Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Do you know Snoopy - the dog from the Peanuts comic strips? If your
answer is yes, you already understand a large part of who I am. I
was type-cast as the furry little punk in my 6th grade class's
performance of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" and I still think
the character captures my energy.
Once you become important to me, I am ferociously loyal and am not
afraid to be tough with other people if it means making things
right for you. On the other hand, I will never cease to rib
you/play jokes on you. Sometimes we have to laugh at each other a
little to laugh with each other. If you can dish it back out at me,
so much the better.
I am out there - but I always know what's going on. I don't do or
say typical things - but it's not because I don't understand the
rules. It's because I understand the rules so intimately that I
know how to get away with breaking them.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
In a shocking turn of events for a male on OkCupid, I'm *not* a
laid back dude.
Professionally, I'm a cultural translator. in my career, I travel
to the Middle East and North Africa to learn about ways of thinking
and the reasons behind those ways of thinking. I sit in smoky cafes
with people who subscribe to a different ideologies and worldviews;
I carefully try to understand their points of view by listening to
what they have to say. Then, I write about it so people in my own
country can understand. This work has allowed me to understand
things like revolution and radicalism in intimate detail. I've had
the privilege of seeing some of the best and worst of what the
human experience offers and have made some life-long friends in the
My current platform for this work is as a Ph.D student in Political
Science at Brown. I'll be in Providence until the summer, but then
am heading off to Tunisia for a 9-month adventure, before returning
to Providence May 2016.
I have no rules but if you are absolutely in the "long term dating
or bust" category, I'm probably not your guy - at least not this
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Challenging your reality. Analyzing social situations.
Distinguishing between different shades of colors that are only
slightly off. Sniffing out bullshit. Empathizing with people.
Giving advice. Understanding culture.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Big brown eyes. Zany sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Discipline and Punish, The Road to Serfdom, The Phantom
Tollbooth, Ibn Khaldun's Muqaddimah (if you know what that is I'll
reply to your message even if you have an extensive criminal
Movies: The Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars, My Cousin Vinny,
Superbad, Lord of the Rings, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle,
Casablanca, The Matrix, Field of Dreams
Music: There are too many artists to name, but my taste is super
eclectic. From jazz, to classic rock, to country, to Libyan
political protest rap, most music speaks to me in some way. Also
have a love for bluegrass
Shows: Al Jazeera, Kitchen Nightmares.
Food: Ethnic food. In no particular order: Chinese, Japanese,
Korean, Indian, Yemeni, Tunisian.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
3) Intellectual stimulation.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
why dragons exist in the mythology of so many different cultures
that had no contact.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Going to clubs/bars/parties and studying the interactions of people
in the same way that anthropologists study primitive tribes in
remote areas of New Guinea.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If this music resonates with you:
You can challenge me a little. Sincerity and kindness is of course
a prerequisite, but it's much more fun if we can exchange ideas. I
have a very unique sense of humor - it will make things much easier
if we're on the same wavelength there. Know who you are, own it -
and I may fall for you. Even if I don't, I will respect you
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