We always hear about couples meeting on Facebook. Apparently Facebook is a very handy dating tool, and it seems like every week I read about how that site is either reuniting past lovers, breaking up marriages or nurturing new relationships. According to Chadwick Martin Bailey, a market research firm out of Boston, over 20% of couples meet online these days. That is a huge number considering that I remember back in the 90s when it was considered dangerous to even use your real name on the Internet. Wow, times have changed, and I think it’s all for the better.
Meeting someone fun to hang out with on a social media site can only enhance the whole experience, don’t you think? Obviously it’s important to be safe about it, but sometimes it can even lead to a more serious relationship. Twitter, my favorite social networking site, isn’t quite like Facebook in the sense that I don’t see a lot of people meeting and dating as a result of tweets. Some people say that Twitter DM is the new sexting, so maybe a lot is happening off the public timeline, but I just don’t see it. I remember reading this article in the Huffington Post about a couple who got married after meeting on Twitter, and the groom tweeted from the alter. That was a really sweet story, but I just don’t hear enough about couples meeting on Twitter, so I wanted to do something to hopefully change that.
I decided to write a post with some absolutely amazing guys just to see what happens. Each one of these guys agreed to be in this post, and they completed a little bachelor’s questionnaire. You may be wondering how I chose whom to include. I decided to enlist a few friends to help me. Each person in this post was hand-selected by either @JessicaNorthey, @radiopotato1, @krystynchong or me. Thank you ladies for your help. You mean the world to me, and I love you dearly. I’ve been working on this post on and off since May, and I’m so delighted to finally share it with you today. It is my greatest wish that perhaps this will spark a fun evening spent with Twitter friends, a romantic dinner for two, or even a lifelong partnership. You never know, right?
Thank you to all the guys who agreed to be in this post. Ya’ll are the best of the best! Thank you also to @LoriMoreno, @DannyBrown, @Alyssa_Milano and @Iconic88 for your support and encouragement during this process. I hope you like this! Keep me posted so I can update this post with any LOVE CONNECTIONS!
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A brand new, reasonably priced, fully electric car… it doesn’t quite exist yet, but I’m a dreamer.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “She must be able to hold my attention and keep me on my toes. I get bored VERY easily. She must LOVE dogs, and she must be super positive about life. I’m a very positive person, and I can’t stand it when someone is always trying to bring me down.”
Describe your perfect date. “My perfect date is one where I know I want another one after this one (those are incredibly rare).”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “If I was stuck on a deserted island and could only choose one item of food, it would be peanut butter. I LOVE peanut butter.”
Girl Talk: Jason is a filmmaker, writer and digital producer. He directed the feature documentary, The Youngest Candidate. I became friends with Jason back in late 2008/early 2009 when he, @kim, @Minervity, @mistygirlph, @cheth, @ShellyKramer, @zaibatsu, @mayhemstudios and I became a close-knit group of friends on Twitter. We are all still great friends today! Jason’s got it all… Success, intelligence, good looks, a witty personality, a big heart and social media savvy. What a great guy ladies! You can get in touch with Jason via Twitter at @Jason_Pollock or @JasonPollockTV.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A Toyota Paseo because it’s a little weird, but there when you need it.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “Ok, this one is a hard… ok ummmm 1) I know it sounds trite, but a sense of humor is very important. An ability to not take yourself seriously all the time is very attractive. 2) An interest in music, books and movies – In a way, we are all “what we like.” 3) Ambition – Nothing is sexier than a woman who knows what she wants.”
Describe your perfect date. “A night drive in the Hollywood hills and hanging at a cozy dive bar… It’s really hard to get to know someone shouting over loud music.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I went to a boarding school in Minnesota called Shattuck St. Mary’s to play ice hockey. I loved living in Minnesota, and I miss it a lot sometimes.”
Girl Talk: Cory is the main reason why I wanted to write this post. I remember the night my dear Twitter friend Alyssa (who, like Jason Pollock, is another person who’s been in our core group of friends since back in the day) tweeted that her brother Cory was playing a live concert from home on ustream. I, along with tons of other people on Twitter, tuned in to watch him sitting at his computer in tube socks, playing his guitar. With his big smile, funny faces and obvious talent, he had no problem charming all the ladies (unintentionally I’m sure). The way Cory and his sister interact is so loving, and it’s obvious they come from a very special family. Cory recently released some of his music called Landings, which you can check out here. Cory is definitely a keeper and the Twitter community truly adores him. You can reach Cory by contacting him through his Twitter or Facebook, which are both listed above.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “An Audi A4 S-Line because it’s sporty, yet refined and fast!”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “I will skip the clichés like being loving, honest, caring, etc… and move on to describing what takes my breath away: Feminine, independent, smart, humorous, creative and loving life.”
Describe your perfect date. “A perfect date is one that can’t be described because that would be predictable and boring!”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “Ever since I became a father, watching emotional movies makes me cry. :S”
Girl Talk: I had the pleasure of meeting Thomas through @mistygirlph about a year ago. He is one of those people who makes Twitter such a fun place to hang out. The reason I asked Thomas to be in this post is because in my opinion, being creative and living in a world of creative thoughts and ideas is one of the most attractive qualities in a man. Thomas ooooozes creativity. He is the Creative Director at Philips Design and an extraordinary photographer. He was also recently named the most influential person on Twitter in the Netherlands. You can check that out here on Klout. Whoever gets to go on a date with Thomas is a lucky girl!
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A BMW or a totally nondescript car”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “Selfless, kind and spiritually grounded”
Describe your perfect date. “My perfect date would involve traveling and spontaneity…”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I’ve been practicing martial arts and playing basketball for over 20 years.”
Girl Talk: Lotay is Founder of Black Card Circle, Chairman of the Black Card Circle Foundation, President of New Horizons Perpetual Foundation, Director of Finance for AYC, and a guest blogger for Bankrate.com. I have a lot of friends who I’ve met through social media, but I can count on one hand those that are in my inner circle. Those are the friends that you can tell anything to without feeling like you are being judged or criticized. Lotay is one of those special friends of mine. I had the pleasure of meeting Lotay when I was in Shanghai for the Black Card Circle charity event recently. You can see a picture of us at the event here. Lotay is truly a gift to each person who has the opportunity to interact with him.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A Toyota Prius because it’s fun, innovative and forward-thinking”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Humor – I love a woman who can laugh, and laugh often. It’s important to not take yourself too seriously. A sense of humor is a must! 2) Respect for culture – In a world that is more and more diverse every day than the previous day, it’s important to have a worldview that promotes positivity, peace and respect. I can’t stress this enough. 3) Sense of service – I like women who use their lives to enrich and empower others. This might be feeding the homeless, helping a military family, or anything where you are not just thinking about yourself, but about how you can represent the best of what humanity has to offer.”
Describe your perfect date. “A nice candlelit dinner and some salsa dancing… that’s a serious combination that I never like to pass up”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I have been to the White House 19 times and met 4 presidents. It’s pretty surreal.”
Girl Talk: Sean is one of the brightest shining stars in the Twitterverse. He’s a well-known blogger at Huffington Post, and I had the privilege of getting to know him better when he graciously included me in his article (which he co-wrote with @paul_steele) entitled Rise of the Female Geek. Sean manages social media for the See Your Impact, a Seattle-based nonprofit. He’s appeared on CNN, PBS and Fox. Sean is also an author, and he will be releasing a children’s book soon. He is truly one of the most inspiring souls I’ve ever had the pleasure to get to know.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A 1969 Chevy Camaro Super Sport Convertible”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “She has to know what a Tachyon is. I like tall blonde ‘naughty librarian’ types that play the piano.”
Describe your perfect date. “I would take her to The Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles to look at the 1920s architecture and to listen to live jazz, but only on a night when there’s a full moon so I can see if she turns out to be a werewolf. If she does, I am keeping her, but only after I make sure she loses her wallet so I can see how she handles it the next day.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I have to sleep on the side of the bed closest to the door. It’s a protective thing I guess.”
Girl Talk: @JessicaNorthey nominated Thomas Jane for this post, and after seeing his pictures from Comic-Con, I think he’s a fabulous addition. Jessica wrote, “What can you say about The Punisher and HBO’s Hung star Thomas Jane? I try not to gush over him, not because he’s been dubbed one of the sexiest men alive *many times* but because he’s a brilliant businessman with many interests. He’s an extremely artistic actor, director, producer, musician and writer. He’s athletic, generous and very authentic. In addition to all that, he’s an amazing father! He’s an absolute great guy to work with.”
What make and model car best describes your personality? “Crikey, now that’s a difficult question since lately my cars only last 6 months each. I like the VW Golf’s attitude. It keeps going happily, it doesn’t let things get it down, and it always comes out on the other side.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “I don’t have a shopping list or get into putting people into categories since I love the way we are all unique, but I do like positivity, genuine lovely smiles and a relaxed manner.”
Describe your perfect date. “Of course, my perfect date would be outside, in the wild, miles away from anywhere and anyone, just enjoying the company of each other.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I am actually divorced twice. Out of respect, I do not shout about it, but it is an honest fact.”
Girl Talk: I will never forget the first time I talked to Paul on skype. The whole time he was talking, I didn’t understand a word of his heavy UK accent. All I could say was, “Pardon? Excuse me? Huh? What?” It makes me laugh every time I think about it. Since then, he usually prefaces the conversation with, “I’ll talk slowly.” Hahaha A lot can happen in a year. I remember when Paul first started his Bald Hiker blog. Now, only a short time later, he is recognized as the World’s Most Influential Travel Writer. Paul is also consistently listed as part of the Twitter Elite, which includes the top 100 Twitter users. Paul is a very dear friend of mine, and if we lived closer, I’d be hitting him up to ride bikes with me on the weekends. He’s got a big heart, and an even bigger smile. You can also reach Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A 1978 Firebird Trans Am”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “She would have eyes that speak to the soul. A definite must is a silky strut, and finally and most importantly, a laugh that makes sweet, sweet music.”
Describe your perfect date. “Experiencing the most in what is. That’s what it is.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “A few people know this, but most don’t… but for years and years, I sit when I pee. I find it to be very relaxing.”
Girl Talk: Khayyam is another dear friend of mine that I’ve known since 2009. He is full of amazing energy, and talking to him on the phone is like getting a shot of adrenaline. Khayyam is the most intuitive person I’ve ever met, and he lives his life differently than anyone else I know. He is a free spirit, and everything he does has a little Khayyam magic in it. He was the first person I ever sent a text to, ever. Thank you, Khayyam, for holding my digital hand and walking with me into the 21st century. He’s a very special guy to me, and always will be. You can also reach Khayyam at email@example.com.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “The General Lee – a 1969 Dodge Charger. I’m just a good ‘ol boy, never meanin’ no hard, seriously, I’m a one-of-a-kind sporty, hard to find, fast and fun true modern day Robin Hood!”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “Confidence, humor, smile”
Describe your perfect date. “Dinner at your favorite restaurant. If we hit it off, then on to a comedy club or nice venue with live music, but not too loud so I can still have a nice conversation with you.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “Hmm… I’m ambidextrous, kind of weird. I eat, play tennis and write with my left hand. I throw, golf, and do pretty much everything else with right hand.”
Girl Talk: Twitter sweetheart @JessicaNorthey works with Kris on the Tony and Kris morning radio show. She writes, “If I didn’t work with Kris, I could only be so lucky to date him. I am constantly wow’ed by him. He is so creative. He’s a talented songwriter, he does Yoga, he plays sports, he works out, and he loves music. He’s a sensitive guy, and he genuinely cares about the artists who are out there trying to make it. He always takes time to be there for his friends.” Kris is pictured here with Carrie Underwood.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “That would be the car I have now, which is a Hyundai Santa Fe. It’s big and tough, but also a big teddy bear.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “Tech savvy, understands social media and funny”
Describe your perfect date. “I don’t know if there is such a thing as a perfect date. I am easy. A perfect date would be with someone who I can have fun with no matter where we are or what the situation is.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I used to be into hardcore bodybuilding. My life was all about eating right, building my body and my mind.”
Girl Talk: I always tease Calvin because you’d never guess he was single when you look at his flickr photostream. He always seems to have a beautiful woman on his arm, but as it turns out, Calvin just has a lot of great female friends. He is truly a legend on Twitter, and he’s been an inspiration to us here at Bit Rebels for a few years now. I remember last December when he was featured in an article in Forbes entitled Twitter Marketing Phenomenon Calvin Lee. We were all so happy for him! Calvin is just a good guy who loves living a fun life online and offline. He really is the human teddy bear. You can also reach Calvin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “The Batmobile because it’s fun.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “intelligence, lightheartedness, great sense of humor, and a beautiful smile”
Describe your perfect date. “My perfect date would involve some sort of activity, maybe outdoors. I love cycling and skiing, or we could stay indoors. I love a good theater play or a raunchy stand-up comedy night followed by a lovely dinner somewhere with good food and great wine. We could end it with an intimate walk home in a cool summer breeze. With the right person, I think it matters much less what you’re doing and much more that you’re together and sharing the moment.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I guess most people don’t know that in addition to being a geek, I’m an actor/singer. I’ve been in and out of bands all my life. I’ve done a lot of musical theater. I’ve been off and on writing a musical based on the life of Genghis Khan, and I plan on finishing and staging it one day. I know, I know, a guy who loves musical theater, lives in Brighton and is straight. What are the chances, right?”
Girl Talk: The legendary @krystynchong nominated Aral for this post. I’m so glad she did because I’ve gotten to know Aral quite well over the past few months, and he is truly a gem. What a special person inside an out. Aral is a lot more than just a brilliant designer (he designed this site touch-first, starting with his iPad). He describes himself as being a Renaissance Geek with a passion for designing user experiences and a desire to make the world a better place through technology and oratory. Right now he’s working on an upcoming conference called The Human Touch: iOS & Beyond which will be in Brighton, UK. When I think of Aral, the words patient and compassionate come to mind. He’s truly an exceptional human being with a lot of drive and determination. The picture below is Aral presenting at LOGIN 2011 in Lithuania.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “I like Bumblebee, my shiny yellow Mazda RX8, because I’m always up for a fun adventure. I also like Toyota’s Prius because I’m all about sustainability. If Bumblebee was an electric car, it would be the perfect expression of both adventure and sustainability.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Happiness – Someone who is happy on her own and comfortable with herself. 2)Family – Someone who has strong relationships with her family and friends. I believe you can tell a lot about people by how close they are with their family, how many close friends they have and how they speak about others. 3) Spirituality – Someone who knows their divine worth and continually seeks growth to become a fuller expression of their true nature.”
Describe your perfect date. “A perfect date would really be about connection. I love moments when people open up and share what is most important to them. I had one really awesome first date several years ago. It started as a short walk in the park and ended up as a weekend road trip to Disneyland. It was very spontaneous and fun. We even pretended to be newlyweds and the staff gave us ‘Just Married’ buttons to wear, and we got special treatment while at the park. Oh, and did I mention it was on Valentine’s Day?”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “Most people are surprised when I tell them that I’m a hobby gymnast. I’m not competitive at all, but at 28 years of age, I decided to learn gymnastics. I started with many wipeouts, but now I incorporate back flips into my daily workout. I love how it represents both the wonder of childhood as well as the power of perseverance.”
Girl Talk: Ladies, it’s obvious why I invited Joseph to be part of this post, right? He has the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen on a man. He’s also sensitive and romantic. He sends tweets to the woman he knows he will meet someday. Last night he sent one that read, “Beautiful late night walk in the rainstorm, thunder and lightning… Wish you were with me to share it.” I’ve known Joseph for a little over a year, and I can tell you that he is a beautiful person inside and out. He’s intelligent, intuitive, creative, and very handsome. He is one of those people who enriches your life just from knowing him. His preferred method of communication is Twitter since he usually only accepts friend requests on Facebook from people he has met in real life or those with whom he’s built a significant rapport.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A Mitsubishi Lancer because I’ve driven this car for so many years. I can’t deny it’s become a part of my personality.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “I haven’t thought about this yet. I’ll let you know when I interact with someone.”
Describe your perfect date. “An evening walk in the park followed by a nice dinner is perfect for me. A date should be laid back and about getting to know each other.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “Although most people on the Internet recognize me as a graphic designer, I have never gone to design school. I’m a bachelor of Engineering graduate in computer science, and self-taught designer. Oh, and I hate being called ‘Sir.’ I’m too young for that!”
Girl Talk: I’ve known Cheth for a loooooong time. As I’ve written in my Bit Rebels articles many times, when I first got on Twitter, I learned how to tweet by watching him and @mistygirlph. I will always be grateful to him for taking the time to answer my Twitter questions and guiding me along back then. Cheth founded of Cheth Studios, and you don’t have to be on that website long to see his talent and creativity. He’s loyal, sincere and always there when you need him. I absolutely adore him, and he’s one of my friends on Twitter that I hope to meet someday!
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A Chevrolet truck because it’s built like a rock.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Beautiful 2) Confident yet humble 3) Someone who likes to party, but still chill sometimes, both are important.”
Describe your perfect date. “I’d like to spend the day at a zoo or theme park, and have dinner at a restaurant with no BS reservation or attire required. We could end the night drinking backstage at a badass concert, and cap it off with a movie in bed.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I initially studied Sports Medicine to become an Orthopedic Surgeon.”
Girl Talk: Curtis is another person that my girl @JessicaNorthey recommended for this post. When he emailed me his information, I knew instantly that she made an excellent choice. America fell in love with Curtis when he was a contestant and finalist on NBC’s The Voice. According to Jessica, “If Curtis had it his way, he would be pitching for the Rangers and singing the National Anthem simultaneously. He openly shares the story about how he gave up baseball for a girl. It’s my hope that he will find a woman he can share his dreams and ambitions with.”
What make and model car best describes your personality? “It would have to be a Prius because it’s family oriented and dependable.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Sweet 2) Caring 3) Family oriented”
Describe your perfect date. “Hmm… My perfect date wouldn’t be anything fancy. It would be a simple lunch with a beautiful view so we can gaze over the beautiful scenery and talk about life. After lunch, we would continue by walking outside and enjoying the view while continuing our talk. Then we would enjoy a fun movie before heading for a simple dinner. We would have a long talk while feeling the lovely night breeze.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I have a twin brother! We are fraternal twins, so we don’t look alike at all.”
Girl Talk: Aaron is one of my dearest Twitter friends, and often when I tweet him I use the hashtag #twitterfamily or #twitterbrother because he is truly like the brother I never had. He’s like the kind of brother who is younger, smarter, and always sticks up for you. He recently graduated from University, and he keeps saying that someday soon he is going to come to the States to visit. He knows my home is always open to him, and I told him when he comes, we will have the biggest Twitter party ever and invite all our friends. Aaron has a big heart, and is always fun and flirty. His message to all the girls reading this is… “Don’t keep me waiting!”
What make and model car best describes your personality? “I would say a 2005 Batmobile because it’s not too flashy, but it performs well. It’s really useful for fighting bad guys.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “I look for intelligence, a sense of humor, and past work experience as a Victoria’s Secret or Agent Provocateur lingerie model.”
Describe your perfect date. “One where she doesn’t run away.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I do a mean impression of Tom Waits doing a cover of Johnny Cash’s cover of the Nine Inch Nails song Hurt”
Girl Talk: I remember about a year and a half ago, I started noticing Joshua’s tweets because he’s so funny. His mix of humor and sarcasm always gives me a giggle right when I need it. When I checked out his Twitter profile and saw that he’s from Nova Scotia, I knew I had to get to know him better. Nova Scotia is my favorite places in Canada. I’ve never seen him tweet an unkind word to anyone, and he is known as being friendly and compassionate. Joshua is also the design/tech person for Tiny Buddha. People are naturally drawn to him, which is why I was so excited when he accepted my invitation to be in this post!
Location: Los Angeles, California
What make and model car best describes your personality? “Before 5pm, a Volvo Station Wagon and after 5pm, a Mercedes Benz SLS AMG”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Humor 2) Humor 3) Oh, did I say humor?”
Describe your perfect date. “My perfect date would be one where laughter is required and clothing is optional.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I watch Love Actually at least once every year, and I always cry three times without fail.”
Girl Talk: I invited Jeff to be a part of this post for one reason… His hair. You see, it looks pretty tame in the picture below, but trust me, Jeff’s hair has a life of its own. His hair even has its own Twitter page. It’s appropriately named @JeffRagoHair. The lovely @LoriMoreno had this to say about Jeff, “He is one of the most fun people on Twitter. He has a beautiful heart and awesome hair. We love our Disco King, Jeff Rago.” When Jeff isn’t spreading his own special brand of positivity and fun on Twitter, he is an entertainment reporter and producer who contributes to both national and international news programs.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A blue 57 Chevy Bel Air because it’s a classic sturdy car with sleek styling and a bit of showman. It’s safe, fast, sexy and manly.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) A kind heart 2) Great smile and eyes 3) Takes care of herself (physically, mentally and spiritually)”
Describe your perfect date. “My perfect date would be a bike, cruiser or Harley ride for two as the sun sets on the California coast with its perfect cooling breeze. We slow down just a little for a sun down sushi set. We find a quaint cozy epic view overlooking the beach. We enjoy the natural sounds and Japanese sweetness on rice. Then we’d have a little guitar and singing together. We’d share in the spirit of music that comes from the energy of our chemistry together. We begin our soundtrack to love on the beach with summer nights in Southern California down in the sweetest blues of the maliblues.
As the food coma passes, and our bodies rejuvenate from the fresh air and salty ocean taste on our skin, we leave on a natural high. We head out, not knowing exactly where we are going, but we follow the beat and the music to where life and giving meet living music.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I served a two year mission in Argentina for my church. I spoke Spanish there. I still speak Spanish fluently.”
Girl Talk: Jessica Northey nominated Larry for this post, and, umm…. after looking at this picture below, I think you have excellent taste Jess! You may know the name Larry Bagby since he’s been on the Young and the Restless, CSI, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, JAG, Married with Children and countless other television shows. You can view the list here. You may have also heard his voice on the song “Counting My Lucky Stars” (with Tim McGraw) on the show Cold Case Files. Larry also has songs in the movies The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Break Up Artist and more. Larry has been in the entertainment business since he was 12-years-old.
Jessica said, “Who wouldn’t want to go out with Actor/Singer Larry Bagby? Except if I had it my way, he might not be on the market long! Seriously though, he is kind, spiritual and talented. I can honestly say he is unlike any other. He’s an original with a lot of heart and tons of soul!”
What make and model car best describes your personality? “Mars Rover”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Creatively crazy 2) Creatively sane 3) All of the above”
Describe your perfect date. “Since I am not perfect, I expect others around me to be equally imperfect. I think two imperfect people can create a perfect imperfection, which isn’t a bad thing and can often be a better than good thing. So on the perfect imperfect date, I’d prefer each of us to make our supposed mistakes and laugh about them months later. If we have spinach stuck in our teeth on the first date, on date two we’ll skip the veggies.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I’m a published author, but I never discuss it except on popular websites like Bit Rebels.”
Girl Talk: I met Jefferson through a mutual friend who is no longer on Twitter. He reminds me of a guy I dated for a few months when I was 19. That guy lived out of his Volkswagen Bus, his hair was longer than mine, and we used to scalp concert tickets to make enough money to get pizza. Not only was he one of the most fun guys I ever dated, but he is now known as the most successful ticket broker in the United States. Jefferson reminds me a lot of him because he’s super fun and spontaneous like that. He lives his life on his own terms, and he’s oooooozing with creativity. Best of all, he’s just a really, really good guy with a huge heart. When he’s not freelancing his brains out or entertaining us all with funny pictures in his tweets, he’s a blogger and editor for E! Online.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A Land Rover because I’m high quality, dependable, and you can bring me ANYWHERE you want to go.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Confidence 2) Accomplishments 3) Sexiness”
Describe your perfect date. “We would meet up in the afternoon at a fun little pub to have some drinks and appetizers. Then we’d jump in our hot air balloon for an exhilarating ride. Then we’d go to my place where we’d cook dinner together (I’d do most of the work but let her help). All of this would be followed by a movie of her choice, then a kiss goodnight.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I have been single for over 3 years!”
Girl Talk: Blair is a great bachelor for this post because he’s such a mysterious guy. He is known as being a powerhouse on Twitter cranking out some of the best content on the web consistently since 2009, but he rarely socializes in his Twitter stream. He’s viewed as a valuable news source, and he remains focused all day long on his various projects. I’ve known Blair since 2009, and he’s always been a very special Twitter friend to me. He’s a loyal and compassionate person with a ton of vision and huge goals. I’ll never forget the first time I talked to Blair on the phone because he had that wonderful Canadian accent that I adore. Blair moves fast, and you’re going to have to be a mover and a shaker to catch him, but he’ll be worth it.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “Oh, that’s easy… a ’67 Ford Galaxy convertible. Classic. American. Fun. Bad gas mileage.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “A funny girl is a game changer, she’s gotta be a music lover, and verrry unique. And by unique I don’t mean you don’t bathe. I mean you have a style all your own and an outlook on life that is originally yours and not Kim Kardashian’s.”
Describe your perfect date. “I like random and spontaneous things. I think the perfect first date is one that would make a good story to tell the grandkids later. Like in the movie ‘Pearl Harbor’ when Ben Affleck busts his nose to talk to Kate Beckinsale. What a great story to tell his dead best friend’s kids when he grows up!”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I have red hair. What? Oh, you probably knew that. Well, then I can put my feet behind my head. And I play the guitar. How well? Guys that actually play for money tell me to ‘keep practicing’ and people who don’t know how to play say, ‘wow, you’re good!’”
Girl Talk: My very dear friend, Allison Rizk (@radiopotato1), nominated Nick for this post. I’ve gotten to know him a little over the past few weeks, and I can understand why she selected him. He’s one of those people whose charisma permeates his tweets, which is a rare quality. Nick is part of a comedy improv group, and he’s one of those people who is constantly joking around in a very clever way. He’ll keep you on your toes for sure! Nick has partied with some of the biggest rock stars, and he always has great stories to tell about it. He is from right here in Atlanta, and his local friends know him as “the guy who always gets front row concert tickets.” Allison said, “Nick is one of the most charming and likeable guys I know. Even though he’s a ginger, he makes everyone laugh and has unparalleled music taste.” Nick is the epitome of the word FUN! You can also reach Nick at email@example.com.
Jon D (Jonny Hollywood)
Location: Michigan, the Midwest, and Tucson, Arizona
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A BMW 5 Series or an X5 because it’s dependable, stylish and for sports and activity aficionados”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Easy going 2) Active 3) Smarter than me (I know that will be a really tough one).”
Describe your perfect date. “How about a short bike ride and maybe a round of golf or a tennis match. Then a picnic followed by a view of the sunset, or the sunrise!”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I’m a ‘Leader Dog for the Blind’ puppy raiser. I get to raise a specially bred puppy for a year. I expose him or her to all activities a person might do. At the end of that time, the puppy enters the formal training program at the Leader Dog for the Blind Campus. At the end of a 5 month training, the puppy, who is now a dog, is matched with a visually impaired/blind client.”
Girl Talk: I’ve been goofing around and laughing with Jon on Twitter for about two years now. I always tell him that if his current gig doesn’t work out, he could always be a stand-up comedian because he’s soooo freaking funny. The stuff that guy can fit into 140 characters always makes me laugh. This picture below, which he made for this post, is a perfect example of his super fun personality. If you love comedy, he’s your guy. I hope to meet you some day in person Jon. I’ll be sure to come with a few tricks up my sleeve to get you back for all the jokes you’ve played on me! In addition to Twitter, you can also reach Jon on email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A Porsche”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Brains 2) Personality 3) Looks”
Describe your perfect date. “Any date that ends up naked in a hot tub”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I had a chemistry lab at the age of 8.”
Girl Talk: I originally invited Dave to be a part of this post because if you know him, you know he is the life of the party on Twitter. When he’s tweeting in his usual uncensored way, he’s a wild man, and the ladies love it. I was talking to @JessicaNorthey on the phone, and she told me something about Dave that I just have to share with you. She and Dave are wonderful friends, and Jessica even tried to set her mom up with him! It didn’t work out since Jessica’s mom is so shy, but he has a standing invitation to visit them in Arizona. Jessica said, “I believe any woman who wins his heart should consider herself one of the luckiest women in the world!” You can also reach Dave at email@example.com.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “I’m just like my Jeep Wrangler, playfully rough, but safe. I will only take you where you want to go.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Tolerance – Accept me as the sum of all that I am. Do not insist that I change something about myself. I would never ask that of anyone I fell for because then I would be asking for something other than what I fell for. 2) A Playful Sens of Humor – She must be able to poke fun at me as much as I do, and that is a tough row to hoe. 3) Key Lime Pie – She has to be able to either bake a killer Key Lime Pie, or know where we can get one.”
Describe your perfect date. “The perfect date would be a motorcycle ride. We would start early and ride to an uncrowded lake. A picnic blanket would be on tap, after which we would ride all afternoon to some out of the way hole-in-the-wall BBQ joint for dinner. The final leg would be finding some Blues musicians in a club. If we make it through all that without her plotting some devious and painfully slow death for me, then I think we’ll have a shot at a second date.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I am what is known as severely ambidextrous. I can’t swing both ways alternatively. There are activities that I am left-handed with (writing, eating, gun play, etc), and there are those activities that I am right-handed with (every sport except for pool). There are no tasks that I can use either hand. When I threw in a steel-tipped dart league, I would get the strangest looks because I would toss right-handed and chalk up my score left-handed. I don’t believe anyone ever put that together.”
Girl Talk: Every eligible bachelor list has to have a bad boy, right? Alex is our bad boy. He is like the Howard Stern of Twitter. He asked if he could interview me for his radio show once, but I never followed up with him about that because I’m nervous about what the questions would be! *blushing* He and his partner-in-crime, Dave Malby (above), will make you turn ten shades of red with their… um… “adult-themed” tweets. I met Alex through Dave, and I’ve had the best time getting to know him. He’s fun and flirty, and I bet her would be an absolute blast to go on a date with!
What make and model car best describes your personality? “This is a complicated question since I have a taste for both muscle and street cars. My personality type is in between a 1992 Skyline GTR32 and a 1967 Shelby Mustang GTR500. In time, I’ll get to love a 2010 Shelby Mustang GTR500.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Good Personality 2) Caring 3) Sensitive but practical”
Describe your perfect date. “My perfect date would be to be with someone who is sweet, sensitive and gorgeous. Her great sense of humor would make it even better.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “My mother used to make all my food for me until I turned 25 and moved out of my country. Also, since I cry at almost all movies that have emotional scenes, I carry a small towel with me whenever I got to the theater!”
Girl Talk: I have known Ruhani for a very long time. He is truly one of the biggest sweethearts on Twitter. I remember when my son, Henry, joined Twitter when he was only 9-years-old (don’t worry, he didn’t have his password and he wasn’t allowed to tweet without me). Ruhani was right there with him every step of the way, and he was acting like a big brother. It was the nicest thing ever, and I will always be grateful for that. He is truly a shining star on Twitter, and his positive light shines brightly for all to see. In addition to this, he is a very talented photographer and the number one most networked person in the entire country of Malaysia. He has friends in 76 countries, and I can understand why.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A BMW M3 Convertible because you can take me to a movie premier or a garage sale, whether rain or shine, I will always fit in.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Honesty 2) Similar sense of humor 3) Respectful”
Describe your perfect date. “Since I work a lot lately, right now the perfect date would be something relaxing. It could be a drive to a seaside town Bed and Breakfast, drinks on the beach, and a nice restaurant. On second thought, Vegas is just a few hours away!”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “Someday I want to live in a small farmhouse in the middle of a cornfield.”
Girl Talk: I actually med David in the strangest yet most practical way. When Bit Rebels grew to the point where we needed a CDN, I started calling around to companies I found on the Internet (A CDN is a Content Delivery Network. In plain English, they host our thousands of images so our site loads a lot faster). We were expecting a CDN that was just a regular ‘ol company who we sign up with and then never hear from again. However, our CDN, which is the office where David works, is the coolest CDN on the planet. David, Ameer, Omar and all the other guys there are always a blast to talk to. They are constantly having fun and they even invited us to Los Angeles to party with them. Next time I’m in L.A. I definitely want to take their whole crew out to lunch. I really think David is one of Twitter’s best kept secrets. He’s incredibly smart, a lot of fun, he’ll keep you laughing the whole time, and he’s quite a cutie. What more could you ask for?
What make and model car best describes your personality? “I don’t drive. What does that say about me?”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Confidence 2) Sense of humor 3) Good sense of values”
Describe your perfect date. “Lots of laughs, good food and a walk on the beach!”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “English isn’t my first language.”
Girl Talk: I’ve known Arié on Twitter for around a year now. I first noticed him because he’s such a nice person. He is always positive, and he offers encouraging empowering words to others on Twitter. When I saw his beautiful eyes in this picture below, I knew he would be great for this post. Arié teaches brands how to engage in social media, and he sets a great example by engaging with his friends and followers every day. He’s just a good guy with a big heart. He is genuine and humble, which is such a loveable combination. I feel blessed to call him my friend. You can also reach Arié at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A Mercedes-Benz CLS… The CLS created one of the fastest growing vehicle segments in the world today, and it did it with style.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Smart 2) Loyal/Trust-worthy 3) Mature”
Describe your perfect date. “For some reason, I’ve always had a thing or two for blonde girls. I’m just very attracted to blondes! So my perfect date would be with a blonde good-looking girl. I don’t really care about the place as much as I care about the company of the person I’m with. As long as it’s a place that will guarantee us both a good time, I’m up for anything!”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I’m very much into acting! I’ve loved theater and television ever since my childhood days. I still audition now whenever I get the chance. It’s one of my favorite things to do!”
Girl Talk: Okay ladies, look at these pics of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and tell me that Muhammad doesn’t look just like a young version of him. I mean, really! Muhammad is an absolute joy to know. He is kind, considerate and gracious. He’s currently in school studying Scientific Studies. He’s worked as an actor on stage many times, and even traveled abroad to perform. He’s says he adores Jennifer Aniston, and his favorite actor is Ashton Kutcher. You can also reach Muhammad at email@example.com.
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A Hyndai Fluidic because it’s simple yet stylish, from the inside out. I am way too simple, yet stylish from my heart, while I engage with my sweethearts and friends.”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) She must be a blogger since only a blogger can understand a blogger. If not, I’ll turn her into a blogger with my blog gift to her ~> Sheblogger.com. 2) She must love my parents more than me. 3) She must be caring and loving.”
Describe your perfect date. “I remember a perfect date I once had. It was at Cafe Coffee Day, and even we had some beautiful flowers. Her favorite song played, and she thought I dedicated it to her. LOL. The whole thing was very simple, but it was my first date, and to me, it was perfect.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “Well, there is two things. First, I was proposed to by one of my school mates in 7th grade. I am still in a dilemma about whether or not she was serious. The other thing is, Diana (@adamsconsulting) is like my Twitter mom, and I sweetly call her momma.”
Girl Talk: I have never before seen a guy on Twitter wear his heart on his sleeve like Sunil. Although I’m waaaaaay to young to be his real momma *cough cough,* it always makes me smile when he sends me a tweet to check on me and see how I’m doing. Did you catch what sheblogger.com is? That is a website and Twitter account that he set up for his future life partner. If she is not a blogger and not on Twitter when they get married, he will gift her that site and Twitter account so she can start learning about it if she wants to. Isn’t that the most romantic thing ever? All of this, and I haven’t even mentioned that Sunil is a tech superstar. He is an example of someone I would have never met if it wasn’t for Twitter, and I value his friendship dearly. He is sweet and sensitive. It truly is a gift to know him.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
What make and model car best describes your personality? “A BMW 335 Coupe because it’s handsome, classy, fast, and it turns heads without being flashy. I also happen to drive that car!”
What 3 characteristics or qualities do you look for most in a potential sweetheart? “1) Funny 2) Level-headed 3) Great ass”
Describe your perfect date. “My perfect date would include dinner, dessert and coffee, conversation, laughs, heavy flirting, and a CrossFit workout the next morning.”
Please tell us something about you that most people don’t know. “I was a chubby baby and my parents gave me the nickname ‘Gordo,’ which is Spanish for ‘fatty.’ My parents and my entire extended family all still call me that to this day.”
Girl Talk: Steve is another person who my friend Allison Rizk (@radiopotato1) recommended for this post. He’s quite a ladies man here in Atlanta, and apparently he has a ton of friends because I keep hearing this guy’s name pop up everywhere! His claim to fame is that he understands all obscure Golden Girls references. He was born in Mexico, and he currently owns a CrossFit Gym (but he’s not a meathead). Allison said, “Ah, the mysterious Steve Walker. He’s a man of steel who thinks BIG.”
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