Top Single Profile: Ron McCoy
Ronald McCoy, 58
Occupation: Assistant Director of Administration; Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Florida State University
Charity: Big Brothers Big Sisters
Why did you choose this charity to support? I’m an avid supporter of our youth and believe it is extremely important that we give them proper guidance and support early on to ensure they will be productive and successful later in life.
What is the main character trait you look for in a potential date? Sense of humor. I’ve found that people that have a sense of humor are easy to talk to and are just good people all around.
If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what would it be and why? 45 – by then you’ve learned so much from the mistakes you’ve made and you still have “relative” youth and the time to really make the best of the rest of your life.
What would you prefer to do for a living if money was not a factor? Own a jazz bar and upscale restaurant.
If you could travel back in time and meet yourself as a 10-year-old kid, what advice would you give yourself? Enjoy yourself but save as much as you can.
What do you consider your BEST attribute? I’m a good listener.
What is your motto? It’s from my mother – If you’re going to do something, do it to the best of your ability.
What do you believe your greatest accomplishment in life is? I’m in the process of doing it. My family owns the historic Tookes Hotel in Frenchtown and I’m currently working to turn it into a museum and three room bed and breakfast.
What is at the very top of your bucket list? Travel the world and experience different cultures.
Are you a morning person or night owl? I’m a morning person. Love to see the morning sun. Gets me fired up!
What’s your dream car? I’m driving it. Mercedes SL550. Awesome looks and very powerful car.
What was your screen name in middle school? LOL! Screen names weren’t around during my middle school days. But if they were, probably Roadrunner.
Are you one to kiss on the first date? If there is chemistry – absolutely!!!
What’s your bad habit? What’s your good habit? I eat too many pretzels. Other than that, I eat a pretty healthy diet.
What’s a relationship deal-breaker for you? Someone that is too serious. Can’t relax and enjoy the moment. Otherwise, they stress me out and I can’t have that.
What’s your favorite splurge/indulgence? I spend more than I should on clothes. But lately I’ve been pretty good cutting back.
What’s your favorite Pandora channel? Smooth jazz!!!
What’s your favorite magazine? GQ, I’ve been into fashion since high school.
What was your worst fashion disaster? Back when I was around 16-17, I convinced my mom to buy me a fake leather coat. Not my finest hour – LOL!
I regret that I have no talent for … Playing the sax. Especially love soprano sax music. Very mellow – romantic – sexy.
What is your most treasured possession? My Egyptian pottery and figurine collection. Ancient history has always fascinated me.
What quality do you most admire in people? The ability to laugh at themselves. Typically, they are very confident and realize that life is too short to take things so serious all the time.
Name a world leader that you would like to have dinner with. Obama