Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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Any summary like this will probably make me look like a bunch of
stereotypes, but I like to think I've got a little bit that is
uniquely my own. I'm a geek, and proud of it, and that tends to
define a lot of what I do socially, but it isn't all of what I am
by any means. I'm also quite into music, do occasional gigs,
festivals, and still hang around with the university's rock society
a fair bit. I'm definitely not afraid to be me, whatever people
might think at the time. Funny looks don't bother me!
In person I tend to bounce off the other person quite a bit - in
garrulous company I tend to talk and talk, with a quieter person
I'm more reserved. I'd like to think I'm an open and honourable
person - I generally like to talk about things, I'll rarely keep
secrets back and I'm good at listening and helping people with
problems. In that regard I'd see myself as a good friend - and as a
partner, I feel communication is incredibly important, and if I'm
worried about something I'll talk about it calmly up-front rather
than let it grow into an issue.
Definitely like people who I can talk to - from long and in-depth
philosophical conversations to just casual chatter, I do prefer
people I can hold an intelligent conversation with.
I tend to be quite affectionate and tactile - definitely one for
hugs, kisses and soft little touches! With a partner I tend to both
give, and prefer to receive, a fair bit of attention - I'm not
ultra-clingy but do need a certain level of regular interaction.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
At the moment I'm just going into the second year of my PhD (in
materials science) - enjoying it, even if it can be highly
frustrating at times!
Generally still living some bits of the student lifestyle, although
the more regular hours cut that back a bit.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Always hard to do this without sounding arrogant, but I'm probably
proudest of my mind - you'll always get a thoughtful discussion out
of me. I'm also capable of being very open and understanding, and
often end up helping friends out when they're having a difficult
The first things people usually notice about me
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I was once described as "made of 50% beard and 50% laid-back",
figure that works as a first impression.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'm into a wide variety of music, but the core of my taste is
undoubtably (and predictably) metal. Melodeath especially - Opeth,
Dark Tranquility, Insomnium, a hint of doom with stuff like Swallow
the Sun, love it all. Folk metal can be very good live too, I saw
Eluveitie again this year and loved them just as much as the first
Did a couple of festivals this summer, Sonisphere in the UK, and
Metalcamp in Slovenia. The latter was utterly incredible and I'm
fully intending to go again next year - Sabaton and Eluveitie the
highlights, but the whole atmosphere was brilliant.
I do also love goth/industrial/ebm, especially in clubs. I don't
know much about the genre, but I do like to dance like a mad thing
to it. I've been asked if I'm on drugs a few times due to my
dancing, which I took as flattering (although I wasn't).
I'm not so much a movie person, but am easily entertained in that
regard - I'm very happy to watch films, I just don't seem to do it
very often. Similarly I don't read as much as I used to, which
makes me sad.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Loud music, fine ale, good friends, my various geeky hobbies, hugs,
and of course the internet.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
usually sat at home being boring, actually. That or travelling off
to some event or other. Saturdays tend to be my night out when I'm
actually at home of a weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've got some pretty kinky tastes. Doesn't mean I'm uninterested in
people without them or will try to persuade an uninterested partner
into them, but I've done a few quite unusual things in my time!
(For those who care, I'm fairly even switch.)
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