27 Leeds, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I try to avoid boredom & the mundane. I like to live a weird and varied life with as many spontaneous events as possible. Around Leeds/Cheltenham/London for awhile (+ lots of travel).

I'm interested in everything, from abstract topics including philosophy, politics and art to photography, film and tv. I socialize with friends, attend lectures, discussion groups, museums... otherwise I watch series, films, etc. and I've recently finished working on a master's.

I have a few of cultural and intellectual achievements which I won't list since it's quite easy to sound arrogant here: however a lot of my personal time is spent on semi-academic pursuits and especially because I'm a lecturer.

Certain political principles are quite important to me (in particular, moral equality and power). I cannot find people I dislike attractive and I will really dislike you if you're big on screwing over everyone to get ahead (ie. im left wing). Other than that I try to be generous in considering other views, if disagreeable when doing so.

Since it's come up in conversation I'm (E|I)NTP, I'd be careful about generalizing too much though.

And I've travelled; mostly around Europe and SE Asia. I go to the Lake District and the south of France every summer with friends. I spent a few months working in Ukraine before moving to London last summer - and now I've moved to Leeds. I'm planning on travelling around America next.
What I’m doing with my life
I organise parties and dinner parties, drinks, films etc. with friends as often as possible. I go to as many events around London and Leeds as I can find, especially discussion groups and anything related to philosophy, politics or art.

I work as a senior lecturer - technical teaching (applied computer science) to multinational and government organisations.
I’m really good at
To rephrase the question with less hubris: I focus on being good at...

philosophy, conversation, photography, creative and academic writing, public speaking, education, cooking and curiosity.

Making the world a more interesting place!
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my dimples, when I smile.. I also I tend to wear quite distinctive clothing and glasses...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favourite movies are (amongst popular ones, at least): american beauty, 12 angry men, annie hall, Manhattan, blade runner, american psycho, ... (list goes on for awhile). I also read a lot of non-fiction.

Music: bebop jazz and swing and most modern (eminem to daft punk).

In particular: early jazz (20s), bigband (30s, 40s), swing (40s - 60s), rock (50s - 70s) + electroswing, some rap & millennial pop.

I make dinners from scratch occasionally, especially for groups of people. I prefer french-style english food, but also morrocan, english, french, american and curries.

I write and read poetry. My writing style is more beat circle, but i enjoy reading most eras esp. modernist.

( An incomplete list of things I like I made for a friend: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=Y450LqPF )
The six things I could never do without
In general, and no order: friends, philosophy, art, comedy, optimism and jouissance.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I write for a few popular blogs online... I listen to a lot of music and have long conversations (arguments...) about random topics. At least random from an everyday point-of-view. In my own time I'm usually preoccupied by the intersection of psychology, politics and philosophy or very abstract philosophical issues or philosophical issues in computer science.

And increasingly how to start conversations on OKCupid...
On a typical Friday night I am
Well sometimes they're too lively to spell out in detail here.

Occasionally late night cultural events. If not, I'll be at a bar, at a friends house or in my apartment with friends. Maybe watching a film and drinking some whiskey/wine/beer if all other plans fail.

Since I travel a lot during the week, if I've missed a train or plane then potentially anywhere - in a hotel.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like (teen) fantasy dramas (the vampire diaries, supernatural, ... etc.).
You should message me if
You're: interested in ideas; comfortable in random situations; fond of slightly crazy people.

You're bored, near and want to do something random *right now* (yes, really, let's get drinks? ).

(And if you'd like to be friends. If we have similar interests and get along, I'm happy regardless of where it ends up.)

Or if you have a question or something to say...