Considerate to the point at which it's detrimental to my own happiness (though that's no reason not to be).
Dry and quirky taste in humour, wet and functional taste in showers.
Returned to the UK this summer after living in Japan for a few years. I'm interested in both dating and friendships so if you like the sound of me feel free to message.
Trying to keep hold of what Japanese I did manage to learn and I've just started Spanish.
Basically a language nerd but in no way a grammar snob.
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf (if her writing was a woman, I'd date it)
Notes From Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky (comes close to being perfect)
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
On top of fiction and poetry some philosophy, history and politics and of course a ton of linguistics at the moment.
Oldboy (I'm not going anywhere near the Spike Lee version), Amelie, Pi, Kill List, Scarface, Hudsucker Proxy, American History X, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Oz, The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Breaking Bad, Brasseye, South Park, Peep Show, Armando Iannucci Shows
Big passion for the more alternative side of hip-hop (eg Aesop Rock, Sage Francis) and electronica (yep, lots of bleeps and blips).
I like my melancholic folky/indie stuff too (think Sufjan Stevens or The National). Grew up on rock and metal though, so that's in the mix as well.
If you describe your taste in music as 'ohhhh anything with a good beat' then I am a bit annoyed.
Human rights, feminism, secularism, language.
You realise that whilst happiness is a wonderful and worthy pursuit it is not the sole measure of well being and needs to be weighed up alongside other factors like honesty and intellectual/moral integrity.
You dislike Jeremy Clarkson.
I'm not into time wasters and unfortunately there seem to be lots on sites like this. Those of you who go 'I respond to every message out of politeness', that's just misleading, why do it? If I message you and you aren't interested just don't message back. Simple.