Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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
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
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 Auri-o-matic
. We have jobs in
different cities this year, so I think it's time to explore
secondary relationships — I guess I'm looking for something a
bit more casual? We'll see. 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
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
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
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
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
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Probably my hair. It's right there at eye level.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
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
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
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
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
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
problems I am not supposed to be working on.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
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
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I've run down Oxford Road naked.
You should message me if
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You need someone to see Age of Ultron with. My partner has gone and
seen it on her own so here we are.
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.
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