You want ’em, we got ’em: 20 people so sizzlin’, this issue might spontaneously combust. They’re megasmart, super-sexy, ridiculously talented—and, oh yeah, available! Behold, 5280’s most eligible catches.
The Energizer Bunny
Marisa Murgolo, 34
I’m a sucker for: Good manners.
Part of my charm: I’m embarrassingly inept with electronics.
Secret hobby: Making my own wine, and learning to play the violin.
Guilty pleasure: Coca-Cola.
Childhood crush: Michael J. Fox.
You’d never guess: I’ve run nine half-marathons, four marathons, and raised more than $20,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
When I’m not working: I’m volunteering with Colorado Youth at Risk, skiing, running, at girls’ night at the DPAC, at the Bluebird Theater, or enjoying a new restaurant.
What I look for in a significant other: Someone who is smart, adventurous, kind, equally content at a baseball game or the theater. And capable—I like guys who can fix a tire, build a fire, and use a compass.
Manny Almagure, 40
Captain, Denver Fire Department
Secret hobby: Collecting KISS paraphernalia.
Nickname: The Dark Knight.
You’d never guess: I’ve never drunk alcohol. And I haven’t eaten cheese in about 15 years.
Dating deal-breaker: Controlling behavior.
iPod embarrassment: Olivia Newton-John’s Greatest Hits. For a metalhead like me, that’s a no-no.
Find me here on the weekend: Coaching my 10-year-old daughter’s basketball game.
Great night out: Nice dinner followed by a show at the Fillmore.
What I look for in a significant other: Someone genuine and loyal who puts family first.
Jamie Kim, early 30s
I’m a sucker for: Football. My dog is named after the Broncos mascot, Miles. His middle name is Ralphie, after the CU Buffs mascot.
Part of my charm: I tell it like it is.
Rainy-day activity: Cooking and baking. Korean food makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
Nickname: Jameson. Or Tricia Takanawa (from Family Guy).
You’d never guess: I was the first person to report on-scene at the Balloon Boy landing. Also, I’m pretty mechanically inclined—I taught myself how to change a spark plug.
Biggest fear: Not living up to the expectations my parents have for me.
What I look for in a significant other: Someone intelligent and good-looking who doesn’t know it, and who makes me laugh and thinks outside of himself, his job, and his world. And he has to enjoy Korean food, or he’s out.
The Dude From The Bachelorette
Mark Huebner, 28
Owner, Denver Pizza Company and Motive Brand Marketing
Part of my charm: My ability to take life in stride and view it with a sense of humor.
Secret talent: I was the lead singer of a band called Two Lane Road. Our music is still on iTunes. We opened for the Fray at the Fox.
Guilty pleasure: Nilla Wafers.
You’d never guess: I’m a nerd.
Rainy-day activity: Xbox 360. Awful, but true.
iPod embarrassment: Alanis Morissette. It’s not my fault it’s on there.
Biggest fear: Failure in marriage.
Biggest accomplishment: Mentoring a kid for 10 years. He had cystic fibrosis, and passed away. What I look for in a significant other: The perfect match, perfect chemistry—someone who can put up with me.