Single in Philly
Torrie Williams, 24
Occupation: Associate producer, FOX 29’s Good Day Philadelphia. Cats or dogs: Dogs. I have a Pomeranian named Dolce. She is definitely a pampered pooch. Fears: Fire. I don’t even light matches. Favorite athlete: Brian Westbrook. Bump into me: At the Willow Grove Park Mall.
Elena Brennan, 50
Occupation: Owner, Bus Stop boutique. Secret talent: I speak four foreign languages: Greek, French, German and Spanish. Perfect date: A walk in the park, holding hands, with someone who makes me laugh. I grew up: In London. Bump into me: In Queen Village.
Hilary Regan, 26
Occupation: Sustainable marketing consultant for Domani Developers. Hobby: Keeping the casinos off the waterfront. Favorite TV show: MacGyver. Favorite restaurant: Sovalo. Bump into me: At Penn Treaty Park.
Katelyn Prominski, 24
Occupation: Ballet dancer. Favorite movies: Love Actually and Walk the Line. Last meal on earth: Steak burrito. Best concert: Madonna. Turn-on: Quiet confidence. Bump into me: At a cupcake bakery.
Dale Apple, 57
Occupation: Elementary-school teacher. Best concert ever: Bruce Springsteen at the Spectrum. Cats or dogs: Both. I have three cats and one dog. Typical Sunday morning: Yoga class at LA Fitness. Best dish I know how to make: Pumpkin cobbler — it’s very fattening and delicious. Bump into me: Outside, in the garden.
Deborah Cooper Nixon, 44
Occupation: Assistant district attorney. Secret talent: Poetry and creative writing. Best dish I know how to make: Macaroni and cheese. Favorite movies: Philadelphia and The Hurricane. Bump into me: At Starbucks, just about any time of day.
Nina Tinari, 28
Occupation: Special assistant to Governor Rendell. Last meal on earth: My mom’s pasta and gravy. Turn-off: Smoking. Best concert: Too many to list: U2, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow. Last book I read: Life’s a Campaign, by Chris Matthews. Bump into me: Around Rittenhouse Square or with Governor Rendell.
Laurie Eastburn Bayon, 52
Occupation: Project manager at GlaxoSmithKline. Secret talent: Flutist in the Bucks County Symphony. Official favorite movie: 12 Angry Men. Secret favorite movie: Love Actually. When I grow up, I want to be: A travel consultant to exotic places. Bump into me: At soccer games or hardware stores.
Kayce Cashman, 27
Occupation: Publicist. Official favorite movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Secret favorite movie: Mean Girls. Favorite book: Bright Lights, Big City. Best vacation spot: Vegas. Best concert: The Killers. Last meal on earth: Sushi. Bump into me: At a Cashman & Associates event.
Maureen Ferguson, 37
Occupation: Co-owner of Du Jour in Haverford Square and Symphony House. Official favorite movie: Casablanca. Secret favorite movie: Old School. Favorite athlete: Roger Federer. Best concert: The Stones at Vets Stadium in 1989. Best vacation spot: Any vacation is great. I love them all. Bump into me: At Osteria.
Jennifer Carroll, 33
Occupation: Chef de cuisine at 10 Arts. Secret talent: I can change a tire faster than any man. Hobbies: Sleeping, going to the beach, eating at nice restaurants. Last meal on earth: A Krispy Kreme doughnut. Bump into me: Walking on Chestnut Street by Rittenhouse Square.
Tina Wells, 28
Occupation: CEO of Buzz Marketing Group; children’s author. Turn-on: Someone who loves to travel more than I do. Fears: Not finding a Starbucks in the morning. Favorite restaurant: Morimoto. Second language: French. Bump into me: At the Ritz movie theaters.
Robert Winn, 44
Occupation: Co-owner, Newhopeautosales.com. Official favorite movies: Gladiator, Braveheart and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Secret favorite movie: Caddyshack. Last book I read: John Adams, by David McCullough. Last meal on earth: Steak. Bump into me: At New Hope Fitness.
Larry Farnese, 39
Occupation: Politician/attorney. Favorite books: Atlas Shrugged, The Great Gatsby, Dante’s Inferno. Fears: Bush Republicans. Relationship deal-breaker: A girl who takes herself too seriously. Bump into me: On the street, handing out literature during campaign season.
Curtis Slipman, 50
Occupation: Physician. Turn-on: Genuine sweetness. Best vacation spot: Winter in St. Barts and spring in Paris. Favorite form of exercise: Running, though I’m permanently benched. Typical Sunday morning: Sleeping. Bump into me: At Rouge or Morimoto, or in South Beach.
Bill Burke-White, 32
Occupation: Penn Law professor. Alma maters: Undergrad and law degrees from Harvard; master’s and Ph.D. from Cambridge. Hobbies: Traveling, squash, cooking and baking. Fears: Not living life to its fullest. Bump into me: At La Colombe.
Carlos Melendez, 40
Occupation: Owner, Coyote Crossing restaurant. Where I grew up: In Mexico and Central America. I left home when I was 14. Last meal on earth: Foie gras. Turn-on: Integrity. Bump into me: At my restaurant.
Todd Pride, 41
Occupation: Managing director of Collective Voices, Inc. Hobbies: NASCAR racing, fishing, deer-hunting and reading. When I grow up, I want to be: A great husband. Turn-off: When girls overdress. Bump into me: At any of the quiet restaurants off the Square.
Ronen “Roni” Koresh, 47
Occupation: Choreographer/artistic director. Where I grew up: In Israel. Favorite books: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Hobbies: People-watching. Favorite form of exercise: Dance. Bump into me: At La Colombe or Snackbar.
Jason Tavares, 32
Occupation: Master stylist at Pierre & Carlo. Secret talent: Singing. When I grow up, I want to be: A celeb. Best concert: Beyoncé. Sexual orientation: Open. Bump into me: At Capital Grille, the gym or a local bar.
Jamison Uhler, 33
Occupation: TV reporter and fill-in anchor for NBC 10 News. Secret talent: Photographic memory. Official favorite movie: Good Will Hunting. Secret favorite movie: Say Anything. When I grow up, I want to be: A professional golfer. Bump into me: At Whole Foods.
Jimmy Contreras, 29
Occupation: Co-owner of Kimberly Boutique. Best concert: John Mayer. I was the gay guy in the front row yelling “I love you!” Hobbies: Shopping, cooking, volunteering at MANNA, and planning charity events at the store. Last meal on earth: A bucket of KFC. Bump into me: At Kimberly Boutique and Rouge or Parc.
Stewart Bradley, 25
Occupation: Eagles linebacker. Secret talent: Slightly-above-average dancer. Favorite restaurant: Barclay Prime. Favorite athlete: Andre Agassi. Dream date: Sailing from island to island in French Polynesia. Where I grew up: Salt Lake City. Bump into me: Around Society Hill.
Doug Young, 32
Occupation: Communications director for Lower Merion School District. Secret talent: Playing the piano. Best vacation spot: Yosemite National Park. When I grow up, I want to be: A dad. Last meal on earth: Authentic Vietnamese food. Bump into me: At the gym or on a basketball court.