Seth: We both talked a little bit about our background — where we grew up and went to school. And we spent a lot of time talking about just our interests and passions. It was refreshing to have a conversation with a stranger that didn’t automatically revert to, “What do you do for a living?”
Rebecca: We had a lot in common, but the flow of conversation was a little jerky. As we were sitting and talking, I was realizing there are a lot of very attractive things about him. But there just wasn’t any sort of spark.
Seth: I thought it was very comfortable. I think there certainly was [a romantic vibe]. We were both so full after this meal, but we just couldn’t stop eating this cake. At one point I had to take a break, and she got an extra couple spoonfuls of the cake, so I was teasing her about that.
Rebecca:He was friendly, of course, but I didn’t really pick up on any flirting. I really read that he also felt more of a friendship for me. But I have misread that in the past.
Seth: A little before 10, we finally called it quits. We both have to work pretty early in the morning, so we probably should’ve left earlier. It was good, though.
Rebecca: We walked out together. He gave me a hug. He started to cross the street to walk over to the Metro, and I was sitting in my car, and he actually turned around and did a little run back and asked if I wanted to hang out again. And I gave him my number. I would go out with more of an idea of, “Let’s go on a hike or something outdoorsy and hang out.” And I would go into it more as a friendship thing, and if something happened from there, that would be fine. There could potentially be a different vibe when I’m not so nervous.
Seth: I’ll give it a 4 [out of 5]. It was just really refreshing to spend some time with someone who’s really attractive and shared a lot of the same interests. I definitely was not expecting to see that.
Rebecca: I would say probably a 3.5. He was such a great guy, but there wasn’t a romantic vibe, and I felt really uncomfortable through a lot
UPDATE: Both had a busy couple of weeks after the date, but they chatted by phone and, as of press time, were planning a weekend hike in Great Falls.
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