Daily Editorial: Vails dating game
The odds are good, but the goods are odd. Its likely that youve heard the oft-repeated phrase at least once while living in the Vail Valley. As it turns out, its not true. For the past few weeks the Arts & Entertainment department at the Vail Daily has been in the throes of our bachelor/bachelorette contest. The Vail Trail hosted the contest last year and this fall, the Vail Daily called dibs on the search for the singles. One thing is for sure, there are plenty of single men and women in town. And though some are admittedly a bit quirky, most of the nearly 70 nominees we talked to are intelligent, active, good-looking and accomplished folks looking for love or maybe just someone to have dinner with. And no, not everyone is 20-something, either. Our oldest nominee is well into her mid-50s. Along with a new-to-town doctor, theres a professional ski racer, a handful of massage therapists, a professional chef, real estate agents, architects, a top-notch golf instructor, a psychiatrist and even a few local television personalities. Some of the nominees love animals, some have a penchant for red wine and one male nominees favorite saying is I dont make dinner, I make reservations.In short, theres really no shortage of interesting and eligible bachelors and bachelorettes in town after all, you just have to know where to look. As one nominee put it, I think this valley has a lot to offer as far as the dating scene goes, but often times people get stuck in their same circle of friends.A good place to start your hunt is the bachelor/bachelorette auction taking place on Nov. 20 at Finnegans Wake in Avon. From 7 to 9 p.m. well be auctioning off dates with the top 10 singles. Not only can you score a date with a hottie, you have a chance to give back, too all proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army. As many married Vail Daily employees who discovered their significant other in the High Country can attest, finding the love of your life here, in the place you love, isnt just possible, maybe its even likely. And so if theres a moral to our little contest it is this: Dont get discouraged if youre single. Turns out the odds are good and the goods are good, too. Caramie Schnell for the Editorial Board
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