Most Eligible Singles: Joanne Montz

Joanne Montz, 41
SkillSoft Co. learning strategist

How she caught our eye: She's a wiz in the business arena, but this single mother really comes alive on the links.

The perfect date: 18 holes of golf and dinner. I'm a huge golfer.

Something most people don't know about me: I have some pretty unique people in my family. My uncle was a runner-up in Wimbledon twice. My other uncle was the very first drummer for the Rolling Stones. One of my aunts was Miss Denmark. Most of my family live in Copenhagen, Denmark. Both my brothers were born in Europe. My mom is 100 percent Danish.

My passion: My son, who's in first grade and teaches me something new every day; my church; and golf

Biggest turn-on: When you have the right chemistry. If you have the right chemistry with somebody, you're always attracted to them.

Biggest turnoff: Dishonesty and lack of family values

I own too many: golf clubs. That's so funny. I always have too many in my bag, and I always get yelled at for it.

My favorite ...
... place in Cleveland:
This is going to be off the path: Arra Hair Salon! I really don't go out a lot. I love Little Italy, and I like Nighttown. They have great jazz. I belong to Stonewater Golf Course in Highland Heights.
... book:
Couplehood , by Paul Reiser. It's absolutely hysterical.
... musician/band:
I don't have a favorite, but I'm a complete '70s person. I love '70s music. I love Barry Manilow and '70s disco.
... sports team:
I don't really have one. I watch golf. I enjoy going to golfing events.
... TV show: I get stuck watching a lot of stuff that my 6-year-old son watches.
... vacation destination: The Bahamas, love Atlantis. And of course, I like Copenhagen as well. I speak a little bit of Danish.
... dessert: I'm not a dessert person. But if I would have to pick something, usually every year my mom gets me a cassata cake from Corbos. 

My usual hangout: Arra's. I get blow dries done a lot. I like to look nice, and I have a great hairdresser. When I leave there, I feel like a movie star, so I get my hair blown out a lot. I also go to the movies with my son a lot.

In high school I was ... nothing special.
And now I'm ...
a professional, a mother, a good friend, someone that likes to laugh a lot, a hard worker.

My best feature: Most people say it's my smile, but I think it's my shoulders. I work out a lot, and I've been working on my shoulders.

My bad habit: I worry too much and internalize a lot of things, and I'm pretty honest to a fault, and people don't like brutal honesty.

My first kiss: It was very awkward. That's all I remember. I blocked it out!

My guilty pleasure: Twizzlers cherry bites, white cheddar cheese puffs, Corbos lemon ice, getting my hair done and golf!

How my ex would describe me: Adorable, passionate, good golfer and probably somebody that made them laugh a lot

Going out or staying in: I really like staying in and cooking together and drinking wine, listening to good music, but I enjoy going out with other couples and doing fun stuff, going to the theater, going to dinner.

Early, late or right on time: always early

Dogs or cats: Neither, we have fake fish. And they're really easy to take care of, especially when we travel.

Dancing ... yes or no?: Yes, but I like dancing with someone. I like slow dancing.

Twitter ... yes or no?: no

My longest relationship: seven years

Beer, wine or martinis: Typically, it's Jack Daniels and 7-Up or ginger ale. But I also love rosè champagne.

Roses or chocolates: Roses

My No. 1 dating rule: Do not text me for a date.

My deal-breaker: a nongolfer. That would be hard.

I hate when a date ... orders before me. I think it's kind of rude.

But I love when a date ... pays a lot of attention to me.

Worst pickup line: It seems like pretty girls are the ones that never get hit on, so I really can't think of anything that stands out.

If I could date anyone: The person that would give me butterflies, someone with whom even if we were discussing serious things, we would end up laughing together

On a first date I never ... eat too much.

Best place to meet someone: I have no idea, I need help with that one. ... When I'm out I'm usually with family and friends and I'm not looking for someone.

Most unusual place I've met someone: At my hair salon. At Arra's I met a fantastic person that I had an on-and-off relationship with, and that was great.

My take on Cleveland's single scene: I think there's a lot of really nice places in Cleveland, but I just think it's hard for people to meet each other because it seems like everybody in Cleveland is so wrapped up, and we work so many hours. The people that are single out there, they're hard to meet or hard to find, or if you do find them, circumstances would keep you from being with those people.
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