Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
So I'm back.
My world travels turned a bit truncated from planned, but I visited
three continents and public transport/hitchhiked from Cape Town to
Zanzibar, Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, and back to Durban, more
miles than Cairo to Cape Town (Though not as Cecil-Rhodesy),
capping it off by flying out to Dubai on Christmas day, then
watching the ball drop in NYC. Now I'm back in Gainesville.
I wore through several pairs of boots, blue jeans, picked up curses
and pleasantries in from Afrikaans to Zulu, and didn't die a single
I'm getting my master's degree in international business and it
seems to be a good idea so far.
I find it absolutely adorable when someone geeks out over something
and just gushes information when it's brought up. If you do that,
<3. I use too many 5-dollar words so I'm glad to be back to the
world of fluent english speakers.
I enjoy having real, in-depth conversations, about life, the
universe, everything and 42. I'm okay at small talk type stuff but
it honestly bores me.
I'm far from serious most of the time.
I'm kind of a loud-nerdy person and I'm trying to re-adjust back to
life in my hometown after everyone else. Native resident of the
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Enjoying it, as much as possible.
Master of International Business candidate at the University of
Finished my Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science
in Food and Resource Economics, also at the University of Florida.
They owe me a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, but I doubt I'll ever
get it out of them.
Travelling the world (Just returned, never finished).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm smart, I try to be good at explaining it. It's not a braggity
thing, it's just a pain sometimes.
What I mean- I'm very perceptive and have an excellent memory, and
I can read a 200 or so page book in about 45 minutes. Then, I'm
awful at remembering someone's name but can recite verbatim what
they first said to me. It's really odd.
Most of the time, this ability is spent overthinking and reminding
myself how stupid what I just did, or did 5 years ago, or ate
I'm better at speaking to groups of people than individuals.
Word games (scrabble, boggle, bananagrams), music, poetry, writing
(except for "I'm really good at" sections of online profiles) ,
opening tightly closed jars, and making the most awful puns you
will ever hear.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably that i'm a blond guy, or my above-average height.
Occasionally my orating.
You may have seen me performing in an improv show, I'm in Theatre
Strike Force. Beside that, I'm just everywhere. Downtown
gaiensville especially. I can neither confirm nor deny that you saw
me in a banana suit.
If not those, then probably my deep understanding and knowledge of
[conversational subject we touched on], and asking whether or not I
spend a lot of time studying it. Sometimes it's just easier to
answer yes than to explain that I actually do spend my time reading
and memorizing a bunch of frankly random stuff that I can then pull
out on the whim of a hat.
Sometimes I feel like I should be using that power for something
else. But then I read 35 pages of scholarly article on a subject
I'll never take a class in, or go on a WikiBender and I'm
Lately I've been reading way too much about public transportation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books, I like to read a lot of non-fiction (see knowing how things
work), but I love harry potter and some inspiring biographies. I'm
a fan of romantic-era poetry.
Malcolm Gladwell is one of my favorite authors.
There's a special place in my heart for Gatsby.
Movies? I like some of those.
Shows? Currently on? Nothing, at this point. Cancelled? X files,
better off ted, outsourced, arrested development, seinfeld,
breaking bad, 30 rock.
Music? I like a really broad lot of music. It varies day to day but
there are few musical genres I never enjoy. I have pretty odd
tastes. I've heard most kinds of music starting with "post", except
for "Post-al service" (see note about puns earlier)
Speaking of odd tastes, I'm a pretty good cook and I have a
tradition with a good friend of making copious amounts of breakfast
foods on a day that normal people would rather sleep in. I stopped
eating animals in January.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Phosphorus, and Sulfur.
(yes, that's a nerdy cop-out, and no, I cannot replace the
phosphorus with arsenic, at this time.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why my socks can never seem to perfectly match. How to make the
world a better place (by conquering and ruling it, surely).
If I'm forgetting something.
What I'd do if transported to another time period.
How wonderfully comfortable new socks are.
Why airfare from johannesburg, stopping over for a month in Mumbai,
and continuing on to bangkok is cheaper than getting from
Gainesville to Cincinnati and back.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There is no longer a typical friday for me. Routine is anathema.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm not quite sure if I really do know how to spell
Or address. Or appendices.
I used to not like being photographed. Since then, I discovered
goofy selfies. #ItGetsBetter
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You consider yourself a nerd or a "-nerd".
You read peer-reviewed journals more often than you read glossy
You want to hear about my stint on a hundred-one year old german
warship in the world's longest lake.
You have figured out warp propulsion.
You have some way of aiding me in my question for world domination
or want to have coffee.
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