At Modern Luxury, connection and community define who we are. We use cookies to improve the Modern Luxury experience - to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also may share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. We take your privacy seriously and want you to be aware that we have recently made changes to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here.

I AGREE
    

MARIA GRESHAM
Police officer, Brookhaven Police Department

Age: 35
Originally from: Kennesaw
Lives in: Brookhaven
Education: Mercer University
Perfect mate: Someone who is protective, spontaneous, willing to compromise, ambitious, quick-witted, well-groomed and treats me like a lady
Biggest turn-ons: Pretty boys, good kissers, confidence, good manners and offering to take me on a real date rather than heading to the bar for drinks
Biggest turnoffs: A lack of religious beliefs, sarcasm, clinginess, a messy home and a lack of common sense
Longest relationship: One year
Weekend go-tos: Establishment Buckhead, Hudson Grille, LA Fitness, Orangetheory Fitness, any beach and Whiskey Blue
Ideal date: I am happy doing anything fun with someone I care about. Bonus points for taking me to dinner at a fancy restaurant though!
Hobbies: Going to the gym, shooting guns at the range, laying out at the pool and going out with my girlfriends
Favorite restaurants: Chops Lobster Bar, Del Frisco’s Grille, JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Kyma and Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft
Proudest professional moment: Graduating from the police academy in 2005 and receiving the 2009 Meritorious Service Award from the Atlanta Police Department
Part of the body you notice first: Face and teeth
You know you’re in love when... I change my Facebook relationship status.
Describe yourself in three words: Sassy, assertive and sensitive
When I want to feel sexy, I... wear bright-red lipstick.
Who inspires you? My mom and grandmother
Who, dead or alive, would you want to meet most? Justin Bieber
My guilty pleasure is... a toss-up between reality TV and Facebook.
Signature drink: Red wine, preferably malbec
The key to my heart is... feeding me, planning days in advance to spend time with me or giving me a good back or foot massage.

BRIAN OATES
Development manager, Pollack Shores Real Estate Group

Age: 35
Originally from: Columbus, Ohio
Lives in: North Druid Hills
Education: Georgia Institute of Technology
Perfect mate: Someone who is loyal, driven, intelligent and has a great sense of humor
Biggest turn-ons: Confidence, strong character and a great smile
Biggest turnoffs: Dishonesty, smoking or a girl who can’t get along with my sisters or friends’ wives—they are great judges of character!
Longest relationship: 10 years
Weekend go-tos: Heading outdoors to play or watch sports, and in the evening, grabbing dinner and drinks with friends
Ideal date: Dinner on a patio with a bottle of wine, then going to see some live music
Hobbies: Playing soccer; working out; traveling; and spending time with my son, Samuel
Favorite restaurants: Barcelona Wine Bar, Grindhouse Killer Burgers and JCT. Kitchen & Bar
Proudest professional moment: Being chosen to lead a team that’s developing and building the multifamily portion of the new Atlanta Braves mixed-use development
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... a random mix of hip-hop, EDM, indie rock and surfer music.
If you had to appear on a reality show, what would it be and why? Survivor. I have always loved the show, and it seems like it would be a great physical, mental and social challenge.
Who should play you in your biopic and why? Will Ferrell—I would love to hear Ron Burgundy’s reaction to the funny things that happen in my life.
Part of the body you notice first: Eyes
You know you’re in love when... you think of your partner before yourself.
Celebrity crushes: Olivia Munn and Margot Robbie
Something people would never guess about you: I am a nerd and love to read, and still go to the library sometimes.
Describe yourself in three words: Kind, driven and sarcastic
Signature drink: Two fingers of Johnnie Walker Black
The key to my heart is... a back rub. After a long stressful day, there is no better way to relax.

 

 

ADAM THORNTON CRAIG
Business developer manager/senior technical recruiter, Robert Half Technology

Age: 30
Originally from: Carrollton, Ga.
Lives in: Vinings
Education: Georgia Southern University
Perfect mate: Someone who has a great sense of humor; is career-oriented, loyal, honest; cares about health and fitness; has an awesome smile; and likes to have a good time
Biggest turn-ons: Intelligence, athleticism and nice teeth!
Biggest turnoffs: Someone who lacks motivation. I want to be with someone who constantly wants to improve themselves and positively impact those around them.
Longest relationship: Two and a half years
Weekend go-tos: You can generally find me outdoors playing golf or soaking up the sun during the day. At night, you’ll find me in front of a live band or bar-hopping in the Highlands.
Ideal date: Cocktails and dinner on a nice patio or rooftop where we can relax and get to know one another, then head to a venue to watch live music
Hobbies: Fitness, sports, Netflix, my dog and music
Favorite restaurants: Canoe, Bones, D.B.A. Barbecue and Six Feet Under
Favorite sports teams: All Atlanta teams, The University of Alabama and Georgia Southern
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... The Avett Brothers, City and Colour, Led Zeppelin, Manchester Orchestra, The Postal Service, The New Basement Tapes and Ray LaMontagne.
Who should play you in your biopic and why? I’m thinking Adam Levine. I am often told we look alike and have a similar goofy sense of humor.
Part of the body you notice first: Face
You know you’re in love when... she leaves her toothbrush at your place, and you’re completely OK with it.
Celebrity crushes: Mila Kunis, Alex Morgan and Natalie Portman
Describe yourself in three words: Compassionate, ambitious and humorous
When I want to feel sexy, I... hit the gym!
My guilty pleasure is... chocolate chip cookies.
Signature drink: Jefferson’s on the rocks
The key to my heart is... loving my dog, Ms. Penny Lane.

NAKEISHA TURK
Professional cheerleader, Atlanta Hawks; and graduate student/undergraduate assistant, Georgia State University

Age: 25
Originally from: Knoxville, Tenn.
Lives in: Midtown
Education: Georgia State University (M.A.) and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (undergraduate)
Perfect mate: Someone who is loyal, successful, athletic, fun and, of course, handsome
Biggest turn-ons: Confidence, good manners, maturity and a good body
Biggest turnoffs: Laziness, insecurity and cockiness
Weekend go-tos: Atlantic Station!
Ideal date: A romantic dinner at a nice, quiet restaurant before having fun at Dave & Buster’s
The gutsiest thing I’ve ever done for love was... being featured in JEZEBEL!
Favorite restaurants: Do Restaurant, Strip or any Mexican spot
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... tons of ’90s classics.
If you had to appear on a reality show, what would it be and why? Dancing with the Stars. I’ve always wanted to learn to ballroom dance and wear those amazing costumes.
Who should play you in your biopic and why? Gabrielle Union. Our personalities seem very similar.
Proudest professional moment: Getting accepted into a competitive graduate program, in addition to being offered a full scholarship and a position as an assistant to undergraduate classes
You know you’re in love when... you’re comfortable being yourself 100 percent of the time and when you both embrace each other’s imperfections.
Celebrity crushes: Victor Cruz, Boris Kodjoe and Usher
Describe yourself in three words: Outgoing, considerate and hardworking
When I want to feel sexy, I... glam my face, let my hair down and put on my best dress with some heels.
Who inspires you? My parents and my awesome twin sister
Who, dead or alive, would you want to meet most? Mariah Carey. I love her!
I can’t get enough of: Chick-fil-A and cupcakes
Signature drink: A frozen margarita
The key to my heart is... showing me that you care rather than telling me.

HAILEY QUICK
Physician recruiter – psychiatry/neurology division, Jackson & Coker

Age: 25
Originally from: Woodstock
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: Kennesaw State University
Perfect mate: Someone who is respectful and honest, doesn’t sweat the small stuff and can appreciate the occasional Netflix binge
Biggest turn-ons: A cute laugh, wit, athleticism and a nice butt (we like them too, boys!)
Biggest turnoffs: Smoking, narcissism and someone who isn’t nice to strangers. You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat a waiter or cashier.
Longest relationship: Two years
Weekend go-tos: Anywhere with a good brunch, the park with my dog and The IVY Buckhead
Ideal date: Piedmont Park, then lunch or a nice dinner. I care more about the ‘who’ than the ‘where.’
Hobbies: CrossFit; running; trying new restaurants; and spending time with my puppy, Pax
Favorite restaurants: 1Kept, JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Restaurant Eugene and Sotto Sotto
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... more 2 Chainz than I’m comfortable admitting, Citizen Cope, Frank Ocean, The xx and The Lumineers.
Who should play you in your biopic and why? Kristen Wiig’s character from Bridesmaids because her life is one awkward moment after another and she’s terrified of flying
Proudest professional moment: Being the first in my family to graduate from college and traveling to Haiti last November to help restore a church and school with their leadership council
Part of the body you notice first: Face
You know you’re in love when... everything reminds you of them.
Celebrity crushes: David Beckham, Chris Pine and Ryan Reynolds
Describe yourself in three words: Loyal, passionate and quirky
My guilty pleasures are... Waffle House’s All-Star Special and any The Real Housewives show.
Signature drink: Vodka with Red Bull (sorry, Mom!)
The key to my heart is... thoughtfulness, compassion for other people and bacon.

DONNY FOWLER
Orthopaedic surgeon, OrthoAtlanta; and Atlanta affiliate physician/medical consultant, New York Mets

Age: 34
Originally from: Woodbridge, Va.
Lives in: Vinings
Education: University of Virginia (M.D.), Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell (Sports Medicine Fellowship) and Duke University (Orthopaedic Surgery Residency/undergraduate)
Perfect mate: I love a woman who is smart and witty but knows how to let loose and have fun at the same time.
Biggest turn-ons: Someone who is active, confident and passionate about what they do
Biggest turnoffs: Jealousy and insecurity
Longest relationship: Three years
Weekend go-tos: Taking my pit bull, Murphy, to the park during the day and grabbing drinks with friends in Buckhead at night
Ideal date: Going to something fun outdoors like a concert, sporting event or festival, then grabbing a nice dinner somewhere new
Hobbies: Basketball, running, fishing, traveling and playing piano on occasion
Favorite restaurants: Antico Pizza, Canoe, King + Duke and Tin Lizzy’s Cantina
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... a wide mix—everything from Tupac to Bruce Springsteen to Coldplay.
If you had to appear on a reality show, what would it be and why? American Gladiators if it still existed, so now I’d have to go with Wipe Out—I love obstacle courses.
Proudest professional moment: Being selected to do my Sports Medicine Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. It’s the No. 1 ranked hospital in the country for orthopaedic surgery, so it was truly a privilege to train there. When you combine that with getting to be one of the team doctors for the Mets, it was a fantastic year.
You know you’re in love when... I’m with a girl who can make anything fun and adventurous.
Celebrity crushes: Rachel McAdams and Taylor Swift
Who inspires you? My father. He served almost 30 years in the Army and retired as a colonel.
My guilty pleasure is... Chick-fil-A.
Signature drink: Crown Royal with Sprite
The key to my heart is... love and spontaneity. I want somebody who is going to fight for me as hard as I’m going to fight for them.

TIM LUDWICK
Investment banker, Greene Holcomb & Fisher

Age: 33
Originally from: Dunwoody
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: The University of Georgia (MBA/undergraduate)
Perfect mate: Someone who is Christian, family-oriented, intelligent, honest, humble, ambitious and has a good sense of humor
Biggest turn-ons: Confidence and spontaneity
Biggest turnoffs: Insecurity, rudeness, jealousy, drama and high-maintenance
Longest relationship: Six years
Weekend go-tos: Piedmont Park, the BeltLine and West Midtown
Ideal date: Drinks on a patio or rooftop with a great view
Hobbies: Running, water and snow skiing, traveling and fishing
Favorite restaurants: Bartaco, Cypress Street Pint & Plate, The Optimist and King + Duke
If you had to appear on a reality show, what would it be and why? Survivor. I’m very resourceful and competitive.
Who should play you in your biopic and why? Matt Damon because he’s successful, low-key and a family man
Proudest professional moment: Landing my dream job right out of graduate school
You know you’re in love when... I think about her all of the time and would do anything for her.
Celebrity crushes: Jessica Alba, Lauren Conrad and Maria Menounos
Describe yourself in three words: Loyal, hardworking and genuine
When I want to feel sexy, I... put on a suit and tie.
Who inspires you? My parents. They are the most selfless, genuine and hardworking people.
My greatest ambition in life is to... run my own company and have a large and happy family.
My guilty pleasure is... craft beer but mainly IPAs.
I can’t get enough of... traveling.
Signature drink: An Old Fashioned
The key to my heart is... finding someone who is as supportive of me as I will be of them, who has a passion for travel, shares in some of the core values that I believe in and is able to enjoy the simple things in life.

JULIA LAURIA
Director of marketing, SportsTrust Advisors

Age: 25
Originally from: Albany, N.Y.
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: St. John Fisher College
Perfect mate: Someone who is driven, motivated, is close to his family and is always trying to grow both personally and professionally
Biggest turn-ons: Meaningful conversation, passionate, motivated and acts like a gentleman
Biggest turnoffs: Lacks loyalty, can’t provide for himself, laziness and arrogance
Longest relationship: Three years
Weekend go-tos: New restaurants with great ambience and occasionally Prive or Gold Room
Ideal date: Going to a restaurant or lounge with good music and enjoying great food and conversation
Hobbies: Working out, yoga, trying new food/drink spots and watching football
Favorite restaurants: Antico Pizza, Divan, Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano, Hal’s, Nam Phuong, Ocean Prime, The Optimist and hidden gems on Buford Highway
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... a lot of everything! John Legend, Beyoncé, Thievery Corporation, Erykah Badu, Usher, Drake, The Beatles and a bit of country.
Who should play you in your biopic and why? Mila Kunis. She has a straight-to-the-point personality like I do and is comfortable in her own skin.
Proudest professional moment: Being hired by the Atlanta Falcons and moving to Atlanta without knowing anyone right out of college. Now, there are so many rewarding moments representing NFL players in my current job.
You know you’re in love when... you begin putting someone else’s needs before your own.
Celebrity crushes: Michael Ealy, Idris Elba, Matt Kemp, Matthew McConaughey, John Legend and Channing Tatum
Something people would never guess about you: I played classical piano for 10 years.
My guilty pleasures are... sweets and chicken wings.
Signature drink: Ciroc vodka with soda and a splash of pineapple
The key to my heart is... consistency.

MORGAN MACKMULL
Account manager, DDS Financial

Age: 28
Originally from: Acworth, Ga.
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: The University of Alabama
Perfect mate: Someone who has a good sense of humor, is spontaneous, open-minded, kind, family-oriented and is a foodie
Biggest turn-ons: Quick wit and good teeth
Biggest turnoffs: Poor manners, smoking and entitlement
Longest relationship: Eight months
Weekend go-tos: Traveling, exploring new neighborhoods in Atlanta, festivals, live music, hanging out with friends and family, and cheering on the Tide!
Ideal date: A boozy brunch on a patio with live music, then doing something active outside
Hobbies: Traveling, trying new workouts and anything on the water
Favorite restaurants: Hal’s, Umi, any Mexican (preferably Tacos & Tequilas), or anywhere with a good rooftop or patio
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... gangster rap or Top 40 hits.
If you had to appear on a reality show, which would it be and why? The Amazing Race. I love adventure and competition.
You know you’re in love when... being with them feels like home.
Celebrity crushes: Theo James and Miles Teller
Something people would never guess about you: My nickname is Bambi because of how clumsy I am.
Describe yourself in three words: Comfortable, classic and girly
When I want to feel sexy, I... go for a run and get dolled up for a girls’ night.
Who, dead or alive, would you want to meet most? Taylor Swift. Squad goals.
My greatest ambition in life is to... be happy, fall in love and become a mom.
My guilty pleasure is... reality TV.
I can’t get enough of... traveling. I want to experience every place and every culture!
Signature drink: Crown Royal with ginger ale
The key to my heart is... feeding me and telling me I’m pretty.

BOBBY COREY
Territory manager, AngioDynamics

Age: 31
Originally from: Louisville, Ky.
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: University of Kentucky
Perfect mate: I’ve dated too many girls who don’t really have a plan. If you’re ambitious, want more out of life and are willing to work for it—I want to hear more about your story.
Biggest turn-ons: Athleticism and intelligence
Biggest turnoffs: Materialism, laziness and a lack of self-awareness
Longest relationship: Two years
Weekend go-tos: Traveling!
Ideal date: Dinner, drinks and people-watching
Hobbies: Working out and flying planes
Favorite restaurants: American Food and Beverage, Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano, True Food Kitchen and the Whole Foods Market hot bar
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... Big Sean, The National, The Lumineers and G-Eazy.
Who should play you in your biopic and why? Val Kilmer because of Iceman and Top Gun
Best pickup line: I’m not Batman, but you should Christian Bale on yo’ man for me.
You know you’re in love when... you’re shopping and decide to start picking stuff out for her knowing good and well you won’t get her size right.
Celebrity crush: Marisa Miller
Something people would never guess about you: My dad was a pilot his whole life, so for his 70th birthday, without him knowing, I took flying lessons to surprise him.
Who, dead or alive, would you want to meet most? Colin Cowherd. The guy just gets it.
My greatest ambition in life is to... never stop traveling.
I can’t get enough of... Lululemon and Suitsupply.
My guilty pleasure is... Snapchatting irritable travelers at the airport.
Signature drink: Scotch, neat
The key to my heart is... no games.

DANNI HEVERIN
Radio City Rockette; professional dancer/actress, Xcel Talent; and fitness instructor, DEFINE body & mind

Age: 23
Originally from: Madison, Ala.
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: The University of Alabama
Perfect mate: Someone who challenges me consistently to be my best self, can make me laugh, is confident and believes in himself
Biggest turn-ons: A good sense of humor, intelligence and a kind heart
Biggest turnoffs: Lack of ambition, cockiness, selfishness and smoking
Longest relationship: A year and a half
Weekend go-tos: The lake, Piedmont Park and downtown Buckhead
Ideal date: Something outdoors and adventurous followed by a romantic dinner
Hobbies: Dancing, yoga, reading, running, hiking and paddleboarding
Favorite restaurants: Bartaco, Superica and Umi
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... everything from Frank Sinatra to Young Thug.
If you had to appear on a reality show, which would it be and why? So You Think You Can Dance because I think I can dance!
Who should play you in your biopic and why? Erin Andrews because I’m often told we look alike
Proudest professional moment: Being offered a position as a Radio City Rockette after three years of auditioning. It was my dream, and finally accomplishing it was the most rewarding experience.
You know you’re in love when... there is nowhere else I would rather be than with that person.
Celebrity crushes: Chris Hemsworth and Channing Tatum
Something people would never guess about you: I was raised as an Army brat. I have lived in more than seven states across the United States and in Germany.
My greatest ambition in life is to... live a life that I am proud of and share it with the ones I love.
My guilty pleasure is... Netflix.
I can’t get enough of... dark chocolate-covered almonds and pretzels.
Signature drink: Water infused with lemon and mint
The key to my heart is... listening to understand, not to respond.

THOMAS FOUNTAIN
Country singer/songwriter; and physical education teacher

Age: 32
Originally from: Jasper, Ga.
Lives in: Woodstock
Education: The University of Alabama (M.Ed.) and Kennesaw State University (undergraduate)
Perfect mate: Someone who is humble, ambitious, open-minded, caring, loving and has a good sense of humor, natural beauty and a nice family
Biggest turn-ons: A girl that can make me laugh, is attractive, respectful, appreciative and enjoys kids
Biggest turnoffs: Lack of humility, materialism, drinking too much, smoking and cursing
Longest relationship: Three years
Weekend go-tos: Fishing, cooking or playing my music on a stage somewhere
Ideal date: Going to a great restaurant and enjoying live music
Hobbies: Music, sports, working with my hands and anything outdoors
Favorite restaurants: The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill, Downtown Kitchen, The Optimist and anywhere with good barbecue
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... Chris Stapleton, Merle Haggard, old Kenny Chesney, Mo Pitney, ’90s alternative rock and acoustic songs.
Who should play you in your biopic and why? It would have to be someone with a funny personality and that would be good in a Western—a young Robert Redford or Kevin Costner.
Proudest professional moment: Winning 2014 Georgia Country male artist of the year, 2014 Georgia Country overall artist of the year and hearing my songs on the radio for the first time
You know you’re in love when... I put her needs before mine.
Celebrity crushes: Marisa Miller and Kacey Musgraves
Something people would never guess about you: I taught preschool for a year and absolutely loved it.
My greatest ambition in life is to... help others and better myself as a man, in addition to being a good father and husband, if given the chance.
My guilty pleasure is... ’90s gangster rap, biscuits and bad dance moves.
The key to my heart is... good food, good music, laughing and loving kids.

KEVIN KIMM
Senior implementation consultant, Aptos

Age: 25
Originally from: Mount Airy, Md.
Lives in: Peachtree Battle
Education: University of Michigan
Perfect mate: Someone who is naturally beautiful and knows how to make the best of any situation
Biggest turn-ons: A girl who’s athletic enough to be good at sports and still ladylike enough to take my breath away when she gets dressed up
Biggest turnoffs: Lack of enthusiasm, initiative and self-confidence
Longest relationship: Two years
Ideal date: Any unique experience that’s followed by a walk where we can get lost in great conversation
Hobbies: Playing soccer, tennis, golf; trying new restaurants in Atlanta; and visiting friends throughout the United States
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... a fair amount of country, electro for the gym, some rap and the best damn ’80s songs ever.
If you had to appear on a reality show, which would it be and why? Naked and Afraid on the Discovery Channel because I’d get to travel to an exotic country and test out my survival skills.
Who should play you in your biopic and why? Ryan Gosling because then a lot of girls would go see the movie and he seems like a cool guy to grab a beer with
Proudest professional moment: Being part of a startup that was recently acquired
You know you’re in love when... your family and friends enjoy being around her as much as you do.
Celebrity crushes: Jennifer Aniston and Olivia Munn
Something people would never guess about you: I grew up playing the saxophone all the way through high school.
Who, dead or alive, would you want to meet most? Hermione Granger, not Emma Watson
My greatest ambition in life is to... have kids and grandkids who look up to me.
I can’t get enough of... being outdoors. Whether it’s playing a sport, hiking or relaxing by the pool, I love to be outside.
Signature drink: Captain Morgan with Coke
The key to my heart is... brains and long legs.

ELAINE RANDANT
Communications associate, American Red Cross; and FlyBarre instructor, Flywheel Sports

Age: 28
Originally from: Collinsville, Ill.
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: The University of Alabama
Perfect mate: Someone who is active, loyal and ambitious
Biggest turn-ons: Someone who is competitive, witty, tall, chivalrous and poised
Biggest turnoffs: Lazy, irresponsible, cocky, smoking and rude
Longest relationship: One year
Weekend go-tos: Out and about at various spots in Buckhead
Ideal date: Somewhere with a good patio, enjoying a bottle of wine and great conversation
Hobbies: FlyBarre, Flywheel, yoga and wogs (you know, walking and jogging)
Favorite restaurants: Barcelona Wine Bar, The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill and JCT. Kitchen & Bar
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... a lot of remixes, hip-hop and EDM for my FlyBarre classes.
Who should play you in your biopic and why? Jenna Dewan-Tatum because I have a girl crush on her
Proudest professional moment: Working for a major nonprofit that is helping to save lives every day
Best pickup line: Might as well call you Google because you’ve got everything I’m looking for.
You know you’re in love when... I want him to meet my family and experience everything with me.
Celebrity crush: David Beckham
Describe yourself in three words: Active, loyal and goofy
Who, dead or alive, would you want to meet most? Ellen DeGeneres because who wouldn’t want to be friends with Ellen?
My guilty pleasures are... King of Pops, breakfast sandwiches and carbs.
I can’t get enough of... baths. I love a good soak in the bathtub.
Signature drink: A good glass of pinot grigio or malbec (for the antioxidants) and a Bloody Mary (for its healing power)
The key to my heart is... doing small thoughtful things when they are least expected.

TREY DANIELS
Professional saxophonist

Age: 26
Originally from: Tampa, Fla.
Lives in: Marietta
Education: Florida State University
Perfect mate: Someone who is passionate, hardworking, loyal and trustworthy
Biggest turn-ons: Someone who is well-dressed and well-spoken
Biggest turnoffs: Poor hygiene, too rambunctious and laughing hysterically constantly
Longest relationship: Two years
Weekend go-tos: Playing music, traveling and going to church on Sunday
Ideal date: Dinner followed by a romantic stroll
Hobbies: Working out, playing pool and having a good time with friends
Favorite restaurants: Coco Cabana Restaurant, Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles, Houston’s and Kat’s Cafe
Favorite sports teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Golden State Warriors and the Atlanta Braves
If you had to appear on a reality show, which would it be and why? Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Music plus a little drama is always a good time.
Proudest professional moment: Being able to travel the world by playing music. There’s no better feeling.
Part of the body you notice first: Eyes
You know you’re in love when... I get butterflies in my stomach.
Celebrity crushes: Beyoncé, Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Nicki Minaj and Jill Scott
Describe yourself in three words: Passionate, focused and charismatic
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? To be No. 1, you must train like you are No. 2.
Who inspires you? My dad
Who, dead or alive, would you want to meet most? Michael Jackson
My guilty pleasure is... eating too much.
Signature drink: Hennessy with lemonade
The key to my heart is... cooking. If you can throw down in the kitchen, I’m yours.

LIZ IMSAND
Buyer/manager, Kane Boutique

Age: 25
Originally from: Mobile, Ala.
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: The University of Alabama
Perfect mate: Someone who is outgoing, spontaneous, responsible, friendly, loyal, down-to-earth, family-oriented and has good moral values
Biggest turn-ons: Positivity and confidence
Biggest turnoffs: Cheating, jealousy and insecurity
Longest relationship: Four years
Weekend go-tos: I love to try new things. You can find me in Virginia-Highland, Edgewood, Westside or Buckhead, depending on what event is taking place!
Ideal date: I’m happy doing anything as long as there’s good company and great conversation.
Hobbies: Music, photography and cooking
Favorite restaurants: Gunshow, The Iberian Pig, Jalisco’s and Umi
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... jam bands, rap, chill music and a ton of remixes that most people haven’t heard before.
If you had to appear on a reality show, which would it be and why? Anything on the Food Network or Travel Channel because I live for both!
Who should play you in your biopic and why? Mila Kunis—mainly because I love her, but she also seems like an easygoing, down-to-earth chick who can hang with the boys.
Proudest professional moment: Having experience in all aspects of the fashion industry—design, buying, retail and wholesale. Working under Michael Kors was pretty cool too.
You know you’re in love when... I’m still figuring this one out.
Celebrity crushes: Brody Jenner and Ian Somerhalder
When I want to feel sexy, I... dance!
Who, dead or alive, would you want to meet most? Alexander McQueen
My greatest ambition in life is to... travel the world and raise an amazing family.
I can’t get enough of... food. I love food.
Signature drink: Whiskey with ginger ale
The key to my heart is... appreciating the simple things in life.

ADAM SPOTT
Compounding representative, Smart Pharmacy

Age: 26
Originally from: Scranton, Penn.
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: Florida State University
Perfect mate: A girl with natural beauty who also takes care of herself. Someone who likes simple things and down time but is also spontaneous and can take me out of my comfort zone.
Biggest turn-on: Natural beauty
Biggest turnoffs: Dishonesty, smoking, too much makeup, lack of independence and a dry personality
Longest relationship: Two and a half years
Weekend go-tos: The IVY Buckhead, the pool, Turner Field, Buckhead bars, Krog Street Market or road-tripping with my boys
Ideal date: Catch a Braves game for a few innings, grab dinner somewhere with live music, then some relaxation and Netflix
Hobbies: Working out, golf, sporting events, concerts, comedy shows and watching movies
Favorite restaurants: Bartaco, Chipotle, Doraku Sushi and The Optimist
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... Drake.
Who should play you in your biopic and why? Nicolas Cage because he embodies the American dream
Proudest professional moment: I’ve been in my new sales role for only four months and surpassed my first quarter quota while being the youngest member of the sales team.
You know you’re in love when... she asks you to go to a ballgame with her, even though you know she couldn’t care less about sports.
Celebrity crush: Charlotte McKinney
Something people would never guess about you: I’m one of the most OCD people that I know.
Describe yourself in three words: Positive, personable and loyal
Who inspires you? My mother, father and my older brother. They are the hardest working, most supportive people I know.
My guilty pleasure is... McDonald’s double cheeseburgers.
I can’t get enough of... penguins. I frequent the Georgia Aquarium just to see them.
Signature drink: Crown Royal on the rocks
The key to my heart is... making me laugh and being able to laugh at yourself.

ALINA ROJEK
Insurance sales manager, Association Member Benefits Advisors

Age: 26
Originally from: Rochester, N.Y.
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: State University of New York at Fredonia
Perfect mate: Someone who is smart, career-driven, kind and has a good sense of humor
Biggest turn-ons: Confidence!
Biggest turnoffs: Dishonesty, disrespect, negativity, laziness and a temper
Longest relationship: Three years
Weekend go-tos: The IVY Buckhead, the pool or traveling
Ideal date: A casual dinner and drinks
Hobbies: Cosmetology, church and interior decorating
Favorite restaurants: BrickTop’s, Food 101, Hal’s and Noche
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... a wide variety of music—from Sara Bareilles to Drake to Mumford & Sons.
If you had to appear on a reality show, which would it be and why? Cupcake Wars. I love baking and getting creative with desserts, especially cupcakes.
Who should play you in your biopic and why? Jennifer Garner. She typically plays wholesome characters, has a good balance between work and family, and always carries herself with humility in interviews.
Part of the body you notice first: I’m a sucker for blue eyes.
You know you’re in love when... you become the best version of yourself.
Celebrity crushes: Zac Efron, Leonardo DiCaprio and Chris Hemsworth
When I want to feel sexy, I... put on red lipstick.
Who inspires you? My mother
My greatest ambition in life is to... be successful in my career and raise my children to be happy and healthy.
My guilty pleasure is... binge-watching shows on Netflix.
I can’t get enough of... cheese, pretty much every kind.
Signature drink: Lemon Drop martini
The key to my heart is... honesty, romance, empathy and compassion!

JESSICA FARRELL
Enterprise account executive, Comcast Business; and professional cheerleader, Atlanta Falcons

Age: 26
Originally from: Marietta
Lives in: Buckhead
Education: University of Mississippi
Perfect mate: Someone who is confident, honest and has a good sense of humor
Biggest turn-on: Chivalry!
Biggest turnoffs: Bad manners, arrogance, lying, controlling and jealousy
Longest relationship: One year
Weekend go-tos: The IVY Buckhead, Big Sky Buckhead and Gold Room
Ideal date: A sporting event, concert or anything active or spontaneous
Hobbies: Dancing at Gotta Dance Atlanta, Flywheel, FlyBarre, going to brunch and shopping
Favorite restaurants: Doraku Sushi, Gypsy Kitchen and Newk’s Eatery
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... anything EDM.
Proudest professional moment: I was fortunate enough to spend a week in London when the Atlanta Falcons played the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium. The highlight of the week was performing in Trafalgar Square in front of thousands of people from all over the world.
You know you’re in love when... you’re willing to sacrifice your time and needs for someone else.
Celebrity crushes: Chris Hemsworth and Ryan Reynolds
Something people would never guess about you: I can seem pretty laid-back, but I’m actually very competitive.
Describe yourself in three words: Driven, passionate and spontaneous
When I want to feel sexy, I... work out.
Who inspires you? My family
My greatest ambition in life is to... inspire others to follow their dreams.
My guilty pleasure is... Netflix.
I can’t get enough of... pizza.
Signature drink: Rosé
The best gift I’ve ever been given was... my rescue Pomchi puppy, Archie.
The key to my heart is... making me laugh.

JORDAN CRAFT
Account executive, VMware

Age: 25
Originally from: Kingsport, Tenn.
Lives in: Vinings
Education: Kennesaw State University
Perfect mate: First off, someone who has a sense of humor, but, ideally, someone who is also honest, driven, comfortable in her own skin and not afraid to take charge
Biggest turn-ons: Someone who is fit and athletic. I’m a pretty easy guy to please. There’s also something about a girl in glasses.
Biggest turnoffs: Smokers or someone who tries to act like a second mother
Longest relationship: Two years
Weekend go-tos: Spots in Buckhead or traveling. I can be a bit of a road warrior at times, as I enjoy checking out new cities.
Ideal date: I’m a traditional dinner guy, but I’d also consider myself somewhat of a foodie. I’m always down for a place neither one of us has been to, where we can hang out and grab drinks.
Hobbies: Anything sports related—golf, baseball, basketball and tennis. I also love to grill out and drink a beer.
Favorite restaurants: Gumbeaux’s Cajun Cafe, Orient Express and South City Kitchen
If you peeked at my playlist, you’d find... EDM and a lot of classic and alternative rock.
Who should play you in your biopic and why? Jon Hamm, who plays my favorite character, Don Draper, on Mad Men. It’s no secret among my friends that I kind of idolize the guy.
Proudest professional moment: Being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft
You know you’re in love when... I don’t want to go a day without her.
Celebrity crushes: Jennifer Aniston, Meghan Markle and Alex Morgan
Who, dead or alive, would you want to meet most? Michael Jordan or Tom Brady
My greatest ambition in life is to... retire young and live the resort lifestyle.
My guilty pleasure is... TV shows. I easily get addicted.
Signature drink: An Old Fashioned
The key to my heart is... a woman who can cook.

20 Most Eligible Atlantans 2015

Produced and written by Allison Mitchell | August 20, 2015 | Articles

Photography assistant: Naomi Smith
Hair and makeup assistant: Chan, The Green Room Agency
Shot on location at Cyan on Peachtree, The Residence Buckhead Atlanta and Terminus Buckhead



Tags:

Photography by: