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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Two former Date Labbers met and fell in love.

  • Rich Juzwiak
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She’s looking for someone “more established.”

  • Prachi Gupta
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“I’d set him up with my sister.”

They definitely wanted to see each other again.

  • Tanya Ballard Brown
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They shared a passion for passionate people. But she wasn’t sure if he’s relationship material.

  • Steve Kolowich
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The day after, he wondered what happened.

  • Jessica M. Goldstein
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They could not agree on almost anything that happened.

  • Sam Sanders
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Maybe they have too much in common.

  • Sarah Wildman
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The answers are revealing.

  • Maureen O'Connor
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Luckily, her energy put him at ease.

  • Steve Kolowich
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“I was trying to come up with things to ask.”

  • Rich Juzwiak
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She appreciated his pulled-together look.

  • Jessica M. Goldstein
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She said he was “just the right amount of nerd.”

  • Neil Drumming
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