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20 Fabulous Singles: Eric L. Motley

They’re smart, funny, successful, and available—for now

Eric L. Motley, 33

Job: Director of State Department’s Office of International Visitors. Education: BA in political science and philosophy from Samford University; masters in international relations and PhD in political philosophy from University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama. Now lives in Georgetown. Dream date: An evening of lively conversation with a woman who is self-confident, authentic, and at ease with herself. Deal breakers: A person who is posing. A person who is seeking an audience rather than a conversation. Proudest achievement: Being the first in my family to attend college. Coolest thing you’ve done in the last year: After almost five years on the White House staff, I had the privilege of bringing together several personal mentors for a visit with President and Mrs. Bush. What’s your dating life been like? I am trying to be much less reserved. I have some wonderful friends who have made matchmaking suggestions, but I am fairly cautious. What kind of future are you looking for? For all of the rewards of living in Georgetown, you just cannot hear crickets. I love the conveniences of city life, but I also long for the quiet of nature. I would love nothing more than to have children with whom to discuss crickets, sunrises, and the problem of good and evil.

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Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.