I had a job as a coder/technical architect for a long time, but became bored and frustrated and set out to "do a thing" a couple of years ago. I'm still living off my savings having done some of "the thing", then decided to make a computer game, learned how to paint for a couple of months, then started making music - which I continued for about a year. You can check my efforts here:
I'm totally mushy over dogs, but don't have one; somehow I still just don't feel responsible enough. Maybe one day I'll transition to a Golden Retriever. Until then both my sisters have dogs which I can moon over. They also both have kids so I can moon over them too :-)
I'm pretty keen on smart people with whom I can have properly interesting conversations. I first went to university to study medicine, but really didn't want to do that. After considerable faffing I got a degree in Psychology, then an MSc in Computer Science. I like science and philosophy and art and music and will talk about any or all of them. But not about Kim and Kanye. Or football, which I hate.
I've run half marathons and practiced parkour for a few years. Neither recently though. I'm a bit all or nothing when it comes to hobbies. I'd love to do more bouldering / climbing if you're into that.
I still want to write a book before I die. Probably be science fiction, with a twist of hyper realism.
Honestly I've done internet dating on and off for a long time. I'm totally comfortable with messaging people online. It's a lot less cringe inducing than trying to "chat up" people out in the real world.
And exchanging a few messages before asking someone out. Genuinely the only dates I've regretted are those where I haven't chatted long enough to find out if we can hold a conversation together.
Or more specifically I've just started my own company, ergle.com, which is dedicated to finding the best way to work and creating the software which will make it easy to do.
I do this now apparently too:
quite good fun actually :-)
I was doing an impression of a dog drinking from a hosepipe at the time.
But I've read (some) Proust and all William Gibson.
And I now think Laurie Anderson is really, really, good.
And you can handle the fact that I don't drink or go to gigs. This isn't because of any kind of crazy beliefs, just that neither are good for me. If all you want is a booze and festival buddy, I'm not for you.