Jenice Armstrong: It's Sexy Singles time again

Nicolette Brycki was one of the a Sexy Singles last year.
Nicolette Brycki was one of the a Sexy Singles last year. (ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / Staff photographer)
Posted: June 22, 2011

MAYBE YOU'VE been wondering what's going on with this year's Sexy Single roundup.

It has taken a little longer to get this popular annual feature organized because we intend to take it to another level for 2011.

Yeah, buddy, we're upping the sexy quotient even higher and adding a few elements as well. All will be revealed in due time. Look for this year's Sexy Singles lineup to be announced in September.

Meanwhile, we're narrowing our list of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, but we're still recruiting. So, if you've got it going on, send us your photo or that of the hot guy (or gal) in the next cubicle. Don't wait. Do it now, because we're going to make our decision at the end of this month.

What are we looking for? We want unattached adults from the tristate area who look hot but also have that indefinable "it" factor. You know what I'm talking about. For some guys, it might be their swagger or their overall approach to life. Or maybe it's a woman who's a standout not only because of her killer looks but also because of all the good deeds she performs in her community. Sexiness, after all, is totally subjective.

But one thing is not subjective and that is what constitutes "single."

We define single as unmarried, OK? So, you can be dating or be in a romantic relationship, but please don't apply if you're engaged or cohabitating. That's just wrong. Beyond that, all are welcome to enter. We want a diverse pool of applicants of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientation.

To be included, those selected must be available to participate in a photo shoot and agree to have their picture published in the Daily News and on philly.com. And if they're willing to make an appearance at the annual Sexy Single party, that's even better.

Applying is easy. Just email your photo to sexysingles@phillynews.com. Include a bio or a resume, as well as a line or two about why you think you should be selected. You also can mail a photo the old-fashioned way. Send it to:

Sexy Singles

Philadelphia Daily News

400 N. Broad St.

Phila., PA 19130.

Photos will not be returned.

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While we're on the subject of what's sexy, a new study says that three out of four women wouldn't marry an unemployed man.

Before you go and label them gold-diggers, consider that 65 percent of the female respondents to the same survey by ForbesWoman and YourTango.com also said that they wouldn't marry if they themselves were unemployed.

Makes good sense to me, especially since money is one of the biggest issues couples fight about.

But there's a big difference between a guy who is between jobs and one who's a bum, and by that I mean a man who's chronically unemployed. You know the type, the lie-arounds who always have a lame excuse as to why they're not bringing in a paycheck.

"It goes back to the classic notion of no money, no honey," Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, told Forbes.com.

"When men are not gainfully employed, couples are often unwilling to move forward to that next step."

All this, though, doesn't mean that women place pragmatism over love.

According to the survey, a whopping 91 percent of respondents say that, ultimately, they would choose to marry for love over money. But it sure helps if you can manage to have both.

Reuters contributed to this report.

Send email to heyjen@phillynews.com. My blog: www.philly.com/HeyJen.

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