50 ••• Hey there! I’m Dario. Welcome to my long-ass profile 📑. I covered it in emojis 😆😸😎 to make it more fun and easy to read. I'm not 25 btw.
49 ••• This is the profile that talks about myself and describes who I am only. I have another profile where I talk about my dating persona and what kind of experience I'm looking for 👫. The link to that profile is a few lines above this text, at the top of this profile.
48 ••• I'm from Italy 🇮🇹, but I’ve been an expat for about 10 years already. I lived 4 and a half years in UK 🇬🇧 and 3 in Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸. In September 2016 I will have been here in HK 🇭🇰 for 2 years. In the future I will move to Japan 🇯🇵 and learn Japanese.
47 ••• I much rather prefer to just meet up once and talk face to face and see if there’s any chemistry or mutual attraction than to spend countless hours texting back and forth 📲 to get to know each other. It’s okay to chat here for a little while, but it’s not something that I ideally want to keep on doing forever.
46 ••• I don’t really drink alcohol almost at all 🚫🍹, especially “socially”, so I don't ask people out for a drink. So I used to go for a meal 🍜 if I'd have a meeting with someone met online, but now I realize that it's not really a great first experience. Outside it's hot 🌡💦, noisy 📢, crowded 👥, polluted 🌫, chaotic. Now I'd rather do something more chill and relaxed instead, like watch a movie 🖥 on a sofa 🛋 or bed at my place or your place and talk. If you're the kind of person that is not comfortable with that kind of chilling, fair enough.
45 ••• I am definitely not a shy guy 😄. I am a very straight-forward, no-nonsense kind of person. No mind games or anything 😐. If I like someone in any way, I simply let them know, more or less explicitly 😏.
44 ••• I do have a sense of humor but how funny I am also depends on how well the other person speaks and understands English and how familiar they are with slang/idioms/puns/memes and so on. So unfortunately with many people my humor just fails 😭. Hell, not just humor but even simple communication fails with many people 😒, if they can't understand what I'm saying. The better your English, the better everything.
43 ••• I don’t have the okcupid app 📵 (not compatible with my crappy Windows phone 😣), so I only use the website. If I am interested in you, I will most likely ask for your facebook because I want to see more photos of you and I want to take a peak at your life. If you are one of those people who think that's "creepy" or it's "stalking" (in the actual serious negative sense of the world), get out of here 🙄. I have nothing to hide and I am willing to show you a facet of my life through the content I have on facebook . If it's a huge problem for you to do the same, then maybe we're already not that compatible. As far as texting is concerned instead, I prefer whatsapp.
42 ••• Some people are scared to give the phone number because some guys send their dick photos right away 🍌. That's not my case so no worries 😂.
40 ••• You could say that my second job is being a youtuber ▶, I go by the name Sentient Anomaly (formerly Ignorant Cancer). I'm not famous or anything, my channel has about 3500 subscribers even though the views are quite low compared to how many subs I have. Unlike other channels, I don't try to be forcibly funny or have exaggerated reactions to things to attract people's attention. I keep it real, pretty much . It's mostly a gaming channel 🎮 but you can also find videos of my urban explorations in abandoned places or some other videos about other stuff. As of right now (end of July 2016) I am planning to start a talking series about dating 💑! Yes, since I have a lot of real-life experiences with meeting people from online, I think I can talk about it for a while.
If you are curious and want to check me out or just support me even though you're not exactly interested in the content, feel free to subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/user/86dl , or like me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/TheSentientAnomaly . If you are supporting me, thank you so much, it means a lot to me ❤.
39 ••• In the past I have been interested in real-life games, since I had created a variety of them myself when I was in Barcelona. Here in Hong Kong at some point I had tried to join some room-escape 🏃🚪 companies to see if I could make a living out of this passion but it didn’t work out. I am not actively pursuing this goal at the moment, but I have not completely given up on it. Who knows, maybe in the future I will have my own real-life game somewhere. Not an experience like a room-escape game though, but something that goes far beyond that. That’s one of my dreams! We’ll see what happens ☺️.
37 ••• Being coherent, patient, calm 😇. Seeing things logically and rationally rather than impulsively and over-emotionally. I am curious and inquisitive about things I want to find out about, and it’s hard to squash my curiosity if I don't feel like I've understood enough. I will hardly accept something “as is”, or “just because” if I am interested in understanding the reasons behind it. I am likely to make a lot of questions, however through the years I have learned not to alienate people 😤 and find the right balance between being rightfully inquisitive and not being nosy and/or annoying.
36 ••• Being honest, as far as interpersonal matters are concerned. My honesty comes more from the idea that I am not actually doing anything wrong that I must lie about it, than from a high moral standpoint. Sometimes I am too honest for my own good, since what my honesty conveys might not please others and might actually work against me 😩. I do believe though that honesty is a very essential component for any successful form of relationship (not just a romantic relationship, also between friends, family, co-workers, strangers… any kind of connection that two people might have for whatever reason👯).
35 ••• Considering others in what they might prefer to do 👍.
34 ••• Cutting my own hair 💂.
33 ••• Keeping a list of what I want to take care or focus on next. I always have some paper and a pen in front of my laptop to write small lists of things and take notes and stuff 📝. Also organising things of life into filterable Excel lists 📑.
32 ••• Googling the shit out of anything and unearthing seemingly unavailable content on the web 😧.
31 ••• Not wasting my money 💸. I am a very non-materialistic person and I do not need to buy expensive things to feel happy. There are things on which I do spend a lot of money on, like my computer, but it’s still done in a very considerate and calculated way.
30 ••• Kissing 👄. Yep, really. Maybe my profile so far has been just a very boring list of things, making me seem as entertaining as an expressionless robot with a monotone voice reading through a phonebook 😬, but I am not like that in real life and I am very affectionate. Although once a noob (boo! 😅), I can now say with fair confidence that I am a good kisser. Then again, kissing, just like sex, it’s something that works well and feels good when both people are into it and into each other, it’s not necessarily just a “skill” one person alone can have to make kissing feel good for both 💏.
THINGS I’M REALLY ***BAD*** AT 😓:
29 ••• Probably having a healthy and varied diet. I don’t eat fruit and vegetables too regularly 🍎.
28 ••• Being funny for the sake of being perceived as funny, rather than being funny as it naturally happens, within context 🙊. Wait this is actually a good thing 😂.
27 ••• Laughing about things/jokes that really have no real logic behind it and don't make sense but are supposedly hilarious to others 😕.
26 ••• Acknowledging supposed authority 👮 or merit 👏.
25 ••• Celebrating things and making it look like my life is so cool on social media 📢😎.
24 ••• “Just going along with it”, with “it” being something that nobody has actually stopped to question and we’re all going along with it simply because everyone else seems to be going along with it 😠.
23 ••• Sugar-coating things. But I'm trying to add emojis on this profile to make it more entertaining to read 💈, but it's hard to do it from the web though!
22 ••• A lot more things I can't think of right now 💭.
20 ••• If they get close enough, then they notice my eyes 👁, with some people asking what color they actually are.
I only play on PC, no consoles. I created and manage a Steam group for HK people to play together and make new friends: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/HongKongSteamFriends
I held real-life meet ups for a bunch of months before but now the group it's not active anymore.
I don't play the super famous MMOs or competitive games like LoL, CS:GO, Dota or other things like that. Robocraft is the only competitive game I really play, I guess. I usually loved survival-horror games 🙀 like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Cry of Fear, Alan Wake, No More Room in Hell; puzzle games like Limbo or Braid or mindfuck games like The Path. Some other games I really enjoyed are Project Eden, Obscure, Alone in the Dark, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, Shadow of the Colossus, Outlast, DreadOut, Minecraft, Robocraft, Lucius, Sleeping Dogs, Deus Ex - Human Revolution, Oblivion, Skyrim, Switchball, Dying Light, The Forest, the series of Assassin's Creed, Hitman, Portal, Prototype, Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, Tomb Raider, Dead Rising... I also used to play The Sims 3 a lot, mostly for the creative side of it in building.
If I have a gaming partner, I love playing co-op games together, online or next to each other.
18 ••• Music 🎵: I like different kinds of music, mostly anything that combines rap and metal or EDM. Some favorite artists: Linkin Park, Hollywood Undead, Deuce, Korn, Issues, Dangerkids, Scare Don't Fear, Eminem, Fort Minor, Splitbreed, Tyler the Creator, Young Buck, brokeNCYDE, Pho3nix from Lie or Liar, System of a Down, Limp Bizkit, G-Unit, Attila, Nok from the Future, B.Lay, Ronnie Radke, Marilyn Manson, Lil Wayne, Dead Celebrity Status, Insane Clown Posse, Psyclon Nine and some more. So I guess my main genres are rap, rap-rock/rap-metal/rap-core and nu metal, also like metalcore and a bit of crunckcore, deathcore, and a bit of industrial and pop. I also enjoy electronic music too, especially dubstep, vocal trance, trap, goa-psy trance, progressive psy, and more rarely even lighter music like pop and R&B, depending on what the song is about and my mood. Lots of things basically.
17 ••• Movies 🎥: I rarely go to the cinema but I have watched quite a lot of movies, mostly on my computer. I go through periods in which I watch loads of movies and periods in which I don’t watch any at all, focusing on gaming instead.
I like movies where you have to think and try to figure out the plot as things are happening, movies with twists, those that maybe require a second watching to completely understand the story; also movies with an innovative or unusual story/idea behind them. I like the "found footage" genre. Some movies I really liked are (this list is a bit outdated now): Last Shift, The Taking of Deborah Logan, Afflicted, The Last Exorcism, Triangle, Grave Encounters, The Descent, Fight Club, Super, Ken Park, Oldboy, Lovely Molly, The Tall Man, The Butterfly Effect, The Mist, The Matrix, Chronicle, Cloverfield, REC, District 9, Kick Ass, Borat, Saw, The Devil's Double and many more.
I’m also into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I keep track of what I've watched here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls052715857
16 ••• Shows 📺: I don't really watch any shows or series. I know everybody watches series. Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and many more, but I really can’t commit to watching a series that goes on and on for ages. I’d rather watch a movie for 90 minutes and be done with it, either it being a good or bad movie. With series, you always have to wait for new episodes to come out. Also, I see that quite often people end up being disappointed with the series and lose interest in it at some point. So many people were into Lost back in the days, and then the ending was shit apparently, and everyone felt so let down after investing so much time into the series over the years.
But I did watch some series in the past. I used to love The X-Files as a kid, and I did watch some anime series like Ergo Proxy, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell and Gantz. Salad Fingers was an animated web series I really liked.
15 ••• Books 📖: I don't read books. I do read a lot though, online. Articles about what's happening or what's new in the world, or articles about specific topics which are relevant to my interests. I use Wikipedia and other wikis in general quite a lot, rarely I contributed to some Wiki article. I read on a want-to-know-more basis, but I don't have a book in my hands so that people can think how smart I must be. As far as reading for entertainment, I (used to) read some mangas online, like Gantz or Maka-Maka, or some webcomics like Oglaf. Novels don't entertain me, so I don't read them. You're a book lover, okay, shoot me XD
14 ••• Food 🍴: Here in Hong Kong I have gradually stopped cooking to the point of not cooking at all anymore. I always eat outside but I don't spend much, usually under 50$ for a meal. I can eat typical local food but to be honest it's not my favorite. I prefer something like pizza 🍕 or a nice burger 🍔 or some spaghetti 🍝 to some noodle soup 🍜 (which I still enjoy, sometimes). I eat at McDonald's 🍟 fairly often, I'm totally not ashamed of it and if you look down on it, then maybe that's a problem (for you). I enjoy it mostly, only disIike it if it's crowded and noisy. And I definitely hate that local people NEVER clean up after themselves, I always see tables fully covered in previous customer's leftovers, it's disgusting.
13 ••• Another activity I enjoy doing when possible is the exploration of abandoned buildings/sites 🏢🔦. I used to do this alone, but now I don’t go alone anymore. You can see some of my explorations here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD52CD41B5E4860AB
There's a gazillion abandoned places here in HK. So far I have been to the following abandoned places in Hong Kong: ATV studios, Central Hospital, Shaw movie studios, Ma Oh Shan.
I end up doing most of my serious thinking when I can't sleep or when I am depressed 😢. Sometimes talking to myself out loud, as having to construct an understandable sentence with spoken words helps me shape a mass of abstract thoughts 💭 into a more concrete and understandable idea.
10 ••• I also spend a lot of time wondering and researching 🔬 about what's the proper word that accurately describes what I want to define; how to correctly pronounce words I thought I knew how to pronounce. I check thefreedictionary.com all the times.
08 ••• Places like LKF 📣 are really not my kind of place. People tend to assume that that's actually my natural environment since I'm a westerner 😒, so supposedly I should to like to get drunk and try to pick up chicks all night. Not really my thing though. I don’t even like the culture of having to drink in order to enjoy yourself. Actually I used to like to dance 💃, but clubs in LKF are way too small and overcrowded to even have some room to move. Also, people don't really seem to dance at all, they mostly stand there with their drinks in their hands while barely nodding their heads to the music and checking their phones. And don't even try to have a conversation in a club, you can't hear shit 🙉.
07 ••• If I'm at home, I'm probably playing videogames, watching a movie, enjoying some music, or... cuddling someone under the sheets 🛌?
05 ••• But since this is supposed to be the section where you discuss about more personal stuff, here is something: I'm just not as easily cheerful as the average person usually is, as it seems harder for me to experience joy than all most people 😞 (although here in HK everyone seems to be somewhat depressed, to be honest). I suppose I'm anhedonic. I don't let this affect my interaction with others though, as I usually do have a positive and vibrant mood 😃 whenever I am with someone. I may carry my gloom inside, but I'm not the kind of person that would sit in a corner and whine about life without doing something about it. I am in fact constantly trying to improve my situation 💪 despite my insecurities and sometimes lack of will to carry on 🚊🚶. My moving from country to country (Italy, UK, Spain, now HK and later Japan) is a result of this inner restlessness.
03 ••• If you managed to read all of my profile, you should definitely message me ⚠️. Just tell me if you fell asleep 😴 while reading it, so I’ll try to make it less boring next time. Or if you enjoyed reading it, let me know as well!
02 ••• I respond to 99% of first messages and if I think it's a waste of your time to keep messaging me, I will let you know clearly and friendly 👼
01 ••• That’s it!!! You’ve done it!! You’re a HERO!! CONGRATUALTIONS!!! 🎈🎈🎈🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈🎈 You finally reached the END of my profile!!! 😮😮😮 *hands in medal of endurance while pulling the “Not Bad” Obama face and slowly nodding* 👉🏆
PS: if you just scrolled all the way down or skipped some bits, give me back the medal! Lol.