PERSONAL & OTHER INFO
Job: self-employed web designer/photographer/journalist/film-maker
Height: 5' 11" (180 cm)
Weight: 12st 7lbs (175lbs/79kg)
Hair colour: brown
Eye colour: brown
Star sign: Pisces
Photography, design, computers, cooking, the countryside, cities, non-fiction books, movies, TV, eating in or out, being with friends, cycling, DIY, gardening, exercising, audio recording, radio, movie-making.
Food: a wide range. I love to cook, but nothing too complicated. Don't eat much meat.
Music: 1970's, disco, dance, rap
Author: Armistead Maupin
Films: Blow Up, Dressed To Kill, Oliver!, 1960's British, Kalifornia
Film director: Brian Di Palma
Actor: Brad Pitt
Actress: Faye Dunaway
TV Show: Dinner Ladies, Attachments, Open All Hours, Rising Damp, Property Ladder, League of Gentlemen, A Place In the Sun
Place: my cottage in the country (below)
Architecture, design, black and white photography, old movies, foreign countries and other cultures, local history, non-fiction books, animals, the supernatural, alternative people, talking, cats, pet rats, current affairs, history of TV & cinema, people who have a passionate interest, making movies, the countryside, cities
MEETING UP OR CHATTING
I'm always interested to hear from people.
I'm not really into long chats online or a cyber-dating thing. I'm really only looking for contact by e-mail or to possibly get together in person.
the images on this page are recent: 1998-2001
North-East & North-West England, Great Britain
I'm easy-to-get along with, happy, creative, with a good sense of humour. I value quite basic things in life, such as loyal friends, good food, going to the beach, being out in the countryside and good conversation.
Though I'm 100% OK with being attracted to men (in fact, I absolutely love liking guys) and I'm open about it, I have reservations about the gay scene and the gay community.
I don't mind being by myself. I always have something to do and almost never get bored. But I love mixing and being with people too.
MONEY & WORK
Money isn't as important to me as maybe it should be and material possessions (such as cars) don't impress me or matter to me much. I've been self-employed for almost all of the past 13 years and I love it! I like to enjoy my work and sometimes I sacrifice paid work for more personal and less-lucrative projects that are close to my heart.
I'm coming to the conclusion that I'm not sufficiently conformist and materialistic to get along with most gay men.
I'm unconventional in the sense that I don't like going along with the herd. I like to do my own thing and to be an individual.
ME & THE GAY 'SCENE' & 'LIFESTYLE'
I've never really felt that I fitted in completely on the gay scene or into the gay lifestyle. So, although I like Doris Day movies and I like to cook, don't assume that I automatically embrace everything that gay men are 'supposed' to like :-)
BARS AND CLUBS
I would much rather stay in, go out for a meal, or to the theatre or a movie, go to a party, a country pub or a nice cafe bar than to a gay bar or club.
WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR
I was in a relationship for almost nine years and it was difficult when that finished. But that was a long time ago and now I'm very happy with my life the way it is. But who knows...?
I like all kinds of people. But the men I meet seem to have a lot of problems and these end up having a negative effect on me.
So, yes, sometimes I think it would be good to have someone to share life with once again. To wake snuggled up with someone and have Sunday morning in bed with hot coffee and the newspapers. I feel I have a lot to give. But I can't be bothered with any drama or arguments!
I'm passionate about photography, film-making and design and I love creating things. It would be good to meet someone who also has a passionate interest of some kind.
I have a healthy lifestyle and look after myself and I like similar guys. I don't eat much meat or drink much. I work out a little at home, but not 'seriously'.
I don't do drugs (heck I've never even smoked a cigarette!) and I find the current unsafe sex 'craze' really tragic. I enjoy myself plenty without these self-destructive things. In all, I just like an easy uncomplicated life and I hope to be around for a long time :-)