Now that Bachelor Pad and Big Brother have officially ended, I can’t figure out what to do with all of this free time on my hands. But perusing through my list of , and bon bons, eating alone that night suddenly became more appealing as I drooled on my notebook walking down the boulevard in awe of my master plan. Then I spotted Tallin, a beautiful young, talented local with a plan of her own… and a few opinions to boot.
Name: Tallin Tufunk
Occupation: IT Recruiter
Current Location: Oceanview and Honolulu
Relationship Status: Single
Interested In: An open-minded man with James Franco appeal.
Do live in Montrose?
I live in La Crescenta.
No. I live with my parents.
That’s a cultural thing, right?
Will you move out?
Is the plan that you stay there until you get married?
I don’t know, maybe. I’m not financially stable enough right now. Once I have a career, I will figure that out.
Did you go to school here?
Yes. I went to .
Did you go to college?
Yes, I went to and then I went to UC Berkley.
Oh, I love Berkley. What did you study?
Really? Are you a ? Sorry. That was a dumb question.
I sing. I do a little bit of piano, but not really.
Do you have anything recorded yet?
I record here and there, but nothing to crazy. I have a page for my music.
What kind of music do you like and who inspires you?
I like all kinds of music, honestly. I’m into Fiona Apple and Adele. I like bluesy stuff…anything that gets to the soul, really.
I had no idea Fiona Apple was even still around.
She is! She put out an album a couple years ago.
And you’re the only one that bought it? Just kidding. What was her big song again?
That’s right! The crime is that she made another album. No, seriously though. I have heard she is amazing from other musicians, too. Are you single?
Yes. I am newly , actually.
What is your background?
Would you prefer to date within your culture or no?
I don’t care as long as we get a long. I don’t think I have ever dated an Armenian guy, but I’m open.
What are the top three qualities you look for in a guy?
Being considerate and empathetic. Open minded and .
That’s four, but I will let that pass. What do you do for a living?
I just got a job as an IT recruiter.
What does that mean? Sounds complicated.
Companies hire our company to find others to do their work. So, I find IT people.
What does that stand for?
Integration Technology. A company will come to us looking for a skill set and we find that person for them.
I think I just lost some brain cells. I can pretty much speak, listen and type. It would be pretty easy to find someone to do my job.
Don’t worry, it’s all actually related.
This is totally a part of the world that I did not know about. You learn something new every day. Who is your celebrity crush?
Don’t pause to think about it or anything.
I think he may have even graduated from Harvard.
Even better. Anything you want to add about yourself or what you are looking for in a man?
Just be real. That’s all I have to say. Don’t put up a front. I’m positive and he needs to be real.
Do you ever want to get married?
Yes, probably two kids.
A woman who knows what she wants. Have you named them yet? Let’s scare away prospective suitors.
Do you have any other interests?
I love !
Do you have any?
I have a little one. His name is Mochi.
He’s a Pomeranian mix, but he’s not an ugly Pom, he’s really cute.
What is your ideal career choice?
Speech therapy for kids and people who have communication problems.
That is a noble path. I have communication problems. Can you help me?
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