SHORT VERSION :
I'm single following my very amicable divorce (no hard feelings/regrets and still good friends). My ex is in a new relationship, it's all very tidy. No kids, no ties.
I'm kind, gentle, supportive and very genuine in my friendships and relationships. I'm easy-going and get on with most people but don't like pushy, opinionated people or rude aggressive people. I like laid-back, humorous and warm people.
I have a good job and want to enjoy life but without the right person to share it all with it's just not the same.
I'm very independent and enjoy living on my own but would love to find the right person to share my life with and in the meantime meet interesting people and have fun - which is happening already :-)
THE REST :
I work in/with media, product design and marketing, an author (published) and filmmaker.
I don't have the stereotypical male interests (football, cars etc. bore me to tears). I would literally rather watch paint dry than watch Question of Sport or Top Gear. This doesn't mean I'm an effete arty type - OK, I hate DIY but am perfectly competent and have a big tool box (oh er missus).
I love travel, walking, art, architecture, country pubs with no TVs or music (just that lovely hum of chatter) but also love chilling out at home with the (de rigeur) "DVD and good bottle of red". I'm a bit of a foodie and seek out great food and good wine/ale to go with it.
I love the countryside and nature and am appalled by what we are doing to the planet. Even though I am living in the city at the moment I'm a country boy born and bred (N. Ireland actually) and am happiest in my wellies and battered old Barbour jacket.
I'm also creative - I love photography (published), films and film-making, theatre (going to and am-dram), art and design.
I like cooking and gardening (but that's just been a chore this year).
I love all animals (and nature in general) and when I hear about any sort of cruelty it depresses me immensely but I don't want the hassle and inevitable emotional trauma of having pets myself.
I'm quite spiritual. I have a deep distrust of all formal religions but can't help feeling "religious" (perhaps growing up in N. Ireland has something to do with that) so I've always been interested in finding out about different religions and trying to come up with my own belief system.