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Jake, 29 | Singles Issue 2012

Interested in females

Lincoln Square

Occupation

I work for a local camera accessories company called Zacuto.

What do you like best about yourself?

I am a passionate person and rarely engage in anything if I don't feel a "fire in my gut" type feeling. I feel like I am a pretty fun guy as well.

What's your idea of a perfect first date?

I like the awkwardness and excitement that comes with first date conversations. To that end, I really like keeping it simple and going somewhere like a coffee house or bar where we can have a few drinks and feel one another out.

What's the worst date you've ever had?

Okay, full disclosure: Once upon a time, a missed connection was written about me on Craigslist. I figured I should follow it through so I contacted the poster and went on a date. She was nice and all, but it was so awkward. It was essentially a blind date.

Number one dealbreaker

I'm Christian, so faith is the lens in which I see the world and would like to share that with somebody. Don't worry, I'm not a Kirk Cameron-type Christian, and I have friends from all walks of life and love them dearly, but that is something I'd like to share with a significant other.

Which is more important, romantic spark or long-term compatibility?

Long-term compatibility by far (like what I did there?) I mean, romantic spark can be the result of dim lighting and the right Coldplay song. Compatibility is a matter of accepting somebody good and bad and making it work.

Complete this sentence: If you're going to date me, you have to love to...

Respect my love for Bruce Springsteen. I understand if you don't feel the same way about him, but he is touring in 2012 so I will be giddy leading up to it. You would get huge points if you came with me.

Secret talent

I'm going to say headstand, because if asked, I can deliver.

Ideal match

Tammy Taylor from Friday Night Lights. A strong, independent, sarcastic and loving woman. I have a soft spot for nurses, teachers and artists.

Ask Jake out! Email jakev@tocpersonals.com

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