Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I try to avoid boredom & the mundane. I like to live a weird
and varied life with as many spontaneous events as possible. Living
in Leeds for awhile (+ lots of travel to
I'm interested in everything, from abstract topics including
philosophy, politics and art to film and tv. I socialize with
friends, attend lectures, discussion groups, museums... otherwise I
watch series, films, etc. and I've recently finished working on a
I have a few of cultural and intellectual achievements which I
won't list since it's quite easy to sound arrogant here: however a
lot of my personal time is spent on semi-academic pursuits.
Certain political principles are quite important to me (in
particular, moral equality and power). I cannot find people I
dislike attractive and I will really dislike you if you're big on
screwing over everyone to get ahead (ie. im left wing). Other than
that I try to be generous in considering other views, if
disagreeable when doing so.
Since it's come up in conversation I'm (E|I)NTP, I'd be careful
about generalizing too much though.
And I've travelled; mostly around Europe and SE Asia. I go to the
Lake District and the south of France every summer with friends. I
spent a few months working in Ukraine before moving to London last
summer - and now I've moved to Leeds. I'm planning on travelling
around America next.
(not a great username choice - I was mainly thinking about the Cat
in Cinderalla, but also: Luciferous, bringing or providing light. )
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I organise parties and dinner parties, drinks, films etc. with
friends as often as possible. I go to as many events around London
and Leeds as I can find, especially discussion groups and anything
related to philosophy, politics or art.
I work as a senior lecturer - technical teaching (applied computer
science) to multinational and government organisations.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
To rephrase the question with less hubris: I focus on being good
philosophy, conversation, physics, creative and academic writing,
public speaking, cooking and curiosity.
Making the world a more interesting place!
friends have said that I'm reassuring in situations they'd find
intimidating: so I'd say i'm good at knowing how to not give a
nb. writing available on request
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Probably my dimples, when I smile.. I also I tend to wear quite
distinctive clothing and glasses...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Favourite movies are (amongst popular ones, at least): american
beauty, 12 angry men, annie hall, Manhattan, blade runner, american
psycho, ... (list goes on for awhile). I also read a lot of
Music: bebop jazz and swing and most modern (eminem to daft
In particular: early jazz (20s), bigband (30s, 40s), swing (40s -
60s), rock (50s - 70s) + electroswing, some rap & millennial
I make dinners from scratch occasionally, especially for groups of
people. I prefer french-style english food, but also morrocan,
english, french, american and curries.
I write and read poetry. My writing style is more beat circle, but
i enjoy reading most eras esp. modernist.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In general, and no order: friends, films, philosophy, art, comedy
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I write for a few popular blogs online... I listen to a lot of
music and have long conversations (arguments...) about random
topics. At least random from an everyday point-of-view. In my own
time I'm usually preoccupied by the intersection of psychology,
politics and philosophy or very abstract philosophical
And increasingly how to start conversations on OKCupid...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Nothing typical. And sometimes they're too lively to spell out in
Occasionally late night cultural events. If not, I'll be at a bar,
at a friends house or in my apartment with friends. Maybe watching
a film and drinking some whiskey/wine/beer if all other plans fail.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I like (teen) fantasy dramas (the vampire diaries, supernatural,
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're: interested in ideas; comfortable in random situations; fond
of slightly crazy people.
You're bored and want to do something random *right now* (yes,
(And if you'd like to be friends. If we have similar interests and
get along, I'm happy regardless of where it ends up.)
Or if you have a question or something to say...
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