Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am a perpetual construction zone.
Identity development is the focus of my life, personally,
academically, and professionally. I believe everyone has a
narrative they get to live, and I'm in a constant struggle to not
be the cat that gets killed (or injured) due to curiosity. I love
learning, about anything and everything.
I've lived in a "third world" nation, I've lived on coasts but feel
mostly Midwestern, I grew up in the middle of rural nowhere as a
superminority, I moved by myself as a teenager to a metropolitan
area for college where I knew no one at first. So far, the world is
beautiful--the dark places where you can hear your own heart
pounding and the loud places filled with your closest friends'
uncontrollable laughter. The best part continues to be the
incredible people I get to meet.
Reading pageturners, watching online marathons, hiking forest
trails, going to NBA/MLB games with family or friends enrich/invade
my leisure time. Athleticism, biology and math are forms of art to
me, worthy of awe.
A note about religion: Yes, I am Muslim. You might want to compare
our OKCupid test answers--they will likely surprise you, even if
you are also Muslim. The world I live in is nuanced, fluid and full
of strangeness; I am, as well.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Minimizing potential regrets (hopefully). So trying to meet more
people, learn more, feel more, breathe more...Academically and
professionally, I'm aspiring towards being the clinical
psychologist overdue for too many people. It keeps me fairly busy
and focused, also allowing me to create a feeling of
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
sharing and respecting space, emotional and otherwise. Also:
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Based on frequency, how "ethnically ambiguous" I apparently look.
It is an exception when someone new approaches me and doesn't first
ask, "Where are you from?/What are you?"* Some are amazed I speak
English at all. This is why I generally do not enjoy the first part
of any introduction.
I'd like to think people notice my eyes or my smile. I honestly
don't know yet since people (of all complexions and backgrounds)
can't get over not being able to put me in an ethnic box.
*See "My Self-Summary" paragraph 2 regarding what I now study/have
made a career.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
...except for food--I like them less psychological, with a pinch of
thrilling maybe every once in a while.
If you eat meat but don't like that you might find bones or tendons
or veins in it so you only order boneless because it's emotionally
more convenient, I will judge you. You know who you are!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Well there really aren't six if I just needed to survive. I
wouldn't mind the following if someone were to leave me on an
- Ice Cream
Actually, this may be the perfect vacation.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
efficiency, my purpose on Earth, what I still have to learn more
about, the brilliance of Neapolitan Ice Cream (diversity!), how
great Frosted Flakes really are, tendons and ligaments, fruits and
spiderwebs, beating hearts and mitosis, neurons and trees.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
straight chillin', relieved to be able to rest up for my big
Saturday night plans after a long, grueling week. Fridays may end
up "Dinner/Movie" night at most, but Saturday night ought to be
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a sucker for human potential and was already into the third
Fifty Shades book before I finally just had to quit; I hoped all
writers inevitably grow. EL James, however, did not in that series.
Neither did her vocabulary nor any of the characters, nor her
concept of "plot." I confirmed: It is crap... (instead of taking
everyone else's word for it).
You should message me if
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you're not a total tool. < This is how I screen the tools.
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