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Date Lab: Can a 'Jeopardy!' contestant pass a blind-date quiz?

Jennifer: It was cute and silly. He was just trying to make me laugh. He asked if I wanted to do something else. I had a grad school application that was due. I told him I had to do that. It wasn't an excuse. I really did have to get that in, but I was ready to go home.

Kevin: That was a bummer. I wish we could have gone out in a less formal setting. But I understand; it was just the only disappointment of the night. We went over the [Date Lab budget of $125]. She reached for her wallet. I told her I got it. I'm a little old-fashioned like that. I like to be a gentleman.

Jennifer: I thought that was really nice. I would have paid for it or split it. We walked out, and he asked for my number. I gave it to him, and he called me so I would have his in my phone.

Kevin: I hailed her a cab. Before she got in the cab, I gave her a hug and a kiss on the cheek. I would like to go out again. I read these Date Lab things, and they say there wasn't a lot of flirting at the table. I get that. No one is really watching you, but you're watching yourself. So I'd like to go out again, without The Post, and see if there really is anything there.

Jennifer: I'd be up for hanging out, but not really for a date situation. It was a really fun experience, but I didn't think there was a connection on a romantic level. The structure itself and all the questions [weren't] a problem on their own. If that had happened with someone who I was more attracted to, I think it could have gotten more flirty. I don't want to make it seem like he's not attractive. He is. He's just not my type.

Kevin: I'd give the date a 4 [out of 5]. There were no awkward moments. It was a great experience. She was open and nice and funny. It's not a 5, because I couldn't really grasp if there was chemistry.

Jennifer: I'd give it a 3. It was a fun time. But there wasn't really a spark.

-- Interviews by Kelly DiNardo

Update: Kevin texted Jennifer the next day to say he'd had fun but never heard back; she says she didn't respond because she was busy and not really interested. Kevin didn't follow up: "She was interesting, [but] she wasn't open and fun enough for me to want to hang out with again," he says.

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