The Magnificent 7
Meet some of the coolest bachelors in Southwest Florida.
Dante di Sabato
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Profession: Real estate broker in Florida and Ohio
Last book you read? Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin
The perfect woman is: Someone I can enjoy life with, who I can trust, is confident, communicates well and exudes class.
What’s something people would be surprised to know about you? I am not scared of heights or afraid to fly, but I have never been on a rollercoaster and never will.
Celebrity crush? Olivia Wilde or Amber Heard
Most harrowing experience? Having my heart broken. … But it was good for me now that I look back on it.
Three words to describe yourself: Fun, loyal, hardworking
What do you do in your free time? I enjoy traveling, working out, golfing, going to the movies, and hanging with my friends and family.
What makes a relationship successful? I am still trying to figure it out, but I would say trust and respect. … It should just be easy.
Perfect first date? I don’t think it matters where you are or what you’re doing as long as it’s filled with open conversation and lots of laughs.
Hottest thing a woman can wear? Anything Lululemon
Your personal motto? Don’t tell me, show me!
Set schedule or free spirit? Set schedule. In real estate, time kills all deals.
Are you a morning person? Yes, I am up early every day.
Does age matter? Yes
What can’t you live without? My phone
Guilty pleasure? The warm sugar doughnuts from Café Lurcat off Fifth Avenue South
Dating rule you wish women abided by? Proper manners when they are out with me and/or my family and friends
Where do you see yourself in five years? Hopefully still living in Naples starting a family and growing my businesses.
Hometown: Clyde, Ohio
Profession: Wellness consultant and speaker
Last book you read? The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann
The perfect woman is: a Christian, loyal and genuine
Celebrity crush? Meghan Markle
What do you notice first about a woman? I take in the whole package, but focus in on the smile and eyes.
Desire to settle down (out of 10)? 10
Three words to describe yourself: Christian, driven, loyal
What do you do in your free time? Work out, read, paddleboard, spend time at the beach, anything physical
Speak any other languages? No. Three years of Spanish and I forgot it all!
Most played song on your iTunes? Free by Zac Brown Band
Your personal motto? Romans 8:28 is the foundation I live on. It takes all worry away from life.
Any tattoos or piercings? My back is covered with a mural that is religious and faith based.
Call or text? Call. There can be too much reading between the lines on texting.
How will a woman know you’re interested? She will know because I will tell her. I’m not a game person at all.
Guilty pleasure? I like to reward myself on occasion with a big burger, fries and a beer.
Where do you see yourself in five years? Being an active leader in my profession and raising a wonderful family as a dad and husband.
Dating deal-breaker(s)? Smoking, not being genuine, being superficial
Do you check out a woman on Facebook, etc. before your first date? I’d rather learn everything about her when meeting her first.
Your biggest vice? Coffee. I never drank coffee until moving to Florida. Now, I’m addicted.
Hometown: Bonita Springs
Profession: News anchor/news director, Univision SWFL; group fitness instructor, NCH Wellness Center
The perfect partner is: Hardworking, thoughtful, family-oriented, fun, social and adventurous
What’s something people would be surprised to know about you? Like a good Colombian, I’m the soul of a good party.
Favorite vacation spot? For adventure: Ecuador in South America. For fun: Germany. I love their lifestyle—especially Berlin mode.
Any pets? Yes, a beautiful 14-yearold mix dog named Spot. He is Colombian as well.
Favorite hangout? The NCH Wellness Center gym. I’m there every day.
What do you notice first about a potential date? Hands, nails, smile, teeth and shoes
Desire to settle down (out of 10)? 8, almost a 9
Best thing you’ve learned from someone? To listen, not to judge and to be thankful for every experience in life
What makes a relationship successful? Communication, tolerance and respect
Perfect first date? Great food, soft music, red wine and good conversation
Most played song on your iTunes? Rise up by Yves LaRock
Your personal motto? Always do your best and never expect anything in return.
Set schedule or free spirit? Set schedule most of the time, but I love spontaneous plans
Does age matter? Not at all. Experience really matters.
Any tattoos or piercings? None. My mom would kill me.
Guilty pleasure? Big Brother
Boxers or briefs? That’s something to be discovered.
Do you check someone out on Facebook, etc. before your first date? Yes. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are the new background check.
Your biggest vice? Lemon pound cake or any type of cake, arepas and empanadas
Chris De Luca
Hometown: North Adams, Mass.
Profession: Chef; author of the bestselling book The Bachelor’s Guide to First Date Cooking; owner of Clean and Healthy Cooking!, which provides clean and healthy meal plans for people who are too busy to cook
Last book you read? The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain
What’s something people would be surprised to know about you? I’m a cross between Usher and Timberlake on the dance floor. My childhood friends will attest to that.
Favorite vacation spot? Back home to the Berkshires of western Massachusetts to see my fam.
Celebrity crush? Erin Andrews
Any pets? Yes! Charlie, 15-yearold chocolate lab to whom my book is dedicated to—the ultimate wingman
What do you notice first about a woman? Presence. And, of course, a certain level of aesthetics.
Three words to describe yourself: Intense, motivated, real
What makes a relationship successful? Patience, communication, empathy and, of course, chemistry. Chemistry is very important.
One thing you absolutely must accomplish in your lifetime? I want to be the Papa John’s of paleo-based clean and healthy meal-plan delivery.
Hottest thing a woman can wear? I’m a sucker for the little black dress, and a woman’s ability to pull off the jeans, flips, tee, baseball cap as well.
Most played song on your iTunes? Rocky theme. That’s easy.
Your personal motto? Do what you can with what you have. Don’t worry about what you don’t have or can’t do. Miraculous things happen from humble beginnings. That’s what makes them miraculous.
How will a woman know you’re interested? Ha. I wrote a book teaching guys how to get out of their own way and say “hello” versus standing there, doing nothing, and trying to act cool. She will know. I’m not afraid to say hello.
Hometown: Hamler, Ohio
Profession: Assurity agent/bail bondsman
Last book you read? Let It Go by T. D. Jakes
What’s something people would be surprised to know about you? That I’m a bail bondsman. And that I have a huge heart and am a true giver.
Favorite vacation spot? Napa Valley
Any pets? A cat named Rocky
Favorite hangout? Spirit of Bacchus in Fort Myers
Desire to settle down (out of 10)? 7
Best thing you’ve learned from someone? How to be humble and appreciate how valuable life is
Three words to describe yourself: Honest, genuine, fun
Cat person or dog person? Dog, even though I have a cat
What makes a relationship successful? Honesty is point one. If you don’t have that, you might as well give up. Also, spontaneity, holding hands, just being there…
Speak any other languages? A little Portuguese
Perfect first date? A quiet setting with a glass of wine and some good music
Does age matter? I prefer 30 and above.
What can’t you live without? Working out
Guilty pleasure? Sweets, specifically chocolate and apple pies.
Any life-threatening hobbies? Rock climbing, sky diving, snow skiing
Dating deal-breaker(s)? Smoking, being annoying
Do you check out a woman on Facebook, etc. before your first date? Yes. But I’m a pretty good judge of character, so I leave it up to my own instincts.
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisc.
Profession: Real estate investor
Last book you read? Game of Thrones
What’s something people would be surprised to know about you? I can juggle like a clown.
Celebrity crush? Blake Lively
Any pets? A rescue pup, Tanner. No one adopted him for almost six months, and he wasn’t eating and was extremely underweight. … I’ve had him for coming up on two years in December. He is up 15 pounds and is the healthiest, happiest pup around.
Favorite hangout? South Street
Desire to settle down (out of 10)? 9
Best thing you’ve learned from someone? My mom always taught me that boats are cheaper than mistresses.
Three words to describe yourself: Congenial, generous, genuine
What do you do in your free time? Boating, golf, beach, pretty much anything fun to do with friends
What makes a relationship successful? Balance and being considerate
Perfect first date? Kayaking through the mangroves followed by a walk on the beach
Hottest thing a woman can wear? White pants
Most played song on your iTunes? Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Ray, Cedric Gervais
Turnoffs? Insecurity, cattiness, negativity
Dating rule you wish women abided by? Letting guys pay for dinner
Do you check out a woman on Facebook, etc. before your first date? Of course!
Your biggest vice? I’m too concerned with making everyone happy.
Hometown: Tunkhannock, Pa.
Profession: Golf professional
Last book you read? Nongolf—A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
The perfect woman is: Confident
Favorite vacation spot? Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas
Celebrity crush? Jennifer Love Hewitt
Favorite hangout? Grace and Shelly’s in Mercato
Desire to settle down (out of 10)? 7
Best thing you’ve learned from someone? I have a part in everything that happens in my life (good and bad).
Three words to describe yourself: Driven, loyal, witty
One thing you absolutely must accomplish in your lifetime? Play Augusta National Golf Club
Perfect first date? Art museum
Hottest thing a woman can wear? Bikini
Your personal motto? I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Turnoffs? Smoking, not laughing at my jokes, lack of confidence, negativity, lack of independence, fake tanning, too much perfume
Call or text? Total texter
How will a woman know you’re interested? I become playful and flirtatious.
Guilty pleasure? Ice cream
Any life-threatening hobbies? I ride a bicycle for exercise and have heard horror stories.
Dating rule you wish women abided by? Be on time.
Where do you see yourself in five years? One of the top golf instructors in the world
Do you check out a woman on Facebook, etc. before your first date? Of course.
What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for a woman? Took her on a scavenger hunt visiting all the special places from the beginning years of our relationship