Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm highly intelligent, knowledgeable and articulate, but don't let
that put you off! I am very fit - fitter than most guys half my
age. I used to be a good runner and did dozens of marathons
including the first ten Londons. Was in the world top 500 with 2hrs
36mins back in the old days, but turned to cycling in recent years
- serious club road cycling. I like to keep fit, and my body does
not show my age. I used to be quite good looking, but it went
downhill after 40. Dark hair turned grey - quite depressing, though
many say they like it. I don't!
Personality-wise I'm not good in social situations, but once you
get to know me, I'm quite nice. I'm kind and considerate, I like to
please, and I've got strong ethics, although I have a rather
broad-minded attitude to sex, as the questions reveal.
I was a college lecturer for many years, but left to start my own
business. Liked teaching and the students, but tired of the useless
management, and commuting. I also was a DJ, in the days of vinyl
and without computers to do the mixing for you. I'm good on the
dance floor, and a sucker for karaoke.
I was married for about thirty years and have three daughters and a
sprinkling of granddaughters. My wife went off sex after the birth
of our youngest, and, when I resorted to extra-curriculum activity,
there was no forgiveness. I moved out and was replaced by a Golden
Retriever (more faithful). Fair enough.
I love the sunshine and have a dream of living in Spain or France,
which I love, but would prefer to do this with a partner.
I may add to this some more in due course. That's if I don't get
run over on a training ride first.
PS. Since writing that I got hit by a car. Survived with only minor
What I’m doing with my life
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Cycling, jogging, dreading the winter and planning escape.
Spending far too much time on social media plugging the Green
Separated from my wife and looking for a partner.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cycling, though not as good as I was. I used to be a good
DIY - I'm Mr fix-it. Not electronics or computers, though.
Cursing inanimate objects when they don't behave.
Awesome sense of humour.
Stickler for correct English.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably my garish lycra cycling gear, especially when I'm shopping
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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MOVIES: Good movies - not necessarily the blockbusters. Matrix,
Alien, ok. Not Avatar. Happy endings - the Richard Curtis ones,
Sleepless in Seattle, Bridgette Jones...that sort of thing.
Original Pink Panthers have me in stitches. Revenge ones: Taken,
TV: News, documentaries, comedy, Cycling! Not soaps, sitcoms, or
reality shows, and can only take so many crass adverts insulting my
intelligence before I have to switch. A bit embarrassed to admit
that my daughter has got me hooked on Big Bang Theory.
MUSIC: Used to be a DJ and still like disco, club classics. Not
rock, I'm afraid.
FOOD: YES - avid consumer, esp Italian
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My bike, sunshine, sex, my VW van (174hp rocket), ......that's four
things. Erm.. good health, proper coffee. There we are - six.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The answer to life, the universe and everything........especially
When will the public wake up to the lies and corruption of the
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On Friday night I am mostly eating taramasalata (you need to be
familiar with The Fast Show to get this.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I get to know you better.
You should message me if
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my profile appeals to you.
and if you can get over preconceptions of age barriers. (I'm fitter
than most guys half my age, despite the fact I smoke.)
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