AGE: 25 GIG: Co-host of Kyle & Rachel in the Morning on RadioNOW THE LOVE LINES ARE OPEN: Bogle, a former Miss Indiana contestant, always has advice for her fellow singletons—and her quarterback crush. CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT: In 2011, the radio host won Playboy’s International Girl of Golf contest, an honor that included a trip to the Mansion. She declined a photo shoot.
I was in a club, and this woman recognized me and pulled me aside. She had just gone through a divorce and wanted my thoughts on this monumental event in her life. I was overwhelmed but also sort of flattered that she had connected with me so much.
Half the show is me talking about my failed dating life.
A guy took me go-kart racing once. That was one of my favorite dates, actually. I like that out-of-the-box kind of stuff.
It doesn’t have to be something out of The Bachelor. We don’t need a helicopter on top of a mountain. Just something that says you put thought into it.
Don’t take a girl to a bar or a club. That just screams “I want to get multiple drinks in your system to up my chances of taking you home.” And that’s not a good guy.
I’ve been alone on Valentine’s Day for the past few years. You can’t sweat it. If the most important people in your life on Valentine’s Day are your girlfriends, then go out with your girlfriends. Dress super-hot, have some wine, listen to Taylor Swift.
I’m from Gnawbone, in Brown County. We had several acres of wooded land, hills, creeks, and all that. I was that dirty little kid climbing trees.
Honey Boo Boo has nothing on me.
I wrote him a love letter and read it over the air. I really hope someone lets him know that his wife lives in Indianapolis, and he just hasn’t met me yet.
—as told to Julia Spalding
RACHEL’S DREAM DATES
“Go ice-skating at Pan Am Plaza. You don’t have to be a pro to have fun. In fact, the worse you are, the more entertaining it will be. One time, me and my guy went to a rink, plugged an iPod into the sound system, and jammed out to ridiculous music like Justin Bieber.”
“Brown County is one of the most romantic mini-getaways in the region. Some of the best stores are in what look like hidden alleyways. You must go to the tasting room for Brown County Winery. Finish the night with dinner and drinks at Big Woods Brewing Company.”
“Do something that’s not typical. One of my most memorable dates included a trip to Fastimes Indoor Karting, where we battled it out while wearing race suits, helmets, and the whole get-up. It was a great icebreaker, and he was a good sport when I left him in my dust.”
Photo by Tony Valainis
This article appeared in the February 2013 issue.