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 Creative Spirit
Karen Roehl, 55
I’m a sucker for: A good story.
I’m so over: This recession.
Secret hobby: I’m a treasure hunter at estate sales and thrift stores.
Biggest accomplishment: When I decided I wanted to be a fine artist, I went back to school and got my BFA. I just graduated three years ago, and now I have a beautiful studio.
Biggest fear: That I’ll die a bag lady. When you’re an artist, that’s always lurking around the corner.
Once-in-a-lifetime moment: Snorkeling through the Yucatán reefs with enormous schools of brightly colored fish.
Find me here on a Saturday night: Lala’s Wine Bar & Pizzeria, Beatrice & Woodsley, Deluxe, or my studio.
What I look for in a significant other: An intelligent conversationalist with a sense of humor.
The Fitness Fiend
Nathaniel Bruno, 29
Franchise partner, College Hunks Hauling Junk
I’m so over: Flakiness.
I’m a sucker for: Redheads and brunettes with curly hair.
Part of my charm: I’m never serious.
Secret talent: I’m a classically trained pianist.
Childhood crush: Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years.
On the bucket list: Building my own sustainable house—as in, off the grid.
You’d never guess: I compete in Olympic lifting— I’m a skinny kid who’s surprisingly strong.
Biggest fear: Having regrets on my deathbed—looking back and saying, “I wish I had…”
Biggest influence: My dad. At 66, he’s still got a passion for learning.
Great night out: Bringing a flask into the Denver Botanic Gardens and sneaking into a guided tour.
What I look for in a significant other: A good-hearted, passionate woman.
Keara Daly, 31
Founder, Keara Jean handbags
Can’t live without: My dogs, two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
I’m so over: Text messaging instead of a phone call to make plans with someone.
Guilty pleasure: Burger King. Whoppers in particular.
You’d never guess: I’m a Jersey girl who loves country music.
Dating deal-breaker: Excessive swearing.
Find me here on a Saturday night: Cherry Creek Grill or Second Home Kitchen & Bar.
Biggest accomplishment: Getting into the Screen Actors Guild.
What I look for in a significant other: A sincere, witty gentleman with a great smile; someone I can trust and have fun with.
Leo Harvey, 28
Executive chef, Big Game Restaurant and Lounge
I’m a sucker for: Pretty eyes.
Guilty pleasure: McDonald’s chicken nuggets.
Nickname: Choco Bear.
Dating deal-breaker: When she spends the whole time on the phone.
Rainy-day activity: Order in Chinese and watch movies.
Find me here on a Saturday night: Big Game, then Illegal Pete’s.
What I’m reading: Vesta Dipping Grill Cookbook.
Dream vacation: Eating my way around the world.
What I look for in a significant other: Sense of humor, open-mindedness, and passion.