THE BLIND DATE CHALLENGE- Chemical reaction: It takes more than molecules
Not that Josh isn't a catch. Really, who wouldn't want to date someone whose life's ambitions include winning a Nobel Peace Prize and saving the world? But considering Josh's undying love for his neuroscience research, Matchmaker felt she had to find him someone who could keep up in a brainy conversation.
It took a few months to find the type of girl Matchmaker had in mind, but here's hoping that third-year bio whiz Meghan was worth the wait...
*names have been changed
Meghan and Josh met up for dinner at Bashir's on the Downtown Mall.
Did you do anything out of the ordinary before the date, to plan for it?
Josh: Well, I got a haircut, which I don't normally do before dates.
What did you wear?
Josh: A French blue shirt, an orange tie, black belt, and tan khakis.
Were you first or second to arrive?
Were you nervous?
Josh: I started to get a little edgy. I couldn't figure out where to put my hands.
When did you calm down?
Josh: I felt better when I realized we were so involved in our conversation that the waitress had to come back twice before we were ready to order.
Josh: Cute, well-dressed, although she had these crazy high-heeled cowboy boots. I mean, I generally don't notice women's shoes, but these were exceptional. Not that they looked bad, I had just never seen anything like them before.
Would you say this person was your type?
Josh: I don't really have a type; a good person is a good person.
How did you like their style?
Josh: For the most part I liked it, though I'd have to say she's more adventurous than I am.
Josh: Nope, but one of my professors had recommended it.
Did you order drinks?
Josh: Just water. I want to be a liver surgeon; it'd be a little weird if I drank a lot.
What did you have to eat?
Did you share meals?
How was the food?
Josh: I liked it a lot. Each part was very well done.
How was the service in the restaurant?
Josh: Amazing. My glass of water never went below half-full.
How was the conversation?
Josh: Excellent. We really had very little time when we weren't talking. I felt like it was kind of strained at some points but not a lot– maybe 20 minutes total.
What did you talk about?
Josh: Everything. Why we both hate pre-meds, scientific research, travel.
Did you have a lot in common?
What did you find out that was interesting about this person?
Josh: I was born in India, yet she has lived there longer than I have.
What was your date's best characteristic?
Josh: There was no one thing that stood out. I guess she was pleasant all-around.
Was there anything you really disliked?
Josh: No, I don't think so.
Did your date do anything that impressed you?
Any awkward moments?
Was there "chemistry" between you?
Josh: As someone with a minor in chemistry, you really need more molecules to have any reaction. In other words, it wasn't the "love at first sight" kind of chemistry, but we got along well.
–We'll take your word for it, Josh...–MM
How did dinner end?
Josh: We finished everything on our plates. This is a weird question.
–That was a weird response!
A hug? A kiss?
What was the VERY end like?
Did you have fun?
Did you make plans for a second date?
Josh: We decided it would be a good idea, but we didn't pick a place or time.
Josh:An enjoyable two hours.
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the date?