In the upcoming thriller, the Step Up franchise hottie plays Noah, a 19-year-old who falls hard for his older next-door neighbor Claire (Jennifer Lopez) and spirals out of control.
While it's not clear if Ryan is single or taken in real life (he tweeted last month that he was back on the market but later removed it), the actor did tell us what he looks for in a girl when we chatted with him at the movie's junket Thursday.
"I look for an easygoing girl who is not jealous and who has a sense of humor," he told us. "I like to kid around a lot. I like to have fun and it's all about that. I would love to sit on a couch, watch TV and talk about meaningless nothing and know that I love that person."
Ryan was previously in a relationship with Girl Code star Melanie Iglesias, but it looks like they decided to split before 2015 hit, according to Just Jared.
Since he does play a guy who turns out to be a psychopath though, we also couldn't help but to ask him what a girl should do if she finds she's dating someone who is a little bit off.
"Pick up and go," he said with a laugh. "Make a definitive answer and say this is not working and do not contact them. All you can do is pray and hopefully they learn their lesson, but aside from that it's beyond your power and you have to do your own thing, work on you and continue to do your thing as your own person."
Speaking of working on yourself, it's hard to miss Ryan's hot bod in the movie given the numerous shirtless and semi-nude scenes in it. Surprisingly though, he didn't do much to chisel his abs, telling us with a laugh while "there was no hiding anything in this film," he didn't have time to amp up his workouts before shooting.
"I went straight from the set of Step Up: All In - literally hopped off a plane that I took in Vegas and flew to LA to The Boy Next Door set. So, there was no time to do anything with my body," he continued. "I was eating the last week of Step Up trying to gain a little bit of muscle, but, the Step Up workouts kept me fit. I just tried to continue to do some of my MMA training while I was doing this film so that I was up to par in some of those scenes."
Up to par is an understatement. Don't miss Ryan in action when The Boy Next Door hits theaters January 23!.