Airmen compete in 'Love Match' game at Detour

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  • By Airman Cortney Hansen
  • 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs
Valentine's Day is the one day a year when couples can express their feelings for each other with a dramatic display of flowers, stuffed bears and the oh-so-famous box of chocolates. So, what about the people who don't have anyone to share this day with?

Several Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen gathered at the Detour Feb. 14, for the first ever "Love Match" Valentine's game. The game consisted of eight contestants - four females and four males - each of whom exchanged questions with each other behind a curtain. After several questions, a male and female would be eliminated based on a majority vote from the opposite sex, until there left one male and one female.

"It was something different to do - something to get to know somebody and even if it's to get to know friends more, it's interesting," said Airman 1st Class Tealyr Strunk, a 341st Missile Security Forces member and contestant.

"It was good, and really fun," added Senior Airman Jonathan Costa, a 341st MSFS member and contestant. "I'm a little bit too shy for a game like that, but it worked out."

Some questions included: describe your dream girl; who's your Hollywood crush; if you were a car what type of car would you be; and many others, but the highlight of the game was the answer to the question 'where would you take a girl out on a first date?' Airman 1st Class Daniel Northern, a 741st Missile Security Forces member and contestant, surprised everyone by answering Burger King, with a secondary choice of McDonalds.

"The reaction that the contestants were emitting when they were getting the questions answered were really fun to watch," said Airman Carlos Velez, a 341st Security Forces Squadron member and host of The Detour's Love Match. "After seeing this, I kind of want to try it."

All eight contestants and the host of the game are all going out for a dinner sponsored by the Detour Feb. 25 for their participation.

"I'm pretty excited for the dinner," said Airman 1st Class Alexandra Cervantes, a 341st MSFS member and contestant. "I like to meet new people."

Overall, the game went well and the Detour is making plans for an improved Love Match game for next Valentine's Day.