Most Eligible 2015

Seth Shapiro

Real estate developer / entrepreneur


Age: 38
From: Coventry
Currently lives: Downtown Providence

Ok, so tell us about what makes you eligible.

I consider myself a "Renaissance Man" loyal, honorable, intellectual, a genuine “nice guy” I believe that chivalry is not dead, opening doors, pulling out chairs etc. that’s how I was raised.

What are your interests/hobbies/quirks?
I love to ski, slalom and barefoot in the summer, snow skiing in the winter. Photography, I primarily shoot concerts, landscapes & industrial sites. Broadway theatre, and Traveling – I am trying to fill up my passport with as many stamps as possible

What would people be surprised to know about you?
I stated working at the age of 13 in a restaurant washing dishes, 20 years later I acquired the building.
I am a licensed auctioneer.
I enjoy tinkering and figuring out how things work, rebuilding & restoring old stuff; boats, cars, buildings, fixing broken toys rebuilding repurposing strange items I’ve come across.

What are you looking for in an ideal mate?
If you look up the lyrics to Depeche Mode– Somebody…that about sums it up!
Somebody who will make a wonderful mother someday, & is just as comfortable being at a rock show one night and a black tie event the next!

What about an ideal first date?
One that leads to a 2nd Date!
Lots of Political, and religious talk.
No seriously, first dates go really well or are absolute disasters. Effortless conversation, witty banter and some playful double entendre’s, that exciting nervous feeling, if you have that, you’re off to a good start. If you both feel at ease & can have comfortable moments of silence that speaks worlds. It’s a great feeling to look at your watch and wonder where the past 3 hours went!

What's your perfect weekend?
Winter – A ski weekend in Vail or a beach weekend in Florida
Summer –Saturday “Lake Life”, waterskiing, tubing, swimming, getting 5 pontoon boats full of friends together and having a party. Dinner, with friends and a campfire. Wake up repeat!

Where can we find you in your downtime?
Downtown or the west side, after work cocktails, dinner, maybe a bar hop
(you need 5 stops min for a hop). I tend to bounce around, I love to try new restaurants, and bars. If there is a concert I’m usually there taking photos! Providence has a lot to offer, there is always something going on, if you know where to look.

Let's talk about dating in Providence. What's your take on the singles scene here?
Dating in Providence is a double edged sword. We are a small state and everyone knows each other. I’ve run into situations where you meet someone you like only to find out they dated one of your friends. On the other hand, if you see someone who you’re attracted to, you will most likely run into them again, or you can ask a friend of a friend!

Every single one of your married friends has probably recommended online dating. Have you tried it?
Yes, I have tried J-date, and E harmony

How do you feel about matchmaking sites?
I personally know 3 people who have met online and gotten married! So they can work.
I find people tend to over embellish themselves. Tick off too many boxes. People are complex, just because you both like tennis and yoga, does not mean you’re compatible. I believe people’s time and emotions have intrinsic value, if there is no potential future why date just to date? I think sometimes people on the match sites are there just to not feel alone, which I get, but being single doesn’t mean being lonely.

Is entertaining….It’s amazing what people will say to someone online they probably will never meet. I actually take time to read the bio’s before swiping. Unfortunately I feel it’s the new “Hot or Not”….LuLu on the other hand!

Do you have any really funny dating stories?
I was out on a 1st date, things were going “ok” until it was time to order dinner. After she ordered, I asked about the veal, and that’s when she began to berate me on the ethical treatment of animals. So I jokingly asked her “Have you heard the way a carrot screams when it’s pulled from the ground?” Dinner was quite after that, and my veal was delicious.

Anything else you'd like people to know?
I am fluent in double entendre / sarcasm, and honest, sometimes to a fault.
I am very approachable, and like when girls are a little aggressive.
Don’t underestimate the nice guys, some of us can bite….


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