57Birmingham, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I'm intelligent, enquiring, caring, quietly passionate, loving and loyal. Tolerant of almost everything except right-wing attitudes, racism, sexism, homophobia, violence - that's a bit of a long list so perhaps I'm more intolerant than I thought!
I've been on my own for a while now and whilst I'm generally happy and have a good circle of friends and family I do increasingly think there's something missing. I'd like to be part of a couple again; to love and be loved. So I'm taking the first step by putting myself on here and waiting to see where it might lead......
What I’m doing with my life
Working too much! Been self-employed for a couple of years and am excited by facing new challenges. But it can feel like I'm spinning too many plates sometimes;)
Am also in the throes of selling my flat and buying a new house - complete with a garden office :-)
Socially I have a good group of friends and enjoy going out for a drink or meals to catch-up, am a member of a book group, have recently taken up Nordic walking and have been known to get very competitive in pub quizzes.
I’m really good at
not blowing my own trumpet!
The first things people usually notice about me
I'd like to think it was that I am devastatingly attractive but as I haven't had been swept off my feet by anyone lately I think I may be mistaken! I'm told I have nice eyes and a friendly smile. I also suspect I look cuddlier than I would like ;-)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've always loved reading but have hopeless memory and don't keep lists! Not a lover of chicklit - or books with talking animals! For "light" reading often read crime fiction - Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, Kathy Reichs, Steig Larsson etc Other favourite authors include Anne Tyler and Kate Atkinson. Have been in a book group for over 7 years - and sometimes we even talk about the book!

Enjoy wide range of films from blockbusters to more arthouse movies but nothing too pretentious but don't seem to get to the cinema as often as I used to.

Enjoy live entertainment at theatre including musicals (loved Hairspray), ballet and straight drama.
Music - wide variety but mainly folk/Americana. Guilty pleasure - Dixie Chicks who I saw last year in concert and they were fantastic. Not averse to classical - or choral works live.
Food - any! Still haven't achieved my ambition of eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant and would love to go to Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck. I enjoy cooking for pleasure when I can find the time - been working my way through Yotam Ottolenghi cookbooks recently.
Six things I could never do without
My kids
Good friends
Roof over my head
Green spaces
My brain
I spend a lot of time thinking about
where I've put things! I can be very disorganised - a trait I find really irritating in other people;)
Having just looked at my personality score I am now going to spend a lot of time worrying about how geeky I appear. Whilst I may not disagree with the finding that I am more scientific and mathematical that most women I am a little perturbed to see that I am apparently extremely less interested than most in sex! I don't think this is true - it's just that I haven't answered most of the very intimate sexual questions on here. I may know the answers but don't want to share in the public domain - find the rest of me interesting and you may get to find the hidden answers....
On a typical Friday night I am
at home having fish 'n' chips with my son (& poss daughter if she's around) or going out for a curry with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If I'm willing to admit it in public it's not very private is it? But I guess that I am sometimes lonely and despite some very good close friends I do miss having a special someone.
You should message me if
you are interested in meeting someone genuine, likeable, serious and funny to see where it might take us...
The two of us