UPDATE - I'm not here for dating/meeting anyone as I am living with someone I met via PoF. If you see my profile it's because I've posted in the forums.
“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.” - Vladimir Nabokov (For chrissakes, please do not attempt this line on anyone under 18.....)
Grab an energy drink dear reader, you may be here for a while and I wouldn't want you to lose your focus. So let's please launch immediately into "what attracts me to YOU" - I'm drawn to sexy, edgy, intense men with good manners, all tethered to emotional intelligence. You might be quite bookish, or even geeky, so it follows that you are also able to use the Queen's english fluently. I hope that you are interested in meeting free-thinkers/non-believers/atheists and are passionate about equality for all people. You must love animals! A guy who loves to blast animals with a shotgun is not exactly what I'm looking for.
As a free-thinker, your mind will be your most challenging and appealing quality - I'd love for you to tickle my synapses (smile). Maybe you even like sexual power games. You might just laugh and cry with the same intensity. We're not a good match if you have racist or homophobic tendencies either. Please be about 5'10" - that's not an arbitrary number, since I'm around 5'10" or 5'11" with my shoes on.......and I do like my heels...sorry if this seems harsh! You must be a non-smoker, because I'm a firm believer that the only time you should ever smoke is if you're on fire. Did I mention single? Now, if you are a conspiracy theorist who believes that human-alien hybrids are being grown in vats in New Mexico, or you obtained a degree from the Grassy Knoll Institute with the thesis "My Lonely Battle Against The Mind-Control Slavery Of The Lake Champlain Monster," we MAY not be ideally suited.
Hopefully as I've grown older I've also grown wiser, but one thing I've definitely become cognizant of is the difference between making a living and making a life. Frequently outraged by some of life's cruelties, and respect diversity. But.....I don't suffer fools gladly. Please note - despite the hair, I am NOT GIRLY - if you're looking for a Trophy Wife™ who is a delicate flower, that wouldn't be me. I've guillotined rats; I've extracted the brains of small animals with a pair of pliers, and I've counted dendrites in slices cut from the brains of even more dead animals, so I'm utterly unafraid of going fast on a motorcycle or picking up spiders and gently depositing them outside the house. You could say that I have a stoicism about me that is sometimes interpreted incorrectly. But I'm very soft-hearted about most things, especially animals, and words move me.
While I like to be busy, I'm not athletic, and I'm not particularly good at sports. For example, I have the distinction of being the second world's worst golfer - I do believe that there is a gypsy in Moldavia who is a worse golfer than I. Nor am I much of a dancer - you won't see a booty-shakin' flygirl routine from me. I'm also not the kind of cook who can whip up a five-course meal on a radiator either. And I've never figured out how to get an orchid to bloom a second time. I do have cats, so that probably means I'm undatable, and maybe even a lesbian - you'll have to be the judge of that. Perhaps on the plus-side, I'm not at all clingy, so you can rest assured that I won't show up at your house in the middle of the night wearing a wedding dress and carrying my cat dressed as a priest. I enjoy a game of pool and scuba, and can sail a large boat singlehandedly, which will hopefully come in handy in Vancouver. I'm looking forward to some scuba adventures in BC, which will be exponentially superior to Ontario.
Hopefully you've figured out by now that I'm a bit of a smart-ass (if you've found me from the forums, you already know this). I do have a definite edge and an often "retro-adolescent" sense of humour at times. My carnival does not have scary rides - unless you like that sort of thing! I do like to surround myself with avant-garde thinkers (when I can find them).........even though I have trouble keeping up. I'm an eclectic (but not radical) vegetarian, and as such, it's a personal practice of mine to seduce innocent meat-eaters into cruising the (salad) bars at every opportunity. You would be powerless to resist.
Let's share our mutual love of music - what's on your iPod? I'm always listening to music or podcasts. Favourite music would be any female singer/songwriter, Lady GaGa, Jakalope, All American Rejects, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Andreas Vollenweider, Daft Punk, Massive Attack, Coldplay, Nelly Furtado, Evanescence, Interpol, Goldfrapp, Emiliana Torrini, Prodigy, Royksopp, John Mayer, Dead Can Dance, Primal Scream, Moby, The Doves, Death in Vegas, Jack Johnson, Regina Spektor, Annie Lennox, Armin Van Buren, The Clash, Zero 7, Sigur Ros, Crowded House, Delerium/Enigma, Depeche Mode, Feist, Enya, Imogen Heap, Pink, Garbage, The Pixies, Jealous Girlfriends, Simple Minds......I also love classical music of any kind; chamber music in particular.
I'm a movie buff, and you'll probably be relieved to find out that I don't do RomComs. Some of my favourites include Amelie (OK, technically, this is probably a RomCom, but it's FRENCH), Layer Cake, The Crying Game, Disco Pigs, The Lover, The English Patient, Inception, Donnie Darko, The Grifters, Chasing Amy, Being John Malkovich, Love and Human Remains, The Constant Gardener, Exotica, "10", Black Widow, Lost in Translation, Roger Dodger, Stranger Than Fiction, Contact, Minority Report, Igby Goes Down, Pan's Labyrinth, and A.I.
Now what did I do with the car keys? Oh, right, I can never find them until I actually stop looking for them. I am beginning to think that the same is true for relationships - you cannot find what you want or need while you're actively searching....I know you must be out there in cyberspace and I know that when you read these words, you will feel compelled to respond.