Eric Schweig

UPDATED 05/03/1993 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/03/1993 at 01:00 AM EDT

A 25-year-old bachelor laments, "I've only been in love once. My heart was broken bad. I had to move across the country so I wouldn't bang on her door crying at 3 in the morning. Now my goal is to be a hermit. I love dogs. They don't shout."

Dear Bachelor: Buck up. As Uncas in The Last of the Mohicans, you gave Daniel Day-Lewis a run for the heartthrob money. Critics crowed—one called you "the quietly magnetic Eric Schweig"—while female filmgoers were riveted by your ebony mane and fierce, fine-boned sensuality. Growing up in the Canadian Northwest, a half Inuit adopted into a white family, you may have been, as you say, "really awkward, the only person with dark skin in the public school." And, you woefully recall, "the girls made wide circles to avoid me." But that was then, this is now. Women are circling your Vancouver apartment, and with featured roles in Elysian Fields, airing May 22 on CBS, and TNT's The Broken Chain, due in December, they're likely to linger. Cutting off your shoulder-length hair, as some directors have requested, would be, you say, "like cutting off an arm." Then, by all means, leave your locks long. Just unlock your heart...but not your door.

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