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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Date Lab’s ‘Pick Me!’ project: You picked Anthony

(Courtesy Anthony Porreco)
Anthony Porreco, 25, is looking for a woman who “fares on the goofy side.” Now, thanks to your votes, maybe he’ll end up meeting her through Date Lab. More than 6,200 people voted (and tweeted) in support of the five lovely, lovable singles who hoped to rise to the top of Date Lab’s crowded, 4,000-strong applicant database.

In the end, though, there could only be one, and your one and only was Anthony, who took just more than 37 percent of the vote.

Read a little more about what Anthony’s looking for — and his short and sweet victory speech — after the jump:

Here’s what Anthony had to say about winning:

“Regarding a victory speech, I’d just like to take a moment to express my gratitude to all my friends, family, and coworkers who took the time to vote for me, in addition to the rest of the Date Lab electorate. Also, to the other finalists, you’re all wonderful people, and I wish you nothing but the best in your respective futures.”

Rehashing answers that put him Anthony in the running:

I need Date Lab because ... “I’m having difficulty connecting with other eligible young professionals.”

Date Lab needs me because ... “I’m a genuinely great guy who knows how to treat a date.”

I won’t date someone who ... “smokes, or thinks their job makes them super important. I feel like I see a lot of ego on display in D.C.”

My ideal date is someone who ... “is a great conversationalist, has a lot of empathy, and fares on the goofy side.”

Correction: Earlier versions of this blog post misspelled the winner’s surname. He is Anthony Porreco.

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