Calling all single runner friends! Nearly a year ago now, I asked the question: Where the heck are the singles running groups in Philly? Well, there still aren’t any running groups for singles in Philly (that I know of, at least), but there is a singles run going down tonight. Which means you have just enough notice to grab your running shoes after work and not enough notice to obsess over how you’ll introduce yourself to what could be your future hubby/wife/Netflix partner for life. Perfect, right?
Being an electrical engineer, do guys throw you a lot of cheesy lines, like “I could use a jump”?
[laughs] Actually, no. When guys find out what I do, I usually get some kind of look like I am a nerd.
What are your interests?
I love any sport: snowboarding, rock climbing, tennis, bike riding. I’m also a complete music freak. I love making mixes for friends, and getting introduced to new music.
Cool. So what kind of woman are you attracted to?
An intelligent, independent, confident woman who can still be a goofball. Or a lady friend who can be a foodie out and about in Philly with me.
Smokers, and girls who don’t know when to stop partying.
Complete this phrase: Sex on the first date … Read more »
Friday, April 13
GALAEI’s Third Annual DARLA Ceremony (5 p.m.) at City Hall gives the David Acosta Revolutionary Award to someone who works to improve the lives of Philly’s Latino LGBT community.
The Crimson Moon in Wilmington, Del., hosts a Titanic Party (6 p.m.) with DJ Zip.
Noted trans icon Buck Angel is at Aphrodite Gallery (6 p.m.) to talk about transmasculine sex with a Q&A to follow.
Greensgrow Farms is going Whole Hog (6 p.m.) with a feast and live rockabilly show.
Lassos and Lariats weekend kicks off at Woody’s (7 p.m.) with a night of country dancing to benefit the Attic Youth Center and William Way.
Camp Tabu has the laughs (9 p.m.) upstairs at Tabu thanks to guest host Erin Mulville and a showcase featuring Dan Vetrano, Sarah M., Rae Drew and Nate Johnson.
X.O. Lounge hosts the Traffic Light Party (10:30 a.m.). Show up in the color that best describes you as taken (red), single (green) or maybe (yellow).
Saturday, April 14
Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League (GPFFL) hosts open play at Columbus Square Park (9 p.m.). All skill levels are welcome.
The movies make it seem easy. But when it comes to finding Mr. or Ms. Right, life can get a little tricky. That’s why we’ve collected some of the finest catches in Philly. Here, 12 gay and lesbian singles are looking for something a bit more serious than a Craigslist connection.
Wayland “Wade” Harris
33, lives in Center City. He’s been single for about 10 months.
Who I am: “I’m an aspiring performer.” Harris models, acts, sings and dances. “When I’m not on stage you can find me working at Knock and, if you’re lucky,
My interests: Running, working out, playing sports, swimming and yoga.
My ideal man: “I think the late Farrah Fawcett said it best: I need a strong man.”
I’m into: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Counting Crows, Chopin and The Catcher in the Rye.
I’m thinking about: “My friends, family and the world. And I try to live my life in such a way that I am constantly being inspired, as well as inspiring others to put the best part of themselves out there for the world to enjoy.”
30, lives in West Philly. She’s been single since the spring of 2011.
Who I am: “I am creative, determined, versatile and loyal.” Lin, a youth HIV prevention researcher at CHOP, also works with hotpot! Philly and the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.
Things I’m into: Yoga, photography, cooking and community gardening. “My ideal first date includes excited
nervousness, easy connection, laughter and possibly sledding followed by French fries and a beer.”
On my bookshelf: Audre Lorde’s Collected Poems, Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, the Hunger Games trilogy and In Her I Am by Chrystos.
I’m looking for: “My biggest turn-ons are intelligence, confidence, kindness, playfulness, clever wordplay—and flirting.”