Single in the City 2015: Ben Kaiser

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Age: 30

Profession: Associate at lobbying firm Van Meter, Ashbrook and Associates

Biggest accomplishment: Working on Gov. Kasich's successful election in 2010

Dream job: A philanthropist

When I'm not working, I'm … trying to stay active. I play soccer, hang out with friends and go to restaurants and bars.

Your perfect mate, in five words or less: Self-confident but lighthearted

Your bad habit? I'm a total night owl; I stay up way, way, way too late.

No. 1 dating rule? No [talk about] politics or past relationships on the first date.

Dream superpower: I would like to be able to read people's minds, as long I could turn it off.

Dogs or cats? Both. I love animals.

Dream vacation? I would like to take an around-the-world cruise when I retire.

Most romantic thing you've ever done? I flew a girlfriend to Paris for the weekend.

If I won the lottery … I would rent a 747 and throw a party in it on the way to Spain.

On the weekend, you'll find me … when it's cold, at a local restaurant; when it's warm, kayaking or in a park or just walking around outside.

I own too many … watches. I have seven or eight; and I only really need a black and a brown one.

Guilty pleasure: Romantic comedies

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could bring one … Book?"Lone Survivor," by Marcus Luttrell Food?Steak Movie?"American Psycho" Album? Only by the Night by Kings of Leon App? Spotify