Single in the City
1. Jane Slater, 28
ABC 7News Reporter
Great night out: Sporting events—Nuggets, Avs, Rockies—then dinner. I'm a sucker for: Southern gentlemen. I'm so over: Overblown egos, people who honk their horns, those who expect handouts. Weekend whereabouts: Biking to Riverfront Park, sprawling on a hill reading a book. Part of my charm: I never take "no" for an answer. You'd never guess: I was married at 25. Though the marriage ended, I haven't lost faith in the fairy tale. On the bucket list: Being a military and White House correspondent.
2. Esther Kang, 34
Owner, MIGHTYkarma Advertising & Design Shop
I'm a sucker for: Brooding, unnecessarily moody, and deep artist-types. Fantasy vacation: Road trip to Woodstock 1969 (it's fantasy—we can go back in time, right?). Secret talent: I have quite a bit of dexterity with my toes—I can pick things up. You'd never guess: I was captain of my high school lacrosse team. Nickname: Lil' Monsta. Childhood crush: The Fonz. Guilty pleasure: Cornucopia (the mini corn dogs) at My Brother's Bar. On the bucket list: Deejay my 100th birthday party.
3. Jill Hodges, 32
Graphic designer, TV host for New Media's Shoetube.TV
I'm a sucker for: Quick wit. Someone who cracks me up in the first five minutes. I'm so over: Loud gum-chewers. Weekend whereabouts: Walking or running at a park, or at Meininger getting inspired. Rainy-day activity: A good nap and a snuggle; cooking butternut squash soup. Fantasy vacation: The Mediterranean coast, trying the wines, smelling the herbs, tasting the local delicacies. You'd never guess: I've learned how to dirt bike. It's such a rush. Childhood crush: Jake Ryan from Sixteen Candles.
4. Megan Hudacky, 29
Interior Architect; Owner, CKY Design
Great night out: Gallery opening, then Lola. I'm a sucker for their guacamole. Weekend whereabouts: Tattered Cover, stealing recipes from Bobby Flay's books. Celeb crush: Matt Damon, with his Boston accent in Good Will Hunting. Biggest fear: Looking back and saying "I wish I would have...." And breaking my ankle snowboarding again. Biggest accomplishment: Starting my own company, and chairing the Design After Dark event at the DAM. On the bucket list: Building my own house.
5. Nancy Nally, 28
Member Services Manager, High Country Club
Great date: Sushi and a bottle of wine at Hapa in Cherry Creek, or brunch at Steuben's. I'm so over: Clingy-ness. I can't be smothered. Weekend whereabouts: Running along the Platte, kickball at Wash Park, or out with the girls in LoDo—try Maloney's. Secret talent: The worm dance-move! Once-in-a-lifetime moment: Sipping champagne with Big Papi and the Red Sox at the VIP party after they won the World Series here in Denver. On the bucket list: Meeting Bruce Springsteen. Let's face it, he's the Boss.
6. Jenny Starkey, 26
Events manager/PR, Engineers Without Borders-USA
Best date spot: Buenos Aires Grill—some nights they have flamenco dancers and guitarists. Or Comedy Works, to lighten the mood. I'm a sucker for: Ski bums. Fantasy vacation: Exploring Patagonia or kayaking the fjords of Norway. Book I'm reading: The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. Celeb crush: Jordan Knight. iPod embarrassment: "Gimme More" by Britney Spears. On the bucket list: Going to Buenos Aires and learning the tango.