After being on this site for sometime now I feel the need to refresh my bio as I have grown and my preferences and tastes have altered to suit. I work as a mundane factory operative due to my misadventures in school, now I am not saying I was a trouble maker by any stretch quite the opposite actually but as a struggling youth trying to fit into places i didn't belong I sacrificed a good education for popularity (which didn't pan out either) so for my sheer dumb-headedness I am stuck in an unfulfilling career with aspirations of becoming a self employed photographer. In my later years I have come to realize that musical taste should not being a determining factor in any relationship and instead focus on personality and compatibility. If my musical taste offends you then be sure to get to know me before casting me off as another "metalhead" with zero life ambitions. Saying that in later years I have found myself listening to a broad selection of music from Billy Joel and Funkadelic just to name a few. I am not overly materialistic and don't require being showered in gifts and opulence but rather value the time spent together as the most precious gift you could ever give is your time. My friends and father would say I am a tad horse drawn and this is evident in my collections of records and vintage cameras. No matter where I find myself be it in the UK or further afield I always seek for the local antique and record stores and try to solve the quandary of getting my wares home on the back of a motorcycle. This usually means I travel by train most of the time and I love discovering new and exciting places. I am a drummer and love playing live and creating my own music so if dating a musician is a problem then I am not the guy for you as music is too much of a passion of mine to ever give it up. These days I am quite long in the tooth and as such I am not looking for a quick "hook-up" but rather something more lasting with a strong foundation moulded by spending time talking and getting to know one another. I am fascinated by language and the evolution of different cultures across the globe. Yes I said globe meaning that I believe in science and I am not easily influenced by what I read or see on the internet. Again call me old fashioned but I am too stead-fast in my views to be shifted. I do keep exotic animals including tarantulas and bearded dragons so if this is something you feel uncomfortable with then please pass me by. Travelling is not a issue personally but sadly i do not own a car yet nor do I have my own house as a man living on his own I am not tied to any particular location so I'm open to move around to see where life takes me. Please don't be scared or put off in anyway and for me "hi" is an acceptable ice breaker and I will do my best to respond. I work shifts so I am not always on here so do bare with me in regards to response time.