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Dinner With Cupid

Blind date in Kenmore Square

Will these two jocks -- now both coaches -- make a good team?

LUKE WILSON > 26

Staffing manager

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LAST THING HE READ> ESPN The Magazine

  

ON A DESERT ISLAND HE WOULD WANT >Music, ChapStick, someone to chat with

WHO PLAYS HIM IN THE MOVIE OF HIS LIFE? Luke Wilson

 

 

SARAH KANE> 26

Client operations account manager

 

HER HOBBIES > Sports, from field hockey in college to softball on Thursday nights

 

ON A DESERT ISLAND SHE WOULD WANT > Pen, paper, and stamps

 

 

7:30 P.M. EASTERN STANDARD > KENMORE SQUARE

>GAME FACES ON

SARAH My co-workers wanted to set up a mock blind lunch in the conference room to help “get my mind right.” I had to settle for a five-minute pep talk in my cubicle instead.

LUKE I was a little nervous.

SARAH To say I was nervous would be an understatement.

>THE TIP-OFF

LUKE I arrived early and went to the bar for a drink.

SARAH I checked in with the hostess, and she took care of the introductions.

LUKE I thought she was attractive and had a great smile and beautiful eyes. Sarah seemed like she was really calm.

SARAH I thought he was handsome and really well dressed. He didn’t seem nervous at all.

>PLAY BALL!

LUKE We started with calamari for an appetizer. Then Sarah ordered chicken and I ordered steak frites.

SARAH The service was great. I’m pretty sure everyone knew we were on a blind date, so they were all anxious to help the cause.

LUKE Sarah mentioned that she had never had oysters before, and I love oysters, so we had a couple and she said she liked them.

SARAH Turns out Luke enjoys cooking. I think it’s safe to say he wasn’t too impressed when I told him about my usual breakfast-for-dinner routine. He convinced me to try oysters for the first time. That was fun.

LUKE We talked about pretty much everything. We were both college athletes, and we still coach on the side for a hobby.

SARAH We were able to compare injury stories – romantic, right?

>OVERTIME

LUKE After dinner we went out for a couple more drinks.

SARAH It was nice to continue the conversation.

LUKE Sarah was easy to get along with. I was so worried that I was going to meet someone who was quiet and shy. There was never an awkward silence.

SARAH I can’t pinpoint the exact moment, but there was definitely a point when I noticed Luke was a complete gentleman, which would make it hard for any girl not to like him.

 

>POSTGAME

LUKE You could say there were sparks. We never had a dull moment.

SARAH We both remembered we had work in the morning and decided to call it a night. I am a firm believer that it’s better to quit while you’re ahead.

LUKE I helped Sarah get a cab and kissed her on the cheek.

 

>POST-MORTEM

LUKE A

SARAH A

 

>A SECOND DATE

LUKE Yes. We exchanged phone numbers.

SARAH I would go out with Luke again.

GO ON A BLIND DATE. We’ll pick up the tab. To apply for Dinner With Cupid, fill out an application at boston.com/cupid.
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