Money Manners

Change is good

Note: This story originally appeared Sunday, December 4, 2005

Good morning, dating makeover people!

OK, well, we couldn't afford Ty Pennington or his extreme bullhorn, but that didn't keep us from giving makeovers to six Kansas City area singles.

We're talking dating makeovers here. Two weeks ago in FYI, we introduced you to our six subjects, all of whom find themselves frustrated at dating. Today you'll learn what happened when each met with a dating coach and was given an assignment or two. Some of them actually went out on dates - and we were there.

Finding that certain someone can take a lot of work. It's an ongoing process. Angie, Carolyn, Ronnetta, Ryan E., Ryan L. and Tony are on that road. We wish them well - and appreciate them sharing their stories with us.

Go to the video

Check out video clips of some of our makeover subjects at; click the Kiss & Tell logo. You'll see:

Action from Carolyn Bordner's three mini-dates.

A guaranteed conversation-starter from Angie Johnson.

Ryan Livengood working the Brooksider.

...and more.

Inside today

Remember the two guys who proposed in the paper last week? Here's what happened. Page F-5

Some positive words on single life. Page F-5

One more mini-makeover. Page F-4

Dating tips from the experts. Page F-5

Time to say goodnight

Today's stories wrap up The Star's Kiss & Tell dating series. You'll still see occasional stories on dating and the single life in FYI, though. If you have an idea for a future story, or comments on this series, drop us a line at

Meanwhile, the Kiss & Tell page at will remain up, and we'll continue to add fresh content. That's also where you'll find previous stories in the series.