09.13 CelebBuzz: Seattle’s Top Ten Most Eligible Bachelors

There are so many great guys in Seattle, but lately I’ve been wondering, where are they all hiding?  So, I decided to launch a Seattle’s Top Ten Most Eligible Bachelors search, am pleased to bring you what I found! At the beginning of my search, nominations poured in through Facebook, Twitter, and Email.   Bachelors from all walks of life were nominated, and we’re pleased to bring you the Olympic Athlete, College Football Player, Entrepreneur, Engineer, Self Professed Geek, Young CEO, Author, Radio Host and World Traveler.   Thank you to all the ladies (and even some gents) who nominated their favorite fun, single and successful guy in Seattle to be included in Girl Power Hour’s list. And hey, we even appreciate the self nominations too (wink wink, you know who you are!).  So without further ado, here are our Top Ten Bachelors in Seattle, a little about them, what they do professionally, what they’re looking for in a woman and how to connect with them.  Our list event includes a few celebs!

In no particular order, I proudly present to you Seattle’s Top 10 Most Eligible Bachelors

2. The Olympic Athlete: Nathan Adrian. Out of Bremerton, Washington hails 23 year old Nathan Adrian, one of Seattle’s most celebrated Olympic Athletes in this years’ London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.   Nathan swam alongside the likes of fellow Olympians Michael Phelps and Ryan Lotche, and came home with Gold!   Adrian won gold medals in both the 100-meter freestyle and the 4×100-meter medley relay, and a silver medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.  When I asked Nathan what it felt like to win Gold in London he said that he felt the same as “anyone else would who accomplished a lifelong goal. It is an amazing sense of accomplishment but the fact that you got there means it is time to step back and figure out what you can do to get better!”  In addition to his Olympic Medals, Nathan also currently holds the American record in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events.  Nathan lives and trains full time in California, but comes home to Bremerton often to visit family.  When it comes to women, Nathan insists that he doesn’t “look for specific traits in girls that will either make or break any potential relationship” he continues that “I do value intelligence and a good sense of humor. The ability to hold any given conversation and add an element of laughter is an admirable trait in anyone.”  Ladies, if you want to win Nathan’s heart you better learn how to swim, brush your teeth in the shower, and put on some heels to keep up with this 6 foot 6 inches tall Bachelor!  Nathan has been really busy since his return from London, keep your eyes peeled for local events he’ll be attending to do media interviews, and fan meet & greets.  Fans can tweet with Nathan at @NathanGAdrian and follow his Public Profile on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nathan-Adrian.


3. The Entrepreneur: Andy Karuza . Andy is perhaps one of the most well known Bachelors in Seattle.  I was absolutely not surprised when his name was the first to be nominated when our Bachelor search began.   Andy is the CEO of his own start up, Brandbuddee.com and is a fixture in Seattle’s nightlife scene through his constant social media finesse.   If there is anything exciting going on, you can be sure Andy is there, or knows all about it.  This self-starter was even featured as one of Seattleite Magazines, “Greatest Catch”.  Andy says that when it comes to women, he has “ pretty high standards for a woman’s values, tastes, and personality. The big compatibility indicators to me include the type of people she surrounds herself with, how she treats others, and ultimately how much chemistry we have. I think the most important thing you should find in a dating relationship is a true friendship. I see my relationships as an exhilarating adventure and that’s how I think it should feel.”  Ladies, if you have the pleasure of meeting this bachelor, make sure to strike up a conversation with him.  He has a true Entrepreneurial spirit and loves to talk, ask questions and exchange ideas.  Follow what he’s up to on his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/the.seattle.nightlife, and chances are he’ll invite you to an event he’s involved in. Fans can also tweet with him at @AndyKaruza.


4. The Author: Marcus Harrison Green.  Marcus is perhaps one of the most humble of the Bachelors I had the pleasure of speaking with for this article.   He is 31 years old and is a successful writer, entrepreneur and community activist. After a successful career in the investment industry, he chose to pursue his passion for the written word.  He is featured as a columnist for both The Aspiring Gentleman and Parle magazines. His debut novel, “A Year without April” will be released on October 30th on Amazon.com.  His novel is already being heralded as the male counterpart to “Eat, Pray, Love”, while its author has drawn comparisons to Woody Allen.  In additional to his lifelong love affair with the city of Seattle that he calls home, he is passionate about volunteering and is a contributor to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of King County.  When it comes to women, Marcus likes women who are “strong willed, independent and ambitious, and extremely attractive. There’s nothing more alluring then a women who doesn’t need you but wants you.” Ladies if you want to catch Marcus, get ready to eat some soul food at the King Fish Café in Seattle, laugh and have a blast! This young Bachelor is an absolute pleasure and I myself, had a blast while interviewing him in person for this article.  If you want to track Marcus down I would suggest starting at the King Fish Café. If you’re not successful there, try finding him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mharrisongreen or tweeting with him at @MHGreen3000. And, be sure to search out his book on Amazon.com or in local bookshops in Seattle.

5. The Radio Personality: Bob Stelton. Bob is one of Seattle’s best radio hosts and on air personalities.  He received an overwhelming number of votes during the nomination process, undoubtedly from his slew of female fans!   The past few years, Bob has been traveling the country for different shows hosting them in California and St. Louis, but luckily has recently been able to return to Seattle. Bob is best known for his weekday sports talk radio show, “Bob and Groz” on 710 ESPN Seattle at Noon on weekdays.  One of his nominators wrote in that Bob is “super tall, so handsome and just so much fun!” and another nominator continues that “Bob Stelton is the MVP of available Bachelors. He is not only handsome and intelligent but he’s extremely funny and compassionate. I’m fortunate to have known Bob for so many years!” I haven’t been able to ask Bob what he looks for in a woman but my guess is that if you want to catch Bob, you’ll need to sharpen up your “sports talk” and start tuning in to ESPN 710.  Fans can find his public Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BobandGrozShow, tweet his radio show at @BobandGroz and tweet with Bob personally at @BStelton.

6. The Young CEO & Self Described Geek: Brayden Olson.  This busy 24 year old CEO of Novel, Inc. and Recurrence, Inc. (a brand new venture in partnership with the University of Washington) resides in Kirkland.  He has received numerous awards for his leadership and innovative spirit.  Some of his impressive awards include being the youngest member ever admitted to Seattle’s Entrepreneur Organization, selection as the Eastside Young Professional of the Year (2011) by the Chamber of Commerce, one of the 2011 “Startup Idols” by Fortune Magazine, Top Student Entrepreneur on the West Coast (2010), and an Innovation award from Microsoft in 2009.  Chasing his dreams and doing what he believes in has lead Brayden to many successful ventures at such a young age.  He confesses that he “ grew up a proud geek and since the age of twelve, it has always been my dream to apply game technology to solving real world issues.”    Ladies, if you want to couple up with Brayden, he’d be one great catch!  One of his nominations came in with this impressive recommendation, “he’s one of the most compassionate, ambitious, hard working, loyal and not to mention handsome men that I have the pleasure of knowing and calling my friend. His morals and ethics in all he does make him an all around great catch for one lucky woman.” So, if you’d like to meet Brayden or get more involved with some great local non-profits, connect with him on Facebook. He’s currently working on the March of Dimes signature chef auction, working with the local Seattle Humane Society and frequently hosts events for his own non-profit supporting young Seattle entrepreneurs. So, don’t be shy ladies! You’re likely to get invited to one of these great events. Make sure to show up and say hi to Brayden!

7. The Engineer: Darwin Allen: Darwin is a handsome, 43 year old, American Filipino who resides in Bellevue, Washington.  During our voting and nomination process, we recieved many heart felt nominations for Darwin.  He’s a very successful guy and its no suprise his nominators were so eager to see him in this article!  For the last 14 years his career has been in Engineering, specializing in Civil Aviation. Darwin’s career is not what caught our attention, but rather his involvement in his own local charity, The Shank-A-Thon Golf Tournament which benefited Operation Smile this year.   When he’s not working or supporting an important charity, he is very active and enjoys boating, golf, running and painting.  When it comes to the ladies, Darwin says that he’s looking for a woman who is “intelligent and down to earth.  I like classy ladies who are romantic but also have a sense of humor.  Enjoying life is important and I like women who are adventurous and know how to have fun!  Above all, I look for a woman who is considerate and caring.”   Throughout our Bachelor Search and nomination process, Darwin had perhaps the most vocal and supportive crew cheering him on, which leads us to believe he is a very popular guy! One of his nominators says that “I’ve been friends with Darwin for over 15 years. I think of him as my “go to” friend.  His loyalty, humor and huge heart are friends for life qualities. He’s a great guy, and is easy to love.”  Ladies, if you get a chance to win Darwin’s heart be ready to meet a ton of new friends and get ready to live life to its fullest!  There are no boring or down times with Darwin, so be ready to always be on the go.  Fans can friend Darwin on Facebook and / or catch him at any of his next charity events. You may also be able to catch him at G5, Global Glamour. If you do, make sure to say hi and strike up a conversation with him.

8. The Traveler: Sean Hobday  This 42 year old, globetrotting bachelor,  is the Senior VP of Global Sales and Operations for Zones, Inc, a Global IT products and solutions company that has over one billion dollars in revenue.  Sean’s job takes him to Canada, Europe, Asia and India where he is responsible for expanding their operations in those markets. When it comes to women, Sean is looking for a “confident,  independent, healthy and empowered woman.  Someone that is genuinely happy, caring, willing to lift people up and inspire those around them…  A person that is equally as comfortable at a back yard BBQ, football game, out on the town, or at a Black Tie Charity event and everything in between.” Sean was nominated to us on Facebook, and his fans showed a lot of support!  He’s a triple threat, smart, handsome and successful.  And here’s an added bonus, he’s a UW Football Huskies Fan {who doesn’t love a Huskie fan?}.  Ladies, if you want to link up with Sean, you should be ready to travel,  and get out and try new things.  Fans can tweet with Sean, who is new on Twitter, at @SeanHobday1. Make sure to log on and show him some Twitter love.

9. The College Football Player: C.J. Ryan This 21 year old, college student-athlete, might not be on your typical “Seattleite” radar, but that didn’t stop ladies from nominating him!  This handsome guy plays defensive tackle for Arizona State University (ASU).  Ryan and his teammates at ASU will face off against Washington State Football at Sun Devil Stadium in Arizona on November 17th, later this year.  Ryan is originally from Montlake, WA and visits family there often during the off season.  Cameron Ryan {nickname, C.J.} attended Seattle Prep and graduated in 2009 {gasp that makes me feel OLD!}.  This over achiever  is currently a Communications major, and is eyeing a double major in Marketing.   When he’s not on the field or in class, Ryan is a freelance consultant for companies and brands assisting them to increase their impact on social media.  When it comes to the ladies, C.J. looks for women with “A great personality! Personality makes the woman,” and adds that “a pretty package is always a plus!”  Ladies if you want to catch C.J., you’ll have to put down your Huskie gear and tune into to the Sundevils on game day. C.J. does plan to return to Seattle after he completes his education at ASU, so don’t worry ladies, you won’t have to move to Arizona.  Fans can catch him on the field at ASU games, and tweet with him at @CJMcFly.


10. And this brings us to Bachelor #10.  Stay tuned for this announcement. Bachelor #10 will be my special guest at G5 Global Glamour, and will be announced at the event. Watch for his special posting after G5!


Maile Cabral Hager

Maile Cabral is one of our most active Girl Power Hour bloggers. She launched our Celebrity Watch blog, Celeb Buzz Seattle in 2010. In addition to her GPH blog, Maile is a freelance writer and writes for several well known magazines. She covers mostly female celebrities for Girl Power Hour. Maile has worked with numerous celebrities and co-founded CABRAL EDWARDS MANAGEMENT, a Boutique PR & Event Planning Company catering to businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Follow her on Twitter at @MailePRMedia, @CEMManagement & @SeattleCelebBuz. Questions, comments and story pitches can be sent to her at MaileHager (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  1. Cynthia Alexander

    I have known Darwin for a decade and he is truly one of my most trusted male friends and I live in Boca Raton. It really made me smile to see he was not only nominated but chosen. Bless You-C

  2. jolene jang

    Now we have seen the guys, now what? And as a single gal…I should do what?

  3. Rob Tiedgen

    Take it to the Country, don’t let expectations exceed reality, listen close when they, HE says what he can do for you. It’s not a negotiation, it’s like learning a dance as you go along there will be hard parts that together you can make easy if you help each other through them and get to the good parts you want. xo

  4. Maile Cabral

    Hi Jolene! You should meet them and say hello, or come to G5 Global Glamour to meet them :-) Maile

  5. Maile Cabral Hager

    Hi Cynthia- Thank you for your support! Darwin was a complete gentleman to interview and was so patient with me as I compiled my article {it was harder than you think to get all those details right!}. Cheers to Darwin! Maile

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  7. jeramae Pacs

    wondeful article…nice to know there are still men out there who also conyribute to the etterment of the society. Would love to meet Mr. Darwin…feel so proud being a Filipino as well… wish him all the best. and also Mr. Olson looks like a great young spirit I can tell he will achieve a lot.

  8. Maile Cabral Hager

    Thanks for sharing, Jeramae. Glad you enjoyed the article! Maile

  9. Keeley

    Hi Maile,

    I really enjoyed your article and i think you picked the right type of guys. I just have a question, when you did your article were any of men in relationships? I am taking “bachelors” as meaning they are not married but may be in a relationship?
    Thank you.

  10. Maile Cabral Hager

    Hi Keeley, they are definitely not married. And, I don’ think they were in relationships at the time, but I really can’t say. Each man has a very different lifestyle and you’d have to confirm directly with them. Thanks!

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