Ben: It was a somewhat superficial conversation, just because how detailed questions can you ask somebody you just met? We took our sweet time having dinner. There was a little bit of difficulty in getting the conversation going, which I imagine is just a fact of our being on a blind date. I was trying to push it along but trying not to be acting like it was some kind of interrogation. Things loosened up a little bit after we got through [a] bottle of wine. She asked me what was the craziest thing I’d ever done. And I told her that I had directed traffic once, naked. When I was in college a big hurricane had knocked out all the power, and [my friends and I] ran out without our clothes on, and as good citizens we helped cars get through the intersection. I can’t honestly remember what her story was. It was not directing traffic naked.
Anh: It wasn’t so crazy, but the drunkest I’ve ever gotten was right before college graduation. My friends and I threw a toga party. I keep the first date light and fun, nothing serious. Because you never know; I might disagree with you on a serious topic, so I sort of avoid those on a first date. Flirting, no. I’m the worst flirt there is. I’m not a girly girl. I like to look pretty and whatnot, but I’m very bad at acting flirty; I’m very blunt and to the point. He suggested [going across the street for another drink]. I was pleased that he suggested it. I guess we knew each other better at that point. We were more comfortable with one another.