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A Shot in the Dark: Who should go on a date with the June bachelor?

Mary Beth Thomsen's column "Shot in the Dark" on

Wednesday June 8, 2005

Finally, all the hype I have been creating around the June column can be let loose!

I like to consider this month's bachelor a "quasi-celebrity" (my definition: if you Google someone's name and they have an entire page of results) in the Richmond business community. His name is Jim Roman and if you are a member of Business Networking International or frequent the Chamber of Commerce, he doesn't need an introduction.

If you don't fall into those categories, allow me to introduce this month's bachelor.

I attended a networking function at the Chamber and Jim was leading the event. I was so taken back by his charisma and presence in the room that once I got the all clear (no wedding ring), I knew I had to approach him for the column. Luckily he is a good sport and said he would give it a shot . . . in the dark.

I had to ask Jim what I figured everyone would want to know: why agree to participate in a dating column when you are so well-connected and recognized in Richmond?

"People for some reason assume that I have a girlfriend or that I'm not available," he said. "So although people may think I have all of these women who approach me, in actuality, that often doesn't happen. I am at a point in my life where I want to share it with someone. This column is putting me out there and I figured I'd give it a try."

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