Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Confident, sweet & acerbic, passionate intellectual. Calmly
listless; some brooding. Full of rare and interesting experiences.
Nevertheless empathetic, open and direct.
I try to avoid boredom & the mundane. I like to live a weird
and varied life with as many spontaneous events as possible.
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
it's an aspect of my character that's most remarked upon and 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. I do have some time for more right wing
ideas of the Nietzschean kind.
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
October. I'm planning on America next.
NB. Luciferous, bringing or providing light. Lucifer, a cat in
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
as I can find, especially discussion groups and anything related to
philosophy, politics or art.
I work as a technical contractor (3 - 6mo rotation) , mostly at a
high level in multinational organisations, occasionally for well
funded start ups.
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.
Singing, in particular to swing (eg. Dean Martin, Nat King
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
It's been said that I'm a good motivatior.
NB. Writing available on request. Some at
, however this is just a dump of drafts
of relatively specialised writing.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably my dimples, when I smile.. I also I tend to wear quite
distinctive clothing and glasses... And my personality is quite
hard to miss.
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
since for me cinema is the highest form of art, I'll add '
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 and
complex 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...
Professional comedians sometimes remark how robotic and inhumane an
audienceI can feel because they tell the same jokes over and over
and the response is always the same, regardless of who is in the
audience. There's an uncanny feeling of the laughter just being
like a programmed response... I worry about online dating doing the
same to attraction.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Nothing typical. And usually they're too lively to spell out in
Sometimes late night cultural events.
However 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
wine/beer if all other plans fail.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I like bad teen fantasy dramas (the vampire diaries, etc.).
You should message me if
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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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