Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Grar, a blank canvas. Well, hmm, err... well, things are
complicated in life, right? So I'm from London, and I was living
abroad before deciding to come back to get on with my life with my
friends and family near by. I was an English teacher after
graduating, and a community organiser, and now some kind of
freelance journalist. I basically write stuff and make films and
then sometimes someone goes 'oh hey, here's a pitifully small
amount of money for your 3 days work'. Luckily money isn't
everything, so if you prefer bike rides to cruising Mayfair in an
obscenely expensive object which performs many of the same
functions as a bicycle, then we might get on.
I'm really looking to meet people on here who I have a lot in
common with who I wouldn't ordinarily get to meet. So if you're
working for a human rights or development charity, cycle
everywhere, are adventurous, intelligent, well traveled and cute, I
especially want to hear from you. :)
I've never quite managed to make monogamy work for me, so I'm
interested to explore non-monogamous relationships where everybody
is honest with each other about the situation. It seems fairer and
more reasonable than expecting someone to only ever sleep with one
person forever. If you're poly I'd be interested to hear from you.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Writing, making films, making music, arguing on Twitter, lamenting
the fact that humanity is probably going to destroy itself, then
going to an old man pub to forget about the future and enjoy the
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm like, well good at making words using phonemes to construct
sentences that make sense. See, I just did one.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I look like someone they can't quite put their finger on.
Maybe young Kenneth Branagh. Dunno whether this is a good thing or
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I find something I like in pretty much every music genre and I'm
bad at making lists.
I did English at university and hated how much they pushed you
towards marketing your writing skills for advertising or
copywriting purposes. I like a lot of (post)modern fiction, like
Auster, Murakami, Adiga, Delillo. But I'm not picky about
chronology - Orwell, Blake, Pullman, Atwood, HS Thompson, JK
O'Toole, Calvino, Swift, Koestler...
Mmmm, food. Japanese, Tapas, Korean, Thai, EGGS BENEDICT, MMMMM.. I
see spicy things as a challenge.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Pyramid of human needs contains more than six things. Internet
comes first though because how would I forage for food without
being able to geolocate the nearest mammoth.
Sometimes I regress to the neolithic man inside.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Language, history, gender, love, sex, death, time and all the other
difficult concepts. For a full list see Williams, R., Keywords,
1976, Fontana Press.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Wherever the most relaxed and fun place that I have available is.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
is something I tell to people, not the internet.
You should message me if
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You're a charming misfit.
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