14 Things To Know About Dr. Mike, NYC's Most Eligible Bachelor
I know they say curiosity killed the cat, but I had to know more about Doctor Mike.
Every girl dreams of having that successful, highly intellectual and handsome man in her life who knows what he wants.
So, I took a closer look into the life of this elusive doctor.
Yes, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat have proven he is about as dreamy as it gets.
However, there is so much more to him.
Social media leads people to take everything at face value.
Ladies, here is your chance to get the inside scoop on Doctor Mike's steamiest secrets.
One lucky girl gets the opportunity to meet this fine gentleman, thanks to the Coffee Meets Bagel contest for Limitless Tomorrow.
Whether you're looking for the perfect man or a strong connection, you have to get to know someone on a deeper level.
Prior to the dream date, Elite Daily spoke with Doctor Mike, and gathered some intimate facts about the viral Internet star.
1. You will fall in love with his Russian accent.
His family moved to America from Russia for his father to practice medicine when he was just 6 years old.
In kindergarten, he only spoke Russian.
I did know three English words: yes, no and maybe. On the first day of school in Brooklyn, my teacher assumed I spoke English and asked me a question. I said "yes," so she moved on. She asked me another question. I said "no," and she moved on. She decided to clarify with another question. When I said "maybe," she knew I had absolutely no idea what I was talking about.
2. He values his family.
His mother passed away in the midst of an accelerated seven-year program.
Losing a mother was indescribable, and it was even more difficult watching a parent suffer from the loss of a loved one.
At the time, he was living alone, but he moved back in with his father to help him get back on his feet.
After losing his mother, he continued to go to medical school while driving home for two hours every day.
3. He is not driven by money.
He was raised by a family that was happy with nothing.
Not only did his family struggle financially, they even lived in a one-bedroom apartment with four people.
I still remember, to this day, begging my parents for a quarter to buy a bag of chips. What I learned from all of this is having a lot of money does not change your happiness level once your basic needs are accounted for.
4. He is more than his follower count.
Doctor Mike wants to be an inspirational figure to those in and out of the medical field.
He has made several appearances at schools and on talk shows to motivate people to be proactive.
5. He hasn't let fame get to his head.
Doctor Mike is extremely intelligent, driven and caring.
He is not fazed by the attention.
In fact, he claims he’s still the same guy he was before the publicity.
6. Boxing is his form of stress relief.
Doctor Mike is an eighth-year Tae Kwon Do black belt.
7. You can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats his dog.
After his mother’s passing, he bought his adorable husky, Roxy, to give his father some positive meaning in life.
His 5-year-old, blue-eyed husky is one of the most well-trained dogs.
You can instantly notice how much a man values relationships based on his loyalty toward his pet.
8. He believes in love.
Doctor Mike believes love is based on respect and admiration.
You can't fall in love with looks, but you can fall in love with a person. I do think the meaning has been muddled in recent times, but I continue to believe it’s out there.
9. There’s nothing worse than a guy who shows little emotion.
I am an incredibly emotional person, and I will go through incredible lengths to help other good people. I also cry during sad movies.
10. He is grateful for the life he lives.
His biggest regret is not being grateful enough for his parents, who sacrificed a comfortable life to move to an unknown country.
11. He lets his curiosity get the best of him.
During college, he took a trip to Israel.
On one of the nights, they slept with Bedouin monks in the desert.
Foolishly, he decided to explore beyond the campsite to get a taste of what the desert was all about.
Little did he know, the locals would not appreciate this gesture. They chased him back to the camp.
12. The nickname "Doctor Mike" started in high school.
Because his father also practices medicine, his friends would come to him with sports-related injuries and ask for help.
13. He is committed.
He believes romance should be spontaneous.
Doctor Mike believes it’s about showing to the other person that even though you're busy, tired or angry, you still care.
14. He has a wonderful idea of a perfect day.
His ideal day would start with a morning run with Roxy in snowy NYC.
Afterward, he would play an intense game of basketball with friends and lunch at a delicious steakhouse.
Then, Doctor Mike would choose to work an afternoon session at a medical clinic to sharpen his medical skills.
He would end the day with a date with a woman he loves, some popcorn, Netflix and cuddling.
Just because someone’s life seems glamorous on the surface, that doesn’t mean it didn’t take the world for him or her to get there.
Doctor Mike is definitely a catch, and more than just a hot doctor with an insanely cute dog.