As for the “Dating Contest” or whatever you want to call it, we are still working out the details, but the bottom line is, Olivia is going to control an email account where women who are interested will send in their profiles, to which Olivia will then narrow down to three people. At that point, she will present those three people to me, and I will make a decision from there based on reading and hearing everything they have to say. So send me an email just covering the basics including your age, location, passions, etc and those will eventually to get to me. And I would hope you would enter because you want to know a little bit more about me, Steve Carbone. Not “Reality Steve”. There’s a difference which I think some people have a hard time understanding. I’m looking to have fun with this in all honesty. I’m a very simple guy. I don’t have a laundry list of things I like and dislike. But there are some definite “deal breakers” with me, and obviously, the distance thing plays an issue. I know it’s tough to say since I don’t know the people emailing in, but probably the biggest thing is they’d have to be open to is relocating to Dallas. I’m in a situation here that I don’t plan on leaving, so, if someone isn’t ok with that, then it’ll never work. Just had to get that out there right off the bat. If you want to get started early and are interested, Olivia has already set up the email account. The address is:
I’ve dated online before and it hasn’t worked. I’ve met people at bars and it hasn’t worked. I’ve been set up by friends and family and that hasn’t worked. What would be the worst thing that could come of this? So I figure why not? Olivia approached me with it, I thought about it, and decided lets give it a chance. Obviously, we won’t be doing FBI background checks, and I’m sure we’ll get plenty of jokers sending in fake profiles, but don’t worry, she’ll be able to weed through those pretty easily. Every email application will be read, and as we get further along in the process, you’ll be getting updates either through Olivia, me, or on the site. I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes and, who knows, maybe I’ll find a wife…ha ha. That would really be a slap in the face to the “Bachelor/ette” franchise I think. Excited to see some of your applications. If you want to send in your information to the email address above, for now, please just adhere to the following rules/regulations:
I am single, available, and truly looking to be in a relationship.
2. I am entering into this competition in earnest, with no ulterior motives, and no other relationship in place.
3. I am willing and open to, if we were compatible, relocating to Dallas.
4. I have no arrest/convictions, no addictions, and no STD’s.
5. I agree to meet halfway in person at mutually agreed upon location at my expense. (To be discussed)
6. I am not using any pseudonyms or false information.
7. I will provide current photos, including headshot and full standing shot.
Fair enough? Just be real, have a sense of humor, be aware of the fact I’m a sports nut and reality TV watcher, and that if we were to go out, you would be going out with me, and not “Reality Steve”. Need to make that distinction because that has burned me in the past. I know the biggest sticking point with most people will be the relocating thing. I get it. That’s a lot to ask. But I’ve been there with people who I’ve dated where after a few months, I found out they never had any intention of ever moving. That sucks to hear, especially if you really like the person. So it least has to be something you’d be open to. I’m not asking anyone to move after a first date, but, if you’re in a career that won’t allow it, or you want to stay close to your friends and family, then it probably isn’t gonna work. And yes, of course women in the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex can apply as well. I don’t want to make it seem like I’m excluding people from my own area. Not at all. So lets get this started and I’ll keep you updated on the process throughout.
UPDATE: Something very important I forgot to add. Just because I’m publicly doing this through the site, do not think once I narrow it down to whomever, I’m going to be going into detail and giving play-by-play of what’s going on with this person. I do not talk about my dating life in my column. Sure I’ve made jokes here and there, but I’ve never called anyone out by name and I’ve never gone into detail of anything that’s ever happened on my dates. Never have and never will. So if you’re scared to apply because you think I’m going to talk about what we do, don’t be. That will never happen. My dating life stays out of my column. Thanks.
There’s A LOT of stuff going on this week leading up to the finale. I have no idea when it will be breaking or when I’m going to find out. But just know if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you will know exactly when I post something. Keep checking back here throughout the week for more information heading in to Tuesday’s finale. If you have any questions, comments, praises, criticisms, etc go to the “Contact Me” link above, and those are all the places you can reach me at – email, Facebook, Twitter and we’ve added a Reality Steve Fan Page now, so join that if you’d like as well. Keep it here all week…