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......
I took voluntary redundancy last year from a job I had loved, working in a city archives and local history library. I studied for a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogy a couple of years ago and I am now working as a freelance genealogist and heritage practitioner - and as a casual registrar. Maybe it's conducting marriage ceremonies that has got me thinking about love and romance again;)
I really enjoy the work that I'm doing, it's very varied and I am excited by facing new challenges. But it can feel like I'm spinning too many plates sometimes;)
I share my home with my son and an ageing greyhound and my daughter lives nearby. Socially I have a good group of friends and enjoy going out for a drink or meals to catch-up, am member of a book group and can get very competitive in pub quizzes.
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 in concert recently 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.
Roof over my head
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....