A Little Bit About Me
Hello and welcome to the new era of swipe-based human evolution.
I'm not the male version of yourself. If that's your thing, just marry one of your cousins :)
They say boys are interested in things and girls more interested in people. I'm probably the ultimate version of that stereotype. I find hunks of Iron more interesting than a montage of emotional vomit on some Hindi serial. Partially because Bollywood tests my gag reflex. But mostly because of the fact that you can make great things from hunks of Iron. Like the Eifel tower for example. Things you people like taking selfies with.
I'm unapologetically materialistic. But my definition is somewhat different. I'm more interested in factories, space stations, aircraft, and surgical robots. Things that define human civilization. As opposed to just owning things like a BMW and a gold watch. Dad once told me men are remembered for what they've built. Not what they bought.
Unfortunately, buying things is what Muslims are better known for these days. Wish we were better known for inventing/making things of high value. Fewer naan bread and Kebabs, more nanorobots and exploring the Kuiper belt, please :) #MakeIslamicScienceGreatAgain
Other than struggling not to generalize the demographics of Single Muslim(believe me I'm trying), I'm finishing a Ph.D. in metallurgy and CFD. An obsession in things led to a career in material science/engineering. I'm a bit like Gendry from WOT with the scholarly culture of Samwell Tarley. Instead of valyrian steels swords, I develop turbine blades with Nickle based superalloys. Recently back from Singapore on a research visit with one of their government scientific research labs-SIMtech. Even secured a job offer as a postdoc research scientist. I think I prefer the East Asian approach to science. Things get done a lot quicker over there. So I'll likely relocate soon. Delicious food, great weather, high standards of living and scenery that looks like something from a futuristic cyberpunk movie had little influence on that decision :P Goofing aside, I really loved my experience in East Asia. I love their sense of aspiration and ambition. Equally astonished to see just how far they came in 60-70 years. I think we south Asians can learn a lot from them.
I have quite a lot of interests which I take pretty seriously. Most of its around scientific themes, but history. Particularly the evolution of human civilization and the role of science/technology in it. I'd say I'm fairly well up to date in geopolitics, but don't hold any fanciful ideologies. Science/education in the Islamic world today is of particular interest. Partially due to its abysmal traction but mostly because of unused potential. We can do so much better, don't you think? But we have a long way to go. I think the biggest poverty in the current Islamic world is the intellectual one. And that''s the worst kind of poverty. Seeking knowledge is a duty in Islam
Hobbies: shredding the gnar like a baws (mountain biking), mountain climbing, hiking-generally getting muddy and wet. I need a flow of endorphins to keep me sane. So I run around like a husky and lift heavy stuff. I also draw and make models (instagram: Shafmeister5000) on subjects of "technical nature".
Location: Currently Cranfield Village (not Bedford). Families in London so I'm there quite a lot. Singapore soon, God willing :)
Someone who doesn't sound like Waj from four lions is a good start :) Educated and profession. Not the homely dork kind. I don't need your money. I just can't respect someone who can't respect themselves sorry.
I find intelligence and intellectual curiosity incredibly attractive. Someone who breaks gender/cultural stereotypes is also attractive.
Please note:I won't live in your ethnic enclave in the @rse end east London, West Midlands or Bradford. Neither do I plan on living anywhere else in the UK for the rest of my life for that matter. Someone who's not regionally bound is critical. I don't care where you're from. It's where you're going that counts.
Open to all ethnicities
What I Am Looking For
Someone with a personality slightly more interesting than second hand tupperware from a carboot sale would be nice
Personal preference: no one younger than 24 or older than 31. Yes i don't mind an older spouse, but not thaaat older. Well educated and professional. Not the homely dork kind. And definitely not previously married. It's none of my business, let's keep it that way
PS: Sorry if i stalk your profile like a US drone circles Afghan/Pakistani airspace. Either i forgot I've visited you or I'm in carousel mode flicking through all the profiles that happen to be online. Or quite possibly you've grabbed my attention :)