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    Dinner With Cupid

    Missing persons

    Oops! These blind daters were seated at different tables. Will they ever get together?

    GREGORY KECHES

    24 / IT consultant

    When he’s happiest: When I’m playing music

    What makes him a good catch: I have a good heart and I’m incredibly outgoing.

    ALISON AMORELLO

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    24 / Freelance writer

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    When she’s happiest: When I’m relaxing or being creative

    What makes her a good catch: I’m unlike anyone else.

    8 P.M. LINCOLN TAVERN AND RESTAURANT, SOUTH BOSTON

    LOST AND . . . 

    GREGORY I wasn’t nervous.

    ALISON I was fairly calm and excited.

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    GREGORY The worst-case scenario would be a story to tell. I was early.

    ALISON I arrived exactly on time.

    GREGORY The waitress dropped me off at a table and got me a drink.

    ALISON They told me our table wasn’t ready and asked me to wait at the bar.

    GREGORY Time ticked away, and there was no sign of Alison.

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    ALISON By 8:20, I was sitting alone with no sign of my date.

    GREGORY I was sure I had been stood up.

    ALISON I informed a waitress that I had been stood up.

    . . . FOUND

    GREGORY I was beginning to pack up when the waitress rushed over. Alison had been [seated] at a different table.

    ALISON The staff brought him over. Luckily, we were able to laugh about it.

    GREGORY The first thing I noticed was her eyes.

    ALISON He was handsome and well put together.

    GREGORY She was absolutely the type of girl I’m attracted to.

    ALISON He seemed a little nervous, mostly because he was worked up.

    GREGORY She seemed happy that she wasn’t blown off.

    ALISON We covered the basics, where we’re from, our jobs.

    GREGORY I ordered a chicken Caesar salad.

    ALISON I ordered bar steak and truffle fries.

    GREGORY And we were given free dessert.

    ALISON [The meal] was excellent.

    GREGORY She was nothing short of a strong personality.

    ALISON We talked about everything. We were both very honest.

    GREGORY I was so surprised when she immediately opened up.

    ALISON I realized we were sort of opposites personality-wise. I think we could learn from each other.

    GREGORY We shared being a twentysomething looking for love.

    MISPLACED?

    ALISON I could just tell he was a very relaxed, kind man. I felt very comfortable [on a date with him].

    GREGORY The girl’s zeal for life was apparent.

    ALISON He has a great personality.

    GREGORY Her radiant smile and off-the-cuff moments alone made me like her.

    ALISON He walked me to my car, which I was impressed by.

    GREGORY We hugged it out. We were past the handshake.

    ALISON It was a great night full of laughs.

    SECOND DATE?

    ALISON I think we will stay friendly.

    GREGORY I hope so.

    THE BOTTOM LINE

    ALISON A

    GREGORY A-

    — Compiled by Katy Rushlau

    GO ON A BLIND DATE. WE’LL PICK UP THE TAB. Fill out an application at boston.com/cupid.