Houston's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes

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Houston's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes

Meet Houston's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes!

Jillian "JJ" Simmons

Age: 30's
Height: 5'8"
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Jillian "JJ" Simmons, is a veteran radio host who has captivated listeners from major cities from across the country. Here in Houston, you might know her as, "JJ on the Mic," and you can hear her every morning on Houston hip hop station 97.9 The Box. However, "JJ" is more than another voice filling the airwaves, she is the creator behind the "I'm Me Foundation" which provides tools to improve the self-esteem of young women.

1. Ideal mate: A man who is passionate about changing the world and inspires me. Also, he has to be open to loving me and my daughter, since we are a package deal.
2. What would constitute a perfect day for you? Yoga in the morning, nice brunch with friends, spa treatment, time to relax, catch a movie, and dinner in the evening.
3. Weekend hangout spot: Movies, museum, park, running at Rice
4. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose? I would definitely pick my 30 year old mind. Who's really checking for a hot body at 90!
5. Where's your happy place? In my super plush and comfy bed.
Mark Metzger

Age: 36
Height: 6'4"
Zodiac sign: Scorpio

Mark Metzger is a former United States Marine who was born and raised in Houston. He is a proud Aggie and graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He continued his education at South Texas College of Law and is currently a personal injury/criminal defense attorney at The Metzger Law Firm. In his spare time, Mark builds custom motorcycles and studies theology.

1. Ideal mate: Someone who shares similar likes and beliefs, but also her own uniquely individual goals and aspirations. She has to be loyal, honest, lives with integrity and must share my sarcastic sense of humor.
2. What would constitute a perfect day for you? Waking up next to the woman of my dreams, sharing an entire day of leisure with her, and ending it soaking in a hot tub together completely undisturbed without a cell phone in sight.
3. Weekend hangout spot: The beach
4. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose? The body is what fails first as we age, but the mind is ever growing which is why I would pick the body. To live at 90 with the knowledge and wisdom gained from 90 years on this earth while at the same time possessing the physical stature of a young man is without question the ideal choice here.
5. Where's your happy place? On my Harley cruising a coastline while jamming some 80's hair metal.

Cortney Cole-Hall

Age: 39
Height: 5'7"
Zodiac sign:Taurus

Cortney Cole-Hall is a compassionate woman who enjoys philanthropy, sports, the outdoors and traveling. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. She continued her education at Tulane University where she received her Master's degree in Business Administration. Cortney is currently a Major Accounts Manager with Office Depot Inc.'s Business Division. She is also the president and founder of the nonprofit organization, Pink Door which provides assistance to cancer patients and survivors.

1. Ideal mate: A well-rounded man who is trust-worthy, loyal, supportive, thoughtful, a good communicator and cultured. He should also enjoy sports and traveling, be successful in his own right and close to his family/friends.
2. What would constitute a perfect day for you? A perfect day for me is seeing success in my work and with the nonprofit, staying healthy/active, and spending quality time with family and close friends.
3. Weekend hangout spot: State of Grace, The Houstonian, and Memorial Park
4. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose? Great question and challenging to answer! Overall, it depends on goals set forth in life. At this time in my life, I would ultimately choose mind, and take the body of a 31 year old - does that count?
5. Where's your happy place? The beach in St. Thomas, where I can take the time to unwind, enjoy the moment and relax

Dr. Christopher Livingston is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who opened his own private practice, Livingston Plastic Surgery in 2003.

Dr. Chris Livingston

Age:45
Height:6'0"
Zodiac sign:Pisces

Dr. Chris Livingston is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who opened his own private practice, Livingston Plastic Surgery in 2003. He enjoys playing golf when he isn't helping patients achieve a refreshed look.
1. Ideal mate: Intelligent, social, active, motivated, willing to try new adventures and with a sense of humor
2. What would constitute a perfect day for you? Surgery, golf, and dinner with my partner
3. Weekend hangout spot: Royal Oaks Country Club
4. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose?30 year old body
5. Where's your happy place? Home

Joy Sewing

Age: 40's
Height: 5'5"
Zodiac sign:Capricorn

Joy Sewing is the Houston Chronicle's fashion/beauty editor and fitness writer. She graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. Joy continued her education at Webster University where she received her Master's degree in business management. Joy is a former competitive skater and coach. She calls herself a, "wannabe" photographer and loves the X-Files.

1. Ideal mate:Someone with a young spirit, a nice smile, and a kind heart, who loves his mother, and knows how to treat women. He should also be a hard worker who takes care of his health, finances and enjoys travel. Also, he must like dogs.
2. What would constitute a perfect day for you?A beautiful day in the park with my dogs, then lunch on a patio with good food and a glass of wine.
3. Weekend hangout spot: Galveston and Hermann Park.
4. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose?My mind, but I'd like to keep my legs. I have good legs.
5. Where's your happy place?A beach

Edward Sanchez is the man behind Edward Sanchez Cosmetics. He specializes in hair and makeup for photography, celebrities and film.

Edward Sanchez

Age: 45
Height:5'9"
Zodiac sign:Aquarius

Edward Sanchez studied biochemistry at Georgetown University and continued his education at the University of Texas Pan American where he majored in nursing. However, his true passion is helping people look and feel beautiful, which inspired him to earn his Texas cosmetology license. Edward specializes in hair and makeup for photography, celebrities and film. He recently launched his own organic makeup line.

1. Ideal mate: Someone who is witty with a great knowledge of food and wine. My ideal mate would also love to explore.
2. What would constitute a perfect day for you? A great breakfast and a fun fulfilling day at work. I would end my perfect day with a great glass of wine and my ideal mate.
3. Weekend hangout spot: I love to visit international stores such as H Mart and Hong Kong Market.
4. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose? After recently undergoing a total double hip replacement and the pain that led up to it, I would say retain the body of a 30 year old.
5. Where's your happy place? In my heart...

Hasti Taghi

Age:30
Height: 5'5"
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

Hasti Taghi is a very proud University of Texas alum, former journalist and is currently a project manager at a hospital in the Texas Medical Center.

1. Ideal mate: A great travel partner.
2. What would constitute a perfect day for you? One that involves food, wine, family and friends
3. Weekend hangout spot:Breakfast, lunch or dinner on the lawn at Tiny Boxwood's
4. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose? I don't like to sit still unless I have a glass of wine in my hand, so probably the body. The mind only gets better, right?
5. Where's your happy place?Santa Barbara, CA. It has hills, beaches and vineyards, but most importantly, my family!

Rob Todd

Age:52
Height:6'2"
Zodiac sign:Scorpio

Rob Todd describes himself as a "recovering lawyer." He has a bachelor's degree from University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law. In 2005, Rob founded a technology firm which operates in five states and is now one of the fastest growing technology firms in Houston.

1. Ideal mate: I'm not really in to British Men, just kidding. I love smart, independent, fun women who understand the demands on single parents and business executives.
2. What would constitute a perfect day for you? Anything outdoors involving sun and water and lots of hugs with my kids.
3. Weekend hangout spot:Houstonian pool, El Tiempo and Chuck E Cheese.
4. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose? Can I see the picture of the thirty year old first? Just kidding again. Mind for sure. I want to be aware of everything around me and will never stop learning.
5. Where's your happy place? Either watching Barbie movies with my toddler girls or playing pool with my adult sons.

Deborah Elias

Age: 44
Height:5'2"
Zodiac sign:Sagittarius

Deborah Elias is an award winning event planner who owns her own company, Elias Events. Deborah attended Texas A&M University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in bio-medical sciences. Deborah jokes that her degree is "completely useless."

1. Ideal mate: He likes to travel, is conservative, loves food, stays active and doesn't have young children. He is also kind, funny, respectful and gainfully employed.
2. What would constitute a perfect day for you? Walking or hiking, brunch, museum or shopping, dinner and a movie, if I am in Houston.
3. Weekend hangout spot: Anywhere that a plane takes me
4. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose?Body for sure. If you said 40 year old mind would have chosen that.
5. Where's your happy place? Next to any babbling brook

Charles Adi is a financial adviser for small businesses and individuals.

Charles Adi

Age:31
Height: 5'10"
Zodiac sign:Cancer

Charles Adi is a native Houstonian who graduated from Louisiana State University. He currently works as a financial adviser for small businesses and individuals.

1. Ideal mate:A woman who loves to have fun, is confident, has a great spirit and is true to herself. She should also, enjoy kids and the arts.
2. What would constitute a perfect day for you? Assisting my clients work through their various financial challenges, then returning home to a great dinner and spending special moments with the lady that I can't be without.
3. Weekend hangout spot:Sports bars with friends, enjoying a game and great company.
4. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose?The mind. The ability to think for yourself is the most powerful thing.
5. Where's your happy place? My happy place is where my heart and passion lies. This involves spending time with friends and family, outdoors relaxing or giving back to the community and youth.

Emily Detoto

Emily Detoto is a criminal defense and personal injury attorney. In addition to her practice, Emily used to host her own legal program and continues to serve as a legal analyst on several television networks. She is a proud graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming.

Age: 44
Height: 5'5"
Zodiac sign: Libra

1. Ideal mate: A handsome, intelligent, adventurous, romantic, honest, funny, athletic, down to earth, emotionally available, financially secure man who loves sports and has a sense of humor. He should also love to dress up for a night on the town, as much as he likes to sit at home and relax in sweats on the sofa. Knowledge of movies, music and current events is a bonus.
2. What would constitute a perfect day for you? A perfect day would consist of waking up to a double tall non-fat latte to having warm bath drawn with some essential oils. After a relaxing over a light hardy breakfast I enjoy working out, enjoying something outdoors.
3. Weekend hangout spot: As a season ticket holder for the Rockets, I enjoy being at the Toyota Center on weekends, or dinner with friends. I love the movies on weekends or taking an impromptu weekend get away.
4. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose? I would want the experience of a 90 year old in a 30-year old's body.
5. Where's your happy place?At home with my family. But as a close second: in Jackson hole, Wyoming, nestled in the mountains in front of a fire under a blanket full of stars.

John McLaughlin worked in the oil and gas industry for 10 years and is currently working with his brother in the food packaging business.

John McLaughlin

Age: 40
Height: 6'4"
Zodiac sign:Scorpio

John McLaughlin went to Notre Dame on a football scholarship and transferred to California Berkeley. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1999, but left the NFL for a career in the oil and gas industry where he worked for 10 years. John recently started working with his brother in the in the food packaging business. In his spare time, John has built a career DJing at several venues around Houston.

1. Ideal mate: Too many qualities to list but a few things that are at the top...Someone that brings out the best side of me, laughs at all my ridiculousness, has total presence when she is with me, is a great travel buddy, believes in God, karma and we must we trust each other.
2. What would constitute a perfect day for you?Brunch and mimosas overlooking the ocean somewhere ; while listening to great music with perfect weather and good company.
3. Weekend hangout spot: Depends on the company I'm with, but anything outside is always great. I like good music, and anything from hole in the wall bars to staying home and renting movies with a cheese and cracker plate. I usually DJ on Sundays for brunch at Peli Peli in the galleria.
4. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose? I plan on doing both until I'm 90! But I would have to go with keeping my mind or "rapist wit" (Dumb and Dumber) for the latter years.
5. Where's your happy place?The 6 inches between my ears.
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