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iansmitchell

21 M Bellville, South Africa

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 10:24am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Sign
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Student
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
These days, I'm world travelling:

I'm going to Las Vegas/Grand Canyon/Colorado/Yellowstone etc May 13-24. Daytona Beach May 24-29. Manchester May 30-June 10 Cairo June 10-13 Cape Town June 14-July 31st and then from there I'm going to be a bunch of other places. Probably Garden Routing from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, then going to Johannesburg, then jetsetting to India and southeast Asia (Bangkok and beyond) Shooting for returning to the U.S. just in time for the next South by Southwest (mid-March, Austin).

From there, I'll probably return to Gainesville and begin my world travel/domination plans anew.

I'm getting my master's degree in international business and it seems to be a good idea so far.

It'd be cool to meet up with local people from here over the course of my sojourn, so that's why I'm keeping this active.

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 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 internet a lot.
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.

Educationally-
Master of International Business candidate at the University of Florida.
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 (see above).
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 was.

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
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
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 happy.

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
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm not quite sure if I really do know how to spell lieutenant.
Or address. Or appendices.

I used to not like being photographed. Since then, I discovered goofy selfies. #ItGetsBetter
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–30
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
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 magazines.

You have figured out warp propulsion.

You have some way of aiding me in my question for world domination or want to have coffee.