Single in Sacramento

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Looking for love in all the wrong places? Try our annual singles feature—and these 19 fresh faces—on for size.
 


Want to contact any of our featured singles? Send an e-mail, with the single’s name in the subject line, to  response@sacmag.com, and we’ll see that it gets to ’em.

Richard Abrusci, 32
Single / Leo / Chief operating officer for a nonprofit research organization

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Kombucha and butter.

My heart melts when: I see random acts of kindness and love.

I’ve always wanted to: Meet Dolly Parton.

First celebrity crush: Robert Downey Jr.

Something quirky about me: Seeing chicken on the bone freaks me out.

Favorite drink: A well-made eggnog latte.

Favorite romantic movie: On Golden Pond.

Steven Chan, 32
Single / Virgo / Physician

The perfect first date should include:

Laughter. In my fridge, you’ll always find: Fresh fruit from the farmers market.

My heart melts when: My nieces and nephew smile.

I’ve always wanted to: Run an ultramarathon and eat my way across the world—very different endeavors!

Favorite smartphone app: None yet; still trying to join the 21st century on this one.

Something quirky about me: I don’t really enjoy coffee but still purchase it frequently, hoping that I will like it.

Favorite song to karaoke to: “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey. (Sung off-key.)

 

Karen Cochran, 48
Single / Pisces /TV production engineer

The perfect first date should include: Somewhere quiet to talk and a flexible time limit.

My heart melts when: Dogs run with joyful, wild abandon, their ears flapping, bouncing over obstacles in their path.

I’ve always wanted to: Live in New York City for a month.

First celebrity crush: Basil Rathbone.

Something quirky about me: Still have a hard time calling my friends’ parents by their first names.

Favorite drink: Champagne cocktail. Biggest pet peeve: When people say “Turkey Day” instead of “Thanksgiving.”

Mike Crosson, 57
Divorced / Capricorn / Website publisher

The perfect first date should include: A good red wine, scintillating con-versation and follow through.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Mango juice for my son, dates for baking, lamb chops and fresh veggies.

My heart melts when: One of my kids remembers my birthday—and I’ll let you know if it ever happens.

First celebrity crush: Barbara Carrera.

Favorite smartphone app: SoundHound.

Something quirky about me: I’m liberal; in this area, that’s quirky!
Favorite drink: Cream soda.

Amanda Dickey, 24
Single / Leo / Law student

The perfect first date should include: Laughter.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Vegetables, vegetables and more vegetables.

My heart melts when: My dog curls up in my lap.

I’ve always wanted to: Travel the Amalfi Coast.

Something quirky about me: I think I was born in the wrong generation: I absolutely love ’50s and ’60s film and fashion.

Favorite drink: Grey Goose and soda, with lemon; brownie points for the man who remembers my drink.

Favorite romantic movie: Elizabethtown.

Kevin Manzer, 33
Single / Gemini / Business owner

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Empty shelves.

My heart melts when: I get an unexpected card that shares a woman’s true feelings toward me; a hug to follow makes it even better.

I’ve always wanted to: Spend a week in a private bungalow on a beautiful island with the special woman in my life.

First celebrity crush: Alyssa Milano from “Who’s the Boss.”

Something quirky about me: I almost always only eat one portion of food on my plate at a time before I go onto the next.

Biggest pet peeve: Smacking your lips while eating. Favorite song to karaoke to: “Baby Got Back” (Sir Mix-A-Lot).


Cinde J. Dolphin, 57
Single / Gemini / Business owner

The perfect first date should include: Plans for a second date.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Bag of salad and baby carrots.

My heart melts when: My date has the opportunity to brag, but doesn’t.

I’ve always wanted to: Buy a one-way ticket to a country I’ve never been to.

First celebrity crush: Mark Harmon. (My crush became a reality!)

Favorite drink: ’08 Story Winery Picnic Hill Zinfandel.

Favorite romantic movie: Harold and Maude.

Tiffiny Ferrell, 39
Single / Gemini / Adoptions specialist and licensed clinical social worker

The perfect first date should include: A private jet to the Seychelles, but a trip to the zoo will do!

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Chocolate syrup.

My heart melts when: I see animals that need a home.

I’ve always wanted to: Be a serial-killer profiler.

First celebrity crush: Han Solo.

Something quirky about me: I throw a party called “Derby de Mayo.”

Favorite romantic movie: Love Actually.

   
Roy Henderson, 55
Divorced / Scorpio / Truck driver and photography student

The perfect first date should include: A lot of laughter.

My heart melts when: Spending time with my two grandsons—Malachi, 9, and Cody, 4. I

I’ve always wanted to: Have a conversation with John Lennon.

First celebrity crush: Cher.

Something quirky about me: I talk to TV shows.

Biggest pet peeve: Egotistical people.

Favorite romantic movie: On Golden Pond. I want that kind of lasting, true love.

Angela McDonald , 41
Single / Leo / Business owner

The perfect first date should include: A great sense of humor and an ease about the date.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Food—and lots of it.

My heart melts when: A thank-you is given unexpectedly, followed by a kiss on the cheek.

I’ve always wanted to: Own my own business.

First celebrity crush: Andy Gibb—if we’re talking first crush back when I was like 10.

Favorite drink: Coca-Cola for nonalcoholic and a good glass of red wine for alcoholic.

Favorite song to karaoke to: Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline.”

John Murray, 25
Single / Aries / Mechanical engineer

The perfect first date should include: Witty banter and something adventurous.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Baking soda and usually some chocolate.

My heart melts when: I hold my baby nephew.

I’ve always wanted to: Take a road trip across the States. Favorite smartphone app: Connect 4.

Something quirky about me: I get Red Vines for Christmas every year. Favorite romantic movie: Love Story.

Krish Krishna, 28
Single / Aries / Inventory clerk

The perfect first date should include: Flowers, opening doors and a quiet restaurant.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Fruit.

My heart melts when: I see commercials about abused animals.

I’ve always wanted to: Visit Paris with my loved one.

First celebrity crush: Eva Longoria when she modeled.

Biggest pet peeve: Liars. Favorite romantic movie: Atonement.

Mario Moreno, 47
Divorced / Pisces / Energy adviser

The perfect first date should include: Great conversation, lots of laughs and good wine.

My heart melts when: I hear “I love you.”

First celebrity crush: Raquel Welch.

Something quirky about me: I love watching cartoons like old-school Hanna-Barbera and Looney Tunes.

Biggest pet peeve: People with no common courtesy.

Favorite song to karaoke to: Journey: “Don’t Stop Believin.’”

Favorite romantic movie: Ghost.

BJ Susich, 31
Single / Libra / Attorney

The perfect first date should include: Easy conversation, lots of laughter and a smile that lasts for hours after saying goodnight. 

My heart melts when: Somebody leaves me a kind note. Not a text, e-mail or card—just a handwritten note.

I’ve always wanted to: Catch a game at every major league ballpark in one summer.

Something quirky about me: I think sandwiches taste better if cut diagonally. 

Biggest pet peeve: PeOpLe WhO TyPe LiKe ThIs.

Favorite song to karaoke to: Brad Paisley’s “I’m Still a Guy.”

Favorite romantic movie: Love Actually.

Jannice Tan, 32
Single / Libra / Pharmacy benefit consultant and aspiring sommelier

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Assorted beverages from water to coconut juice.

I’ve always wanted to: Live and work in Barcelona again.

Favorite smartphone app: Dictionary.com.

Something quirky about me: I’m addicted to Internet Scrabble.

Biggest pet peeve: People who don’t recycle—do your part to save our planet.

Favorite song to karaoke to: “Wonderwall” by Oasis.

Favorite romantic movie: In the Mood for Love by Wong Kar-Wai.

Joe Martinez, 46
Single / Gemini / Farmer and farm management

The perfect first date should include: Great conversation.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Milk.

My heart melts when: Someone I care about is in pain or sad.

I’ve always wanted to: Learn to fly a plane.

First celebrity crush: Heather Locklear.

Favorite song to karaoke to: “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey.

Favorite romantic movie: Pretty Woman.

Evie Turner, 39
Single / Scorpio / Marketing professional and artist

The perfect first date should include: A visit to an art gallery.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Lots of produce for this vegetarian!

My heart melts when: I volunteer at a local animal shelter.

First celebrity crush: John Travolta in Grease.

Something quirky about me: I can quote any episode of “Seinfeld”!

Biggest pet peeve: Intolerance of contrary opinions, beliefs and persons.

Favorite romantic movie: Say Anything.


Nichelle Williams, 40
Single / Libra / College counselor

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Milk.

My heart melts when: I spend time with my family, my godsons and my friends.

I’ve always wanted to: Travel through Europe.

First celebrity crush: James Todd Smith, better known as LL Cool J.

Something quirky about me: I enjoy watching “Steven Seagal Lawman” and all of [Steven Seagal’s] movies.

Biggest pet peeve: People who don’t maintain their hygiene.

Favorite romantic movie: Mahogany.

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