Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Before we get started - ladies from The Philippines, please don't
bother! I'm sure you're lovely, but the fact that you live in a
different hemisphere makes things impossible. Sorry.
Hello there. Thanks for droppin' by!
Lately I have been hit with a few of the same responses when it
comes to the lady-folk on here. It goes something like this:
"Sorry, but you're not my type! Have a good weekend/afternoon/rest
of your life!"
It has caused me a fair amount of frustration, but it has also led
me to a bit of thinking.
I am NO-ONE's type, and I never have been, on or offline. Out of
all the girlfriends I've had and women I have been with, not one of
them ever said that I resembled the sort of man they thought they
were looking for. Quite the opposite in fact, and in many cases
they have been completely surprised by the intensity of their
response to me. I just wasn't what they expected to find
attractive, and sometimes it has knocked them flat in a way that
leaves me just as bewildered as them. This has led me into some
pretty strange situations, and it's fair to say that my love life
has never really been straightforward - I've had strange affairs,
dalliances and flirtations with older women, have had to deal with
jealous husbands and boyfriends (often when I've done nothing at
all), and in one ongoing case, semi-regularly have to fend off a
married woman and mother of two who contacts me on Facebook to let
me know what she'd do to me if I was there. You might call
"bullshit", but it's the absolute 100% truth.
This is all interesting to a point, but quite often what I'd like
is something a little more straightforward. It would be nice, just
for a change, for someone to look at this profile and think "wow,
what a hottie, I've got to get me some of that", as opposed to
having this bizarre Kryptonite effect that only seems to work 1% of
In the end, you have to work with the cards you've been dealt,
though. And I'm not saying that I'm going to be EVERYONE's cup of
tea. But next time you look at this profile and think "nah" - bear
in mind that others have looked at me and said exactly the same
thing, only to find themselves reacting completely and unexpectedly
differently later on.
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
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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 section,
really. I know I certainly don't.
Cricket (the sport). Film in general, and particularly intelligent,
psychological thrillers. TV - Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Breaking
Bad, The Red Road (cancelled! *sniff!*), Halt And Catch Fire. Books
- anything by Nick Earls, Tanith Lee or Diana Wynne-Jones (RIP).
Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes which genuinely changed my life and
caused me to lose ten kilos (and I wasn't that big to start with).
Good, German beer. 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
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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.
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