Sensational Singles 2014
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City: Virginia Beach
Occupation: Mortgage Loan Officer
Kids? If yes, how many? 2, ages 22 and 16.
Ever been married? Yes, twice.
Length of longest relationship: 17 years.
Dealbreakers? Fitness is important to me, so someone not fit or a smoker.
Guilty pleasure? Red wine and M & Ms.
On a first date I never ... set my expectations too high or kiss.
If I had one wish: I wish I could see into the future to know my kids were going to be happy and healthy and successful.
My first kiss: Was in Hawaii. I was 14 and very nervous.
Most people don’t know this about me: I had open heart surgery when I was a child.
Biggest goal in life? Making sure my two boys are happy, healthy and successful ... and have the tools to make this happen.
If you were an entrepreneur, what sort of business would you start? A gym for under-privileged kids and adults, free of charge or sliding scale, to help promote healthy life style and fitness.
Best date spot in Coastal Virginia? Day at the beach or biking on the boardwalk.
My take on Coastal Virginia’s singles scene: I think perhaps because of the military and being such a transient area, it may be a tad harder to meet someone interested or available for a long-term commitment.
What do you find sensational about yourself? My sandwiching-making ability. I make a damn good sandwich! Also, I am honest, open and a good communicator. I have a great sense of humor, or at least I crack myself up all the time. I am fit and fun.
Why do you think you are single? I think I am particular, and since I have been in two prior long-term relationships, I am probably a tad guarded. I think I know what I am looking for and just haven’t found him yet.
Kids? If yes, how many? No kids.
Ever been married? Nope.
Length of longest relationship: 3 years.
In the market for? ... grapes, salsa, chocolate chips and Gold Peak Diet Iced Tea. But if we are talking about people, I like a Larry David-esque dry wit, and I enjoy being intellectually stimulated.
Dealbreakers? If you smell like a walking Axe advertisement, have poor grammar, enjoy root beer, or do any kind of group dancing then I probably am not the woman for you.
Guilty pleasure? Beavis and Butt-Head. No, seriously. Also Dog the Bounty Hunter, South Park ... just a bunch of really bad television. Also, Super Nintendo. I am basically a combination of teenage boy and womanly grace.
If I had one wish: I would wish for my sweet angel of a grandmother to quit adding me on all forms of social media.
My first kiss: I was playing Power Rangers with my mom’s best friend’s son. Nobody can resist the powers of the Pink Ranger.
Worst habit? I bite my nails and have extreme road rage.
Most people don’t know this about me: I still have to plug my nose with my hand when I go underwater. Also, I file my own taxes.
Phobias? The real question here is what am I NOT scared of? I am a total wimp.
Biggest goal in life? I want to publish a novel and marry the 1988 version of John Stamos. I guess that I could deal with settling for just one of those, though.
Favorite neighborhood? The Ghent area is pretty excellent. I like Shore Drive, also.
Most exciting trend? Initially, I was extraordinarily disappointed that IPAs were being canned. However, after realizing that I can now drink IPAs at concerts/sporting events/the beach, I have come to the conclusion that it is a remarkable trend.
Best date spot in Coastal Virginia? Eating Mexican food can turn even the very worst date into a positive experience for all involved.
My take on Coastal Virginia’s singles scene: People remain within their cliques within their own cities. I honestly rarely meet someone new.
What do you find sensational about yourself? I know how to properly set a formal dinner table yet I still make eating Lucky Charms for dinner look good.
Why do you think you are single? I haven't found anyone who can handle the fact that I will always beat them at FIFA.
City: Virginia Beach
Occupation: Data Scientist
Kids? If yes, how many? No.
Ever been married? No.
Length of longest relationship: 2 years.
Dealbreakers? Rudeness to wait staff.
Guilty pleasure? I like Kelly Clarkson and even have her Christmas album.
On a first date I never ... carry a cell phone. There isn’t anyone else I want to speak to at the time.
If I had one wish: An enzyme that will catalyze the decomposition of beta-amyloid particles thus preventing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease manifestation.
Most people don’t know this about me: I used to be a chemistry teacher, but I left before Breaking Bad made it glamorous.
Phobias? That terrifying 4–7-second interval between when I make my selection and when my snack makes it through the rails and lands safely at the bottom of the vending machine.
Biggest goal in life? To meet a sitting U.S. president.
Most exciting trend? The growth of 3-D printers for consumer use.
If you were an entrepreneur, what sort of business would you start? A travel agency specializing in recreational tours to view wildlife.
Best date spot in Coastal Virginia? Anywhere within sight and sound of the ocean.
My take on Coastal Virginia’s singles scene: Plenty of options for things to see and do and with great weather most of the year for outdoors events and activities.
What do you find sensational about yourself? I can do almost all the work on my car and can put together furniture without instructions. I have a pretty good driving record. If bribed with a delicious baked treat I will be willing to watch any movie based off a Nicholas Sparks novel.
Why do you think you are single? In the past I’ve spent most of my energy building my career, and I just never found the time to meet people or expand my social network.
Occupation: Marketing Assistant, Virginia Stage Company
Kids? If yes, how many? None.
Ever been married? Nope.
Length of longest relationship: 2.5 years.
In the market for? The real deal, my one and only.
Dealbreakers? Smokers and no ambition.
I never leave the house without ... keys and my wallet.
Guilty pleasure? PB&J and juice boxes. My go-to snack.
On a first date I never ... show up late.
If I had one wish: It would be to travel the world and learn to cook native meals.
My first kiss: Was great. It didn’t have anything to live up to.
Worst habit? Leaving the lights on in a room.
Most people don’t know this about me: As a kid I wanted to grow up to be a meteorologist.
Phobias? Maybe not a phobia, but I’m not the biggest fan of clowns.
Biggest goal in life? Become a dad.
Favorite neighborhood? Larchmont in Norfolk. Every house has personality and so do the people.
Most exciting trend? Bow ties are making a comeback.
If you were an entrepreneur, what sort of business would you start? A brewery and bakery in the same building—the smell of beer and bread together.
Your life’s biggest development so far was ... after two years of training, being able to run and complete my first full marathon last March.
Best date spot in Coastal Virginia? Bardo in Ghent.
My take on Coastal Virginia’s singles scene: It’s always evolving.
What do you find sensational about yourself? My blue eyes, ability to cook and sense of humor.
Why do you think you are single? Sometimes I can be really picky, and sometimes I need to put myself out there more.