38 Pontefract, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Hi I'm Craig. I like to think of myself as confident but humble - people I know would probably say I'm a man of few words, but I prefer to think of it as learning a lot more about people by listening to them! I love a great meal out but have been known to rattle the old pots and pans when the need arises - I'm often volunteered to do the Christmas dinner and I've poisoned less than 5 people in my life so I must be doing something right?!

Last year I passed my motorbike test and did a tour of the Alps and Pyrenees which was mind-blowing. You could take a picture of any part of Switzerland and happily put it on a postcard - it's just that perfect! I have a chocolate Labrador called Wagstaff, and I love walking him in the countryside - he's a handful most of the time but I wouldn't change him for the world (apart from when he runs off into the garden with the Sky remote!).

Work-wise, I enjoy my job and I take my career seriously; I will and often do work hard when I need to, but life's about living not working yourself into an early grave, so I always make sure the work-life balance is in life's favour.

I've been happily single for a while now but I've recently started to feel like there's something, or more accurately someone, missing, so if you are down to earth, love to try new things, see new places, and get the most out of every day, then I reckon we might just get on like a house on fire, and not because I've accidentally left the oven on!
What I’m doing with my life
Currently got a couple of big things on the go. I'm trying to get much healthier and am on a big weight loss and fitness push. I'm 5 stone down and another 5 or so to go by the end of the year, and I have a couple of army 10k runs I'm training for in the autumn as well.

I've also just been promoted at work and I'm throwing myself a bit more into moving my career forward.
I’m really good at
I'm fairly good at knowing really useless things so can come in handy at pub quizzes. I've got quite an analytical mind so can usually figure most problems out so long as there's some logic about them. I also like to think I'm pretty good at DIY (done a lot of my own renovations) and can ride over mountain passes on my bike pretty well too!
The first things people usually notice about me
I come across as pretty laid back most of the time, which can be a blessing and a curse. It's great in things like job interviews and big meetings, but it also means I never seem excited about anything, even when I am!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a fantasy novel person, so anything with a sword or a spell in it and I'm usually happy - I like the escapism of it. I'll watch most films, I like 'high-brow' stuff sometimes but I equally like really bad hollywood films with a minimum of thinking involved. I don't think there's a type of music I don't have at least one album's worth of - I like it all, and as for food I try anything once, though I do like a curry or a nice japanese/chinese meal.
The six things I could never do without
My family, my dog, my motorbike, my self-sufficiency, my home, and my specs!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
At the moment, my next run and what new/interesting/healthy thing to eat next - having finally got myself into a healthier regime I'm really starting to enjoy it a lot. I also spend a lot of time wondering when the rain will stop so I can get out on my bike!
On a typical Friday night I am
In all honesty, at home alone watching a film/TV or going to the gym. Almost all of my friends are coupled up or have moved away nowadays and when I do go out socialising it tends to be during the day or early evening - I used to do pubs/clubs every weekend but only because my friends were into it - I've always preferred a quiet drink in a pub or a good meal out...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Underneath it all I'm a secret power geek!
You should message me if
You feel like it. I don't bite!