The evening had the makings of a “classic first date" until she asked for his number.

  • Rich Juzwiak
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(Daniele Seiss)

She got a bit miffed by how things ended.

  • Vijai Nathan
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(The Washington Post/Daniele Seiss)

He remarked, "I don’t really go to fancy restaurants." His date responded: I can tell.

  • Prachi Gupta
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(Daniele Seiss)

She really enjoyed that part of the conversation.

Our annual Valentine's Day event resulted in their do-over match.

  • Tanya Ballard Brown
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Despite the schism, they talked for almost three hours.

  • Rich Juzwiak
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He was pretty blown away by her too.

  • Damona Hoffman
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“This is obviously somebody who is thinking beyond himself."

  • Tanya Ballard Brown
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“I had really mixed emotions after the date in general."

  • Prachi Gupta
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Are these two introverts compatible?

They saw the column as an IRL dating vehicle.

  • Rich Juzwiak
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“I was greeted with a pleasant surprise.”

  • Prachi Gupta
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At the end of the night, he got to meet her friends who signed her up for the column.

  • Vijai Nathan
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The bar was so low that it wasn’t hard for us to leap over it.

  • Tanya Ballard Brown
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She clarified she is looking for a mix between Jim from “The Office” and Tom Holland in “Spider-Man.”

The baker was very aware he was being surveilled for this column.

  • Rich Juzwiak
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The tone of the conversation shifted when he asked about her intentions for the date.

  • Prachi Gupta
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They had such candor and comfort, but not for the right matchmaking reasons.

She thought the conversation flowed right off the bat.

  • Rich Juzwiak
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“I immediately liked his style.”

  • Vijai Nathan
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