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Dinner With Cupid

Blind date on a cold night

Will these blind daters find warmth in the cold?

JOHN DUNN > 24

Business analyst

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WHEN HE’S HAPPIEST When I am at a hockey game or watching sports in general; also when I am with my family

WHAT MAKES HIM A GOOD CATCH I have a good head on my shoulders (financially, emotionally, all around).

HEATHER DENSMORE > 24

Medical Assistant

WHEN SHE’S HAPPIEST When I’m with a close group of friends, just being ourselves, having fun and going on adventures

WHAT HER EXES LOVED I’m very sweet and funny in my quirky way.

7 P.M. SANDRINE’S, CAMBRIDGE

> COLD FEET

JOHN I got there a little early and walked around. It’s a nice area but it was FREEZING.

HEATHER I was a bit nervous, not knowing what I was walking into, but I was open-minded.

JOHN I asked [to wait at] our table, then spent the next 10 minutes wondering if every person who walked in the door was Heather. At 7, the host brought her over.

HEATHER I was a couple minutes late.

JOHN I thought she was very cute. I like blond hair, and she was dressed very nicely.

HEATHER He got up to give me a quick hug and then we got right into talking. He seemed pretty at ease.

JOHN I was nervous but kept [thinking], she signed up for this, too, so she is in the same position.

> WARMING UP

HEATHER I thought he was cute. Once the initial nervousness of not knowing who I was having dinner with subsided, it was a very comfortable dinner; he was easy to talk to.

JOHN I was very interested in her job in the medical field. I think it’s great that she enjoys helping people.

HEATHER We talked about a variety of things, from where we grew up and went to school to what we do for work and for fun.

JOHN She said that she thought of [going to] pastry school and opening a cupcake place, which I think is neat.

HEATHER I found out he takes a cruise with his family pretty much every Christmas.

JOHN I felt comfortable, more than I [expected].

HEATHER We’re both pretty laid-back and willing to try new things. He had a kind of subtle humor that I enjoyed.

> TEMPERATURES RISE

HEATHER I knew pretty soon into dinner that it was going to be an enjoyable date. It just felt like a good conversation with a friend.

JOHN The entire meal was a great experience. Plus, it was freezing outside. Why would I want to leave?

HEATHER It was getting a little cold sitting by the window. We exchanged numbers while we were on the T, hugged, and agreed it was a nice evening and that we would talk soon.

JOHN I got her number and gave her mine.

> POST-MORTEM

JOHN B+

HEATHER A-

> SECOND DATE?

JOHN Hmm, we will see. I wouldn’t rule anything out.

HEATHER He was a good dinner date, but there was no romantic connection . . . the feelings just weren’t there.  — Compiled by Jessica Teich 

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