Lives in: Highland Park, St. Paul.
Education: BA in psychology.
Occupation: U.S. events and area manager at the Running Room.
Hangouts: The lakes or anywhere outdoors, the Happy Gnome, Marvel, CorePower and Lifetime (do those two count as hangouts?).
Turn-ons: Someone who is smart and challenges me intellectually (but can let loose and have fun, too), sarcastic, not afraid to try new things, knows what he wants, and gorgeous eyes are always a bonus.
Sure, Charissa has the feminine grace of Gwyneth Paltrow, but don’t dismiss this long-legged blonde as dainty. The slender ex-rugby and Australian-rules football player — equally comfortable with a martini or a chocolate milk stout — once took down a 6-foot-5 rugby bro on a dare. She’s on hiatus from hard-hitting sports, but this athletic beauty is an avid marathon runner with ambitions of racing in every state. The AmeriCorps vet has a heart, and apparently a voice, of gold and you might find the vocal-performance minor schooling karaoke barflies at the Vegas Lounge. Catch her if you can, fellas.
SARAH KATHLEEN BRUMBLE
Lives in: Whittier, Minneapolis.
Education: BA in English and critical theory, Macalester College.
Occupation: Travel writer for Playboy Digital, social media dork for Atlas Obscura, bartender/server at the Depot, merch slinger for First Ave, counter help at the Ink Lab, and unprofitable photographer. (Short answer: “Sure, why not?”)
Hangouts: The Black Forest, Spyhouse, Muddy’s, my roof.
Turn-ons: Wit. Confidence. Cheese (the food).
Portland might have a few more bikes and breweries, but Minneapolis has this gorgeous redhead. The two-time ex-Portlander calls the City of Lakes home, but the First Avenue staffer hardly lives in a T.C. bubble. When not behind a bar or merch table, the freelance scribe might be off writing about late-night Alaskan “sausage Nazis” for Playboy Digital or communist mummies for the blog Atlas Obscura. Next month the inked-up intellectual is off to cover Mexico City’s burgeoning DIY cocktail scene, in pursuit of creative fulfillment and making ends meet. “I think I’m finding my sweet spot,” she says.
Lives in: Whittier, Minneapolis.
Status: Single AF.
Education: Attended College of Visual Arts.
Occupation: Flight attendant.
Hangouts: Spyhouse, Icehouse, Treehouse Records, my house.
Turn-ons: Beards. (Every man is sexy with a beard. Brad Pitt. Zach Galifianakis. Gandalf.) Left-handedness. Clever use of emoji. Ability to make me laugh. Cafuné. Motorcycles.
No, this flirty flight attendant with a Marilyn-like countenance isn’t a figment of some mile-high fantasy. She’s an Iowa-born graphic design major with a lust for life and serious travel bug. A year ago the platinum-blonde spark plug landed her airline gig partly to support her globe-trekking lifestyle, and she’s already logged trips to Thailand and Hong Kong (up next: London). Don’t even think about courting this petite hottie without a wicked beard — the ampersand lover has a serious facial-hair fetish (she once dumped a guy for shaving). Beard tip: “It’s not quantity, it’s snuggle-ability,” Alexandria says. Noted.
Lives in: I spend a lot of time in Uptown and Northeast.
Education: Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.
Occupation: 4K teacher.
Hangouts: Grumpy’s, Williams, Uptown Tavern.
Turn-ons: Humor, intelligence, scent, teeth.
This Wisconsin girl’s got a big heart — one she trusts like a compass. Just five months after their Puppy Bowl first date, Whitney and her boyfriend (sorry, guys) got a place together and it’s been rainbows and butterflies ever since. After moving to the Twin Cities three years ago, the Nordeast resident got hooked on city life, but doesn’t mind a night in with Netflix, her BF and Shih Tzu Sofie. “She’s my ride-or-die bitch,” Whitney says. The crush-worthy kindergarten teacher spreads her love to her kiddos, and playground-romping recesses seem to keep her young at heart. “I feel like a child, so it works,” she says.
Lives in: Burnsville.
Education: University of North Dakota.
Occupation: Event coordinator.
Hangouts: I love being around a lake at a cabin, or participating in any adventure sport!
Turn-ons: Great sense of humor and confidence.
This crushable cutie smacks of Midwestern girl-next-door. Danielle’s soft eyes and gentle nature scream American sweetheart, but those knee-shaking lips make you wonder if she has a wild side waiting to be tapped. The courteous coed is finishing a recreational tourism degree at the University of North Dakota and looks forward to leaving small-town college life in the dust. After graduation, Danielle’s moving back in with her parents while working as a St. Paul events intern, but should have no shortage of guys hoping to keep her out past curfew.
Lives in: Central South, Minneapolis.
Education: Working on a BFA in visual art at the U.
Occupation: Currently job hunting.
Hangouts: Home, Hard Times, various coffee shops, a smattering of bars and my studio.
Turn-ons: Intelligence and a wicked sense of humor. Nerdery. Body modification. Direction and passion. Masculinity in folks not socialized as male. Tough ladies. Genderfuckery. Bibliophilism. Dog lovers. Self awareness. Empathy. Honesty. Motorcycles. Good boots. Knife collections. Chocolate and peanut butter desserts. Thunderstorms.
It’s hard to tell if this introverted art student has more tattoos or creative drive. The cellist/painter/ceramist currently studies at the U of M, while mulling art therapy grad school in NYC. “I’m a dabbler by nature,” she says. “I want to do fucking everything.” Two years ago the doom-metal darling and aspiring “mountain witch” got serious about art after realizing a more traditional academic path wasn’t for her (she’s too interesting for corporate America, anyway). Rhys might look like a punk-rock G.I. Jane, but the down-to-earth homebody’s warm demeanor makes her easily approachable.
Lives in: Harrison, Minneapolis.
Education: GO Tommies!
Occupation: Nanny, bartender at the Depot Tavern.
Hangouts: Triple Rock, Moose on Monroe, First Avenue.
Turn-ons: If you can make me laugh, you’re in!
This St. Thomas grad’s got finance and marketing smarts, but the drink-slinging nanny’s just not ready for the cubicle lifestyle. “Sitting at a desk seems so boring,” Brittany says. Sitting still in general doesn’t seem to be this wanderlusting dirty-blonde’s bag. When not counting tips or caring for (someone else’s) twins, the southern Minnesotan-turned-city-girl is likely catching a show or plotting some type of getaway (an Icelandic music and film fest is next). Laid-back but extroverted, this fun-loving lady is quite the catch.