LIFESTYLE

Single in the City 2015: D Malone

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Age: 53

Profession: Director of Career Development, Dress for Success Columbus

Biggest accomplishment: Being a mom. My daughter's dad and I suffered several miscarriages, so when I was blessed to conceive, that was my biggest accomplishment.

Dream job: I'm in it. My mantra is, "It's a blessing to be a blessing." I'm in the blessing business everyday. It's so rewarding giving back to the women in our community.

When I'm not working, I'm … at home with my family, my daughter, my niece and my grand-dog, Copper.

Your perfect mate, in five words or less: Christian, intelligent, loving, respectful, family-oriented. Can I have six? Handsome.

Deal breakers: Smoker, poor manners, egotistical

Your bad habit? Crunching ice

No. 1 dating rule? For a first date, meeting somewhere public and neutral

Most people don't know … my favorite boutique is Ohio Thrift Store.

Dream superpower: I would go to heaven to visit my mother.

On your bucket list: To teach at the college level and to travel at some point

Dream vacation? Wherever there's sun, sand and beautiful, clear water

Dogs or cats? Dogs

Most romantic thing you've ever done? Dinner on the beach

If I won the lottery … After I took care of me and my family, I would gift my church, First Church of God, and Dress For Success Columbus.

My guilty pleasure is … coffee and shoes.

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could bring one … Book?The Bible Food?Pizza Movie?"An Affair to Remember" Album? Anything by Marvin Gaye App? Ruzzle