Nashville Lifestyles' 2018 Most Eligible Singles
Entrepreneurs, lawyers, entertainers, and more: These 17 savvy singles are accomplished, engaging, and, of course, available. Plus, they’ve got the inside scoop on where to go when you’re looking to get out on the town. (Keep an eye out—we'll be introducing a new bachelor or bachelorette every day this month.)
Written By: Anna Kate Read
Photographers: Matthew Simmons
Occupation: Third grade teacher
Neighborhood: Eighth Avenue
Describe yourself in three words: hardworking, loyal, and energetic
Hobbies: Traveling, tennis, concerts, reading, and trying out new restaurants
Guilty pleasures: Bucca Foot Spa and Taqueria del Sol’s queso and margaritas
Celebrity crush: Ryan Reynolds
The most surprising place you’ve met another single: While on a date with somebody else…
You know you’re in love when: I will watch an entire football game with you.
People compliment you most often for: My smile and friendly personality
People are surprised to learn: I was my high school’s mascot—yes, you read that correctly.
Proudest professional moment: Moving to Nashville right after college to work with Teach For America.
If you’re cooking dinner for someone, your playlist includes: Considering that my taste in music is probably other people’s worst nightmare (the words cheesy and sappy come to mind), I would probably surrender control of the tunes.
Who would you cast to play you in your biopic and why? Kristen Wiig. Bridesmaids is the best movie ever!
About your dating habits
What qualities do you look for in a partner? Sense of humor, drive, and humility
On the flipside, what are your deal breakers? Taking yourself too seriously, not being a good communicator, and lack of assertiveness
Your ideal date would be: Dinner at Adele’s, followed by a concert at the Ryman.
Best place to go on a first date: There are so many awesome new restaurants in Nashville—anywhere with a fun, upbeat atmosphere.
Best place to go for a day date: An activity, like TopGolf, Arrington Vineyards, a brewery, etc.
Favorite place to take someone to celebrate: Kayne Prime
Favorite place to go for cocktails: L.A. Jackson at the Thompson Nashville hotel
Favorite brunch spot: Tavern or Le Sel
Favorite dinner date spot: J. Alexander’s is the definition of cozy.