The Best Catches

These good-looking and good-natured singles are ready to be caught. Meet six of them here.

Feb 2014 Also on Digital Edition

Lydia Schmidt

Lydia Schmidt

29, Scorpio

Manager at Schmidt’s Optical

Hidden talent?

I’d have to say finding the good in every person, life situation and cutting through the noise would probably be one of my best talents that are not always so openly noticed.

Perfect date?

A perfect date would be to go out and enjoy something that he personally loves to do. I am fair game for anything from adventurous activities to taking downtime to relax. This would give him the chance to really show me a special quality about himself and I might get to learn something new.

Any phobias?

I do not like to be startled unexpectedly. Scary movies, haunted houses and such are the things I stay away from.

If you could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?

My soulmate is who I would choose to sit with over dinner. I have seen a few couples with this passion for each other and when it is that special love, you can tell there will never be enough time they could possibly get from one another.

Fun fact that occurred this past year:

A fun fact that has happened recently was a trip around a few of the same areas of Costa Rica and Guatemala I had visited before during my high school years. Going back through many of the same towns, beaches and markets after so many years was an exciting experience for me.

Clifton Perry

Clifton Perry

25, Taurus

Creative director, Light Bearer Productions

Hidden talent?

I wouldn’t necessarily say that it is hidden, as I do perform locally, but I am a singer/ songwriter and also play acoustic guitar.

Perfect date?

My perfect date would involve doing something out of the box, that not only would get both of us trying something new, but allow for the opportunity to learn about each other through actions, as well as conversation. Dialogue that never becomes tiring and a strong sense of humor are large factors in a perfect date. I’m a huge movie buff, though, so I am not opposed to incorporating a cinematic adventure into the date as well. Overall, the perfect date means being so comfortable that regardless of what you are doing, you lose track of time because both people are so enchanted by one another.

If you could have dinner with anybody (dead or alive) who would it be?

I would like to have dinner with the English teacher that I had for three years in high school, Clifford Weatherly. He had a large impact on my life, and the lives of most of his students, but sadly, he passed away during my senior year. I’d love to share a few stories that I have acquired since high school, as I know he would enjoy them.

Fun fact that occurred this past year:

I traveled to Hawaii with a robotics company to work on a nuclear destroyer in Pearl Harbor.

Kenia Arias

Kenia Arias

31, Libra

Recording artist, film and television actor

Hidden talent?

I can make my mouth look like a duckbill.

Perfect date?

My perfect date would be a picnic for lunch, which he prepared, followed by a nice stroll while drinking coffee. And end it with sharing chocolate cake and kisses.

Any phobias?

Birds, and becoming distant with friends.

If you could have dinner with anybody (dead or alive) who would it be?

Mariah Carey. She’s fascinating, successful and has struggled to achieve her position in my crazy world of music business.

Fun fact about your childhood:

I would perform for my neighbors by singing and dancing along to songs of Salt-n-Pepa and Celia Cruz.

Fun fact that occurred this past year:

I wore a brand-new sequin dress for a performance, which started to feel very itchy while I was on stage. Afterward, I had discovered that the dress had made me break out in hives! Luckily, I had worn a different dress on the red carpet before the show and changed into that one.

Jared Manuel Britto

Jared Manuel Britto

28, Gemini

CEO of Next Level Fitness

Hidden talent?

I can roll my tummy, dance and do back flips.

Perfect date?

My perfect date would be an all-day affair. Where you could do something outdoors like paddleboarding, followed by dinner at the Food Shack in Jupiter, ending with some ice cream or frozen yogurt. And if I could fit a ball pit somewhere, that would be extra points!

Any phobias?

Dirty bathrooms and bugs.

If you could have dinner with anybody (dead or alive) who would it be?

My grandmother (Nonnie). I don’t remember a lot about her, but what I can remember is how much I loved her. She always seemed so strong and took care of me when I was very young. I would love to have the chance to catch up and ask questions about her and my family.

Fun fact about your childhood:

I had very curly hair and excelled at sports.

Fun fact that occurred this past year:

I opened my own business and feel like it was a great move.

Kimberly Yorloff

Kimberly Yorloff

30, Cancer

Client & marketing development associate at Francesca Morgan Interiors

Hidden talent?

It’s not really hidden, but I have a huge passion for cooking.

Any phobias?

1) The dark. 2) Scary masks. 3) Big trucks driving next to me on 95.

First fun fact that occurred this past year:

Helping my family extend the business and open a new branch called Wine & Design. We have traveled the country getting inspiration and confidence to grow in this new direction.

Second fun fact that occurred this past year:

I flew to Texas and performed the ceremony for my best friend, Crystal, to get married. She has had the most difficult year and when she asked me to be there for her, I couldn’t get certified and book my flight fast enough.

DEENA BECKETT

DEENA BECKETT

55, Libra

Owner of the Bark Park

Hidden talent?

I think – with practice – I could become an amazing tap dancer.

Perfect date:?

One filled with comfort and laughter.

Any phobias?

Heights! I literally have to crawl out on balconies of tall buildings.

If you could have dinner with anybody (dead or alive) who would it be?

Geez, this is a hard one… Possibly Marilyn Monroe – I’d love to be her wingman – and I could finally put to rest all the rumors about the Kennedys.

Fun fact about your childhood:

I met and hung out with a gal named Lisa Loring in Los Angeles one summer. She played Wednesday on the TV series “The Addams Family.”

Fun fact that occurred this past year:

I sang Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” at a karaoke sports bar one night in Atlanta, Ga.