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brandonvalente

28 Carbondale, IL Man

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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 19–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 2:09am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Black
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
Sometimes
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Christianity, but not too serious about it
Sign
Pisces, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Entertainment / Media
Income
Less than $20,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Speaks
English, Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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My name is Brandon Valente but "Valente" wasn't always my middle name. I wasn't given a middle name at birth because my mother thought she was having daughters; however, she had me and my fraternal twin. She didn't have any boy names picked out so my granny named us. I gave myself the middle name Valente since granny didn't come up with a middle name either.

I double majored in news-editorial journalism and English (creative writing) at SIU. I'm amused easily by random things be they shiny or have an interesting sound. Other than that I don't know what to say here. I suppose I could tell you I write screenplays, short stories and poetry. I loathe losing fitness. I love food. I'm a decent cook but I am by no means a chef.

I'm kind of cynical but that's only because I was in journalism and you never take just one truth to be the 'end all' answer. I don't have a ton of faith in people's capacity to tell the truth or even be honest but I expect the best from people. I do absorb every detail behind their words and body language. I've learned that many people say what they think you want to hear instead of giving you their actual perception or thoughts on a matter. However, I always take chances on people.

On the flip side I LOVE cartoons and movies. I miss shows from the 90's and early 2000's such as "Hey, Arnold", "Bobby's World", "Recess", "Are You Afraid of the Dark" and "Mighty Max".

Some things I'd like to accomplish before I get too busy to do them before I retire from whatever job I'm doing are: bungy jumping, sky diving, visit the Mall of America, visit Ethiopia and Nigeria, learn to speak fluently in Spanish, tour through Central and South America, watch the Northern Lights, throw rocks at the Moon, paint the stars and drink Kool-Aid on the Great Wall of China ... with sake in it :).

Carpe diem
What I’m doing with my life
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I worked as a sports writer and campus writer for the Daily Egyptian. Right now I'm trying to find additional work any place I can while completing my stories and send them off to literary agents. I'm usually busy writing screenplays and I read a lot of them as well. Yes, you can see my work if you like.
I’m really good at
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Story ideas, cooking, writing, counseling and making people feel at ease.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't know why but people always ask if I'm African or Caribbean. I'm not even though I somewhat look the part. When I inquire about their question they say it's because I don't have an urban intonation in my speech and usually speak properly. So there's that and usually I keep to myself most times but have sporadic burst eccentric, offbeat antics.

Sometimes I'm "weird", which people oddly associate with good for whatever reason. Different strokes for different folks I suppose.

Aside from my hair, my smile, which is stupidly huge like that freaking cat from Alice in Wonderland, garners immediate attention on first impression.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Cheesecake, rock and r&b, pulp fiction and Aladdin, anything James Patterson. I love the Rachel Maddow Show too.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Food, internet, chocolate, cool ladies who smell nice and enjoy pleasant casual conversation, my phone and creativity.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The future, new story ideas, the news, Three-Year and Five-Year plan laid out for myself. Also I think alot about how I would die. Sounds morbid but I usually see my death at least once a day and it also helps when finding a way to kill off characters in my stories.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Relaxing because every week seems to drag.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I think underwear is too uncomfortable.

I almost tripped and fell down an uncovered sewer.

Dog saliva makes me itch.

Give me a second and I can give you a song for any scenario.

"How are you?" is the most annoying question ever.

I'm honestly open.
You should message me if
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If you're honest and a big kid at heart.

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