80GC
30 Hamburg, Germany
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My self-summary
I'm an American recently moved to Hamburg for work, but find myself bouncing around between the EU and US frequently now.

I, like you, am the product of a few billion iterations on a theme. Also like you, I enjoy serotonin and endorphin release. As a sexually adventurous male (probably not like you), I despise the effects of prolactin.

I'm a rationalist, ethical non-monogamist, and a bit of a workaholic. I'm affectionate, eternally optimistic, and exceptionally open.

I'm compersive and enthusiastically GGG.
What I’m doing with my life
Genomics and Regenerative Medicine is going to turn healthcare on its head in the next 20 years. We can grow some human organs, genetically modify adults and embryos, even repair some of the damage that accumulates with age. The puzzle is how to get regenerative technology from idea to product to patient - I help people try to figure that out.
I’m really good at
keeping a level head, picking up sports really fast, dancing when people's backs are turned and looking sheepish when they wheel around.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm smiling. I can't help it.

Although sometimes I'm told it's my eyes. They're usually hazel but change colors according to a pattern I've not figured out, anywhere from gray to gold with greens in between.

I will carry on a conversation for four hours only to realize I'm about to pee my pants because I forgot about bodily maintenance functions.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Mostly nonfiction: The Rational Optimist. The Selfish Gene, Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-error for Business, Politics, and Society, and Nudge. I don't read much fiction these days, but some that stand out to me are: The Alchemist and Steinbeck's "To a God Unknown"

Honorable mention to "The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger"

Movies: The Fountain. (It's about a scientist who finds the cure to aging, so it's my de facto favourite film.) But I enjoy a lot of movies. My favourite quote from a movie comes from Conan the Destroyer:
"Princess: Nothing hurts you, does it, Conan?
Conan: Only pain."

Shows: Archer, One Piece, Firefly, How I Met Your Mother, Sherlock House of Cards

Music: The Faint. Mashups, especially Super Mash Bros., but Girl Talk is good too. Also, I'm not afraid to admit my love of Britney Spears.

Food: all of it. I love food. Almost always happy when I'm trying something new. The only food I have ever tried that I really don't like is the rutabaga.
The six things I could never do without
OKC tells me I need six. But really I can suffice with three.

- A challenge.
- Sunrises.
- Telomeres.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can use the numbering of buildings to get my cardinal directions. Odd numbers are North and West, like reading a piece of paper, top to bottom, left to right.
On a typical Friday night I am
The above prompt has been awarded the Rene Descartes seal of approval.

Hanging out at the office, then out with friends for good food and conversation. I enjoy museums, bookstores, meeting new people over a cup of tea or hot chocolate, and cocktails in quieter, more intimate bars.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll tell you all my secrets.

I like citric acid in my beer.

I jokingly call myself Pavlov's Dom. (Classical conditioning just got a lot less classical.)
You should message me if
...you have gotten this far and are thinking "I kinda hopes he sends me a message." Cute girls get drowned with messages on OKC, but guys, even the cute ones, don't. Because of this, OKCupid works best when the girl reaches out first. The start of an interesting conversation is naturally preferable, but even a simple 'hello' is enough for me to sit up, read your profile, and look at your question answers.
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