Single in the City
1. Sean Swarner, 34
Mountaineer; Cofounder, CancerClimber Association; Motivational Speaker; Author
Best date spot: Someplace in the mountains that no one knows about. I'm a sucker for: Adventure. Rainy-day activity: Puddle splashing. Secret talent: I can ride a unicycle and juggle at the same time. Nickname: Nature Boy. iPod embarrassment: The soundtrack to Grease. Biggest accomplishment: Surviving two life-threatening bouts of cancer and—with only partial use of my lungs—being the first cancer survivor to summit Mt. Everest.
2. Norm Early, 63
Attorney (Denver's former district attorney); Entrepreneur
Find me here on the weekends: At one of my son's games. Fantasy vacation: Ten days, and there absolutely must be a golf course. A beach nearby doesn't hurt. You'd never guess: I've never used an ATM. Biggest fear: That I'll never break 80 again in golf. When I'm not working: I auctioneer for charities, but I don't charge a fee; it's my attempt to invest back in the community. Biggest influence: My children. They have a refreshing ability to keep you real and to keep things in perspective for you.
3. Daniel Gonzales, 28
Architect; Gay activist; Aspiring ski bum
I'm so over: Guys who get drunk on a date. Rainy-day activity: Cooking Thai food. Some of the Asian food markets on Federal are amazing. Part of my charm: When I'm brushing my teeth, I tend to wander around the house. Celeb crush: Justin Timberlake. My mom really does not see the appeal, but that's her problem. Last book I read: When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris.
4. David Singer, 27
Math teacher, Manual High School; Regional Director, Children's Technology Workshop
Best date spot: Nine75 for dinner, D Bar for dessert, Dazzle for live jazz. I'm a sucker for: Hair up and backless dresses. And babies. I'm so over: Name-droppers, LoDo. Rainy-day activity: Writing at St. Mark's Coffeehouse (I have a blog about education); renting a movie and ordering Pete's Chinese. iPod embarrassment: Ricky Martin. On the bucket list: Open an ECE-8th grade school.
5. Laurence Curry, 33
Professional actor/dancer; Teaching artist, DCPA
Great night out: Dinner and a show. Or Elitch's—we have to be adults all day long; it's nice to go someplace and play. I'm so over: Stereotypes. Find me here on a Friday: Salsa class at the Streetside Studios. Nickname: El Boogie. Part of my charm: No matter what venue I'm in, I have to be able to see an exit. Looking for: Someone with a playful spirit who's comfortable in her body and passionate about a physical activity. On the bucket list: Do a film with Denzel Washington.
6. Aaron Forman, 34
Restaurateur/Sommelier; Owner, Table 6 Best local date spot: Thin Man, Il Posto, Fruition, Twelve, Frasca. I'm a sucker for: Bravo's reality TV. Deal-breaker: Uptightness. Rainy-day activity: On the couch watching sports. Secret hobby: Buying too much wine and collecting crazy sport coats. Biggest accomplishment: Dog-sledding the last 400 miles of the Iditarod Trail in Alaska. On the bucket list: Own a boutique hotel in South America.