Alex hauled all his charm to Columbus from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, for a job as a financial analyst with the federal government and to get his master's degree. He ditches the States at least three times a year when he goes home to visit his family.

Alex hauled all his charm to Columbus from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, for a job as a financial analyst with the federal government and to get his master's degree. He ditches the States at least three times a year when he goes home to visit his family.

While he's not working or traveling, Alex plays volleyball and is a motivational speaker. He's looking for a supportive guy who will "love me just the way I am," he said. "Laughing at my jokes always helps, too."

Do you remember your first date ever?

I was 17 on my first date, and it was pretty simple but cute. We had a nice little dinner and went to the movies to watch the now-classic "Mean Girls."

Got any funny dating stories?

I once offered to help my date cook our meal and almost burned their house down. Lesson learned: Don't offer to cook if you can't cook.

What's the best compliment you've ever received?

I was once called a triple "s" threat, that being smart, sexy and successful. I was left speechless and probably blushing, too. I think they also said they liked my eyes but it didn't top that first one.

Any pet peeves when it comes to people trying to get a date with you?

I really don't like when people flaunt their money, cars, personal belongings, how much they make or their designer clothes.

Worst pick-up line you've ever gotten?

Someone once told me I had the cutest ears they had ever seen. The funny thing is that it worked, and it scored them a couple of dates.

Any topic you often use as an icebreaker?

The weather always works for me. I usually compare it to the weather in my hometown in Puerto Rico, and the conversation starts to flow.

What do you think of the dating scene in Columbus?

Columbus has a lot of singles due to the huge Ohio State campus, but it's mainly a transitioning scene. So many of these people come and go, so it isn't very stable.