"There just aren't any men in Charlotte!" I've whined to my almost exclusively coupled up circle of friends, as they nod in mock sympathy. Clearly, I need to find a new brood of single ladies to commiserate with.
Birds of a perennially single feather such as myself would be wise to flock to the Deltas of Charlotte Foundation Bachelor Auction.
The event includes a Silent and Live Auction. During the Silent Auction, bidders can select from an assortment of items such as themed baskets, artwork or jewelry. But it's the Live Auction that's likely to keep us on our toes.
During the Live Auction, ladies have the opportunity to bid on a date with one of Charlotte's eligible bachelors, ranging in age from 25 to 65. DOCF promises a "someone for everyone" selection of gentlemen, with plenty of diversity in culture, careers and personality. The bid also includes a package consisting of various items such as gift certificates for dinner for two, spa services, and a variety of activities. The proceeds will support scholarships for college-bound women and to DOCF's mentorship programs, Delta Academy and Delta G.E.M.S.
You can mingle with your new beau at the Official Bachelor Auction after-party, at Blue Restaurant.
DOCF suggests interested parties buy their tickets ASAP, as a sold-out event is likely.
$25. Saturday, May 5. 6 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St.
Sunday is Valentines Day and if youve waited until the last minute to plan something for your beloved, you suck.
Lucky for you last minute lovers, Creative Loafing has compiled a list of things to do on this Hallmark day of love that may keep you out of the doghouse and in the bed.
Finding the marriage you want, Sunday
"That's Amore!" Valentine's Dance, Saturday
Anti-Valentines Day Speed Dating, Friday
Lock and Key Party at Suite, Friday
Happy Valentines Day at Scorpios, Sunday
Valentines Day Affair, 2010, Saturday
The VIP Valentines Day Affair, Saturday
Hearts and Tarts Ball, Friday
Valentines Day at The Mens Club, Friday and Saturday
I Kissed a girl and I liked it FLO Party, Sunday
Cupid and Canines, Friday
I Do II, Celebration of Love and Life, Saturday
The Hottest Valentines Day Party, Saturday
Heart of Hope Valentines Day Celebration, Saturday
The Sweetheart Package at Chima, Sunday
Hearts and Pin Ups, Saturday
Love Hate Party, Saturday
Love Sux Party, Saturday
Sweetheart Tours at Latta Plantation, Saturday and Sunday
Valentines Burning, Saturday
52nd Annual Greater Charlotte Heart Ball, Saturday
PlayDate Valentines Edition, Saturday
Boris Kodjoes second annual Valentines Party, Saturday
Mars Vs. Venus at Club Ice, Saturday
Laugh with Aisha Tyler, Saturday and Sunday
Goodie Mob concert at Amoss SouthEnd, Sunday
Ninth annual Bartenders Ball, Sunday
Celebrate love and the Chinese new year, Sunday
Valentines Special at t1tapas, through Sunday
Here are the five best events to get you hot and bothered with or without a date going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Feb. 11, 2010 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
Guaguanco at Halo
College Night at Bar Charlotte
Galactic at Visulite Theater
Champagne Thursday at Club Onyx
VIP dances at Leather and Lace SouthEnd
Charlotte, you're wonderful. So what the Panther didn't make it to the Super Bowl. This city still knew how to party. Since I didn't care who won the big game, however, here is an obligatory Who DAT, I decided to check out some of the strip clubs that had Super Bowl parties.
First stop, Club Onyx.
What was lovely about this party was the price. Free before 8 p.m. Let's call Onyx the pregame stop.
Next stop was Uptown Cabaret. This place knew what people came for and it wasn't the snooze fest called Super Bowl Halftime starring the Who. The volume went down, and the entertainers did their thing.
Final stop was The Men's Club, which I am convinced is Charlotte's best sports bar. The Men's Club has the best sights whether you want to watch the game or the dancers. And the foot was great.
So next year if your team doesn't make the Super Bowl, don't fret. Don't sit at home or go to your annoying friend's house to munch on horrible food. Go to a Charlotte strip club and watch the game and get a lap dance.
So, your relationship has changed and not for the better.
Sorry, Charlie, you're about to get dumped.
If you take heed to the warning signs, especially these offered by the good people at Your Tango, you can make the most of the end of your relationship.
Since you and your mate are about to break up, why not talk your other half into doing that sex thing you've always been afraid to ask him or her to do. This might even save your relationship, because one of the signs of the end of your relationship is:
Breakup Warning Sign #4: The level of physical intimacy has dropped to an all-time low
When your partner takes "physical distancing" to the next level, you will notice that the loving physical contact (cuddling, massages, foreplay, etc.) has almost disappeared completely. I firmly believe that the level of intimacy in your relationship says a lot about the strength of your romantic connection. Loving physical contact is one of the most powerful ways of connecting with someone and when it starts to vanish from a relationship, it acts like a crack in the ceiling that allows the rain to start coming through.
I'd also like to point out that it's quite normal for your bedroom routine to vary over time due to numerous factors, but if you find that your man has stopped making advances altogether, this is usually a sign that there is something seriously wrong in the relationship. It's even worse when he resists of all of your advances, as well.
Shying away from physical contact is a tactic frequently used by women to maintain a level of power in the relationship. But when men do this, it's usually because they are losing interest or have someone else on the side.
But when you notice the signs of a break up, is it best to heed them and end the relationship or do you fight for your love?
I say, cut your losses and move on. Bonnie Raitt said it best, I can't make you love me.
Looking for some sick puppies to hang out with this Halloween?
Want to go to a party that isn't the regular old bankers dressed in the same costume?
Then you need to go to the CarnEvil party at Amos' South End.
Here's the e-mail they sent:
CarnEVIL: The Weirdest Party in Charlotte
A visual spectacle of people watching, performance troupes, bands, DJs, fire spinners, baby-toss, lights, projections, provocative patron ensembles (you decide), and just weird and eccentric people. This is the 14th iteration of an event that always carries with it many community elements. The event is put on by volunteers and money is always raised for a good cause or causes.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.carnevil.org or at the door.
Saturday, October 31st, 2009
Doors Open at 8 p.m.
- I command you to attend Listen to ME!! Hooga-booga*@%$*#(^%#$%@!
- To get your freak on Do it!
- Do Halloween, Proper-like
- Have you honestly had the best time of your life yet?
- Just because. (Because I said so.)
- Circus Freaks
- Fire Spinners
- Satan a.k.a George W. Bush
- Sexy Ghoulfriends
- Sick Puppies
1423 South Tryon
Here are the five best events to get you hot and bothered with or without a date going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, August 13, 2009 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
Campfire at The McDowell Nature Center.
Kick Ass Lunch at The Men's Club.
Two for One VIP dances at The Carousel club.
Pure Latin Ecstasy at Halo.
Thursday night pool party.
Here are the five best events to get you hot and bothered with or without a date going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, July 17, 2009 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
Get the party started at breakfast at The Men's Club.
PJs and Tini reggae party.
Charlotte's Happiest Happy Hour at The Uptown Cabaret.
Bikers and Babes at The Estate.
The Diversity Den, located at 160 Concord Commons Drive, wants you to dance the Argentine Tango.
Every Tuesday night, dancers and wanna be dancers come together and learn the tango from instructor Greg Gershowitz.
So, what is the Argentine Tango?
Well, it's not hiking the Appalachian Trail -- Mark Sanford.
It's more of a social dance than the regular tango.
According to Wikipedia:
Argentine tango is danced in an embrace that can vary from very open, in which leader and follower connect at arms length, to very closed, in which the connection is chest-to-chest, or anywhere in between. Close embrace is often associated with the more traditional styles, while open embrace leaves room for many of the embellishments and figures that are associated with tango nuevo.
And that makes this dance sexy and great way to feel up on your partner without getting slapped. At the Diversity Den, you don't need a dance partner, so if you're looking for a bit of a summer romance, here's your chance to meet someone new.
And if you and your mate are tired of the same old dates -- you know, dinner, movie and bedroom -- then here's something new and exciting to try.
For some women, chocolate is better than sex. But can you get sex if you eat a lot of chocolate? Perhaps.
Why don't you find out at this chocolate and wine tasting event. (Click on flyer below for all the info.)