Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Tough question! I feel like someone is holding a microphone in
front of me and asking, "So tell us a bit about yourself, impress
us." Why don't I tell you some of the things my friends notice
I was born in Bangladesh but I am more "westernized" than most
Americans (and yet I could tell you the history of South Asia from
memory - if you've got a few hours). I am not religious at all (I
believe that you don't have to be religious to be a good person),
but I am interested in religion (learning more about Judaism now).
I am always excited about life and can put a positive spin on
pretty much anything: computer stopped working? Opportunity to buy
a new one. Flight delayed? Chance to grab a nice meal. Weather too
cold? Practice for the Antarctica trip.
Yes, Antarctica - I was there in December. And Argentina. Also went
to Israel and Jordan in May of last year. And took my mom and sis
to the UK, Switzerland, and the Greek Isles in late summer. Yes, I
love to travel (but who doesn't?), and I take a lot of time off.
Life is short!
We would be perfect for each other if:
You are a kind, smart, adventurous woman who believes in love. You
are honest. You know when to hold your ground and when to
compromise. You have empathy (more than anything else, the one
quality that would make the world a better place if people have
more of it).
I find women who are successful at and happy with what they do to
be irresistibly sexy. Apparently, some men are afraid of successful
women - baffles me every time!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Living, loving, laughing, traveling. I love my job but I sometimes
fantasize about going back to school - ideally to Stanford, teaming
up with a techie, and starting a startup. I think I will do that
someday - life is too short!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Living life, being happy and making people around me happy, and
enjoying every moment
- Traveling and creating the perfect travel plans
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
How tall I am (for a Bangladeshi, at least!).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
A few of my favorite books off the top of my head are: The
Millenium Trilogy, The Harry Potter series, The World is Flat, The
Prophet, The Alchemist, Steve Jobs. I just finished re-reading
Here are some of my favorite movies: Love Actually (I love this
movie!), Meet Joe Black, Bicentennial Man, Ocean's Eleven, The
Shawshank Redemption, Crash, Gladiator, Idiocracy (I fear what is
portrayed there could become the reality some day), and Lord of
Some TV shows I like are The Good Wife, How I Met Your Mother, The
Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones (season 5, yay!), Hustle (A great
BBC show - think Ocean's Eleven on steroids every week), and
Favorite Music: I have an eclectic taste in music, and I like a
little bit of everything.
Favorite Food: I am a foodie, and I would try almost anything once.
I absolutely love Thai food, Indian food, Turkish food, South
African food, Pizza, any fusion food, and pretty much any dish with
meat in it. My three most favorite restaurants are in Prague,
Montreal, and Portofino.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I am assuming I get some freebies, like air, water, food, family,
love, etc. So if we rule out all those answers, I would say I value
the following things very much: My passport, a computer with a fast
Internet connection, a nice shower with hot water ... actually,
wait, if I had to, I guess I could live without these. Growing up
in Bangladesh, we had no hot water - I survived :) Take a step back
- look at some of these questions and our answers again. How
unbelievably lucky are we to say we "cannot live" without a
passport or an iPhone?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I want to be remembered when I die, and what I must do today to
be remembered so.
I also spend quite some time thinking about where I want to travel
to next. I have a personal rule of visiting 5+ new countries every
year - I have been to about 35 so far. My vacation planning for
2014 is already done, and I am now thinking about 2015.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I am generally either having dinner with friends or curled up in
bed reading a book / watching a movie. Of course, there are some
exceptions like two summers ago when I partied all night at a club
in Budapest with free-spirited Hungarian women and men to the music
of Edward Maya! Or last summer when my sister, two friends, and I
partied with an Italian bride and a group of Italian bridesmaids at
a gay bar in Rome (long story that can some day be made into a mini
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Umm, write to me and if we click, perhaps we will share some
secrets over a drink ;)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You think we have a lot in common and we could be friends and much
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.