My name is Carl. I live in South Philly (Graduate Hospital to be exact, so I tell people in the suburbs that I live in Rittenhouse.) By day I am a marketing strategist for a healthcare IT company (contain the excitement) and by night I DJ at some of the best clubs in Philly. Anyway, this isn’t eharmony, it’s me telling you who my local man crushes are. Here I go:
Keith’s awesome smile, warm demeanor and quirky sense of humor make him a total catch. It doesn’t hurt that he’s super handsome and has an awesome bulldog named Katie (she'll steal your heart, too.) You will find Keith serving drinks, food and realness behind the bar at Tabu. When? Pretty much always.
In the futile straight-guy man-crush category, we have Mike Damico, Gayborhood bartender extraordinaire, cat meme enthusiast, and master of ceremonies to every room he enters. Mike is fun, spirited, thoughtful and hilarious. Go say hi to Mike at Icandy one night. You’ll feel like you already know him.
Ty’s reputation precedes him. He’s always upbeat but doesn’t put up with nonsense. Ty handles himself with poise and rarely loses his cool. Ty’s wardrobe is his watermark, and I have even found myself fully jealous of his shoes. Philly is lucky to have him. He is a perfect representation of our community’s diversity and energy.
Embarrassing disclaimer: Chris and I don’t know each other very well, so I must acknowledge that I am a bit of a creeper. Anyway, Chris is a super-talented photographer who lives in Delaware with his super-lucky boyfriend. I remember Chris when he was a wee gay youth coming to Bump for our Thursday night parties. We didn’t really know each other very well, but in creeper fashion, I friended him on Facebook so I could see all his dreaminess and, of course, his awesome photography.
For as long as I’ve known him, I had a huge crush on Matt. I never stood a chance; I would blush and run away like a school girl when he came around. I am glad that he got snapped up by his husband, the lovely Larry Emeigh-McBride; not only is it great to see an adorable happily married LGBT couple, but now I can finally stop writing Matt’s name on my binder.
One of the most intelligent and clever people you will find in Philly and beyond. Matt is co-creator/co-owner of Philly social media marketing agency ChatterBlast Media. Get to know him. He knows everything, and his world view is positive and eye-opening.
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Here are the rules: (1) Name five to 10 guys you’re crushing on, and tell us why they have your heart aflutter (2) You and all men involved have to be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to [email protected].