For an upcoming feature, ESSENCE is looking for single Black men in the tristate area who would be interested in going on an all-expenses-paid date with an eligible bachelorette of our choice. That’s right. We found the great women, now all you have to do is step up to the plate.

Bachelors must be between the ages of 25 and 45; live in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut and be willing to be interviewed for a piece that will run online and in the magazine about your date. (Please note, dates will be videotaped). Sound good? We’re holding a casting call on the evening of Monday, June 18, 2007 for interested men. To RSVP, e-mail us at by Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, with your:

* Name
* Age
* Occupation
* City and State
* A description of what makes you a great date.