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My self-summary
EDIT: I'm now attached, so if you want to talk to me say hello, but not going anywhere further :)

Any summary like this will probably make me look like a bunch of stereotypes, but I like to think I've got a little bit that is uniquely my own. I'm a geek, and proud of it, and that tends to define a lot of what I do socially, but it isn't all of what I am by any means. I'm also quite into music, do occasional gigs, festivals, and still hang around with the university's rock society a fair bit. I'm definitely not afraid to be me, whatever people might think at the time. Funny looks don't bother me!

In person I tend to bounce off the other person quite a bit - in garrulous company I tend to talk and talk, with a quieter person I'm more reserved. I'd like to think I'm an open and honourable person - I generally like to talk about things, I'll rarely keep secrets back and I'm good at listening and helping people with problems. In that regard I'd see myself as a good friend - and as a partner, I feel communication is incredibly important, and if I'm worried about something I'll talk about it calmly up-front rather than let it grow into an issue.

Definitely like people who I can talk to - from long and in-depth philosophical conversations to just casual chatter, I do prefer people I can hold an intelligent conversation with.

I tend to be quite affectionate and tactile - definitely one for hugs, kisses and soft little touches! With a partner I tend to both give, and prefer to receive, a fair bit of attention - I'm not ultra-clingy but do need a certain level of regular interaction.
What I’m doing with my life
At the moment I'm just going into the second year of my PhD (in materials science) - enjoying it, even if it can be highly frustrating at times!

Generally still living some bits of the student lifestyle, although the more regular hours cut that back a bit.
I’m really good at
Always hard to do this without sounding arrogant, but I'm probably proudest of my mind - you'll always get a thoughtful discussion out of me. I'm also capable of being very open and understanding, and often end up helping friends out when they're having a difficult time.
The first things people usually notice about me
I was once described as "made of 50% beard and 50% laid-back", figure that works as a first impression.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm into a wide variety of music, but the core of my taste is undoubtably (and predictably) metal. Melodeath especially - Opeth, Dark Tranquility, Insomnium, a hint of doom with stuff like Swallow the Sun, love it all. Folk metal can be very good live too, I saw Eluveitie again this year and loved them just as much as the first time.

Did a couple of festivals this summer, Sonisphere in the UK, and Metalcamp in Slovenia. The latter was utterly incredible and I'm fully intending to go again next year - Sabaton and Eluveitie the highlights, but the whole atmosphere was brilliant.

I do also love goth/industrial/ebm, especially in clubs. I don't know much about the genre, but I do like to dance like a mad thing to it. I've been asked if I'm on drugs a few times due to my dancing, which I took as flattering (although I wasn't).

I'm not so much a movie person, but am easily entertained in that regard - I'm very happy to watch films, I just don't seem to do it very often. Similarly I don't read as much as I used to, which makes me sad.
The six things I could never do without
Loud music, fine ale, good friends, my various geeky hobbies, hugs, and of course the internet.
On a typical Friday night I am
usually sat at home being boring, actually. That or travelling off to some event or other. Saturdays tend to be my night out when I'm actually at home of a weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've got some pretty kinky tastes. Doesn't mean I'm uninterested in people without them or will try to persuade an uninterested partner into them, but I've done a few quite unusual things in my time! (For those who care, I'm fairly even switch.)
You should message me if
you're interested in talking to me - don't need any more than that!