Name: Tom Lao
Hometown: Guelph, ON
Major/Year: Sociology’ 15
Relationship status: Single
Where is your favourite place to be on campus? Probably the quad. I like all the grass, being able to sit outside. Plus, a lot of people are out there when the weather is nice, so that makes it a fun place.
What are your favourite activities or hobbies? I like to listen to music a lot. I also like to go to the gym, watch sports, and nap. Definitely nap.
What is a random fact about you? I placed Gold in Taekwondo for Canada.
How would you describe your personality? I consider my personality to be very easygoing and laidback. Also very friendly, I like being social.
What do you find attractive in a girl? Physically, I like a girl’s eyes, smile and hair. A girl with a good personality who can handle jokes well. I’m pretty laidback, so a girl who is able to just chill and not have to worry about going out is attractive.
What is the first thing that you notice about a girl? One of the first things that I notice about a girl is her ability to present herself, by how she dresses, and how she handles herself socially. Also in the winter, when a girl comes in from the cold and her nose and cheeks are red, that is the cutest thing.
Biggest turn off? A girl who is rude, to me and to others. Also, a girl with no sense of humor is not attractive. Lastly, a girl who talks about past relationships a lot, the past should stay in the past.
What is the cutest thing you’ve done for a girl? When I was asking a girl to prom, I took a bunch of her stuff and wrote prom all over it. I guess that was pretty cute.
What about the cutest thing a girl has done for you? Back in high school on Valentine’s Day, a girl made me a Valentine’s CD, and put it in my locker with a bunch of chocolate and a bear.
What is something that you’ll never understand about girls? I don’t understand why girls need to go to the bathroom together. Are they all peeing together or something? Also, when girls talk about not finding any nice guys, there are a lot out there.
Would you describe your love life as being risk taking, or more laidback? I would have to say that it is a combination of both. It’s risk taking because you never know what could happen, so I take risks. But it’s also laidback because realistically whatever happens, happens. You can’t force something.
What songs best describe you and why? There are three. Firstly “Send Me on My Way” by Rusted Root because, it’s a very uplifting song that makes me feel good about where I am today. Secondly, “L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.” by Noah and the Whale because it’s all about moving on from the past and towards the future. Lastly, “I Can’t Make You Love Me” covered by Bon Iver because it describes past relationships and how you can’t force love and what I’ve learned.
What are your goals for the future? To not work a 9-5 job, to be able to travel and help people.
Any last words for female readers? Don’t be afraid to say hi to a complete stranger. Also, if you hesitate, you masturbate.
Ladies, if you’re looking for a fun loving sweetheart with a great sense of humour, Tom is your guy!