Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a chap who moved from Scotland to Amsterdam to provide
fussiness about punctuation to the Dutch's collective lives. And
then I decided to stay and it might be pretty good to meet some
You'll often find me singing, playing guitar, writing, drawing,
taking photos, learning about video editing... really anything
creative that keeps me busy. And the rest of the time, I'm to be
found risking life and limb on my bike or wandering around with
What would I like from you? Intelligence, honesty, directness and
sparkly eyes are welcome. A creative streak and a sense of fun are
In return you get someone who will amuse and exhaust you in equal,
hopefully good, measures. Also I make frankly amazing chicken
The only thing I really want to avoid is drama. So, if you fit this
description in part or full, like 50s and 60s soul music (or want
to), can sing like Emmylou Harris, or simply think we'll be friends
- say hello.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm really lucky that I get to make a living doing something
creative. Corporate communications isn't the most open arena for
making new, innovative things, but working in its limits is
genuinely challenging. Also, free coffee and fruit on
In my real life, I create stuff: stories, art, music, confusion.
It's fun, it helps me relax and people seem to enjoy it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
This seems a little boastful, but in keeping with my earlier
Making bacon rolls
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My eyes and possibly the fact I'm technically awake at 9am but of
no earthly use to anyone.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: American Tabloid, The Road, 1984
Movies: No Country For Old Men, Robocop, The Thing
Shows: Justified, Hannibal, The Wire
Music: The God Machine/Sophia, Del Amitri, Portishead, Ryan Adams,
Matthew Sweet, the Hotline Miami soundtracks... This is a very long
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A nice guitar (or failing that, any guitar)
Tragically, my iPad
Sleep - I would literally die without it
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why I can't seem to go more than a week without breaking something
on my bike.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Recently, sleeping off the exhaustion of the previous week. But
other times, post-work drinks.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You can string a sentence together, enjoy the films of the Coen
brothers, know the difference between passive and active sentences,
and can make me laugh - even a little.
Also, a message that only says "Hi, how's you?" is unlikely to
garner a reply.
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