Hey, my name's Jonathan - I've suffered with OCD, depression and anxiety since I was 13 years old. I've spent my whole adult life coping with the consequences of life spent dealing mental illness. While it restricts my life in many ways, I do my best to live as happy and productive a life as possible.
I come from a town just south of Birmingham called Redditch. I'm a unique, eccentric type of person. I'm friendly, open-minded, witty and a loyal, caring friend once you get to know me.
I'm quite a shy person but once I get to know someone I can open up to them and express my unique personality fully.
I like listening to music (alternative rock mostly) watching movies and television (horror, sci-fi, comedy, thriller, etc) playing video games, walks in the countryside with my two dogs, swimming, socialising, going to gigs and lots more.
I'm an enthusiastic volunteer with two local charities. I volunteer at a day centre run by the national mental health charity Mind, helping with refreshments, activities, talking to service users, etc, and I also volunteer for a local charity helping to recycle and refurbish old computers.
I'm hoping to meet new accepting, open-minded, supportive friends with similar interests and issues.
If you wish to know me better, get in touch and we can have a chat. I use Facebook, Twitter and messenger a lot, so ask me for my contact info if you'd like to talk sometime.
Kindness, love, understanding, friendship, Rosie and Perdy (the family dogs), nature, cute animals, time alone, time with friends, books, gaming, hugs and kisses, happiness, hope, dreams, comedy, horror, science fiction, fantasy.
Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Eels, Porcupine Tree , The Cure, Depeche Mode, Deftones, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Portishead, The Presets, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Dears, Elliot Smith, Ben Folds, Nirvana, The Foo Fighters, Wintersleep, Interpol , Jeff Buckley, Wild Beasts, The xx, Steven Wilson, How To Destroy Angels, Arcade Fire, HEALTH, Talking Heads, Royksopp, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Modest Mouse, Cloud Control, A Perfect Circle, etc.
Anything by Stephen King, Iain M Banks, Alastair Reynolds or Peter F Hamilton. Plus any good sci-fi, horror or graphic novels.
Blade Runner, Solaris, Seven, Fight Club, The Thing, Saw, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Hell Boy, Fargo, No Country For Old Men, True Romance, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Anchorman, Lost Highway, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Memento, Inception, District 9, Moon, The Road, Shutter Island, Thirst, Watchmen, Serenity, Cube, Cypher, Source Code, etc.
Television: Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Fringe, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Family Guy, American Dad, South Park, Ugly Americans, Carnivale, Firefly, Twin Peaks, Deadwood, Archer, Mad Men, Game of Thrones , The Killing (US), Green Wing, Black Books, Peep Show, The Book Group, Garth Marenghi's Dark Place.
Computer games- (xbox 360 and pc), movies, television, music, reading, pondering the purpose of my very existence.
Video games that I like - Bioshock , Mass Effect , Fallout 3 , Red Dead Redemption , Alan Wake , Super Street Fighter IV , Dead Space , Resident Evil , Silent Hill , StarCraft 2 , Deus Ex: Human Revolution , Gears of War , Skyrim , Batman: Arkham City , Diablo III .