My name is Darryl and I am 31 years old. Yes I'm over 30 and proud to be an adult at last. All I need to do now is find maturity!

I currently live in near to Finsbury Park, North London, UK. I've lived in the city for about 4 years. This is the first time I have had a flat of my own.

I was born in a place called Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire, in the west of the UK. The West Country is very pretty but not really very adventurous, which is why I left home in 1993.

I'm gay & single. I came out in 1993 and this was the main reason why I left home to search for like-minded people who would be more empathic to being non-heterosexual. I'm still looking for the right man to love me as much as I try to love myself.

I was diagnosed HIV+ in 1996. I'm asymptomatic, i.e. I am unaffected by HIV. It looks like I will stay well for some time to come!

I love Europe and the idea of our diverse but related community and wish that all of us, especially the UK, would get over the petty issues of sovereignty which dog the member states at the moment. We would then be more successful at integrating.

I want world peace (who doesn't!), but I also want the United Nations to play a more prominent role in life and politics throughout the world.

What can I say?... I'm an incurable 'idealist' and believe very strongly and seriously in Gene Roddenberry's dream, as portrayed in Star Trek. That's not to say that I'm a fan of the 'American Dream'. I'm not into the imperialistic leanings of my own nation any more than I agree with the bullish nature of Uncle Sam.

I love life and the privilege of living. People fascinate me and I wish everyone wanted to teach me as much as I want to learn from them, and vice versa. Having said that, I have many friends who do teach me much and constantly show me their love.

I believe that we exist to enhance each other's existence.