Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A recent transplant from London. Go to California, they said. Sunny
weather, warm beaches, bikini-clad girls, they said. Ack, I was
There are loads of things I'm passionate about - from summitting
Alpine peaks to playing African drums. Profile-writing isn't one of
I'm outdoorsy (climber, mountaineer) yet love big cities with
character. I've lived/travelled almost everywhere. I'd rather not
rattle off my weird-and-wacky travel CV here and risk sounding
pretentious - say hello if you want to know more. :)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Trying to write a second book, climb lots, looking for a new
motorcycle to replace my poor old Kawasaki.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
In no particular order
• Cooking steak. Really well. And not well-done.
• Making cocktails, drinking cocktails
• Getting lost in the mountains and feeling awesome about it (after
scaring the living shit out of myself)
• Finding adventure. Even when I don't want to.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My sarcastic sense of humour or the fact that I'm a cunning
linguist. I can be pretty puntastic. If you are into cunning
linguists I'd love to hear from you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I know these lists are meant to give you an idea of what I am like,
but by the time you're halfway through this shit you'd have gone
away distracted by recent spam email. So in the interest of
brevity, I'm going to keep things short(-ish):
Currently reading Kahneman's "Thinking Fast and Slow". Big fan of
Coupland and Rushdie, as well as classics like Conrad. I still
indulge in travel/adventure/mountaineering literature from the
likes of Tim Butcher.
My taste in music is heavily influenced by my metalhead youth. I
still indulge in a bit of 70's and 80's metal, classic and punk
rock, enjoy some smoky blues (Clapton/Van Morrison/Nina Simone) but
have been exploring other genres as far off as electro-swing (Parov
Stelar!) and Afrogroove in more recent times.
Thanks but no thanks to R&B, dubstep and their bastard
Food: Almost anything as long as it's cooked with care and passion.
I love being experimental with food. One of life's pleasures that
deserve in-depth exploration.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
• A sense of humour - the more politically incorrect and rude the
better - and being surrounded by people with such a sense of
• Technology (you gotta learn about it!
• Ideals worthy of Epicurus
himself: fine wine, good food, passionate
• Analytical thought and a curious mind
• The great outdoors
• Keeping fit, being healthy
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
• Language-related humour and puns. E.g.: this
• How I really need to make each day last 36 hours
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
• Doing something normal
• Doing something abnormal
I.e., there's no such thing as typical and this is a shit poor
question, fabricated by a certifiable moron.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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That I sometimes listen to Meat Loaf.
Ok, that's not very private, but I can't really write about
my coke habit, the dead hooker in my hotel bathtub or the number of
bastard children I've sired, can I?
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
... you're witty, energetic, very passionate, think you can amuse
me and are not a member of the GOP! Bonus points for GOP
You enjoy your food, wine and good cocktails, and want to meet up
and get a drink. You feel like climbing or hiking sometime. You
like being tied up.
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