Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that either you love or hate. The pomp and circumstance that surrounds the day can be unbearable as a single person. The aisles of chocolate and hearts in the supermarket, endless 1-800 Flowers advertisements and romantic movies on Lifetime are enough to drive someone crazy.
SFGN thought of a unique way to link some of South Florida’s hottest and most eligible bachelors with potential dates for Valentine’s Day. All of these bachelors are on Facebook. Readers who are interested can easily send them a friendly greeting and hopefully score a Valentine’s Day date with one of these hotties.
Occupation: Holistic Physician
About Me: I have always been passionate about the performing arts and have a great love of music, dance, theatre, photography and art. My philosophy is that I work to live, not live to work. I am a spiritual person and my faith is very important to me.
Hobbies: Tennis, piano, traveling, meditation, theatre, movies, hanging out at the beach, reading, working out and wine tasting.
Movie: The Godfather Part 1
Musician: Frederic Chopin
Love Song: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Date Spot: Going to the beach during sundown
What I’m looking for in a man: The ideal man for me would be someone who knows who he is and who is looking for someone to stand next to him and be a companion. A man who prides himself in taking care of his body, mind and spirit and holds great respect for himself as well as others.
Height/Weight: 5’4/130 lbs
Occupation: 2nd grade teacher
About Me: I am a very passionate and caring person, yet also very easygoing and carefree. I can have fun wherever I am, and love to have a good laugh. I try to be a genuine sweetheart to all of my friends, who say I am one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I’ll try anything once…and twice if I like it!
Hobbies: Cooking (especially breakfast) and reading
Food: Pot Roast, Waffles
Movie: Cruel Intentions and Jawbreaker
Musician: Lady Gaga and Jimmy Buffet
Love Song: Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
Date Spot: Anything fun and exotic, maybe kayaking and a picnic lunch on the beach.
What I’m looking for in a man: Looking for a confident, tall, muscular guy with blue eyes, tattoos and piercings. Also like guys with mohawks and guys that have a “bad boy” attitude.
About Me: I’m the kind of guy that’s down for anything. I like to go out and party or just stay in and chill. I like improving my personal and physical image. I’m caring and a people pleaser. I’ll do anything for a friend in need.
Hobbies: Swimming, cooking, building things with my bare hands, jogging, dancing and playing video games.
Movie: Nightmare on Elm Street
Musician: Justin Timberlake
Love Song: Stickwitu -
Date Spot: I like low key restaurants where you can be loud and rowdy. I also love going to the movies when there’s a film that catches my interest.
What I’m looking for in a man: My kind of guy would be attractive with a sense of humor. A guy that likes to go out and party every once in a while, but can also stay home and be romantic. A dog lover is a must because I have a small yorkie named Scooby.
Benjamin-Michael Antipuna (Benny)
Occupation: Partner in South Florida’s only LGBT circus, Rainbow Circus.
About Me: I’m a Philadelphia native, with a degree in Musical Theatre from DeSales University in PA. I toured the world with several Cirque Productions and have worked as a singer, dancer, and acrobat in major theme parks. I finally settled down in Wilton Manors and am loving it!
Hobbies: Swinging in the air with the greatest of ease.
Movie: Truth or Dare
Musician: Broadway, TOP 40
Love Song: N/A
Date Spot: I enjoy “adventurous” dates…hiking, boating, snorkeling, roller coasters…things that get your blood pumping.
What I’m looking for in a man: Someone (30-40) who is educated, masculine, fun, and who has an appreciation for the arts.
Occupation: Academic Adviser
About Me: I’m independent, responsible, and pretty down to earth. I have a great life, awesome friends, and a fantastic, crazy family. When I’m not at work or school, I’m up for anything fun, whether it’s a day at the beach, going out to eat, tearing it up on the dance floor, or just making it a Blockbuster night. Community service is also very important to me.
Hobbies: Traveling, shows and concerts, community service, playing the occasional video game, and the lost art of sleeping.
Food: Creamy Chicken Penne a la Vodka
Movie: The Devil Wears Prada
Musician: Madonna, Lady GaGa, and Beyonce
Love Song: By Your Side - Sade
Date Spot: At the beach on a cool, breezy evening on a cloudless night so we can cuddle until dawn.
What I’m looking for in a man: A good-hearted person around my age that is intelligent and kind. Someone who is goal oriented and emotionally mature, but doesn’t take life too seriously. Oh yeah, and cute too!
Mike Woo (Mikey)
Height/Weight: 5’8” /150lbs
Occupation: Operations and Logistics Management
About Me: I’m known by my friends to be compassionate, genuine, opinionated, a great cook, and a wonderful baker. I am friendly, generally easy to talk to, wild when around tequila, and notorious for being late.
Hobbies: I love dancing and taking weekly dance classes. My other hobbies include social events, video games, and harassing local bartenders.
Food: Home cooking
Movie: Latter Days
Musician: Mary Chapin Carpenter
Love Song: “From this Moment On” - Shania Twain and Brian White
Date Spot: The top of the Ferris wheel
What I’m looking for in a man: The qualities I look for in a man start with his eyes, hair, smile and always end with his sense of humor. And if he’s anything like the man described in the song “I Ain’t No Quitter,” we’re likely on our way to locking that up.
Height/Weight: 5’11”/ 175lbs
About Me: I don’t take myself too seriously. This is because each of us, including myself, has something of a schizophrenic personality, tragically divided against ourselves. No matter where you go, there you are.
Hobbies: I try to break the chain of routine by reading, traveling to new places, making new friends, and adopting new viewpoints.
Food: Cheese Please
Movie: American Beauty
Musician: Lady Gaga
Love Song: “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”
Date Spot: I am currently in love with Le Patio – “The tiniest, cutest restaurant in Wilton Manors.”
What I’m looking for in a man:
I am looking for what is in a man and not what I think should be in a man. I like someone who can show his love and respect for himself and for everyone else. Most importantly, I like someone who will make me laugh and I can have a good time with.
Height/Weight: 5’9”/120 lbs
Occupation: Service Manager for a large bank
About me: I am fun, energetic, ambitious and love to laugh. I love going to the beach with friends, reading a good book or enjoying a quiet dinner and movie at home.
Hobbies: People watching, skydiving.
Food: Home cooking (Spanish)
Movie: The Sweetest thing
Musician: Toni Braxton
Love Song: I’ll Stand By You - The Pretenders
Date Spot: The beach
What I’m looking for in a man: Personality is key. You have to be able to keep my attention. Someone spontaneous, sincere, stable, open, confident, outgoing and good looking.