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My self-summary
Insert my usual update here about how this profile is mostly inactive. I'm not actively looking for a relationship at the moment (despite being single), but I'm leaving this profile up because I might use it in the future...

I do actually check my messages from time to time (roughly monthly)... and once in a blue moon the message and the sender stands out enough that I reply, so feel free to write to me if you want to.


This profile is a work in progress... :-)

Let's see... I'm generally pretty quiet, a bit shy - although a lot less than I used to be (apparently most people can't tell that I'm shy), and very intelligent. I love ballroom dancing and boardgames. I like to cook and I enjoy socialising with friends but I'm not really a party person.

I'm passionate about sustainability issues and try to be green (eco-conscious) where I can. This includes trying to grow some of my own food in a small veggie garden, using a bokashi bucket, as well as trying to get involved or go along to sustainability related events that I happen to hear about.

"We must be the change we want to see in the world" - Gandhi

My main hobbies/interests are:
- Boardgames: particularly European style boardgames (Eurogames). Other boardgames are alright (well some of them are... No monopoly please)
- Dancing: ballroom and latin (as mentioned above) but I'd probably be willing to try any partner based dance style
- Indoor rockclimbing
- Sustainability
- Books/reading
- Learning (in general)
- Travelling
What I’m doing with my life
Saving up to go travelling. Working. Learning Italian on Duolingo. Cooking stuff from scratch. Boardgames.

Ideally I'd be ballroom dancing regularly, indoor rockclimbing semi-regularly, and taking piano lessons. But some things have been put on hold for the moment in the interests of saving money for my trip.
I’m really good at
learning - I generally pick up new things very quickly
designing displays/flyers/posters/etc
most boardgames

I frequently get complimented on my cooking.

Other people might say I'm good at ballroom dancing but I know enough really good dancers to know that I'm ok, but not great.
The first things people usually notice about me
...you tell me :-)

Something that people frequently comment on is that I look a lot younger than I am. Apparently I don't look my age.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favourite fiction authors: Terry Pratchett and Monica McInerney
I also read widely in a range of subjects - whatever catches my interest or I feel like learning about. Some of my recent non-fiction favourites are: Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver.

I don't generally watch movies or TV much but I like Pixar, and other similarly lighthearted movies. TV - the only show I watch regularly is The Gruen Transfer. I also like/d Good News Week, The Big Bang Theory, and So You Think You Can Dance but I don't actually watch them that often.

And I absolutely have to throw in a mention for the musical Wicked because it is so brilliant - it's one of my favourite things in the world.

As far as music goes, words cannot express how much I love Josh Groban. If I had to pick 5 songs to take to deserted island with me, they'd probably all be his.

Another favourite (albeit a lesser one) is Tim Minchin - his stuff is (mostly) brilliant. Other than that I like random mix of things - generally I like older generations' music more than the recent stuff but there are some recent ones that I like. Oh and I love Disney songs.

I like most kinds of food but if I had to pick a favourite it'd probably be fresh fruit - cherries in summer, fuyu fruit (persimmons) in winter.

That sentence doesn't seem to capture the fact that I like many kinds of food a lot, so here's a few more things I like: Jus Burgers, Thai, Indian, Wagamamas, home cooked meals, portuguese custard tarts, salmon, roast vegie salad, roast lamb, home made biscuits, nectarines...

I feel moderately strongly about eating healthy. I don't find it a deprivation at all, merely a lifestyle choice. I have a few food intolerances which means I make my own meals most of the time rather than eating out/takeaway. It's simpler - and avoids the risk of feeling bleh for the rest of the day, which is always be a risk with restaurants (no matter how carefully I question the waitstaff). Also I like home cooked meals. Eating out is nice from time to time, but I wouldn't want to do so on a regular basis.
The six things I could never do without
Setting aside the essentials - food, water, shelter, air, etc - which while true, is not what the spirit of this question is about...

the love and support of family/friends
learning new things
Josh Groban
On a typical Friday night I am
Either ballroom dancing, relaxing at home or hanging out with friends.

Preferably not at a pub/bar, although I will go to them if my friends have organised an event at one.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm bit of a geek...? That's not really private though. And frankly you can probably work that out anyway...

So I guess the answer is I don't know. But I'm happy to answer questions.
You should message me if
You want to...

I should warn you that I'm generally not the best at corresponding with people though. Whenever I get busy that's usually one of the first things to fall by the wayside. :-/

If I don't reply, it's probably because:
1. I'm too busy to reply to anyone or haven't even checked my messages yet
2. I read though your profile (and message) and didn't think we are suited, and/or
3. One or more of the following applies (usually but not necessarily in conjunction with point 3 above):
- You smoke
- Drinking/getting drunk appear to be a big part of your life
- You write in text speech most of the time
- Your profile comes across as hostile or arrogant
- Your profile (and message) tells me nothing about whether or not I might like you

Chances are it's probably reason 1 though :-)

On the flip side, if I do correspond with you, you must be pretty special... I don't write back to just anyone you know :-P