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Arabic_Princess

33 F Minneapolis, MN

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 10:18pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Middle Eastern
Height
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on university
Job
Student
Income
More than $1,000,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Arabic (Fluently)

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My self-summary
I'm often told that I'm a very intense person; yet a part of me is simultaneously quite cognizant of the fact that one should never take themselves or life too seriously. For as intense as I can be, I can simultaneously be very easy-going -- just one example of my many paradoxes that I tend to think of as vibrant colors that make up the exotic and exciting palette of who I am.

As far as character traits go, I would describe myself as a very sexy, highly intelligent, quite articulate, very sophisticated woman with a very strong sense of loyalty to those that have earned my affections.

And while I'm an extremely sentimental romantic internally and externally, I do also have a pretty assertive, dominant, and even (sometimes) combative side, as well. Naturally, I’m an *extremely* outgoing, extroverted person, tending to be the "life" of any party I'm at, but my "outgoingness" is always coupled with the utmost class. I present myself well, carrying myself as an extremely polite, well-spoken young woman with impeccable manners, a (usually) refined temperament, and a relatively expansive vocabulary.

My ethnic identity and cultural heritage, for better or worse, makes up an enormous part of the person I am today. For, although I was born and raised in the state of Minnesota, and will always be American first and foremost, my mother and father are Palestinian Arab nationals from Israel (from Nazareth and Haifa, respectively) who migrated to America after an arranged marriage in the late 1970s. After giving birth to me in 1980, my parents' marriage quickly soured and my father became extremely abusive to my mother, which subsequently lead to the dissolution of their marriage in 1985 -- the same year my brother was born.

Having been on both sides of the fence, so to speak, during my formative years gives me some unique and highly esoteric perspectives that have been invaluable to me in life. An example of this would be having traversed to both extremes: devout theism during my childhood and early teens, to a militant atheism during my later teen years.

Another example is having been raised torn between two seemingly incompatible and conflicting cultures: the American culture, generally speaking -- and the tolerant and amicable Minnesotan culture, specifically; something that often conflicted with the relatively liberal culture of Israeli-Palestinians in the home.

I feel that having worked through my repulsion and disdain for all religion in general, and my own struggles with Islam and the highly misogynistic Arabic culture more specifically, has been one of the defining features of my life.

My ideal man is very intelligent, but just as important is that he is also a very good person. I want to emphasize the importance I place on one's morality and the intrinsic goodness of one's character, from which I believe that the honorable traits of kindness, empathy, honesty with yourself and others, the capacity for the deepest love and compassion can flow.

He has an analytic mind and is a critical thinker; his interactions with others and his conduct with me is always classy and respectful; and he's a fascinating and exciting, cultured and open-minded individual, who also excels in the verbal domain, in terms of communication. He is a very open, considerate, sharing, and honest person that communicates very well with others.

One thing he's not is a dating site cliche. That is, he's not "just" a "normal" or "simple" man only looking for "someone who likes to have fun," nor is he "laid back" and "easy going."

Because just *fuck* that.

I'm loquacious, sensual, and intense.
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ADDENDUM: I've put on some extra weight in recent times for reasons that are far more convoluted and nuanced than simply liking food a lot (something I will explain in due time if you're curious), and I'm currently in the process of getting rid of it.

So the extra weight is an issue I'm well aware of that won't be an issue for very long.
I’m really good at
My primary passion, singing, which has always been a huge part of my life. In fact, the first college I attended was Musictech (before it became McNally & Smith College of Music) in downtown St Paul as a vocal major. I'm frequently told by others that I have a lovely voice...

Additionally, my writing has always been something I've prided myself on. In fact, I maintain a blog at:

http://arabicprincess.tumblr.com/
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: I'm a HUGE music lover with a broad range of tastes. However, I generally enjoy these genres the most:

Metal (Tool, Faith No More, 30 Seconds to Mars, Type O Negative, etc... metal is probably my favorite genre), hardcore (Deftones, System of a Down, Queens of the Stone Age, etc...), rock, prog rock/metal (Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Radiohead, etc... words cannot adequately express my love for this sub-genre), indie (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Ravonettes, Arcade Fire, Noisettes, etc...) psychadelic (Can, Silver Apples, Pink Floyd, etc...) punk rock/grunge (Nirvana, Pixies, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, etc...), alternative (311, Eels, Blur, Coldplay, Incubus, Dispatch, Foo Fighters, Garbage, etc...), dubstep (Nero, Datsik, Skrillex, Eskmo, etc...), trance (Andain, Tiesto, BT, M83, etc...) house (Deadmau5 and Kaskade, etc...), jungle, d&b (Pendulum, Evol Intent, Logistics, etc...), trip hop (Tricky, Massive Attack, etc...), electronic (Zero 7, Air, etc...), singer-songwriter (or, as my friend Jeff refers to it, "Angry Lesbian Music") (Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Eva Cassidy, Miss Li, Sia, Bjork, Poe, etc...), industrial (Fear Factory, Nine Inch Nails, etc...), avant garde (think Mr. Bungle and Stolen Babies), hell, ***Mike Patton ANYTHING***, various 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s (The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Elvis Costello [preeminent lyricist], The Beach Boys, Fairport Convention, Eric Clapton, Supertramp, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Queen, one Oingo Boingo album, etc...) , pop/a little bit of modern pop/R&B (Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, M.I.A., Lauryn Hill, etc...), SOME Arabic music (Fairuz, etc...), ONE rap artist (Dessa -- I usually hate rap, but Dessa's different), and two jazz artists (Esperanza Spalding and Flying Lotus). *gasp*

Yes, I know some of the artists I listed would arguably fall into several/different genres, and the aforementioned list of artists is by no means exhaustive (my music collection encompasses well over 400 albums), but that should give anyone an indication of the kinds of music I like.

Oh, and almost forgot to mention Soma.fm (groove salad, etc...), Grooveshark, Pandora, and Shoutcast.
The six things I could never do without
Online dating is a learned art, it truly is. So do some your homework. Google is a wonderful thing:

http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/online-dating-advice-exactly-what-to-say-in-a-first-message/

Additionally, I watched a great TedTalk the other day that I think would really benefit most people that use online dating sites, myself included!

http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_webb_how_i_hacked_online_dating.html
On a typical Friday night I am
Lately, at home with my bird rocking out to some great music.

I actually wrote a theme song for my Blue-Fronted Amazon called "Little Mr. Buraq" ("he came from the rainforest, back in 1973... he came to show us, stupid humans, how to LIVE OUR LIVES -- little Mr. Buraaaaaq...") that I sing to him on a daily basis. He does his little amazon dance and moshes while singing along with me as I strum my guitar.

It's really quite the sight.

My little Mr. Buraq is so famous, he even has his very own Facebook Fanclub with about 200 members -- and you *know* you wanna join, too!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/mrburaq/
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a heavy user of a social networking site for the BDSM community called Fetlife.com -- which I liken to a "sexual Facebook." It's a great little community where one can freely express their sexual desires, take part in group discussions regarding particular fetishes, and much more.

In the several years I've been a part of the Fetlife community, my "role" has gone from Domme (from roughly 2008-9 to 2011), to Vanilla (again, from about 2011 to to 2014), to what it is right now -- a Switch. That is, my sexuality is very dynamic and highly malleable -- contingent upon the kind of person I'm with.

That said, I *do* usually prefer my relationships to be more balanced, in terms of power, but oh, how I do love to play! And experiment! With everything!

It's all part of the evolution of my sexuality.
I’m looking for
  • Straight guys only
  • Ages 28–38
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For new friends
You should message me if
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Reasons you should message...
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-You are TRULY turned on by British rocker Steve Wilson and Swedish metal gods, Opeth.

-You share my music tastes and you want to suggest some new artists for me to check out, and vice versa.

-You have long hair, and/or you're well endowed (well, if your not, that's not a deal breaker, but I CAN be a bit of a size queen sometimes).

-You're very intelligent.

-You have a British accent (*shudders*).

-You can tell by what I've written here that we have some serious chemistry, or OkCupid's algorithm matches us at a very high percentage (at least 80%)

-You're fine being in a relationship in which, eventually, strict monogamy won't be required.

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Reasons you shouldn't messsage me...
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-You don't have any pictures. (I mean, come on, people. It's like walking into a bar with a bag over your head -- who seriously does that?)

-You're "just" looking for an "easy going," "laid back" girl who "likes to have fun."

-You found it difficult to write about yourself, and/or the prospect of having to describe yourself only using the English language seems too daunting.

-You're a libertarian/conservative.

-My profile was "too long" for you.

-You have an excessive amount of facial hair. Now, this *is* negotiable, but I'm honestly really turned off by anything more than a little stubble...

-You routinely wear baseball hats or skinny jeans.

Important caveat: You definitely should NEVER message me under any circumstances using "txt spk."

No, I cannot prevent my mentally challenged OkCupid.com brethren from bothering me with this kind of annoying tripe, but just know that I have the lowest opinion of those who cannot be bothered to obey rudimentary rules in the English language like the proper use of punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.

It's really not so much that I'm a grammar Nazi as it is my
unflinching love of and respect for the English language, in all of its nonsensical glory!