By Carla Jean Whitley
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, but it’s not too late to find a date. During January and February, The Cullman Times accepted nominations for the county’s most eligible bachelors. After contacting a selection of five nominees, The Times asked the men what they enjoy and what makes them crazy so that you don’t have to.
Cullman County, meet some of your most eligible bachelors.
Name: Scottie Waldrep
Job: Assistant manager at Colonial Finance
Pet peeves: Being late, lazy and untrustworthy
What would you absolutely not tolerate in a potential date? I will not tolerate someone that is not considerate.
Hobbies: Working out, hanging out with friends
What will you be doing on Valentine’s Day? Spending time at the gym.
Why are you single? Recently divorced in October. Just looking for that right companion, I guess.
Why would you say you’re one of Cullman County’s most eligible bachelors? ‘Cause I have the personality. I’m looking for someone to spend time with and spoil.
Nominated by: Gerri Snider, his boss
Why she thinks he’s a catch: “First off, he’s so good looking. Second off, he’s got the sweetest personality. He’s just aiming to please.”
Name: Ryan Church
Residence: Crane Hill
Job: State trooper
Pet peeves: Somebody that’s stuck on themselves
What would you absolutely not tolerate in a date? Probably my date being rude to people serving us
Hobbies: Wakeboarding, snow boarding, pretty much anything outdoors, I kind of dabble in everything
What will you be doing on Valentine’s Day? I haven’t figured it out yet. I’m actually off. I’ll actually probably be tagging along with a married couple, hanging out with them.
Why are you single? I haven’t met the right girl yet. I’m a state trooper and I live in Cullman, but I’m not from here.
Why would you say you’re one of Cullman County’s most eligible bachelors? I’ve got no baggage. I have a good job.
Nominated by: Scottie Waldrep, his friend
Why he says he’s a catch: “He’s just got an all-around nice personality. He’s a good gentleman guy.”
Name: David York
Job: Business and safety consultant at Transpor-tation Compliance Group
Pet peeves: Relationship games. I’ve had enough of that over the years. Dishonesty.
What would you absolutely not tolerate in a date? I sure wouldn’t like somebody that wouldn’t open up and be honest, whether we’re hitting it off or not. I’ve got a lot of good friends that might’ve started off as a date but ended up as friends. But if you’re not communicating, you might miss an opportunity there.
Hobbies: Alabama football, golf, swimming, hanging out at the lake
What will you be doing on Valentine’s Day? Working
Why are you single? I guess I just haven’t found the right person yet.
Why would you say you’re one of Cullman County’s most eligible bachelors? I’m a happy person, enjoyable to be around.
Nominated by: Amy Liddell, his friend
Why she says he’s a catch: “David will be the perfect boyfriend, soul mate and husband for the girl who can win his heart. He is one of the kindest, most caring, compassionate, passionate, big-hearted romantics around. His outgoing, friendly personality make him well-liked by everyone he comes into contact with.”
Name: Vann Lyle
Residence: West Point
Job: Route manager at Walker’s Wholesale
Pet Peeves: Lazy people, you’ve got to be on time
What would you absolutely not tolerate in a date? No conversation, silence
Hobbies: I like roller blading, ice skating, spending time with my family
What will you be doing on Valentine’s Day? Working (laugh). Just being with my family. I sell thousands and thousands of roses this time of year, but have no one to give them to.
Why are you single? It goes back to those pet peeves thing, I guess. I don’t know. I’ve got a 12 year old daughter, well, she just turned 13. I spend a lot of time with her, so I guess that kind of limits me in meeting somebody.
Why would you say you’re one of Cullman County’s most eligible bachelors? I’m considerate. I’ve got high morals. I’m a good guy.
Nominated by: Erin Phillips, his sister
Why she says he’s a catch: “He’s 41, but he looks 30. He’s extremely good looking. He’s an awesome dad.”
Name: Greg Patterson
Residence: Dodge City
Job: Food World, full time, dairy department
Pet peeves: Bad manners
What would you absolutely not tolerate in a date: My date getting drunk.
Hobbies: I like to ride bikes, I like to swim, I like to just take a walk, I like to go dancing a lot.
What will you be doing on Valentine’s Day? I’ll probably be working, it being Tuesday and all
Why are you single? I don’t know.
Why would you say you’re one of Cullman County’s most eligible bachelors? ‘Cause I’m reasonably responsible and I’m stable.
Nominated by: Shawn Edmiston, his friend
Why she says he’s a catch: “He is tall with beautiful blue eyes. He is 43 years old, never married and no children, and owns his own house. He has a strong faith in God and has a stable job with Food World here in Cullman, having been with the company for the past 25 years.”
Editor’s note: Valentine’s Day may soon be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t acknowledge Cullman County’s most eligible bachelorettes, as well. Call Lifestyle Editor Carla Jean Whitley at (256) 734-2131 ext. 224 or e-mail her at email@example.com with your nominations. Include why you think she’ll make a great catch and how we can get in touch with her. Nominations are due by Feb. 28.
By Carla Jean Whitley