40 广州, China
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
I like real people. Genuine, kind, authentic interactions. Having fun. Adventure. Travel. Taking risks that are meaningful. The biggest adventure, it seems to me now, is getting to know other people. I like some sports - swimming, hiking... but I also love to spend hours eating, chatting, sipping tea.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm learning a new lifestyle. From rural France to urban China, I'm indulging my love of contrasts and extremes. I'm teaching English. I have a PhD and am a published author. I came to China largely to write and have experiences worth writing about.
I’m really good at
I'm a good listener. I genuinely like people and am interested in what they have to say. I'm good at my job. I'm good at adapting, being flexible, climbing over walls, swimming long distances, and sometimes at writing.
The first things people usually notice about me
I carry a journal with me and write in it, while everyone else is busy with their cellphone (I'm not great at using mine:)
I have kind of a silly smile on my face a lot of the time. I look a bit different everywhere in the world, and some people think it's beautiful but it's not conventionally so, I think. My experiences have been quite unusual.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Don't ask me if I've seen it - I haven't. I've basically been living in the back of beyond. I love theater and have written and directed some plays. I love movies, but haven't seen many. Having studied literature, I understand it well, but haven't necessarily read the same things as most people. I love food! I'm a vegetarian but tolerant of meat-eaters.
The six things I could never do without
Most things I can't do without, I have done without, like showers or washing machines (I was living off the grid before coming here). I can do without most things.
Maybe good food. Something to read, and my journal. My son, of course (he's 2 - I'm raising him alone). A job. A goal.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The present. I tend to forget the past quickly.
People in my life. Places it would be fun to go, and how to have experiences worth living and writing about.
On a typical Friday night I am
Maybe at the swimming pool, or in bed with a good book, or having dinner with a good friend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm hairy! I try to keep it in control, but my arms may look a little masculine because of the hair and that surprises people here.
You should message me if
you are fun-loving, generous and honest.