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My self-summary
I'm not too good about talking about myself, but oh why not.

I was born in Pakistan, lived in Greece for a year (learned how to speak English over there when I was in first grade) We then moved to Dubai where I lived for about five years. I finished high school in Pakistan, and then came here for college and have been here ever since. I'm usually a pretty optimistic person. I've been through my share of personal pain and heartbreak, but like to think I've come out stronger from those experiences.

I value my close friends a lot. We've helped one another through a lot

Once I get to truly know someone, I am very good at expressing myself, and also understanding them pretty well too. I believe good relationships always start on some sort of platonic level, where it's just easy to talk to someone, and then you take the next step naturally. If you can connect with someone on an emotional level, then the rest pretty much falls into place. If you find that right person, and sometimes they can even be closer than you think, it's always worth the risk to let them know how you feel.

I love humor. I laugh at the silliest of things. Laughing amongst close friends or with that special someone is a beautiful feeling. I can appreciate a snarky/sarcastic sense of humor, as long as it's respectful and not condescending. I can laugh at myself as well or make myself laugh when I do something silly. I respect honesty and people who don't have an atttitude or take themselves too seriously.

Arrogance and conceit are a huge turn off.

I'm an affectionate person. I love holding hands, hugging, cuddling and all that stuff, but also respect someone's need for space.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in finance in midtown manhattan. I like to think of myself as the anti-broker broker. I'm pretty much the antithesis of the typical d-bags you find around the office. True story!
I’m really good at
ping pong! ahahaha It's sad but true.

I'm also a good listener and have some close people in my life who confide their deepest secrets and problems with me.

I also give awesome hugs.

Keeping in touch and returning messages in timely fashion. I don't like being kept waiting so don't like to keep others waiting either.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes. Or my hair. I dunno, you can tell me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love the movies, have so many favorites, from dramas, to comedies, to action.. a few would be Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The End of the Affair, Good Will Hunting, The Bourne Trilogy, The Wedding Singer, There's Something About Mary, Amelie, Casino Royale, Moneyball, Sixteen Candles, and many many more

I like the occasional murder mystery or legal thriller to read. I recently read The Power of Now. It's a pretty good read.

In music I like the bands Interpol, Sigur Ros, Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Pink Floyd. 80's stuff. I'm not really into hardcore rap or death metal. Rock is cool though.

I am also open to trying different types of cuisine. But nothing too crazy.

I don't drink.
Six things I could never do without
I would say my family and friends are the most important to me. Finding love would be kinda cool too :-p
A nice hug
Coffeeeeeeeee (Machiatto FTW)
Magnolia's Banana Pudding
A deep and meaningful conversation with someone close
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life and Love
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out with friends going for a movie or dinner, or meeting new people or apparantly updating my okcupid profile :-/
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Your favorite number is seven, or nine, maybe five, could be eight.
Your favorite color is blue, maybe purple, or red. Yellow?
You should message me if
You think I'm someone you'd like get to know better. You're a kind person. Something I wrote resonated with you. Or just write!
The two of us