Are single women more aggressive than men? We have hits on our available males, but few nibbles on our females!
What up, guys? You can’t possibly be that shy and we have great gals to offer. Consider all of these “catches.”
There are more singles ready to mingle as part of our special “looking for love” feature. Anyone who subscribes to this column is eligible to participate.
Check out their pictures and brief bios in this space. Are you looking? Is your mom or dad looking? Your best friend looking? Check out these eligible gals and guys!
We are going to run this feature every Friday.
This week’s male contestant is Lee Romero, a CSFD captain firefighter (and who doesn’t want to date a hero?).
His idea of a perfect date is a hike and a picnic with red wine afterwards or in the summer, dinner on the patio.
In his spare time, Romero likes to cycle, hike, travel and enjoy his grandkids.
“I love to cook, enjoy the arts, and anything outdoors,” he said.
Romero is 58 years young.
This week’s female single looking to mingle is Cathie Beck, also 58.
She has an eclectic career as an author, journalist and president of Capital City Public Relations.
Her idea of a perfect date is, ”Discovering an incredible Pinot Noir with someone — and we both dig it and then we have a laugh session (about nothing whatsoever) and it all ends with the lingering feeling that neither of us wants it to end,” she said.
In her spare time, Beck says she likes, “To plan a 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest getaway and on the heels of that, the 2014 Oregon International Pinot Noir Festival — and catching too many movies and keeping this 140-year-old Denver square house happy and wondering who’s going to be on the 2016 presidential ticket.”
Here’s another female participant: Cristen Bertelson, a sales expert in her mid 30s.
Her idea of a perfect date is dinner or coffee, a walk or bike ride around the city.
In her spare time, Bertelson volunteers, takes yoga classes, visits new restaurants and travels.
Another male contestant is Mikael Padilla, 39, a hair stylist to locals and L.A. celebs.
Here’s his MO: Padilla’s idea of a perfect date is, “Going and buying cheesy pajamas (the kind with feet on them) and watching cheesy comedies like “Joe Dirt”… and of course a nice bottle of wine.”
In his spare time, Padilla prefers traveling as often and as far as he can. He says he loves exploring other cultures, and loves eating out. He’s a dog lover, who adores being outdoors with his Weimaraner and hiking in the summer time. He also prefers having anything to do with the beach and the ocean.
Another person of interest is Eric Elkins, 46. Here’s his info:
What is your idea of a perfect date?
“I’m glad you used the word “date,” because I like the intention and sense of romance it conveys. A perfect date is a set of shared experiences both planned and unexpected.
“I love to eat well, so delicious food is an essential ingredient. Pair that up with some art and culture, intelligent conversation, heartfelt confession, and a goodnight kiss (or many), and it’s perfect. That said, the dates where plans get blown apart, requiring quick thinking and creative solutions, giving way to bemused laughter and a funny story to share can be perfect, too.
In his spare time, Elkins says he prefers, “I’m a single dad, and I don’t have a ton of spare time, so I tend to make the most of it – hitting the gym or yoga or a snowy mountain with my snowboard; eating and drinking my way through my food-friendly neighborhood; writing books; enjoying cocktails; looking at last-minute fares and hopping a plane for a weekend somewhere. I’m all about living well and finding magic and adventure in every day. I live that way when I have my daughter, too, because it helps her see just how much potential life has to offer.
I grew up all over, but have been in Denver for 20-plus years.
Connie Jorkos, 49, is an ultrasound technologist working at the VA hospital. She’s originally from Ohio.
“A perfect date would be to try a new, unique restaurant in the area. In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, biking and meeting new people,” Jorkos said.
David Vandivort, a Kansas City native and restaurant management employee in his late 20s.
Vandivort doesn’t like the notion of a perfect date. “No one knows what a perfect date is
until it happens. I guess I am still looking for the perfect date,” he said.
In his spare time, Vandivort enjoys snowboarding, watching soccer and building and analyzing computers.
We also have the handsome and fabulous man-about-town Quinn Washington.
Here’s what he has to say: “My perfect date night would be an urban adventure here in our downtown. Be it a date to the Nuggets game, Museum of Contemporary Art, an amazing performance at the Denver Center of Performing Arts. It would also include an amazing dinner at one of our many establishments.
“In my spare time I ski, weather permitting, volunteer and run. I also enjoy politics, reading and music.
“I am the event coordinator for Imbibe Denver, liquor rep for Demetrio Tequilla, along with president of Quinn Washington Public Relations Agency.
“I am 32 but will be 33 March 15.”
Another female contender is Lisa Bailey. See what she has to say:
“For a planned perfect date, an art gallery opening followed a drink at a place with a view. Then, to a corner table for dinner at a cozy French or Italian restaurant with a great bottle of wine and intriguing conversation. From there, off to listen to live music and dance the night away (either in my seat or on the dance floor). Now, if we just throw caution to the wind, I’d jump into a convertible and enjoy whatever life adventure might come our way!”
In her spare time, Lisa says, “I can be found at the theater, a movie, sporting events, hiking, festivals or trying new hot spots in town. Or simply cooking and entertaining at home. I volunteer and attend a few networking events here and there. I love to travel near and far.
“I used to be in the hospitality industry for much of my career in marketing but have recently switched to the health and wellness field. I oversee marketing, public relations and communications.”
Lisa is originally from Houston, but she has lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Another female contender is Jenny Johnson, 45, an IT analyst with Denver original Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Johnson’s ideal date would include dinner, drinks and conversation.
“No better way to get to know someone,” she says.
What does she do in her spare time?
“I love to support local restaurants, comedy, and music! If I am not eating or at a show, I love to spend time with my kids, friends, photography, read, and movies.”
Johnson was born and raised in Orange, Calif. She has lived in Denver for 19 years (minus 2 in the middle for a quick jaunt to Omaha).
Lt. Col. David Robinson, 44, who is definitely looking for love. Check out his bio:
“My perfect date would start with a woman who is ‘comfortable in her own skin.’ That’s really the magic ingredient for me being myself and opening up. Someone who is intelligent and a good listener. A woman who has passion and is intrigued by life and its potentials. Someone who is emotionally healthy and honest with themselves and others.
“Once these fundamental ingredients are in place, my date and I would take in a show and dinner. A live venue of some sort whether it be the theater or live music or even a comedy show. Somewhere with character but also a place that would allow me to show her how gentlemen treat ladies.”
In Robinson’s free time he loves to ski, snowboard, run, participate in triathlons, hike, travel, go wine tasting and indulge in fine dining.
Kathy Meehan is a 60-something retired attorney and New York native who loves to partake in all that Denver has to offer.
But her idea of the perfect date would take her back to her native home. Meehan says she’d spend a day in New York City touring the museums with a stop at a deli for lunch, then up to The Rainbow Room for cocktails, tickets to the theater and dinner.
Back in Denver in her spare time, Meehan enjoys movies, reading, volunteering, taking advantage of the cultural activities in Denver, dining out, traveling and cooking.
Four Seasons Hotel PR pro Jim Guttau is looking for Mr. Right. This 36-year-old’s idea of a perfect date night is dining at an off-the-beaten-path restaurant, the smaller the better. He says that a quiet intimate eatery creates the perfect setting to get to know someone better.
In his spare time, Guttau takes advantage of the great outdoors whether it’s hiking or skiing (he recently moved to Denver from Aspen). His favorite past-times are eating and traveling, so you’ll often find him at an airport or at the newest restaurant in town.
Meet Iowa transplant Georgina Schwery. This 30-something gal is looking for men to join her on that perfect date. She likes to spend time with her family and friends, snowboard, play volleyball, softball, watch sports, workout, read and watch movies. Her work days are spent as a customer success manager with Webfilings and an independant consultant with Partylite Gifts.
Check out male candidate Michael Ochs (my neighbor). Originally from Illinois, this 30-year-old is looking for women that like outdoor activities. His ideal date would be hiking and then coming home and cooking a meal together while listening to music and drinking a glass of red wine. He is always planning that next great adventure. Ochs is a sales executive by day.
If you’re interested in a set-up, contact my ad sales representative Trisha Lindeman, aka “The Matchmaker,” at email@example.com.