not? I'm not: religious in any way; doing particularly well in my attempts to become less contemptuous of witless things and people; into hip-hop; especially appreciative of emotionally immature people (if only 'cos they remind me of myself), or of people who seriously believe that markets are the only way of thinking about society and social justice; particularly great at casual acquaintances (all or at least quite a lot, or nothing); able to resist an opportunity to get up on stage; frugal; happy about the terrible apparent drabness of lots of people's moral and aesthetic lives (people who've no appreciation of art and beauty need not apply); nearly as arrogant and objectionable as all this is probably making me sound. Actually I've a heart of butterscotch and toffee and am mostly pretty silly. Hey-ho.

I am independent, loving, and foolish
What I’m doing with my life
I'm at bar school studying with the nominal intention of being a barrister but actually in the knowledge that I will probably do something completely different. Also rehearsing for a production of Hot Mikado going up in about 6 weeks and plotting something drama-ey for after summer exams .... oh yes, and trying to work out what to do with the rest of my life but we prefer not to talk about that one ...
I’m really good at
Decided to write some more ... Nothing, and self-deprecation. Ha ha - no - I like to think there's a few things I'm moderately okayish at like photography and writing dialogue (whatever impression to the contrary you might've gotten from reading whatever inanity I've written on this site) and fiddling about in Photoshop. I sometimes find myself thinking that I'm quite good at writing things like essays and fiction and stuff, and also at acting, but then I read the essays or watch videos of myself and think, no, that's obscure, badly-written tripe / oh my god, I look like a stroke victim. Obviously if I read a poem or something I've written and then think, oh my God, I look like a stroke victim, then it'd have to've been an exceptionally bad one, even by my standards. Did I mention I have low self-esteem? ... Well, I quite like cooking and have been known to knock together a decent meal and the one truly frustrating thing about being single (because mostly we are rather fond of not having to conform to other people's bedtimes and all that other silly compromise nonsense ;) ) is not having anyone to cook for usually ... gosh, I'm pretty bad at singing and woefully hopeless at dancing and as for doing them both at once well all I can say is hahahaha in a slightly hysterical fashion. Brilliant at procrastination - in fact I'm doing it right now - hurray! Quite good at amusing kitchen incidents; I always recall with particular fondness the time I flambeed my floor. I was quite good at running but I took a break over the winter and got fat and now I feel like I'm going to pop every time I break into more than a canter. I'm outstandingly good at dumping my ego all over random websites as you can see.
The first things people usually notice about me
God knows. Ask them. Just don't tell me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Right. Fine. In no particular order ... a) Books - a random grab bag - Nostromo; Catch 22; Under The Volcano; The First Circle; The Devils; The Tin Drum; The Rings of Saturn; The Waste Land; The Long Goodbye; Blindness; Gormenghast ...... um, loads really. The Player of Games by Iain M Banks, a giddy trash crack hit, magnificent. Love golden era sci-fi - Van Vogt, Clarke, Pohl, Heinlein, blah - and crime. Dennis Lehane probably my favourite contemporary crime writer but Chandler is obviously the all-time genius. Recent reads I've enjoyed: What I Loved; American Pastoral; The New York Trilogy - bit of an East Coast binge. Cloud Atlas was brilliantly written and very clever. Oh, and I would say Roberts and Zuckerman's Criminal Evidence but I won't 'cos that'd reveal the abyssal depths of my geekdom. Supposedly great writers who've recently disappointed me: PG Wodehouse and Graham Green. Prominent contemporary writers whose neuroses shine brightly from every word they write: Margaret Atwood (good, though!) Books I can't believe I left out when I first wrote this: Dubliners and Madame Bovary - powerfully emotive and stunningly clever. b) Movies - Blade Runner; Chinatown; Star Wars; The Thin Red Line; Fargo; Roman Holiday; Taxi Driver; Network; Heat; Schindler's List; Toy Story; About Schmidt; Time Regained; Raging Bull; Lost in Translation; oh, ummmm, sure there's loads I'm forgetting ... Aliens ... Eureka; Spaceballs; Persona ... and blah ... c) Music - Talk Talk favourite band ever, if there are any beautiful women out there who share my opinion that Laughing Stock is just the most brilliant album can you please message me as I would quite like to marry you :) Also like Pink Floyd; Radiohead; Massive Attack; Nick Cave; Orbital; The Smiths; REM; and lots of other random stuff - possibly it says something that the second most played tune on my iTunes is the Muppet Babies theme tune (which is actually excellent thank you very much). Recently have been listening to the rather extraordinary Antony and the Johnsons album. Enjoying Josh Rouse and Rufus Wainwright, Four Tet, Aix Em Klemm, gorgeous Max Richter album; Labradford + Stars of the Lid; wicked Snoop Dogg remix of Riders on the Storm from NFS; can't get into Interpol, try as I might; Arcade Fire, Boards of Canada, Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Plaid, Mum, Goldfrapp, Joanna Newsom, Nick Drake, Pet Shop Boys, Sigur Ros, Roy Harper, The Album Leaf, Tori, Plaid, XTC, Wilco, Doves, Peter Gabriel, and so on all get listened to if I'm in the mood ....... and not if I'm not ......... d) Food - Ah! Food! Love food. Love sushi and curry and noodles and chips and jelly and aromatic dishes from North Africa. Love rich delectable French country cooking and giant sandwiches and cakes from New York delis. Love porridge with Nutella and hot milk with honey. Love casserole and tagine and ceviche and pizza. It's all good - really. Except beetroot. Bleurgh.
The six things I could never do without
Love. Friendship. Food. Sleep. A modicum of money. Something to do. Yes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Effing civil litigation; the limitless crapness of humanity's acts towards humanity; incredibly bad puns; and Scarlett Johansson.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
More private than the Muppet Babies? That I love the theme from Mysterious Cities of Gold? (also a great song, dammit!)
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–56
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
you've got this far :)