Date Lab: The second time was the charm.

  • Damona Hoffman
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(Daniele Seiss)

Date Lab | She can tell if someone will be important in her life after only a few words.

  • Neil Drumming
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(Daniele Seiss)

Date Lab | One said they had a lot in common. The other thought otherwise.

  • Rich Juzwiak
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(Daniele Seiss)

Date Lab | He didn’t wear his pink pants this time.

  • Damona Hoffman
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Date Lab | She’d mostly given up on dating — until now.

  • Steve Kolowich
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Date Lab | They enjoyed talking about the vagaries of dating over 40.

  • Rich Juzwiak
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Date Lab | Maybe kismet works only in romance novels.

  • Penny Reid
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Date Lab | She thought his tattoos showed that he’s “creative.”

  • Vijai Nathan
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Date Lab | Is this a romance worthy of the silver screen?

  • Steve Kolowich
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Date Lab | She worried that he’d be “some stuffy, works-at-the-Capitol lobbyist.” He wasn’t.

  • Maureen O'Connor
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Date Lab | “Don’t get me wrong, there was chemistry. ...There’s definitely chemistry.”

  • Rich Juzwiak
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Date Lab | A professional matchmaker-turned-novelist paired them up.

Date Lab | He was enjoying her company too much to notice.

  • Vijay Nathan
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But they spent much of the evening discussing his feelings about his ex-wife.

  • Danielle Crittenden
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Date Lab| They couldn’t avoid the elephant in the room when the dinner was on the day of the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings.

  • Rich Juzwiak
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Date Lab | An experiment in “positive assortative matching.”

  • Paul Oyer
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Date Lab | Or did he take her too seriously when she dropped the phrase “noncommittal monogamy”?

  • Rich Juzwiak
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Date Lab | They surprised us.

  • Neil Drumming
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Date Lab | His date focused more on his hair.

  • Maureen O'Connor
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Date Lab | He asked her about her high school angst. She said she didn’t have any.

  • Steve Kolowich
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About Date Lab

Here's how it works: We search our database of thousands of Washington, D.C.-area singles until we find a pair with romance potential. Then we send them out on a blind date on our dime and report the results in the pages of the Washington Post Magazine and online.

Our requirements: To participate you must be over the age of 21, single and living in the greater D.C. area. You must agree to have your name, age and picture published and to participate in a telephone interview.

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