According to ABC's press release, Desiree, 27, longs to find a love like the one her parents share. "Married for 35 years, they've always supported and appreciated one another. Their values helped guide Desiree to become an industrious, passionate, and creative woman who is working hard to make her dreams come true."
"This spunky, athletic, and artistic woman is eagerly looking for a life filled with spontaneity, love, and laughter. And Desiree is positive, after falling in love [with Sean Lowe] on the Bachelor, that she can find her soul mate on the Bachelorette."
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Ben, 28, an entrepreneur from Dallas, TX
Ben lists a short attention span, sometimes a bad listener, bad at keeping in touch with friends as his three worst attributes. His ideal mate is fun, outgoing, sociable, family oriented, and willing to try new things. Ben's three favorite movies are Tommy Boy, Avatar, and Transformers.
Brad, 27, an accountant/DJ from Denver, CO
Brad wants to eat lunch with Mike Tyson (he's from a "different planet") and likes peanut butter (a lot). "I am ready to start the next phase of my life, with my best friend, and it would be really special to find them on the Bachelorette," says Brad. "I feel like I may never really find love and it's not just meant to be for me, but I've watched the show and see there are good women out there. I can't give up hope."
Brandon, 26, a painting contractor from Costa Mesa, CA (orig. Blaine, MN)
Brandon hates olives, loves sports, and likes the movies The Sandlot, The Goonies, and Lean on Me. He appreciates when a date is open, honest, adventurous, and a good listener. Brandon wants "fly" as a superpower, saying, "I went skydiving two years ago and ever since then I just can imagine what it would be like."
Brian, 29, a financial advisor from Olney, MD
Brian considers himself "very neat" and loves the movies The Rock, The Notebook, and The Count of Monte Cristo. His dating deal breakers are: wanting to be taken care of financially or dependent on him to survive, no sense of humor or adventure, and non-secure or non-trusting with no basis, to the point where he's unable to live his life as well.
Brooks, 28, a marketing consultant from Salt Lake City, UT
Brooks likes Indie music, conversation, and camping. About the Bachelorette, he says, "I feel it is a great experience. I acknowledge the reality that I may not fall in love, however, crazier things have happened. I hope to make some friends along the way. If I am here, I might as well connect with the others."
Bryden, 26, an Iraq War veteran from Havre, MT
Bryden likes when a date dresses up because it "shows she cares" and hates when a date is rude to service people, such as waitresses. He earned second place at the 2010 National Soldier of the Year competition. Bryden shares his most embarrassing moment: "I thought I was texting a girl I liked but I had mixed up numbers and was texting a gay dude that had been hanging out with us."
Chris, 27, a mortgage broker from Seattle, WA (orig. McMinnville, OR)
Chris dislikes women who talk uncontrollably loud and/or is obnoxious. He's proud to have been drafted by the Chicago cubs in 2007, as well as being part of two no-hitters in baseball. Chris writes poetry and likes to play Scrabble.
Dan, 30, a beverage sales director from Las Vegas, NV (orig. Dublin, CA)
Dan lists talking on too much at once, always trying to please, and too trusting as his three worst attributes. His favorite movies include Dumb & Dumber, Inception, and the Bourne movies. "I really do hope for the chance to meet my future wife," says Dan. "I would love to meet the person I am going to spend the rest of my life with and am very open to finding that person and not letting them go."
Diogo, 20, a marketing manager from Lake Tahoe, CA (orig. Penha, Brazil)
Diogo considers himself to be romantic, adding, "I always give flowers and open doors. I believe in love, and love is the only thing missing in my life." His favorite movies include No Strings Attached, The Lucky One, and The Hunger Games. Diogo lists free spirit, fearless, big dreamer, and happy as qualities he likes in a woman.
Drew, 27, a digital marketing analyst from Scottsdale, AZ
Drew lists sweet tooth, becoming uninterested in boring conversations, and one leg being longer than the other as his three worst attributes. He likes to snowboard, surf, and play basketball. About relationships, Drew says, "There has to be trust, a strong connection. I'm looking to find my best friend and marry her, so she needs to have all the qualities a best friend has."
James, 27, an advertising executive from Chicago, IL
James lists outgoing, creative, and loyalty as his three best attributes and stubborn, too open, and blunt as his three worst attributes. "I love a woman who pursues me," shares James. "That tells me she's confident. If a woman is not confident in herself or her relationship with her spirituality, that can be a deal-breaker."
Jonathan, 26, an attorney from Hickory, NC
Jonathan hopes to meet an "awesome girl" and see some "awesome places" on the Bachelorette. He enjoys adventure, laughing, and making out on a date. Jonathan's bucket list includes learning a foreign language, traveling the world, and living without regrets.
Juan Pablo, 31, a former pro soccer player from Miami, FL (orig. Barquisimeto, Venezuela)
Juan loves to dance and wishes he could read people's minds. He hopes to someday be one of the most respected agents in sports and music. About his perfect date, Juan says, "Flying on a helicopter around the jungle and stopping to eat a special lunch on a tepui (a mountainous plateau) in Venezuela."
Kasey, 29, an advertising executive from San Luis Obispo, CA (orig. Tulsa, OK)
Kasey lists fun, sense of humor, light hearted, good morals, loves kids and family, confident, and strong faith as things he looks for in a partner. About going on the Bachelorette, he says, "I would be going to see if there is a connection between me and Desiree and if there was a future with us. In the end, with or without a fiance, I want to have a new experience and stretch myself personally."
Larry, 34, an ER doctor from Berkeley, CA (orig. Overland Park, KS)
Larry lists ego, shame, and poor communicator as his three worst attributes. Wild ride, fun, meet a lady friend, and meet Chris Harrison are his top reasons to go on the Bachelorette. Larry wants to eat lunch with Bill Clinton, to "talk about changing the world and ladies."
Micah, 31, a law student from Denver, CO (orig. Detroit Lakes, MN)
Micah considers himself a party starter and loves to be the center of attention. About the show, he says, "My only expectation is to have a fun and interesting experience. I would love if it ended up in love, but I am going to have a great time no matter what and put everything I have into the experience. I'll learn something, I'll make friends. and have great story at the very least."
Michael G, 33, a federal prosecutor from Miami Beach, FL (orig. Lindenhurst, NY)
Michael enjoys music by Billy Joel, Pearl Jam, and Radiohead. In five years, he hopes to be married with two children and another on the way, living in an amazing home, and at another stage of his professional career.
Mike R, 27, a dental student/model from Dallas, TX (orig. London, England)
Mike lists bad attitude and smoker as relationship deal breakers and impatient, stubborn, and detail-oriented as his own worst attributes. "I've dated some amazing women over the years and have never found the right one," he shares. "Falling in love was something I was afraid of because I've always held school as my top priority. Participating on the show will allow me to escape school and potentially meet and fall in love with a great person."
Mikey T, 30, a plumbing contractor from Winfield, IL
Mikey likes sports and wishes he could predict the future. His typical Saturday night involves friends, clubs, dancing, and drinks. Mikey lists love and friendship, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, travel, and experience life to its fullest as reason why he signed up for the Bachelorette.
Nick M, 27, an investment advisor from Charlotte, NC (orig. Rochester, NY)
Nick likes beer and red wine, books by John Grisham, and the movies Training Day, Man on Fire, and The Green Mile. About who he admires most, he says, "My father. He came up from a poor family and lost his dad when he was five, and now he is a CEO of a Fortune 500 company." Nick lists poor communication and being judgmental as relationship deal breakers.
Nick R, 26, a tailor/magician from Chicago, IL (orig. Ridgefield, CT)
Nick, a self-proclaimed mama's boy, likes the movies Dumb and Dumber, Pulp Fiction, and The Thomas Crown Affair. His relationship deal breakers are: high-maintenance label whores, someone who is insecure if he's not texting every hour, and no motivation or goals.
Robert, 30, an advertising entrepreneur from Los Angeles, CA (orig. Glendale, AZ)
Robert considers himself to be romantic and spontaneous, hopes to someday have kids, twin boys and a girl specifically, and loves football and golf. About the Bachelorette, Robert says, "I hope to meet my best friend/girl of my dreams and have a great time doing it."
Will, 28, a banker from Chicago, IL (orig. Federal Way, WA)
Will admits that he likes to take his dates to the gym, saying, "It tells me a lot about their their work ethic and daily habits." He hopes to have fun on the show, loves Halloween, and enjoys conversation. Will adds, "I love it when my date can intelligently hold her own in a conversation."
Zack K, 28, a book publisher from Newport Beach, CA
Zack considers himself to be a romantic, saying, "It's important to always be thinking about your girl and to continue growing together each and every day." He likes to come across as mysterious and appreciates his family's input on a woman but doesn't consider their opinion to be a deal breaker.
Zak W, 31, a drilling fluid engineer from Mico, TX
Zak likes "creative" dates and seems to have a great sense of humor. About the most romantic gift he's ever given, he says, "It definitely wasn't that robot vacuum. I messed up on that one." About the Bachelorette, Zak shares, "I intend on showing Desiree the passion/excitement I have for life/love and hope she shares in that passion."
The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 27 on ABC.
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