Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Having adventures. Would you like to join in?
Fun. Smart. Gregarious. Cricket fanatic. Unconventional and
open-minded, although not in a blue hair, nose-rings sort of a way
(although I have no problem if that's your bag - see below).
Also, and this can't be under-stated: I'm awesome. My Mum told me
so and everything.
I divide my time between The Hague and Erkrath, near Düsseldorf.
I'm looking for a happy-go-lucky gal for fun, frolics, candlelit
dinners and moonlit walks along the beach. Or y'know, maybe a
coffee or a beer every now and again, I'm not fussy!
I have been known to tilt at all sorts of different types of
windmills in the past, from Chanel-wearing lawyers to tie-dyed,
penniless, travelling hippies. Common threads are intelligence,
independence, and people with an interesting story to tell. If that
comes anywhere close to describing you, I'd love to hear from you.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a full-time classical singer. You'll quite often find me in
various guises on concert platforms around northern Europe,
particularly the Bach-y, oratorio-y ones, although occasionally the
opera-y and contemporary music/theatre-y ones, too. Yes, I am good
at it. I have a website if you're interested.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Apart from the above, I tie a freakin' killer half-Windsor
tie-knot. I make a great gin martini when called upon. I can make
friends with animals at 50 paces, particularly cats.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The hair. It's a bit of a microcosm of me. A short-back-and-sides,
but unique, characterful, artsy, messy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I'll keep this short, as no-one bothers reading this stuff, really.
I know I certainly don't.
Cricket (the sport). Film in general, and particularly intelligent,
psychological thrillers. TV - Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Community,
TBBT. Books - anything by Nick Earls, Tanith Lee or Diana
Wynne-Jones (RIP). I'm also halfway through two non-fiction books -
Sex at Dawn and Why We Get Fat, both on very different topics but
surprisingly alike. Stand-up comedy. CGP Grey's YouTube channel.
Food: lately I've been on the paleo diet, which I'm really
enjoying. Music of all kinds, with the possible exception of R+B. I
despair of Dutch coffee. That'll do.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My iPad, the internet, cricinfo.com, women, wine and song.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Women. Love. Sex. My career. Money - wish I didn't, but it's true.
Cricket. How to reconcile the fact that whilst all of my school and
university friends have Settled Down and are about to bring their
third child into the world, I still look 25 and am in no mood to
get fat, bald and wear rubber-soled shoes with suits (*shudder*)
anytime soon, thanks very much. What that means when it comes to my
love-life, and whether anyone else but me cares that I feel like
I'm ten years out of sync with myself. Whether or not the pretty
girl on the train will think I'm a creep if I say hello.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I don't really do typical Friday nights. Depending on the time of
year I suppose there's a decent chance I'll be singing somewhere.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Nothing is sexier than a nice dress. I'm particularly partial to
summer dresses (hello boys, there's just this thin layer of cotton
between me and nudity, but I'm still going to meet your grandmother
and go to the church fête in it - by the way, how do you like my
bare shoulders?), but on the whole, anything well-cut will do. Big
bonus points for dirndln, although I appreciate that I'm in the
wrong part of Germany for those.
Hardly a private thing, but have you ever wondered about animals
smelling/sensing emotional states? I had a funny experience the
other day in Haarlem, NL that I'm sure had something to do with
that. I was on the way to a friend's place and despite sporting a
bit of a hangover was in a really chilled-out, good mood. I was
waiting at an intersection and turned around to find a dog standing
right next to me - a Boxer/Mastiff something-or-other, the type
that makes small children nervous but are pussycats really. She was
just standing there, and definitely close enough to be standing
"with" me, as opposed to just nearby. I said "oh hello!" and then
her owners, who were taking her for a walk, noticed where she was
and called her. She turned her head, but didn't really do much. She
might as well have said in her doggy way "Oh hey. Yeah - I'm
hanging out with this guy. He seems cool." It could have been a
completely random event and maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree
(boom, boom), but either way I think it was a positive reflection
on me and where I was at the time. I definitely took it as a
Happy to talk about both dogs and dresses if we meet!
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You'd like to hang out some time. If you think you could make me
smile. If you think I could return the favour.
Oh and by the way, if you've got this far - I read an article
online a little while ago that quoted Some Guy from OKCupid who
said that 95% of people on here lie about their age, height and
body type. I don't really see the point of that, so all my stats
are 100% accurate. So there you go.
And please, ladies - WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELVES. I know that
you're all really good-looking and men send messages to you by the
thousand to your profile that has a picture and nothing else, but
some of us need a bit more to go on!
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