Wollongong's latest reality TV star isn't looking to boost his social media profile or further a modelling or acting career, this bachelor truly just wants to find love.
At 25, Michael had never been on a date although he had already decided on a ring for his future wife - shaped like a crown, as she will be his queen.
He's one of several young adults on the autism spectrum who explore the world of love, dating and relationships - some like Michael for the first time - as part of a new documentary series.
ABC's Love on the Spectrum shows how daunting dating can be for many with autism, due to difficulties with social interaction and communication.
The seven singles, and two couples, are supported by family and friends, and relationship experts, on the series which airs on Tuesdays at 8.30pm from November 19.
We follow Michael's journey, which starts with a seat at a singles dinner for people with disabilities, organised by an Illawarra disability service provider.
There he finds a girl who shares his love of toy collecting - and his diagnosis of Asperger's - and they agree to a date at a popular Wollongong seafood restaurant.
There's no spoilers here, however Michael said he decided to take part in the show because while his biggest dream was to "be a husband", he just didn't know how to get into the dating game.
"A lot of my friends are busy all the time. It makes it hard to get out there and meet people," he said.
"I tend to meet girls who already have partners. Also, going out to bars, pubs and clubs is not my kind of environment. I have no interest in drinking, and I hate loud music."
His perfect match is someone from a good family, with a "good heart" who would accept him. And he reckons he'd make a great catch because loyalty and commitment are important to him.
The show's director Cian O'Clery, of Northern Pictures, also directed the award-winning ABC series, Employable Me, which followed people with conditions such as autism and Tourette syndrome in their search for employment.
"I kept hearing from young adults with autism about how they were really keen to find a partner, to find love, but many of them had dated very little, or not at all," he said.
"While there was a lot of support for them to find employment, there was almost no support around dating and relationships. So this was an opportunity to tell their stories."
Mr O'Clery said unlike other reality shows about dating, this wasn't about using people for entertainment, it was about supporting them through the process.
"When we see people dating on our screens, they're usually super hot and super confident - we need more real people on our screens, more diversity," he said.
Relationship expert Jodi Rodgers said knowledge about relationships and sexuality should be accessible to everyone.
"Most young people meet potential partners online or through their social networks - by going out to clubs and pubs," she said. "For those with autism all those things can be overwhelming."
Ms Rodgers said while early intervention for children with autism was excellent, more needed to be done to help them navigate adolescence and young adulthood - including the world of dating and relationships.
"I think there's services to get young people with autism more engaged in work and activities, but I don't think there's much thought put into how do we engage them into intimate relationships."
She worked with several of the young adults on the show, including Michael, to give them support and advice on how to deal in different situations.
Michael said he "loved the entire process".
"The entire concept of being filmed made me feel great inside. I was treated very well by the crew, and my family enjoyed themselves too, but not as much as I did."