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My self-summary
I like to make contact with people. I'm the kind of person who comments on strange situations on the street or in a shop, probably more than the average person.

I can be rather chaotic. For instance, I lose things a lot. For the life of me, I can't remember what I did with it, where I saw it last or whether or not I had it with me at all.

I can be very insecure at times. In my work, in social situations (this may sound worse than it is, if you meet me, you probably wouldn't notice that I feel insecure in social situations) (but I do). In matters of romance, I feel insecure. I seem to fall in love with 'the wrong people'.

Then again, I have been called intimidating more than once. I'm the kind of person who can be annoyed by spellling mistakes in the paper and who can pick up a paper and then blurt out things like "'ofwel' means 'of' and 'oftewel' means 'met andere woorden' and why on earth is that so hard to understand?".

I'm romantic and very naive.

I like maths and I like poetry and theology and texts in general. I tend to go on and on about situations between people. I can go on for half an hour about a couple of seconds' conversation at the supermarket that to me 'says something' about human behaviour.

I never did internet dating because I didn't find it romantic. But perhaps I shouldn't be so 'precious' about it. (can you say that, is that a right use of the word 'precious'?)
Having (completely normal and attractive) friends who do this and actually meet someone really nice, helps as well.

Ah, by the way, now that I'm trying to find things that typify me, I just thought of something. I procrastinate sometimes. This profile for instance. I took me a long time to get started on it.

What else? I have a busy job, that I really love but that takes up too much of my time. I wish I had more time to sing and dance and act and read and crochet and pot.

Having been on this site for some time now and having met some men, I find that I'm often described as 'original', 'different' or 'fascinating'.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a teacher at a college in Amsterdam. I'm a sunday school teacher as well. I love to sing but haven't taken any lessons lately.
I’m really good at
becoming friends with children I just met.
baking cakes.
my work.

being brutally honest.

going on and on about things that fascinate me.

I think I'm missing a what-might-be-annoying-section here.
I'm a Dutch language purist. That might be annoying.
The first things people usually notice about me
probably that I'm friendly and approachable?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This is probably a bit embarrassing to admit, but I think I'm not enjoying everything there is as far as culture, music etc goes, as well as I could be, if I had more time.

I guess that's true for just about anybody but a bit more for me than for other people, I think. I find myself going to concerts and enjoying them very much and then I think: I should go more often. Good movies, museums, plays, the opera: likewise.

And at the same time I find myself addicted to 'scrubs' on you tube. I guess often I'm tired and I just watch silly things on you tube instead of going out. I mean, this is Amsterdam, for crying out loud.
A friend of mine once said I go out so little that I'm not worthy of living in Amsterdam.

So, want to make me worthy of living in Amsterdam?
I like just about any kind of classical music. I love to go to plays and the ballet. But I have a thing with 'ludiek'. I don't like 'ludiek'. I like funny. But not 'ludiek'. What is 'ludiek' in English? I don't know.

I love Tom Lehrer, Taylor Mali, Billy Collins and the taste of chocolate, ginger, fruit.
Six things I could never do without
(my family, but that's not how I interpreted the question.
I thought is was more about trivial daily things.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I have been spending some time thinking about this profile, lately. I have reacted on other peoples profiles and often didn't get any answer. I kind of understood that, because I hadn't filled out my profile. Maybe these men thought: come on, if you don't even take the trouble to fill out your profile, how can I take you seriously or react enthousiasticly? So, I always wanted to fill it out. But never got to it. Didn't have the time. Too busy working. And I didn't know what to say. How do I summarize myself? Seems difficult. So actually I've been thinking about this profile lately.

I'm thinking a lot about my work. Mostly about things that the management throws at us. But also about useful things.

I sometimes think about how people function. How people have become the way they are.

I try not to think about practical things, how I'm going to pay my bills and stuff, but I do sometimes.
On a typical Friday night I am
too pooped to pop.

No, really, I have a busy day on Friday so I do tend to just come home, be tired and go to bed early or watch something on you tube.

But I often wish I had made plans. On an ideal Friday night I am at a theater, enjoying the show. Or having dinner with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have very little relationship experience.
You should message me if
and only if

you are intelligent, strong, honest and vulnerable
you mean what you say and say what you mean
you are confused sometimes
you have used the words 'on second thought'/'bij nader inzien' in the last three months
(and being 'melig' is a plus (but not a must))
The two of us