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U.S. 1 Singles
About a year ago, Sean Denham’s friend pulled a stunt that may just
change his single status forever – he nominated him for the ABC
reality TV show "The Bachelor." Denham, 31, an accountant specializing
in mergers and acquisitions who commutes from his home in Wall
Township to Amper, Politziner, and Mattia’s Edison office, was flown
out to Los Angeles and, from among thousands of applicants, made the
cut down to the final two – alongside multimillionaire Andrew
Denham, who has been in three serious relationships and wants to get
married, says it was a no-brainer that they picked Firestone and
shrugged off the whole thing as a lark – until ABC, which did stay in
touch with him, called again. This time they asked Denham to be a
contestant for the second season of "The Bachelorette," vying for the
lovely Meredith. The show airs Wednesdays on ABC at 9 p.m.
Week after week, Denham has quietly been making the cut, alongside
other equally handsome young men with much, well, sexier occupations –
a hockey player, an art designer, a brew-pub owner, and a personal
trainer. But this humble CPA – who describes himself as "articulate,
well-educated, and sincere" and earned his BS in accounting from
Lehigh University in 1994 – now stands among the final seven. This
Wednesday, February 4, however, Meredith will hand out just four
What does he think the magic ingredient is that got him this far? "I
think they’re looking for a certain type, someone with a good job,
someone who presents themselves well, someone who’s not too hard to
look at. I think I’m a nice guy, personable. But it’s really like any
relationship. If you go on 20 dates, you might just click with one.
It’s not magic; it’s the chemistry between Meredith and myself."
Denham, who watches other reality TV shows including Fear Factor, the
Apprentice, and Average Joe, is also humble about the fame being on
the show has brought him. "I’ve gotten lots of calls from the media
and did Star magazine an hour ago," he told us on the day we phoned
him at his office, but he’s not gaga over celebrity status. "I don’t
think Tom Cruise is any better than anyone else. The public makes the
hype," he says, adding that "people do come up to me now and want to
talk about the show."
The best part of being on the show, he says, "was getting to know
Meredith. She’s incredible. I have a really strong relationship with
her." The remaining episodes have already been taped, so Denham
already knows who gets the girl. Will he tell? No way. "That’s
absolutely off limits," says Denham, adding that if he does win, it’s
not a guarantee that wedding bells will be ringing. So, is he
available? "I might be with Meredith," he says mysteriously. You’ll
find out on the last episode of "The Bachelorette," Wednesday,
Among Friends, 609-915-4788. Among the oldest and largest singles
groups in the area, for ages 40 to 60. Social get togethers features
relationship groups and current events followed by DJ dancing. Also
Saturday movie nights and Sunday afternoon get togethers. Group meets
first Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Princeton,
Cherry Hill Road. $7. Contact: Bonnie Williams.
Book and Movie Club, 609-587-7265. Small informal discussion groups,
biweekly trips to movies, ages 40+, meetings alternate Fridays, 8
p.m., P.J.’s Pancake House, Nassau Street, Princeton. E-mail:
Central Jersey Singles, 732-723-1585, East Brunswick-based
organization that meets in private homes for buffets, speakers,
dancing, and mingling. Age range varies. No membership fee, but events
cost approximately $25.
Central Jersey Tall Friends Club, local chapter (140 people) of an
international social club that dates back to the 1930s. Requirements:
men must be at least 6-foot-2 and women at least 5-foot-10. 99 percent
are single, meet once a month for a business meeting, and sporadically
for formals, museum excursions, beach parties, or barbecues. Contact:
Allen Hodgson. Www.cjtall.org.
Dinnermates, a dinner and networking group for business and
professional singles that meets Friday and Saturday evenings at fine
restaurants. Mates are grouped together according to age (20s to early
40s) and there are roughly 200 members to date. Www.dinnermates.com.
Fifty Plus Singles, 215-493-6494, buffet and discussion at the
Princeton YMCA, second and fourth Thursdays, at 7 p.m. $1 if you bring
a dish, $5 if you don’t. Contact: Steve Koement.
Mercer County Single Volunteers, a non-profit with the motto: "Connect
by Helping Others." First and third Tuesdays at the Hamilton Township
Library at 7 p.m. Open socials every third Friday. Www.mcsvnj.org.
Princeton Singles, PO Box 1457, Princeton 08542. A 50s-plus social
club with more than 100 members that meets for pitch and putt, house
parties, dining, and dancing. Dues are $25 a year.
Professional and Business Singles Network, 800-537-3859, a
30,000-member organization that hosts nearly 50 activities per month
at locations between Philadelphia and Central Jersey. House parties,
dances, seminars, barbecues. Also Voice Personal Ads and an
introduction service for shy singles. Median age is late 40s; 60
percent are women. Newcomers welcome. Events: hotline: 800-537-3859.
Contact: Ralph Israel, 888-348-5544. For a schedule of events, visit
www.pbsninfo.com. One-year membership, $65.
Music and Art Lovers’ Connection, Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall,
Philadelphia, 888-348-5544. Singles nights start with a buffet at
Toto’s followed by a concert of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
SingleFaces, 732-542-2200 (24-hour hotline), an upbeat upscale scene
that brings singles together at Top 40 dance parties in 30 different
north Jersey and Central Jersey locations, $12. Ages 30s, 40s, and
50s. Contact: Sy Bassman. For a schedule of events visit
Single Gourmet of Greater Philadelphia, 215-732-0260, a
Philadelphia-based 750-person social club that hosts three to five
restaurant affairs per month, including a trip to Le Bec Fin during
the winter holiday season. Also organizes romantic getaways to places
like Santa Fe and New Orleans. Contact: Florence Weltman. One-year
membership, $99. Www.singlegourmetphilly.com.
Single People Contributing to Society Inc. (SIPECOS), interactive
singles events and semi-formal events to benefit various charities.
Singles Speak-Up Toastmasters, 908-371-1323. Improve your speaking
skills while having fun, meets first and third Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Mary Jacobs Memorial Library 64 Washington, Route 27, Kingston.
Yardley Singles, 215-736-1288. Activities, hotline, house parties,
dining, biking, and excursions. Www.yardleysingles.org.
Yoga for Singles, 609-924-7294. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health,
Montgomery Professional Center, 50 Vreeland Drive, Suite 506,
Skillman. Second Friday of every month. $20; $15 if you pre-pay.
Outer Circle Ski Club, Plainsboro-based ski and social club for ages
21 and up, with more than 300 members. Year-round activities and
weeklong and weekend ski trips. Meets first Wednesday of each month at
8 p.m. at Good Time Charley’s restaurant, Route 27, Kingston. Contact
Princeton Indoor Tennis Center, 609-799-8214. Tennis parties first and
third Saturdays March and April.
Social Sports, 609-895-0121. Friendly but competitive, co-ed
volleyball every Friday night. 7:30 to 11 p.m., St. James Church,
Eglantine Avenue, Pennington, $3.
Somerset Hills Single Hikers, 732-863-4909. Meets the first, third,
and fifth Sunday morning in the realtor’s lot across Hillside Avenue
from Willie’s Tavern, Route 202, Bedminster, 2nd light north of Route
287. Six to eight-miles hikes. Bring water. No reservations are
required; hikers are encouraged to just show up.
Weekend Racquets, Brunswick Hills Racquet Club, Route 18 Shopping
Plaza, East Brunswick, 732-432-7728. Sunday tennis parties for
intermediate and advanced players with cold buffet, drinks, tennis
balls. Mix and mingle on the courts. Players $23; non-tennis players
Gay People Princeton, Princeton Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road,
609-410-7129. The social group for gay men and women (almost equally
represented), founded in 1974, meets first and third Thursday, 8 to 10
Christian Singles, 609-588-0597. Ages 55-plus, meets Sundays, 2 p.m.,
at Hightstown Presbyterian Church, 320 N. Main Street, Hightstown.
Get-Together, Christian Singles, Ewing. 609-406-1336. A night of
friendship and fellowship. Register.
Jewish Singles of Mercer County, 609-987-8100. A new group for single
Jews ages 35 to 55, under the auspices of Jewish Family and Children’s
Services and Board of Rabbis of Mercer Bucks County. Regular monthly
events scheduled. Www.mercerjewishsingles.org or E-mail
Got a new singles group listing or want to update us with new
information? E-mail us at email@example.com.
A Single Rose….. 47 yr old well educated, 6’3", 215 lb.
African-American single male who loves sports, jazz, board games,
travel, cooking, cuddling, and intellectually stimulating
conversations would love to meet confident, strong, intelligent,
young-at-heart pretty woman who isn’t afraid of commitment. "A single
rose can indeed be "my garden!"Box 224555.
I am a divorced 47 year old man: Who is looking to meet someone of the
same age who lives in the general vicinity of Princeton/Franklin Park.
I am told I am an attractive guy, solid build, brown eyes, brown
thinning hair and great sense of humor, 205 lbs. I like all the normal
things you would expect to read here from dining out/in, movies,
weekend getaways, reading, 60’s & 70’s classic rock, Motown, jazz and
the blues. I have a beautiful 15 y/o girl who does not live with me
but we speak and see each other often. I wouldn’t have it any other
way. I am a professional in the real estate field. I enjoy what I do.
I am a happy person, but there is something missing from my life. To
be honest with you, I am looking to find that "missing piece" for a
nice relationship. I would only look to see the following qualities in
a woman: healthy/fit, unattached, lives in the area, and a positive
outlook. That can’t be too hard, can it? Box 224206.
Nice Looking, Easy To Get Along With: I’m 50, white, single (never
married) with brown hair and eyes. I have varied interests. I enjoy
movies, dining out, flea markets, most sports, traveling, going to the
shore, good conversation, reading and politics. ISO a relatively
attractive, medium build female in her early to mid-30’s. I am seeking
a friendship relationship first. Humorous, down-to-earth lady with
high moral values who shares most of my interests. I’m looking for
that special lady who also works a steady 4pm to midnight shift.
Please be never married, divorced or widowed. Please send me your
phone number and if possible, a recent photo. Box 224535
SWM 48 (Read 38): Athletic funny, 6′, 200 lbs., pursuing second career
in dietetics, trim lass with a good sense of humor. Early to mid 40s.
Let’s meet through dining, dancing and whatever. Box 224680.
SWM, 50,: Who is laid back, non-smoking, non-drinking, highly
intelligent individual desires to meet a woman with similar interests
for friendship and possible LTR. I work for a public policy
organization in Middlesex County that advocates social reform in a
unique way. My interests include reading, going to the movies,
American History, current events, spectator sports, and I collect
sports cards, and political campaign memorabilia.I am an avid Yankee
fan. I have a learning disability and, in my lifetime, I have endured
more suffering than the average person and in my opinion that makes me
a more compassionate person. I think it is worth the effort to contact
me. Women who are above average in heights for females are encouraged
to reply to this ad. Box 218092.
SWM: At the top of his game who looks ten years younger than age of
53, with brown hair and brown eyes. Medium build at 5’10, 190 lbs. on
a fit frame. Fitness enthusiast who loves working out and outdoor
activities such as ocean body-surfing in the summer and nature hikes
in the autumn. Enjoys theatre and movies and a blend of fine and
casual dining. Quiet, romantic evenings at home are a joy, especially
in winter with that special lady. Professionally and financially
stable, a man of the highest moral, ethical, and spiritual integrity.
Looking to explore new vistas in the next chapter of life. ISO an
attractive, trim, fun-loving lady of 35-48 years who enjoys life and
wants very much to share it. Strong moral fiber is a must. Petite
build is preferred, although not required. Box 224331
Tall, Dark And Handsome: SBM, 38 (looks 28) slim, clean shaven, D/D
free, employed with no children, I am positive, respectful, charming
and real. I’m looking for a reasonably attractive SBF 21-40, slim/med.
who likes movies, plays, cool conversations and quiet times alone.
Companionship: Widow, 69 White, pretty, nice personality with morals.
Seeking widower or single gentleman, white 69-70 over 5’6" to enjoy
concerts love music, dining out with drives to the shore, flea markets
etc.. Lets do lunch. Box 210191
Cute Black Christian female: 30, slim, fashionable, lots of fun,
looking for a professional guy 31-36, must have a good job, go to
Church, is somewhat good looking, has good family values, does not
smoke or drink and is looking for a sweet decent girl to eventually
become his wife. I like movies, restaurants, shopping and spending
quiet time together at home. Box 224489
Cute Woman: In her 40’s, wants a fun guy, 30 & under who is sexy,
cute, wealthy and healthy with good sense of humor, open minded and
very intelligent for fun and laughter! Box 224676.
DBF: 50s, slim, 5’9", runner seeking LTR with masculine/sensitive male
who enjoys simple pleasures has great sense of humor and does not take
himself to seriously I love the shore (Cape May), outdoor activities,
theatre, museum, passionate kisses and making snow angels. Ethnicity
unimportant Box 224077.
JWF: Widowed, very late 60’s, enjoys dancing, music of the 40’s & 50s,
dining out, movies, theatre, educated, non-smoker, attractive, slim
5’7, sense of humor, interested in a tall senior with the same likes.
SBPF: Christian, 50, Slim, Pretty, Quiet, Finically Secure, never
married. Still seeking a man 45-60 single or widowed, clean cut,
honest, sincere, financially secure, who desperately wants to settle
down into a quiet lifestyle. He should enjoy movies, eating in and
out, shopping, short trips, family and church activities and love the
Lord. MLe860415@aol.com. Box 224486
Someone For Me!!!: Attractive women, nice eyes, sincere wants to meet
a special gentleman with good sense of humor, optimist, enjoys sports
and other activities to share the beauty of autumn and possible
tong-term relationship. Must be single. Age 30-40 slim or medium
build. I’m waiting for your response. Box 224493
SWF: Let’s usher in the new year with a new relationship. If you’re a
tall SWM between the ages of 55 & 65 and want to meet that special
someone. I’m waiting for your response! Box 224449.
Wanted: SWM gentleman, fun loving 55 to 65 years for social and light
outdoor activities and interesting conversations with 5’4 SWF,
mid-50s. Box 224576.
Would you relocate for love?: Attractive, intelligent, woman in late
thirties seeks calm, successful, honest, artsy, romantic, passionate,
fit, nature-loving man to follow her to the ends of the earth. Please
send letter and picture. Box 224634
Night Of Splendor: Come to me tonight and surrender, and I’ll make
your night a night to remember. I’m single & Bi and full of fun. Leave
me your number and then you’ll see when I give you a call you’ll want
to meet with me. I’m 5’7 have eyes of blue, I’m a 150 lbs and Italian
too. Seeking Bi or gay male of any race 20 to 40 for friendship and
fun times. No Drugs! Don’t be shy my mystery guy, can’t you see it now
or never if you want to meet with me. I’ll be waiting by. Box 217315.
Couples And Select Singles: WM interested in meeting adventurous
people to see occasionally to enjoy all of life’s intimate pleasures.
Write and share with me what you would enjoy. Box 208570
Seeking Friends: Our lively social club is seeking new members. we are
a group of single, divorced, widowed and never married straight women,
ages late 40’s to early 60’s. We enjoy many social events together
such as dining out, the theater, movies and single events. If you live
in the Mercer, Middlesex, or Monmouth County areas we would love to
tell you more about our club. Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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