34Leeds, United Kingdom
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
Perpetual student, aiming for renaissance woman but probably hitting dilettante. It's fun anyway.

Likes: the internet, books, chocolate, ales, human bones, films with subtitles, Vikings, pub quizzes, Bonferroni corrections, drunken conversations in which all the world's problems are solved.

I've been off the site for a while so my statistics are pretty awful, please don't be put off if it says that I never reply to messages.

OK Cupid now tells me I should write at least 1000 words. Next it'll be asking me to submit my profile to Turnitin.
What I’m doing with my life
Teaching maths and statistical modelling to students. Singing with a couple of choirs (classical stuff). Faffing about on the internet. Getting beaten up by my cat. Occasionally I jump in the river.

But mostly faffing about on the internet.
I’m really good at
maths, procrastinating, getting tipsy off 2 pints of beer (I'm a real lightweight). Fairly good at baking, getting plants to grow, parking, making spreadsheets.
The first things people usually notice about me
Last summer it would probably have been my assymetric haircut - I got one side shaved pretty short, ready for the post-Brexit cyberpunk dystopia. My left ear got cold all the time, so I'm growing it out.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Middlesex, Catch-22, I Capture the Castle, anything by Terry Pratchett, Margaret Atwood, whodunnits or fantasy for train journeys and when my brain's melted - I'm working my way through the Dresden Files. Classic fiction, especially stuff with social/political themes - I like Eliot and Gaskell a lot. Graphic novels - mostly of the memoir/travelogue sort. Comics: not massively into them but Image do some really interesting stuff. Currently reading Rat Queens, Sex Criminals, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Paper Girls.

Movies: diverse. Some favourites: Liza the Fox Fairy, Birdman, The Sound of Noise, The Fall (2006), Pan's Labyrinth, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Princess Bride, Let the Right One In. I hit the Leeds Film Festival pretty heavily most years, I enjoy the strange stuff. On the more mainstream side, I have a weakness for comic book movies, musicals, and anything Studio Ghibli.

Games: I'm an RPG fan, although I rarely seem to get time to get really into a game lately. Neverwinter Nights, Fallout 1 & 2, that sort of thing. I've also been playing a lot of ancient adventure games I got from GOG, which has been great fun - some nostalgia, and some I missed first time around.

Shows: I don't have a TV, but rent things on DVD sometimes. Generally comedy, anime, or sci-fi/fantasy. Trying to keep up with the Marvel series, with limited success.

Music: I have eclectic and old-fashioned tastes. Mostly folk, jazz, classic rock, and everything in between (Steeleye Span, Fleetwood Mac, Pentangle, The Decemberists, Madeleine Peyroux). Also some 1950s stuff - Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra - the more jazz/blues influenced bits are best. When in a serious mood, Beethoven, Elgar, Parry, Rutter, anything melodic. I'll listen to good stuff from just about any genre. For going out dancing I prefer rock clubs, the atmosphere tends to be better.

Food: I'll try just about anything once, and Leeds is great for food. Can't stand mushrooms despite several tries, but not a picky eater as a rule.
Six things I could never do without
An internet connection, chocolate, and 4 books.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The past, human remains, science and public understanding of it, computer games, statistics. Also cats, if I'm honest. Politics, the meaning of life, whatever I've recently read/watched.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully at the pub with friends drinking a half of a good ale, but quite often home watching a DVD or playing games on the internet and chatting to friends on facebook.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not very forward about sharing private stuff, not with strangers anyway. Something sort of relevant: I'm really bad at recognising faces, which gets really embarrassing when I walk straight past someone I've known for a few weeks. I'm not blanking you, honest!

I have a tattoo. It's a mathematical symbol.
You should message me if
you like intelligent, opinionated, curvy and slightly cynical women.
The two of us