J&H to auction off dates

Single students have the chance to auction themselves off or bid on someone to date on Feb. 25.

The risk of rejection weighs heavily on an individual’s confidence when he or she asks another out. With a little cash, however, you just might find exactly what you’re looking for without risking rejection.

Johnson & Hardwick Senate is taking Cupid’s wings and trying to spread some love with a date auction Feb. 25 at 8:30 p.m.

Though Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, some Temple students are not feeling love in the air.
“A guy broke up with me because I wasn’t interesting enough to talk to,” freshman marketing major Jonathan Heberlig said.

“A guy broke up with me and told me he was gay,” said freshman journalism major Theresa Regan.

Rejection for freshman finance major Alexander Jones came in written form.

“I asked a girl on a date, and she had just written a note her friend to give to me to tell me that ‘I just don’t think this is what you’re looking for,’” Jones said.

Hoping to open women’s hearts and, more importantly, their wallets, Philip Schorr said he volunteered to be a date in the auction to inform women at Temple that he is available.

“I’m basically participating to help J&H raise money,” the undeclared freshman said, “but also to help the women who are too shy to come up to me and give them an opportunity to go on a date with me.”
J&H Senate, which is hosting the event, bridges the gap between the two buildings by planning activities, working on community service projects and holding talent shows and movie nights. The Senate also raises money to send residents on trips into the city.

The idea of a date auction was suggested by a current resident during a general meeting. The meetings are held in the building’s basement every Monday at 8:30 p.m.

“At Senate meetings, we basically discuss and plan fun events for J&H residents,” said Zenas Walelo, treasurer of the J&H Senate and a freshman civil engineering major.

After the auction, there will be food and live entertainment for students to meet and plan outings with their dates. Auction attendees can also meet other single students.

J&H residents can volunteer to auction themselves off. In addition to helping out their residential community, volunteers will each receive a gift certificate to Saxbys Coffee.

If you are still apprehensive about attending the event, proceeds will benefit breast cancer research.

Matt Petrillo can be reached at mattp@temple.edu.

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