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  • Ages 21–42
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Last online
Yesterday – 9:42pm
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sagittarius, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Rather not say
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English, Italian (Poorly), Spanish (Okay)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Lost for words at the moment but will get round to it sometime.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.

Well, I've found myself in the classic dillemma of spreading post-Uni social circles, which is why I'm checking in here. I'd like to insert a quote from some obscure Bolivian poet somewhere here, but I'd be unable to do it without appearing pretentious. So, I'm just going to take the honest, waffly approach and see how that flys.....

I'd see myself as easy-going, intelligent and open to a lot of what life has to offer. I have my interests leaning mainly on the the creative side (art, film, literature, and lots of music), and my personality and preferred days out tend to revolve around this, although I'm not a stranger to a bit of sporting activity (budding road cyclist, lapsed climber). I enjoy film-and-paper photography (I have my own darkroom kit for messing around in), creative writing, and trying to tame my fingers into playing bass (and if you play drums, I may message you relentlessly!).

Out and about, I really like Edinburgh, Italy (I have family there), London, second-hand book hunting in Hay-On-Wye (and rummaging around old, musty bookshops in general), gigs and good music festivals (End Of The Road Festival or Latitude), live-comedy, pokey Arthouse cinemas, and country pubs/indie hovels.

I'm currently setting sail as a Freelance Copywriter after a recent redundancy, fulfilling the cliche of using this as the golden opportunity to do something new. With with enough blood, sweat, and tea (and some sage advice from a few business-owning friends), this should hopefully take off.

I scrub up well, but feel most at home in t-shirt and jeans. My cooking's not too bad, and I make a flawless cup of tea (and a mediocre cup of coffee). I've never been into football, but I'm not a snob about spectator sports, if that's your bag. I'm a bit ambidextrous. And I'm admittedly scared of spiders but will never squash one just because it's the easy thing to do.

Above all else, I'm mainly happy to see how things shape up organically if and when the right person might come along.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Breaking things by accident. Laughing at all the wrong moments. Making tea. Writing. Fixing a film projector. Not using text speak even in texts. Not pretending to be someone I'm not. I enjoy cooking and am usually good at it when I'm not messing it up by being distracted by the TV (although being a carnivorous-type myself, I'm a handy, informed vegetarian cook for anyone who isn't grossly offended by my own meat-eating ways). Finding out totally useless information. Really bad jokes. Not bullshitting people. Writing 'illustrated' letters. Making mixtapes (that's the earnest indie-boy muso part coming out). And I know First Aid too :).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My glasses, I reckon. Or the bike lycra.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
North African, Thai, Chinese, Indonesian, South Indian, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Thali and Balti, etc, etc. I'm unlikely not to like most foods. But sometimes only a roast dinner will do. Nothing's really off-limits except bruised bananas (or anything that's still moving around on the plate!).

I really enjoy live comedy as a night out, and would love to go to the Edinburgh Fringe once again given the chance.
Favourites are probably Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Sean Lock, Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld), Josie Long and think 'The Thick Of It' is the world's greatest TV show.
I threw all this in because the difference between a good conversation and a great conversation always means laughing at the same things in the same way. Rambling and surreal (or Dad-Joke) humour is what I go for, usually. A bit of cynical sarcasm is OK, but too much becomes wearing.

A pretty wide bunch o' stuff (I like digging quite deep to see what strange things I can find to listen to in secondhand record shops etc). It would be great if a potential match knows who Scott Walker is, but it's not essential. As with most interests, it's more important you have a roving, curious and open mind - similar likes are what get conversations started quicker. But whether or not the tastes actually match mine is irrelevant - it's just crucial you have a particular taste to begin with, beyond what's played on TV and Radio 1.

Anything by Werner Herzog or the Coen Brothers. 1970's Thrillers (Klute, The Parallax View, All The President's Men). Sideways (and anything else starring Paul Giamatti). Guillermo Del Toro movies (Pan's Labyrinth etc). Stand By Me (a film that can reduce an SAS Commando to tears). David Fincher and David Lynch. Steve Martin and John Candy movies (yes, even the crappy family ones). Zombie Films. Silent comedies (Buster Keaton etc). Obscure BFI Documentaries. And Radio 5's film reviews with Kermode and Mayo is essential listening......

Steinbeck; Murakami; Bellow; Proust; Cervantes; Hesse; Carver; Iain Sinclair; Auster; Blake. Books on Arctic exploration, Alchemy, Beekeeping, and comedians' autobiographies (they usually always make great writers).
Not a fan of Dan Brown, celebrity/sports biographies, or anything written by the presenters of Top Gear. Anything highbrow and unusual (mainly fiction) floats my boat.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1)My book collection.
3)Jalapeno Peppers
4)Family + friends (predictable, I know, but it's a bit cold NOT to include it just because I'm trying too hard to be quirky on a dating site).
5)Pen and paper.
7)....And always adding more stuff than I've been told to on lists
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...Mice. And how it would be great to invent something.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working, at home, or going out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I don't like spiders (though I always make the effort to catch and remove, not squash them), I'm ticklish, and I don't like fireworks.
You should message me if
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You're easy going, and somewhere between optimist and healthy cynic (so for you, the glass is either half-full, or exactly half-full AND half-empty at the same time).
You have a slightly dry or silly and strange sense of humour.
You like having vast amounts of tea/coffee made for you.
You may or may not have been a party animal a few years ago, but now you're far happier with cosy meals, pokey arthouse cinemas, and old-man pubs rather than 48 hour field-raves and you don't think digging around in secondhand bookshops or dangling off a rock-face is a bad way to spend a day.
You don't equate a modest income with a lack of ambition.
You are a little bit left-field, maybe with some creative tendencies, who appreciates similar things in others.