Name: Diane Melis
Occupation: Makeup artist and HR professional
Identify as: Lesbian
What are you looking for in a mate? Someone who is compassionate and sincere. Someone who knows what they want and isn’t afraid to openly communicate that. I want a partner who loves traveling and exploring things outside their norm, but also can spend a night in cooking and binge watching a show from time to time.
Biggest turn-off: Being passive aggressive or a poor communicator are my biggest turn offs. Being direct and honest gets you much further with me.
Biggest turn-on: Smiles often, has a strong sense of self and sense of humor; sarcasm is welcomed and well received.
Hobbies: I like to stay busy with hip-hop and modern dance, writing for a local blog, mini weekend getaways and exploring D.C. with friends.
Describe your ideal first date: Something fun like the Mansion on O Street followed by food and a ride on the Ferris wheel at the National Harbor or walk around the monuments.
Favorite TV show: “How to Get Away with Murder”
Celebrity crush: Rhea Butcher, Sophia Bush and Demi Lovato
One obscure fact about yourself: I have a small stick and poke tattoo that a friend gave me last summer. It’s one of my favorites that I have so far.