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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 26-33
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

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Last online
Today – 8:25am
Middle Eastern
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
5' 9" (1.75m)
Body Type
Special Diet
Not at all
Doesn’t have kids but wants them
English, Arabic (Fluently), Spanish (Somewhat), Sign Language (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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Describe myself? I once got a letter saying, "Life is never boring with you. I know I can count on you in any number of dangerous situations. You are ever cheerful and one of the most eloquent men I have ever met."

I believe that just as you touch the lives of others, so too will their energy strengthen you. I'm grateful to have touched many different lives in many different places, so there're a lot of moving parts to me. I'm the sum and more of all my dear friends and family: energetic, silly, steadfastly loyal, clever, adventurous...

Large and containing multitudes, right? The various cultures I've steeped in mean a lot to me and form an integral part of who I am. I'm a little bit of all the places I've lived and more, and I'm looking for someone who can love each part and bring their own multitudes to the table. I'm an Egyptian raised in New England and The South; a logician who believes in magic (not fire-from-fingertips, but a sort of sparkle to things unseen and only just barely felt); an extrovert who loves both intimate evenings and adventurous afternoons; a nerdy convention goer who loves getting dressed for opening night at the Opera; and a logo-lingui-bibliophile with a literary streak babbling away in the body of a Software Engineer. I love a good story -- love collecting them, listening to them, and telling them whenever I can.

I am pleasantly optimistic, hilariously creative, and always heroic.
What I’m doing with my life
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By day, I'm inventing the future at a company I love by frantically trying to teach computers to dance (note: they're not really dancing. Computers are bad learners. Also, they have no feet).

Outside of work, I'm always in the middle of a bunch of personal projects. I'm learning how to play Swan Lake on the clarinet; I'm teaching myself the guitar; I've taken up boxing for fun and sport; and I'm working on my writing -- little short stories, the occasional joke, more puns than is healthy for an adult to have, maybe bawdy limerick or two... I love trying new things and I have fun with it. I think maybe surfing is next? Or fencing. Looking for a place to volunteer, too, so if you have any suggestions...

I also travel a lot. I could do (and have done!) the exotic locations, but I prefer places that are meaningful and with people that I love: Winters in Cairo, Summers in Europe, Falls in New England, and Springs near the Gulf of Mexico.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Words. And language. I'm really, really good with words and language. Puns (never metapun I didn't like... *cough*), storytelling, extemporaneous explanations...

I'm also great at making time. Like, literally (well, literally figuratively...) adding more hours to a day. I once managed to be the best man at two back-to-back weddings, one in Boulder and the other here in San Francisco without missing a thing. (I mean, I could have said "no" to one of them, but where's the fun in that?). I keep a time machine in my back pocket, y'see.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm told it's my energy. I'm always brimming with enthusiasm for whatever's at hand, and the enthusiasm's pretty infectious.

After that, it's probably my beard or my eyes. My eyes are bright, almost yellow, and catch the light well, especially when I'm excited (which is almost always).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Which breath is my favorite? I love reading and my tastes are eclectic, but I've a thing for Speculative Fiction.
"Dune", "One Hundred Years of Solitude", Anything by Lois McMaster Bujold or Stephen Brust, "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren, and J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series (read 'em in two languages!), Deathly Hallows in particular.

More words words words: The King, Kubla Khan, One Art, Sea Fever, Abou Ben Adhem, Green Hills of Earth, Spring and Fall, The Greedy The People...

I don't watch as many movies as I read books, but I do have a few favorites:
"Interstate 60", "Star Wars: A New Hope", "The Princess Bride" (who doesn't like this movie?), "The Incredibles"

I trend cerebral with my music: prog/classic rock, jazz, classical, that sort of stuff. Things like:
The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, The Foo Fighters, Dave Brubek, The Protomen, Yasunori Mitsuda, Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake!). I've also got a... thing for 80s power ballads...

My all time favorite video game is Chronotrigger. There, I said it. Ah, rats, can't forget Xenogears, too. Favorite board game? Le Havre.

Hands down, my two favorite paintings are Daybreak and The Persistence of Memory. I have prints of both, and I could stare at them for hours.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A good question, best answered briefly and as a poem:

Challenges, literature, stories.
A song in my head,
The banter of friends,
And the eternity of Seas.

Oh, and my favorite pen. Can't forget that.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why my spectacularly crafted code has managed to spectacularly (and craftily) fail. Performance anxiety, I'm sure.

But when I'm not glaring at proto-sentient machinery, I like to think about inventing The Future and why we're still doing things the way we are. Like, boarding airplanes, for example. (I mean, come on! There's gotta be a faster way than the zombie shuffle...). Or why exactly haven't we invented hoverboards or flying cars yet, and how exactly they'd work and would you even want one if they existed? Let's be honest: of course you would.

I think a lot about politics, economics, and society, too, and the Way the World Works. Power gradients, incentives, injustice, trust and mistrust, and their interplay in society. I've been following the Arab Spring and the Egyptian revolution closely; it's been both uplifting and terrifying by degrees. It's crazy watching history on that scale unfold.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
More recent Friday nights I've been taking Tango lessons, which are a great challenge and a lot of fun. I'll sometimes miss the classes for a good reason, though -- friends coming into town, a board game night, Karaoke, or random trips to visit people in some other city. On occasion I'll have a quiet night in with a video game or movie, too. It's good to let the batteries recharge.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't normally need much sleep, but when I want to I can fall asleep literally anywhere. I've napped on airport floors, slept through earthquakes, dreamed abovedecks during a nasty blow, and, once, snoozed upright in the shower. It was a tight stall of a room, I hadn't gotten much sleep the night before, and the water was so warm...
You should message me if
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You're looking for someone you've never found before.

And because you love life and love living in a multitudinous, multifaceted world. And you want someone who'll introduce you to all sorts of new cultures and whom you can introduce to all the cultures that mean a lot to you.

Or you could message me if you're looking for someone to take you out dancing and walk you home smiling. Or maybe we go play a board game (scrabble?) instead and you come home grinning.

You might message me if you want the conventional adventure of a road trip as well as the unconventional (but still amazing) adventure of growing a relationship, building a family, setting down roots, and forming a community.

Message me if you think that the right word at the right time in the right place can change this world for the better. And if you know that word, tell it to me and we can build the place and wait for the time together.

Conversely, if alcohol and drinking are a regular or large part of your life, it's likely we'd not make a good match. I don't drink for a variety of reasons, and while I truly don't mind being around alcohol, I don't enjoy feeling left out.