We sent Steve and Amy to Casa Luca downtown to find out if they had more than a love for ravioli in common.
Steve: She showed up pretty promptly. I saw her, and she was cute. She was pretty approachable.
Amy: I guess he was pretty much a typical D.C. guy. My first impression was relief, because I was expecting someone who was super geeky, so I saw him, and I was like, Oh, he’s attractive and he seems like a nice guy.
Steve: I gave her a kiss on the cheek. I asked her if she had ever been on a blind date; she said no. So I said to her, “All right, let’s just have a good time and take The Post to the cleaners tonight.”
Amy: In the beginning of the date, it was pretty good. There was a lot of sort of odd, almost throwback formality with him. He talked about how he wanted to get flowers for me and he couldn’t find any. I thought that was sweet, but it’s very old-school so it was surprising.
Steve: I actually walked around for, like, three hours trying to find a place in D.C. that would sell flowers. I felt like I deserved at least the A for effort.
Amy: Then he asked what I was going to do for him. I said I’d already done it by hiding my tail and cutting off my long, crazy nails — which is not true.
Steve: I saw that they had beef tartare, raw beef, so I was interested in testing her out and seeing how adventurous she would be. She told me that she was vegetarian — no big deal, but that certainly wasn’t something we had in common.
Amy: He didn’t want to say what he did; he wanted me to guess. And he did the same thing with me.
Steve: She works in administrative services. Right now, I work for CBS News. I was a freelance journalist. I was over in Istanbul and in Russia.
Amy: He had to give me a bunch of hints before I even got close to media. I think he wanted to keep the conversation going. I’m more of a banter person so interview questions are a little off-putting, but I figured it’s just his job.
Steve: It was hard for us throughout the night to find commonalities. We obviously had a good time, but she doesn’t even really have a TV, for example, so talking about anything that’s not on Netflix was a challenge.
Amy: I made a “Star Wars” reference, and we somehow got off on a topic about how he hates sci-fi and he doesn’t like fiction and he pegged me as a fiction reader. He shook his fist in the air and said, “Give me reality!”
Steve: We both had the ravioli. Maybe that’s why we got matched up. We both love ravioli.
Amy: He had been talking about how he wanted to go salsa dancing for the date itself, but, one, it was a Monday and it was late, and, two, he seemed to have a train to catch and I also kind of just wanted to get home.
Steve: We quickly swapped phone numbers before I got in the cab. We had a kiss on the cheek, and that was it.
Steve: Solid 3. I definitely wouldn’t mind seeing her again, but we’ll see how things work out. She was respectful. I’m attracted to a woman who is more outgoing than I think she was.
Amy: 3. Because he was a super great person, he was nice, he was funny, he was much cuter than I expected, but I just don’t feel that interested in him.
The two exchanged numbers but haven’t used them. “She was a sweetheart,
but I don’t think we clicked enough to spark a mutual interest,” Steve said. “Overall,” said Amy, “I’m glad I went.” Steve was nice “but just totally wrong for me.”
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