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Date Lab: Can two marathoners go the distance?

Daniel: We talked about how both of us, when we go out, don't have an "off" switch. We went over to Clyde's. She is like, "Let's get cans of PBR." Sometimes you go out with people, and they are all wine and martinis. I liked that she ordered PBRs for us. We talked about all the different places we have lived and how we both love it out West. The ebb and flow of conversation was such that there were no secondary thoughts running through my head. I completely lost track of time.

Anna: By the time I got in a cab, it was maybe 12:30 or 1 [a.m.]. The time flew by. He paid for the drinks and for my cab home. It was above and beyond nice. We told each other that we would definitely hang out again soon. I give [the date] a 5 [out of 5].

Daniel: We did a little hug, a little embrace. I'm training to be a teacher, and here's the thing: A lot of teachers think you can't give out 100 percents because nobody should always be getting a perfect score. But I don't really believe that. I think if you do something great and it goes really, really well, then you should know it went really, really well. So I am going to go ahead and give it a 5. I had a blast!

Interviews by Stephen Lowman

UPDATE: Daniel and Anna have met up several times, including once for a run to Georgetown followed by lunch on the Potomac. He says she's a "complete breath of fresh air." She says the status of the relationship is "really good."


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