So, this is inspired by the lovely Emma Blackery’s video My Dating Profile, which can be viewed here. Here goes!
1. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes, as soppy as it sounds. I think there is something in us that makes us see someone and think ‘they’re the one’. I would love to experience it one day. It might be clichéd and overly romantic to fantasise about fairytale love that’s perfect and impossible to replicate, but I hope to one day achieve that with someone. There are cynics out there, I know, who put it down to nonsense or chemicals or whatever, but I am a romantic at heart and I will adhere to that ’til my dying breath.
2. What do you do for fun?
As I’m doing my exams at the minute, ‘fun’ seems a foreign concept, or a blissful distance memory that might be mine or might be a story that someone told me once. Ah well, soon enough.
For me, I love to read. Escaping into books where I can be a wizard or a warrior or a shapeshifter is something I love to do. Listening to music is also a thing I like to do. I have a very eclectic taste, but I seem to be edging more to alternative and punk rock music at the minute. Reading and listening to music together? Wow-wee! I like to listen to Emeli Sandé when I’m reading, or some peaceful instrumental music that doesn’t distract me from the words but helps me disconnect from the real world just that little bit more.
As for fun with other people, I’m up for most things – shopping, cinema, gigs, long walks on the beach or through a wood… I’m game for anything. I’ll also stay in and curl up on the sofa with a nice warm take-away and watch tv Or a re-run of a movie I’ve seen a thousand times. Just something comfy and homely.
3. Do you want to have any children?
Hopefully, one day. I’m not fussed on the gender as such, but I would love a little girl. It would depend on my circumstances how many I had, but as an only child myself I see no problems with only one little one. Two would be nice, to give my child a bit of company. I have always wanted a little boy called Reuben.
4. What are you looking for in a relationship?</strong
First and foremost, a friend. If I can't get along with you as a person there is no way a relationship would work. I don't think I'd ever look for a one night stand, so there has to be something meaningful, something where I could see myself happily a little down the lane. I like the idea of being in love with your best friend. Wouldn't that make the forever bit work better?
5. What is the one thing about yourself that you would want me to know?
Urm.. I’m a cuddler? As in, I will find any excuse to curl up and stay there, preferably in a hug with a warm blanket. I’m very touchy-feely in the cuddly sense. I love to cuddle; there’s nothing better, in my opinion. But I only cuddle selectively – it’s when you know I’m really comfortable with you.
6. If you won the lottery, how would you spend your millions?
There are so many places I would love to go and visit. But with the extra money I’d go off the beaten track a little, get away from all the touristy places for a while. I would love to go to New Zealand or Spain or Japan or the west coast of America, or Canada… Oh my, I would love to go to Canada. And a trip to Disney would be mandatory, obviously.
The next thing is a little more boring, but I’d probably invest some of it, or put it into a fund that I could use in a rainy day. Not as adventurous, but you can’t doubt it’s sound logic.
7. Who was the first crush you ever had?</strong
Who was the first crush I ever had? I’m going to assume this means of someone I know, because otherwise it would be Charlie from the band Busted. Or Stephen Mulhern. But as for someone I know, it was probably Mr Owens (who shall be referred to as Mr Owens as to protect his identity on the big bad internet and to save my integrity on the off chance he finds this some day).
I used to sit next to him in Primary School, and I was a little start struck. I couldn’t really look him in the eye and struggled to form sentences thay made sense. It was weird looking back at it now, seeing as I know what he’s grown up into. He’s still polite and has grown up beautifully, but not really my type anymore.
8. You have six months to live. What do you do first?
After all the boring things like making sure I had the correct treatment sorted and everyone who needed to know did know, I would go bungee jumping. Now, seeing as I am petrified of heights, this would be a pretty big thing for me. But, if I was going to die, I would want to conquer that fear, so that I wouldn’t think that something had held me back in my life.
9. Are you a morning person or a night person?
I’m more of a night person, but even I have my limits. I cannot function first thing in the morning, and talking to me if I’ve been up less than thirty minutes after I’ve woken up is not a good idea. I get most of my work done during the day and then into the night. It’s easier for me to stay up late than get up early. Once I’m awake I’m fine, but before that golden thirty minutes is something akin to a dragon.
10. If you have friends coming over, what would you cook?
Would it be avoiding the question if I said that it depends on the friends? One of my friends is allergic to practically everything, a few are vegetarian and another doesn’t like fish. Thankfully I do have two that will just eat anything. Indian is always a good bet, so a curry probably, with rice and naan bread. Ooh, and popadoms with mango chutney! Yummy!
11. If you could travel back in time and correct one mistake in life, what would it be?
Not my life, I admit, but this scene from Spiderman 3 was cringe worthy and we all know it. It should never have occurred, even if ‘we must stay true to the original incarnation’ and all that bullshit. *Sighs*
12. Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Hopefully in my final year of University. At the minute that looks like the third year of an English Literature degree, but that might change. I would love to go to University if I got the chance, but the degree might change. My life path has changed dramatically once before, but this seems far more certain than the last path. And I feel happier with it.