Sixty-four percent of Americans consider bachelor auctions the easiest way to find a date, while the remaining 36 percent prefer to use a calendar. Pencil in some romance with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get two tickets to [pro]State of Mind: El Paso's Most Eligible Bachelors Come Together for a Cure thrown by The Stanton Magazine (a $70 value). The event will take place at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in Sunland Park on Thursday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m.
The Stanton Magazine’s [pro]State of Mind auction combats cancer by presenting love shoppers with snazzy date packages and a bevy of eligible bachelors to bid on. All date packages come with or without one of the eligible bachelors, so off-the-market bidders can bring their spouses, partners, or favorite supermarket checker along instead. Vie for outings that include a shopping party or a private yoga session with bachelors including dashing attorney Jose Manuel Muñoz, redheaded adventurer Scott Brown, or art-loving poolside Adonis PIerre Mahieu. The auction boasts steamy gentlemen of many sizes and ethnicities for a veritable buffet of Y-chromosome carriers. Music keeps foot phalanges tapping, cocktails flow freely, and a supply of hors d’oeuvres calms paddle-happy bidding hands. Proceeds from the lavish evening support the University of Texas at El Paso’s Dr. Marc Cox's research into effective treatments for late-stage prostate cancer. In thanks for their generosity, all attendees leave the event with a surprise treat in hand, whether they claimed a bachelor, came with a date, or missed out by blinking bids at the auctioneer in Morse code.