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Tall, dark and solvent

8/02/2012 10:15:00 a.m.

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Mike Stuart is feeling just a little bit nervous.

Mike Stuart is feeling just a little bit nervous.

“An account manager by trade, this bachelor is well-versed in the music scene and listens to anything, including pop! Tall, dark and solvent, he is just looking for someone who has a tertiary education. Feel free to chat up this trail-running enthusiast who enjoys lamb and celebrates milestone birthdays in Ibiza…”
MEET Mike Stuart. He’s single, he’s looking, and now there’s an opportunity to get to know him and to raise money for a good cause at the same time. The brave bachelor will be stepping up on stage in a suit and a new tie at the Men in the City charity event on February 11, where females in cocktail dresses will mix and mingle to check out the potential, before buying raffle tickets to win pre-designed dates with the guys.
Friendly and talkative, Mike says though he’s not shy, the prospect of being on show in a room full of women is making him a little nervous.
“Just for the record, my friends put me in,” he says, laughing, “But I’m feeling less and less brave. A lot of bravery is going to be required!”
Mike’s relying on the other boys to back him up.
“I’m not looking at the other guys as competition, more as allies,” he grins.
He wouldn’t say he’s been unlucky in love – “In fact, I think I’ve had some lucky escapes” – but puts being single down to having moved around a lot over the past few years, spending time in the south east Asia, the UK and Spain. But now he’s back in Wellington and it’s going to be a smart girl that catches his eye.
“All the girls I’ve previously dated have had a tertiary education. But I wouldn’t want to dismiss someone who had decided not to go to university, especially if she had a smoking body,” he laughs.
Mike is keen to find someone to take out.
“We’ve got a great social scene here, with movies, music and cafes. I’m more than happy to go dancing, though I prefer to give a cameo appearance these days,” he says, “It’s always nice to take the time to sit down and talk to someone, even if nothing romantic evolves. But hopefully there’s chemistry.”
Money raised from the Men in the City event will go to Endometriosis New Zealand.
More information at www.meninthecity.co.nz
Men in the City, CQ Conference and Function Centre, 7pm, February 11.
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