Bid on a Bachelor for Valentine’s Day - NBC 7 San Diego

Bid on a Bachelor for Valentine’s Day

Calling all single ladies!



    Ladies looking for love might want to swing by Andaz this Valentine’s Day. The swanky downtown wine bar and nightclub is where more than a dozen bachelors will be participating in a date auction – giving you the chance to go out with one of San Diego’s most eligible men.

    The Valentine’s Day auction has 12 swoon-worthy guys who are career-driven, ambitious and live in America’s Finest City. Winners of the bachelor bid will be whisked away on a pre-coordinated, complimentary date the following week with their lucky man.

    One particular bachelor might catch your eye. Christopher Lynch, 27, was voted Cosmopolitan magazine’s “Bachelor of the Year” in 2011.  The blue-eyed San Diego State University alum works at OEX Dive Shop in La Jolla, where he is a co-owner.

    What makes this event even dreamier? It’s for charity. All proceeds from the auction benefit Go Red for Women, an The American Heart Association health campaign.

    Valentine's Bachelor Auction

    [DGO]Valentine's Bachelor Auction
    Whitney Southwick interviews three guys who will be auctioned off on Valentine's Day to benefit the Go Red for Women campaign.
    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013)

    A few of the bachelors willing to stand up in front of a crowd of single women with money to spend stopped by NBC 7 Midday Tuesday to promote the event.

    Personal trainer Terry Placker admitted having a few nerves about participating in the auction.

    “Hopefully I go for more than Monopoly money,” he said.

    Mike Barry, a concierge, said he got a last-minute text and was “roped in” but even so, said he was happy to support the cause.

    “I don’t think there’s any embarrassment, it’s all for a good cause,” added bachelor Thomas Lawson who serves in the U.S. Navy.

    The event kicks off with a cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Andaz Wine Bar, followed by the auction at Ivy Nightclub at 8 p.m. Attendees will also receive complimentary admission into the after party at Ivy Nightclub beginning at 9 p.m.

    Get to know the bachelors at the website and for admission to the 21+ event, email

    So what are you waiting for? Gather your girls and make it a Valentine's Day you'll never forget.

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