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Hey, I'm Matt. I'm pretty open-minded with what I'm looking for on
here, maybe just chatting or some casual dating.
I'm really into exploration and want to try anything once, but that
stretches pretty far. I like being out in the country and going for
walks, cycling, reading, listening to music, but also into the
hedonistic side of life with loads of nice booze, good food, and
sex. I really like good conversations with people, especially when
they go a bit deeper (without just becoming academic) but I guess
you need a bit of a shared politics for that.
I'm currently in a polyamorous relationship, and although we see
other people I'd say she's my primary partner and we're very
serious about each other.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm originally from Essex but came to Leeds a few years ago to do
Classics at uni, then just stuck around ever since.
At the moment I'm working in the special collections section of the
university library, so spend all day with rare and old books and
manuscripts and learning loads of interesting things about them.
Sort of my idea of heaven.
I'm a anarchist/ communist and, as my class takes a battering from
capitalism reforming itself in the wake of the credit crunch, I'm
involved in quite a few political projects at the moment. I like
talking to people about politics and how it acts in our everyday
lives, how power relations work and how we can build our own
I got into BDSM a couple of years ago and I'm exploring that as a
switch, right now I'm getting really into rope so getting better at
that (though I'm also rope monogamous for the foreseeable future).
BDSM is tied up (ha!) with an understanding of power for me, and
that entails the politics mentioned above. I firmly believe that
you can't do power play without thinking about how to counter
external factors that contribute and having mutual respect,
ultimately I think that means being a feminist to some degree.
I’m really good at
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I'm getting better at identifying birds!
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm pretty short. But hopefully also quite stylish.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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At the moment I'm reading "Caliban and the Witch" by Silvia
Federici. Recent fiction I've read includes Kurt Vonnegut, Angela
Carter (just finished "Nights at the Circus" and loved it!) and J.
G. Ballard (but switching between those three was a bit of a
headfuck!). I'm also into books about political theory and
philosophy, next I'm planning on going for either "5,000 Years of
Debt" by David Graeber or "A History of Sexuality" by Foucault.
Right now I'm part of a "Capital" reading group too so hopefully
I'll actually finish it!
I'm a punk at heart and the DIY culture, expression and
anti-dogmatism of that is something that's really important to the
music I like. I'm really into math rock, hardcore and post-punk
(Fugazi, Sleepytime Trio, The Wipers, Minutemen) , but I generally
like experimentation and originality in music and that goes across
genres (Scott Walker, Neu, Joan Of Arc, John Fahey, My Bloody
Valentine). More recent music that I think is interesting tends to
be poppy rather than heavy (Dirty Projectors, Grimes) and I'm
getting more into electronic music (Hype Williams, Holy Other,
Death Grips), especially different types of techno (Andy Stott,
Robert Hood). Oh and a big fan of camp romantic pop (Magnetic
Fields) or emotional indie (Wedding Present).
I don't have a TV so my viewing habits tend to be around
downloading, working through and getting obsessed with a particular
programme. I like longer (let's face it, they're usually HBO)
dramas (The Wire, Deadwood, Breaking Bad) and comedy (Stewart Lee's
Comedy Vehicle, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia). I used to
bloody love Eastenders and watch it religiously but then a couple
of years ago it got really shit and broke my heart.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Love, music, wine and revolution.
Also an internet connection and occasional trips to the country.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In my friends co-operative bar, in a bed lounging around naked on
tramadol, hanging out in a massive gang or doing something
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