People, if you have missed the heart-shaped memo in one way or another, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day: an occasion in which all couples have a wonderful time together and the rest of us cries in a ready-made meal in front of the TV.
Ok, so maybe not all singles take it as bad as others, but there are certainly some people who feel the lack of a significant other something more on February 14 – and the 26-year-old Matthew Lepre is so a person. He says that he has spent a lot of time finding The One, but that he is constantly deterred by the idea that partners only want him “for his bank balance”.
“Although I am successful with my work, I realize now that we are going into Valentine’s Day that I want a meaningful relationship to become an important part of my life,” he said.
Until three years ago, Lepre worked with three manual labor to help him and his mother come over. Now he claims, however, that he earns $ 120,000 a month, which clearly makes him catch for someone who is looking for a stable relationship. Unfortunately, it also makes him an easy target for someone who simply wants money.
“I prefer to find a girl who wants to date with me because I am myself, not for my bank balance,” he said.
“I have realized through my success that money can not buy happiness or love and family and a partner is someone who is on your side to support you with your ups and downs.”
So far, Lepre has said that no one has tried to use him for his money, but he explains that to a loyal group of friends.
“They have been with me from the beginning of my success and know me from the time that I had three jobs at the same time to make ends meet,” he said, and he worries about bringing someone else into his life can change that.
Yet he has not given up the love of romance and says he is on the market for a woman who is loyal, thoughtful, honest and loving.
Finding his dream date has not been an easy trip so far.
“Dating apps are not very satisfying and I’m looking for someone who wants a long-term relationship, someone with whom I can have a meaningful connection,” he explained. “So far I’ve met girls through friends, but I have not found the girl I want to spend the rest of my life with and I’m not interested in dating unless it’s going somewhere.”
The businessman also revealed that he is a bit of a romantic, saying that his ideal first date would be “a picnic in the late afternoon on the beach with a bottle of champagne, after which we would have an afternoon swim before we watch the sunset.”
So ladies, if you are single and looking for a man to spend this Valentine’s Day, you may not be too late! Maybe you’ll take a look at the Insta feed from Lepre before you slide into his DM’s, because at the moment it seems that his company will always be the greatest love in his life …