Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm hideously young to be on a dating site, but a lack of meeting
men who I feel can be anything more than friends means I thought
I'd give it a try. And why not, after all?
I'm probably what one classes as a nerd. I love words more than is
probably healthy. I watch a lot of movies, and read a lot of books.
I start the morning with a cup of tea, before following it up with
a gallon of coffee.
There is very little I'm not up for doing, especially if I haven't
done it before. I'm friendly, if not a little shy at first, and am
very easily amused. I dance terribly, and I sing even worse, but I
enjoy both anyway.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am a bookseller at Watestone's, where all of my income not spent
on rent goes back to them. I am (unfortunately) a student of
Journalism. But I'm not a qualified lying scumbag just yet.
I'm doing whatever is offered to me, and I like to try as many new
things as possible.
I have just moved from West to South London, to live in the coldest
house I have ever had the pleasure of residing in, with five other
people. Some days, I'll sit in the kitchen, and realise I can see
my own breath. Brrr.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Procrastination is my biggest talent. I enjoy writing, although I'm
not sure if I'm all that good at it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably that when I'm nervous, I tend to talk far too much about
nothing in particular, and gesticulate like a mad woman. I do tone
that down after a while, and I do get shy from time to time. The
nervous rambling is my way of over compensating, I think.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: The End of Alice. Great Expectations. Oranges Are Not the
Only Fruit. The Picture of Dorian Gray. The Name of the Wind. Less
Than Zero. Wuthering Heights. The Reader. The Wasp Factory. Do
Androids Dream of Electric Sleep? Engleby. The Princess Bride. To
Kill a Mockingbird. Harry Potter.
Movie: Brief Encounter. Shutter Island. The Full Monty. Star Trek:
The Search for Spock. Star Trek 2009. The Third Man. Idiocracy. The
Goonies. Atonement. Laputa. Lord of the Rings triology.
TV Shows: Sherlock. Lost. Whitechapel. Peep Show. FlashForward.
Doctor Who. Once Upon a Time. Take Me Out. Jersey Shore. And I
won't lie, trash television is like crack to me (like Jersey Shore
and Take Me Out). I don't watch much television, though - I tend to
download any series that catch my interest.
Music: The Smiths. Wolf Parade. Elvis Costello. Moonface. The
Antlers. Sunset Rubdown. 3OH!3. Adele. Swan Lake. Belle &
Sebastian. Lady Gaga. The Shins. The Decemberists. The Beach Boys.
Andrew Bird...it's a pretty mixed bag.
Food: Anything edible - but I have sensitive tastebuds, which is
codeword for "cannot handle spicy food". Lemon and herb at Nandos
is too spicy for me. No, really.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Books. Cigarettes. Caffeine.. Only three, but I'm easily pleased.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Life, the universe, and everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Often at home, having a drink with my housemates, but sometimes
you'll find me at a friend's, down the pub. I rarely if ever go
clubbing, but sure, you can probably entice me out with the promise
of giving me a piggy back home if my feet are aching from the
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Is that I've cried at around 50% of all the films I've ever
Also, that I love Anne Rice novels. She is my guilty pleasure. And
yes, you can lose respect for me now.
I'm a pretty open person. Ask me anything, and I'll give you the
You should message me if
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you're open and friendly.
If you enjoy going to the cinema, to art galleries, to book stores,
to zoos, to cosy coffee shops.
If you like travelling, trying new food and learning new
If you can talk about books, but that's not required, just
If you don't read, then you shouldn't mind me talking about the
books I've just finished.
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