“Eliminating an entire race of people truly limits one’s potential to date,” says one matchmaker.

  • Damona Hoffman
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By the end of the date, they both posted a “Love Is Blind” background on Zoom.

  • Sarah Wildman
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“We were interested in everything the other was saying,” he says.

  • Rich Juzwiak
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He is not interested in pursuing dates unless they can lead to something substantial.

  • Jessica M. Goldstein
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She thought his questions sounded like a checklist of qualifications.

  • Prachi Gupta
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No, we didn’t match these two, but their story is still inspiring.

  • Leigh Giangreco
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Both are content to be on their own, but they’re willing to take a chance on romance.

  • Jessica M. Goldstein
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“I was 100 percent terrified of doing the date online.”

  • Vijai Nathan
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In the end, he did.

  • Neil Drumming
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“I’m definitely looking for something steady,” he says.

  • Sarah Wildman
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Each ended up in a relationship — with other people.

  • Vijai Nathan
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With Post food critic Tom Sietsema, no less.

Her “situationship” complicated things.

  • Prachi Gupta
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He debated whether to kiss her (on the cheek). “I’m not sure if she was expecting that.”

He thought the conversation was “very natural.” But it was a little too natural for her.

  • Vijai Nathan
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He felt the start of a romantic spark. But did she?

  • Rich Juzwiak
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Finding time for fun can be hard when you’re in med school.

  • Sarah Wildman
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You can probably guess how that worked out.

  • Tanya Ballard Brown
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They bonded over their love of movies.

  • Jessica M. Goldstein
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Were the stars aligned for these two?

  • Neil Drumming
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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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