Perusing through and enjoying my exotic iced brew from , I spotted a man with blond hair and hazel eyes speaking in Spanish outside of Charming Charlie’s. He was easy on the eyes and it did not go unnoticed that he was carrying a little girl’s gift in his hands. It takes someone like Steven Martinez, a funny, sweet and simple man on the go, to make you stop and smell the literal .
Name: Steven Martinez
Current Location: Westfield Mall
Relationship Status: Single
Interested In: A pleasant romantic interlude.
What brings a rugged looking man like yourself to the mall and what is that you are holding?
I am shopping for my niece. I got her a sweater and a stuffed bear, but I really don’t have any idea what a 4-year-old wants.
I am pretty sure that a girl at any age wants a stuffed bear and a sweater. Are you ?
Twice divorced. Third time is a charm.
Is that a good thing?
Let’s just say that marriage is never a bad thing. I believe that all things are possible…including true love.
Does your boyfriend agree?
Very funny. I deserved that. And don't get me wrong. I am in no hurry to re-marry. I am more interetsted in drama-free romances right now until I want to settle down again.
What three qualities do you look for in a woman?
Well, I used to like attractive and smart. But nowadays I would settle for nice and pleasant.
And your third?
Any luck finding nice and fun gals in Arcadia lately?
I like the women here. They have morals and self respect. I think that this town is based. Some day I will join those ranks.
What are some of your favorite places to go on dates?
Yeah. You know...where you take a girl in hopes that she likes you...
Sorry. I was half paying attention.
That may be half your problem.
True. The last date I actually went on I took her to . When I go out with friends, I usually go to .
Would you ever take a date to ? That’s my fave.
Oh. Wait. I don’t get it.
Don’t worry. It’s me, not you.
Thank . I thought I was losing my wit detector.
I don’t have many rules when it comes to that sort of thing. I like being in relationships—
—and if that means I have to take that chance by bringing sand to the , so be it. I’m a risk taker like that!
How long have you lived in Arcadia?
Almost two years now.
Do you like it?
I do. It’s quiet and I work in the area, so it's a good fit.
You and Arcadia?
Where do you work?
I interpret for a , English to Spanish.
You have no accent.
You’re right. I guess we can’t judge a book by its cover. I was born in Argentina and moved to the states when I was eight.
First of all, I always judge a book by its cover. And then when I open it, I will judge it by its contents. How long have you been in that profession?
Do you work for a good lawyer?
There is no such thing.
Do you have ?
Not to my knowledge.
Do you want kids?
One day if it’s in the cards that I'm handed.
Do you usually place your whole deck in the hands of others?
Usually. It’s probably why I'm single!