Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Insert my usual update here about how this profile is mostly
inactive. I'm not actively looking for a relationship at the moment
(despite being single), but I'm leaving this profile up because I
might use it in the future...
I do actually check my messages from time to time (roughly
monthly)... and once in a blue moon the message and the sender
stands out enough that I reply, so feel free to write to me if you
This profile is a work in progress... :-)
Let's see... I'm generally pretty quiet, a bit shy - although a lot
less than I used to be (apparently most people can't tell that I'm
shy), and very intelligent. I love ballroom dancing and boardgames.
I like to cook and I enjoy socialising with friends but I'm not
really a party person.
I'm passionate about sustainability issues and try to be green
(eco-conscious) where I can. This includes trying to grow some of
my own food in a small veggie garden, using a bokashi bucket, as
well as trying to get involved or go along to sustainability
related events that I happen to hear about.
"We must be the change we want to see in the world" - Gandhi
My main hobbies/interests are:
- Boardgames: particularly European style boardgames (Eurogames).
Other boardgames are alright (well some of them are... No monopoly
- Dancing: ballroom and latin (as mentioned above) but I'd probably
be willing to try any partner based dance style
- Indoor rockclimbing
- Learning (in general)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Saving up to go travelling. Working. Learning Italian on Duolingo.
Cooking stuff from scratch. Boardgames.
Ideally I'd be ballroom dancing regularly, indoor rockclimbing
semi-regularly, and taking piano lessons. But some things have been
put on hold for the moment in the interests of saving money for my
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
learning - I generally pick up new things very quickly
I frequently get complimented on my cooking.
Other people might say I'm good at ballroom dancing but I know
enough really good dancers to know that I'm ok, but not great.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
...you tell me :-)
Something that people frequently comment on is that I look a lot
younger than I am. Apparently I don't look my age.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Favourite fiction authors: Terry Pratchett and Monica
I also read widely in a range of subjects - whatever catches my
interest or I feel like learning about. Some of my recent
non-fiction favourites are: Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert and
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver.
I don't generally watch movies or TV much but I like Pixar, and
other similarly lighthearted movies. TV - the only show I watch
regularly is The Gruen Transfer. I also like/d Good News Week, The
Big Bang Theory, and So You Think You Can Dance but I don't
actually watch them that often.
And I absolutely have to throw in a mention for the musical Wicked
because it is so brilliant - it's one of my favourite things in the
As far as music goes, words cannot express how much I love Josh
Groban. If I had to pick 5 songs to take to deserted island with
me, they'd probably all be his.
Another favourite (albeit a lesser one) is Tim Minchin - his stuff
is (mostly) brilliant. Other than that I like random mix of things
- generally I like older generations' music more than the recent
stuff but there are some recent ones that I like. Oh and I love
I like most kinds of food but if I had to pick a favourite it'd
probably be fresh fruit - cherries in summer, fuyu fruit
(persimmons) in winter.
That sentence doesn't seem to capture the fact that I like many
kinds of food a lot, so here's a few more things I like: Jus
Burgers, Thai, Indian, Wagamamas, home cooked meals, portuguese
custard tarts, salmon, roast vegie salad, roast lamb, home made
I feel moderately strongly about eating healthy. I don't find it a
deprivation at all, merely a lifestyle choice. I have a few food
intolerances which means I make my own meals most of the time
rather than eating out/takeaway. It's simpler - and avoids the risk
of feeling bleh for the rest of the day, which is always be a risk
with restaurants (no matter how carefully I question the
waitstaff). Also I like home cooked meals. Eating out is nice from
time to time, but I wouldn't want to do so on a regular basis.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Setting aside the essentials - food, water, shelter, air, etc -
which while true, is not what the spirit of this question is
the love and support of family/friends
learning new things
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either ballroom dancing, relaxing at home or hanging out with
Preferably not at a pub/bar, although I will go to them if my
friends have organised an event at one.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm bit of a geek...? That's not really private though. And frankly
you can probably work that out anyway...
So I guess the answer is I don't know. But I'm happy to answer
You should message me if
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You want to...
I should warn you that I'm generally not the best at corresponding
with people though. Whenever I get busy that's usually one of the
first things to fall by the wayside. :-/
If I don't reply, it's probably because:
1. I'm too busy to reply to anyone or haven't even checked my
2. I read though your profile (and message) and didn't think we are
3. One or more of the following applies (usually but not
necessarily in conjunction with point 3 above):
- You smoke
- Drinking/getting drunk appear to be a big part of your life
- You write in text speech most of the time
- Your profile comes across as hostile or arrogant
- Your profile (and message) tells me nothing about whether or not
I might like you
Chances are it's probably reason 1 though :-)
On the flip side, if I do correspond with you, you must be pretty
special... I don't write back to just anyone you know :-P
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