Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm Algerian/Lebanese. Highly politicised especially when it comes
to Palestine, feminism, race issues, class issues, animal rights,
LGBTQI rights, and general left wing politics. I'm very passionate
about injustice and trying to fix it. Semi competent guitarist.
Geeky gamer and comic book reader. Open and wanting to listen to
different perspectives (I've been told I'm a very good
I could say a lot more here but I'd like to leave some mystery for
when we meet. Also, I'm new at this so be nice and don't judge me
too harshly if my messages to you seem weird or not very confident.
I'm alright really.
What I’m doing with my life
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I was working on a PhD but left the program for several reasons.
I'm waiting to go back home & maybe apply to another PhD
program in the future.
I’m really good at
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Listening, that's what people tell me. Also, explaining stuff. I
like teaching and people seem to like being taught by me. It might
be a good time to say that I have taught in the past, both at
highschool and university level. I love teaching, I love sharing
information and getting to see how people react and what they do
with said information. It is also a great way of learning. Many of
my students have surprised me and taught me a lot.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm not really sure. I was told I have a nice warm smile. Although
if I'm honest lately it's my massive beard. I'm pretty happy with
how big it got.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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It's impossible to put it all on here. When it comes to books I
like fantasy/scifi. I also love conscious political and social
writing, as well as philosophy more generally. When it comes to
music, I'm sort of stuck in the 1990s, from grunge to metal to the
hip hop of the 1990s, I like it all. I like tv shows that don't
have a formula but that are telling a story with interesting
characters, like the Wire, BattleStar Galactica, Game of Thrones,
Mad Men, The Promise, The Walking Dead.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order, Twitter (my main source of news), music,
friends, my guitar(s), I hate to admit it but my phone, and coffee.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Injustice. I particularly think about Palestine a lot. It's the
issue that politicised me at a very young age, along with feminism,
and still remains at the top of my mind.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Not sure, there isn't a typical Friday night for me really. If my
friends are going out I might join them, but I might very well be
sitting at home catching up on some tv, or reading a book, or
playing my guitar, although it's also very likely that I'd be on
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I sometimes go commando. It feels liberating and slightly naughty.
You should message me if
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You like what you see. If you are looking for anything from a date
to a potential friendship. I'm trying to expand my horizon and meet
new interesting people. I'm likely to reply if you're not a
religious zealot, a racist, sexist, heterosexist, ableist arsehole.
Politics is clearly very important to me and if you don't think
that every person has a right to live a happy fulfilled life
regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual preference,
etc, then we're probably not going to have anything in common and
I'm definitely not going to like you.
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