Lindsay and I were recently invited to Experience Columbus, Ohio for Stonewall Columbus Pride. My first Columbus experience, was not what I’d expected. I pictured Columbus to be a huge sports town focused on all things athletics. Turns out, there’s a lot more to Columbus that tailgate parties. My favorite part of the after Pride festivities was all the unique restaurants, bars and snack shops. Here are a five of my favorites.
The Market is filled with 33 vendors selling every kind of food imaginable. Each counter is serving up something unique and delicious. From Market & Boar’s holy smoke BBQ to the Lan Viet Market there’s a little bit of something from all around the world. Also located in the market are fresh seafood, meat, and flower vendors as well as several retail stalls.
Stack City Burger Bar
Stack City is the perfect lunch spot. A nicer end of the spectrum casual dining atmosphere and gourmet burgers, sandwiches, wings and salads makes it an elevated lunch hangout. Lindsay opted for the 1940 burger with sautéed onions ($7.50) and jumbo southwest ranch onion rings ($6). She was raving about the B&B pickles on the burger and how great the thick cut rings were. I opted for the Southwest Chicken salad with roasted corn, black beans, and BBQ ranch dressing ($9).
The Pearl is a Gastropub filled with old fashioned made from scratch American classics. While they don’t describe themselves as a soul food based restaurant, I found the description to be fairly accurate. I had the Southern Fried Chicken ($19), in bone chicken paired with a fresh baked cinnamon roll and cider braised greens was the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Lindsay had the Fish n Chips ($17) bathed in apple cider vinegar. They also have a full bar with a wide variety of unique cocktail and ale options.
Brothers Drake Meadery
Mead… as in… like some Game of Thrones type mead and wenches stuff. That’s what we’re talking about. To my surprise, mead is actually more similar to wine than to beer and comes in tons of different varieties. The Brothers Drake Meadery is a socially conscious, hip hangout that combines ancient mead recipes, small plates made with local ingredients and socially just business principles. They also offer tours showing the process behind how they produce different meads. The tasting tour includes sampling some currently available meads as well as one or two in-process. You will also try some raw Ohio honey that we use and get to keep your branded tasting glass. Cost is $15 per person and you must be 21+ to sample.
Gallerie Bistro and Bar
Located inside the Hilton Columbus Downtown, Gallerie Bistro and Bar is a french inspired bistro was our favorite classy brunch spot of the weekend. We got mimosas ($8) and a carafe of coffee because… Well… What is brunch without coffee and mimosas? The vibes are a bit upscale without being stuffy or pretentious. Lindsay had the buttermilk fried chicken with sage waffles ($14). It was drizzled with a hot sauce aioli and homemade maple syrup. Honestly the best chicken and waffles we’ve ever tried. The pineapple upside down pancakes with Malibu maple syrup ($13) were also phenomenal.
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Lindsay and I were recently invited to Experience Columbus, Ohio for Stonewall Columbus Pride. Turns out, Columbus is surprisingly young and hip. It could be because of the proximity to Ohio State University, the third largest university in the US, or it could be just because of the open minded and easy going nature of the locals. Either way, we were pumped to experience the incredible restaurants, shopping and queer friendly nightlife of the area. We were able to grab the best of both worlds while experiencing Pride but also getting to see Columbus through the eyes of visiting travelers. Here are a few of my favorite things to do in and around Columbus.
The Candle Lab
The Candle Lab is a custom candle store making shop. We got to make our own hand-poured candles and take them home with us. The process was the best part. We got to choose from more than 120 fragrances to create our own custom combinations. Along with the pour-your-own custom-scented candles, they also offer customizable home fragrance products, and small-batch natural bath and body products. The Candle Lab was one of my favorite parts of our Columbus Experience.
The Short North arts district on High Street is home to a variety of boutiques, galleries and restaurants. While it’s a bit bougie (and gentrified) we stumbled upon a bunch of cool vintage shops, antique stores and art galleries that we really enjoyed. The neighborhood is cute with polished street art and brightly lit arches. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of adorable Menswear shops selling high quality clothes and accessories.
The Book Loft
I fell in love with The Book Loft, a winding maze like bookstore filled from floor to ceiling with titles of every variety. I felt a bit like Belle from Beauty and the Beast as I wondering around browsing each of the 37 rooms. The Book Loft has a charming green garden with cobble stone walkway outside its entrance which makes for the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and read. The Book Loft is located in the German Village which in itself is a cool destination.
Union Cafe is not an exclusively lesbian bar but it did have a solid mix of LGBTQs. Granted, our visit was during Columbus Pride but we enjoyed the relaxed patio, brunch fare and laid back vibes. Check out the House Punch for a drink that is deceivingly strong and a touch of dangerous after two or three.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
Jeni’s is an ice cream shop filled to the brim with unique flavors and textures in their scoops. Try some more traditional styles like Salty Caramel or Milkiest Chocolate. If you’re feeling more adventurous try some of their more colorful options like Sun Popped Corn or Sweet Cream Biscuits and Peach Jam.
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In January, EveryQueer published our first-ever list of queers killin’ it in the LGBT influencer game. This was by far the most popular article of our launch but was by no means exhaustive of all the incredible queer folks doing interesting things in our community. With this article, we aim to highlight movers and shakers in our community, not just fashion models – but hey – a few of them made our list too.
Important things to know about this list…
This is NOT A RANKED LIST!!
This list is not based on purely physical attraction or sexual orientation, but rather on self-expression, outward confidence, charisma, contributions to the queer community, and personality. Of course, these traits are highly subjective and vary person to person but we tried to keep this in mind while compiling our list.
One of the most important things to remember when reading this article. Here at EveryQueer we reject the traditional standards of beauty. We embrace alternate forms of self-expression, celebrate the uniqueness of body shapes, encourage gender fuckery, and love humans of all races and ethnicities. Our list is trans-inclusive because our mission has always been to be an empowering resource for EveryQueer including masculine and androgynous presenting women, femmes of all stripes, genderqueers, and trans-identified individuals – EveryQueer is here to celebrate beauty in all of its unique forms – including yours.
How did we compile this list?
Individuals were selected based on a nomination system from both our editorial team and our readers. Our staff of 5 selected nominations and reached out to each person individually for an interview to be featured. This article took nearly 6 months to put together because we wanted to give every single nominee an opportunity to have their voice heard alongside their images. Don’t see someone you think should be on here? Nominate them for the 2021 list by e-mailing meg [at] everyqueer.com
Abby is a 23-year-old from Birmingham UK. Abby’s astrological sign is Leo. Abby is in a committed relationship and works in social media and digital content creation. Abby also writes for LGBTQ+ blog Unite UK! Abby looks for honesty, humor and good communication in a significant other and their biggest turn on is someone who proves they support and believe in Abby.
Follow Abby here: https://www.instagram.com/_abbyrobson/
Ady Del Valle
Ady Del Valle is a 31-year-old, Taurus, from Boston. Ady is currently single and seeks someone who has a sense of humor, is stylish and loves everyone for who they are. Ady is a plus/big & tall model and the biggest turn on for Ady is tall men!
Follow Ady here: https://www.instagram.com/_adydelvalle
Alex is 30, an astrological sign is Virgo! Alex is a single model from NYC. Alex, on what they’re looking for in a significant other, “The best relationship is when you can be lovers and best friends at the same time”. And their biggest turn on is random acts of kindness.
Follow Alex here: https://www.instagram.com/alexinw0nd3rland/
Alina Augustin is currently a student, from Kingston NY. She seeks positivity, kindness, and lots of cuddles in a significant other. Her biggest turn on is Smizing (smiling with your eyes)! Alina is 21, a Scorpio and currently in a relationship.
Follow Alina here: https://www.instagram.com/thetomboynextdoor/
Allison Graham is a single Sagittarius from Jamaica. Allison works as a visual merchandiser and she seeks self-awareness and emotional intelligence in a significant other. Her biggest turn on is confidence!
Follow Allison here: https://www.instagram.com/shedoeshim/
Anna Davidson is 29 and describes herself as a Scorpio sun, Cancer moon, Capricorn rising. Anna is from Seattle, WA and is currently getting her Master’s in Expressive Arts Therapy. Anna is in a committed relationship and when asked what she looks for in a significant other, says “someone who is compassionately intentional. Someone who is just as dedicated to self-growth, discovery, & health in all aspects of the world as they are to that of the co-created relationship. Someone with an open heart & mind who is understanding, thoughtful, creative, and passionate. Someone who isn’t afraid to be themselves or speak their truth while simultaneously holding the ability to be aware. Someone who can be silly and adventurous and loves to try new things. Someone who is confident in their identities & sexuality & desires & heart. Eek! this is giving me the feels” Her biggest turn on is emotional depth/intelligence/maturity.
Follow Anna here: https://www.instagram.com/annadfeels/
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman is a Canadian gay actor best known for his role on Hulu’s show UnReal. Jeffrey also is a frequent judge on Rupaul’s Drag Race and hosts a podcast called Conversations With Others, and works with the Human Rights Campaign. While Jeffrey isn’t single we love all the thrist traps he posts with his boyfriend Andrew Fitzsimons. If you recognize his boyfriend’s name it could be because he is a hair stylist to celebrities like the Kardashians and Ashley Graham.
Follow Jeffrey here: https://www.instagram.com/jeffreybchapman/
Beks is a Cancer from Columbus, OH. Beks is in a committed relationship. Beks is 29 and is a data and processing nerd. When asked what they look for in a significant other, Beks says, “Patience, open communication, a good sense of humor, someone who knows how to pack for a vacation and can just make the call on what to order from Seamless. Overall, honesty and balance, feel free to hang out with your friends without me and trust when I do the same, know that it’s okay to need time to decompress after a long day, and know that we will both be here for each other regardless of what miles fall between us or the type of day that we had.” Their biggest turn on is “Watching someone you admire talk about a topic they are truly passionate and knowledgeable about. The excitement is contagious and it’s all the better if I’m learning something as well.”
Follow Beks here: https://www.instagram.com/instabeks/
Bly is a 33-year-old, Aquarius, from Rochester New York. Bly is a Master Barber and Cidery Owner and is engaged to be married! Bly looks for Realness and Someone that makes them laugh uncontrollably, in a significant other and their biggest turn on is someone who follows their passions.
Follow Bly here: https://www.instagram.com/life_of_bly/
Bonnie Love is a 39-year-old from Virginia. Bonnie is in a committed relationship and seeks “Someone who creates a safe and loving space for vulnerability and someone who lifts me up to be the best version of myself” In a significant other. Bonnie is a Libra and is an entrepreneur with a specialty in real estate and hemp. Bonnie’s biggest turn on is humility.
Follow Bonnie here: https://www.instagram.com/Onlylove.liveshere/
Breanne Williamson is 28 and when asked what they look for in a significant other, says, “Someone who can make me laugh and is unapologetically themselves.” Breanne is a YouTuber / Instagram Blogger / Podcaster in Vancouver, Canada. Breanne’s biggest turn on is “Hey Babe, can I take you for a beer?”
Follow Breanne here: https://www.instagram.com/BreanneWilliamson/
Briana Dunn is a construction worker from Suffolk County, NY. Briana looks for someone who is humble in a significant other. Briana is a 26-year-old Libra and their biggest turn on is “Sound of cracking a can of Coca Cola open”
Follow Briana here: https://www.instagram.com/Briana_dunn/
Indya Moore is an Afro-Latina trans model and actress who slays with their portrayal of Angela Evangelista on FX’s Pose. There’s no limit to their talent and success. Last year they were a sought after cover girl and stared in their own Louis Vuitton Campaign. They’re obviously stunning but it’s their activist nature and constant genuine care for trans and queer communities of color that will keep us coming back for more.
Follow Indya here: https://www.instagram.com/indyamoore/
Brittaney Brannock has an astrological sign of Aries and is from Boston, MA. Brittaney is a songwriting/musician and is 24 years old. When asked what they look for in a significant other, Brittany says, “I look for someone who has passion and drive for what they believe in. Someone who is inclusive of all ideas and ways of living. A kind soul, and eyes that tell a story. And Of course, a beautiful smile!” and their biggest turn on is when someone knows an amazing coffee shop!
Follow Brittaney here: https://www.instagram.com/brittaneybrannock/
Casie “Tynee” Goshow
Casie “Tynee” Goshow is a 32-year-old Dancer/Choreographer/Teacher and has worked with artists such as Karmin, Lil T Jay, Lil Jon, Chris Brown, etc. “Signed to BLOC Talent in NYC. Owner and designer of Goshow Yourself apparel, a brand that is unisex and focused on positivity and activewear. My main passion is teaching the next generation of kids about hip hop dance, the industry and how they can become the best version of themselves from the inside out.” Casie is married to her wife and looks for “someone who is supportive of my career (because it is crazy) and dreams. I want my partner to be confident in themselves so that we can both shine together” In a significant other. Casie’s biggest turn on is a “smile. You can tell so much about someone by their smile.” Casie is from Harleysville, PA and is a Leo.
Follow Casie here: Personal: @BgirlTynee , Clothing Line: @goshowyourself , My wife and I: @elyse_and_casie
Charlotte “CB” Glasser
Charlotte “CB” Glasser is an Aries from Boston, MA. Charlotte is a Strategic Marketing and Player Development for Wynn Resorts’ Encore Boston Harbor. Single and looks for “It’s all about face first but from there they have to be smart, and loyal and all-around fantastic!” In a significant other. Charlotte is 31 and thinks a sense of humor is the biggest turn on.
Follow Charlotte here: https://www.instagram.com/cbglasser/
Danielle Cooper is the founder of She’s A Gent, an amazing fashion blog that focuses on queer Black masculine fashion. From sporty streetwear to dapper suits, Cooper’s style is unmistakably on-point. Danielle is an avid traveler who showcases her outfits on her blog from around the world. If you don’t know Danielle from the world of content creators, you may have seen her as Wanda on the most recent season of Pose on FX, a drama series about queer ballroom culture in 1980s New York.
Follow Danielle here: https://www.instagram.com/daniellecooper/
Chloe Mason is 29 and from a little town in Illinois called Herrin. Chloe is a model and children’s book author who says they look for patience, Drive, Confidence and a wicked sense of humor! In a significant other! Chloe is an Aquarius and their biggest turn on is being an intellectual and discussing hard topics and deep thoughts is sexy.
Follow Chloe here: https://www.instagram.com/chloealexandraxo/
David is a 19-year-old Gemini. He is a single barista from Massachusetts. He looks for companionship and his biggest turn on is someone who isn’t afraid to feel emotions.
Follow David here: https://www.instagram.com/Torbazorb14/
Deanna Petrucci is a physical education teacher and sports coach, from Smithtown, NY. When asked what she looks for in a significant other, said, “I look for a woman who above all, is kind. Someone who treats me and others well, and is honest, smart, witty, and confident. Being with someone I can just have fun with and who can make me laugh is also really important!” and the biggest turn on is “My girlfriend telling me we’re having tacos for dinner..” Deanna is 33 years old and an Aquarius!
Follow Deanna here: https://www.instagram.com/Deyonce15/
Debbie Lemonte, a wedding and portrait photographer from Jamaica, says, honesty, respect, and support are what she seeks in a significant other. Debbie is currently single, 32 year old and their biggest turn on is intelligence.
Follow Debbie here: https://www.instagram.com/thelocdbella/
Doreen Pierre is an HR professional, Freelance Creative, and Community Events Producer from Elizabeth, NJ. Doreen is a 27-year-old Pisces and when asked what they look for in a significant other, says, “I look for someone who is a boss in their own right, someone I can bounce ideas off of, someone who is loving, kind, caring, and thoughtful, someone who loves to laugh and keeps me on my toes. I don’t mind a little spice! Lastly, I look for someone who is self- accountable and will challenge me in my own accountability.” Doreen says their biggest turn on is “soft, yet intentional physical touch, alignment in thoughts, a good kisser, and a savory meal to seal the deal.”
Follow Doreen here: https://www.instagram.com/itsdoreenpierre/
Emma Herrera says “I look for loyalty, fun personality and someone who is always willing to be adventurous and creative” when asked what they look for in a significant other. Emma is a 25-year-old Libra from San Francisco but currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Emma is a UX and Visual Designer and says their biggest turn on is “Someone who knows how to COOK or knows their way around a kitchen. Watching someone sexily cook up a meal is such a big turn on and it’s an even bigger bonus when it tastes amazing.”
Follow Emma here: https://www.instagram.com/emma.herrera15/
Fannie Mae is a DJ from Raleigh, NC. Fannie looks for honesty in a significant other and their biggest turn on is confidence. Fannie is currently in a committed relationship and is a 32-year-old Sagittarius.
Follow Fannie here: https://www.instagram.com/djfanniemae/
Gabriella Meghan says “What I have looked for and found, is somebody that makes me laugh until I cry, somebody who is spontaneous and adventurous, and somebody who is independent and driven!” when asked what she looks for in a significant other. Gabriella is in her twenties and does “I write poetry (have published two books), and own a subscription box company called Clarity Box. I am also pursuing my Real Estate license, have my Bachelor’s degree in Peace & Global Studies, and my Masters in Secondary Education (which I used for a few years before rerouting my life to incorporate more of my passion)” for work. Gabriella’s turn on is an intelligent conversation and she currently lives in Arizona.
Follow Gabriella here: https://www.instagram.com/gabriellameghan/
Garnet Rubio is a 24-year-old Model. Garnet wants honesty in a significant other and is currently single. Garnet is a Leo from San Antonio Texas and their biggest turn on is someone who plays video games!
Follow Garnet here: https://www.instagram.com/garnetrubio/
Last year, Jeremy created one of the most talked-about plays in the theatre scene with Slave Play. Though his work causes controversy, it deeply inspires discussion. He is fashion eye candy, a salient Gemini who rolls with a very cool-kid group of friends and wields a funny brain that translates well on Instagram stories. Jeremy’s next play Daddy will star all your faves (Tommy Dorfman, Alan Cumming, Hari Nef).
Follow Jeremy here: https://www.instagram.com/jeremyoharris/
Genevieve Danger Berrick
Genevieve Danger Berrick identifies as a Scorpio Sun, Leo Rising, Cancer moon. Genevieve is a Writer / Editor / Educator. All the feminist and queer things, with a solid side of anti-violence work. Born in England, raised in Singapore and is now been in America for over 8 years. Genevieve is 39 and says “Queer as a verb, with an engaged relationship to gender” when asked what they look for in a significant other. Genevieve’s biggest turn on is “Passion, consent, smashing the patriarchy / systemic injustice”.
Follow Genevieve here: https://www.instagram.com/googligug/
Giza Portella is a 37-year-old Aquarius from Lima, Peru. Giza is single and looks for “Someone who is self-sufficient in the joy factor. Someone who can enjoy the togetherness that co-creating in a relationship can bring but who isn’t dependent on me.” What turns Giza on is “The intimate type of eye contact where words are not needed to be exchanged. Just a mesmerizing smile to go with those breathtaking eyes.”
Follow Giza here: https://www.instagram.com/giza212/
Hutch is a 31-year-old Scorpio. Born and raised in NYC. He does Props/art direction/production design for a film for work and says “I look for complexity and brilliance in my partners, with a strong attraction to faggots, femmes, and other non-binary folks. I look for passion and integrity, a filthy mind and a deep ability to care for other people.” When asked what he looks for in a significant other. What turns Hutch on is “Radical softness; anti-oppression; serenity; fierce awareness of self.”
Follow Hutch here: https://www.instagram.com/hutchasaurusrex/
Tangina Stone is a talented singer and producer with a growing fan base all over the world. A queer Black woman who’s signed to an “all-womxn indie label,” she’s passionate about making a positive difference in the music industry. “[I want to] strengthen the connections that I have with womxn creatives in my field and contribute to my industry in a way that makes it better for all of us — and release my best work yet,” she told Teen Vogue. Her music is magical, ethereal, alternative R&B. Follow her IG to stay up to date on new music and shows, plus peeks into her personal life (ahem, cute lesbian love story alert).
Follow Tangina here: https://www.instagram.com/stoneblu/
Ivanka Dekoning is a 32-year-old Gemini from the Netherlands. Ivanka is a Social Media Manager for Saks Fifth Ave. & LGBTQ+ Fashion Influencer. Ivanka looks for Loyalty in a significant other and says Confidence, humor, and style are their biggest turn-ons.
Follow Ivanka here: https://www.instagram.com/ivanka.dekoning/
Jenna Howieson looks for “A love for travel & adventure, someone who has goals and is empowered to go for them… and a nice butt ;)” in a significant other and she says passion and motivation are her biggest turn-ons. Jenna is 27 from Scotland and is an Inclusion & Diversity Leader at Skyscanner.
Follow Jenna at https://www.instagram.com/thejennaway/
Kelley Moreno looks for a wild soul in a significant other. Kelley is currently not single, a 24-year-old from Texas, and is an Aquarius. Kelley teaches school abroad and says their biggest turn on is deep conversations.
Follow Kelley here: https://www.instagram.com/withkelley/
Kelsey Stacy Pearson
Kelsey Stacy Pearson is 29 from Vicksburg, Mississippi. Kelsey is a writer and social media influencer and says “While my wife and I have a lot in common, she also compliments me in so many ways. She’s my best friend, my accountability coach, my travel partner, my protector, and my love!” when asked what she looks for in a significant other. Kelsey’s biggest turn on is good style! Kelsey is a Taurus!
Follow Kelsey here: https://www.instagram.com/kelseystacypearson/
Janet Mock is one of the most well known transgender rights activists in the world. At 37 years old she’s a writer, television host, director, producer and public figure. In the world of TV she’s most well known as a writer, producer, and director on FX’s Pose. Pose is an award-winning TV series that follows the lives of several transwomen of color living in New York City during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Her second book, Redefining Realness, shot to the top of the charts and became a New York Times bestseller. She is a contributing editor for Marie Claire and a former staff editor of People magazine’s website. While Janet is happily married we knew this list wouldn’t be complete without her stunning inner and outer beauty.
Follow Janet here: https://www.instagram.com/janetmock/
Kim Cosentino is a Taurus from New York. Kim works in a family-owned business and is 24 years old. When asked what they look for in a significant other, says, “Someone who is kind, caring, loving, goal-oriented, funny, outgoing”. The biggest turn on is feeling appreciated. Kim is currently single.
Follow Kim here: https://www.instagram.com/Kimmichalfitness/
LadyHood is an entertainer from Melbourne, Australia. 35 years old and an Aquarius. When asked what they look for in a significant other, says, “Kindness and the libido of an 18-year-old boy”. Confidence is LadyHood’s biggest turn on.
Follow LadyHood here: https://www.instagram.com/ladyhoodmusic/
Liam Mayhugh describes himself as an Aries sun, Leo moon, Capricorn rising. Liam is 26 from Lexington, KY. Liam is currently single and looking for “someone who will appreciate my sarcasm, is considerate of others, and gets as excited to learn about random things as I do (ie. someone who will watch how it’s made, and weird youtube tutorials with me)”. Liam is a ceramicist and his biggest turn on is watching someone really nerd out about something they’re into.
Follow Liam here: https://www.instagram.com/liam.mayhugh/
Lindsay Rodabaugh is a designer and photographer from Lock Haven, PA. 29 years old and looks for “Spontaneous adventure, extrovert energy, lots of jokes, and a good power suit ;)” in a significant other. Lindsay is an Aries and humor is their biggest turn on.
Follow Lindsay here: https://www.instagram.com/lindsayrodabaugh/
Liz is a 33-year-old, Capricorn, from Black Forest / Germany. Liz is a preschool teacher and when asked what their biggest turn on is, says, “It‘s the whole package: her laugh blows my mind and her eyes shine bright. I don‘t have a special type of woman that I prefer, tall or short, big or skinny – doesn‘t matter when she‘s special.” Liz is currently not single but looks for “I love when she has a good sense of humor and is able to laugh about herself. She is empathetic, respectful and honest.” in a significant other.
Follow Liz here: https://www.instagram.com/Leopartig/
LP Poglitsch is a 30-year-old, Leo, from the Chicago Suburbs. LP works for an education non-profit and also does some modeling. When asked what they look for in a significant other, LP says, “Some traits that I value in a significant other are: kindness, passionate about social justice, love for cats, sense of humor/ability to laugh at my ridiculous jokes, and willingness to grow (both individually and together).” And their biggest turn on is confidence.
Follow LP here: https://www.instagram.com/Queerlydapper/
Mack Dihle is from Metro-Detroit, Mack is single and a 37-year-old, with an astrological sign of Cancer! When asked what Mack looks for in a significant other, says, “I look for genuine kindness, reciprocity with great communication, and looking at life challenges with humility and a sense of humor. It’s wonderful to find someone where we both can be 100% ourselves…with all of our quirks, imperfections and have a skill set they take pride in doing well. Love muscley legs too…extra credit points ;)”. And Mack’s biggest turn on is “Witty sense of humor that looks at the world with a glass half full, where you can talk for hours and it flies by. As if you’d known each other for years.”
Follow Mack here: https://www.instagram.com/mackdihle/
You may recognize Max for their role at the HER app or maybe its as a mover and shaker for London Queer Fashion Week? Or maybe because they’re a sought after androgynous fashion influencer? There are so many reasons to simp. When we asked, Max says they seek positive energy, compassion, loyalty, patience, the curiosity to travel & experience new things in a significant other. Max is a 28-year-old Taurus from London, UK and says lips and lipstick is their biggest turn on. Max is currently single.
Follow Max here: https://www.instagram.com/theyrequeer/
Magdalena is a 31-year-old Director of Business Development in pharmaceuticals. A Leo from Poland and she says she looks for someone who can laugh at her jokes. Which coincidentally was her wife’s Tinder opening line. Ignorance is Magdalena’s biggest turn-off. When she’s not working or exploring NYC she’s upstate NY with her wife working on their brand new home renovation project.
Follow Magdalena here: https://www.instagram.com/Magda_lena88/
Makenna Misuraco says Sense of humor, family-oriented, determined and hardworking is what they look for in a significant other. Makenna is currently single and is from New Jersey. Makenna is a writer who says small gestures are their biggest turn on.
Follow Makenna here: https://www.instagram.com/makenna.mis/
Mason Fitzpatrick is a dog trainer, originally from Tampa Florida. Currently single and 29 years old. When asked what they look for in a significant other, Mason says honesty, compassion, and trust. Mason is a Virgo and says selflessness is their biggest turn on.
Follow Mason here: https://www.instagram.com/Fitzpattymac21/
Mel Corkery is a 35-year-old, Capricorn, originally from Philadephia. Mel works “I’m on the Behavior Team at the Pennsylvania SPCA Headquarters, which consists Of four kickass womxn. Animal Behavior is insanely intricate and amazing and I’m so crazy blessed to love what I do and how rewarding it is every day.” Mel looks for “Confidence, independence, passionate about something they love, communication and honesty.” In a significant other. And says intelligent conversations are their biggest turn on. Mel is currently single.
Follow Mel here: https://www.instagram.com/corkadoo/
Michelle Rabinovich says someone who has a passion for something they do in their lives whether it’s their career, a hobby, volunteering, and/or building community is their biggest turn on. Michelle is 36, born in Des Moines, Iowa and raised in Upland, California. Michelle looks for “Respects themself, as well as myself. That entails (mine and their) feelings, needs, mind, body, and boundaries and also knows how to communicate them all. A great smile helps as well. Lucky, to have that in my partner” in a significant other. Michelle is a Capricorn and Director of Preconstruction for a Commercial Construction Firm.
Follow Michelle here: https://www.instagram.com/Mishmish12/
Mikaela Herres is originally from Florida and currently in a relationship. Mikaela says “I look for someone who is respectful, loyal, open and transparent, passionate, family-oriented, funny, and down-to-earth.” when asked what they look for in a significant other. Mikaela is a Social Media Manager & Content Creator and is a 25-year-old Capricorn. Confidence and Independence are Mikaela’s biggest turn-ons.
Follow Mikaela here: https://www.instagram.com/mherres18/
Mindy Dawn Friedman
Mindy Dawn Friedman is 50 and originally from Long Island, NY. She is a Product Owner at Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) and says “Humor, smarts, boundless curiosity, loyalty (we are one team), good listener, ability to compromise, family values, kind-hearted, a commitment to the greater good, open heart and mind, and always striving (and supporting me) to do and be better in this world.” is what she looks for in a significant other. Mindy’s biggest turn-ons are Confidence, intelligence, and a unique sense of personal style. Mindy is a Capricorn and is currently not single.
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Nina Kossoff is a 28-year-old social impact brand strategist. Originally from Pickerington, OH and is a Leo sun / Pisces moon / Sagittarius rising. Nina looks for “Someone who knows how to be their own person so that being together is a conscious and active choice, not a co-dependent need.” in a significant other. And says “Someone being smart and hilarious, something my SO 100% is.” is their biggest turn on.
Reyna ( Rey ) Montgomery
Reyna (Rey) Montgomery is in the Modeling and Entertainment Business. Currently single and says “I look for someone who is just as fun, funny & ambitious as I am. Not only that, but I look for authenticity and loyalty. If you are true to yourself that means you are in love with yourself and that’s something I want to be a part of.” when asked what they look for in a significant other. Reyna is a 24-year-old Gemini. When asked what their biggest turn-ons are, Reyna said, “I have a lot of those, but I would say my top non-sexual turn on would be being affectionate; it is the ultimate sign of intimacy & caring.” Reyna is originally from Columbus, OH.
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Sannie Pedersen is a 30-year-old model, originally from Denmark. Sannie looks for “somebody who is completely and comfortably themselves. Someone that makes me laugh and that loves to have long intense discussions about everything and nothing. Somebody brutally honest.” in a significant other. Sannie is in a complicated relationship and says Intelligence is their biggest turn on. Libra is Sannie’s astrological sign.
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Sherri “Switz” Mikus is originally from Pennsylvania but is currently living and in love with Brooklyn. Sherri is a manager and a 34-year-old Scorpio. Sherri is currently single and when asked what they look for in a significant other, says, “Someone who is easy going, adventurous, and honest.” “A woman who is on her grind shares her passions and a great cook.” is Sherri’s biggest turn-ons.
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Tanja is a photographer, originally from Vienna. Tanja is currently single, 26 and looks for “If she knows what she wants in life. Someone who sometimes gives me the argument. If she has painted fingernails.” in a significant other. Tanja is currently single and says “If she has humor. When she can laugh at herself. Is empathetic. If she smiles a lot.” are their biggest turn-ons. Tanja’s astrological sign is Virgo.
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Tia Curtis works as Financial services by day, plant hobbyist by night. Tia is in a committed relationship and says she looks for “A divine sense of self-worth and humility. Humor, adventure, optimism. Fierce but tender. Loyalty.” in a significant other. Tia’s biggest turn-ons are “self-awareness. like we all have toxic attributes, nothing sexier than acknowledging your flaws, owning, and working on them. Growth and evolution.” Tia is 29, a Taurus and originally from Asbury Park, NJ.
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Torey Tomsovic is a nanny and social media marketer. She looks for “Traits that I myself don’t naturally have. A goofy/silly sense of humor. Patient. Relatability. High EQ. Tidy. A decently high sex drive.” in a significant other and “Gravitates towards kids and being highly business-oriented” are her biggest turn-ons. Torey is 27 and (mostly) from Wisconsin. A Capricorn and currently in a relationship.
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