By Lauren Winiecki and Sammie Allen
From two girls to another, we know it’s getting more and more difficult to find your soul mate in Iowa City. We’re here to help you weed out the good guys from the creepers and the douche bags. Ladies, meet Matt Battaglia, an English Major at the University of Iowa. He’s 21 years old with a great sense of humor. If his answers to the questions don’t make your heart melt, then nothing will…
Us: Celeb Crush and why?
Matt: That girl from Gilmore Girls [Alexis Bledel] (I dont watch that show but I saw her on Conan). She is adorable- but also a shout out to Katy Perry, she’s hot.
Us: She has blue hair now…
Matt: What an idiot…Hermoine! Emma Watson!
Us: Where could we find you in downtown IC?
Us: Describe your perfect girl-a little bit of looks combined with personality.
Matt: I don’t care about hair color or anything like that, but she has to be shorter than me. Equal height or taller is weird. I need her to be more mature than me, but she has to be able to have fun and enjoy going out. Ideally she’s a little incompetent though (or have less common sense than me) that way I can spoil her. This is a lot to ask of a person, isn’t it? Also a Cubs fan!
Us: Describe your realistic perfect date.
Matt: It’d be on a weekend, dinner somewhere, somewhat casual but not too casual. Then maybe go out at night to the bar but not get wasted (to see if she is able to relax and not care too much what I think of her, cause that’d be cool if she didn’t). Possibly a movie, but that’s just two hours of silence and a first date you’re supposed to actually get to know someone, so a movie is kind of pointless
Us: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Matt: Ideally President of the United States or hosting my own late night talk show that I took over from Jay Leno. Realistically, a firefighter still living in Crystal Lake, IL and still writing–possibly a column in the newspaper? Is that too much to ask for? Or a lottery winner.
Us: What’s your view on pick-up lines? Do you use them? If so, what one’s work?
Matt: Cheesy ones work to start conversation (as long as both parties are clear on the fact that they are cheesy and lame and it’s done in a joking fashion). My favorite is, “Are you pregnant? Good me neither.” But no, I never use them. There’s no such thing as ‘hitting on a girl;’ the only real thing is ‘talking to a girl.’ Once you hit on them, things get creepy. And also my sisters taught me to never buy a girl a drink. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not, but I listen to them.
Us: What’s something your friends don’t know about you?
Matt: I’m color blind and I have a strange fear of counting large amounts of things (like blades of grass in my backyard… I don’t know why I’d ever have to count that, but you never know.)
We were wondering the same thing- how is he still single? He’s funny, takes advice from his older sisters and wants to spoil his girl. So if you’re a single girl looking for love, run to Brother’s this weekend, look for the tall blond hottie with an Irish car bomb. He may ask you if you’re pregnant–but don’t worry, he just wants you to laugh. Leave a comment below or find him on Facebook if your heart is in a puddle like ours.
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