Jennifer: He said a lot of things that I didn’t expect from, well, really anyone I’d go on a date with. That’s a good thing. Like he’s writing a book, just for fun, or that he likes Tori Amos, or that he just read a book about veganism and it’s really caused him to rethink what he eats. I am definitely very intrigued by him, but there were not necessarily romantic sparks. This was not a very flirty date.
Duane: I don’t know how I feel [about her, romantically]. I was telling her that I’m at the point where I’m not just dating to be dating. The next girl that I date I plan on marrying, so there’s got to be more than a spark — there’s got to be a nuclear blast. I definitely want to hang out with her. [But] I don’t want to mislead her.
Jennifer: That says to me, right off the bat, there’s nothing there. I kind of take it personally, like, how does he know already? I’m of the mind-set that the chemistry is there or not. [But] I don’t think you have to have instant chemistry. I usually give it three or four days.
Duane: We left around 9:30, which
is pretty late for me. I’m usually in bed by 10.
Jennifer: We hugged, and I said, “Why don’t we exchange numbers?” And we did. He texted me as soon as he was in the car: “Whaddya think?” I said I had a great time. He said, “As did I.” I texted I’d like to do it again sometime. He said, “Definitely.”
Duane: Our date couldn’t have gone any better, but there wasn’t talk of a second one. We were enjoying the current date. The whole time driving home, I was thinking, “This was a really good thing.” I’d rate the date a 4 [out of 5].
Jennifer: I’d give it a solid 4.
UPDATE: After we came calling for an update, Jennifer says Duane sent her “a random ‘what’s up’ text,” but adds, “I have no plans to see him again.”
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