Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a former porn star and body double for good-looking actors with
unimpressive lower fronts and rears.
Right...now you're hooked...
Been told that I'm a "charming, funny, clever, sexy, naughty,
confident bit of Northern rough." Well, I always knew that, but I'm
also a multi-lingual former teacher, lecturer, writer, traveller,
rogue, vagabond, ne'er-do-well and troublemaker - a cynical, dry,
sarcastic grump and an enthusiastic, sensitive, loving idealist
with a dry sense of humour and a heart that is too big for its own
good. Sometimes, I'm just a dickhead.
I have lots of good party tricks. I can touch my own nose with my
tongue and memorise a deck of cards. I am solvent, have a nice car,
smell good, wear socks that match, know how to cook and am clean
and tidy. I love my daughters. One is grown up and the other is
living with me.
I've been imprisoned in a Latin American country. It's a long story
and I'll tell you about it if I think you're the right kind of
person - it wasn't for drugs. I speak Spanish, Portuguese and
Mandarin Chinese. You can test me if you like.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am divorced and live in the same house as my ex. We get on fine.
I'm doing a part-time PhD, lecturing and teaching, tour managing,
writing and training for the London Marathon.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books, films, music etc:
(books) The Road (recently); Yes, I cried when I finished it.
Otherwise, too many to mention. (cinema) Amores Perros, Cinema
Paradiso, Crash, Closer, The Godfather, Once Upon A Time in
America, Leon, Nil By Mouth, Oldboy, The Deer Hunter, Dangerous
Liaisons. (music) wide range of all genres: I love Jazz, Soul and,
especially, Motown, but my Desert Island Discs would be an iPod
full of all of Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, Neil Young, John Martyn
and Thin Lizzy. My dirty secret is Abba. (food) Middle Eastern/
Mediterranean. Meat. Fish and proper chips.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
music, computer, passport, contact, solitude, inspiration
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?
Erm...working on my commentary on Heidegger's hermeunetics? Well, I
stopped partying like a rock star years ago, didn't I?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
the most private thing I'm NOT willing to admit on here is of more
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are not into new agey mumbo jumbo or 'woo'.
My experience on here has always been that, with one exception,
it's been the lower percentage matches that have sparked and
clicked. So, opposites attract and likes tend to repel for me.
Having said that, I guess it's also down to what you've put in your
quiz answers and whether it's the truth.
You're intelligent, kind (this is an extremely underrated trait),
challenging, creative, adventurous, authentic, thoughtful, sexy, a
bit scary, provocative, spiritual (but not religious or into
crystals, healing and other such New Age mumbo jumbo),
lefty-realist (proper socialist, i.e. not vaguely nice lefty
liberal and not SWP/Respect), slim or curvy but not overweight
(unless you are Julie Burchill), well-travelled, self-aware (but
not self-obsessed), like to explore London and other places, like
markets and second-hand bookshops, like trains more than planes,
like bicycles and walking (but find nice cars sexy).
You know the difference between "knowing your shit" and "knowing
you're shit," You are not a Tory (exceptions at the end) and you do
not get your politics from the Sun or the Daily Mail (no
Sexually, you are adventurous and interested in new experiences and
like to do daring, naughty things because it is thrilling and turns
you on. However, you also like vanilla on the grounds that Ben and
Jerry's vanilla is better than Wall's tutti frutti.
You should also message me if you are so hot that none of the above
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