LIFESTYLE

Single in the City 2015: Jessie Mathews

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Age: 36

Profession: Safe Routes to School coordinator, Consider Biking & Public Policy coordinator, Advocate for Ohio Alliance of YMCAs

Biggest accomplishment: Launching the first Open Streets Columbus last year. Open Streets Columbus is a free initiative that temporarily closes streets down to cars and opens them for people of all ages and wages to engage in fun, physical activities like biking, rock-climbing, skateboarding, yoga and more.

Dream job: Education manager for World Bicycle Relief

Your perfect mate, in five words or less: Authentic, confident, driven, easygoing, spontaneous

No. 1 dating rule? No movies on the first date. I want to talk to people.

Dream superpower: I would want women to control the majority of the decision making.

Most people don't know … I juggle.

On your bucket list: To do a journey hike where you spend multiple months backpacking

Most romantic thing you've ever done? I placed seven friends around Downtown with letters, and then I had the particular person walk a designated route with the people at stops along the route. Each one gave her a letter, and then the final letter led to me and I told her how I felt about her.

If I won the lottery … I would pay off my mom's mortgage, my student loan, some of my friends' loans, invest, give to charities, buy some bikes, buy more scooters.

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could bring one …?Book?"Bossypants" by Tina Fey Food?Avocados and mangos Movie? "Casablanca" Album? Moondance by Van Morrison App? Instagram