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slides: Central MA’s 7 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2012

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

 

Here are seven guys that would be a great catch for anyone. Now, pay attention, because here are Worcester's most eligible bachelors.

Joff Smith, 31, Worcester, President and CEO of Joffrey Smith Financial Group

What are you looking for in a partner?   

I’m looking for someone that is my true match.  She would ideally be attractive, have a great personality, intelligent, athletic, enjoys leading an active lifestyle, motivated in life and fun to be around. Is that too much to ask for?  

What is a deal breaker for you?  

I don’t have any deal breakers. I’m always open to meeting new and interesting people.

What is the funniest experience you’ve had on a date?

Thankfully I haven’t had any crazy dating experiences.

What’s the one thing you want a potential partner to know about you from the start?

There is no one particular thing. However, she should know that I do lead a busy lifestyle, but I’m an honest and caring person that will make time for our personal life as well.

Where do you go in Worcester to meet people?

I go out to many of our fine Worcester bars and restaurants. I also enjoy supporting our sports teams like the Sharks and Tornadoes, as well as attending our great festivals.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

I see myself continuing to grow and expand my financial planning business.  I also see myself continuing to do acting work in movies and commercials.  I could also envision potentially being married and starting a family.  I just need to find the right person first.  If you had asked me 5 years ago I couldn’t have predicted exactly where I would be today, and most likely there will be some positive surprises 5 years from now as well.  I look forward to what the future holds.

Nick DiCiccio, 29, Worcester, Police Officer, Personal Trainer, Military

What are you looking for in a partner?  

In a partner I am looking for someone who is driven and knows what they want in life.  I am looking for someone who likes to get out and do things, rather than sit around and watch the time go by.  Between my full-time job and military, my life is very stressful.  I need a girl who understands this and will be there no matter how good, or bad, of a day I am having.

What is a deal breaker for you?   

At this point in my life I would have to say a deal breaker for me would be someone who doesn't know where they are going in life and what they want. I need to know that this person will be someone who is willing to make a commitment and really wants to settle down someday.

What is the funniest experience you’ve had on a date?

No answer.

What’s the one thing you want a potential partner to know about you from the start?

The one thing a potential partner should know about me is that I am an honest, genuine guy.  There are a lot of guys that give the rest of us a bad name, but there really are some nice guys left.

Where do you go in Worcester to meet people?

To be honest, I usually don't have much time to go out and meet new people, but when I do I usually go out to The Banner or Funky's.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

In five years I see myself settled down and possibly starting a family.  Career-wise, I hope to be progressing and possibly moving up the ranks into supervisor roles.

Steve Malley, 49, Warwick, RI, Director of Sales, GoLocalWorcester

What are you looking for in a partner?   

Aside from the usual list of attributes – intelligence, looks, humor, etc. -- I like women who consistently see life’s glass as half-full instead of half-empty. I want someone with a positive outlook, a vision of who she wants to be, and an inner strength to get through the tough times that we all eventually face. If two people have those attributes, their relationship is pointed toward happiness and success.  

What is a deal breaker for you?  

I don’t deal well with women who nag, and I don’t deal at all with liars.

What is the funniest experience you’ve had on a date?

That I’m willing to share publicly? Ok, there’s the tale of the great impression I made on a girlfriend’s father when I was 19.   As she was getting ready for our first date, her dad took me on a tour of their home.  He stopped at a large wall case in their rec room. He opened it, and behold! There was his massive gun collection. As he admired one of his shotguns, he quietly said “Take care of my daughter tonight. I’d like her home by midnight.” She was on his porch at 11:45…  

What’s the one thing you want a potential partner to know about you from the start?

That it was NOT my idea to be on this list! (I’m not worthy!) And that my amazing parents had a long and wonderful marriage. They showed, by example, how to treat a mate. So hopefully I’ve learned a few things from them about how to be a good partner.

Where do you go in Worcester to meet people?  

I grew up here, but these days I actually commute into Worcester every day from out-of-state. So, it seems the only Worcester women I tend to meet are through work or networking events. I do try to enjoy the city’s thriving restaurant & bar scene after work with friends when I can.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Maybe I’ll get lucky and be the very tan Director of Sales for GoLocal Hawaii? And hopefully I’ll find a way to contribute to making the world a better place in some small way.

Jimmy Bonneau, 27, French Canadian, Hockey Player for Worcester Sharks


What are you looking for in a partner?

I like a girl with a fun personality and a nice smile. Someone who takes good care of herself and likes getting out of the house and going to movies, concerts and those sorts of things. I need someone who's independent due to the amount of time I spend on the road, but most importantly just a low-drama, fun girl.

What is a deal breaker for you?

Foul language and jealousy.

What is the funniest experience you’ve had on a date?

I started dating a girl who had a young daughter and she asked me to come meet the family at her birthday party.  Once I got there, the little one got mad at her mom because she invited a boy to her party.  Things went better once she learned that I brought her a present.

What’s the one thing you want a potential partner to know about you from the start?

I need some nights out with the boys and I hate to text.

Where do you go in Worcester to meet people?

Ritual, 7 Nana, Jose Murphy's, The Banner.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Hopefully still playing hockey in North America and maybe starting a family.

Dana Knox, 36, Auburn, Production Coordinator, College Theatre, Harvard Director, Freshman Arts Program, Harvard


What are you looking for in a partner?   

First and foremost, I’m looking for a man who can be my best friend, and that I can implicitly trust.  Everything else, sense of humor, attraction, passion are all magnified ten times over if you have those two foundations.

What is a deal breaker for you?  

Shallow or judgmental people. I learned long ago my life was better not having those people in it.

What is the funniest experience you’ve had on a date?

We went to a poetry reading and this woman was reading a poem about her dead father, and throughout, the guy in front of us was having severe stomach issues and his intestines were groaning like a humpback whale.  I got the giggles, as did my date, and before long we were convulsing with laughter we were trying to repress, which made it worse.  We had to pretend we were crying, though, since we couldn’t get out of our row!

What’s the one thing you want a potential partner to know about you from the start?

That my work is a huge passion of mine.  I work in theatre and the arts with college students, and love it so much that it will always play a major part in my life.

Where do you go in Worcester to meet people?

I rarely go out “to meet people”.  I go out with friends, gay or straight, and if I happen to meet someone along the way, great!

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

I make it a rule never to project that far.  Life provides me choices every once in a while, and I just trust my instinct and the way I was raised to make only the decision placed before me.  Fate has not led me astray yet, even when I chose poorly.  The bad choices have a way of teaching you and circling you back to something even better.

David LeBoeuf, 24, Worcester, Campaign Manager


What are you looking for in a partner?   

I’m looking for a real go-getter; a strong willed, motivated, independent woman.  Ideally she would be someone who would be a source of inspiration and make me a more passionate person.  The most important thing is that I can feel comfortable being myself around her and that she can show me how to relax and have more fun. She has to have a sense of adventure and spontaneity, and not be afraid to try new things.  Whoever I’m with has to be easy to talk to and willing to listen - even if they get bored listening to me talk about the Election.  

What is a deal breaker for you?  

I’m not into people who aren’t upfront with things and don’t just say what is on their mind.  The entire relationship is not supposed to be a guessing game and both of us should be confident enough in each other that we can talk with one another.  I don’t go for girls who play games.  

What is the funniest experience you’ve had on a date?

Going on a date and not really knowing if it is a date or not.

What’s the one thing you want a potential partner to know about you from the start?

I may have a really hectic lifestyle balancing work, school, and having a social life, but I am someone you can count on to be there if you need me.  I’m not looking to rush into anything, but at the same time I’m not afraid of commitment.  I care deeply about what I do trying to help others in my community, and she should know that I would bring that same sense of dedication to being with her.   

Where do you go in Worcester to meet people?

At this point in my life the only place I am meeting new people is talking to them at their door about the Election.

I’m still in college so I’m not really “on the scene” but you could say I’ve been spotted before in the Canal District or near the Clark Campus.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

I’m still in that phase deciding exactly what I want to do after graduation, so I am still an open book. Ideally I would be working in a government or advocacy related industry and working on or finishing up a professional degree (I’m not going to grad school right out of college and am figuring out if I’m going to go for a PhD or a law degree. Honestly who knows yet).  Definitely in 5 years I’ll have more stability and more spontaneity in my life.

Joseph Carpenter, 22, Worcester, Student (Clark University)

What are you looking for in a partner?  

She has to get my sense of humor.  I’m somewhat of a joker and I like to make people laugh.

What is a deal breaker for you?  

Religious/Political views are important to me.  What you believe will essentially determine if our relationship has a chance.

What is the funniest experience you’ve had on a date?

Haha, nearly falling down a flight of stairs and killing myself!  It wasn’t funny for me, but she had a good chuckle.

What’s the one thing you want a potential partner to know about you from the start?

I’m honest. I won’t hold back because I want them to know the truth about me.  And I expect the same from them.

Where do you go in Worcester to meet people?

Usually whenever friends are gathering is the best place.  You’re in a relaxed atmosphere and everyone for the most part knows each other.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Happy, and changing the world.  My heart is in community organizing and development so I plan to pursue a career in it.

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Nick DiCicco

 By day, he’s everyone’s pal, by night, he’s one of Worcester’s Finest.  Nick gets shining endorsements from all of his friends and after a few minutes of meeting him you’ll see why.  He’s down to earth, intelligent, and simply likable, not to mention a hunk of a police officer! 

Nick is currently assigned to the 366th MP Det (CID) with the Army Reserves. He also received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Westfield State College in 2005, with a minor in Political Science.  Ladies, you will feel protected when Nick is by your side. He is also a crossfit trainer at Crossfit Worcester.  He might even show you his ink….*wink wink*

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Joseph Carpenter

Joseph was recently seen starring in a Jet Blue video for a contest in the city of Worcester playing a version of the Wizard of Oz’s Cowardly Lion.  He had no idea he would be acting in the video when he woke up that morning, he was simply asked to show up at Worcester Airport and jumped right in!  

He nailed the part which goes to show he is open to anything!  Joseph is easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor.  And ladies, he’s a snappy dresser too!

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David LeBoeuf

 You might know David from his participation in the local political scene, but despite his countless hours spent on community advocacy & campaigns, David is ready to invest equal time in meeting someone special.  David has a quiet demeanor, but he can command a room at the same time. 

David can find humor in almost any situation and is open to trying new things, whether it be traveling to Chile for humanitarian work, or participating in a Top Bachelor article! A Worcester native,  he studied at Clark University before transferring to Harvard, and maintains close friendships with students from both schools.  David is humble and grateful, and easy on the eyes!

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Joff Smith

Joff became the youngest person to ever get elected to the Worcester City Council at the age of 24.  He served 3 two-year terms on the Council, and recently decided to pursue a career in acting.  Joff has appeared in numerous films starring people such as Adam Sandler, Sandra Bullock, Kate Hudson, Mark Wahlberg, Tom Cruise and many others. 

He has also starred in a number of commercials as well, and got signed by one of the top acting and modeling agencies in New England.  In his “free time” Joff works as the Founder & President of Joffrey Smith Financial Group, a financial planning firm through which he advises clients about insurance, retirement planning, investments and employee benefits.

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Jimmy Bonneau

Jimmy lead the Worcester Sharks in penalty minutes and fighting majors last season, but he’s really a nice guy!  He’s 6 ft 3 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds.   Jimmy hails from Baie-Comeau, Quebec and speaks fluent French.  Ladies, vous allez adorer son accent!

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Steve Malley

After graduating from St. John's High in Shrewsbury and the College of the Holy Cross, he started his broadcasting career right here in Worcester, as a disc jockey working the overnight shift at WSRS.  Steve has held sales and management positions at several radio and television companies in New England, including a few years with Cumulus Broadcasting's WXLO, The Pike and WORC in Worcester. 

He was also awarded membership in Whiteco Outdoor's President's Club.  His entrepreneurial streak led him to start up his own web design and SEO company as well. 

Currently, he's determined to help build GoLocal into the nation's leading digital news and information company.

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Dana Knox

Dana grew up in Auburn and attended the College of the Holy Cross, developing his interest in theater.  Following graduation, he moved to Boston and worked as Design/Production Coordinator for the Boston University School of Theatre Arts, where he also received his M.F.A.  He then worked for Broadway in Boston, and became part of the first management team of the Boston Opera House when it opened in 2004 with the New England premiere of Disney’s The Lion King.  Currently, he is the Production Coordinator for College Theatre and the Director of the Freshman Arts Program at Harvard University.  He has taught classes and workshops at B.U., Harvard, and Emerson College, and worked on the management teams of the Colonial Theatre, Wilbur Theatre, Charles Playhouse, and The Opera House.  He’s recently bought a house back in his hometown of Auburn, and loves being a part of such a great community (despite the commute).

 
 

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