From left to right: Robert Carlson III, Everardo Keeme, Cynthia Sassi
Robert Carlson III, 31
In addition to free wine (you see, Carlson is the owner of Carlson Creek Vineyard in Willcox), this avid traveler and sailing enthusiast has plenty of swoon-worthy tricks up his sleeve. Once, he took a day off from work to cook a romantic meal (complete with candles, flowers and Cole Porter tunes) for a girlfriend—he even did a run-through to make sure all went smoothly.
Who is your celebrity crush? “Zooey Deschanel. I guess I just have a thing for women with their own style. Someone who is not afraid to be herself. I think she embodies that.”
What do you seek in a partner? “I am looking for a woman who is equally at ease in boots and blue jeans as she is in a dress and heels. As well as someone who can make people around her feel at ease.”
Everardo Keeme, 35
Keeme has been known to use his time and talents for the betterment of the community; American Cancer Society and Gabriel’s Angels are just a few of the nonprofits this divorced father of one volunteers his
time with. He is also the owner of Everardo Keeme Photography and is the Official Photographer for this month’s Waste Management Phoenix Open.
What can you offer a potential mate? “I am a kind-hearted, easy-going, mild-mannered old soul who is a kid at heart and enjoys simple pleasures in life. I remember my ‘pleases’ and ‘thank yous’ and am generous to show affection. I have a great, sarcastic sense of humor.”
What do you seek in a partner? “A genuine, kind-hearted, caring and active lady. She must love dogs, food and drink. A woman who can wear athletic shoes as well as heels. If she loves to bake, I love to cook, and we can worry about the dishes later.”
Cynthia Sassi, 28
In 2012, Sassi ran 10 half marathons and started this year with her first full race. She volunteers her time with the pooches at Paw Placement. And she’s not ashamed to admit that she watches “The Jersey Shore.” Though she keeps busy as the founder of www.fabulousarizona.com and business development director for www.womensforum.com, Sassi is great at making time for what she loves—including her dream man who is brimming with passion.
What is your dream date? “I really don’t think I could describe a dream date using a location or activity. Sweep me off my feet with charm, sincerity and passion, and it won’t matter where we are or what we are doing. A glass of Champagne couldn’t hurt either.”
What can you offer a potential mate? “I am an extremely giving person and have a natural instinct to take care of people and put others before myself. Although I am very driven, hardworking and focused on my career, a significant other would always be priority. I also bake a killer brownie.”