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2024’s Most Eligible Single: Tom Runyan

How do you identify? As a seeker. I am on a journey of experiences and have been my whole life. Travel is my passion and my teacher. Sometimes I journey alone and meet the most amazing people, and other times I go on adventures with friends and create those indelible memories from these experiences. Oh, and I am gay.


I am a Real Estate Attorney. I am lucky enough to have started my own law firm in 2006.

Where do you live?

Fort Lauderdale.


58 by the time this is published.

What are you looking for in a partner?

A fellow seeker. A man on his own journey, hopefully someone that looks at the greater good of the universe. Mainly, I am attracted to someone’s energy too, as I hope mine is just as attractive.

Biggest turn off?


Biggest turn on?

Authenticity with a bit of self-reflection and someone who is not afraid of changing themselves the more they look within.


Travel, hiking, being in nature, the beach, and swimming. I also like cruises, attending Burning Man and similar events, making bead bracelets for gifts to people, and trying to make my dog laugh.

Any charitable/volunteer work?

I have always worked with Equality Florida (former Board Chair and Broward Steering Committee member). I support the great work they do here in Florida. I have donated time as the pro bono attorney for the Smart Ride as well as being a rider over the years. I often work for individual clients pro bono because that’s what we should all do.


I have a wonderful Chocolate Lab. Her name is Playa. She comes to the office with me every day. The name comes from her love of water and my love of where the major art pieces are at Burning Man.

What’s your love language?


What’s your favorite date night activity?

Going to the beach to watch the moonrise and sit and talk about life with or without food/wine.  Conversely, watching a sunrise is just as inspiring. I have hundreds of sky photos that I post on social media. They never cease to amaze me.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate, but hey, it’s not guilt for me.

One obscure fact about yourself:

I love to go camping and used to be a white-water canoe instructor in college. I once unintentionally pirouetted a canoe in the river while playing in class 4 rapids and lived to tell about it while in North Carolina. An old-timer came up to me and said, “I ain’t never seen somebody do that before.” I just laughed and told him that it was all perfectly planned. 

I was an officer in the US Navy and served in the Persian Gulf War. That was an amazing experience.

What’s Your Motto?

Live this life, now.

This year’s Valentine’s Day special feature is brought to you in partnership with CAN Community Health.



OutSFL's Most Eligible LGBTQ Singles of 2024


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