As for me- the man, the animal; I have a lot of patience for people trying to learn and change, I've done a lot of volunteering and teaching about that. I think emotional warmth is really important and I like being open.
Most of all, I like to play.
If you like monkey hugs and laughing then we'll get along.
I like board-games and do that quite a bit. I perform improvised comedy. I did some clowning classes recently which I really enjoyed.
I am learning Korean. 한국어 흥미있어요. 그리고 한국어 말하기 재미 있어요.
I'm looking for a companion to play boardgames, go to parks and the wilderness, go to museums and gigs, and wander about London with.
Top fictional role model: Dr Sam Beckett.
I will just put down recent fascinating things I have experienced. The Ape and the Sushi Master by Frans De Waal. Lords of Light by Zelazny. Castaway on the Moon. Sex Criminals. Rat Queens.
I watched The Lobster today which was really great.
Favourite things of all time. Imajica by Clive Barker. Promethea by Alan Moore. Goonies. Almost Famous. I really love Idries Shah's writing and Cordwainer Smith's.
Favourite Passionate Clinch:
Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeline Stowe in Last of the Mohicans.
Mmm, dat clinch.
Poor quality clip if you haven't seen it: Here
Music-wise I grew up listening to heavy metal, Devin Townsend and Opeth. Listen to everything now. I love the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou. Tori Amos, They Might Be Giants, Arethra Franklin, Detroit Emeralds, RIlo Kiley, Neko Case, Ravi Shankar. All good.
I consume a lot of media and love talking about it.
If you want to know where my antenna are focussed then see Brene Brown's TED talk on vulnerability.
Also I dig Mr Rogers. My role models are him, Bill Hicks and Sam Beckett from Quantum Leap.
I am an improv geek I will talk about it a lot if you let me.
Also Non-Violent Communication, I have been using that for about 5 years. It's fundamental to how I see the world.
So I'm pretty open and hard to surprise. I am emotionally available.
I used to think that helping people was somehow getting away with not doing work because I enjoy it so much. But now I realise that means I can be a really good teacher and coach.
I like genuine connection and positive actions. So if you want a genuine connection and some passion and playfulness we will get on.
I would love to commit, but I am likely to go abroad and teach English for a while, and may keep travelling. So unless you are similarly wander-bound be aware.