Of course living in Denver for 33 years I realize and know that there are a majority of Denverites who ski, moved here for that reason and are obsessed with it.  But Colorado has varied weather all year round which attributes to residents loving all sorts of activities.  And we even have very warm summers regularly.

So when a new client joins Bon Jour Matchmaking Service and we go through a 5 page questionnaire filled with information on background, education, compatibility preferences, etc. and that new client will ONLY view profiles of people who ski…do I need to say more about why they are still single?  This is why according to 5280 Magazine it is so hard to date in Denver.  I can tell you that people who come in here focused on ONE criteria to the exception of all else are not the successful ones who reach their ultimate goal.  They may meet people who fit that but there is so much more to a marriage or partnership than one aspect, especially as a couple ages.

Especially people who are more “mature” in age.  With friends and clients I’ve seen time and time again where someone was an avid skier and exactly because of that ended up blowing out their knee(s) or some other permanent injury and can no longer ski.  So if your entire criteria, for the most part, is based on do they ski or do they climb fourteeners or whatever hobby you are obsessed with without considering many more important, deeper factors/personality traits, i.e. loyalty, kindness, consideration, honesty, compatibility in other more in-depth areas, this is not a relationship that is going to last.  And I am in the business of facilitating unions to go the distance.

REMEMBER:  Hobbies and interests can be cultivated.  Morals and values are the basis of a strong, long lasting relationship and will take it the long haul.  Also, you can’t ski here in the summer, so then what?  Don’t sell Colorado short, there are tons of things to do here besides ski.

Published by Michele "the Matchmaker" Fields

I have been a professional Matchmaker for 34 years in Denver, CO. My service, Bon Jour Matchmaking Service, has facilitated 300+ marriages of 600+ Colorado Front Range singles through hand holding, personalized matchmaking. For more information go to

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