WEB EXCLUSIVE: Single in Sacramento

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Looking for love in all the wrong places? Try our annual singles feature—and these 20 fresh faces—on for size.

Click here to see all the singles featured in the February 2011 issue of Sacramento Magazine.

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.

 

Kaila Ricci, 27
Marketing and events manager / Single / Libra

The perfect first date should include: Lots of laughing.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Wine and cheese.

My heart melts when: A guy is waiting for a girl with flowers when she gets off the plane.

I’ve always wanted to: Go sailing.

First celebrity crush: Emilio Estevez.

Favorite smartphone app: Emoji.

Something quirky about me: I have really small ears.

Favorite drink: Wine.

Biggest pet peeve: Bad grammar in text messages.

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

Favorite romantic movie: Something’s Gotta Give.

Aj Sanchez, 33
Strength and conditioning coach and somatic practitioner / Single / Pisces

The perfect first date should include: An absurd amount of eye contact.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Garlic bread.

My heart melts when: Older people are in crazy love.

I’ve always wanted to: Climb Kilimanjaro.

First celebrity crush: Mary Lou Retton.

Favorite smartphone app: Pandora.

Favorite drink: Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale.

Biggest pet peeve: Whining.

Favorite song to karaoke to: Digital Underground’s “The Humpty Dance.”

Favorite romantic movie: Rocky.

Alexandra Creehan, 37
Web consultant / Single / Virgo

The perfect first date should include: Great conversation, great food, a nice bottle of wine and laughter.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Tons of produce from my farm box.

I’ve always wanted to: Attend culinary school.

First celebrity crush: Han Solo, hands down.

Favorite smartphone app: Robot Unicorn Attack.

Something quirky about me: I’m learning to play the cello.

Favorite drink: Wine, without a doubt.

Biggest pet peeve: Poor spelling.

Favorite song to karaoke to: I’ve been known to channel my inner Joan Jett.

Favorite romantic movie: Before Sunrise.

Frederick Radcliffe, 37
Human resources analyst / Single / Libra

The perfect first date should include: Great conversation and just a little nervousness that is gone by the end of the date.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Cheese, lots of cheese. And milk for my morning cup of tea.

My heart melts: At the end of those Pixar movies. And when I hear a particularly great song.

I’ve always wanted to: Skydive, learn to scuba dive and play piano—not at the same time.

First celebrity crush: Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go’s. Maybe not my first, but a pretty big one back then.

Favorite smartphone app: Words With Friends.

Something quirky about me: Completely random bits of semiuseless knowledge? Got it by the bucketloads.

Favorite drink: “What could go wrong with an Old Fashioned?” Nothing.

Biggest pet peeve: Bad remakes of old movies and the current need to make everything 3-D. Tell a great story, and

3-D is completely unnecessary.

Vy Nguyen, 29
Event coordinator /Single / Virgo

The perfect first date should include: Funny, witty and intriguing conversation.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: The basics: water, eggs, condiments and maybe some restaurant leftovers.

My heart melts when: A guy is thoughtful and generous.

I’ve always wanted to: Go to Monaco to watch the Formula 1 race and go shopping!

First celebrity crush: Matt Damon when he was in Good Will Hunting.

Favorite smartphone app: Facebook.

Something quirky about me: I shower twice a day.

Favorite drink: O.N.E. coconut water.

Biggest pet peeve: The misuse of “your” versus “you’re” in written communication.

Favorite song to karaoke to: Contrary to the Asian stereotype, I do not karaoke. You don’t want to hear me sing!

Favorite romantic movie: Cinderella—a classic!

Vlade A. Stasuc, 35
Produce broker / Single / Libra

The perfect first date should include: Great conversation and laughter.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Orange juice or Gatorade.

My heart melts when: The family gets together for holiday dinners—Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Being with family during the holidays is priceless!

I’ve always wanted to: Visit South America, especially Brazil.

First celebrity crush: Drew Barrymore.

Favorite smartphone app: Pandora.

Something quirky about me: I like to collect beer mugs and beverage coasters from bars.

Favorite drink: Wine, mostly reds.

Biggest pet peeve: When people change lanes without signaling.

Favorite song to karaoke to: “Faithfully” by Journey.

Favorite romantic movie: The Proposal.

Anna Johnson, 35
Cosmetologist and real estate agent / Widowed / Cancer

The perfect first date should include: Respect and good conversation.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: A protein shake.

My heart melts when: Spending quality time with my two children.

I’ve always wanted to: Go to Italy.

First celebrity crush: Richard Gere.

Favorite smartphone app: iTunes.

Something quirky about me: English accent.

Biggest pet peeve: Not putting the cap on the toothpaste.

Favorite romantic movie: The Notebook.

Joon Lee, 39
Real estate investor / Single / Sagittarius on the Scorpio cusp

The perfect first date should include: Excitement, adrenaline, sparks and sharing with one another.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Fresh veggies.

My heart melts when: Someone spends time making me a gift.

I’ve always wanted to: Travel Europe from hostel to hostel.

First celebrity crush: Madonna.

Favorite smartphone app: Facebook.

Something quirky about me: Flew almost 13,000 miles in a custom 737 with the Black Eyed Peas and LMFAO in Australia as part of the “Mile High Karaoke Club.” The flight raised money for a charitable cause and set two world records in 2009.

Favorite drink: Ginger Whiskey Sour.

Biggest pet peeve: Fake people.

Favorite romantic movie: The Notebook.

Jill Feather, 41
Department manager / Divorced / Taurus

The perfect first date should include: Laughter and chemistry.

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

My heart melts when: I get a text that says, “Hello, beautiful.”

I’ve always wanted to: Go to the Super Bowl.

First celebrity crush: John Stamos.

Favorite smartphone app: Pandora.

Something quirky about me: Sometimes I have to announce when I say something funny—just in case no one realized it.

Favorite drink: Pink lemonade.

Biggest pet peeve: People who don’t embrace diversity.

Favorite song to karaoke to: I cannot sing at all, but I can entertain any crowd with “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond.

Favorite romantic movie: Hitch.

Mark Fitzgerald, 37
General manager of a hotel / Single / Capricorn

The perfect first date should include: Dinner in midtown, comfortable atmosphere, good conversation and a glass of wine.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: There’s always ice cream in my freezer!

My heart melts when: I’m holding hands with someone I really like. It completely melts if she puts her head on my
shoulder, too.

I’ve always wanted to: Take a year off and just travel the world.

First celebrity crush: Finola Hughes. In sixth grade, I was sure I was going to marry her one day.

Favorite smartphone app: HootSuite! Social media is my junk food.

Something quirky about me: My dog has a blog and a Twitter account.

Favorite drink: Don’t revoke my “guy card,” but it’s Go Girl.

Biggest pet peeve: Being stuck in traffic.

Favorite song to karaoke to: I can’t karaoke; I’ve been banned in seven states from singing in public.

Favorite romantic movie: Love Actually.

Carolyn Dennehey, 51
Physician / Divorced / Aquarius

The perfect first date should include: An outdoor activity.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Some sort of green vegetable.

My heart melts when: I see an act of kindness.

First celebrity crush: Spock on “Star Trek.”

Favorite smartphone app: I don’t have a smartphone.

Something quirky about me: My sense of abstract.

Favorite drink: Kombucha.

Biggest pet peeve: Close-mindedness.

Favorite song to karaoke to: “I Know Where I’ve Been” by Queen Latifah.

Favorite romantic movie: The Last of the Mohicans.

Michael J. Gaab, 44
Wealth management adviser / Divorced / Aquarius

The perfect first date should include: Laughter.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Vitamin Water and chocolate pudding.

My heart melts when: I see puppies.

I’ve always wanted to: Attend the World Series.

First celebrity crush: Farrah Fawcett.

Favorite smartphone app: Linkedln.

Something quirky about me: When eating out, I can’t order the same thing as someone else at our table.

Favorite drink: Bella Bru mocha.

Biggest pet peeve: Discourteous people.

Favorite song to karaoke to: “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind.

Favorite romantic movie: Casablanca.

Lina Kinthiseng, 27
Banker / Single / Aquarius

The perfect first date should include: Great conversation.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Hot sauce.

My heart melts when: I eat amazing food.

I’ve always wanted to: Travel the world.

First celebrity crush: Scottie Pippen.

Favorite smartphone app: Pandora.

Something quirky about me: I like watching cartoons.

Favorite drink: Bay Breeze.

Biggest pet peeve: Guys with long, dirty nails.

Favorite song to karaoke to: Alicia Keys’ “A Woman’s Worth.”

Favorite romantic movie: The Notebook.

Alex Rude, 25
Web/iPhone app developer / Single / Libra

The perfect first date should include: Flowing conversation, good laughs and spontaneity.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Diet Coke.

I’ve always wanted to: Invent the next “it” website/application.

First celebrity crush: Britney Spears.

Something quirky about me: Just about everything.

Favorite drink: Diet Coke.

Biggest pet peeve: People using their windshield wipers unnecessarily fast.

Favorite song to karaoke to: “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice.

Favorite romantic movie: Princess Bride.

Amy Ruiz, 36
Commercial real estate agent and humor blogger / Single / Gemini

The perfect first date should include: Alcohol—in moderation, of course.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Bisquick, white wine, takeout leftovers and cheese.

My heart melts when: A guy remembers something I’ve said, even if it seemed inconsequential when I said it.

I’ve always wanted to: Invent a holiday—probably something in August, since that month is unfortunately holiday-free.

Favorite smartphone app: Twitter.

Something quirky about me: By day, I work in commercial real estate. By night, I try to blog something funny. It’s
like a secret identity that no one cares about.

Favorite drink: Mayflower martini.

Biggest pet peeve: Consistent tardiness.

Favorite romantic movie: It Happened One Night with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. It’s the original chick flick.

Evan Eubanks, 30
Sales associate / Single / Taurus

The perfect first date should include: A walk in Capitol Park.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Ice cold root beer.

My heart melts when: Eating Awful Annie’s bread pudding with brandy sauce.

I’ve always wanted to: Travel the world.

First celebrity crush: Daisy Duke.

Favorite smartphone app: Facebook.

Favorite drink: Sparkling strawberry lemonade.

Favorite song to karaoke to: Anything Elvis.

Favorite romantic movie: Wall-E.


Kelly DeMeo,
50
Business owner / Divorced / Aquarius

The perfect first date should include: Eye contact.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Eggs and butter—love to make omelets and baked goods.

My heart melts when: I hear the song Linkedln.

I’ve always wanted to: Work with Doctors Without Borders to provide medical aid and/or disaster assistance.

First celebrity crush: Eli Roth.

Favorite smartphone app: iPhone Maps.

Something quirky about me: When ordering off a menu, I look at the desserts first.

Favorite drink: Ramos Fizz.

Biggest pet peeve: Smacking—loud eaters.

Favorite song to karaoke to: I’ve never karaoked.


Lorena Perez,
40
Business analyst and Consultant / Single / Virgo

The perfect first date should include: Flowers and laughter.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Hazelnut coffee creamer.

My heart melts when: My nieces and nephews hug me.

I’ve always wanted to: Climb Half Dome.

Favorite smartphone app: Sirius radio.

Something quirky about me: I read articles in a magazine from the back first and work my way to the front.

Favorite drink: Mojito.

Biggest pet peeve: Dirty dishes.

Favorite song to karaoke to: I usually don’t, but the couple of times I’ve karaoked were to “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor.

Jeremy Chase, 33
IT and operations specialist / Divorced / Libra

The perfect first date should include: Dinner, good conversation and, of course, lots of laughs.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Leftovers, since I love to cook.

My heart melts when: The first kiss finally happens.

I’ve always wanted to: Go skydiving.

First celebrity crush: Tiffani Amber Thiessen.

Favorite smartphone app: Last.fm.

Something quirky about me: I absolutely love rainy weather.

Favorite drink: Jack and Coke.

Biggest pet peeve: Hypocritical people.

Favorite song to karaoke to: Anything that Frank Sinatra sings.

Favorite romantic movie: (500) Days of Summer.

Brad Asbury, 47

Financial consultant / Single / Capricorn

The perfect first date should include: Lots of laughter.

In my fridge, you’ll always find: Just the basics.

My heart melts when: I give back to my community.

I’ve always wanted to: Snow ski across Europe.

First celebrity crush: Cheryl Tiegs.

Favorite smartphone app: I have a dumb phone.

Something quirky about me: I’m bringing back the mullet!

Favorite drink: Diet Coke.

Biggest pet peeve: Wearing socks with sandals.

Favorite song to karaoke to: I didn’t know about the talent competition.

Favorite romantic movie: Pretty Woman.