Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hello there! I have one guiding philosophy in life: When faced with
two decisions, choose the path that will give you the best
I'm a word nerd so I apologise in advance if I seem verbose. I have
a passion for cinema—celluloid pulses through my veins, which is
far more uncomfortable than the usual blood.
I am an introvert at heart, but surround me with compelling
personalities and I will open up.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Creating memories; slaving away at an office job that has nothing
to do with my journalism degree.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people laugh, writing, Scrabble, impersonating people, and
turning up to events half an hour early.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I am quiet and reserved—a 'wallflower', if you will. My sense
of humour is distinctively deadpan and divides opinion. I am also
known for my chest hair, which discreetly pops out of my shirt
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
* The Catcher in the Rye
* High Fidelity
* American Psycho
* The Perks of Being a Wallflower
* The Virgin Suicides
* The Picture of Dorian Gray
Movies: I'm a huge film buff, but at the same time, my tastes are
very specific. I mainly like drama, comedy, thriller and horror
films. I'm not that keen on spectacular blockbusters. My favourite
film is American Beauty. Favourite directors include
Ingmar Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Richard
Linklater, David Lynch, and Michael Haneke. Despite my
self-proclaimed status as a cinephile, I am not averse to watching
trashy slasher films from the 80s or B-movies.
* Six Feet Under
* The Simpsons
* Freaks and Geeks
* The Inbetweeners
* Fawlty Towers
* Louis Theroux documentaries
* The Office (US)
* Parks and Recreation
* The occasional game show
Music: Good lyrics are VERY important to me. My favourite artists
are Crowded House/Neil Finn, Something for Kate/Paul Dempsey, The
Whitlams/Tim Freedman, Rufus Wainwright, Megan Washington, Augie
March, Elton John (circa 1970s), The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Wilco,
Courtney Barnett, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, R.E.M., and
Food: Look, as long as you're okay with pineapple on pizza...we'll
get along just fine.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
* The written word. You are reading this right now, and these
seemingly abstract curves and lines called 'letters' are forming
associations in your mind. They're making you feel things.
* Conversation. (Accompanying alcoholic beverage optional.)
* My laptop
* Something to look forward to. There's just got to be something
fun happening next week, or in two weeks' time at the absolute max.
If you don't have anything to get excited about, the daily grind
will defeat you.
* Live music. I often think about dying when I'm at a fantastic
concert. I think about dying because I feel so blessed to be alive
in that moment, and I realise a day will come when I'll no longer
get to feel this.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Some would call me neurotic or pedantic, and they'd be fairly
accurate. I like things to run smoothly and pride myself on my
organisational skills (hope I'm not sounding like some drone on
LinkedIn). I think of very random, innocuous things such as the
location of a particular candy wrapper I threw in the bin ten years
ago. Where is it now? Also, I wonder how many people are doing a
particular thing at the same time (e.g. how many people are filling
out their OKCupid profiles right now?). I also fear death, which is
stupid because there's nothing I can do to alter the inevitability
of it. I am fascinated by the history of library books and wonder
whose hands they have touched before mine.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At a bar with work friends. I'm fairly new to the "drinking
culture", and it's not as scary as I thought it would be during my
years a Friday night-recluse.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have my Vegemite toast WITHOUT butter, so I guess you could say
I'm pretty hardcore. Tell your friends about me. They'll think I'm
the stuff of folklore.
You should message me if
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* You nodded your head and/or smiled while reading most of what is
* You can introduce me to the best coffee/burger/pizza in
* You can string a coherent sentence together and refrain from
typing "lyk dis."
* You're ambivalent about messaging me, because you may as well
find out what I'm like. No online profile, no matter how elaborate,
is an appropriate substitute for a face-to-face meeting of the
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