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A match made in heaven

Chrystal Clear

I’ve been hearing the complaints for years. My guy friends continually complain about the lack of girls in Vail and with the seven to one ratio, who blames them? The girls are equally dissatisfied because although there are plenty of guys to go around, they can’t seem to talk about much other than the latest air they caught on the mountain or how much it sucks to have to miss a S-I-C-K powder day because they have to run the chairlift.If you’re single in Vail you’ve definitely got your work cut out for you. But don’t give up quite yet. There’s still hope. I’ve come up with a brilliant solution that will hopefully put an end to all of the griping. It’s quite simple. You’re going to need to broaden the search. How do you do this? Set your sights on the Front Range.Make weekend trips to Denver and stake out all of the bars for your perfect match? No! We all know that going down to Denver for the weekend and hoping that you’re going to find your dream date at the bars is not going to happen. Instead, follow the lead of many city dwellers who have turned to websites like Match.com to find the man or woman of their dreams. Now I know this sounds a bit desperate and pathetic (you may want to keep it on the down-low for a bit), but once you get over the shock, it really makes a lot of sense. This brilliant idea of matching people up online by providing personal profiles and a picture is sweeping the nation. I know many attractive, smart, funny, cool people who are currently dating people they met through an Internet dating site.Really, it’s a matter of time efficiency. These dating sites do the leg-work for you. You can weed through the people you’d never be interested in by entering certain criteria. It usually takes weeks of dating to get to the bottom of these key personality traits. So sign up for a month of Internet match-making for about $25 a month and see what happens. Do you really have anything to lose? That’s what I thought.Here are a few last tips to help you pull off the Internet dating:- Clearly you’re going to want to post your most flattering photo. You’d think this goes without being said, but after checking out some of these sites and the photos on them YIKES! Some people just don’t get it. As a rule of thumb it’s not a good idea to post a picture of yourself wearing an old beat-up t-shirt with hair that looks like you just woke up. Another bad idea using the picture of you and your friends out at the bars the night that you were so drunk your friends had to prop you up for the picture.- Have your first date be somewhere public like a coffee shop or bar where you can easily bail if you need to; i.e. instead of looking like Giselle, as she did in her picture, she more closely resembles Madeline Albright.Yep, it’s finally come down to cyber dating. Just accept it and join the wave of people across the country who are looking for the person of their dreams on-line. Just think once you find your front-range dream date, you’ll have a place to stay in the city and they’ll have a place to crash in the mountains. It really works out perfectly.Crystal Clear is a socially savvy Vail native who brings a candid female’s opinion and pointers to the Vail Trail. Crystal would love to hear your opinions at crystalclearinvail@yahoo.com.


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