Our newest single of the month dishes on his best and worst dating moments.
By Ursula Lauriston
Ladies, meet Bloom—Steve Bloom that is. 6’5, brown eyes, sandy blond hair. Need I say more? Didn’t think so. The 27-year-old Legislative Policy Analyst hails from the DMV area but left for a few years to teach underprivileged kids in one of Miami, Florida’s toughest areas. “I’m careful when it comes to dating,” says Bloom. “I’ve had my heart broken before.”
Occupation: Legislative Policy Analyst
Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland
Twenty Something: Have you ever been in love?
Steve Bloom: Yes.
TS: How did you know?
SB: It’s just a feeling of not being able to do without the person.
TS: What are you looking for in a woman?
SB: She has to be smart, fun, funny and bring out the best in me.
TS: Have you ever cheated in a relationship?
TS: What do you think of DC dating?
SB: DC dating has been fun. There are a lot of smart people here—a lot of interesting people to meet. I’m still taking it in. Seeing what DC has to offer.
TS: Do you think DC is a good place to settle down?
SB: Being from Maryland I would say yes. You have to open it up to the rest of the DMV area. I love this place. This is where my family is. This is where I want to be.
TS: What is your biggest complaint about the women you’ve gone on date’s with?
SB: I would say the girls here are a little too uptight. They’re too caught up in how things are going to look. I like to try new things and not worry so much about what everyone’s thinking about.
TS: What’s the most romantic thing you’ve done for a girlfriend/date?
SB: One time I kidnapped my girlfriend for the weekend and didn’t tell her where we were going. I drove her to Ocean City. It was an amazing trip.
TS: What’s a perfect date for you?
SB: We would break all the rules and talk about religion and politics. I want to know what they’re passionate about. I want someone to maybe inspire that passion in me.
TS: Tell me about the worst date you’ve ever had.
SB: Aww man! I have to go all the way back to high school! This girl was awful! A church friend of mine kept insisting I go on a blind date with her friend. This girl was chewing gum the entire time. She had caked on makeup and bleach blond hair. She could barely string a sentence together. It was very awkward. We got ice-cream and went to a movie. In the middle of the movie she got a phone call and had to leave. I stayed and finished the movie.
TS: What’s your favorite body part on a woman?
SB: Is that a trick question?
TS: What can a girl do to get your attention?
SB: I need strong signals. I have a secret fear of being a creepy guy. I’ve seen creepy guys and I never ever want to be that guy, so I need to know she’s interested. It’s all in the eyes! Eye contact is very important. Give me a signal! Something!
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Ursula Lauriston is the author of Twenty Something, a social diary blog where she sounds off weekly on dating, D.C nightlife and events, career etiquette, and more. During the day, Ursula stays in step with the pulse of DC with her work as a Deputy Press Secretary on Capitol Hill. Follow me on twitter @urdiggy.