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31 / M / Straight / Single
Sheffield, United Kingdom
- Last Online
- Today – 2:57pm
- 6′ 2″ (1.88m).
- Body Type
- Mostly anything
- Atheism and very serious about it
- Leo but it doesn’t matter
- Graduated from masters program
- Less than $20,000
- Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
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Finding my way, looking for my path, finding myself, understanding others, trying to form meaningful relationships with people, worrying that I might be turning into some sort of damn lefty pinko no-good bleeding-heart long-haired (spiritually, y'know?) hippy. To counteract this I take a weekly dose of The Economist, or watch a couple of episodes of an American sit-com. This is roughly equivalent to reading Foreign Affairs for one minute every six months.
I'm very interested in history. I like to know how things came to be the way they are. I read a lot of history and love visiting historical sites, castles and the like. When I think about things I like to be able to situate them historically, to see how technologies, values and attitudes have developed.
A hundred other things, at least four of them involving yoghurt.
Painter: "No! I am a genius!"
Books: Secondhand bookshops send out their siren call to me; the only way to leave is to take most of the books with me. Amazon is also quite dangerous... My new favourite author is Nick Harkaway of Angelmaker (not a religious book) and The Gone Away World fame. I'm looking forward to finally reading those Hilary Mantell books! Just finished Greenmantle by Buchan, and about half a dozen others are on the go too. I really enjoy Terry Pratchett. Orwell, Kafka, Agatha Christie. Le Carre, Deighton and P.G. Wodehouse. Huxley (Aldous), Conan Doyle, Conrad. Flashman, Bond and Captain Aubrey. Marx, Mill (the younger) and Foucault. Herge, Philip K Dick, and "Difference Engine". The Handmaid's Tale, 1984, Brave New World and other less well-known dystopian visions. Keep meaning to read We by that Russian bloke. Medieval murder mysteries are a pleasure I refuse to feel guilty about. Bernard Knight, Sharon Penman and of course Ellis Peters are favourite authors there. Jasper Fforde and other genre-bending authors are a lot of fun, particularly enjoyed the "Herring" series of meta mysteries. Last Summer I read all the Game of Thrones books in a mad rush. I'm still not sure how I feel about that. These are but a few of many, in no particular way more important than those I haven't been thinking of just now...
Films: I have lots of films. I'd like to spend time cuddling on the sofa with that certain someone sharing all my favourites with them and having long, sometimes humorously fatuous conversations about them. Some but not all of these are - Apocalypse Now, The Naked Gun, Blade Runner, I'm Alright Jack, Withnail and I, Twelve Monkeys, Dr Strangelove, Without a Clue, Kill Bill, The Wrong Arm of the Law, Brazil, LOTR (sorry), Donnie Brasco, The Tailor of Panama, The Long Good Friday, For a Few Dollars More, Get Carter, Logan's Run, O Brother Where Art Thou, The Matador, The Blues Brothers, Les Visiteurs, Lawrence of Arabia, But I'm a Cheerleader, A Clockwork Orange, Cypher, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Day of the Jackle, The Pink Panther (original, natch), The Ipcress File, The Third Man "And Many More". Also the unparalleled cinematic oeuvre of Jean Claude van Damme.
TV: I often go for weeks without watching any television and then have a few evenings putting in the hours on some boxed sets. I need someone to keep me company though these long HBO sagas. I like watching old (usually rubbish) sitcoms, documentaries and, er, more recent comedic efforts. A few brief highlights are: Spaced, American Dad!, Father Ted, Futurama, Still Game, Blackadder, Archer, Suburban Shootout, Yes, Minister, Red Dwarf, The Green Wing, The Comic Strip Presents..., Not the Nine O'Clock News, The Goodies, early Family Guy, occasional South Park, Monty Python, Hancock's Half Hour, Coupling, Black Books, The Simpsons, Curb Your Enthusiasm... I also need to come clean and mention The Sweeney. I also love the sixties spy-type programmes, The Avengers, Get Smart, The Prisoner, The Man from UNCLE, etc. I can certainly edge into the realm of the geek on these (and, let's face it, a few other things besides), but that's no bad thing.
Traditional British, French and Italian food works well for me. A Balti is good. Cheese, baguette and a glass of red in the sun is simple and indulgent. Roast beef. Soup? I generally try to eat high quality food and take pleasure in it. I'm quite hot on animal welfare. I always try to buy organic meat with the highest welfare standards, and I avoid places like KFC for that reason. Also it tastes like shit, but you know...
Here are six things I really enjoy, amongst others, and in no particular order:
Spooning and Lemonade
Exploring New Places
Really interesting discussions are pretty unmissable too.
Is Len Deighton's Action Cookbook for real?
An education in philosophy, amongst other things, entirely failed to dampen my interest in the big questions of life, the world, history and so on.
When will the self-driving car (automobile?) appear on the market?
Creative writing. Making up stories. Having drinks with friends. Chilling out with a book or film.
I really don't have a typical Friday night. I often like to be sociable but that isn't a must. Drinks at a friend's house are generally my style rather than throwing shapes in the cathedral of dance.
It's a bit like a job interview question where you're supposed to say, "my biggest flaw? probably working too hard... or getting really, you know, passionate about quality toner cartridges at low low prices...".
- Girls who like guys
- Ages 18–44
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You're interested in meeting if online chat goes well.