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SimplePole

30 M Greenford, United Kingdom

My Details

Last Online
Today – 3:05pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from Ph.D program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently), Polish (Fluently), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
UPDATE:
Just moved to London for my new job. Still settling in :-)

I'm Polish! As English is not my native language, please forgive me my grammar errors or weird vocabulary - hey, I still think I'm doing a pretty good job! :-) I moved to London from California, where I spent the last few years working on my PhD at Caltech.

I believe I am an outgoing, friendly and fun person with a good sense of humor. I'm somewhat of a loner, but I still enjoy interacting with people and hanging out with friends. I tend to be contemplative and science is a very big part of my life.

In a relationship I look for love, affection, care, support and understanding. Naturally, I offer the same thing in return. My ideal girlfriend will also be my best friend.

I have a constant lust for knowledge. I like learning new things, acquiring new skills, getting to know new cultures and their history. I believe it is important to have hobbies not directly related to your work. This makes you an interesting person, takes your mind off your work and provides topics for conversation. You have an interesting hobby - great, I'd love to learn about it and maybe even do it with you!

While camping is not my cup of tea, I absolutely love hiking. I am a Nature lover and I feel a need to be in the wild every now and then. I love hiking in the mountains and enjoy beautiful views.
What I’m doing with my life
I did my PhD in Applied Mathematics at Caltech and recently moved to London for my new job at Imperial College. I intend to be a research scientist, either in academia or in R&D. At the moment I'm sticking to academia :-)
I’m really good at
My most serious hobby is competitive ballroom dancing (also known as dancesport). I took my first dance class in my senior year in high school and got hooked on it! I did that for a year, but then had a long break. I took it up again when I came to Caltech. I take dance classes and private lessons regularly. I also go to competitions every now and then. I like both Standard and Latin dances, although I am better at Standard (I just never had a good dance partner for Latin ...). Ballroom dancing is such a fantastic stress relief! And it's amazing to watch professionals do that.

I also really like photography. When I was a kid I was into astronomy. This interest evolved into astrophotography when I got my first SLR camera. I learnt stuff about cameras, lenses, exposures, etc., but it wasn't until I bought my digital Canon G10 that I started exploring other forms of photography. I like driving to places to take pictures. Then I like processing them in Photoshop. Quite recently I have developed interest in portrait photography. I'd love to improve my skills in that arena. It would also be awesome to have a little studio with screens, lights and other gear in the future :-) The funny thing is I don't have a DSLR. I'm just afraid that if I get one I'm gonna start playing with it too much, while I have other important stuff to do right now.

Yet another hobby is history. I didn't use to have that much appreciation for this subject when I lived in Poland. When I came to the USA I realized two things. First, people knew nothing about Poland and Polish history. And second, I wasn't able to talk about it, because I was lacking the appropriate vocabulary and command of historical terminology in English. So I read some English textbooks on the subject and became increasingly more interested. I really like books by Norman Davis, a British historian. Given I'm from Europe, I'm mostly into European history, but I like reading about ancient civilizations, too. And I would really love to learn more about Asian history, as I know embarrassingly little about it.

I used to be good at volleyball and really good at table tennis, but as far as sports go, in the last few years I've been concentrating on dance (& hiking).

I can juggle 4 balls :-)
The first things people usually notice about me
How tall I am. I speak with an accent :-)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
MUSIC:
I listen to very different kinds of music. I like some of the pop songs, some of hip hop, etc. I love oldies. Queen, The Beatles, The Shadows, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Yves Montand, Al Martino. I adore strong female voices: Celine Dion, Connie Francis, Edith Piaff, Christina Aguilera ("Hurt"), Marie Laforet ("Viens, viens"), Beyonce. I like musicals. My favourite ones are "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Fiddler on the roof", "The phantom of the opera". I also enjoy opera. I'm not an expert and I try to see only the most famous ones. I loved Carmen, The Barber of Seville, Madame Butterfly, but was bored to death with Tamerlano.

Most of the time I listen to ballroom dance music. Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Tango, Chacha and Rumba songs are my favourite.

MOVIES:
So many great movies, I don't even know where to start. Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, Scent of a woman, Wall-E, Leon, The sixth sense, The Lion King, The Double Life of Veronique (a major plus for you if you have seen it!), The Pianist, The Lord of the Rings, Amelie, Forrest Gump, The Matrix, The Green Mile, With Fire and Sword, The Butterfly Effect, 12 Monkeys, The Passion of the Christ, Pan's Labyrinth, Lars von Trier's movies and a zillion of others I can't recall now.

SHOWS:
Game of Thrones, Once upon a time, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Stargate, Friends, Modern Family, Southpark, How I met your mother, Big Bang Theory (yay for Caltech!), Whose line is it anyway. 'Lost' had a great, great potential, but the show's finale sucked ass and I felt cheated.

BOOKS:
I somehow don't read fiction anymore. But here are some novels that made a major impression on me: The Master and Margarita (fantastic!), 30 Door Key (a huuuge plus if you read it!), Animal Farm, 1984, The Count of Monte Christo, Dad (by William Wharton), The Trial (by Franz Kafka), The Lord of the Rings.

I adore William Shakespeare. I wish I were able to appreciate his work in original. I sometimes try to read English editions with glossary & explanations, but it's difficult. But don't worry, we have some fantastic Polish translations! :-) As cheesy as it sounds, "Romeo and Juliet" is my favourite play. I also like his sonnets. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

I'm definitely not big on that, but I do like poetry. It's mainly limited to Polish. Wislawa Szymborska and Konstanty Ildefons Galczynski are my favourite, but I also appreciate the poets of the Romantic era (Mickiewicz, Slowacki). It's hard for me to read poetry in English, but I like Shakespeare and Lord Byron. And Henley's "Invictus" is incredibly motivational, I know it by heart!
The six things I could never do without
ballroom dancing
music
wikipedia
tea
sliced bread
sunsets and starry sky
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My profile is probably too long...

Why many girls don't answer enough questions, and then complain that OkC doesn't work for them or that they keep getting messages from douchebags ...
On a typical Friday night I am
Either staying home and reading/watching movies or hanging out with friends (dinner, movies, ice skating, bowling, go karts) or at a dance party/social. Sitting in the pub and drinking beer - I rarely do that and it's not my thing. Clubbing? Nope, I don't like shouting when I talk to people.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I actually never learnt how to dance at regular parties, even though it was the reason I took my first dance class :-)

I don't like making fast decisions about important or fairly important things. Some people might perceive it as slowliness.

I am an incorrigible perfectionist.

I sleep with earplugs.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 21–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
you got to this point and haven't yawned yet :-P

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