51Glasgow, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I like to read by which I don’t mean just the texts which have covers and pages, though those too, but any reflection of life whether it be musical, visual, natural, physical, spiritual or commonplace; that which makes mere existence into an experience worth living.

I’m more comfortable sharing a conversation over a glass of whiskey around an open fire in a bothy, or a pint in a quiet pub or having friends round for dinner at home than shouting to make myself heard in a club. Picking blackberries on a forest walk of more interest than shopping for stuff I don’t need; though there are few books I couldn’t find some place for in my collection.

I spend a lot of time on my own, partly through choice since I have learnt to enjoy my own company and inane conversation about mortgages and football bores me to hell; however I'd like to think that there's someone out there with whom a spark could catalyse some chemistry. New friends would be welcome and perhaps more, who knows...Searching for someone I can really talk to is rather like combing a beach for pearls: seemingly almost pointless, and yet...

I'm cynical in the sense of trying to see the world and people as they really are beyond appearances, whilst trying to maintain a realistic optimism. There are magical moments in everyday life, even in adversity, and it’s our responsibility to treasure them since they are all the happiness we will ever have.

I’d like to meet someone who has lived a bit, who has learnt not to judge according to first impressions and with whom few words are necessary but on occasion enjoys a good argument. Kindness and intelligence are equally attractive.

I don't care for winks; an e-mail which reveals something about you as a person is almost guaranteed a response....a reasonably recent everyday photo would be appreciated too

I am me, myself, and I
What I’m doing with my life
Working with those with diagnosed mental health problems, in the society of the undiagnosed....
I’m really good at
Sounds too much like an epitaph, I'll let someone write something suitable on my grave stone...
The first things people usually notice about me
My glasses which are unfashionable for a reason i.e: they're good at filtering out those who don't look further.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Charles Bukowski The new Battlestar Galactica Series (if only for the blonde Cylon) Leonard Cohen French cuisine
Six things I could never do without
Friends Books Cinema Wine My home My city
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why we are here at all...(and no religion too)
On a typical Friday night I am
At home with a bottle of wine and a book, with music on the radio.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Nothing that needs to be advertised.
You should message me if
the mood strikes you...but the avoidable use of text speak will swiftly earn my contempt...if you can't express yourself without it then we have nothing to talk about. I also can't imagine kissing a woman who smells of cigarettes.
The two of us