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    Amy, 40, freelance art director, Chelsea
    Why she's a great catch: "I'm sweet, optimistic, adventurous and a great travel companion. I laugh easily, try not to take myself too seriously and walk on the sunny side of the street."
    Her ideal match: "He should be sensitive, creative, funny and a bit quirky. Good cheekbones are a plus!"
    Her favorite spot for a summer date: "In the summer, I try to be outdoors as much as possible. I went to the Boat Basin Caf (W 79th St at the Hudson River; 212-496-5542, boatbasincafe.com) recently and it was beautiful, amusing and surreal---I felt like I was on a minivacation while the rest of Manhattan buzzed by."
    A fun secret about her: "I once had a message from Mick Jones [of the Clash] on my answering machine for three months. I listened to him say, ''Ello, this is Mick calling for Amy,' over and over again, until my roommate 'accidentally' erased it."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail amy@tonypersonals.com

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    Anne, 36; freelance post producer; Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I have a great smile, a wicked sense of humor and I'll try anything once. I also make a mean margarita."
    Her ideal match: "I'm looking for someone who is smart, kind, romantic and can make me laugh. It's a bonus if he loves baseball and is taller than me. He can't be afraid to get dirty, but good hygiene is a necessity."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "It doesn't get any better than the evening view of downtown Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park's Syfy Movies with a View (Pier 1, Old Fulton St at Furman St, Dumbo, Brooklyn; 718-802-0603, brooklynbridgeparknyc.org; Thu 6--11pm; free; through Sept 1)."
    A fun secret about her: "I can recite the alphabet backwards."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail anne@tonypersonals.com

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    Ashlee, 29, director of sales at a fashion showroom, Midtown East
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I love meeting new people and thrive on social interactions. I'm spontaneous, thoughtful, classy and personable. I am traditional in relationships and love to take on the feminine role. I am extremely family-oriented and come from an extraordinary family that means the world to me."
    Her ideal match: "A man who is assertive and a decision-maker, who likes to do spontaneous things and loves New York. Also, a gentleman who loves the finer things in life but also appreciates the smaller things as well."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "A rooftop dinner at the Gramercy Park Hotel (2 Lexington Ave at 21st St; 212-475-4320, gramercyparkhotel.com) followed by frozen yogurt from 16 Handles (Locations throughout the city; visit 16handles.com) and a stroll through Union Square (14th St to 17th St between Broadway and Park Ave South; 212-460-1200, unionsquarenyc.org)."
    A fun secret about her: "You will never see me in anything less than a five-inch heel."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail ashlee@tonypersonals.com

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    Ashleigh, 27, program coordinator at a nonprofit, Harlem
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I have an inviting personality, great legs and a patient heart. Being from Texas, I can make the best smothered chicken and biscuits you've ever had."
    Her ideal match: "A simple football-loving, home-cooked-meal--eating, soul-music--jamming, physically-active handyman who is a great friend and will enjoy watching me dance to Beyonc for him."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "The laid-back vibe of Brooklyn is perfect for summer spontaneity. After touring the different neighborhoods and people-watching, it's dinner at the Senegalese restaurant Joloff (930 Fulton St at St James Pl, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn; 718-636-4011) and the Sunday-night show Comedy at KFBK at the Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave at Havemeyer St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 347-529-6696, knittingfactory.com; Sun 9pm; free)."
    A fun secret about her: "I write a personal blog about love."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail ashleigh@tonypersonals.com

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    Damien, 32; creative, communications director and performing artist; Crown Heights, Brooklyn
    Looking to date: Men and women
    Why she's a great catch: "I have a conversion van and a motorcycle."
    Her ideal match: "Someone perverted who lives life like it's short and meaningful, and knows that justice is worth fighting for."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "Biking to the Staten Island Ferry (South St at Whitehall St; siferry.com) and drinking $3 tall boys during the 20-minute ferry ride while squinting at the Statue of Liberty in the distance. Once there, riding around until we find a place for a picnic."
    A fun secret about her: "In one of my previous jobs, I was trained to hog-tie someone in under 30 seconds."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail damien@tonypersonals.com

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    Danielle, 26; party, food and events manager; Astoria, Queens
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I love to laugh, have a sharp sense of humor, and am curious about exploring myself, others and the world around me. I bring joy, playfulness and affection to most situations."
    Her ideal match: "Someone who is inquisitive, has a sense of romance, can daydream and appreciates farm-to-table foods. A person who values laughter, travel and adventure."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "Enjoying a refreshing iced coffee from Ninth Street Espresso (700 E 9th St between Aves C and D; 212-358-9225) while watching joyful canines play in Tompkins Square Park's dog run (Ave A between 7th and 10th Sts; 212-274-1111, nycgovparks.org). Later, we'd beat the heat by catching a flick in the air-conditioned Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave at 37th St, Astoria, Queens; 718-777-6888, movingimage.us). And then, if we are up to it, we'd grab a cold beer and play some pool at Cherry Tavern (441 E 6th St between First Ave and Ave A; 212-777-1448)."
    A fun secret about her: "I have a fake front tooth because I knocked mine out riding a mechanical bull on my 23rd birthday."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail danielles@tonypersonals.com

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    Emily, 26, Broadway publicist, Hell's Kitchen
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I can whip up a killer dinner in no time and then entertain myself, and you, no problem. I have the ambition and drive to be successful doing what I love, which is theater."
    Her ideal match: "Someone who has as much fun living life as I do, but also feels compelled to thrive at what they choose to do. I'm working hard to secure a place for myself in the world and I want you to be doing the same. We should be partners in crime who are exploring, learning and growing together."
    Her favorite spot for a summer date: "Rockaway Beach! (Beach 3 to Beach 149 Sts, Rockaway, Queens) We can chat on the subway ride there and then spend the day laying in the sand and playing in the surf."
    A fun secret about her: "I will never give up my Pittsburgh area code. There is a certain camaraderie between people from the 412 that ranges from the Steelers to the theater scene to Primanti's to speaking Pittsburghese---in which I am completely fluent."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail emilym@tonypersonals.com

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    Jacy, 31, event planner and promoter, Hell's Kitchen
    Looking to date: Women
    Why she's a great catch: "I'm an artistic professional who knows how to have fun and not take myself too seriously. And I will be the best friend you've ever had."
    Her ideal match: "I love creative women who are confident and comfortable in their own skin. A strong and mature woman is awesome, but what I find sexier is a woman who can laugh at herself and knows how to have a good time."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "An art exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy at Washington Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-638-5000, brooklynmuseum.org), followed by a tour and tasting at Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-486-7422, brooklynbrewery.com), and lastly, dinner at one of my favorite Mexican restaurants, Taquera De Los Muertos (663 Washington Ave between Prospect Pl and St. Marks Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-484-0310, taqueriadelosmuertos.com)."
    A fun secret about her: "When I clean my house, I blast my iPod and sing and dance as if I'm on stage."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail jacy@tonypersonals.com

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    Jenny, 30, waitress and owner/designer of Miss Lonelyhearts, Nolita
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "A diary entry from when I was 16 years old says it best: 'I'm not a slut and I can cook spaghetti.' Now, I cook a lot more than spaghetti, but I don't pull out the saucepan for just anybody! Other than that, I'm fun, adventurous and spontaneous."
    Her ideal match: "A sexy, Jesus-haired, bad-boy rocker-type on the outside, but a sensitive, romantic, nostalgic, good guy with a heart of gold on the inside. He must love chocolate and dogs, and foreign accents are a plus."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "Anywhere I can see fireflies. I like to hear good music I can dance to, like rock, metal, folk and bossa nova, especially outdoors at the Williamsburg Waterfront (110 Kent Ave at North 8th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; openspacealliancenb.org). As for food, both the Bronte burger at Ruby's (219 Mulberry St between Prince and Spring Sts; 212-925-5755, rubyscafe.us) and the chocolate cigars at the Ten Bells (247 Broome St between Ludlow and Orchard Sts; 212-228-4450) are amazing."
    A fun secret about her: "I have a crush on one of my regular customers. Every morning, when he orders a plain and a chocolate croissant, I fantasize about slipping him my phone number."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail jenny@tonypersonals.com

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    Kae, 24; cocreator of House of Yes and performer; Bushwick, Brooklyn
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I will make you piss yourself with laughter and then I will sew you some new pants to wear. I have a huge heart, big eyes, a wild imagination and weirdly shaped toes. I donate to charity. I love to create, learn and dance. Je parle Franaise. I can pay for my own dinner. I listen to Hall and Oates and I know the words to most Top 40 songs. I'll call you out on your shit. I have fabulous hair, and I can do the splits."
    Her ideal match: "A creator who is employed and literate. Not a habitual liar or a desperate douche bag. Someone who can keep up with my sick sense of humor and match it. A man who works it on and off the dance floor and has a fabulously inspiring mind with hair to match. Someone who has good ideas and actually carries them out. Someone who doesn't have drinking problems or Mommy issues. Someone who believes in collaboration, community and love."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "Coney Island, because it's bizarre and gross, strange and sad, and the most beautiful place I've ever been. We'll eat fried food, vomit on the Cyclone (834 Surf Ave at 8th St, Coney Island, Brooklyn; lunaparknyc.com; $8), make out on the Wonder Wheel (Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, 1025 Boardwalk at 12th St, Coney Island, Brooklyn; 718-372-2592, wonderwheel.com; $6) and get arrested for skinny dipping---in that order."
    A fun secret about her: "I'm still afraid of dinosaurs thanks to Jurassic Park."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail kae@tonypersonals.com

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    Kelly, 30; senior technical designer; Fort Greene, Brooklyn
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I can hold a conversation with most anything that speaks. I often find myself very thirsty for cocktails, beer or coffee. I've been in NYC long enough to recognize someone fresh off the boat and steer clear of them. I like seasoned New Yorkers who still find new ways to love this city."
    Her ideal match: "Someone who is funny and finds me funny---preferably with ten fingers and ten toes, though that's not a deal breaker."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: Ideally, I am picked up on a motorcycle and we go to MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave at 46th Ave, Long Island City, Queens; 718-784-2084, ps1.org), and then later to Coney Island, or go running with triathlon group the Sandy Hookers.
    A fun secret about her: "I ran a marathon once because someone told me I'd lose half an inch in height. But that was bull, since I'm still 5'10"."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail kelly@tonypersonals.com


  • Lace, 26, sales associate and event planner, Lower East Side
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I'm physically, emotionally and mentally healthy. I'm also confident, stable and independent. I love to travel, ski, laugh, sleep, dance, act, work out, watch movies, try new things and meet new people. I have a great sense of humor and will hopefully have you laughing from the moment we meet."
    Her ideal match: "Someone with a good heart through and through. He should be honest and ambitious, find me as wonderful as I find him, be able to put himself out there and truly enjoy life."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "Taking a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, and then going to Grimaldi's (19 Old Fulton St between Front and Water Sts, Dumbo, Brooklyn; 718-858-4300, grimaldis.com) for some amazing pizza and sampling some Jacques Torres Chocolate (66 Water St at Main St, Dumbo, Brooklyn; 718-875-1269, mrchocolate.com) would be an ideal way to spend a summer afternoon."
    A fun secret about her: "I grew up an actor and still love working in film, TV and theater."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail lace@tonypersonals.com

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    Lindsay, 25; lingerie professional; Astoria, Queens
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I'm an old-fashioned dame when it comes to dating. This means I'm very feminine, but have had some of the best fun of my life in dive bars cheering on the Pittsburgh Penguins. I'm positive and can strike up a conversation with anyone. I love to learn new things and visit places I've never been to. And if you didn't notice before, I work in a lingerie store."
    Her ideal match: "A gentleman who appreciates good Scotch as much as he appreciates laughing at bad 1990s movies like Dunston Checks In or D2: The Mighty Ducks. Someone who is outgoing, confident and who would love to explore all of the ins and outs of New York with me---yes, even the touristy stuff."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "A whiskey tasting at Char No. 4 (196 Smith St between Baltic and Warren Sts, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn; 718-643-2106, charno4.com), or a walk around the West Village to look at the architecture. Then, at dusk, a movie in Bryant Park (between 40th and 42nd Sts and Fifth and Sixth Aves; 212-512-5700, bryantpark.org; Mon sunset, lawn opens at 5pm; free; through Aug 22) with a bag full of snacks."
    A fun secret about her: "I never go camping or take walks through the woods, and yet somehow I was almost attacked by a bear in a parking lot in Whistler, Canada."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail lindsays@tonypersonals.com

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    Lisa, 27; grad student; Flushing, Queens
    Looking to date: Women
    Why she's a great catch: "I'm charming, witty and new enough to New York that I'm not jaded---yet."
    Her ideal match: "A femme who can beat me at Trivial Pursuit and fantasy football."
    Her favorite spot for a summer date: "Big Apple Ranch (Dance Manhattan Studios, 39 W 19th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, fifth floor; 212-807-0802, bigappleranch.com; Sat 8pm; $10) is queer line dancing, y'all. Need I say more?"
    A fun secret about her: "I couldn't care less about Harry Potter, but I am so Team Edward."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail lisao@tonypersonals.com

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    Lucy, 26, performing artist and producer, Harlem
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I am well read, an outdoors enthusiast, a sports fanatic, a live-music lover, a spontaneous planner, a risk-taker, and a go-getter who can keep up with you intellectually, at the bar and in bed."
    Her ideal match: "My biggest turn-on is someone who is passionate about what they do and who they are. Also, they need to understand this quote by Jack Kerouac: 'The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.'"
    Her favorite spot for a summer date: "Bitter & Esters (700 Washington Ave between Prospect Pl and St. Marks Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 917-596-7261, citybrewshop.com), where you can make your own beer, sit in the garden, get some food and trade tipples with other patrons. I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon than learning a new craft and enjoying great local brews."
    A fun secret about her: "I am obsessed with old-school video games, especially Mortal Kombat and Tekken Tag Tournament, but I have no desire to learn how to play the new, fancy ones."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail lucy@tonypersonals.com

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    Lynan, 27; holistic health counselor; Greenpoint, Brooklyn
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I am smart, sensitive, driven and curious about the world. I am venturing on an exciting journey in life and in my career, I'm innovative in the kitchen, and I would love to share all this with someone."
    Her ideal match: "A funny, handsome, emotionally mature, down-to-earth and intelligent equal."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "Hitting up McCarren Park's Saturday Farmers Market (Union Ave between Driggs Ave and North 12th St; grownyc.org; Sat 8am--3pm) or Smorgasburg (27 North 6th St between Kent Ave and East River, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; brooklynflea.com; Sat 9am--5pm, through October) and then taking a picnic to the Williamsburg Waterfront (110 Kent Ave at North 8th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; openspacealliancenb.org). Later, a balmy night walk."
    A fun secret about her: "As a child, I had a pet chicken named Rainbow."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail lynan@tonypersonals.com

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    Melissa, 26; fabric research and developer; Downtown Brooklyn
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I try to find fun, worth and beauty in every situation. I will make you dance even if you don't want to---and you will love it. I'm super tall but don't shy away from high heels. I love making breakfast, and since I like to explore, I'm an ace at navigating the subway system."
    Her ideal match: "First of all, a tall dude. But I'm also attracted to creativity, responsibility and attentiveness. If you ride a skateboard or bike, that's a plus, and I'm definitely looking for someone with enthusiasm for life in New York."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "The High Line (835 Washington St at Little W 12th St; 212-500-6035, thehighline.org) is great if you're into plants and bench design, which I totally am. I also love the Brooklyn Flea (176 Lafayette Ave between Clermont and Vanderbilt Aves, Fort Greene, Brooklyn; Sat 10am--5pm; through Nov 19 * East River Waterfront between North 6th and 7th Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Sun 10am--5pm; through Nov 20 * brooklynflea.com) since it has everything---snacks, entertainment and people-watching---which makes for plenty of things to chat about. After, a drink in Fort Greene at Habana Outpost (757 Fulton St at South Portland Ave, Fort Greene, Brooklyn; 718-858-9500, habanaoutpost.com) or No. 7 (7 Greene Ave between Cumberland and Fulton Sts, Fort Greene, Brooklyn; 718-522-6370) is usually called for."
    A fun secret about her: "The only newspaper I currently read is Women's Wear Daily, but I would love to hear real news if you want to tell me about it."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail melissaw@tonypersonals.com

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    Mils, 29; musician and interactive artist; Greenpoint, Brooklyn
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I'm creative, outgoing and loyal, undercut with a sense of humor and a ridiculous collection of Mad Men--style dresses. I love to travel and have an uncanny sense of direction, even in foreign cities."
    Her ideal match: "A cute guy who is generally happy and has his own career and ambitions. Hopefully, he would also be excited to explore the city, work on art projects, tell stories and cook."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "We'd sit on the grass and gaze at the water in East River State Park (90 Kent Ave at North 8th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; nysparks.state.ny.us), followed by barbecue at Fette Sau (354 Metropolitan Ave between Havemeyer and Roebling Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-963-3404, fettesaubbq.com) and drinks on the roof deck at Night of Joy (667 Lorimer St at Meeker Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-388-8693)."
    A fun secret about her: "I was the motion-capture model for the female guitarist in the first Rock Band video game. So all of the jumps, headbanging, thrashing, twirls and rocking out is me!"
    Want to ask her out? E-mail mils@tonypersonals.com

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    Rachel, 24, public relations referencing coordinator, Gramercy/Flatiron
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I am great at corresponding via snail mail, hosting dinner parties and finding continuity errors in movies without the help of IMDB. I like to wear my pajamas often, I make a delicious peach cobbler, and I love playing board games, especially Bananagrams."
    Her ideal match: "I'm looking for a man who is monogamous and nice to his mother. A guy who loves New York as much as I do, likes to cuddle, and is intelligent, educated, open, straightforward and happy. I want someone who smells nice and uses proper grammar. I want someone who can teach me things and make me laugh, but won't pressure me to go out dancing. I want someone who is independent and family-oriented. I want someone to have adventures with. And that's what I want."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "I'd love to take advantage of some free things NYC has to offer, like Broadway in Bryant Park (Sixth Ave between 40th and 42nd Sts; 1067litefm.com; Thu 12:30pm; free; through Aug 11). Getting ice cream on the High Line (835 Washington St at Little W 12th St; 212-500-6035; thehighline.org), learning to repair bikes at Time's Up (156 Rivington St between Clinton and Suffolk Sts, basement; Tue 6:30--8:30pm * 99 South 6th St between Bedford Ave and Berry St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Sun 4--6pm; women and transgender class Mon 6:30--8:30pm. * times-up.org) or attending a reading at the Strand (828 Broadway at 12th St; 212-473-1452, strandbooks.com) would also rock."
    A fun secret about her: "I can light a match with my teeth."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail rachel@tonypersonals.com

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    Sabrina, 25; co-owner of the Jam Stand (thej.am); Williamsburg, Brooklyn
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I'm an accomplished jam maker, salsa dancer and traveler. I aspire to live simply and laugh often with family and friends."
    Her ideal match: "A man with a passport, a library card and an appetite."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "Mexican food at Mercadito (179 Ave B between 11th and 12th Sts; 212-529-6493, mercaditony.com) and margaritas at La Oficina Latina (24 Prince St between Elizabeth and Mott Sts; 646-381-2555, oficinalatinanyc.com)."
    A fun secret about her: "I used to think my childhood pillow had magical powers. Okay, I still do."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail sabrina@tonypersonals.com

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    Sally, 26, account supervisor, Hoboken
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I'm easy-going and friendly. I can go from hot dogs and cheap beer at Yankee Stadium to checking out the latest buzzed-about cocktail bar or restaurant. I'm content with a lazy day in the park or an afternoon at home having fun in the kitchen. Most importantly, I'm a spirits publicist, which means I can school you on Scotch."
    Her ideal match: "A guy who's curious and ready to explore random nooks and crannies of the city, who loves to travel any chance he gets, who isn't afraid to get his hands dirty and who likes to fix things. A guy who's mature and knows what he's looking for."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "Depends on the weekend, but biking and a picnic on Governors Island (212-440-2200, govisland.com) is great. I can also get down with lobster rolls and a bucket of Coronas on the Frying Pan (Pier 66A, W 26th St at the Hudson River; 212-989-6363, fryingpan.com) or braving the line at Shake Shack (Madison Square Park, 23rd St at Madison Ave; 212-889-6600, shakeshack.com)."
    A fun secret about her: "I have an odd obsession with the smell of Home Depot. It's intoxicating!"
    Want to ask her out? E-mail sally@tonypersonals.com

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    Sarah, 28; community organizer and nightlife impresario; Crown Heights, Brooklyn
    Looking to date: Men and women
    Why she's a great catch: "I will make you dinner with rosemary from my fire-escape garden. I'm driven, smart, outgoing and a firebrand with a tender heart."
    Her ideal match: "A person of any gender who is smart, handsome, passionate and has lefty political views. Someone who is equally satisfied by nights in with Netflix and takeout, as nights out at a queer dance party."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "A talk at Bluestockings (172 Allen St at Stanton St; 212-777-6028, bluestockings.com) and dinner at Yuca Bar (111 Ave A at 7th St; 212-982-9533, yucabarnyc.com). We'd finish off the night by sharing wine under the stars at Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 1, 2 Old Fulton St at Furman St,, Dumbo, Brooklyn; 718-802-0603, brooklynbridgeparknyc.org)."
    A fun secret about her: "I've been known to perform burlesque under the stage name Cybil Libertease."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail sarahj@tonypersonals.com

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    Stacy, 26; playwright, actress and teaching artist; Morningside Heights
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I am a happy, ambitious and optimistic person. I am inappropriately funny in large groups. I surprise people, make them feel good about themselves and have a lot of love to give."
    Her ideal match: "Someone passionate about the arts who is both intelligent and unafraid to be absolutely ridiculous. Someone who will take risks with me, go for midnight runs and occasionally be down for late-night harmonizing."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "Coney Island, riding a roller coaster followed by a boardwalk stroll, preferably carrying an oversized Scooby-Doo. I am also a fan of Bryant Park's Summer Film Festival (between 40th and 42nd Sts and Fifth and Sixth Aves; 212-512-5700, bryantpark.org; Mon sunset, lawn opens at 5pm; free; through Aug 22), especially when there's an Alfred Hitchcock flick on."
    A fun secret about her: "I have streaked the New York/Pennsylvania state border---several times."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail stacy@tonypersonals.com

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    Stacey, 38; director at a nonprofit; Jersey City, NJ
    Looking to date: Men
    Why she's a great catch: "I'm always up for an adventure, I have a great time wherever I go, and my smile is contagious."
    Her ideal match: "I am looking for someone who would enjoy getting dirty for a good cause, but can clean up well for a night out."
    Her favorite spot for a summer date: "Grabbing some beers and eats at Jimmy's No. 43 (43 E 7th St between Second and Third Aves; 212-982-3006, jimmysno43.com). It's a hidden treasure with great brews and farm-to-table food, and the owner supports so many local charities."
    A fun secret about her: "I learned to make macram in the sixth grade and never thought it was a useful skill until I became a Peace Corps volunteer."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail stacey@tonypersonals.com

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    Vanessa, 30, promotional marketing for Gal Nyc Lesbian Events, Kips Bay
    Looking to date: Women
    Why she's a great catch: "Really, I'm just a kid at heart who likes to laugh a lot. I am also someone who is extremely thoughtful and has a great sense of humor with a hefty dose of sarcasm."
    Her ideal match: "Someone who enjoys great food, especially anything spicy, and is up for trying new things, I recently tried still-life photography. I'd also like someone who can be silly or serious depending on the situation, and who has a special place in her heart for dogs."
    Her favorite spots for a summer date: "Being at the top of a building like at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Roof Garden Caf (1000 Fifth Ave at 82nd St; 212-277-8888, metmuseum.org) and taking in this city's fantastic views is always an excellent conversation starter."
    A fun secret about her: "I still sleep with the lights on after watching a horror movie."
    Want to ask her out? E-mail vanessa@tonypersonals.com

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Amy, 40, freelance art director, Chelsea
Why she's a great catch: "I'm sweet, optimistic, adventurous and a great travel companion. I laugh easily, try not to take myself too seriously and walk on the sunny side of the street."
Her ideal match: "He should be sensitive, creative, funny and a bit quirky. Good cheekbones are a plus!"
Her favorite spot for a summer date: "In the summer, I try to be outdoors as much as possible. I went to the Boat Basin Caf (W 79th St at the Hudson River; 212-496-5542, boatbasincafe.com) recently and it was beautiful, amusing and surreal---I felt like I was on a minivacation while the rest of Manhattan buzzed by."
A fun secret about her: "I once had a message from Mick Jones [of the Clash] on my answering machine for three months. I listened to him say, ''Ello, this is Mick calling for Amy,' over and over again, until my roommate 'accidentally' erased it."
Want to ask her out? E-mail amy@tonypersonals.com

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