I can be chatty, but I am also comfortable with silence. I can be very silly, but also enjoy long, deep discussions about politics, philosophy, history, religion, life, universe, everything... 42, anyone?
One of the joys in life is a good discussion with someone with insight in a topic, preferably slightly different views from you, that enjoys sharing views and broadening perspectives, and realizes that the goal of life isn't to prove everybody else wrong.
I am not religious, and I am not areligious. I simply don't know. And I am happy like that. I don't care too much about your religious convictions, but if you are practising any religion very seriously, I may feel slightly awkward. If you love Jesus more than me, then we'll have problems.
I am slightly naive, by choice, because I find cynicism so ugly.
My favorite smell is vanilla, but for ice cream my favorite flavour is chocolate (with marshmallows).
I like pound shops.
My favorite sound is of a sharp pencil writing on paper, but also the clickety-clickety of typing on a keyboard and the gentle tapping of rain on the window sill, and of course the crackling of burning wood in the fire place.
I do very well with numbers and logic and languages, but not all that well with music, rhythm or a football.
I have a geeky streak.
I have a university degree in statistics. But that was a long time ago. I am a totally different person now. At least within a 95 percent confidence interval. I also studied various other courses at uni, bits and pieces of linguistics, philosophy, maths, physics, finance, and more. Now I work in IT. Life is unpredictable. Isn't that great!?!
I'm old enough to know better, but young enough to not care sometimes.
I am halfway between deep thinker and a kid at the back of the bus. I have passions and opinions.
If you're into Myers-Briggs, I'm an ENFP, but the E is quite close to an I sometimes. Read more.
I am always up for an adventure
I am honest and straightforward and expect the same in return. No game playing or passive aggression, thank you very much.
I have a license to drive heavy forklifts.
I enjoy watching the occasional sport event but find life too short to be fanatical about the success of any specific team.
Simply that joy exists is reason to rejoice.
I am originally from Lund in Sweden, but have since 2000 lived in Paris, Galway, London, Durban, back to Lund and now I am back in London again.
I like the matching system here on OKCupid, the women I have met with high match-% have all been very interesting.
But in the OKC analysis of me they say I am "less friendly to strangers" and "worse mannered" which i think is incorrect.
I would probably also turn up that gauge a notch on both "more political" and "more mathematical".
I am slowly reestablishing my life plateau by plateau, I have a nice place to stay and a great new job, working as a database developer for an investment bank (yes, I know, major withdrawal from my karma account).
I am also developing apps for smartphones, something I hope I will be able to make my living from in some future.
Now I am looking to expand the cast of my life with a new leading lady, who perhaps also can aid me with the development of the plot.
-Deviating from plans.
-Listening to people.
-Learning new languages
-Reading minds. And I think that your profile is very interesting too ;)
I like cooking, perhaps sometimes with more enthusiasm than skill, which surprisingly often produces decent results. This applies to several other areas of life as well.
What I am not really good at: Singing, dancing and many other things. This doesn't necessarily mean I enjoy singing or dancing any less.
Personally, I think it is the hair growing out of my ears.
I like things, books, movies, music, food and people that makes me happy. Sometimes it is the things that makes me sad that makes me happy. Or that makes me realize how happy I really should be.
I also like movies and books (and people) that stimulates me to think in one way or another. Whether I agree or disagree with them is quite irrelevant.
I really should have a more balanced reading-diet, I need more fiction. I also need more hours in my day. 29 hours per day would be good. A prime number challenges the way I want my world ordered. But it never hurts to have your preferred world order challenged.
I like music a lot, but as an emotion-enhancer, not as a reason for living. I do go to concerts, I buy music, but life is short, there are many things to experience, and for me music is something I mostly keep in the background.
Two best concerts: U2 at Slane castle; Simon and Garfunkel in Hyde Park.
I also don't feel the need to carry music with me everywhere and put my own personal soundtrack to the world, I mostly prefer to experience the world in all it's raw greatness/awfulness.
Listing air, food, water and shelter here is not very informative :)
-How to solve Eternity II.
-If a tree falls in the forest, and I'm not there, and it makes a sound, but I don't hear it, but someone records it and plays it back to me at a dinner party, does that mean I should find other dinner parties to go to?
-What my ideal house would be like. Three essential components would be a tower (round? octagonal?), windowsills deep enough to sit in with a book comfortably, and a ballpit room.
(*) It's not actually a life size cow :) It is just a big box of 14 kilos of LEGO. Could maybe be used to build a small cow. Or something else. But it would be nicer to build WITH someone...
-If you are an intelligent, creative woman with a good sense of humour and a 'glass is half-full'-attitude to life, who is affectionate, warm and like cuddling.
-If you want to go on an adventure with me.
-If you think that your already pretty-great life is better when shared with someone, and you’re ready to find that someone now-ish.
-If you need a getaway driver.
If you like IKEA and ABBA I might bring a ring to our first date. *not really*
I’m open to short-term dating (because it’s fun), but know that I am dating with an eye for the long term (because it’s more fun).
I met my last wife here on OKCupid in 2006. Sadly she died from a brain tumour in 2011.
If you want to get to know me even better, you can read my blog: www.allaboutdan.com.
Some boring lists:
Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, LOTR, Amelie, Billy Elliot, Leon, U2, Leonard Cohen, Eurythmics, Abba :), Groundhog Day, Monty Python, The Goonies, The Remains Of The Day, Muriel's Wedding, August Rush, Lola rennt (Run Lola Run), Twin Peaks, Fried Green Tomatoes
The comic strip xkcd.com is one of my favorites, as is The Far Side.
Although sometimes it is nice to let the brain relax and watch something that takes little to no effort to digest, like Big Bang Theory, Frasier, Simpsons, Friends, Ed
There are lots of great food! Some examples, in no particular order: Thai food, sea food in general, paella, lasagna, steak tartare, creme brule, shepherds pie, greek salad (or anything with feta cheese or olives), feta-cheese stuffed olives, prawns, chowder, cold milk, chocolate, milk chocolate, salty licorice, grilled chicken, gingerbread latte and sushi (just love the way wasabi makes your eyes water)