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I've suffered heartbreak before, it was a few years back. In a sad way, the feeling of loving someone who doesn't love you back is the most beautiful pain that exists - I didn't need her in my life to feel the way I did and she couldn't take it away, it was mine to keep. But that's now all very much in the past.
I'm 28 now and these last 18 months have been significant in defining my character – a lot of ups and downs but all experiences that have helped me mature as a person. Weirdly, I have an aspiration to make this #whatatimetobealive hashtag a worldwide trend in this digital age. I promise you there is a very cool (and hopefully inspiring) backstory behind it.
I’m very (sometimes overly) honest, expressive and somewhat of a unique personality. I feel as if I know myself really well...
I’m far from perfect but I am on a journey of self-development and self-improvement. I’m a bit emotional, sensitive, but I learn from mistakes and experiences. I love wholeheartedly, I never give up even when things get really bad. I can’t promise you a perfect relationship or marriage without arguments. However, I can promise that as long as you’re trying then I’m staying.
Although I think arranged marriages can work depending on the couple and the families involved etc... My preference would be to get to through the love life-cycle and get to know someone for myself. I don’t know many Muslim females, and my lifestyle (work and social) does not really allow me to hang around coffee shops or libraries to suddenly bump into my future bride. I don’t like putting a time frame on being married - I don’t see it being tomorrow (unless you’re Mila Kunis, Nargis Fakhri, Farha Mirza or Anoushka Sharma), but I’m a firm believer whenever the feeling is right I will know.
I've recently secured a job (Head of Recruitment for a Tech firm in London) which I've been pursuing a while, so I am very grateful and focused at the moment. I want to do well in my career and reach a point where I am comfortable and happy with my surroundings. When I was younger I used to be into materialistic things but I think with age I've learnt to be more sensible in my choices.
In the past, I haven't been the greatest at understanding and carrying out relationships along with values within the family, but a few difficult personal life events whilst growing up have groomed me into a well-rounded person. I like to think I’m quite a family orientated individual – it comes with it difficulties, my family is far from perfect but our bond no matter what cannot be broken.
I’ve read the Quran and I have made the effort to improve my knowledge of Islam in the past. I’m not really religious, in the future who knows? It’s down to individual choice, I’m not one to say or do things to impress people, so expecting me to change overnight will just push me away. I will be the first to admit I haven't been the best behaved in the past - I'm very much open about it. I don't drink, I don't smoke, I want to lead a healthy and pure lifestyle to become the best version I can possibly be.
I love food - dining out is a hobby for me and the fat kid inside of me will always stay there! I enjoy all sorts of cuisines (Thai, Turkish, Lebanese, Pakistani, Indian, Brazilian, Iranian, Italian, French… all sorts). Enjoying consuming as much food as I do means to remain in decent shape I have to burn it off - I try to play football as much as I can and train regularly with a personal trainer. Other than food, health and fitness, I also am a massive fan of films (both Hollywood & Bollywood) and certain TV shows. I’ve got a hard drive with a collection of almost 400 films.
I also read a lot about the power of positivity, mind management, the laws of attraction and generally anything that will give me more knowledge - I believe reading is powerful and has heaps of benefits. I'm also an avid blog writer - personal blogs and for a Liverpool FC non-profit fan website (I'm a die-hard LFC fan). I like to challenge myself and continuously put myself out of my comfort zone in order to improve as a human being.
Confidence is when you know you're good at something. Arrogance is when you know you're better than anyone else. I've been told I am quite arrogant but I believe I just know myself really well and that can sometimes be perceived as arrogance. I'm very direct, blunt and sometimes patronising in conversation but I guess it is only once you speak to me personally you can understand the tone, humour and intent behind my words.
I’m looking for love – someone who will be my everything! A best friend, a lover, a safety net – I’m seeking that “ride or die” sort of love where you support each other no matter what. You do whatever is necessary for the other person to be happy - for this to work, communication is key!
Marriage is important to me and I only wanted to be married the once so I want to get to know you properly, intentionally or not that would mean being in some form of serious relationship so I’m not sure it will work if you’re looking to go straight into marriage. I'm really open with my family and don't mind family involvement from an early stage...
Some features I find attractive are:
-hair, lips and eyes
-an open mind
-a selfless appreciation to understand and respect others
Physical attraction is important to me. Apologies to anyone who takes offence or thinks it’s shallow but I’m not going to settle or compromise in that regards. Personality trumps looks, however, the initial attraction has to be there.
I think what I like in a person changes depending on the person and how they are formed in terms of good or bad traits, perfections in someone can be imperfections in someone else - one, both or none can be attractive. So I’m fairly open and flexible on getting to know someone.
I'm registering to find myself a partner