johnblackledge1
63 Manchester, UK
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I currently work as a complaints investigator in a government service, which is more interesting than it sounds.
What I’m doing with my life
In one morning I took over and dealt with an escalated (shouting) phone call, and had to take a call from a threatening suicide.
The trick was, to get them both relaxed and laughing by the end of the call.
I’m really good at
Music was my first love. (-Hey, good idea for a lyric!)
I've played guitar since I was 15, and like to compose and record my own music, when I have the time.

I've had my first two books published (one non-fiction, one fiction).
I'm getting notes together for the next about the birth of life and the development of civilisation on this planet.
But I intend to take a wacky look at it, and try to get humour into everything. It might end up as a novel.

I earn extra pocket money writing software, and building and hosting websites.

And lastly, I'm looking for the secret of existence, and the universe. And I _will_ find it.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile and my eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
"A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson
"Cosmos" and "The Demon Haunted World" by Carl Sagan.
Anything by Terry Pratchett and Robert Heinlein.
Music:
Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Yes, Good rock.
Movies:
The Abyss, Contact, others too numerous to mention.
Food:
Chinese!
The six things I could never do without
Family
Friends
Books
Music
Walking in the world
Time to create
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- What am I looking for in a woman?

Curiosity, daring, non-conformism, intellectual stimulation.
(We don't need to mention the rest do we;-)
I need someone who will explore a castle with me, walk hand-in-hand through the countryside, discuss the shape of the universe, get excited at Christmas crackers, cuddle up in the evening and pretend no-one else exists in the world except us two.

I am not looking for:
A soap-watcher, a boozer, a time-waster, a flirt.

I'm just looking for my equal, my soul-mate, my destiny.
(-I can't believe I just wrote that.)
I hope you haven't been put off -
Write anyway..... Seriously, everyone needs mates!
You should message me if
Please, if you're going to contact me then write me a proper note, not just "Hello", or "Hi there."
And if you really want to get my attention then answer this question:
If all forms of love - romantic, parental, altruistic - come from a common source (as Shakespeare maintained) then what could that source possibly be?
- John
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