Lust List 2014: Jim 

Job: Bartender, Blake's on the Park

Age: 33

Relationship Status: Single

Whether he's working out or working behind the bar at Blake's, Jim's goal is self-improvement. This year, he hopes, will be a year full of mental, physical, and spiritual growth. But Jim's got a chill side, too. Or at least a side that doesn't take himself too seriously. Maybe it was the tap dancing lessons he took as a kid. Or maybe it's the healthy, loving relationship he has with his mother. Either way, any guy who freely admits he dug The Hunger Games series is comfortable in his own skin. Having "True Blood" stud Joe Manganiello and Gerard Butler as celebrity look-alikes and dreamy hazel blue eyes probably doesn't hurt, either. — Stephanie Dazey

How long have you lived in Atlanta?

10 years.

How long have your worked at Blake's?

I've been there for two years.

What is your job title? What do you like best about your job?

Bartender. And I like the social interaction.

What's your standard drink?

My go-to? Vodka water.

What band were you obsessed with when you were 14?

I do like a lot of country music ... so I guess Garth brooks.

What's your guiltiest pleasure?

Wine, 'cause its usually not a glass or two, it's a bottle.

What's your least favorite household chore?

Cleaning windows.

Describe your relationship to exercise.

I enjoy it very much. I do a good boot camp three or four times a week. And I do spin class.

What's the last thing that made you cry?

It's been a long time. I can't remember the last time I cried.

What's the last good book you read?

I loved The Hunger Games series, all of it. It was great.

What do you wish someone would hurry up and invent?

Probably just some way to get rid of gasoline.

What's the lamest pickup line anyone's used on you?

I had somebody actually try to pick me up and it came out as an insult. Its like are you trying to put me down before you pick me up? They said, "I wanna teach you how to grow a beard." Like really? I was like that's insulting. And they're like, "Wanna go out for dinner?"

What movie would you most like to live in?

I'm not a real movie buff. I'm gonna have to pass.

What's the first album you bought with your own money?


What's the best way for a customer to hit on you?

The best way? Tipping well, because it kind of sets up the mood. If you're a generous tipper, you'll be generous in some way when we're seeing each other. It's a good sign.

Who would play you in the movie of your life?

Taylor Kinney.

What's the one thing you most hope to accomplish this year?

I really just want to make this the best year personally for myself, a year to concentrate on myself, my mental wellbeing, my physical wellbeing. I want it to be the best year I've ever had.

What's your least favorite thing about Atlanta?


Is there a drawback to being attractive?

You know, I've never considered myself that way. It's flattering, I do hear it, but it's not something I get used to. Anything can be taken away for whatever reason so I like to have a good personality to back that up.

Name one thing you've stolen.

When I was little I stole candy from a candy store.

Who's the most important person in your life?

My mom.

What's your sexy-time soundtrack?

I like some Sade. Prince is an asshole cause of that lawsuit he put on everyone so I'm kind of over him.

Have you ever been dumped? If so, what was the reason?

I have been dumped. But I guess the funny thing is they always try to come back ...

What's your pettiest relationship deal-breaker?

Not tipping.

What would you order for your last meal?


How much would you charge to murder a stranger?

[Laughs] It depends who it was. If I had a mutual dislike for them I would go cheap. Probably for nothing if I didn't like them.

How do you handle rejection?

Pretty well, you know, you just move on to the next. You can't dwell on things you can't control.

With whom would you like to play Truth or Dare?

Joe Manganiello. He's the werewolf from "True Blood."

What did your parents want you to do with your life?

Be happy.

Have you ever stalked someone on Instagram?

No, I just got on Instagram today! So I might. I'm not ruling it out.

How often do you talk to your mother?

Two or three times a week.

What's your preferred footwear?

Nike sneakers.

What's the most romantic place in Atlanta?

I like Babette's Cafe.

What's your wackiest piece of personal trivia?

I took tap dancing classes as a kid.

What's your weirdest recurring dream?

It's anything having to do with robots, which is weird because I've never obsessed over robots.

What personal attribute are you a sucker for?


Where would you go on a bucket list vacation?


Not counting rent or bills, where does most of your disposable income go?

Going out to eat.

What's your life's ambition/grandest dream?

Money. To be independently wealthy is probably a dream for everybody. But really, just to be happy in life, with friends, family, you know. To just have everything in balance.

If you had to spend a million dollars in one afternoon, what would you do?

Probably make sure that my family was taken care of, as far as their homes, pay off all my bills, take everyone on a vacation.

Have you ever stolen a friend's boyfriend/girlfriend?


What's your own character flaw you'd most like to fix?

Probably not to be shy, especially since I've started bartending.

Why do you think someone nominated you for the Lust List?

I have no idea, and I was very flattered by it. It was just kind of like, really? OK.

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