Photo by Chris Humphrey.
Photo by Chris Humphrey.

Mary Elizabeth (Mary Beth) Ede, 32


Occupation: Sales manager/photographer at Apertures Photo.

Favorite thing to do around town: Movies at the Circle Cinema and the Art Crawl downtown – I love what it has done to drive interest in Tulsa artists and art.

Favorite restaurant or food truck: If it’s good food, I’m there. However, Andolini’s never gets old.

Favorite book: Just one? I read a lot. But I’m a big fan of Bill Bryson’s books.

Favorite music: Alternative (currently on a Lord Huron kick) and EDM (Martin Solveig’s song “+1” is a great ‘single during the holidays’ anthem).

Your favorite charity and why: Spay Oklahoma ( or really any organization that offers low-cost spay and neuter services. After working as the foster coordinator at an animal shelter in California, I gained a huge appreciation for the services that these kinds of clinics offer, as well as their contribution to decreasing the stunning number of animals that are euthanized every year.

What are some of your hobbies: Darkroom printing, long walks with my dog Bronson, cooking, road trips and wrangling the garden at my new house.

What you are looking for in a partner: Height! I’m a little over 6’ tall. Someone who is fun, a bit quirky, confident and doesn’t mind getting dog hair on their clothing. Beyond that, I’m pretty open.

Three words that sum up your dating life: Fasten your seatbelt.

Best thing about being single: Not trying to juggle 2-3 Thanksgivings and Christmases.

What would you say to the person who nominated you to be part of Single in the City: Find a new hobby! (Just kidding. Love you, Aunt Nat!)

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