Michael McConnell: Single Guy of the Month

Michael McConnell: Single Man of the Month
ESSENCE.COM May, 27, 2009

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Michael McConnell kicks off ESSENCE’s Single Man of the Month feature. This great catch is a marketing executive and single dad living in New York City. E-mail him now at michael(at)essence.com

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McConnell finds a cultured woman very sexy. Knowing how to order a glass of wine won’t hurt when trying to impress this Brooklynite either.

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This single guy isn’t shy about making a special woman feel the love.

“I am the most romantic person on the face of the planet. I am definitely looking right now.”

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McConnell on the set of his ESSENCE photo shoot for the June 2009 Single Man of the Month story. McConnell looks dapper in a pink button-up and crisp blue jeans.

“I’m very excited by a woman who possesses her own swagger,” reveals the single dad.

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“There are a lot of great single Black women out there; I just haven’t found the one for me. I am a hopeless romantic, and I think that love happens when you least expect it.”

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When it comes to looks, McConnell loves all types of women.

“I like them in all shapes and sizes. It’s really just more of your style and if you have that je ne sais quoi. She does have to be naturally beautiful, but I don’t care if her hair is a weave or locks, as long as it fits her face.”

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This sweet guy does have a deal breaker.

“A woman you can tell who has baggage and is mad at the world [is a turnoff]. Some women come out of relationships and want to generalize all men and put them all in this negative category. When you start doing that, you’re cheating yourself out of a lot of good opportunities.”

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McConnell gets his pose just right for the camera.

“Any woman who can’t hold an intelligent conversation is a turnoff. That’s a bigger turnoff than not being physically attractive.”

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“Sometimes Black men need to be checked, and a Black woman will put you in your place. I like to know when I’m messing up, and I think it’s very sexy that Black women set high standards.”

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McConnell shares what he’s looking for in a woman.

“I want a combination of all the strong women that I’ve come across in my life. I want the nurturing of my mother; the strong, bold wisdom of my grandmother; and that romantic queasy feeling I got from my first love.”

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