February 14, 2020 at 4:08 pm EST | by Staff reports
Blade singles class of 2019 check in
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2019 LGBT Singles (Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

Michael Suh

Michael Suh (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

What is your relationship status now, one year after being named a Blade Most Eligible Single?

Still single.

How was the experience of being named a Blade Most Eligible Single — did it lead to any dates?

Not explicitly, but it was an interesting thing to bring up with new people (and mention on dating profiles).

Any advice for this year’s winners?

Don’t be afraid to show off your status!

Sarah Biglan

Sarah Biglan (Washington Blade photo by Wyatt Reid Westlund)

What is your relationship status now, one year after being named a Blade Most Eligible Single?

Thanks for this. My year has been wonderful! I actually was last years people’s choice winner of the singles 2019 most eligible along with Shane. Coincidentally, I ended up meeting my current partner at the most eligible event last year. She came to the party with a friend and I was introduced. She said she knew “I was the one” when she saw me. I spent time with her on Valentines Day and we’ve been together ever since. I guess you can say I wasn’t single for very long.

How was the experience of being named a Blade Most Eligible Single — did it lead to any dates?

It’s been the most healthy, care free and loving relationship I’ve ever been in. We actually are living together now. I’m so grateful to have participated last year as I feel it was meant to be between us.

Any advice for this year’s winners?

Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. You never know what can happen. For me it’s been that I found the greatest person to share my life! Many thanks to everyone at The Blade for making that happen! 

Molly Byrom

Molly Byrom (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

What is your relationship status now, one year after being named a Blade Most Eligible Single?

I’m in a relationship! 

How was the experience of being named a Blade Most Eligible Single — did it lead to any dates?

It was really fun and empowering. It led to a few conversations regarding my faith. The article didn’t lead to dates for me. 

Any advice for this year’s winners?

My advice is to bring your whole self to your bio. It is important to embrace intersectionality for yourself and for the people who will read the article.

Tarik Pierce

Tarik Pierce (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

What is your relationship status now, one year after being named a Blade Most Eligible Single?

I am currently in a committed relationship of five months.

How was the experience of being named a Blade Most Eligible Single — did it lead to any dates?

It was a great experience and would recommend it to anyone. It definitely led to dates and even one friendship.

Any advice for this year’s winners?

Have fun and take it for what it is. If anything, especially for me, it was refreshing to put myself out there and be open to dates. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Kelly Moses

Kelly Moses (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

What is your relationship status now, one year after being named a Blade Most Eligible Single?

In a relationship.

How was the experience of being named a Blade Most Eligible Single — did it lead to any dates?

Not sure. Some dates Googled before we met and read the article though. 

Any advice for this year’s winners?

Get ready for a bunch of DMs.

Meagan Simonaire

Meagan Simonaire (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

What is your relationship status now, one year after being named a Blade Most Eligible Single?

Single 

How was the experience of being named a Blade Most Eligible Single — did it lead to any dates?

It was a really fun experience! No, but to be fair, I reconnected with an ex shortly after and got pregnant (he didn’t want to be involved) so I decided to focus on becoming an amazing single Mommy and put the dates on hold. 

Any advice for this year’s winners?

Have fun with it! 

James Barnett

James Barnett (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

What is your relationship status now, one year after being named a Blade Most Eligible Single?

Single 

How was the experience of being named a Blade Most Eligible Single — did it lead to any dates?

One date after meeting someone the night of the party.  

Any advice for this year’s winners?

Have fun. Go into the event/year with no expectations and have a good time. 

Laurell Powell

Laurel Powell (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

What is your relationship status now, one year after being named a Blade Most Eligible Single?

Single

How was the experience of being named a Blade Most Eligible Single — did it lead to any dates?

It was a lot of fun! I’m still friends with a few of the folks that I didn’t know before the 2019 Most Eligible LGBTQ Singles class, and I’m definitely glad to have gotten to know everyone that I hadn’t met already.

Any advice for this year’s winners?

The experience is what you make of it!

Laura Napoliello

Laura Napoliello (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

What is your relationship status now, one year after being named a Blade Most Eligible Single?

Still single and ready to pringle.

How was the experience of being named a Blade Most Eligible Single — did it lead to any dates?

It was a hilarious excuse to force my friends to pay attention to me on stage. I don’t think it lead to more dates than usual.

Any advice for this year’s winners?

Dating in any city in your 20s/30s is truly a cesspool of experiences, but if you don’t take it seriously than you’re more likely to enjoy it.

Khorey Baker

Khorey Baker(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

What is your relationship status now, one year after being named a Blade Most Eligible Single?

Still single and optimistic.

How was the experience of being named a Blade Most Eligible Single — did it lead to any dates?

It was a really fun experience. Very nice to be featured and got to meet some nice people through the process. I can’t say that this experience in particular led to any dates.

Any advice for this year’s winners?

Enjoy the experience and see where it leads. Also, VOTE BLUE — we are living in serious times, y’all!

Monika M. Pickett

Monika M. Pickett (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

What is your relationship status now, one year after being named a Blade Most Eligible Single?

I am still single. 

How was the experience of being named a Blade Most Eligible Single — did it lead to any dates?

My experience of being named a Blade Most Eligible Single was amazing. No, it did not lead to any dates. 

Any advice for this year’s winners?

My advice would be to remain open to invitations from individuals who may not be your “type.”

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