Have ventured into the world of online dating with this profile. I tried to be as witty, open and close to my authentic self as I could be. This is how it reads presently.
Title: She saw his photo…she thought he looks kind of cute…she read the ad… her heart began to pound.
I left a boring administration job two years ago; since then I’ve been a consultant, primarily for small non profit firms (you meet a better class of people). I work when and for whom I feel like, and I can’t see how anyone can stand a 9 to 5 job – it’s a waste of life!
I don’t care how things look – it’s much more important to know how they are. Your looks or education count for far less to me than your personality and attitudes. I go for the steak rather than the sizzle. I wore a suit every day for years and finally got fed up with wearing a uniform; now I wear a suit just once a year: Halloween.
I have traditional values, while still being a social liberal and economic conservative.
It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.
Bach is better than Rock because there’ve been 300 years to weed out the crap: nevertheless, I like both.
I’ve been described as a man with one foot in the next century, and the other on a banana skin.
Never ask me a question unless you want an honest answer. My worst character flaw is that I always tell the truth.
Anything that is not growing is dead. A closed mind is one that has stopped growing.
Is the glass half-full, or half-empty?
Hah, Gotcha. Neither: It’s twice as big as it needs to be!
So, what do I want? I’m interested in friendship first and foremost, with the ultimate goal of perhaps a permanent relationship. I’m not going to say what kind of person interests me, since that might discourage you.
Of course, I’m different; by definition, if you are above the norm you must have deviated from it. I know you’re special too, because you placed an ad…so go on, surprise me!
Answers to infrequently asked questions:
Quiet and introverted, but not pathologically so
Shy and occasionally naïve
Avoider of crowds and loud noises
Non-druggie, non smokie, non drinkie
Wish I was a vegetarian (but I’m definitely not)
No contractible diseases (unless quirkiness is contagious?)
Weirdness magnet (ummm…probably)
Computer and tech-know phreaque
Invertebrate punster (so slug me)
Speak poor French; need someone to learn sign with
Not rich, not poor, mildly athletic, not a couch spud
Not Quasimodo, nor Robert Pattinson (but can grow excellent Hamlet’s beard)
Music Lover (everything)
(Lousy) piano and chess player
Fact-Finder (‘Quick Watson, the encyclopaedia’)
Favourite radio stations: Real XS, The Bee, Rock FM
Favourite TV shows Derren Brown, QI, Have I got News for You
Favourite Musicians: Ludivico Einaudi
Favourite Book: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Pirsig)
Favourite Cartoonists: Seth MacFarlane and Matt Groening
Feline Person (meet my teenage mutant paranoid cat)
Politically astute and aware
Frequent Movie goer
Runner, Bicyclist and Walker
Watcher of sunsets, waterfalls, rain, fires & especially thunder snows
Eager to try anything at least once
Extremely open minded about everything
The world is our oyster, and I love seafood! – Let’s Go!
Physical: 28, 5’ 10” 77kgs (12st 3)
Intellectual: Techno-Whiz/ Walking encyclopaedia)
Planet of Origin: Good Question.
Ok, so I'm searching for potential interests and discover a cute 6 who has this as the first line of her profile "So you want me to describe myself in three words? Work hard, play hard ...the only problem i've got right now is that this site wants 100 words... I'm only 5 ft tall it doesn't take so much to describe me
Seeing the opportunity to neg the target and so set the ball in motion. I send "Hey,
Work hard, Play Hard is 4 words not three, but then why be conformist eh?. Can I ask a question, does your hair naturally fall like that or does it take ages to fix? Mark
" - Thinking slight variant on Mystery Method. Low and behold she comes back to me with, "hard is repeated, hence 3 words
btw how did u guess it takes ages?
Now, how do I maintain the cocky funniness and Alpha attitude, whilst building intrigue? Witty replies gratefully received.