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The 5280 Round-Table
We filled a room with Colorado women, gave them a glass of wine, and asked them to shoot straight about dating, sex, personal habits, and how the Centennial State’s men stack up. Here’s what they (mostly) agreed upon.
- Men should pay on the first date (but faking the reach is just good manners).
- Kissing on a first date: definitely. Sex on the first date: definitely maybe.
- One-night stands? Hell yeah.
- We say we’re against cheating—but apparently we do it all the time
- Lingerie is an underwear drawer must-have.
- Thongs versus full-butters? Winner: Thongs.
- Faking orgasms? Yes, Yes, YES!
- A man should not smell of patchouli oil. Ever.
- There’s a fine line between being an ultra-athlete and a narcissist, guys. Find it, and land on the right side of it.
- Sexy: taking us hiking, skiing, or riding. Lame: ditching us on the trail trying to impress us with your mad skills.
- Generosity of spirit is more valuable than a stacked stock portfolio.
- Smoking, fanaticism, crazy in-laws, and jealousy are all deal-breakers. Also: heroin.
- Kids or not? A question to be asked before the lights go out.
- Red flag: When a guy has zero long-term friends. Only ferrets.
- When going on a first date, always have another “engagement” planned for later just in case he, you know, has ferrets.
- Fleece and jeans are perfectly acceptable for most dates.
- Sissy state: For such a “rugged” place, our dudes are surprisingly meek about making the first move. Fortunately, we don’t mind making the first move.
- Unlike dating in other cities, an offer to go on a weekend trip early in the first month doesn’t mean he’s moving too fast; it just means he wants to go to the mountains. Likewise, accepting said offer does not make us easy; it just means we want to go to the mountains, too.
- The Peter Pan thing—where men in Colorado just don’t want to grow up—yeah, that’s real.
- Common values are more important than common interests. (Take note, Peter Pan.)
- Sad but true: Friday night is not a good night to go man hunting because Colorado fellas are often in bed early; after all, they gotta get their rest for tomorrow’s epic marathon training session. Sigh.