Growing up Arash Barmaan always wanted to become an NBA player. He loved basketball so much that he never pursued interest in any other career path. Being born to foreign middle eastern parents, he was always expected to be some kind of doctor, lawyer or engineer. Arash could never bring himself to listen to his parents and give up on his dream.
After getting cut from his highschool varsity basketball team for racist political profiling reasons, he noticed he had to practice more and put in more hard work to be able to make the Santa Monica College men’s basketball team and leave them with no option for cutting him from the team. He had to make himself extremely valuable. Tryouts came around and there weren’t many roster spots left as most had been reserved for the returning team players and recruits. Arash still had the potential and chance to make it the following years and during this process, he decided to play overseas instead and then transition to the NBA as it will increase his probability of making it as a professional basketball player. During that summer, he came to realize that this was the best future for him. All the odds were stacked against him, his physical genetics, background, and even if he did end up making it as a professional basketball player, he wouldn’t be able to outshine all the great athletes there are today. He would have found himself worn out by the time he retired from the sport.
Aside from what could have been, he eventually decided to pursue his alternate long-term dreams and aspirations of making and creating his own app as a future CEO and founder of his own business. Arash Barmaan is currently transferring to the University of Miami on his way to get a degree major in sports administration to satisfy his foreign parents’ intentions of a normal child all while managing his dating app Boos. Arash intends to someday become an NBA athletic trainer and be close to what was once his original passion in life. Arash Barmaan is now a 20-year-old, American-Iranian internet entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of BOOS, an online dating application for the Persian-Jewish community. Boo’s is unique and one-of-a-kind dating app, the first of its kind. There have been dating applications for solely the Persian community or solely the Jewish community, but Boos is the world’s first and only dating application for both the Persian-Jewish communities.
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