Honestly happy to find any one of the options on my list, but not really looking for anything. Looking for sounds way too require-y.
Ik spreek en schrijf ook Nederlands.
I'm the most awesome person you are statistically unlikely to meet.
Back in Eindhoven for a while.
I think people are taking all this dating stuff way too seriously now that "we're all doing it on-line". Perfect or bust. Friends, dance partners, drinking buddies and passing acquaintances to me are important too. And if any come with feelings or intimacy, even better, but let's not pretend we can be 100% certain based on the written musings of a profile owner.
My sister in law told me I have a nice voice to listen to. A close friend told me I have interesting eyes. Someone else tells me I'm deceptively strong (for an IT nerd) - DIY and motorcycles I guess. I'm also told I make great cakes and brownies, the latter I definitely agree. It's a point of pride. Live with it.
To prove I'm not scared of hearing from you, here's me elsewhere:
My EE-Stack profile (for more techy people?):
Steam name Merdosh.
What I do in my down-time, is among others:
Oh and I run a little freelance business on the side.
But honestly, does that really matter? I'm decently happy, I have a home, I can pay for dinner and I have loads of stories to tell.
Sucking at first messages.
Kicking-ass in person, most of the time.
Making Brownies. It's an established fact.
Subverting OKC questions and tests for my own dark enjoyment... Sometimes.
I'm a little too good at wrapping my mild deviant interests in humour and riddles for my own good, maybe.
Making up sketches and jokes inside my head that make me laugh uncontrollably, but that cannot be explained to any degree to anyone else.
I'm not good at painting or drawing animals or people. It's one of my greatest regrets.
I'm told I can be intimidating, which sucks, because I sometimes find it hard enough to connect to people at first without that.
Reposting/stealing this from a profile I visited, but I really enjoyed this:
Generally in my life I try what intrigues me and I try to remember what I enjoyed. Although with some subjects it's a little daunting.
I cook. I try to do it well. But I like many kinds of food in all kinds of situations.
Books: Good stories, with plot lines.
Comedic: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (D. Adams) / The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (D. Adams).
Crime/Thriller: Cross Bones (K. Reichs) / Bleed for Me (M. Robotham)
SF/Fantasy: Ian Irvine's Tales of the Three Worlds. The Gone Away World by Nick Harkaway (especially good, if you ask me).
But, important not to forget, the classics; Shakespeare, Poe, Doyle. Although I'd be hard pressed to remember more than a few lines top of mind, I find myself re-reading them every so often.
TV: Have I got News for You, QI, X-Files, Better off Ted, House, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, The IT-Crowd, Chicago Fire, ST-TNG (Deal with it! I'm awesome, but also a nerd), Body of Proof, Would I lie to You, Brain Games, 8 out of 10 cats (and Does Countdown is even better!), American Dad (usually), Family Guy (often), Futurama (See ST-TNG), Californication, Dead Like Me, The Finder, Fargo, Franklin and Bash, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Late Late with Craig Ferguson, Modern Family, The Daily Show, New Girl, Orange is the New Black, Firefly (again, see ST-TNG).
Yes it's a lot, but I often work at home and need some background stuff on to keep it up.
Oh And Stand up shows by people like Aisling Bea, Dara Ó Briain, Sean Lock and Jon Richardson. And I suspect Katherine Ryan, but I have only seen a small bit of Apollo from her.
In the case of music: Anything that isn't easily replicated by slamming one's head repeatedly into a cheap late-90's keyboard. Examples? Postmoden Jukebox (YouTube), Ingrid Michaelson (YouTube), Maria Mena, Regina Spektor, Enya, Anouk, Elton John, Ilse DeLange, Yello (Yello? Yes! Yello!), Paloma Faith (think I want to see her live) and most others that fit that pattern.
But with just water and basic foods that nourish I'll make it anywhere eventually.
It includes thoughts like (for your own sanity, I advise you skip this list, but for full and open honesty, I'll keep it for now):
- Am I changed a lot in the last year? Should I let people know?
- Where can I best hide my thoughts, once they have foolishly left the front of my face?
- For people looking 'just for friends' in the range of 20 to 29, would it be acceptable if I promise to never act any older than 20?
- If you colour everywhere outside the lines, are you not just colouring inside the lines again?
- Can you be accused of having lost your mind if you know where you left it, but just refuse to use it?
- Does anybody care that "You don't know what you've got, until it's gone" is a temporal inaccuracy?
- Should I stop trimming my facial hair? Should I shave it all off again?
- Why do some people attach so much value to having or not having hair on a face. It's so easy to change (for -most- men).
Unless you're hung up on stupid principles and customs as if they need to rule your life. Then don't. (you're allowed your own preference, but you need to be honest about it.)
Like "men lead households", "familes need a mom and dad", "marriage/civil-rights are there for straight people only", "men are supposed to be smarter/taller/richer (in relationships) than women", etc.