“I have had facial hair for best part of 19 years, on and off. But I have been consistently growing and maintaining my beard, in its current guise, for the past 6 years.
“The Movember campaign of 2013 was the last time I was clean shaven, and my daughter's reaction to such a visual change prompted her to not recognise me and cry the house down (she was 11 months old at the time).
“I have a 7 year old daughter and a 4 year old son, both of whom I am devoted to and co-parent/share custody of with my ex. I am originally from Brighton, but now live in the Basingstoke area and work in Reading for a software company.
“I have a wide range of interests and hobbies (martial arts, gaming, cars, tattooing/tattoos, cooker), along with a broad taste in music and movies.
“I love to read, particularly about Greek and Norse mythology as well as the geo-political and relationship history of the UK and the USA.”