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Ryan
Standard Member
Last active: over 12 months ago

45 Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Male / Single / ID: 279398

Seeking Female 24 - 34 For: Friendship, Romance / Dating, Marriage

Last active: over 12 months ago

Overview

Ryan

He's Looking For

Education:

Bachelors Degree
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, PhD or Doctorate

Have children:

No
Any

Drink:

Occasionally drink
Any

Smoke:

Don't smoke
Don't smoke

Religion:

Christian
Any

Occupation:

Military
Any

Member Overview

Update: Hey, I haven't payed attention to this sight in a couple of years now. I appreciate the letters, but i'm not upgraded and can't read most of them. I'm currently not dating as i'm focused on school, and figuring out life minus the uniform. It's a strange adjustment when all the superficial...
Update: Hey, I haven't payed attention to this sight in a couple of years now. I appreciate the letters, but i'm not upgraded and can't read most of them. I'm currently not dating as i'm focused on school, and figuring out life minus the uniform. It's a strange adjustment when all the superficial characteristics you previously identified yourself by suddenly disappear. I wish the best of luck to each of you in your search. It's far from an easy thing to achieve... until you achieve it. Then it'll seem to elementary you'll wonder why it took so long (that's the theory, anyway). Cheers, -Ry ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The manor in which you meet is equally important as the meeting itself. The story you tell your friends and so looses some luster when it starts with "I was on the internet and..". So we'll just have to make something up. I just left the Army (two weeks ago in fact (Feb 2016) after a rather contentious deployment through Kuwait, Iraq and the Sinai. Finally, I'll see what living a normal life is like.  I'm normally described as "chill," which always surprises me as I get really excited at times (X-games, new countries, etc) . I suppose the professor in me is calm and patient, but I also would describe myself as energetic, passionate, and a bit feisty at times. I'm very funny with a kind, but sarcastic sense of humor. I have opinions and I like to share them. When I see a good opportunity for a pun or punch line, I can't help myself. I live for laughter and silly behavior. That said, I have a serious, sensitive, and artistic side. While I cherish time spent with my friends, I also need time alone to think, process, and create. I grew up in Buffalo, New York and have been a scout helicopter pilot in the Army for the past ten years. I have been stationed in Hawaii, Germany, Seattle, and several parts of the south with two tours in North Iraq and San Antonio and after being injured in a motorcycle wreck (almost a year in a wheelchair and I had to walk with a cane for awhile). I’m now completely recovered running triathlons, tough mudders, Bataan Death marches, Army fitness challenges and even debating getting another bike. Though my legs are sporting some wicked scars, i'm not doing half bad for someone that wasn't supposed to walk again (seriously, I hope you like scars. I have train tracks all over my thighs!). I had planned to transition out of the military immediately after the surgeries to work on a Masters program in Int’l business and alternative energies (hopefully, in Copenhagen, Denmark), but then branch offered me an opportunity to deploy and run operations in South Korea for a year. I couldn't say no after the Army spent a million dollars (thanks tax payers) piecing me back together and saw it as a chance to pay the Army back all the energy they put into me. I wouldn't be walking today without them. I'm now about to move to South Carolina where I'll transition out of the Army and tackle a masters. My long term goals are to work in the energy field either in Europe or back in the states. To sum up: I am in a transition period. At least two more years in the Army, then three years of school and campus life are ahead of me until i'm reacquainted with the professional sector...wherever that might be! During this time, I do intend to continue to travel as often as work allows. My friends consider me athletic, intelligent, sincere, spontaneous, strong willed and a bit witty. Honesty and sincerity are traits I cherish. I'm very optimistic and tend towards the positives in any situation, though life's trials can get to me at times in which case I look to and lean upon you. I'm otherwise mostly cool with some corny qualities. I'm spontaneous, but not impulsive. I'm a believer in passionate romance where everything is bigger than life. I'm also an avid reader and writer (history, science and tech progress, and some literature). I simoly love to learn. I can be caught listening to TedTalks while going for a ride, or watching Morgan Freeman's 'Through the Wormhole' on a weekday evening. It's the inner nerd in me I can never satisfy. I'm a snowboarder/ surfer, I have a passion for art and music (you can see more about that below), I'm fiercely loyal to my friends or lover and will always be there when needed. I'm s chiver and am very social, prefering cafes and trendy gatherings. I love to entertain and never need an excuse to throw a party or just have a bunch of friends over. Why am I here? I’ve been asked that often. Through most of my career with the busy tempo of the war, I simply never had a chance to settle down until recently. I’ve met so many awesome people in passing, but was always forced to say good bye as I either moved to the other side of the planet or deployed. It wasn't until after the crash that i'd met someone truly spectacular, though it took me sometime to realize it. I lost my fiancee while learning to walk again. The surgeries and long durations of without real consciousness (they kept me very sedated for several months while I regrew my leg. We adopted this technique from Russian medicine.) proved too much for the relationship to endure. Honestly, losing her was the most difficult challenge i've ever faced. I've waited two years (APR '13) before attempting to date again. Any sooner wouldn't have been fair to you as i'm naturally loyal and emotionally slow to let go. I realize It’s not a fair question to ask you to give up everything simply to wait for me while I played war hero, but I still can't resist looking and asking 'what if?'. Are you of the same mindset? ...Side note, I’m told often I look young for my age. Trust me those are current pictures. When I was a platoon leader, the Warrant Officers used to joke "Hey kid, get off the flight line…. Oh, sorry Sir!" It’s been my curse.
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Seeking

I feel fortunate to have lived an extraordinary life until this point. I have no interest in slowing down. Travel to out of the way places and giving of herself to accomplish things that really matter should be a passion of yours. She has to be an individual, strong, independent, but light-hearte...
I feel fortunate to have lived an extraordinary life until this point. I have no interest in slowing down. Travel to out of the way places and giving of herself to accomplish things that really matter should be a passion of yours. She has to be an individual, strong, independent, but light-hearted with a love for laughter. She should also be well educated and witty. I like to work out, and look for that in a partner. A little geekiness is a plus. My partner is one who challenges me intellectually and inter-personally. She has her own opinions and goals in life. She is to be someone who is comfortable in her own skin, optimistic, and outgoing. ...we each have our own ideas of the perfect combination of characteristics or traits that add up to the right match. Truth is, all it takes is the chemical compatibility that makes you forget yourself. So if you do not fit any of that, but convinced your it. Write anyway. I have some red flags. You must have a natural curiosity about the world and strong desire to see everything in it. You should have high goals in life and the ambition to go after them. I'm a classy guy and look for the same in my gf. If you prefer to live like you're still in college or over-use the word 'ironic', i'm probably not interested. I don't respond to letters offering a private email. I'd rather get to know you on here before moving on. Most importantly, you have to be genuine and ready for a real relationship. Do you want to find the guy you can't imagine a world without?
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More About Me

Ryan

He's Looking For

Basic

Gender:
Male
Female
Age:
For privacy reasons, age is accurate to within 2 weeks
45
24 - 34
Lives in:
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Any
Relocate:
Willing to relocate to another country
Any

Appearance

Hair color:
Light Brown
Any
Hair length:
Short
Any
Hair type:
Straight
Any
Eye color:
Blue
Any
Eye wear:
None
Any
Height:
6'0" (183 cm)
Any
Weight:
75 kg (165 lb)
Any
Body style:
Athletic
Petite, Slim, Athletic, Full Figured
Ethnicity:
Caucasian (White)
Any
Facial hair:
Clean Shaven
N/A
Best feature:
My Eyes
Any
Body art:
Other
Any
Appearance:
Attractive
Very attractive, Attractive, Average

Lifestyle

Drink:
Occasionally drink
Any
Smoke:
Don't smoke
Don't smoke
Marital Status:
Single
Single, Separated, Divorced, Widowed
Have children:
No
Any
Number of children:
N/A
Any
Oldest child:
N/A
Any
Youngest child:
N/A
Any
Want (more) children:
Not Sure
Any
Have pets:
No Pets
Any
Occupation:
Military
Any
Service branch:
Army
Any
Employment status:
Full Time
Any
Income:
$60,001 - $120,000 USD
Any
Home type:
Apartment / Flat
Any
Living situation:
Live Alone
Any

Background / Cultural Values

Nationality:
United States
Any
Education:
Bachelors Degree
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, PhD or Doctorate
Languages spoken:
German
Any
Political view:
Center Left
Any
Religion:
Christian
Any
Star sign:
Scorpio
Any

Hobbies & Interests

Entertainment:

Art / Painting, Bars / Pubs / Nightclubs, Beach / Parks, Camping / Nature, Computers / Internet, Comedy Clubs, Cooking / Food and Wine, Dancing, Dining Out, Dinner Parties, Education, Family, Investing / Finance, Library, Music (Listening), Music (Playing), Motorcycles, Movies / Cinema, Museums / Galleries, News / Politics, Philosophy / Spirituality, Reading, Science and Technology, Social Causes / Activism, Theatre, Traveling, Volunteering, Watching Sports, Wine Tasting

Food:

Middle Eastern, German, Seafood, Greek, Thai, Mediterranean, Vietnamese

Music:

Other, Alternative, Classical / Opera, Dance / Techno, Jazz / Blues, New Age, Reggae

Sport:

Athletics, Archery, Biking, Boating / Sailing, BMX / Mountain Biking, Cycling, Extreme Sports, Gym / Weight Training, Hiking, Horse Riding, Ice Skating / Ice Hockey, Jogging / Running, Motor Sports, Polo, Pool / Billards, Skiing / Snowboarding, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball

More About Me

Favorite Food:

I generally eat healthy. Sushi is a favorite. I used to make it for parties in Seattle.

Favorite Music:

All kinds. Lately, i'm partial to Moby and lounge tunes.

Dress Style:

I like to suit up (name that show). I try to look the best I can.

Travelled:

I travel a lot. Most of Europe and Britain, most of the Middle East, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica. I lived in Germany for a couple years and did a couple war tour's to Iraq. Otherwise, i've lived in Hawaii and most parts of the states since joining the Army.

Cultural Adaption:

Life is adapting. I'm not set in my ways by any means. Part of what keeps life fresh is learning different ways to live it. so I like changing my habits, tastes and looks to blend in with local cultures.

Romance:

Differently from the previous romantic weekend. I'm never interested in simply passing the time together. Create or sharing something memorable we each grow from is improtant to me.

Personality:

The same way I described it in the opening paragraph above.

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