Los Angeles, United States
Anthony, 34
Dating and Social Development Coach
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I teach people how to meet people and I do it because I love making charming humans.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

I've worked in kitchens before and it really is as brutal as people say it is.

Were you born and raised in Los Angeles? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Los Angeles?

I grew up in NJ, moved to NYC, and moved to LA for the beautiful beach city sunshine lifestyle!

What’s your current hood in Los Angeles and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

Culver City is the best because its close to everything. The beach? So close to me. Hollywood? A hop skip and a jump. The worst thing about Culver City? I could use some more hipsters I think haha.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

I listen to every kind of music. But lately I'm into rekindling my love for 90s and also diving deeper into oldies. Though I can't say I'm not a fan of Kanye, Kendrick, Rihanna, and Frank Ocean.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Chet Baker. All the time. And sometimes Fiona.

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

Twin Peaks because come on… David Lynch.

Name some spots in Los Angeles that are good for a Tinder date.

I love Downtown Culver City. Just walk around that area, get drinks and watch jazz at the Culver Hotel, get food at Public School, if it's a day date then get tea at the Starbucks.

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

Oprah

Who’s your hero and where in Los Angeles would you take them out for a serious hang?

I am a huge fan of Craig Ferguson. I'd take him to do karaoke with me at Boardwalk 11, then I'd take him to see some movie with me.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

DUDE! Buffalo Exchange on Main St in Santa Monica has the goods!

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

I hate Downtown LA. Though there are some great spots there—I just prefer the Westside.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Surfing. I swear I'm starting this summer.

Where do you go in Los Angeles for a casual night out?

The Irish Times Pub is my little secret spot. It's the perfect Irish pub. The only thing it's missing is actual salty Irishmen, much to my dismay.

Where would you go in Los Angeles to celebrate some freaking good news?

The beach.

What’s your choice of transportation in Los Angeles and why?

I travel in this order: Skateboard, Uber, my girlfriend.

What are the Los Angeles spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Of course the beach. Driving around Malibu in a convertible. Any movie theater. Abbot Kinney of course. To me it's not about the SPOTS. To me it's about the city itself. The neon lights, the palm trees, the relaxed beach-vibe of everyone. The surf/skate style of the people.

What are the Los Angeles spots tourists should run from screaming?

I really just plain dislike Downtown LA. It's like a post-apocalyptic wasteland over there. People who like DTLA are people who haven't been to a real city before.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Los Angeles. How do you spend it?

At the beach.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

LA. I live here and I still feel as though I'm on vacation.

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