Feature

Single In The City

February 2001

Anyone who says “all the good ones are taken” must be in from out of town. Denver is swimming with singles – and we’ve tracked down some of the city’s most fabulous and fascinating people. These are the ones you’ve been waiting for.

Straight, gay, wild, shy, macho, or modest, we’ve captured a slice of the single life. Our criteria? This is no lonely hearts club; we wanted only Denver’s happily single. We put the word out and the hunt was on. Armed with fresh tubes of lipstick, two notebooks, and our 20 questions, we set our sights on the singles scene.

The research was grueling, but in the most exhilarating way. Picture about 30 blind dates at coffee shops around town. We waited, with that blind date look in our eyes, for Mr. and Ms. Right to walk through the door.

Just like the real world, there were good dates and there were bad (and we had www.backgroundchecks.com to back us up). We left some starry-eyed, but other rendezvous brought us to the verge of tears. Put it this way: even we got stood up. One guy vowed he wouldn’t make it to the altar for at least 10 years. Turns out, he got engaged between the interview and the photo shoot, obviously disqualifying himself from our list. (Isn’t that the way – they marry the one they meet right after you.)