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Date Lab: Can this date survive their low expectations?

Amelia: I had low expectations, so I thought I would be done at 10. My friend was picking me up, and I felt bad for making her wait. Around 10:30, I said I really do have someone waiting for me around the corner and got ready to go. I felt bad because that could mean "she really has to go" or "she really wants to get out of this." He asked for my e-mail address at the very end, but he didn't write it down, so we'll see if he remembers it. I didn't ask for his info. I like to leave that up to the guy.

Vivek: She was buttoning up and struggling with the last button. I helped her and kissed her on the cheek. I do remember [her e-mail address]. She's definitely someone I want to go out with again.

Amelia: I'd give the date a 4 [out of 5], because there's always room for improvement. I'd definitely go out with him again.

Vivek: I'd give it a 5. It exceeded expectations for me. There wasn't heavy flirting; I felt more rapport than chemistry. I think that would have been different if it hadn't been a setup. And I think chemistry could develop. There's an instant spark one out of 40 times you meet someone. Waiting for lightning to strike might make you miss out on a lot of things.

-- Interviews by Kelly DiNardo

UPDATE: Amelia went to a party at Vivek's house, and they met again to watch the NFL playoffs with friends. Though they haven't yet had another one-on-one date, they're in "frequent" contact, Vivek says.

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