Steven, 45 | Singles Issue 2012

Interested in males

Uptown

Occupation:

Freelance TV producer

What do you like best about yourself?

My sense of humor and shoes. I have really good shoes. I can carry a conversation with the best of them. Oh, and I'm an amazing kisser. That, and I'm a pretty dapper dresser, considering this is the Midwest and all.

What's your idea of a perfect first date?

Something casual, involving wine, in a place where we can talk and get to know one another. I like sitting on the couches at Uncommon Ground on a random weeknight with a bottle of wine. It's quiet, casual, gay-friendly without being filled with gay boys looking for the next big thing.

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

We met online and after 2 or 3 weeks of emailing, texting back and forth, all that good stuff, we finally agreed to meet in person, 9pm sharp. I was even a few minutes early (unheard of for me). He never showed. But dammit, I enjoyed a beer, talked to a few people at the bar and chalked it up to the fact that I was just too dazzling in reality.

Number one dealbreaker

I was going to say smoking but I think I could learn to deal with that. My mate needs to be compassionate to me, the world at large, and himself.

Which is more important, romantic spark or longterm compatibility?

Romantic spark.

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

Drink good wine. And not just one glass.

Secret talent

I have enough airline miles to take us around the world and back again. There, I said it. And I make amazing buttermilk pancakes from scratch.

Ideal match

6"2, glasses, age-appropriate, salt and pepper hair, maybe a bit of scruff, creative, optimistic, adventurous and dresses like Daniel Craig in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Ask Steven out! Email stevena@tocpersonals.com

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