13 Hot & Eligible L.A. Bachelors — All Found On OkCupid!

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.
Have you ever been told that love will happen when you least expect it? Forget that. You don't need to wait for someone to fall into your lap. If you want something, you have to go after it, right?
That said, we understand if you're a bit hesitant and don't know where to start — the L.A. dating scene can be daunting. But, that's where we come in. To give you a little nudge, we did the hard work for you and found 13 of the city's most eligible bachelors — all spotted on OkCupid. With our matchmaker hats on, we sifted through a ton of profiles and uncovered some real gems. Curious what we found? Start clicking to get to know these potential suitors — and let the sparks fly.
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SoccerTrickRick
Age: 26
Why he caught our eye: The sports fanatic loves his job as much as he loves fantasy football. Competitive and energetic, he's also working toward getting his pilot's license in his spare time. Impressive!
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How would you describe the dating scene in L.A.?
"The L.A. dating scene is never boring. There is always something new and exciting to experience. From a classy and elegant dinner downtown, to simply walking down the pier in Santa Monica, I can almost always find the perfect date spot to take that perfect girl."

Describe your ideal date.
"My ideal date would consist of taking that special someone to a nice dinner or activity. Maybe a romantic picnic I prepare, followed by a movie in the park. This would allow for great conversation without a chance for a dull moment."

How do you spend your weekends?
"On the weekend, I am usually tinkering with my toys, like working on my motorcycle so I can cruise the coastline while it's still warm. I also fancy a good concert with a close group of friends."
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popgart
Age: 27
Why he caught our eye: If you're into classic rock and good beer, we think we've found your guy. He's close with his huge family and has a slew of talents, from cooking to playing multiple instruments.
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How would you describe the dating scene in L.A.?
"The dating scene in L.A. is equal parts exciting and infuriating. It's infuriating because of the sheer amount of competition, and being the entertainment capital, [there are] plenty of shallow and vain people. It's exciting because of the richness of its diversity, the amazing culture, and the never-ending concerts, events, shows, and nightlife it offers."

Describe your ideal date.
"My ideal date would be a blend of an intimate dinner setting with great food and great conversation, followed by any kind of live event — i.e., a concert, play, stand-up comedy show, or a basketball game, if she's into basketball."

How do you spend your weekends?
"On a typical weekend day, I like hiking and having lunch with friends, or staying home and doing nothing at all. At night we usually like to hit up a happy hour followed by a movie or show, occasionally ending up back at the bar afterwards to cap the night."
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RichNFamasaurus
Age: 26
Why he caught our eye: The commercial video producer loves everything outdoorsy — from surfing to cycling to camping. Oh, and his spirit animal is Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
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How would you describe the dating scene in L.A.?
"The car-centric nature of L.A. makes dating a little tricky compared to other cities. You tend to bring your car wherever you go, and that makes it harder to be spontaneous, which is essential to dating. It's harder to randomly go on an adventure if your car is parked somewhere and you have to worry about it. That said, there are countless great restaurants and bars to go to, and lots and lots of interesting people with diverse backgrounds, so it is undoubtedly a fun place to be single."

Describe your ideal date.
"The activity of the date doesn't matter as much as the connection. If you strike up a good conversation, if you feel like you can really be yourself, or maybe if some bizarre circumstance occurs during the date that gives you an experience to connect over, it's a good date as far as I'm concerned."

How do you spend your weekends?
"My weekends vary pretty dramatically. I travel a lot, and work on an irregular schedule, so who knows. One way or another, I like to spend some time outdoors, hang out with friends, and eat at great restaurants."
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vl_3
Age: 24
Why he caught our eye: We're suckers for an "old soul in a young man." This guy's got a great sense of humor and is looking for ambitious girls who can carry on meaningful conversations.
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How would you describe the dating scene in L.A.?
"The dating scene I've experienced is full of the confused and aimless. Few people know what they want or are ready for commitment, or both. With that being the case, I'm not much of a fan of it as a whole. Aside from the fact that I work from home, which limits my social interactions, the nature of "the scene" is one of the main reasons I have turned to online dating sites."

Describe your ideal date.
"My ideal date consists of some combination of creativity and thoughtfulness with minimal cell phone fiddling! I might suggest something that has either come up in conversation, or something I have discovered on her profile, provided the two of us met online. I like for it to have some tie to childhood fun — I feel most 'adult-style dates' are boring — although it's not a requirement. The vibe is more important than the location or activity. As long as our minds align through the depth of conversation either verbally or physically (by way of body language), I’d say we're in the clear!"

How do you spend your weekends?
"Saturdays start 6 a.m. at the gym. I run my own business, so it's important for me to dedicate a few hours to that. The remainder of my Saturday might be comprised of reconnecting with my peers who work a normal 9-to-5 and are too tired or occupied to meet during the week. Sundays start at 6 a.m. for church. Lately, I've been checking out different churches on Yelp's 'Sacred Places to Worship' list. I've grown bored of going to the same church for over 20 years and I strongly value variety in experience! The gym is a rarity on Sunday. Instead, I might hit breakfast at one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants and update my newsletter."
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josh_vtla
Age: 31
Why he caught our eye: He had us at "always on time" and "can fix just about anything." A solid career in software, a thing for office pranks, and a good head on his shoulders don't hurt, either.
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Describe your ideal date.
"My ideal date is a small indie show at Hotel Cafe off Cahuenga. I love that place. It's really intimate and they have outstanding unknown acts that play there nightly."

How do you spend your weekends?
"On weekends, I am going to entrepreneurship-related speaker series (I do this every weekend), tailgating at SC football games, and exploring dimly lit downtown speakeasies where I can order my drink 'neat.'"
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Cobbasaurus
Age: 26
Why he caught our eye: He's a Midwestern guy who's into British humor and, apparently, bread pudding. He plays water polo and surfs, but the first thing you might notice about him is his height. "I'm very tall, so I spend a lot of my time talking about that," he says.
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How would you describe the dating scene in L.A.?
"The main thing I've found about the dating scene in L.A. is it's really flaky. Living in different parts of town makes it easy to just drop something — it takes quite a bit of work for an Eastsider to date a Westsider, for example."

Describe your ideal date.
"I can't pick a specific event, but a new restaurant and the Hollywood Bowl might be involved. I like to do all sorts of stuff, from workout-related activities to gallery openings. Spontaneous I guess? And, almost any event KCRW puts together — like the pie contest!"

How do you spend your weekends?
"I like to spend weekends checking out events around L.A., surfing, playing water polo, eating good food, watching football, and sometimes going camping. Right now, it's mostly working though."
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sfdiner
Age: 27
Why he caught our eye: The Berkeley grad describes himself as upbeat and comfortable in his own skin. He's a recent L.A. transplant working for a tech start-up — oh, and he has a penchant for trying weird foods, so you have to be adventurous to keep up!
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How would you describe the dating scene in L.A.?
"Coming from SF, I prefer the dating scene in L.A. because there’s a greater diversity of traits and personalities, and also a broader selection of date activities. In L.A., there's more of a balance between artists, academics, yuppies, suburbanites, and beyond. Dates can include not just fancy venues, but the outdoors, the beach, a comedy club, sports, or something more low-key."

Describe your ideal date.
"An ideal date would involve both a fun activity and some quality one-on-one conversation. For example, dinner or happy hour then a comedy club or salsa dancing. The best dates are energetic and honest, quickly skipping past the 'What did you study?' questions and going in a more human direction to understand what excites us — with a healthy dose of humor."

How do you spend your weekends?
"I usually only go out to bars one night and go low-key the other night, like a comedy club or special event in L.A. During the day, I’m probably playing league volleyball and trying to squeeze in something active like tennis, hiking, or kayaking. But, I’m always looking to try new things and explore what L.A. has to offer. I try to make a monthly escape to Palm Springs, Vegas, San Diego, or San Francisco."
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domferris
Age: 23
Why he caught our eye: The recent college graduate is big on "grand gestures and old-fashioned romance," and is looking for a serious relationship. Before moving to L.A., he lived in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Brussels.
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How would you describe the dating scene in L.A.?
"I've found the dating scene in L.A. to be very strange. There's a lot going on all the time, but I've noticed that on a night out with friends, it's hard to meet new people because most tend to stick to their clique. I've been guilty of this as well, I'm sure, but I've found other cities to be a little warmer to new company."

Describe your ideal date.
"My ideal first date for meeting someone through OkCupid is something smaller, intimate, and contained where conversation can happen. Anywhere from a nice coffee shop to a flea market with shops and food stands. I want to get to know the person first and foremost."

How do you spend your weekends?
"As far as social life is concerned, my weekends really vary. My preferred weekend would be seeing a small group of friends and/or that one person I want to spend time with, and doing something simple where fun and interesting talks can transpire. Then, of course, there are the times when I go out and dance until the venue closes, and times when I lounge around doing close to nothing. I enjoy both when the time is right."
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IntriguingFeelin
Age: 30
Why he caught our eye: He's passionate about his job and traveling — ask him about his recent trips to Nicaragua, New York, and London. He also loves a lazy Sunday at home and has a knack for photography.
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How would you describe the dating scene in L.A.?
"The dating scene in L.A. is interesting. I always go out with a open mind and have been pleasantly surprised at the new places I discover."

Describe your ideal date.
"My ideal first date would be having drinks at a piano bar. Somewhere classy, and not too loud, so I can hear my date and she can hear me."

How do you spend your weekends?
"On weekends, I go out with my friends and treat Los Angeles as if we are visiting from out of state. We pick an area and try a bunch of different bars and restaurants so we get a feel for it. We've been to Burbank, downtown, and Los Feliz. Next is Santa Monica."
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torero87
Age: 27
Why he caught our eye: Born and raised in L.A., he's the guy to show you around town if you're new to the area. Not shy about hitting the dance floor, he's also a fan of playing Frisbee, golfing, running, and snowboarding.
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How would you describe the dating scene in L.A.?
"I think it's a little tough with the landscape of L.A., but I grew up here, so I'm used to driving around town. It's fun when I meet a girl from a different pocket of L.A., because I get to check out a new area and show her around my neighborhood as well!"

Describe your ideal date.
"I love dates where I'm doing something new and really good food is involved. I'm lucky, because L.A. has lots of options for new experiences and has some of the best food in the country. However, it's always about who you're with, not where you are. Good company makes any date ideal."

How do you spend your weekends?
"I like to take weekend trips throughout the year (San Diego, Big Bear, and Santa Barbara are some of my favorites). If I'm in town, I try to get outdoors as much as possible during the day. Game of Thrones viewing parties are a must on Sunday nights during the springtime."
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nsc672
Age: 24
Why he caught our eye: He's just as happy writing and reading as he is sailing and snowboarding. Plus, he's a dog owner with great taste in music — what more could you want?
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How would you describe the dating scene in L.A.?
"In my experience, the L.A. dating scene is very casual — sometimes to a fault. At the same time, I find it harder to meet new people here in general, compared to other large cities I've lived in. Which I think is largely a byproduct of the lower density of our city and that it is easy for us to stay in our bubble because we drive everywhere."

Describe your ideal date.
"My ideal date would be to rent a 20 to 30 foot boat and take a day cruise to Catalina."

How do you spend your weekends?
"Lately, I've been spending my weekends reading (mostly news or nonfiction books), watching football, meditating, and looking for new things to try with my buddies."
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mwebCA
Age: 31
Why he caught our eye: The marathoner and avid hashtag user loves puns, finding great wineries, and making a mean cup of coffee. And, his taste in movies is on point, too — The Princess Bride, anyone?
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How would you describe the dating scene in L.A.?
"It's diverse and very active. Overall, I'd say it's a great dating scene. Some will complain, but I think it all depends on where you are meeting people and what you're looking for. Proximity can be an issue — driving all around the city (and looking for parking in new territory) can be painful."

Describe your ideal date.
"A great new or go-to restaurant with delicious food, hand-crafted cocktails, and a great wine list. If you happen to catch the sunset, that's always a plus."

How do you spend your weekends?
"I recently became a dog owner, so I spend a lot of time with Mailen, my Rhodesian Ridgeback (@hellomailen on Instagram). Otherwise, I'm often training for an upcoming marathon, watching some sports, and hanging out with friends for great food and drinks."
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zeeebs
Age: 28
Why he caught our eye: Who doesn't love a guy with good dad jokes? Love of bad humor aside, he's also a fan of scary movies, punk music, and girls with tattoos. The 28-year-old is a creative at heart, working as a freelance writer and photographer in addition to his day job.
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How would you describe the dating scene in L.A.?
"Challenging, surprising and rewarding."

Describe your ideal date.
"Live music and craft beer."

How do you spend your weekends?
"Line dancing, pillow fighting, and running through sprinklers (depending on the season)."
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