Alex’s Bio – Inside Scope:
Prior to joining Brinker Corporate I worked my way up the corporate ladder managing a Chili’s Restaurant at PLBJ. Spending time as Chili’s Manager working nights, weekends, and Holidays gave me the awareness of the hard work ethic of those in the service industry. Performing tasks from dishwashing, cooking, and serving has helped molded my hospitality gene and cemented the strong relationship building traits that I have today.
Where you see me you usually see my splitting image. I have twin brother named Alex and we can often be seen working out together at Equinox, hitting the links at Brook Hollow, or competing on the tennis courts trying to make my Grandpa Fred Perry “3 time Wimbledon champion” proud.
If you asked me about my ideal date I would laugh at myself as it would probably be Nick and Sams sitting at the Bar followed by some drinks at trendy Dallas bar… I know very Dallas. However if there was a second follow up date I would do a homemade dinner.
What I am looking for:
I need a girl that can hold her own. Confident in herself, has her own interests and hobbies and appreciates mine. She needs to know how to have a good time be ambitious/ passionate about her job. I very much enjoy working out and sports so it would be nice for her to share the same interests.
Best ways to describe me:
Kind, giving, good time, easy going, fun, inherently generous with my heart, believes everyone should be treated the same, goal driven, disciplined example will get up at 4am to ensure my daily workout. I makes sure that everyone around me is having a good time before myself.
I am close to my 3 brothers and spend a lot of time with my Twin Brother. Outside of Brinker we are involved in commercial Real Estate and you can find us together at the gym, playing sports, or just enjoying a night out on the town.
What makes me a good catch:
I am very driven to be successful in business and outside of work. I think it is important to live the saying “work hard play hard”. I was brought up with an English background with strict focus on being well mannered, polite, and dressed appropriately to the occasion.
Elliott’s Bio – Inside Scoop: Prior to joining Brinker Corporate I worked my way up the corporate ladder managing a Chili’s Restaurant at Preston-LBJ. My first time working in a restaurant – as a manager – showed me the incredible work ethic that those in the service industry have while keeping a positive outlook. Performing tasks from dishwashing, cooking, and serving has shaped my hospitality gene and cemented the strong relationships I have with everyone from the guys in the kitchen to my colleagues in the corporate office.
My best friend is my brother Alex – who also is my twin. If you see him, chances are I’ll be at the same place – mostly at Equinox or playing golf and tennis together. Outside of Brinker, I also work with Alex in commercial Real Estate.
Ideal date: If you asked me about my ideal date I would laugh at myself because it sounds very “Dallas” – but I like a dinner at Nick & Sam’s (sitting at the bar), followed by drinks at a chill place. The 2nd date, however, would be where I cook up an inventive meal at my home (homemade pizza is currently a popular dish I’ve been working on). I can work my way around a kitchen!
What I am looking for: I need a girl that can hold her own; confident in herself and she should have her own interests and hobbies like I do and can appreciate mine as well (such as my die-hard love for football). I’d love a girl to just be able to go with the flow, be spontaneous, and enjoy her job (because I love mine!). And did I mention Equinox a few times before?! Working out is part of my daily routine and I’d like to share that.
Best ways to describe me: kind, generous, try to have a good time in any situation, easy- going, treat others with courtesy and respect, goal-driven, disciplined (example: I’m an early bird and sometimes will get up at 4:30am to ensure I get in my daily workout. It just starts my day off better.)
I am close to my 3 brothers (all live in Dallas) and my parents (who live in AZ) and spend a lot of time with my twin.
What makes me a good catch: I am driven to be successful in business and in my relationships. It’s important to live the saying “work-hard play-hard.” I was brought up with an English background and a mother who emphasized being a gentleman, having good manners, and dressing appropriately for the occasion.
Elliott’s friend and coworker Gina (an objective opinion): “Elliott is one of those guys that you can always count on – if you need a ride anywhere, an airport drop-off at DFW, or he’ll just text if he’s at the grocery store to check if anyone needs anything. He’s generous to a degree that is a rarity for people our age – he did a lot of digging to get personal Christmas gifts for our small team at Brinker. He even single-handedly decorated our work area’s Christmas décor so we wouldn’t be the odd team out; hauling out his Christmas tree from home and decorating it himself. He has a good heart, he always sees the best in people, and never engages in negative talk. He really wants to be positive and spread that positive spirit to those around him. He has a great work ethic and you’ll see his mom-car (sorry Elliott, and just kidding all, it’s a Mercedes SUV!) first in the garage and last to leave.”
What I learned about relationships, love and myself from doing the show:
I learned a lot during the show and one of the things I learned most clearly was that everyone’s priorities going into the relationship really need to be aligned for the relationship to work. For instance, if one person wants to be in the relationship and be somewhat laid back and carefree and just have fun, and the other wants to immediately start popping out kids, then priorities won’t align. The same thing can be said if one person really wants to work hard to get ahead in their career and the other person doesn’t care for that and would rather just spend more time together. Neither person is wrong, but if the priorities don’t line up it will be difficult for them to both be happy.
I also learned that love is not something which can be manufactured in my opinion. Some people think that if you put a bunch of compatible people together that somehow one of the two people would fall in love. Unfortunately, if it was that easy then every time you put single people together at a party you’d always end up with some falling in love – and we know it doesn’t always work out like that. I think love requires the right environment, but there also needs to be that special something which no one can quite put their finger on. If it isn’t there people shouldn’t feel bad or guilty about anything, they should just know that they tried and it’s “ok” to end up having great friends because in the end you only need that special something to happen once.
I learned a lot about myself from the show. What became very clear to me was that everyone’s priorities going into the relationship really need to be aligned for the relationship to work. Both people need to be on the same page with similar priorities…timing. I think love requires the right environment, but there also needs to be that special something which no one can quite put their finger on.
I also have learned that if you keep doing the same things when looking for someone, you can expect the same results. Going to the same bars/restaurants with friends will probably result in finding the same kind of person that you have been finding. If you want different results, go to different places, hang with different friends and engage in different activities. You never know where you’ll run into “the one” and the more variability you give yourself in your social life the better chance you have.
In matters of the heart, there is no reason to rush things . I would much rather get married late in life and marry the ‘right person’ than to get married to the wrong person because I felt social pressure (all your friends are married) and then end up divorced. I also learned that you need to be with someone who you can be yourself 100% with – only when you can be yourself 100% and know they love every bit of you will you feel the real power of love.
I was raised in East Texas by my parents that have been married for 29 years and have learned the value of a strong healthy relationships and how a woman should be treated. I have a beautiful Niece and Nephew that I am very close with and hold very close to my heart. I believe with the values I was raised on, the success I have achieved at a young age, and how close I am with my family and the values I stand on make me DFW’S most eligible bachelor.
Shawn says ” A true reflection of me, my inner self that I can honestly say that I value myself as a man that is full of passion, vision, heart, soul, and a desire to inspire as many as I can on this earth through my work. I strive to be a better more refined person each and every day”
Whether it be as Dr Shawn and helping people with a better quality life physically, as his profession in chiropractic care or an inspirational speech to uplift someone’s heart and life, or to put on the alter ego Superhero expression for kids to inspire them to stand in their greatness. Shawn is a character that stands out in a crowd.
Shawn’s hope is to find a woman who walks with beauty and grace and not just in the physical sense of the word. What is on the inside that is MOST important. Strong, confident, self driven, funny, independent, honest, loyal, committed, giving, caring, and loving all the same. And of course having that chemistry element, that it factor, that just something that makes me feel like that little boy with the high school crush all over again, feeling butterflies in my stomach every time I see her sort of effect is always a plus.
Waylan Rhodes has been in law enforcement for 31 years. He holds a high profile position in the community and enjoys attending social and community events.
Friends describe Waylan as outgoing, funny, smart, honest, career driven, loyal, adventurous, easy-going, established, excellent communicator.
One a first date meeting for coffee or a drink would be just fine. Initially, Waylan it’s all about finding out if chemistry exists between two people. He is a perfect gentleman who enjoys pulling out chairs and opening doors for a lady. Waylan truly believes chivalry is not dead and is looking to find someone who loves life and can find passion in life’s smallest moments.