Speed Dating with the 20 Most Eligible Catches in Atlanta

Jordan Hill, Ashton Pike and Katie Wrona | August 2, 2019 | People Feature

Put away your dating apps, Atlanta. We’re playing Cupid this cuffing season with our annual selection of the city’s sexiest singles looking for their permanent plus-one. You can’t swipe right or double tap these pages, but you can mark your calendar for Aug. 22, when we raise a glass to our 2019 Most Eligible Atlantans at Tongue & Groove. Take it from us: This batch of bachelors and bachelorettes is top-notch.


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Sheereen Brown
Senior business analyst, The Task Force for Global Health
Age: 29 Insta: @by.sjibreel Originally from: Stone Mountain Lives in: East Lake College: Georgia Institute of Technology Weekend go-tos: “Margaritas at bartaco and a walk on the BeltLine, plus a class at Be Hot Yoga” Bingeworthy show: The OfficeYou know you’re in love when: “Someone asks me who my best friend is and I name him. I pray for him throughout the day, and he feels like part of my family.” Ideal date: “Go to a concert at a smaller venue and have a late-night dinner afterward. Over drinks, we talk about life, love, politics and the universe.” Signature drink: “Moscow Mule with Tito’s” Key to your heart: “Making me feel cherished and safe”

Shot on location at Pour Taproom


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Kimberly Kidd
Dental assistant, Dentistry of Norcross
Age: 31 Insta: @kimberly_kidd Originally from: Fayetteville Lives in: Smyrna College: NYU College of Dentistry Go-to restaurants: “Barcelona Wine Bar, Umi, Chops, Bartaco and Nuevo Laredo Cantina” Biggest turn-ons: “Effort, thoughtfulness and personality” Ideal date: “I usually like to break the ice by doing something fun like a paint and sip or even Topgolf, where you can really just be yourself and have fun!” Signature drink: “Ketel One and soda with a lime, or a Moscow mule” Key to your heart: “There has to be chemistry from the get-go. He has to be genuine and kind. Being able to make me laugh is probably a big factor for me.”

Shot on location at Hawkers


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Sean LaVilla
Director of operations, Himitsu
Age: 28 Insta: @livinlavillaloca Originally from: Kennesaw Lives in: Brookhaven College: University of Georgia Something people would never guess about you: “I was a military technical advisor for movies and trained actors how to use weapons and tactics for films.” People who inspire you most: “My parents. They have been through so much, but their faith and relationship always stayed strong.” Person, dead or alive, you would want to meet most: “Ernest Hemingway” Signature drink: “Multivitamins with a tequila back or Old-Fashioned with rye” Key to your heart: “Kindness, selflessness and a sense of humor”

Shot on location at Hawkers


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Courtney Curtis
Owner, Creating Court LLC
Age: 24 Insta: @thecourtneyc Originally from: McDonough Lives in: Buckhead College: Kennesaw State University You know you’re in love when: “I set an alarm on a Saturday morning so I can make them breakfast before they wake up.” Signature drink: “I would say I have two signature drinks. The first is a tequila soda with extra-, extra-fresh lime juice. And the second is a glass of pinot grigio topped off with Red Bull and a few green olives (don’t knock it till you try it!).” Key to your heart: “Food… loyalty and honesty too, but food is serious.”

Shot on location at Playa Bowls


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Dylan Crocker
Senior analyst - Global Sales, Delta Air Lines
Age: 26 Insta: @dylancrocker20 Originally from: Peachtree City Lives in: Vinings College: University of Georgia Best advice you’ve ever been given: “Love people and use things. Not the other way around.” Guilty pleasure: “Cookies fresh out of the oven” Ideal date: “I’d pick her up on an electric scooter with a picnic basket in hand, consisting of a bouquet of sunflowers, two puppies, Champagne and Girl Scout cookies, and we’d scoot down the BeltLine to the park where John Mayer and Beyoncé happened to be performing.” Signature drink: “The hometown brewery, Line Creek Brewing or an Old-Fashioned” Key to your heart: “Pretending to laugh at my jokes and the occasional head rub”

Shot on location at Playa Bowls


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Jamaal Everett
Personal trainer, LifeFit Studio
Age: 28 Insta: @mualymaal Originally from: Dayton, Ohio Lives in: West Midtown College: Wittenberg University Biggest turn-on: “Great kisser” You can’t get enough of: “Sports! Margaritas are a close second.” Person who inspires you most: “I’m not inspired by a person, rather seeing the impact of my work.” Something people would never guess about you: “I’ve never had a cavity. Also, I coached college football for seven years.” On your current playlist: “Anything from rap to trap to EDM and ’70s funk music” Signature drink: “Woodford Reserve, one rock” Key to your heart: “Patience and food”

Shot on location at Guac y Margys


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Kylie Fronzak
Teacher, Social Studies
Age: 25 Insta: @kyliefronzak Originally from: Buford Lives in: Brookhaven College: University of Georgia Weekend go-tos: “The Battery (go Braves!), Little Five Points, The Ivy or any kind of sporting event” Favorite hobbies: “I coach volleyball, which I really enjoy; traveling; reading; DIY projects; and trying new things.” Guilty pleasure: “Ordering UberEats the same day I spend $100 at the grocery store” Part of the body you notice first: “Their smile and how they dress” Signature drink: “Sipping on straight tequila or a spicy bloody mary on Sundays” Key to your heart: “Good communication, a sense of humor and mozzarella sticks”

Shot on location at Guac y Margys


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Carson Cowan
Real estate agent, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
Age: 33 Insta: @cfuller250 Originally from: Jacksonville, Fla. Lives in: Midtown College: University of North Florida Weekend go-tos: “You’ll find me with my dog, Huckleberry, on the BeltLine, or at The Training Room, Hotel Clermont’s rooftop, the den at BeetleCat, or The St. Regis Bar.” Person who would play you in your biopic: “Without a doubt, Tom Selleck, complete with mustache and Ferrari” Ideal date: “A dimly lit corner booth, witty banter, bourbon and slow jazz. Inquire for further details.” Biggest turn-ons: “A good sense of humor, a Southern accent, attention to detail, being business-minded and self-confidence” Signature drink: “Hendrick’s gimlet, fresh lime” Key to your heart: “Belly laughs—lots of them”

Shot on location at The James Room


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Julie Hopkins
Special events coordinator, Believe Music Hall
Age: 26 Insta: @jewelsmarie24 Originally from: Amarillo, Texas Lives in: Canton On your current playlist: “Literally everything: My playlist goes from Led Zeppelin to The Fugees to Jason Aldean.” Bingeworthy show: Spartacus or VikingsFavorite hobbies: “Going to see live music, scuba diving, traveling and eating” Best advice you’ve ever received: “You will never find your passion and purpose doing something self-serving.” You can’t get enough of: “Women who support other women!” Part of the body you notice first: “Height and smile” Biggest turn-ons: “Emotional intelligence, drive and being family-oriented” Signature drink: “Moscow Mule” Key to your heart: “Sincerity and compassion”

Shot on location at The James Room


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Meghan Bailey
Psychiatric nurse
Age: 30 Insta: @meghan_alanna Originally from: Ranburne, Ala. Lives in: Cumberland College: University of West Georgia Biggest turn-ons: “A man rooted in the same background and morals. Someone who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty, but, at the same time, could dress up for a night out on the town.” Best advice you’ve ever been given: “Simply put: ‘Figure out who you are and what you want out of life before depending on someone else to make you happy.’ - Laura Gordon.” Something people would never guess about you: “I lived out of a backpack for 10 days while on a medical mission trip in the Philippines.” Signature drink: “Skinny jalapeno marg!” Key to your heart: “Honesty”

Shot on location at Butter & Cream


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Phil Armijo
Actor, AMT Agency
Age: 39 Insta: @philarmijo Originally from: Rawlins, Wyo. Lives in: Decatur College: Jacksonville University Part of the body you notice first: “Their smile” Go-to restaurants: “Two Urban Licks, BeetleCat and bartaco.” Favorite hobbies: “Sports—playing, not watching; movies—acting and watching; learning (science specifically)” You know you’re in love when: “You forget about yourself, and every single thought includes them. When your brain is hijacked by the mere implication of their existence.” Signature drink: “Top-shelf margarita, no salt, with a Grand Marnier floater” Key to your heart: “Humility”

Shot on location at Butter & Cream


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Aaron Selis
Regional sales manager, Phonak
Age: 31 Insta: @selis__ Originally from: Orlando, Fla. Lives in: Buckhead College: University of Florida Go-to restaurants: “Barcelona Wine Bar, Storico Fresco, The Iberian Pig, O-Ku, Little Alley Steak Buckhead, Nina & Rafi, all of Buford Highway” Ideal date: “Let’s gauge our mood and create a date together. The point is to have fun and enjoy each other’s company—good food, live music, sporting events, spontaneous adventures or laze around; it’s all on the table!” Best advice you’ve ever been given: “Don’t take life too seriously.” Signature drink: “Dirty Shirley, extra-dirty” Key to your heart: “Located around my mom’s neck”

Shot on location at SPX Alley


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Megan Malasarte
Professional athlete, Atlanta Track Club/Mizuno USA
Age: 27 Insta: @megmala14 Originally from: Fayetteville Lives in: Midtown College: University of Georgia Ideal date: “Going to the Green Market at Piedmont Park and grabbing Blue Donkey Coffee and empanadas, then finding a nice shaded place to sit, chitchat and simultaneously people-watch” Person who would play you in your biopic: “Zendaya” Guilty pleasure: “Lifetime movies. Don’t judge; they’re wildly addicting.” Something people would never guess about you: “I’m 100% Filipino. I’ve heard all kinds of guesses, even wondering what I’m mixed with, but my family is from the Philippines, and I’m proud of it!” Signature drink: “French 75” Key to your heart: “Food—quality, soul-comforting food”

Shot on location at Dancing Dogs Yoga


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Josh Weot
Account executive, Comprehensive Technical Group
Age: 26 Insta: @j_weot Originally from: Woodstock Lives in: Dunwoody College: Kennesaw State University Go-to restaurants: “Big fan of Barcelona Wine Bar and Storico Fresco.” You know you’re in love when: “I can’t stand to be away from her.” People who inspire you most: “My parents and little sister are my biggest inspiration. They have been my mentors and friends my entire life.” Person, dead or alive, you would want to meet most: “This is a tough one, but I have to say it would be a dream come true to have a conversation with Tim Tebow.” Signature drink: “Whiskey neat” Key to your heart: “Kindness and a genuine love for God”

Shot on location at Freedom Barber Co.


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Madison Martinez
Owner, Lovestruck Boutique and Midtown Glow
Age: 26 Insta: @madison._victoria Originally from: Beaumont, Texas Lives in: Buckhead College: Lamar University Go-to restaurants: “Superica, Marcel, Barcelona Wine Bar and Umi” On your current playlist: “Country with a mix of hip-hop” Greatest ambition in life: “First and foremost is to be happy—genuinely happy. I also want nothing more than to excel in my career, become a mom and eventually have my own animal rescue sanctuary.” Biggest turnoffs: “Arrogance, bad hygiene and when someone doesn’t leave at least a 20% gratuity to those who serve them” You can’t get enough of: “Chuy’s jalapeno ranch dip”

Shot on location at Lacquer Nail Bar


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Ashley Francis
Owner, TURN Studio
Age: 34 Insta: @turn_ashley Originally from: Snellville Lives in: Brookhaven College: Clemson University Ideal date: “Margs on a patio with live music” Person who would play you in your biopic: “Kate Hudson” Biggest turnoffs: “Laziness; cockiness; and talkers, not listeners” Weekend go-tos: “TURN Studio, BeltLine and Lake Lanier” Person who inspires you most: “My dad as a successful entrepreneur, and my niece, Blakelee, to be her role model” Signature drink: “Tequila” Key to your heart: “Being a doer. Doing things in the city, working out, dining and spending quality time together. Oh, and enjoying queso with me!”

Shot on location at Nina & Rafi


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Patrick Witt
Associate, McKinsey & Company
Age: 30 Insta: @pat_rickjames Originally from: Johns Creek Lives in: Midtown College: Yale University (undergraduate); Harvard Law School (Juris Doctor) Biggest turn-ons: “A great smile and laugh; professional business attire; a white T-shirt, jeans and a baseball cap (preferably Braves!)” Part of the body you notice first: “Smile and eyes” Favorite hobbies: “Motorcycles, airplanes, fishing and Atlanta sports” Something people would never guess about you: “I was the starting quarterback at Yale for three years; I speak fluent French.” Greatest ambition: “I’d like to serve as the governor of Georgia and then in an appointed position in the federal government.” Signature drink: “Aviation” Key to your heart: “Back rubs”

Shot on location at Nina & Rafi


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Chandler Storm
Model, Click Model Management; actor, J Pervis Talent Agency; owner, Chandler Storm Creative and TESTIFY
Age: 23 Insta: @chandlerstorm_ Originally from: Woodstock Lives in: Alpharetta College: University of Alabama Biggest turn-ons: “A few things: confidence, passion, a sense of adventure, style and good taste, quick wit, a kind heart and a great smile.” Best advice you’ve ever been given: “‘To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.’ - Oscar Wilde.” Something people would never guess about you: “I was homeschooled from the time I was 3 years old until I went to college. People are always surprised by that.” Signature drink: “Old-Fashioned made with Bullet Bourbon Whiskey” Key to your heart: “Honestly, a good conversationalist is wildly attractive. Food is also a close second.”

Shot on location at Pour Taproom


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Vivien Canady
Account manager - Corporate Relations, American Cancer Society
Age: 30 Insta: @vcanady Originally from: Alpharetta Lives in: West Midtown College: Kennesaw State University Weekend go-tos: “Atlanta United FC games; comedy shows and concerts at venues like The Tabernacle; ’80s/’90s dance parties at The Basement; and taking my dog to Piedmont Park” Bingeworthy show: Sex and the City because the content is relatable and timeless” Biggest turnoffs: “Arrogance, ignorance, lack of ambition, doesn’t have pets and doesn’t recycle” Guilty pleasure: “Expensive candles. It is cliche, but really nothing compares to a Diptyque candle.” Signature drink: “Cheap chardonnay” Key to your heart: “My pup, Queso”

Shot on location at Hawkers


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Sam Johnson
Actor, Talent Direct Agency
Age: 31 Insta: @samjustwentham Originally from: Lawrenceville Lives in: Sandy Springs College: Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service Something people would never guess about you: “I was born and raised in the funeral business.” Biggest turn-on: “Smiling” Ideal date: “Good food with a better personality” You know you’re in love when: “I can’t stop smiling around them.” Person who inspires you most is: “My father” Guilty pleasure: “Sweets” Bingeworthy show: The SopranosGreatest ambition in life: “See how far I can go. True ambition never stops.”

Shot on location at SPX Alley



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Photography by: Photography by Ahmad Barber | Shot on location at StudioPlex (SPX) Alley | Hair by Jamison Maxon, David Henson, Laura | Simon and Seoul Oswald, Van Michael Salon | Makeup by Diana Juerez, Laura Simon and Emilia Nall, Van Michael Salon