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Date Lab: He's not feeling so hot. Will it cool their date?

Lauren: I think there was chemistry and a good connection. And maybe a little bit of flirting. There was some laughing. I definitely would have to get to know him more to see more of his sense of humor or personality come out.

Evan: We ordered a dessert, but I don't think either one of us ate much of that. [For the photos], she wanted to do something a little bit posed, so I just picked her up. All the waiters were watching us, so that was kind of awkward. Then the guy couldn't work the camera. Fortunately, she's pretty petite, so I'm holding her for, like, 30 seconds, then finally he took it.

Lauren: It was close to 10 at that point, and the restaurant was a lot emptier, so we just decided to leave. He offered to drive me to my car. He was definitely a gentleman. Then he was, like, "Let me get your number so we can hang out again." So I gave him my number. We have that bet, so I guess I owe him a drink. If he did contact me, I'd definitely go out with him again.

Evan: I hugged her and drove off. After I got home, I texted her so she'd have my number.

Lauren: I would give [the date] a 4.5 [out of 5]. I'm interested to get to know him more and see if there's more chemistry.

Evan: I'd rank it a 4. She seemed like a cool girl. I think we'll definitely hang out in the next week or so.

Interviews By Christina Breda Antoniades

Update: In his under-the-weather fog, Evan entered Lauren's phone number incorrectly, so she never got his text. No worries: He followed up by friending her on Facebook, and the two planned to get together that weekend.

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