Have you ever been skinny-dipping? No, we won’t print your answer, but we did pose that question to the 20 alluring bachelors and bachelorettes featured in this 2006 edition of Chicago’s most eligible singles. The tally: 15 yes and 5 no. Read on to identify the dippers and to see their responses to a host of other questions. Or you can meet them in person at one of the season’s best parties-Summer Lovin’, our annual fundraiser for the functional neurosurgery program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, held June 23rd at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Buy tickets at www.summerlovin.net or at the door. Whatever your inclination, act fast. We’ve just heard through the grapevine that 2004 Chicago magazine single Melissa Gale met 2003 single Mike McGrath, and now a wedding is in the works. And we never even had a chance to ask them whether they’d been skinny-dipping.

The Bachelorettes
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The Bachelors
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Photography by Tom Maday