Austin Monthly magazine's latest issue names its Perfect 10 for 2012 -- the most eligible bachelors in town.
The magazine's release party included an auction featuring dates with the gentlemen. The dates ranged from romantic dinners to zipline adventures.
Some of the bachelors say their busy careers can hinder opportunities to meet that special someone. Chef/restaurateur Parind Vora, 43, owns Braise and the newly-reopened Jezebel.
"I'm always engrossed in my work. Running a restaurant, I'm very busy, so it's difficult to date," he explains. As for his ideal: "I like a little bit of sophistication, somebody who's well-traveled and well-read."
Lobbyist A.J. Bingham, 29, is looking for a woman who can keep up with his active lifestyle. "They don't have to be a total gym junkie, but someone who likes to workout, run, be outside. Someone who's social. It's not so much the date but having time to get to know that person. If they're willing to go out there and run first of all, that's a plus."
Comedian Ramin Nazer, 28, says he was surprised and flattered to be chosen. "Everybody wants the same thing. You want someone that gets you and that looks nice and smells nice. Someone you can take care of and who teaches you stuff you wouldn't have learned otherwise. Going out for a drink and a nice walk...getting to know someone in a comfortable setting, whether it's at a restaurant or outside."
Ryan Nail, 31, owner of Corefit, says it was a major honor to be chosen as one of the perfect tens. "A nice date and going out and doing it big time is fun, but having a girl that can wear a t-shirt and jeans and grab a beer and relax, it's just as good."
The release party at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum was also a benefit for Austin Pets Alive!