Friday, February 6, 2004
Five women, five men: Which ones do
think could share a great date?
By John Johnston
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Here's your chance to play Cupid. Forget the arrows; this is as easy
as clicking a computer mouse.
The Enquirer, Channel 9, and Cincinnati.Com need your help to
set up two eligible Tristate singles for a special Valentine's Day blind
We recently invited singles to submit brief biographical sketches of
themselves and tell why they deserve to be fixed up on Feb. 14. We've
narrowed that list to five women and five men. Now you can help make
the match. Peruse the bios and photos on this page, and cast your votes.
The winning couple will receive:
Dinner at La Normandie. Value:
A diamond heart pendant from
The Castle, discounters of diamonds and fine jewelry: The pendant is
on a solid gold snake chain.
Retail value: $399.
A box of chocolates each
from Fawn Confectionery.
On Valentine's Day, photographers from the Enquirer and Channel
9 will capture some of the date's finest moments. So now, on to the choices:
MAKE YOUR MATCH
Voting has ended.
About her: Went into social work after college; now an office manager overseeing
60 employees; has run a marathon.
Enjoys: Travel, live music, dancing. "Even if it's something
I dislike, I'll go, just to try it out."
Looking for: Someone with good morals and likes to laugh.
Bonus fact: She spent a summer in Nicaragua studying economics.
| Age: 39.
Neighborhood: Cherry Grove.
About her: Credit union branch supervisor; divorced with three children.
Enjoys: The outdoors, walks in the park, sports.
Looking for: An outgoing, intelligent man with a good sense of humor.
Bonus fact: "I enjoy spending time with my grandbabies, who
melt me like butter."
| Age: 30.
Neighborhood: Golf Manor.
About her: Works in financial sales for PNC Bank; has one child.
Enjoys: Shopping, spending time with
Looking for: "A realist who won't put on a front."
Bonus fact: She's
studying to become a corporate attorney.
Neighborhood: Anderson Township.
About him: Director of alumni relations, St. Xavier High School; former
Enjoys: Sports, theater, music and photography.
Looking for: "Somebody who likes to laugh, even a bit off the wall. Somebody
who's down-to-earth and open to a new experience."
Bonus fact: He has six godchildren, only one of whom is a blood
| Age: 40.
Neighborhood: Delhi Township.
About him: Works in sales; originally from Chicago; divorced with one child.
Enjoys: Sports, cooking, making people laugh, movies, music, outdoor activities.
Looking for: "An intellectual, warm-hearted, sincere woman."
Bonus fact: While working in management at the Newport Kmart years ago,
he met then-Bengal Cris Collinsworth.
Neighborhood: North Avondale.
About him: Works in
facilities maintenance for Cincinnati Public Schools; considers himself
Enjoys: Taking walks, bowling, shooting pool.
Looking for: A woman with a pretty smile who is open-minded.
Bonus fact: "I bowled a 294 when I was 12. I'd like to do it again."
| Age: 34
About her: Freelance production coordinator, commercial/video production.
Enjoys: Music (from bluegrass to the symphony), dining out, cooking in,
art, movies, travel, hikes, most sporting events.
Looking for: An honest, humorous, mature man who still has a playful side.
Bonus fact: She hiked the Grand Canyon twice.
| Age: 26.
About him: Works in sales for Kraft Foods; owns two golden retrievers.
Enjoys: "Burger Madness at Arthur's, avoiding the leash laws
at Ault Park
Looking for: "Someone that looks back."
Bonus fact: While in
college, he traveled to Ireland to study the
poetry of William Butler Yeats and J.M. Synge.
| Age: 23.
About him: Student at the University of Cincinnati; works part-time at
Jeff Ruby's Tropicana and as an actor/model.
Enjoys: Sports, as well as playing football and softball; visiting museums.
Looking for: An attractive, intelligent, trustworthy, dependable woman.
Bonus fact: His acting experience includes a film for the National Underground
Railroad Freedom Center.
| Age: 25.
Neighborhood: West Chester.
About her: A dancer/singer with a bachelor's degree in music. "I'm
not into clubs and bars."
Looking for: "Someone who motivates me to be a better person."
Bonus fact: She recently performed with Carnival Cruise Lines.
aims to cut college textbook costs
The Insatiable Shopper
calendar filled for singles
day care eases worry
marriages take work
sees a stripper; Nick handles a forklift
will have to miss Grammys
TV Best Bets
On the fridge
Get to it!