Top Singles 2012

The 20 greatest bachelors and bachelorettes on Earth.

Edited by Jess Blumberg

Torrey Smith, 23, Wide Receiver, Baltimore Ravens, never been married –David Colwell

[Editor's Note: Some, though not all, of our Top Singles have provided email addresses. Feel free to contact them there.]

Torrey Smith

23, wide receiver, Baltimore Ravens; never been married

Favorite Book: Green Eggs and Ham. Seriously. Favorite Film: Forrest Gump. Favorite TV show? Anything on Animal Planet. Favorite website? Twitter. Favorite music? Hip-hop and R&B. Celebrity dream date? There are a bunch. Celebrity look-a-like? Harold Perrineau (Michael Dawson on Lost). What did you think the earthquake was at first? I had no idea. I was on the grass, and it started shaking. I was scared and confused, so I just took off running. Favorite late-night TV host? Scott Van Pelt. Ideal last meal? A soul-food dinner with good rolls and sweet tea. Big sports fan? Yes, but I don’t really have favorite teams, just favorite players. Hidden talents? No, but I wish I could sing! I’m terrible, but that’s only for me to know in my car. Clowns: Scary or awesome? Weird. Definitely weird. Where do you take out-of-towners? Jimmy’s Famous Seafood. It’s my favorite restaurant. The secret to a great relationship is . . . loyalty.

Lara Henneman

26, program associate, Maryland CASH campaign; never been married

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Favorite book: The Ground Beneath Her Feet. Favorite film: Hope Floats. Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones. Favorite website: The New York Times. Favorite music: Live music. Celebrity dream date? Clive Owen. Celebrity look-a-like? Christina Applegate. Turn-ons? Sincerity, joie de vivre, and advanced degrees. Turn-offs? Staring at your phone. Real books or tablets? Real books—lots of them. Best monster? Werewolf. I’ve always been a dog person. Ideal last meal? Chicken and waffles. With wine. Favorite candy bar? Snickers. Typical Saturday morning? Yoga, then a fluffy omelet. Big sports fan? Only during the World Cup. How do you keep it real on a first date? Be me: hyper, earnest, and occasionally awkward. Hidden talents? Writing poetry. Clowns: scary or awesome? Scary that anyone would answer “awesome.” The secret to a great relationship is . . . mutual respect.

Camille Moses-Allen

29, yoga instructor; never been married

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Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird. Favorite Film: Sliding Doors. Favorite TV show: True Blood. Favorite Music: Ray LaMontagne. Celebrity dream date? Brad Pitt since the sixth grade. Celebrity look-a-like? Halle Berry. Turn-ons? Great smile, cares about family, a little scruff. Turn-offs? Someone who isn’t into fitness. Real books or tablets? My mom is a librarian so I should say real books, but I love the tablets! Favorite late-night TV host? I think David Letterman gets more hilarious every year. Ideal last meal? Italian—all seven courses with a ton of wine. Typical Saturday morning? Hot yoga, a few errands. How do you keep it real on a first date? I am extremely outgoing, but I always try to ask my date about himself. Hidden talents? I can wiggle my ears. Clowns: scary or awesome? A little of both. The secret to a great relationship is . . . honesty is the best policy.

Michael Salconi

62, actor and hairstylist; divorced, no kids

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Favorite Book: War and Peace. Favorite film: Fellini’s Amarcord. Favorite TV show: The Wire, natch. Favorite website: Factcheck.org. Favorite music: Lately, Brazilian. Celebrity dream date? Ann Curry. Celebrity look-a-like? My father was a celebrity to me. Turn-ons? Tango, theatre, Italy, beaches, and my dog, Puck. Turn-offs? Boredom. Favorite app? Italian-English dictionary. Real books or tablets? Tablets won me over. Best monster? Vampires are sexy. Ideal last meal? Aunt Antionette’s lasagna. Big sports fan? Yup, Ravens and Terps. How do you stay fit? Gym, biking. How can you tell if your date is keeping it real? There’s a certain relaxation when people are comfortable. Do you prefer being on stage or behind the scenes? On stage, front and center. The secret to a great relationship is . . . friendship combined with erotic love.

David Nicholson

26, defense contractor; never been married

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Favorite Book: Anything by Paulo Coelho. Favorite Film: Inception. Favorite TV show: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. Favorite website: Saveur. Favorite music: Mostly indie rock. Celebrity dream date? Rachel McAdams. Celebrity look-a-like? Adrian Grenier. Turn-ons? Adventurous, sense of humor. Turn-offs? Pretentious, bad hygiene. Any phobias? Losing one of my senses. Real books or tablets? Real books—for now. Ideal last meal? My first meal at Woodberry Kitchen: braised beef cheeks served with a shallot red-wine sauce and sweet potatoes. Big sports fan? Yeah, Ravens fan, followed by Terps basketball, Bulls, Capitals, and FC Barcelona. How do you stay fit? Soccer and triathlons. How do you keep it real on a first date? Take a deep breath, relax, and focus on the date; the future can wait. Hidden talents? Cutting a cantaloupe into a swan. Where do you take out-of-towners? Duckpin bowling. The secret to a great relationship is . . . trust.

Erin Merrick

34, teacher, Calvert School; divorced, one kid, 5

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Favorite book: The Alchemist. Favorite film: Braveheart. Favorite music: A mix of rap, pop, and country. Celebrity dream date? Matthew McConaughey. Celebrity look-a-like? Reese Witherspoon. Turn-ons? Great smile! Turn-offs? Texting during a conversation. Any phobias? Sharks attacking me. Favorite app? Cookie Doodle on the iPad. Best monster: Werewolves (I grew up on Teen Wolf). Ideal last meal? Yorkshire Pudding with gravy, salt, and pepper (cooked by Jamie Oliver). Big sports fan? Love college lacrosse. How do you stay fit? I ran the Baltimore half in October! How do you keep it real on a first date? Try to find out things we have in common. Any hidden talents? Writing songs about grammar for my students. Clowns: scary or awesome? The only awesome clown was Homey from In Living Color. The secret to a great relationship is . . . chemistry.

Michael S. Robinson

44, director of arts, The Bryn Mawr School; never been married

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Favorite book: Heaven’s Coast. Favorite film: Daughters of the Dust. Favorite TV show: Project Runway. Favorite website: Coolhunting.com. Favorite music: Ani Difranco. Celebrity dream date? Zachary Quinto. Celebrity look-a-like? My best friend said, “Paul Giamatti is you done wrong.” Turn-ons? Intellectual curiosity. Turn-offs? Excessive drinking. Best monster? Vampires in the Anne Rice genre. Ideal last meal? Indian food. I’ve been a vegetarian since 1988. How can you tell if your date is keeping it real? If he’s a good listener. Do you prefer being on stage or behind the scenes? I’m an introvert with extrovert styling. Clowns: scary or awesome? Some of my best friends used to work as clowns, seriously. The secret to a great relationship is . . . being able to share.

Angela Gillies

42, owner, Happiness Home Concierge Services; divorced, one kid, Noah, 12

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Favorite book: Wicked. Favorite film: Gladiator. Favorite TV show: Dexter. Favorite website: Facebook. Favorite music: I’m a punk rocker at heart, but I listen to Lady Gaga in private. Celebrity dream date? Ryan Gosling. Celebrity look-a-like? I get told The Millionare Matchmaker. Turn-ons? Intelligence. Turn-offs? Only talking about yourself. Best monster? Vampires! Especially Eric Northman. Favorite TV host? Jon Stewart. Ideal last meal? My Nana’s famous secret-recipe chicken. Big sports fan? I love the Orioles, but they break my heart. How do you stay fit? I love my road bike and am looking to do a triathlon. How can you tell if your date is keeping it real? Eye contact. The secret to a great relationship is . . . lots of laughter!

Cheryl Conner

33, news reporter, WMAR; never been married

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Favorite book: Losing the Moon. Favorite film: Dirty Dancing. Favorite music: Country. Celebrity dream date? Blake Shelton. Celebrity look-a-like? Charlize Theron. Turn-ons? Sense of humor, fit body, a gentleman. Turn-offs? Arrogance, bad breath. Any phobias? Stepping on a snake while running. Favorite app? Shazam. Real books or tablets? I like to flip pages. What did you think the earthquake was at first? Muscleheads at my gym dropping weights. Favorite candy bar? Kit Kat. Ever been on a blind date? Several. I’m that girl whom everyone wants to set up. How do you keep it real on a first date? I once rapped on the karaoke mic on a first date. Do you prefer being on stage or behind the scenes? On stage. I’m pretty sure I was born that way. The secret to a great relationship is . . . communication.

Jeff St. Pierre

30, news director, 93.1 WPOC; never been married

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Favorite book: A Long Way Down. Favorite film: High Fidelity. Favorite TV show: Scrubs. Favorite music: Jimmy Eat World. Celebrity dream date? Mila Kunis. Celebrity look-a-like? Clearly, it’s Ryan Reynolds. Turn-ons? Sarcasm, great smile. Turn-offs? Yankees fans and neck tattoos. Favorite app? Words with Friends. Best monster? Zombie. At least you can run away from one. Ideal last meal? In-N-Out Burger. Typical Saturday morning? Make breakfast and watch SportsCenter. How do you stay fit? Play in social leagues. How do you keep it real on a first date? Be as honest as humanly possible. Clowns: scary or awesome? The only clown I enjoy is Cam on Modern Family. The secret to a great relationship is . . . honesty.

Ryan Goff

27, VP, social media marketing director at MGH; never been married

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Favorite book: A Confederacy of Dunces. Favorite film: Home Alone. Favorite website: Facebook. Favorite music: The only boss I listen to—Bruce Springsteen. Celebrity dream date? Kelly Kapowski, The College Years. Celebrity look-a-like? Steve Carrell. Turn-ons? Sweet girls. Turn-offs? Rudeness. Favorite app? Spotify. Real books or tablets? Tablets. I have to save the few trees left after the Grand Prix. Ideal last meal? Pad Thai from Thai Arroy. Big sports fan? Nope. I grab a drink during the “sports” category in trivia. How do you stay fit? P90X. How do you keep it real on a first date? Remind myself that dating should be fun. Hidden talents? I do a mean Kermit the Frog impression. The secret to a great relationship is . . . acceptance.

Jordan Weimersheimer

30, branch manager, Equity Mortgage Lending; never been married

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Favorite book: Choke. Favorite film: Pulp Fiction. Favorite TV show: The Sopranos. Favorite music: Phish. Celebrity dream date? Angelina Jolie. Celebrity look-a-like? Alex Rodriguez. Turn-ons? Sense of humor, eyes. Turn-offs? Rudeness, chewing with mouth open. Any phobias? Bugs with lots of legs. Best monster? Vampires. Not the Twilight kind. What did you think the earthquake was at first? No thoughts, I was in Jamaica. What would your last meal be? The Kobe beef sliders from Salt. Typical Saturday morning? Golf, when weather permits. Big sports fan? Absolutely! I grew up in Jersey, which makes for some good arguments around here. How do you keep it real on a first date? Don’t be afraid to disagree on something. Clowns: scary or awesome? Awesome (especially if you watch Modern Family). The secret to a great relationship is . . . giving 100 percent no matter what.

Allie Wolf

48, co-owner, Amaryllis Handcrafted Jewelry; divorced, one kid, Liliana, 12

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Favorite book: The Magician’s Assistant. Favorite film: Whale Rider. Favorite TV show: Modern Family. Favorite music: Stuck in the ’70s. Celebrity dream date? Jon Stewart. He’s so witty. Celebrity look-a-like? Used to be Heather Locklear. Turn-ons? A genuine sense of self. Turn-offs? Poor communication skills. What did you think the earthquake was at first? My niece gently rocking my beach chair. Ideal last meal? Frosted Mini-Wheats. Big sports fan? I follow The Ravens and enjoy most of the Olympic sports. How do you stay fit? Les Mills’s classes at Brick Bodies. How can you tell if your date is keeping it real? He follows up with a phone call. The secret to a great relationship is . . . deep passion.

Jeannine Lockwood

51, senior exhibit designer, Newseum; divorced, two kids, Beatrix, 18, and Elliot, 15

Favorite book: Middlesex. Favorite film: The Lives of Others. Favorite TV show: The Wire. Favorite website: The New York Times. Favorite music: I have rotating obsessions. Celebrity dream date? Vincent D’Onofrio. Celebrity look-a-like? Meryl Streep and Tatum O’Neal. Turn-ons? Brains, fitness, kindness. Turn-offs? Pompousness. Real books or tablets? Library books. Ideal last meal? Sloppy burger, fries, and cole slaw. Typical Saturday morning? Run, have coffee and pastries with my son. Big sports fan? I like international sports. How do you keep it real on a first date? I drop bombshells about me to weed out the wrong guys. The secret to a great relationship is . . . focusing on the positives.

Sameer Dixit

38, sports medicine physician, Johns Hopkins; never been married

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Favorite book: The Great Gatsby. Favorite film: Die Hard. Favorite TV show: Curb Your Enthusiasm. Favorite website: Lifehacker.com. Favorite music: ’80s metal, ’90s rock, and old-school hip-hop. Celebrity dream date? Emmanuelle Chriqui. Turn-ons? Eyes, intelligence, sense of humor. Turn-offs? Condescension, malodor. Favorite app? The Weather Channel (especially since I moved back here from California!) What would your last meal be? My mom’s home-cooked Indian food. Typical Saturday morning? An intense workout followed by a huge brunch. Big sports fan? Yes, it’s part of my job! How can you tell if your date is keeping it real? Eye contact. Any hidden talents? Throwing a football well. The secret to a great relationship is . . . lots of love.

Jason Wasserman

35, attorney, Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White; never been married

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Favorite book: The Firm. Favorite film: The Shawshank Redemption. Favorite TV show: The League. Celebrity dream date? I had a crush on Kathy Ireland. Celebrity look-a-like? Paul Rudd. Turn-ons? Assertive, professional, sarcastic. Turn-offs? Ignorance. Real books or tablets? Real books don’t break when I drop them. Best monster? Well, the worst is Jerry Sandusky. What would your last meal be? A dozen steamed crabs. Favorite candy bar? 100 Grand. Big sports fan? Go Ravens! How can you tell if your date is keeping it real? Fortunately, my profession has trained me to be an excellent B.S. detector. The secret to a great relationship is . . . communication.

Stacye Kellermann

26, registered nurse; never been married

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Favorite book: Boy: Tales of Childhood. Favorite film: Best In Show. Favorite TV show: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. Favorite website: Yelp.com. Favorite music: Talking Heads, Motown. Celebrity dream date? Vince Vaughn. Celebrity look-a-like? Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway. Turn-ons? Height, foodies, sense of humor. Turn-offs? Only talking about yourself. Bad spellers. Real books or tablets? Real books are great gifts. Ideal last meal? Enough Chinese food from Joey Chiu’s to feed five people. Typical Saturday morning? Snuggling with my 5-year-old Boxer, Cleopatra. How do you stay fit? No food allowed in the operating room. How do you keep it real on a first date? Convincing myself the other person is just as nervous. The secret to a great relationship is . . . like my dad says, “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!”

Alice Christman

35, operations manager, communications department, Chesapeake Bay Foundation; never been married

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Favorite book: The Fountainhead. Favorite film: Back to the Beach. Favorite TV show: Modern Family. Favorite website: Etsy.com. Favorite music: Wilco, Ryan Adams, The Black Keys. Celebrity dream date? Ryan Reynolds. Celebrity look-a-like? Jennifer Garner and Juliette Lewis. Turn-ons? Adventure. Turn-offs? Overusing cell phone. Favorite app? Kayak. I can research my next adventure! Best monster? Werewolf. They are rugged and athletic. Ideal last meal? Joe Squared pizza, red wine, and a flourless chocolate cake. Typical Saturday morning? Gym, shower, fun. How do you stay fit? Pilates and yoga. How do you keep it real on a first date? By realizing it’s just a first date! Hidden talents? Teaching myself “Rapper’s Delight.” The secret to a great relationship is . . . patience.

Nick Rizzo

29, managing partner, Talara; never been married

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Favorite book: Catcher in the Rye. Favorite film: The Departed. Favorite TV show: Mad Men. Favorite website: ESPN.com. Favorite music: The Black Keys and Widespread Panic. Celebrity dream date? Emmy Rossum. Celebrity look-a-like? Derek Jeter and Benjamim Bratt. Turn-ons? Confidence, independence, work ethic. Turn-offs? Neediness, selfishness. Any phobias? Failure. Favorite app? Angry Birds. Ideal last meal? Any food from my family’s restaurant. Favorite candy bar? Clark Bar. Big sports fan? Yes, I’m from western PA. . . How do you stay fit? Weights and yoga. How can you tell if your date is keeping it real? I usually read her mind (see next answer). Hidden talents? I can read minds. The secret to a great relationship is . . . understanding.

Danielle Gyarmathy

28, advertising sales, Comcast Spotlight; never been married

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Favorite book: The Great Gatsby. Favorite film: A League of Their Own. Favorite TV show: Top Chef. Favorite website: People.com. Favorite music: Classic rock. Celebrity dream date? Tom Brady. Celebrity look-a-like? Jennifer Garner. Turn-ons? Blue eyes, humor, hint of shyness. Turn-offs? Smokers, Ed Hardy, picky eaters. Best monster? I was always Team Edward. Ideal last meal? The Santino from Di Pasquale’s. Typical Saturday morning? Coffee, yoga, and Food Network. Big sports fan? Yes! Former Giants fan now a Ravens fan (don’t tell my father). How do you keep it real on a first date? Keep it casual, get a couple of drinks somewhere with a good atmosphere. The secret to a great relationship is . . . adoration.