My gaffe was in telling the story about bachelor Aaron Raymond, seen here showing off the travertine backsplash he had installed in his kitchen, but not checking up on his dating status just prior to the article running last Sunday in the Real Estate section.
Funny thing is, an editor suggested that because I was making such a big deal in the article about Aaron expanding his home to accommodate a future wife and family, that I should contact him and check on his singlehood situation. I rejected that idea as I didn’t want to embarrass him, but in hindsight it would have been wise.
After getting several inquires from professional women about Aaron’s status, including a homeowner who said she wanted to throw her hat into the ring, I decided it was time to ask Aaron: Are you seeing anyone?
Brace yourself ladies: he is. Between the time I interviewed him for the story and the time it ran, he had resumed dating a former girlfriend. And although he’s very flattered and intrigued by the attention he’s getting from others, he wants to give this a chance. That’s what decent guys do.
If other bachelors reading this post wonder how to attract quality women, I’d say a whole-house remodel and second-story addition with about 100 square feet of empty closet space is a good place to start.
(Photo: Kathy Price-Robinson)