Well I am a Portuguese guy living in Oxford and doing a DPhil in Cardiovascular Sciences. Yeah, I'm one of those crazy people/idiots that choose science as a lifestyle. I do have weird working hours, ranging from going to work only at lunch time and leaving only at 05:00. That doesn't happen very often though. I like to think my career is important to me, but that's just because I have no talent for any other line of work and science is quite competitive. I tend to be somewhat sarcastic, but usually only with people I'm confortable with.
I like to cook, I have mad skill to the point that my family asks me to cook when I go home on vacations. Music is an important part in my life, I like most genres but I have a soft spot for Rock (all types). I always wanted to know how to play instruments, I did manage to learn a bit of recorder, piano, Portuguese ukelele (cavaquinho) and mandolin, but never really became good at any of them.
I'm somewhat of a fan of everything nerdy. I enjoy the occasional visit to the board game cafe with friends to have a good and relaxed afternoon, although playing Game of Thrones can get intense.
I like reading a lot, unfortunately since the start of my DPhil I have less and less chance to read things not related do my work. See section below for book preferences.
I like to think I'm adventurous in many ways, I like trying new things, be it food, music, or just general life experiences. I'm still trying to convince someone to go skydiving with me.
I would say I'm looking for someone independent and intelligent, who I can have good conversations with but who can also goof around, as I do tend to be silly. Being a nerd would probably makes us more compatible,
Books: The Extended Phenotype, The Lord of the Rings , The Prince, Selfish Gene, and so much more and I have so many book I'd like to read, from fiction, to science, with a little bit of philosophy in between.
Movies: The Phantom of the Opera, Moulin Rouge, The Lord of the Rings, The Dark Knight, Big Fish, The Last Samurai, Avengers and so on. Horror movies are the only thing I don't like,
Food: I eat mostly vegetarian, but I do really like sushi and some meat dishes. I really miss going to any supermarket and having fresh fish to buy.
Shows: Arrow, Scrubs, The Flash, Sherlock, I also like anime, FMA being my favorite.
Comics: Injustice, X-men, all sorts of manga
Videogames: Mostly RPGs - Fable, Phantasy Star Online, Final Fantasy (VII, VIII and IX were amazing), Pokemon.
Oh wait, I'm not supposed to take this literally.... Then I guess, books, coffee, music, science, travelling...and...some source of communication device I guess.