Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've just finished my PhD in sociology. I'm waiting for my viva and
teaching at a couple of universities, while trying to get my life
back by joining the Green party, learning to dance, and generally
having more fun.
In a past life I was a classical musician, now I play a bit of
folk/hillbilly cello. I've just had a great holiday in Sri Lanka
for a couple of weeks. I like walking for a long time. I'm thinking
of doing the Dales Way next.
I'm always up for going on actions/demos (eg UK uncut, any lefty
marches, etc). So, if this floats your boat, message me with an
idea for an action we can do as a date. I call this 'dactivism' -
date activism - it's going to really catch on soon; you heard it
here first! Failing that, I'm always up for walking up pretty hills
(a problem, living where I do).
Oh, and I like eating, and drinking, and all the usual stuff.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm become progressively more politically radical as I get older. I
like walking and cycling. I have a regular (Buddhist) meditation
I read a lot, and see my friends a lot, or try to. I'm planning a
big house party as soon as it gets warm enough.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
flirting, striking up conversations with random people, sleeping,
The first things people usually notice about me
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My stunning beauty (according to my flatmate...). Ok, maybe that I
smile at strangers. I'm also rather direct, in a way that the
English sometimes find to be a bit of a shock (I'm from NZ but I've
been over here for quite a long time now).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My favourite book is Middlemarch. I generally like 19th century
literature, feminist sci-fi and contemporary fiction, as well as
non-fiction around social and political issues.
Films... I don't get around to watching them very often but the
important thing is that I hate French films but generally like
everything else as long as it isn't violent or suspenseful.
Music - trying to diversify my music taste at the moment. Recently
I've been listening to 80s electronica. I'm also playing in a folk
duo, to my surprise.
I love cooking and cook mostly vegetarian food.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how to communicate ideas to my students; how to fit all the things
I want to do into a finite amount of time; what is the yummiest
possible thing I can think of to have for dinner?; whether it is
acceptable to use a semi-colon after a question mark; what the time
difference to New Zealand is at the moment; whether non-monogamy is
possible/desirable; if my presence in Sri Lanka helped avert a
military coup; when is the next train to London?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
at the pub or cooking for friends
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I find these profiles encourage more 'I' sentences than I am
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
- you have a strong sense of silliness and will often mercilessly
mock yourself. This is by far the most important thing.
- you're all good with feminism
- you're politically engaged (or would like to be)
- I'm particularly up for meeting a lover/partner who I can do
outdoorsy things like walking, #microadventures, skinny dipping
with. (I do cycle but only round town at the moment.)
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