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What 8 Men Want for Valentine’s Day

Monday is Valentine’s Day.

Is it a holiday just for women? I beg to differ.

That’s why I went on a mission in downtown Noblesville to find men to tell us how they really want to spend Valentine’s Day.

Here’s what these eight men said:

Alexander Glaser

Name: Alexander Glaser

Age: 21.

City: Fishers.

Occupation: Insurance expert at Andrew Cornelius Allstate Insurance.

Where found: Working at his job on the north side of the Square.

Wants for Valentine’s Day: “To see my girlfriend (of two years) who’s off in law school in St. Louis. I’m going to have that happen; So I’m excited about it. She’s coming up. We’re going to have a nice meal. I’m going to get her some flowers and just show her that I really appreciate her and care about her and spend time with her, because she and I are both working hard toward a goal in life to be happy.”

Shwa Hall

Name: Shwa Hall

Age: 24.

City: Fishers.

Occupation: Cafe manager at Noble Coffee & Tea.

Where found: Working at his job on the east side of the Square.

Wants for Valentine’s Day: “I would love a book or a movie for Valentine’s Day. I really like any books that are philosophical in nature or I also like science fiction and fantasy. Moviewise, I like anything, dramas, comedies, it doesn’t matter to me. I love going to the movies.”

Brian Harvey

Name: Brian Harvey

Age: 45.

City: Westfield

Occupation: Depending on the day, therapist or songwriter.

Where found: Noble Coffee & Tea on the east side of the Square.

Wants for Valentine’s Day: “A shoulder rub … I have a date planned for my wife (Mandy) and I. We’re going to do a restaurant she’s been wanting to go to. I wanted to take her to a pottery place, but they were all booked. So I’m taking her ax throwing; we’ll see if it’s fun. She’s pretty competitive. If I start to beat her, the night might not go well. That’s my biggest concern at the moment.”

Mark Heirbrandt

Name: Mark Heirbrandt

Age: 57.

City: Westfield.

Occupation: Hamilton County Commissioner, District 3, since 2013.

Where found: At work in his office at the Hamilton County Government & Judicial Center on the west side of the Square.

Wants for Valentine’s Day:  “We’ll go spend Valentine’s Day with my mom.”

Joshua Kocher

Name: Joshua Kocher

Age: 42.

City: Noblesville.

Occupation: Deputy prosecutor supervisor of Superior Courts 4, 5 and 6.

Where found: At work in the Prosecutor’s Office at the Hamilton County Government & Judicial Center.

Wants for Valentine’s Day: “I would like to spend Valentine’s Day with my beautiful wife (Carol) and my two lovely daughters (Miriam, 10, and Viviana, 14). I’m probably going to make some kind of nice dinner for them for Monday night. Me and my wife are going to do dinner at Tucci’s. the new Italian place in Carmel, on Saturday night, just the two of us. My joking response is I’d like to have the Colts in the Super Bowl.”

Greg Norton

Name: Greg Norton

Age: 36.

City: Noblesville.

Occupation: Account executive at Salesforce. It’s all just work from home. If I can’t travel down south, I am in the coffee shop or in my home office.

Where found: Noble Coffee & Tea.

Wants for Valentine’s Day: “A nice steak dinner. Nothing fancy. For the kids (Liam, just about 5, Luca, just turned 3) to be pretty chilled for the most part, and just the wife (Jill) and I enjoying company.”

Bill Prater

Name: Bill Prater

Age: 71.

City: Noblesville.

Occupation: Owner of Kirk Hardware on the Square.

Where found: Working at his store.

Wants for Valentine’s Day: “Seeing the boys this weekend. That’s what fun we’ll have. On Monday, I’ll be here (working) with the Valentine (wife Carrie). We just celebrated 50 years in November.”

Dan Stevens

Name: Dan Stevens

Age: 70.

City: Noblesville.

Occupation: Director of Administration for Hamilton County Commissioners of 13 years.

Where found: At work at the Hamilton County Government & Judicial Center.

Wants for Valentine’s Day “I’d like Mother Nature to give us lots of sunshine during the day and a nice, quiet dinner with my wife.”

– Contact Betsy Reason at betsy@thetimes24-7.com.