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34 Portland, OR Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 28–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Oct 1, 2014
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and has cats

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My self-summary
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Hello, my name is Ryan.

Quick Ok Cupid Note: I'm not a big fan of IM's as the first point of contact, but I do enjoy emails.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Well, speaking a little more existentially, right now I'm learning a lot about effective communication & being more deliberate in creating the experiences I want to have in life. I don't mean "communication" in terms of how I discuss ideas or feelings with others (although that's super important too), I mean it in terms of how I represent & express myself in the most authentic way that I can.

On the more practical "livelihood" side of things, I'm a graphic designer who helps businesses tell engaging & authentic stories. I also make cute things, which leads me to the more "life's work," or "what I want to be remembered for" side of things.

On the "what I want to be remembered for" side, I'm developing several inspiring & delightful things (e.g. brands & products) for children (& big people too). Doing what I can to help & empower others is one of my core values, & the idea of how impactful a positive experience or lesson can be to a human being at an early stage in their life (i.e. a child) is very exciting to me.

I think of it like the affect a slight change in a flight plan for a spacecraft can have. A tiny miscalculation won't have a big effect if you're only traveling 100 miles, but if you're traveling 35-million miles, it has a massive, massive affect. You can wind up lost in the middle of deep space instead of finding Mars. Similarly, creating a positive fork in the road for a wee one through experiences & information can have an immeasurably profound impact over the course of their lifetime. I find that very inspiring.

One of the things I've created is a family of characters called The OMG Friends, which I've had manufactured into a line of pocket-sized adventure plushes. You can see those here:

The OMG Friends were my first stab at creating the aforementioned empire of inspiring & educational cute for wee human people. I have some other really exciting projects in the works that I'm really excited about (hence describing them as "really exciting"). :)

Additionally, you can see some of my graphic design work (along with a few other OMG Friends related bits) here:

In addition to all of that, I'm also very interested in business development & entrepreneurial activities, I'm an illustrator, cat roommate, music enthusiast, year-round cyclist, & recent discoverer of overnight oats.

There is SO MUCH OTHER STUFFS that I do. Feel free to ask me questions about them, or invite me out for a beverage. :)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Having sensory experiences, seeing faces in things, emotional intelligence, communication, being witty, amusing myself, being forever curious & amazed by the world / animals / plants / other people / the weather / clouds / technology / astronomy / physics / etc. / etc. / etc., eating amazing food, drawing cute stuff, creative problem-solving, being bit by mosquitos, sharing awesome music with people, learning new things, delighting people, being generous & compassionate, being kind, snuggling, and roasting vegetables.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm male.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I just recently did the best thing ever. I totally gutted my iTunes library of 35-billion gigabytes of music, started with a totally empty iTunes library, & only added items as I've wanted to listen to them. BRILLIANT! So, that said, here's a list of some of what's currently in rotation:

The Album Leaf, Alessandro Cortini, Amon Tobin, Animal Collective, Aphex Twin, Arcade Fire, Atoms for Peace, The Beatles, Beck, Blind Pilot, Boards of Canada, Brian McBride, Broken Bells, Busdriver, The Cure, David Bowie, Death Cab for Cutie, Depeche Mode, The Flaming Lips, Fuck Buttons, Future Islands, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Goldfrapp, Goldmund, Gorillaz, Grizzly Bear, Jose Gonzalez, Junip, LCD Soundsystem, Loscil, Lusine, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Matthew Dear, Morrissey, The National, Nine Inch Nails, Pink Floyd, Portishead, Radiohead, Sergei Rachmaninoff, The Shins, Sigur Ros, Son Lux, Stars of the Lid, Sufjan Stevens, Vaetxh, The War on Drugs.

I've been geeking out on old Robert De Niro movies recently (Raging Bull was incredible, & kinda hard to watch), I love Wes Anderson's films, The Lego Movie had a wonderful message, Stranger Than Fiction is one of my all-time favorite movies, Blue Jasmine was stellar... that's all I can recall at the moment. There are so many fantastic movies. There are also so, so many terrible movies.

Hmm... I went through a period of about 10 years where I was ravenously devouring non-fiction books, but that's slowed way down the past year. I still read, but a) nothing specific is coming to mind, & b) I think I've just been really focused on business development & working towards my goal of creating children's products & writing/illustrating children's storybooks.

I've read a lot of books about spirituality, I love a good biography, & I find books about business development & being more efficient/effective/organized in my life really appealing.

I love food. I don't even know where to begin. We'd be here for a week at least. The sheer magnitude of my passion for food would cause the OK Cupid website to burst into flames & explode.

Also, I really love chocolate. Dark chocolate. With Jacobsen's Sea Salt. I'll totally share with you, but I'll get grumpy if you eat more than 1/2.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
How about if I give you 6 words that I think represent who I am & what I try to be more of?

1. Kind
2. Delightful
3. Loving
4. Courageous
5. Thoughtful
6. Empowering

Ok, now I'll give you the other six things, but I think the "could never do without" part is ridiculous.

1. Cats
2. Music
3. Cuddling
4. Kisses
5. Deeply moving emotional experiences
6. Living things
7. Jacobsen's Sea Salt
8. Disregarding rules that I find pointless or irrelevant.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
So many things. Mostly it revolves around how to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be, how to let the people I love know that I think they're incredibly special, & how to have a big, positive impact on the world. Also wondering if the desire for that impact to be "big" is a misguided value, & even potentially a hinderance to accomplishing the things I want to accomplish.

I'm also spending a lot of time recently thinking about what an insidious thing the cultural narrative that we're fed through movies, music, & advertising is. It's amazing how much unhappiness it creates, & I think it's something that really warrants being mindful of.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Wtf is a "typical Friday night"?! I reject that concept on principle.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I once bought body wash that smelled like ham when I used it (the bottle said lavender). I do not like being covered in soapy ham-bubbles. Truth.
You should message me if
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I'll give you 3 fantastic reasons:

1. The possibility of meeting up in-person with men you meet online who call themselves "Snufflemuffins" is exciting to you.
2. You value emotional-intelligence.
3. You think that it's a ridiculous idea to not message me.