I like bouldering, cycling, swimming, badminton, squash, slacklining, the gym, cooking, film, live music, reading, politics, debating, tabletop & video games and trying new things. I'd like to start learning Spanish again and maybe an instrument or two. I'm awful at both of those so far though.
I'm quite analytical. Good at maths, language (singular), critical thinking and with computers. I'm fairly competitive and enjoy sport / games a lot.
I can be very focused and driven when something piques my interest.
Directors: Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino, the Coen Brothers, Christopher Nolan.
Films: Amelie, Brazil, Being John Malkovitch, Blade Runner, Fight Club.
Silly films: Airplane!, Blazing Saddles, The Princess Bride, Naked Gun, Rocky Horror, Hot Fuzz etc.
TV: 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Black Books, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Family Guy, Futurama, Peep Show, Spaced
Comedy panel shows.
The Wire, Firefly, Dollhouse, Buffy, Game of Thrones.
Music: Classical, jazz, classic rock/metal, punk, ska, modern British rock/indie, and electronica.
Food: Well, I'm a vegetarian. Mexican and Mediterranean food. Vegetables stuffed with other vegetables?
Big pluses for: being funny, having hobbies, keeping fit, liking sport and games (tabletop/PC), having good book and DVD collections, vegetarianism. No tories, please.
If we're talking dating, I think trait #1 I'd look for is "not being a dick". Closely followed by intellectual curiosity and a compatible attitude/worldview.