Auphan
32Bristol, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I like to think I'm pretty laid back. I've been told I'm the "strong, silent type" but I'm not sure how true that is. I can I can be kind of shy around people until I get comfortable with them, although I can get on with practically anyone. I seem to make people laugh so I guess that's awesome. I consider myself fairly driven and like to challenge myself.
What I’m doing with my life
Working on my career after a recent promotion, setting myself goals in the gym and trying to spend time with those I care about.. I'm also enjoying being an uncle to the coolest 2 nieces you could ever meet!

I also just got back from a trip of a lifetime. I went to Thailand for my cousin's wedding and then spent several weeks in Australia, getting to know a whole part of my family I'd never met before.
I’m really good at
I think I can cook pretty amazing Mexican food and my Carolina Style Pulled Pork tends to be a hit. I can turn my hand to most other things, though I might need a practice run first. I can hold a conversation and have an opinion on most things without being judgemental or opinionated and have been told I'm an excellent listener. I like to think of myself as very creative and imaginative. I also pride myself on being caring and sensitive to others.
The first things people usually notice about me
I asked a friend about this and she said it's my aftershave. Apparently I have exceptional taste!

On a more serious note, it tends to be my muscles. Whilst I'm not a Dwayne Johnson or anything I do spend a fair amount of time at the gym and I think it shows. I like to think I come across at first as friendly and approachable. I'm also told I have nice eyes and a nice bum. You can be the judge on those though.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I find I tend to go through phases of fiction and non-fiction. When I read fiction I tend towards fantasy or sci-fi or whatever random, offbeat, imaginative thing has caught my eye. For non-fiction I mainly read history, although I occasionally do try to pick topics I don't know much about. I have a stack of books on Taoist philosophy which I started on a whim and are now some of my favourites to reread. I also am a bit of a comic book geek, I worked in a comic store for a few years and my dining room is like a mini version of the store.

TV Shows: I don't tend to watch a lot of tv anymore but when I used to I liked things like It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, nature or history documentaries, Dollhouse, Firefly, True Detective, Reno 911, Band Of Brothers.

Movies: Anything with Will Ferrell, The Departed, Watchmen, Jaws, Serenity, Mad Max, The Fifth Element, Gentleman Broncos, Super, Taken, The Cabin In The Woods.

Food: Tea and lots of it! Pizza and cookie dough ice cream (not at the same time). Anything vaguely Mexican, Chinese or a nice steak. When I cook at home I tend towards chilli and casserole, something nice and comforting.

Music: NoFx, Pennywise, The Descendents, Rise Against, Skindred, Johnathon Coulton, The Slackers, Mad Caddies, Youngblood Brass Band, Ozomatli.
Six things I could never do without
Not in any specific order (except maybe the first one).

1: Hot tea on a cold day
2: My brother
3: My friends
4: Books
5: The internet
6: Cute kittens! (6 things is a lot to think of)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
If I should put the kettle on for a cup of tea. The answer is invariably yes.
On a typical Friday night I am
At the gym.

But after that I'm out for some food, hanging out with friends or sipping a tea or a whisky with a book. I'm not a major party guy, I do like to go out, just not every night. I am generally happy to be wherever my friends and family are.

One of the reasons I'm on this site is to find someone to do more fun-filled, exciting things on my Friday nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can take a little while to open up to people about more personal things. If you're interested in learning more private things about me we should probably chat for a bit first.
You should message me if
The above seems interesting and you're looking to meet a nice, genuine guy. I'm here to meet new people, so if in doubt send me a message and we'll see how things go.
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