A Little Bit About Me
I work as a Senior Software Engineer (Application Architect) for a US based multi-national company. I pray 4-5 times a day, trying to get to 5. I went to pretty decent boarding schools in Pakistan and had friends from all over Pakistan and abroad mostly Middle East, EU and specifically UK. I did O and A-levels from Pakistan and then completed part of my Bachelors degree from US. I have 3 siblings all are well-educated, married and live abroad UAE, Canada and US. I am quite athletic and love sports.
I like to play sports and also enjoy other physical activities like jogging and hiking. Traveling is also something that I enjoy. I am always up to try new sports and am pretty decent at football, hockey, cricket etc. I don't find much time nowadays but still go for jogging in the morning almost regularly. I also enjoy staying home and read or binge watch movies. I
I am a very laid back person, high tolerance level but with a threshold (I am human not a bot). I give personality the highest weightage while looking for a partner. The other person doesn't also have to be laid back as well and I will accept even a polar opposite. I am a one woman man and once I do commit it will stay that way. I look beyond the physical aspect of a person, but it does help the cause a wee bit. I believe that a certain level of fitness has to be maintained for a longer and healthier life but won't force it on (respecting boundaries). Mutual respect as a partner and as a human being is something that is of utmost importance. If I am wrong I accept it and think it only keeps you on your toes and makes sure you do not live in the dreamland that you are perfect. It also keeps the self-correcting learning process on which starts to fade with time making one's personality rigid. Once again re-iterating the fact that the most important thing is mutual respect even when you have a difference of opinion.
I have watched a lot of movies/dramas and like to hear songs ranging from from all corners of the world. I prefer British comedy over American because I have not been able to find any American show that can match Monty Python, Blackadder, Hugh & Frye, The IT Crowd etc. Fav singers range from Tunisiano, Cheb Khaled, Tamer Hosny, Cheb Miami, Imran Khan, Mehdi Hasan, Sardara Gill, Kjarkas, Abida Parveen, Mickey Singh, Johnny Zee (fan since my Brit-Pak school-time roommate introduced him to me), Sting, Richard Marx so the list goes on. When it comes to movies/dramas Sci-Fi, thriller, mind-twister, romantic, horror, action, comedy or any genre is fine as long as program has some substance to it and an example would be Take Shelter (must watch). Dark is my fav Netflix series till now, but Spanish shows followed by South Korean win the race due to sheer numbers. There were a few British, Finnish, Icelandic shows as well which were pretty decent. I am an avid reader of history and am up-to-date on current affairs. I can also cook some stuff like Karahi and Nihari (with the help of Shan Masala) and General Tso's chicken. I can and do help in household chores, it is something that is part of my culture and daughters are treated equally and are encouraged to study.
I have three very young kids living with their mother, but my doors will always be open for them anytime they want to or have to come and live with me. I don't have an issue to be with someone who has kids and will try my best to be good to them but I also expect the same in case of my kids. I do not expect the person to become the mother but be someone who would at least treat them justly to the best of her abilities. If you do not like kids or have an issue with my situation than I would like to request you to move on as this is non-negotiable.
I do look younger than my age, my salary is around USD 25k annually and my age is correct as well (not finger pointing but just clarifying my position)
If you have patience and can accept me for who I am, it should be good enough to start as I would also do the same. I don't mind if the other person is my polar opposite as long as I am not forced and given enough room accept and allow me to live on my own accord. I am a bit of a couch potato at times but do not mind physical or mental work. I like to try new things but do not get flustered if I don't get a chance to, it means I would like to but don't have to which means I am adaptable and content. Allah has given me a lot more than I deserve and I am grateful for that and ready for whatever is in store for me.
What I Am Looking For
A recent profile picture should be there. Someone who is religious and prays and trying to become a better Muslim in spirit and practice. Basic idea is that she should be compatible physically and emotionally. Degree is preferable and divorced with kids is not an issue. You can see pretty I have a pretty laid back approach with minimum fuss of requirements and that is truly who I am. Want to know more, the door is open.