Sensational Singles 2012

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Loreta Ulmer 
Age: 63
City: Norfolk
Occupation: Instructional Designer
Kids? If yes, how many? 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Ever been married? Yes. 
Length of longest relationship: I was married for 32 years.
In the market for? Travel, adventures and good conversations.
In high school, my senior superlative would have been? Nicest Smile.
Hidden talents? Ability to remain calm and calm others in a highly stressful situation.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish that I could paint photorealistic artwork.
If I could give my younger self advice, I would tell her ... if you don’t plan out your life for the next five years, your next 24 hours will be a lot better.
Guilty pleasure? Driving my sports car and pretending that I am Danica Patrick.
Favorite conversation starter? "How long have you lived in Hampton Roads?"
Favorite season in Hampton Roads and why? Fall is my favorite season anywhere. Since I’ve been involved in academe most of my life (either as a student or a teacher), for me fall is all about new beginnings.
One thing I look forward to each week is ... meeting up with friends and discovering new places.
Favorite smartphone app? Don’t have a smartphone. I am at a computer all day, and once I leave work, I’d rather be on my bike enjoying nature.
Most treasured possession? My iPod!
What do you keep in the trunk of your car? Road Atlas and emergency kit.
Best Halloween costume you’ve ever worn? Joan of Arc.
If I were running for president, my winning campaign slogan would be ... "Vote for Loreta, A Woman You Can Count On!"
What’s your signature dish to cook for a date? Marinated salmon, risotto and steamed broccoli.
Best date spot in Hampton Roads? Sunset at First Landing State Park.

The Outdoorswoman "I so enjoy the outdoors and hiking. I’ve hiked in the mountains of Denali in Alaska, I’ve hiked in Bryce Canyon, Utah; Glacier Nat’l Park in Montana and most recently in Shenandoah along the Appalachian Trail. This past May I hiked the Maritime Alps of France, and it was the trip of a lifetime."


Joey Sanchez 
Age: 30
City: Norfolk
Occupation: Marketing Coordinator, Virginia Arts Festival; Professional Drummer and Percussionist
Kids? If yes, how many? No.
Ever been married? No.
Length of longest relationship: 2 years.
In the market for? A woman that is intelligent, funny, creative and confident.
Deal breakers? Dishonesty and drama.
In high school, my senior superlative would have been? Best Dressed.
Hidden talents? Quoting ’90s gangsta rap.
If I could give my younger self advice, I would tell him ... the greatest risks lie in not taking chances.
If I could choose any career (money is no object), it would be ... running a powerful ad agency in the 1940s.
Guilty pleasure? I keep up with the Kardashians.
Favorite conversation starter? "Clint Eastwood: Great man or the greatest man?"
Favorite season in Hampton Roads and why? The off season ... because I’m off!
One thing I look forward to each week is ... Throwback Thursdays on Instagram.
Favorite smartphone app? The phone one. 
Most treasured possession? Vintage 1920s Deagan Model 870 Rosewood Xylophone. 
What do you keep in the trunk of your car? Mallets, bow tie and my understudy percussionist.
Best Halloween costume you’ve ever worn? Gumby.
If I were running for president, my winning campaign slogan would be ... "One vision ... your voice."
You have the option to control where all the tax money goes in Hampton Roads. Where do you send it? Arts education.
What’s your signature dish to cook for a date? My grandmother’s recipe for homemade Spanish paella with sangria.
The secret to a great relationship is ... keepin’ it real.
Best date spot in Hampton Roads? The NorVa.

The Performer "Drumsticks and mallets represent the unique way in which I can connect with others through a shared experience. Music is the ultimate form of selfless expression, and my passion is a genuine reflection of who I am."


Tyler Carmack 
Age: 31
City: Virginia Beach
Occupation: Veterinarian, Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice
Kids? If yes, how many? Not yet.
Ever been married? No.
Length of longest relationship: 4 years.
In the market for? Always in the market for new friends, then who knows?
Deal breakers? Must love dogs!
In high school, my senior superlative would have been? Most Easygoing.
Hidden talents? I’m not going to let you win racing a go-kart.
If I could give my younger self advice, I would tell her ... to keep working hard, have fun, and buy stock in Apple!
Guilty pleasure? Reality TV and cheesy movies.
Favorite conversation starter? "Where is your favorite place to travel and/or where do you want to go next?"
One thing I look forward to each week is ... Friday—everyone is much happier on Friday, and the weekend is full of fun possibilities.
Favorite smartphone app? Words with Friends and Draw Something.
What do you keep in the trunk of your car? A beach chair, an umbrella and a SUP.
Best Halloween costume you’ve ever worn? Dog the Bounty Hunter.
If I were running for president, my winning campaign slogan would be ... "We’re all in this together, so please treat others as you wish to be treated."
You have the option to control where all the tax money goes in Hampton Roads. Where do you send it? Public schools. I think education is the key to the next generation of leaders, businesses and humanitarians.
What’s your signature dish to cook for a date? I always volunteer for dessert duty. I love to bake!
The secret to a great relationship is ... a great sense of humor.
Best date spot in Hampton Roads? Anywhere near the water at sunset.

The Animal Lover "Throughout my veterinary training, I have been lucky enough to work with almost every type of animal—from elephants to hermit crabs."


Jerry Rodriguez 
Age: 33
City: Virginia Beach
Occupation: Restaurant Owner, Guadalajara
Kids? If yes, how many? 2.
Ever been married? No.
Length of longest relationship: 4 years.
In the market for? Jennifer Lopez.
Deal breakers? Stalkers.
In high school, my senior superlative would have been? Most Likely to Be a Bartender/Waiter.
Hidden talents? Interior design.
What talent do you wish you had? Play guitar.
If I could give my younger self advice, I would tell him ... party with moderation.
If I could choose any career (money is no object), it would be ... pastor.
Guilty pleasure? Cotton candy ice cream from Bruster’s.
Favorite conversation starter? Religion.
Favorite season in Hampton Roads and why? Spring.
One thing I look forward to each week is ... spending time with my kids.
Favorite smartphone app? GPS.
Most treasured possession? Bonsai tree. (I have had this Bonsai for 17 years.)
What do you keep in the trunk of your car? Papers and bills.
Best Halloween costume you’ve ever worn? Grim Reaper.
If I were running for president, my winning campaign slogan would be ... "End All Wars."
You have the option to control where all the tax money goes in Hampton Roads. Where do you send it? Any kids’ charity—our kids are our future.
The secret to a great relationship is ... trust, honesty and vacations.
Best date spot in Hampton Roads? Vietnam Garden.

The Restaurateur "It’s my love for the sport!"


Allison Wermers 
Age: About 35
City: Virginia Beach
Occupation: Sales and Marketing Manager, Town Center of Virginia Beach
Kids? If yes, how many? Yes, two amazing beachbred boys!
Ever been married? Yes.
Length of longest relationship: 13 years.
In the market for? Someone that makes me smile every day, enjoys life and has an adventurous spirit—essentially, an Amazing Race partner.
Deal breakers? If you don’t love the ocean, then I’m not your girl.
In high school, my senior superlative would have been? Most Likely to Perform in Disney World.
Hidden talents? I can name all 50 states in alphabetical order, I get ready for work in 20 minutes, and I can sing virtually every line of every song of every musical ever written.
If I could give my younger self advice, I would tell her ... Don’t rush through your young years so much. Slow down; see the beauty in the world around you.
Guilty pleasure? Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens.
Favorite conversation starter? "What do you love most about Town Center?"
One thing I look forward to each week is ... hanging out with the boys and their 11-year-old friends at the beach or Ocean Breeze or at one of the Town Center events. It’s a laugh a minute with those kids.
Favorite smartphone app? I love Instagram. It’s a way to share your life with friends through snapshots.
Most treasured possession? My stand up paddle board, for sure. Paddling around either Lynnhaven Inlet or Rudee Inlet gives me a sense of calm and an appreciation for how lucky we are to live in such a naturally beautiful place.
If I were running for president, my winning campaign slogan would be ... "My Virginia Beach honor roll student wants to ride the Light Rail!"
What’s your signature dish to cook for a date? A little chicken marsala over gluten-free angel hair pasta and a lot of good red wine.
The secret to a great relationship is ... honesty, laughter, words of affirmation and quality time.

The Beach Girl "My most favorite memories have been created on beaches both locally in Virginia Beach and in some fun spots around the world. My first love is paddle boarding, and that love has led me to take up surfing again too."