The Herald Bulletin

March 1, 2010

Bachelor: Steffan dreams of marriage

Car salesman named county’s Best Bachelor

By Aleasha Sandley, Herald Bulletin Staff Writer

ANDERSON, Ind. — Car salesman Rob Steffan considers himself a well-rounded man.

The 48-year-old has a good job at Myers Autoworld, owns a home in Anderson’s historic district and likes to golf, read and cook. He also never has been married.

Steffan was voted Madison County’s Best Bachelor in The Herald Bulletin’s annual public poll.

“It’s thrilling,” he said. “I’m flattered. I think a lot of my votes have come from people I’ve met while working (at Myers).”

Steffan has worked at the auto dealer since June. He said he didn’t know who originally nominated him for Best Bachelor.

“It must be a secret admirer,” he said.

Steffan came to Anderson in 1997 from Wisconsin, first working as an assistant golf pro at the Anderson Country Club. He has a degree in radio/TV/film from Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis) in Tennessee, where he attended on a golf scholarship.

The avid golfer was engaged once, in 1995, when his long-distance fiancee broke up with him two weeks before the wedding.

“She decided her career was more important,” he said. “She was the love of my life and I haven’t really found anyone that could replace her yet.”

Although his friends have set him up on blind dates, Steffan hasn’t met the right woman yet, he said. He still has plans to raise a family.

“That’s a must. I really want to keep my name going. I don’t think I’m that flexible” on traits in a future wife, he said. “I don’t think I have anything etched in stone.”

Steffan said he would bring companionship to a marriage as a fun-loving, caring person, and that a marriage would be a welcome change for him.

“The longer you go, though, it would be an unbelievable life change to make that commitment to get married,” he said. “I’m a throwback. I believe in chivalry. I believe when I say ‘I do’ it’s forever.”

Contact Aleasha Sandley: 640-4805,