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34 • Leamington Spa, UK • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 21–42
- Near me
- Who are single
- For long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last online
- Jan 19
- 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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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