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davelydave

24 M London, UK

I’m looking for

  • Guys and girls who like bi guys
  • Ages 22–34
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex

My Details

Last Online
Today – 4:06am
Orientation
Bisexual
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Skinny
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Other
Sign
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Dropped out of university
Job
Hospitality
Income
Less than $20,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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A video game designer I like just released a cool new game: http://mkopas.net/files/deesbignight.html

{*~# Nothing makes me happier than the thought of the Tory party splintering from its right #~*}

I'm pretty into reading, politics, history and video games.

As my father likes to remind me, he was born in the same hospital as John Craven. Alan Bennett's dad was his butcher growing up, and he lived down the street from Richard Hoggart. Somewhere between these three anecdotes, my sensibilities start to come into view.

Anarchist, democratic socialist, feminist, science fan, Dvorak user, full-time gamer, comics buff, slow foodie, and cheese fanboy. Fascinated by Westminster. Notable peaks: Oasis breaking up, being stood up and going home to begin learning to play the keyboard, revealing to my much younger brother that I know *everything* about Pokémon. Notable troughs: Tony Benn's death, every time I see George Galloway's face, being poor and having to eat industrial food, living in the UK with its culture of industrial food.

New DavelyDave, New Britain: under a New DavelyDave government, all urban roads would be partitioned into highways and Dutch-style cycleways (wide, red, smooth, unbroken, and separated from the road by at least three feet, with angled kerbs). The National Curriculum would include lessons in Python, cookery, personal finance and economics. A Citizen's Income, starting at £11,000, would be made available to everyone, and incorporated into a progressive income tax, with a top band of 80%. Prescription charges out, abolition of the police and prisons, nukes shot into space, donations to political parties banned (each instead is given an identical allowance assuming it obtains a 2% threshold of the vote), the Speaker as Head of State, large parties to be split up along ideological lines by writ, PR, seven federal states (that's regional and English devolution to the uninitiated, which—check the dates—I advocated *way* before it was cool), withdrawal from permanent UN Security Council membership, and lessons in how Yorkshire puddings are a starter, not a side, to be cooked fresh under the meat, and not from frozen, for all citizens. My dad taught me to make them with dozens of eggs.

Despite appearances, I'm a very affectionate person. I like people to think I'm smart, but I'm not all that cerebral; I just kind of feel my way through everything.

My emotional intelligence is a bit hit and miss. I spend most of my time alone, and so my perspective can be a little dippy. In some contexts, I have total self-knowledge, but in others, I struggle to identify patterns in my own behaviour. I am very sensitive to the needs of others when I'm paying attention, but I'm not always paying attention. I am responsive and communicative when it suits me, and completely unreachable when it doesn't. As a result, I'm probably not a very good leader, and I can be a middling boyfriend. The sort of MP who can be electric in the Commons when they've prepared for a topic, but who shrinks from their constitutency duties.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Trying to graduate before I turn 30.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
At my best, I can tell a good story. I'm okay at cooking. And I usually win in Smash Bros.

Apparently I am excellent at appearing to be gay.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I read every word printed in New Left Review, the London Review of Books, and EDGE. I love The Guardian, but I'm an incorrigible reader, and there's too much of it. I only allow myself one on a Saturday, as a treat. I browse Polygon a lot.

I don't have Facebook, or Twitter, but I follow some Tumblrs. I have used Reddit and 4chan in the past, but those sites are overwhelmingly saturated with horrible people, and I just don't have time for that in my life.

I'll have to return to this section to write about books.

I listen to dozens of hours of radio a week. My favourite audio comes from the National Archives podcast, 99% Invisible, Little Atoms, Inkstuds, Love + Radio, Novara, Thinking Allowed, One Life Left, Idle Thumbs, and Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone.

Strangers is always touching. The latest one (this written 15/08/14) got to me. Any podcast about online dating has my attention.

Favourite and recently enjoyed games include Majora's Mask, Etrian Odyssey, Fire Emblem 7, Gone Home, Portal 2, FF IX, Fallout: New Vegas, SuperHexagon, Dark Cloud, Braid, Shadow of the Colossus, Mario Kart 64, Super Smash Bros Brawl, and Super Metroid. I'm very excited about Crypt of the Necrodancer.

For those looking to grok my gamer politics: I think Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn are two of the best things to happen to video games. I trust Chris Remo's recommendations implicitly. Anything tagged "not a game" on Steam is likely already in my library. I am frequently wary of revealing to gamers that I am game-literate, because I'm not interested in talking about the latest CoD, or about how feminism and SJW activism is what's wrong with games. Entitled gamers are what's wrong with games.

I rarely meet people who love games, and I yearn for gamer friends, but 4chan frequenters who inexplicably hate Phil Fish will be treated with the disdain they deserve.

Mad Men is the best TV show ever. Also good: Buffy, The Sopranos, The Wire, The World at War, Civilisation, The Ascent of Man, Veronica Mars, anything with Simon Schama, The Legend of Korra, Steven Universe, Adventure Time and Gravity Falls. I am anime-literate; I like very silly sci fi anime like Outlaw Star, Dirty Pair or Kill la Kill, but I also enjoyed Samurai Champloo.

YouTube is a goldmine for old documentaries, or unfashionable tele-essays. I like to kick back with Kenneth Clark's Civilisation, Carl Sagan's Cosmos, any Simon Schama, The Ascent of Man, Andrew Marr's histories, and most especially, the complete works of Jonathan Meades, head of my order and lord of my heart.

My favourite webcomics are Unsounded, xkcd, Dresden Codak, Kate Beaton's little holiday diaries, Stop Paying Attention, Ava's Demon, Family Man, Dicebox, and A Lesson is Learned but the Damage is Irreversible.

Elsewhere in comics, I idolise Marian Churchland, Jaime Hernandez, Brandon Graham, and countless others.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Like many single young men, I use radio to simulate conversation, and to supplement my anaemic social interaction.

That said, I value my space, and require the ability to flee back to my cave. I don't think I'd eventually want to move in with a partner.

I need to understand the history of the objects and ideas around me, or I feel like an ape banging pots together. This can mean that I become obsessed with ideology and heritage, sometimes perhaps to my detriment.

I don't know where I'd be without Richard Nixon.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What I'm going to eat today. On the menu right now: Lucy Knisley's carbonara recipe, bollito misto, weetabix with full fat milk.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working until late in my shitty bar. Failing that, relaxing with a good podcast and some candied ginger.

Feeling ashamed that I've never read Foucault and don't understand Foucault speak.

If I can get some people together, playing Smash Bros, Perfect Dark, Halo, Mario Kart or Super Bomberman.

While not always on a Friday night, I'm not above a good hike, a potter around an overlooked church, or playing a laborious board/tabletop game.
You should message me if
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You won't talk about fitness or diets.

You're a feminist, and an anarchist or radical socialist, but not a Marxist-Leninist, a Trot, or an SWP member.

You play video games, and think they, and the things they do, are important.

You love to cook and eat, and talk about cooking and eating.

You are an accepting person who can spend time with someone sensitive to crowds and sensory overstimulation.