In his big coming out announcement last week, which made him the first openly gay CEO on the Fortune 500 list, Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t mention anything about having a partner. We suspect he does. But he also asked the media to respect his privacy. Fair enough. It’s just that it’s hard to believe that such a smart, thoughtful, and attractive gentleman wouldn’t already be hitched. Which got us to thinking about playing fantasy matchmaker. Just in case the near-half billionaire is single and ready to mingle, we thought we’d compile a list of potential suitors for the charming, 53-year-old tech powerhouse to consider.
Here are six great guys we think Tim Cook should date and potentially marry.
Talk about a gay power couple. Not to mention, boyfriend twins. Between Cook’s $400 million and Anderson’s $100 million (plus whatever inheritance he gets from the famed but dwindling Vanderbilt fortune), these two strapping silver foxes could be the Beyonce and Jay-Z of queerdom. (Yes we know Anderson already has a BF.)
Speaking of sexy CNN anchormen, Don Lemon would be another great catch for Mr. Cook. The two already have a lot — okay, maybe a little — in common. Both are Southern boys (Cook is from Alabama, Lemon from Louisiana) who like to stay on the cutting edge of things (Cook with technology, Lemon with current events). That at least merits meeting for a cocktail or two. And gay men do interracial marriage better than anyone.
In case Mr. Cook is looking for someone a little less, well, journalistic than either Anderson or Don, Andy Cohen would be a fun boyfriend. Like, really fun. The Bravo exec, who is currently in the running for Top Dog Over 40 in the 2014 Queerties, doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously. And he’s cute to boot! The only conflict may be in the bedroom, since Andy’s allegedly a total top. But we’re sure they could find a way to work that out.
Billionaire Jon Stryker’s personal life is definitely complicated: Though he was married and has two children, he came out as gay after his divorce. Currently, he’s tri-coastal (sort of), with homes in Kalamazoo, Palm Beach and New York (in the ritzy Time Warner Building, no less). We haven’t dug up any reports of a significant other, which is great news for Cook, assuming he’s doesn’t mind dealing with a little baggage.
Now that he and fashion designed Marc Jacobs had called it quits, adult model Harry Louis is back on the market. The brown-eyed beauty would make a sweet piece of eye candy at all those swanky tech conferences, assuming Cook is cool with playing Daddy to a porn star.
If Mr. Cook is looking to pair up with another successful businessman, venture capitalist Peter Thiel would make an excellent candidate. Thiel’s pros: He’s cute. He’s driven. He’s hella rich. (He’s worth an estimated $2.2 billion.) Thiel’s cons: Sometimes he says strange things and backs antigay candidates. Oh, and he donated to Meg Whitman’s campaign. But, hey, nobody’s perfect. (Yes, we know Peter already has a BF.)