Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Humorous, somewhat geeky, interested-in-most-things, generous,
supportive, thoughtful, idealistic. That's me :-)
Things I like:
-A good debate, preferably over a good bottle of wine and a
selection of delicious things to nibble at
-Making people laugh
-Being made to laugh
-The fun-but-elusive stage between "tipsy" and "hammered"
-Sleepy chats just before falling asleep
-Learning new things
Things I dislike:
-Apathy (massive turnoff)
-Txt spk innit
-All the isms: racism, sexism, homo...uh...phobism. And so
I'm not convinced by the accuracy of the "Personality" tab on here.
I'm not extremely experienced in love, extremely aggressive or very
literary - I'm moderately all these things. But I am very
mathematical and a bit geeky (in the
knowing-about-computers-and-stuff sense, not the smelly, leprous,
socially inept stereotype). And I don't have the manners of a hobo,
I actually have rather good manners - when required ;-)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Workwise I'm a data analyst/computer programmer at large accounting
firm. This keeps me fed with a steady supply of corporate nonsense,
which I laugh heartily at :-) I work hard but it's not my whole
I love picking up fun little skills. I can crack a bullwhip, which
is immensely satisfying. I can blow a reasonable smoke ring (no,
I'm not a smoker - except for the occasional cigar). I can open a
beer bottle using another beer bottle. I like picking up such
randomnesses. Next on the list is making a fire just by rubbing
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
"Really good"? Hmm...
-Woodwork (e.g. http://www.byrney.com/Chess
-Computer stuff (well duh, it's my job)
-Cycling through Central London without dying
-Seeing the silly side of things
The first things people usually notice about me
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-I know a little bit about a lot of things, and I know a lot about
a few things
-I have a borderline outrageous sense of humour
-I'm not afraid to ask direct questions or give direct
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I used to have a bloody great list of things here, but really, how
dull. Let's discuss this bit over a pint instead! (Unless your
drink of choice is neat vodka, in which case not a pint).
Very small sample:
Books: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Silence of the
Lambs; A Brief History of Time; anything thought-provoking or
Films: cheesy 80s crap like Top Gun and Back to the Future (they
don't make 'em like that any more, arrrr); badly-dubbed kung fu
films; pretty much anything with an amazing score (John Williams -
what a genius).
Music: pretty much anything but rap. An orchestra playing a big fat
symphony is hard to beat. Sad but true: live music sounds way way
better in the Barbican than in the Royal Albert Hall.
Shows: not into TV so much, although like everyone else I have been
following Game of Thrones. The Walking Dead is completely rubbish.
Food: anything except raw celery, which I think tastes like arse
(not literally). I work a stone's throw from Borough Market, so I
have excellent lunches. Mmmmm.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
(in no particular order):
My close friends
My tools and gadgets
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything. I'm always thinking about stuff. Isn't everyone?
Specifics? OK then:
-Things I could make. I recently turned my bathroom into a wind
tunnel, for the purposes of quickly drying clothes which I have
washed at the last minute. It worked!
-Things that are wrong with the world, and how they could be
-What new thing I want to try next
-Things that make me laugh (sometimes this makes me randomly laugh
out loud, which I admit looks pretty freaky)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
-Having a pint with mates/colleagues
-Hacking away at an exciting bit of C++ code
-Standing in front of a lathe, knee-deep in wood shavings
-Not out dancing or clubbing. I don't like dancing, I don't like
being deafened and I don't like being outrageously
Or, of course, going home and having a quiet night in, because that
is sometimes the absolute best possible use of a Friday night :-)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I snore. Loudly. But I stop if you thump me.
You should message me if
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You think you'd like me and you think I'd like you. OK, more
Get in touch if:
-you have a fondness for geekiness or bearded men, or are a geek
yourself (but not bearded)
-you could spend a whole day in bed with food, drink and a laptop
full of good films and TV
-you love laughing and making others laugh
-you can (and want to) have a good conversation. Deadly serious
debate about the meaning of life or absurd whimsical ad-libbed
foolishness - doesn't matter as long as it's not boring
Don't bother if:
-you're religious, or believe in astrology or fairies or any other
obvious nonsense. I don't need you to be a hardcore atheist but if
you're convinced there's a God and you have conversations with it,
we're not going to get along
-you play mind games
-you're going to consider me shallow for complimenting your
appearance. We are on a dating site, after all!
-you're incapable of chilling out and doing nothing every now and
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