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TJ Curran

TJ Curran has a big personality – and we’re not just saying that because he’s very, very tall. When TJ walked into our photo shoot last month, everyone in the room knew that the …

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TJ Curran has a big personality – and we’re not just saying that because he’s very, very tall. When TJ walked into our photo shoot last month, everyone in the room knew that the life of the party had just arrived, and we were right. The funny, charming (and, let’s face it, endearingly goofy) TJ kept us entertained all day. “I am probably unlike anyone else you have ever met,” he says. “I am not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I am a funny person who takes many things seriously, and a smart person who does some dumb stuff.”

While he spends his days as a home loan advisor for Citizens Bank, TJ spends the rest of his time pursuing creative endeavors. He’s co-founder of Small Ax Theatre Company (which staged Othello in India Point Park last summer, reviving Providence’s much-missed Shakespeare in the Park) and, along with his brother Danny, started Narragansett Beer’s Knock Down, Stand Up Comedy Showcase at the Spot Underground. “I try to see as much of the local arts as I can,” he says. “We live in a city filled with talent.”

TJ is also active in the Providence Kickball League, and is a mentor to an at-risk Providence youth through Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE). On the weekends, you can find him around town anywhere something fun is happening. “The city has such an eclectic array of great places,” says the East Side resident. “Wherever my friends are is a great place to be.”

In his nomination, the friend who suggested TJ says that her favorite thing about him is “his big heart and funny personality. What’s not to love about a guy who can make you laugh all the time?” So why hasn’t he been scooped up by an eligible bachelorette yet? TJ explains, “Like most things in life, relationships are about timing. I have dated some amazing women, and I am a better man for knowing them. But the timing has always been off.”

“I’d like to meet a woman I admire,” TJ describes, “who is talented in some way and has great personal style. Someone who will be my partner as well as the love of my life.”