Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am a former idealist (INFP) that has become a pragmatist, but
often regrets not being an idealist anymore.
On the one hand, I am interested in the extraordinary within the
seemingly ordinary, regular, every-day habits we take for granted
and don't think about much. That's why I like taking pictures of
trash. It shows what is "normal" in peoples' lives, what they
consume every day, and what they do not value anymore because they
throw it away.
On the other hand, I like the peculiar, unusual and sometimes
freaky and other-worldly.
I sometimes take things from the person behind me in the
supermarket queue at the register and pay it for them. I sometimes
walk around in short pants with knee-high black socks (that way,
all women turn around to look at you!). I like driving around the
city very slowly with the windows down and very loud "Volksmusik"
coming out of my speakers (yes, it's terrible music, but I find it
so grotesquely terrible that I can laugh at its dumbness for
hours). At my university, I sometimes went to the cafeteria's piano
and started playing military marches to see if someone would
complain (I am a pacifist!). When I buy flowers, I present them to
the florist and ask her if she wants to marry me.
I like cats, but not their hair. I think dogs are funny, but some
of them smell. :) As a child, I had a lot of hamsters. None of them
lived longer than a year, and the stories of how they died were
popular at my school.
I am a very warm, expressive and sensitive person who can give a
lot of feeling and warmth. I am often absent-minded and wrapped up
in my thoughts and fantasies.
I really hate my username here, but I chose it about 14 years ago
when I spent a year in Massachusetts doing volunteer service with
teens. Now I can't change it anymore without upgrading. I don't
even know why it's "fifteen", I was 20 already back then...
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
A cultural scientist and language enthusiast working in the
"internet industry". I have a decent job, but my private life could
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- losing things (especially glasses and umbrellas (who needs
- losing my orientation in even small cities (probably because I am
from a tiny village) -> thanks to online map services, I no
longer get lost too often, but I also don't accidentally discover
those great spots you never knew existed anymore
- forgetting things
- being so ironic that it often gets a little too sarcastic
- posting stupid things on the internet
The first things people usually notice about me
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A lot of people often don't know whether I am joking or being
serious. I have to work on that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Some books I liked as an adult:
* Hermann Hesse: Steppenwolf
* Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Crime and Punishment (wow!)
* Paul Auster: Moon Palace and New York Trilogy (long time ago, but
still in good memory)
* Nicholas Carr: The Shallows
* Michel Houellebecq: The Elementary Particles
* Juli Zeh: Corpus Delicti
Favorite childhood/youth books:
* Kafka: Die Verwandlung
* Michael Ende: Momo und die grauen Herren (had a big influence on
* Gudrun Pausewang: Die Wolke
* Orwell: 1984
* Huxley: Brave New World
* Shaw: Pygmalion
Movies: I like watching them, but I usually forget them two days
after watching them. I also don't know movie stars, and apart from
some exceptions (Stromberg), I don't watch soaps. I don't
understand why people still have TVs if everything can be accessed
through the internet.
I think that there is something interesting and beautiful in almost
every type of music, you just have to be open to listen to it for a
while which most people aren't. They just prefer to listen to
boring, predictable pop music.
I play the piano and make my own music. Some of the more popular
music I listen to and like:
* Chilly Gonzales
* Mike Oldfield: Especially "Ommadawn"
* Chick Corea
* Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds
* Thomas Lindstrom and Prins Thomas
* The soundtrack to the movie "Drive"
* Being new in Switzerland, I have (re-)discovered "Patent
Ochsner"'s nice, warm, soothing music. Just a bit too cheesy at
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Not necessarily in this order:
- a good bed (I need really comfortable positions to sleep
- and some more I forgot
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Seriously, I am usually very tired after a week of work and prefer
just relaxing at home on Friday nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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If I admit it here it is no longer private.
You should message me if
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* you are a warm and tolerant person who doesn't mind hugs
* you don't mind being a little freaky or unusual sometimes
* You don't wear clothes that have their brand names all over it
(Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses will make you 2 kilos
* You are not into a schicki-micki luxury type of culture but can
still appreciate a good glass of wine, food, concerts or
* you need someone to hit the road with you on your bike, or if you
need a basketball partner :)
* you want to
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