Things that turn me right off: humourlessness; an air of entitlement; dogmatic religiosity; dogmatic politics.
Always looking to meet: wallflowers, cosplayers (I do cosplay photography as a hobby, so if you're a part of the local fan con community, clicking is very likely), gingers, someone who speaks like an Aaron Sorkin character, aspies, anyone for whom the final episode of "Spaced" brought a tear to their eye, tomboys, girly girls, recovering goths, recovering punks, standup comics...I guess what I'm looking for is someone smart, maybe a bit (okay, a lot) nerdy, and a city slicker--I'm just not much for canoeing and sleeping in the woods, my idea of a great vacation is exploring some European capital armed with just a subway map and a camera.
I'm skeptical about the logarithms hiding in the match percentages on this site. I've not clicked with folks with whom I was supposedly 99% and hit it off with people in the "keep away!" range. I'll write if you sound cool no matter what the invisible boffins say, and I hope you'll do the same.
I study the Welsh language as a hobby, os ydach chi'n siarad Cymraeg, rwi'n chwilio am bartner sgwrs. Diolch yn fawr!
And since this is really presenting itself as a major issue of late, I'll get it out of the way...while I know a lot of really terrific parents, I have decided (not without a lot of consideration) that it's really not a path for me. If you absolutely have your heart set on having kids at some point, we might not be a great fit.
My top ten favorite films in no particular order are (at this writing so it will probably change by the time you read this): Blade Runner, In Bruges, 24 Hour Party People, Stranger Than Fiction, Trainspotting, Taxi Driver, Dr. Strangelove, Naked, Videodrome, Wings of Desire. Favorite directors include Michael Winterbottom, Wim Wenders, Edgar Wright, Neil Marshall, Michael Mann, Robert Altman.
Music: Queen (I've seen "We Will Rock You" three times), David Bowie, The Kinks, Pere Ubu, New Order, Joy Division, The Jam/Style Council/Paul Weller, XTC, Pet Shop Boys, Tom Waits, X, Kirsty MacColl, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Richard Thompson, Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, Replacements, Frank Zappa, The Clash, Husker Du, The Pogues, The Streets, Ramones, Randy Newman
TV: Skins (UK version), Misfits, Dr. Who, Torchwood, The Avengers, The Wire, Farscape, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Gavin & Stacey, The Inbetweeners, The IT Crowd, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Luther, Sherlock, The Thick of It, Veep, Mock the Week, Hannibal, The Young Ones, Battlestar Galactica, Millennium, Coupling (UK version), Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Archer.
Comedy: Rhod Gilbert, Frankie Boyle, George Carlin, Michael McIntyre, Bill Hicks, Dara Ó Briain, Milton Jones, Denis Leary, Ed Byrne, Mitchell & Webb.
3. this mp3 I found online that's basically an hour of background engine hum from the Enterprise stitched together...it helps me get to sleep
5. the Cheese Shop sketch
6. popcorn with real butter