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

  • Vijay Nathan
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(Daniele Seiss)

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

  • Danielle Crittenden
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(Daniele Seiss)

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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(Daniele Seiss)

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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Date Lab: He thinks he could have made a better first impression

  • Neil Drumming
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He gave her the wrong phone number and was bummed when she didn’t text.

  • Vijai Nathan
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“I think that worked to our advantage, because I had a really good time.”

  • Rich Juzwiak
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They agreed on food and music. And their total lack of chemistry.

  • Emily Yoffe
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Wasn’t it?

  • Ayelet Waldman
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“We seemed to be on the same page.”

  • Rich Juzwiak
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Not to mention the kissing ...

  • Maureen O'Connor
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“No one should know how much hip-hop gossip I know.”

  • Neil Drumming
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His response: “It was forward, but it was good.”

  • Hanna Rosin
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In the end, there was no language barrier.

  • Rich Juzwiak
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They agreed on only one thing: “This isn’t a type of person I’ve dated before.”

  • Vijai Nathan
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“Whoever matched us up did a very good job.”

  • Neil Drumming
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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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