I met Sandy, my significant other, in kindergarten. We attended a parochial school together. Then we were classmates at a public high school—we even went to the freshman dance together. But, it was a friendship more than an infatuation, and as happens with many high school friendships, it was laid aside at the end of our school days. Sandy attended one college, and I went to another.
I have a childhood friend who for years has said she wishes her parents just would arrange a marriage for her because dating and breakups get old fast. She’s joking, but she’s joking in that way that she’s also a little bit serious.
Five years ago, I became good friends with a gentleman in my beginner dance class. We had good dance chemistry, so we would go to multiple classes and open dance sessions each week. We weren’t “together,” but we’d check in and see if the other person was going and dance with each other frequently.
This issue of About magazine features some of the area’s most eligible singles. Maybe soon each will find that certain someone to create a dynamic couple. But that’s on a personal level. What about on the professional level?
I’m at the age that some of my friends are married, many are engaged or in a serious relationship, and some are still out there on the dating scene. Hearing from them and how their dating experiences were/are is a bit frightening to me.
One of Stark County’s past most eligible singles recently tied the knot. Stark County Common Pleas Judge Frank Forchione married Rachel Lewis on October 24 at Skyland Pines. And the newlyweds couldn’t be happier.
Mia Morning gave a knowing chuckle when asked about her appearance in About’s 2011 Most Eligible Singles issue. “It was fun and kind of cool being in a magazine, and the article was very well written,” she said. “It made me feel special and popular.”
Sorry, guys—one of Stark County’s previous most eligible singles is off the market. Stephanie Gallagher, a member of About magazine’s fourth class of eligible singles in 2013, has found love in Jeff Watzman, a 2004 Jackson High School graduate.