Currently lives: Warwick
Ok, so tell us about what makes you eligible. What are your interests/hobbies/quirks? What would people be surprised to know about you?
I have no idea what makes me eligible. Isn’t everyone who is single eligible in some way? I am a high energy sort of person, so I don’t like to have a lot of down time. I love going anywhere that has live music – from concerts to clubs. One of the perks of my job is that I get invited to a lot of community events and that’s really cool. I work with a lot of restaurants, hotels and attractions so I’m usually out one or two nights a week in relation to them. My work and my fun sometimes blur together and I think I am very lucky that they do so.
Most people see me as really outgoing but I’m actually kind of introverted. I like to be in the mix but I don’t like to be the center of attention . I’m much happier behind the scenes.
What are you looking for in an ideal mate? What about an ideal first date?
I don’t think it’s healthy to have a criteria. You never know what is going to attract you to someone. I’m tall so height is really the only deal breaker with me. Well, that and vegans – have a piece of cheese and lighten up!
As for an ideal first date, I love a dark Irish pub and a pint of Guinness. Throw in a guy in a fisherman’s sweater in the corner playing “Wild Rover” and I’m good.
What's your perfect weekend? Where can we find you in your downtime?
The perfect weekend is a summer weekend in Rhode Island. I like to hang by my pool or go to the beach, then go to WaterFire or a barbecue somewhere.
Friday nights or Saturday nights, I will usually have dinner in Pawtuxet Village or in Providence with friends. Saturdays, I like to take my dog for long walks or work on something in my house. Sunday is Patriots football day and I have a whole group that watch together at a friend’s house. Sunday night, I tend to binge watch all the television I missed during the week.
Let's talk about dating in Providence. What's your take on the singles scene here?
As everyone always says, there’s one degree of separation in Rhode Island. You tend to run into people that you may have dated more often than you would in other places. If there is a “singles scene,” I don’t really know where that is. I picture men in ultra-tight Affliction t-shirts and women with bad spray tans and I don’t think I want to go there.
Every single one of your married friends has probably recommended online dating. Have you tried it? How do you feel about matchmaking sites? Tinder?
I think anyone who dates online is tremendously brave in putting themselves out there like that. I don’t think it’s for me, though. It seems very impersonal. I don’t know how much you can tell about a person by a photo and a few lines of text. I’m not really technology oriented. My team at the CVB makes fun of me because I call it “The Facebook” and refuse to have a page. I do like Twitter, though, because it doesn’t take much time and it’s pretty silly.
Do you have any really funny dating stories?
In college, I went on a few dates with this guy that I met when he was dressed as Santa – I like interesting people. Anyway, fast forward 10 years and my phone starts ringing off the hook one night with people telling me to turn on my television. It turns out he is on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” when it was in primetime with Regis. I think he won like $30,000 but he also appeared on national television with his wife in matching pink oxford shirts so I question whether he really won, in the grand scheme of things.