Singles 2012: Most Eligible Chicagoans
Man seeking woman

Shuhei Yamamoto

  • Pet Lions bassist and Teach for America coordinator
  • Age: 27
  • From: Born in Tokyo and grew up in Ohio and Nashville
  • Lives in: Roscoe Village

Yamamoto’s laid-back indie quartet has been playing to packed crowds on the virtue of its wistfully poppy debut album, Houses. So those old warnings against dating musicians? “I work for a high-functioning nonprofit, which I don’t think most hipster guys in bands do,” he says.

In the market for: A thoughtful and grounded woman of any age who’s socially and politically aware (extra points for brunettes and girls who wear glasses). “And if she’s a big enough NBA fan to have a favorite team, that would be a plus regardless of the team.”

Conversation starter: His unabashed admiration for Beyoncé.



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