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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 23-35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
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Last online
Today – 10:17am
5' 6" (1.68m)
Body Type
Buddhism and laughing about it
Working on Post grad
Might want kids
English (Fluently), Spanish (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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My name is Dan. I believe that being happy is a choice (at least to some degree), so I choose to be happy. I like making people laugh, but sometime it takes me a little bit to warm up to people. I'm pretty sensitive and a good listener; been told that I'm a sweet guy. I'm strongly goal-oriented. I strive to be a positive presence in the lives of people I meet; smiling at strangers. I sing out-loud and don't care what people think, though sometimes I wish I were a little more extroverted around pretty girls. I get all nerdy and excited about data. I chose this nickname because I think I'm very fortunate, for everything.

I'm a medical student and a researcher. I'm interested in mental health, genetics, and finding ways to makes peoples' lives better. I think evolutionary genetics is the most beautiful and fascinating story that could ever be told and its sad that more people can't appreciate how incredible it is. I manage to make time for lots of new and fun experiences, because life is too short. I really enjoy music, being active and cooking/eating relatively healthy foods. I like soccer, weight training, biking, camping, fishing, golf, intellectual conversation, cooking for people, reading, movies and new experiences! Variety is important. Music festivals are a blast. I hope to travel more. I miss having a dog in my life; cats make me sneeze. -.-

I guess I'm kinda' looking for the right person to spend my time with. I'm not entirely sure what she is like. Certainly someone who is happy with life. Someone who strikes me as attractive and I have good chemistry with. Someone who can communicate her feelings. Someone who is functioning at a high level and doesn't see herself as a victim of life circumstances. Comfortable with silence. Comfortable being silly sometimes. A good relationship with her parents and siblings is a good sign to me. An adventurous eater? 420-friendly (Don't judge me, damnit!). Fun stuff outdoors?

Maybe seeking all this in a single person is unrealistic. Do we really know what we're looking for? I'm not perfect; she shouldn't have to be either. I guess I'm looking for someone who I could become best friends with. I hope she won't hesitate to reach out to me if she's reading this.

I'm not looking to waste anyone's time. Here are some reasons you may not like me: (1) Sometimes I can be a bit selfish in a relationship. I don't like this and its something I'm working on improving. It might be helpful to have someone who sticks up for herself in this domain. (2) I have HSV1 and I get cold sores on my mouth when I'm stressed. It sucks. (3) I'm pretty much agnostic/atheist, but I would respect and celebrate your religion; I would even bring the kids to church if you want. (4). I've had a lot of bedroom partners in the past. Hopefully this doesn't bother you. In some ways, you might come to appreciate it. (5) I smoke pot (well... vaporize) and think it's use is typically safer than alcohol use. I think psychedelics, when used rightly, have great potential for humanity and they could be incorporated into some areas of mental healthcare.

So, at this point, I think I'm ready to meet a life partner. Ready to build toward that kind of relationship. But I suppose I might be open to a short-term sort of thing, with the right person. I don't know! This is hard. Is this profile intimidating? Seems like we're all just seeking people who aren't interested in us. Or maybe all the good ones are taken? Were there ever really any good ones out there to begin with? I think I'm a good one! You probably are too. But are we all just a little bit of damaged goods in some way?
What I’m doing with my life
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I do research in genetics and psychiatry. I love my job and I probably work too hard, but I don't regret it. Don't even get me started. I can geek-out at the slightest provocation; you may lose interest. I hope you won't though, because I'm really excited about what I do. I'm also a medical student on certain days; think I might practice psychiatry someday.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
My job. Kissing. Cooking. Giving back massages. Standardized testing. Being non-judgemental. Fixing things around the house. Recognizing songs from the first few bars of music. Being wrong. Forgetting people's names. Learning from my mistakes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music? Yes please. Let's trade. I appreciate talent in all forms. If you're passionate about music then we've definitely got common ground. Grew up listening to punk, but lately it's been a lot of jam bands, alternative rock, and some electronica. Whatever strikes me. Always appreciate exposure to new stuff.

Videos? I don't have cable TV, because I hate the advertising. Appreciate a wide range of humor and comedy. Nothing offends me. Also tend to keep current with The Daily Show and Colbert Report. Love TED Talks; so much that I organized a TEDx event in 2012. Also enjoy science-fiction, horror, and documentaries; especially nature documentaries that use time lapse techniques to show plants growing. (I think, if you watch plants in high-speed, their consciousness is much more apparent; vegans beware!). I often choose what to watch based on recommendations from friends.

Food? I'm an adventurous eater. Been told by friends that I'm a good cook. Love going out and trying new cultural dishes. I do eat meat, but everything in balance, right?

Books? I used to read those! Someday I'll come back to them.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Child-like sense of wonder toward the world. Novelty. Learning.
Sleep. Music, Internet, Coffee.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How fortunate I am.
The present moment.

Why I never got bit by the travel bug?

Personally, I'm fascinated by the human condition and the mind. Lately I've been thinking a lot about the immune system and the role it plays in brain development and function.

I like to think about how the mind works. It can help us solve complex problems, think about the past and prepare for the future. But when the mind is left to its own devices, our thoughts tend to become repetitive and sometimes dysfunctional--they can even make us miserable. Can't you tell I'm going into psychiatry.

Mindfulness. Presence. I think I really enjoy physical activities because they engage my attention in the present moment. There's really no opportunity to think about past or future, which are mostly just concepts our minds have created. There is only one ever-present moment. How do you choose to spend your limited time?

Haha. I swear I'm not some new age space-case. I just spend a lot of time thinking about the cross roads of neuroscience, happiness and the human condition.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably not at the bar. Unless my friends are going. Then maybe I'll go. Maybe. ;D
You should message me if
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You think you'd want to get to know me?
You had attention enough to read this far?
You think you listen to weirder music than me (you don't).