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Single in Sacramento


Posted on January 19

Portraits by Gabriel Teague

Think all the good ones are taken? Hardly! We introduce you to 24 local eligible bachelors and bachelorettes.
 

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NOAH BENTLEY, 42

Director of a software services company
 

My best trait: Quick wit.
 

Phone, text or e-mail: After I know you, I like to text.
 

Favorite day-trip destination: Anywhere in the mountains.
 

Something quirky about me: I love to shop at Costco.
 

My heart melts when: My little brother calls and wants to hang out.
 

 

ANGI BRANDT, 35

High school counselor
 

Dating deal-breaker: Being inconsistent.
 

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: L Wine Lounge.
 

Something quirky about me: I have vacationed in Disneyland with the family every year since I was 6 months old.
 

My heart melts when: I receive a genuine compliment.
 

Specialty in the kitchen: Caramelized Brussels sprouts.

 

 

TINA BUELL, 28

Auditor
 

The perfect weekend should alwaysinclude: Stilettos, laughter and libations.
 

Dating deal-breaker: Substance abuse.
 

In high school, I was: A cheerleader and a bad driver.
 

Favorite day-trip destination: Exploring Stanford University with my son.
 

My heart melts when: My son gives me a spontaneous kiss on the lips.

 

 

DAN CHEATHAM, 40

Afternoon drive host, New Country KNCI 105.1 FM
 

The perfect weekend should always include: Tahoe.
 

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: Kings games.
 

In high school, I was: Voted “most outgoing.”
 

Something quirky about me: I love “Star Trek.”
 

My heart melts when: I interview Kelly Pickler.

 

 

KARA DOLLAHITE, 43

Salon owner, stylist and colorist
 

The perfect weekend should always include: Relaxation, yummy food, a bit of adventure.
 

My best trait: Creativity.
 

Phone, text or e-mail: E-mail.
 

Something quirky about me: I can knit just about anything!
 

My heart melts when: Someone has a really cute sense of humor in their romantic approach and/or occasionally remembers to bring me a Sprinkles cupcake.

 

 

WILL FRAMPTON, 29

Reporter, KXTV News10
 

Phone, text or e-mail: Phone—there’s no substitute for real conversation.
 

In high school, I was: A LATE bloomer, completely lacking in self-confidence.
 

Favorite day-trip destination: Marin County.
 

Something quirky about me: I eat four to six cookies with milk almost every night before bed.
 

My heart melts when: I see a great father-son bonding moment, either in real life or on the big screen.

 

 

JIMMY “GIO” FRAZELLE, 29

Entrepreneur, soccer coach and personal trainer
 

The perfect weekend should always include: Good food, good company and a beautiful sunset.
 

Dating deal-breaker: She doesn’t say “thank you.”
 

In high school, I was: Always involved in sports, especially soccer.
 

Something quirky about me: I’m a neat freak.
 

Specialty in the kitchen: Mixing drinks, since I’m not a gourmet cook.

 

 

MERCEDES ADAM KINNER, 30

Small-business owner and Olympic wrestling hopeful (in training)
 

The perfect weekend should always include: Thorough planning and unrestricted fun.
 

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: There’s no place like home, but I’m open.
 

Something quirky about me: I own a small poodle.
 

My heart melts when: A woman’s actions and words genuinely coincide.
 

Specialty in the kitchen: Spaghetti with real Italian-sausage meatballs, bread and wine.

 

 

DAN MASSEY, 30

Project manager
 

The perfect weekend should always include: A nice car to drive.
 

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: American River.
 

In high school, I was: Finding myself.
 

Favorite day-trip destination: San Francisco.
 

Something quirky about me: I’m psychic.
 

 

LINDA MOELLER, 51

Small-business ownerand Pilates instructor
 

The perfect weekend should always include: An awesome bike ride or run with friends, soaking up nature and ending the day with an incredible glass of wine and, of course, dark chocolate.
 

Dating deal-breaker: Negativity will break the deal of my saying yes to a second date.
 

Phone, text or e-mail: Nothing can take the place of hearing someone’s voice on the other end.
 

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: Downtown . . . although a good Kings game makes me very happy, too.
 

Something quirky about me: I love to laugh, and it doesn’t take much.

  

 

MONA MOHAMMADI, 25

Special assistant to the governor
 

The perfect weekend should alwaysinclude: Sleeping in, yoga, the dog park, watching a Lakers game and champagne brunch.
 

Dating deal-breaker: Bad tippers. Phone, text or e-mail: I have unlimited text messages for a reason.
 

In high school, I was: Nerdy-cool: tennis, Academic Decathlon, student government and a purple Pontiac Firebird. Need I say more?
 

Something quirky about me: I play on an office dodgeball team.

 

 

VANESSA MORGANSTERN, 41

Receptionist
 

My best trait: I’m compassionate and will lend an ear to anyone in need.
 

Dating deal-breaker: Smoking, hands down.
 

Favorite day-trip destination: Tilden Park in Berkeley.
 

My heart melts when: I watch my cat sleep in a patch of sunshine, curled up like a snail, whiskers twitching madly.
 

Specialty in the kitchen: Ha! I’m no chef, but I do make a mean bowl of oatmeal.

 

 

JULIE “J’LYN” NASH, 26

Model and entrepreneur
 

The perfect weekend should always include: Shopping.
 

Dating deal-breaker: Disrespect.
 

Favorite day-trip destination: San Francisco.
 

Something quirky about me: I have a subtle Southern accent that no one else in my family has.
 

Specialty in the kitchen: Lasagna and homemade apple pie.
 
 

  

TINA NEWSOM, 37

Project manager and contestant on Season 2 of VH1’s “Tough Love”
 

Dating deal-breaker: Nothing ruins a date more than a guy who cannot control his alcohol intake.
 

Phone, text or e-mail: E-mail 1,000 percent. I am not a phone person.
 

Favorite day-trip destination: Pack a lunch and go for a long hike through Muir Woods.
 

Something quirky about me: I cannot go anywhere without my iPod.
 

My heart melts when: A man tells me he thinks I am beautiful.

 

 

ANNALEE PENNY, 28

Interactive anchor and producer of “FOX40 Live”
 

The perfect weekend should always include: Sweatpants, a glass of red wine and dancing while cooking together.
 

My best trait: I have a drive like no other.
 

Phone, text or e-mail: Text. They’re best to get when I least expect it—perfect little surprises.
 

Dating deal-breaker: A ramblin’ man—and I’m not talking about The Allman Brothers. Being overly loquacious is a turnoff!
 

In high school, I was: Enrolled in construction as an elective—and helped add on my bedroom to the house.

 

 

PATRICK POWERS, 64

Publicist and TV producer
 

The perfect weekend should alwaysinclude: A five-hour flight to Oahu, then surfing at Sunset Beach on the North Shore in January.
 

Dating deal-breaker:A smoker.
 

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: American River.
 

In high school, I was: A very popular geek.
 

My heart melts when: I view Hallmark commercials. Pass the tissues, please.

 

 

BEN Q. RAGSAC Jr., 33

Fitness manager and personal trainer
 

The perfect weekend should always include: Family, friends, good food and lots of laughter.
 

In high school, I was: Class president at one point.
 

Something quirky about me: I have seen every Academy Award-winning best picture from 1929 to 2008.
 

My heart melts when: Little kids laugh uncontrollably.
 

Specialty in the kitchen: Filipino-style fried rice.

 

 

DAN REID, 26

Law clerk
 

The perfect weekend should always include: Horses, beer and country music.
 

My best trait: I’d like to say my sense of humor, but it’s probably my positive outlook on life.
 

Dating deal-breaker: Insincerity.
 

Something quirky about me: I was a bridesmaid-man in one of my friend’s weddings.
 

My heart melts when: Ms. Whiskey Girl, my horse, greets me after work.
 
 

 

DAN SEBBY, 50

Museum director and curator
 

The perfect weekend should always include: Good company, good steak and a good Merlot.
 

My best trait: Loyalty.
 

Dating deal-breaker: Self-centeredness.
 

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: Old Sacramento.
 

Something quirky about me: I am the king of the history geeks!

 

  

LAURA SKIRDE, 36

Meteorologist, CBS 13
 

My best trait: I’m very easygoing and tend to feel comfortable in all sorts of situations.
 

Dating deal-breaker: A man without a sense of humor. Even worse: a man who doesn’t laugh at my jokes!
 

Phone, text or e-mail: Text. OMG! Can U believe it?
 

In high school, I was: A very dedicated student, all about the honor roll and my class rank.
 

Something quirky about me: I had my nose pierced in college.

 

 

SEAN TERAMOTO, 41

Phone company splicing technician and partner of a restaurant and bar
 

My best trait: Loyalty.
 

Favorite day-trip destination: Tahoe, absolutely.
 

In high school, I was: Way, way too social.
 

My heart melts when: My son has time for Dad, because he’s very busy. 
 

Specialty in the kitchen: It has to be my pork and vegetable curry over rice. Dee-lish!

 

 

MARI MARIVEL de la TORRE, 35

Investigator with the state of California
 

My best trait: My ability to easily get along with others and make friends instantly.
 

In high school, I was: Always referred to as “teacher’s pet.”
 

Something quirky about me: I trip on flat surfaces. I’m very clumsy.
 

My heart melts when: I see an older couple holding hands and giving each other pecks.
 

Specialty in the kitchen: I love to cook Mexican food. Although it will never be quite as good as my mother’s, I hope to get pretty darn close to it!

 

 

RONNIE WEST, 27

Consultant
 

The perfect weekend should always include: Golf, great food and time with friends.
 

Dating deal-breaker: Loquaciousness.
 

Phone, text or e-mail: Text.
 

In high school, I was: A scholar/athlete at an all-boys school—so it didn’t matter.
 

My heart melts when: The Lakers win the NBA championship.

 

 

SUZAN Z'BERG, 63

Retired manager and art show producer and curator
 

The perfect weekend should always include: A walk outside, a glass of wine, art and a good laugh.
 

My best trait: Compassion.
 

Favorite day-trip destination: A jaunt down the Delta with stops in Locke and at Giusti’s.
 

My heart melts when: I see my son teaching my grandson something new about the world.
 

Specialty in the kitchen: My mom Merle’s spaghetti.


 

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