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Lust List 2012: Dirk



Job: Stylist/manager at James Madison Salon
Age: 28
Relationship status: Single

There's something hot about a guy who's willing to take chances. Take Dirk, a former wild child from small-town Iowa who basically moved to Atlanta because an ex-girlfriend dared him to go to hair school. Also hot: A straight guy who knows his way around a salon chair. He laughs about the popular notion that there aren't many straight guys in his profession, and isn't insulted in the least by inquiries about his sexual orientation. Tattooed, tall, and lean, the Midwesterner was nominated by one of his lady clients at the Midtown salon he's worked in for four years.

What's your standard drink?
Water with lemon or lime.

What band were you obsessed with when you were 14?
Probably Sublime.

What's your guiltiest pleasure?
Candy. Mike and Ikes.

What's your least favorite household chore?
Washing dishes with no gloves.

On which reality TV show should you be cast?
Maybe "The Bachelor."

What's the last thing that made you cry?
Breaking up with an ex-girlfriend.

What's the last good book you read?
I can't even remember. There wasn't one.

What do you wish someone would hurry up and invent?
Some sort of flying car, I guess.

What's the lamest pickup line anyone's used on you?
Just blatantly touching me too much.

If you could live in any movie, which would it be?
The new Alice in Wonderland.

What's the first album you bought with your own money?
Death Row's Greatest Hits.

What's the best way for a customer to hit on you?
Usually the older women start talking about how they're not satisfied with their significant other, or the men their age have different issues. They're pretty obvious about it.

Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Johnny Depp or that guy in the [AXE] commercial that jumps in the water and spears all the fish with his hair.

What's the one thing you most hope to accomplish this year?
Enter a cycling race and place in it.

What's your least favorite thing about Atlanta?

Is there a drawback to being attractive?
Yes, sometimes it attracts the wrong women — ones I don't want to deal with.

What's the weirdest thing in your house?
My gnome collection. I have 20-some in my house, plus one tattooed on my arm. And my hairless dog.

Name one thing you've stolen.

Who's the most important person in your life?
My sister. She's pretty wise, even though she's younger than me. She's got a good view on things.

What's your sexy-time soundtrack?
I would say just some old-school rap.

Have you ever been dumped? If so, what was the reason?
Yes, I've been dumped. It was when I used to party. I would party pretty hard. That's why I was dumped. I'm out of control when I drink, so I just don't have any.

What's your pettiest relationship deal-breaker?
Bad feet.

What would you order for your last meal?
Probably one of those dried steaks from Rathbun's.

How much would you charge to murder a stranger?
Would I get away with it? The paranoia would kill me so, no, I wouldn't do it.

Name a well-regarded band you don't like.

With whom would you like to play Truth or Dare?
I just saw Drew Barrymore with red hair in the latest CoverGirl ad, so I'd say her. But only with red hair.

What would be the title of your autobiography?
Eluding Death or Having Fun and Bringing It to the Edge Without Going Over.

What did your parents want you to do with your life?
My parents didn't think I'd live to over 20s. They just wanted me to slow it down a couple notches.

Have you ever stalked someone on Facebook?
Absolutely not. I wouldn't even go through a woman's purse if there's something in there that's mine.

What celebrity would you like to be stuck in an elevator with?
Chris Farley. I'd just like to see what he [was] like one-on-one.

What's your preferred footwear?
These are complete opposites, but I like heels or flip-flops. They don't have to be stilettos, but I like heels. I like closed-toe heels. But I also like flip-flops

What's the most romantic place in Atlanta?
I don't know, I haven't found it yet.

What's your wackiest piece of personal trivia?
That I was originally studying psychology to be a substance-abuse counselor.

At what bar/restaurant would you like to have an open tab?

What personal attribute are you a sucker for?
Confidence and independence.

Where would you go on a sweepstakes vacation?

Describe your relationship to exercise.
I'm addicted to my rowing bike. I ride at least 200-250 miles a week.

Not counting rent or bills, where does most of your disposable income go?
Probably my bike — or scratch-off tickets.

What's your life's ambition/grandest dream?
This is going to sound clichéd, but no joke, by 40 I want to do charity work and own my own business. Want to buy some real estate.

If you had to spend a million dollars in one afternoon, what would you do?
Probably make sure that my dog is taken care of forever. Then the rest of the day I'd be spending half the money.

Have you ever stolen a friend's girlfriend?

What's your own character flaw you'd most like to fix?
Assuming that everyone has this much common sense as I do.

What silly thing are you most vain about?
Probably my hair.

Why do you think someone nominated you for the Lust List?
It's one of my old friends. She's cool.

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