- My name is Ryan
- Born and raised in Sydney, Australia
- I am a dual Australian/American citizen
- No, I don't need you to marry me so I can stay here! :)
- I've been Vegetarian/Vegan for about 14 years
- I've never been married and I don't have children
- I lived in LA for 9 years
- I moved to New York (Manhattan) in September 2012
I'm no dummy. I have a Bachelor of Science in Computing Science and work as a Web Developer, Computer Programmer, Coder. I'm in the process of establishing the US leg of an Australian Interactive Agency. I took my cards and put them back on the table because why not? So far so good. I am also an ideas guy, so I'm always working on a few starters on the side (I hate the word entrepreneur, but you get the idea). Basically, I find it hard to look at life as working in X job for Y amount of time and earning Z amount of money. Boring!! It has to be more exciting than that. I keep it interesting :)
I come from a good family. My parents are still married and live in Sydney where I grew up. I have an older brother and an older sister who are both married and have kids. I'm a good uncle! I was educated at two private catholic schools (but I'm Agnostic), graduated and went to University for 4 years to study computers (nerd alert!!!). I graduated from Uni aged 21 and worked for an investment bank for 5 years (really exciting!) in Sydney before moving to LA when I was 26.
Here's where I tell you (reluctantly) that I am/was also a musician. I play several instruments, guitar being my main, and I'm also a singer. Up until 2011 I had been in bands since I was a teenager. I moved to LA in 2003 to pursue music. My band was moderately successful, but I decided to stop with it and played my last show with the band on my birthday in November 2011.
I have a variety of interests, but the main one is definitely RUNNING. I'm not a fast runner, but I can run far. I tend to run 4-5 times a week, upwards of 30 miles. I've run multiple half-marathons, marathons, 50km ultramarathon. The next goal is a 50 mile ultramarathon. That seems to be impossible to me, which is exactly why I want to do it.
I also like weight training, but I'm not obsessed with it. I hit the gym 3 times a week and find it to be a good balance with running. I like traveling but don't do enough. I like reading and am never NOT reading a book. I have a good sense of humor and always try to keep in mind that life is short and you've gotta be able to laugh at yourself every once in a while.
I don't like racists, sexists, homophobes, or anything close-minded and irrational. I was raised catholic and am not a proponent for christianity or any organized religion. I am agnostic. My mentality is firmly grounded in science and facts. I care about the environment. If you don't recognize that climate change is a fact not a theory, we might not meet eye to eye.
Bonus Info: I also know the difference between "your" and "you're" :) ... I read, I'm educated, I can spell and have good grammar.
Also, since I've been asked a lot about my tattoos... Technically I only have 2, but one is really big :P ... My whole right arm is sleeved and I have a smaller one on my top left arm.