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April 26, 2011

Avi R.

http://www.jewishjournal.com/my_single_peeps/article/my_single_peeps_avi_r_20110426

Avi R. (Photo by Nate Holtberg)

Avi R. (Photo by Nate Holtberg)

Avi’s a good-looking guy. He’s funny. He’s tall. He attracts women easily. We often write and act together in projects. He was raised in Southern California, and he likes to surf. He’s a talented photographer. He likes yoga. He likes to eat nuts and berries. I don’t like to do any of these things, so it would be really nice to find him someone else who can keep him company.

Of course, he has some flaws. He’s shy, so if he sees a girl he’s interested in, he’s terrible at approaching her. He takes a long time to make decisions — even small ones. A shirt at J. Crew might require many visits to the store — some alone, some dragging me along to help him make the final decision (which often means he needs one more visit ... just in case). I’ve asked him many times why he does this, but I still don’t have an answer. Before he makes a decision, he likes to weigh in with a few of his close friends, so if you’re interested in him and choose to make contact, be prepared to have your e-mail and picture dissected and discussed by “the boys.” He’ll be slow to respond as a result. That being said, most of us just want him to start dating more than usual, so whatever you write and whatever you look like, we’ll probably give him the green light.

He’s not materialistic. It’s a nice quality, but if you’re a high-maintenance girl who likes the finer things in life, move on to one of my other peeps. He doesn’t care what car you drive — in fact, you’re better off if it’s not in the BMW/Audi/Mercedes family. A Prius would be ideal.

He recently rescued a shelter dog, so if you have a dog and want someone to go to the dog park with, Avi’s your man. He’s active. He likes hiking, biking and other things you imagine healthy people doing. Despite being a good-looking actor in Hollywood, Avi’s a loyal boyfriend. You wouldn’t have to worry about him fooling around with other women. He’s loyal, and he wants to commit to the right girl.

He’s extremely sensitive — a double-edged character trait, which makes him both susceptible to getting his feelings hurt easily and also intuitive enough to pick up on the feelings of others. After our screenwriting class at UCLA tonight, he asked me what was wrong. I hadn’t said a thing, but he knew something was bothering me. He followed me up to my apartment as I opened up to him about the stress I was under, and he listened and gave me feedback. It reminds me how thankful I am to have him (and all of my friends) in my life. Then he went into the kitchen, polished off my mint chocolate chip ice cream, finished my box of flax seed crackers, grabbed a handful of almonds and took off.

If you’re interested in anyone you see on My Single Peeps, send an e-mail and a picture, including the person’s name in the subject line, to mysinglepeeps@jewishjournal.com, and we’ll forward it to your favorite peep.




Seth Menachem is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter. You can see more of his work on his Web site, sethmenachem.com, and meet even more single peeps at mysinglepeeps.com.

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