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strangeandcharm

31 M Manchester, United Kingdom

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 11:31pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Very often
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and very serious about it
Sign
Education
Graduated from Ph.D program
Job
Technology
Income
Relationship Status
Open relationship
Relationship Type
Mostly non-monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Speaks
English, C++ (Fluently)

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My self-summary
I'm laid back and easygoing, almost to the point of being annoyingly indecisive, until something catches my eye, when I become childishly enthusiastic like the Tenth Doctor when something's trying to kill him. You can take that simile to indicate I'm a bit of a geek, but this would be to underestimate me. In fact, I am "frighteningly anal", at least according to the Guardian.

I like things that are great for no reason — Tim Minchin's songs would be popular if the backing was chords and a baseline but I love that he's a brilliant pianist anyway. I get cross when things are awful for no reason — some things can't be helped, but arbitrary rules and limitations infuriate me.

I think maths and people and the universe are all wonderfully fascinating and I've very little time for people who'd rather believe in færies or astrology or other such nonsense.

I'm in a very happy polyamorous relationship with eithil (even if the link doesn't work). I'd like to meet someone else but I think it would be quite casual. I hardly have any free time at the moment anyway. (No idea where it all goes.) But I haven't updated all the match questions because how tragic would it be to find myself single and spend a Friday night changing them all back?

OkCupid seems determined to match me with people whose name ends in "-asaurus". I am 100% OK with this.
What I’m doing with my life
I am starting a new job. Let us not dwell on why. I also have a nice flat and a Garlic Zoom. Life's pretty good.
I’m really good at
I like to think I'm good at thinking clearly and explaining things. I draw and sing pretty well but not as often as I like. I play keyboard a little but not usually in front of anyone. I'm good with computers. To be honest I prefer to be a bit good at a lot of things than very good at a few.

Also, procrastination. I think I've answered all the match question now. There are 8,359. The last one is "is this what you planned to do this week?".
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my hair. It's right there at eye level.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Clever stuff. The Divine Comedy, Tim Minchin and the like are great to listen to. Steven Moffat is a brilliant TV writer -- I loved how complicated Coupling was with half an hour and the same premise as Friends... whoever thought to give him a 13-episode story-arc where the main character has a time machine is either a genius or a madman or both. I'll eat almost anything. The Prestige is a good movie. So is Amelie. I like non-pretentious films too, they're just less memorable. Ooh, Memento! That's good too. To be honest I like most films, at least at the time. Sometimes I look back on them later and think 'actually, that wasn't all that good'. Those are films I only watch once. There are a handful of films I've given up on partway through, though.

In books, I tend to read whole authors at a time: I've finished Douglas Adams, I finished Terry Pratchett but then he wrote some more, I'm halfway through Jasper Fforde but flagging a bit on Shades of Grey. I've read probably most of David Mitchell. And I read a bit of other stuff in between, but for some reason I don't seem to find time to read much at the moment. I shan't worry, I'll start again soon and won't really know why that happened either.
The six things I could never do without
1. My phone - fairly obvious, but I'm so used to being able to fill any boring wait with Twitter and ebooks and so on that I don't know if I could go back to not having that. And not constantly having a magic map of everywhere that knows where I am? Really, that was ever a thing?
2. My keys - I need them to get into my flat.
3. Coffee - I function okay without it, to be honest, but I don't see why I should have to. Going to make coffee is a nice little break that sort of feels like legitimate work activity.
4. List padding
5. Mental stimulation - interesting people and books and TV and so on. I go a bit crazy without it, especially if there's coffee.
6. iPlayer - what, you expect me to be in my house at certain times so I can watch TV? No, thankyou.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
problems I am not supposed to be working on.
On a typical Friday night I am
just about recovered from Thursday.

Thursday nights I normally go out for a few drinks with friends, and somehow it tends to end up being quite a lot of drinks, not always with the same people. I never plan for that, but the first thing that goes when I have a few drinks is any recollection that I don't intend to have another lots of drinks. Well, the first thing that goes is my already-borderline ability to play pianos, but usually there isn't one about so nobody notices.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've run naked down Oxford Road.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, short-term dating
You should message me if
you fancy a drink. Or a chat. Or whatever. The worst I can do is ignore you, right?

Well, no, the worst I can do is print out all your match questions and your photo and stick it all up all over town. But I won't do that. I don't even have a printer.