Feature

Single In The City

February 2002

We didn’t think we could top last year’s list, but they say love is sweeter the second time around. We can’t complain. Once again, we accepted the challenge of tracking down Denver’s top singles.

What were we looking for? People who are happily single – those who aren’t waiting around for “the one” to walk through the door. We put the word out and received more than 100 nominations from sources across the city.

Dozens of blind dates – make that interviews – later, we discovered 24 people who make being single in Denver so much fun. Spanning the spectrum from a soccer star to a rocket scientist, we’ve captured a slice of the single life.

This year, we proudly bring you Mr. Wright. And who knew Snow White was on the single scene? Who else made the cut? Two CEOs, a lawyer, a doctor, a DJ, a Dead Head, two photographers, a former Bronco, two female football fanatics, a psychologist, a civic leader, a woman who can manage your money, a man who can choose your wine, a kitchen designer, a TV reporter, a massage therapist, a conductor, and a true Renaissance man.

Who says blind dates don’t pay off?

Caroline Czirr, 33

Sagittarius

Regional director of marketing and sales at the Hotel Monaco

What do the Grateful Dead, fly-fishing, and the Hotel Monaco have in common? Caroline Czirr. A San Francisco transplant who grew up listening to the Dead and mingling with the Haight Asbury crowd, this polished professional embraces the Colorado lifestyle while shaping the image of the hippest hotel in town.

Where do you live? Park Hill. How long have you lived in Colorado? I’ve been here four years. I was born and raised in San Francisco.

Are you a dog person or cat person? I have two dogs: a yellow lab named Romeo and a Jack Russell terrier named Lily – she’s the hotel’s mascot. It’s great because she gets to come to work with me.

What are your passions? Fly-fishing. I go up to Aspen (to fish on the Frying Pan) or to Montana. I like to hike and ski and play tennis too, but my passion is fly-fishing. Basically, I enjoy life.

Favorite place in Denver? The Highland area. I love walking around, sitting outside, getting coffee. It’s a nice area and it really reminds me of San Francisco – it has a European feel to it.