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Meet the Twin Cities' most eligible young professionals on Hinge

Five Twin Citians made the dating app's list of its 270 most desirable daters.

Five Twin Citians made the dating app's list of its 270 most desirable daters.

The world is an oyster on the half shell for attractive young professionals living the single life. Without babies or a ball and chain, that newfound adult money can support a lifestyle of endless happy hours and exquisite brunches. These skilled go-getters are seasoned enough to have 401Ks, yet still look good in bathing suits. Bastards.

But like the rest of us disgusting, broke slobs, at the end of the day they just want someone special to watch Netflix with.

According to dating app Hinge, some of these insanely datable young professionals are lurking in our Twin Cities. The digital matchmakers, who leverage users’ Facebook networks, picked 270 of their most eligible singles from Sydney to Seattle and ranked them by their industry. Five locals made the cut.

Here are our hometown hotties.

Erica LeannaNo. 14 in health and wellness

Work: CEO and owner of two companies, Platinum Dance Center and Imagine Dance Music; initially moved to Minneapolis to dance for the Minnesota Timberwolves

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Education: AA, University of Minnesota

Hometown: Green Bay, Wis.

Current Hinge city: Minneapolis-St. Paul

Influence: 128 friends on Hinge

Your most embarrassing date moment?

I'll be honest, I don't go on a ton of dates (lack of time), but the most embarrassing is when I went on a date, didn't hear from him, then ended up running into him a week later — THREE TIMES in the same weekend. Very awkward.

What career accomplishment are you most proud of?

I'm most proud of what my dance center has grown into. It's a big, happy family and I love being here and watching the dancers grow year after year. Accomplishment wise, we recently won the Edina [Magazine award] for best dance studio, so that is proudly hanging on the wall!

Our take: The ex-Wolves dancer status plays well with the superficial male. But beyond toned legs, dancer-level fitness means you’ll probably die first. Score!

TJ RiveraNo. 7 in retail and CPG

Work: Customer finance manager at General Mills

Education: BBA, University of Wisconsin; MBA, University of Wisconsin

Hometown: Milwaukee

Current Hinge city: Minneapolis-St. Paul

Influence: 48 friends on Hinge

Your most embarrassing date moment?

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I was out on a patio with this girl during our second date. There was a dog at the table behind us, but after a while, I forgot it was there. The dog snuck over beneath my chair, and started licking my ankle. Surprised, I freaked out and stood up quickly, bumping the table in the process. An open bottle of ketchup landed upside down on her lap. The white sun dress looked great on her either way, though!

What career accomplishment are you most proud of?

Getting my masters and moving up a quick pace are great. I'm proud of where I've gotten, but there's always more to achieve!

Our take: There’s a hapless adorability to this All-American’s puppy tale and the money guy looks strapping enough to defend your honor should some other dude spill condiments on you.

Christy ThompsonNo. 17 retail and CPG

Work: Principle Engineer, General Mills

Education: BS/MS (Engineering), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Hometown: Chicago

Current Hinge city: Minneapolis-St. Paul

Influence: 15 friends on Hinge

Your most embarrassing date moment?

My date was walking me to my car and the heel of my shoe got stuck in a sidewalk grate. I broke the heel, and then greatly underplayed how badly I sprained my ankle.

What career accomplishment are you most proud of?

The design and start-up of many food process systems around the world.

Our take: The heel in a grate story screams girly girl, but an engineering degree means she might play The Settlers of Catan with you. Plus, maybe free cereal?

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Andres Ramirez — No. 11 in retail and CPG

Work: Toys business analyst at Target

Education: BA, Dartmouth College

Hometown: Houston

Current Hinge city: Minneapolis-St. Paul

Influence: 282 friends on Hinge

Your most embarrassing date moment?

I had just finished a great first date with a guy I had been talking to for a couple of weeks. As I'm walking him home, my phone buzzes and I glance to see a message from a new match. Upon walking through the door of my date's house, I am introduced to his roommate... my match. After some awkward eye contact and small talk, I quickly left. Fortunately, we are now all good friends.

What career accomplishment are you most proud of?

Wielding the ability to order and help select the plush, education, and construction toy assortments, I can officially say I'm the real-life Tom Hanks from the movie Big.

Our take: At least he didn’t go with Wilson Tom Hanks and an Ivy League brain alone is worth swiping right for.

Blair HarringtonNo. 29 in policy and law

Work: Attorney at Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp, civil rights and personal injury law

Education: BA, University of Denver; JD, University of Minnesota Law School

Hometown: Minneapolis

Current Hinge City: Minneapolis-St. Paul

Influence: 135 friends on Hinge

Your most embarrassing date moment?

Well not necessarily most embarrassing, but more shameful on our part. We ditched our Uber driver after hitting and getting stuck in a snow bank within walking distance of my apartment.

What career accomplishment are you most proud of?

Becoming an attorney by 25! I am still new to the profession but I hope to have many career accomplishments ahead.

Our take: Bailing on a snowbanked driver isn’t very Minnesotan, but she’s probably a shark in the courtroom. And have you seen what lawyers charge? Keeper.