6 Of South Florida’s Most Eligible Bachelors And Bachelorettes

by Heather Carney Feb 2016 Also on Digital Edition

Get to know six of South Florida's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, as they open up about what they've learned about love, life and more.  

 

Ethan Wall

34, Leo

Twitter/Instagram: @ethanwall

Attorney, Author, Professor and Founder of a Community Service Initiative

Describe yourself in one phrase: 

Making the most out of life.

What are the top three qualities that attract you to someone?

Ambitious, kind, and a great sense of humor—someone who has big dreams, a good heart, but doesn't take life too seriously.

What's a deal-breaker in a relationship?

Drama, smoking and being mean. Can I have three deal breakers?

What song best describes your personality?

“Just to See You Smile” by Tim McGraw. (I am going to get a lot of flack for this one by my friends.)

What's one lesson you've learned about love thus far?

Finding love is like trying to catch a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder. [This was] stolen, and modified, from Henry David Thoreau.

What is your go-to spot?

Tacocraft in downtown Fort Lauderdale, because who doesn't love tacos?

Credits: Tallia Bow Tie, $69.50, Lord & Taylor; Hudson Jeans, $165, Lord & Taylor; Thomas Pink Button Down, $135, Bloomingdale's; Tallia Vest, $100, Lord & Taylor; Belt and Watch, Ethan's own

 

Allison Seriani

32, Libra

Instagram: @Allison1andonly

Marketing Professional, Prime Entertainment Worldwide

Describe yourself in one word:

Charismatic.

What are the top three qualities that attract you to someone?

Personality (I love a guy who can make me laugh); integrity (he has to have good character and be genuine); romantic (I love a man who can show his sensitive side and treat me right).

What's a deal-breaker in a relationship?

Dishonesty—no bueno. And also not being responsible. I want to be with someone who works hard and has a strong work ethic. I don't want someone who always had a silver spoon in their mouth and never worked hard at earning their own.

What song best describes your personality?

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston.

What's one lesson you've learned about love thus far?

That it's not about searching. It's about love finding you at the right time and place. When you're in a good space and full of gratitude with everything else in life, the one will come. You just have to trust it.

If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?

For my family's health, happiness and to travel the world with someone.

How do you like to spend your free time?

I love ballroom dancing and I am practicing for competition right now. Aside from dancing, I love cooking, paddleboarding and going to country music concerts.

Credits: Eliza J Dress, $168, Lord & Taylor; Vianna Brasil Necklace, $11,810, Ring, $4,870, Vianna Brasil; Michael Kors Shoes, Stylist's own

 

Beth Bryant

31, Pisces

Instagram: @BethBryant84

Director of Development at HANDY

Describe yourself in one word:

Passionate.

What are the top three qualities that attract you to someone?

I'm attracted to someone who is driven, honest and down-to-earth. Oh, and funny!

What's a deal-breaker in a relationship?

Unfaithfulness.

What song best describes your personality?

“Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor.

What's one lesson you've learned about love thus far?

It takes work. No one is perfect.

If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?

1) I would wish for my brother to still be alive and to be able to be friends as adults.

2) I wish I could find the way to truly break the cycle of poverty.

3) I wish I could fly.

How do you like to spend your free time?

Traveling, spending time with kids from HANDY, catching up with family and friends, working out or doing something active, cleaning or organizing.

What is your go-to spot?

C&I Studios in Fort Lauderdale.

Credits: Ted Baker Dress, $335, Lord & Taylor; Vianna Brasil Ring, $5,370, Vianna Brasil; Shoes and Purse, Stylist's Own'

 

Josh Sheppard

24, Aries

Instagram: @Shep_Shep

Talent Acquisition at JetSmarter

Describe yourself in one word:
 
Positive.

What are the top three qualities that attract you to someone?

I like somebody that's comfortable in their own skin, affectionate and fun.

What's a deal-breaker in a relationship?

Lack of spontaneity. I want to experience life to the fullest and want a companion who feels the same.

What song best describes your personality?

”Hello Sunshine” by Jimmy Cliff.

What's the most romantic thing you've done for someone?

Flew to the Bahamas and had a beachside dinner for two.

What's one lesson you've learned about love thus far?

Understanding is key. Not everybody is perfect and learning to love the imperfections makes it all worthwhile.

How do you like to spend your free time?

I love to travel and explore new cities. I dive a lot, or every weekend the weather permits. Listening to live music. Sunday barbecues with friends.

What is your go-to spot?

Cap's Place.

Credits: Tallia Dress Shirt, $89.50, Lord & Taylor; Seven for ALL Mankind Jeans, Lord & Taylor; Salvatore Ferragamo Tie, $190, Bloomingdale's; Calvin Klein Sweater, $89.50, Lord & Taylor; Watch, Josh's own

 

Meghan Gyory

29, Scorpio

Instagram: @megyory

Brand Manger at Tap42

Describe yourself in one phrase:

Being normal is boring.

What are the top three qualities that attract you to someone?

Sense of humor, drive and charm.

What's a deal-breaker in a relationship?

Dishonesty

What song best describes your personality?

“P.Y.T.” by Michael Jackson.

What's the most romantic thing you've ever done for someone?

I love to cook. So I cooked his favorite meal, put on some good tunes, then dined out on the rooftop with the city skyline.

What's one lesson you've learned about love thus far?

Eventually, all the pieces fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment and know that everything happens for a reason.

If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?

Perfect health, to be multilingual and to win the lottery.

What is your go-to spot?

Tap 42 and Jetties Beach in Fort Lauderdale

Credits: Theory Tank, $190, Lord & Taylor; Karl Lagerfeld Skirt, $129.50, Lord & Taylor; Vianna Brasil Earrings, $2,070, Vianna Brasil; Gucci Shoes, Stylist's own; Purse, Necklace and Bracelet; Stylist's own

 

Mohamed Abdalla

26, Aries

Instagram: @Mo_Abdalla89

Twitter: @Mabdalla1

Assistant Director of Admissions at Lynn University

Describe yourself in one word:
 
Jet-setter.
 
What are the top three qualities that attract you to someone?

Someone smart, family-oriented and who enjoys volunteering, and making a lasting impact on society.

What's a deal-breaker in a relationship?

Dishonesty.

What song best describes your personality?

“The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World.

What's the most romantic thing you've done for someone?

Sunset flight to Key West, followed by a homemade dinner on the beach.

What's one lesson you've learned about love thus far?

There are many types of love that fit many moments in life. I've learned that the love I'm looking for is true companionship—a best friend.

How do you like to spend your free time?

I spend as much time as possible with my family. I enjoy exploring different cultures around the world, and I love to cook and entertain friends.

What is your go-to spot?

Buccan in Palm Beach

Credits: H&M Suspenders, $12.95, H&M; Ted Baker Dress Shirt, $165, Bloomingdale's; Ted Baker Pants, $175, Bloomingdale's; Ralph Lauren Tie, $85, Bloomingdale's; Driver's Cap, Stylist's own; Watch, Mohamed's own

 

Production credits: 

Photography by Jason Nuttle

Styling by Desiree Di Tomaso

Hair & Makeup by Danielle Helms

Photo Assistance by Omare Haynes

Produced by Heather Carney & Alyssa Morlacci

Shot on location at the Sundy House in Delray Beach


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