47 / Writer-actor
WHAT MAKES HER A CATCH?
I take care of myself and am devoted to the people I love.
WHO WOULD PLAY HER IN A MOVIE?
Angelina Jolie. She has enormous depth and appreciation for the strengths and weaknesses of the spirit.
53 / Finance professional
WHAT MAKES HIM A CATCH?
Great health, I smile a lot, no debt. It’s all paid up. We’re having fun now.
HE’S HAPPIEST WHEN . . .
I am giving back. I do community service as a teacher, youth sports coach, and religious service lector.
7:30 P.M. BONCALDO, NORWOOD
> STARRY NIGHT
RON I arrived home from work, got in a quick workout, showered, and hit the road.
MAUREEN My date preparation doesn’t differ much from my regular routine.
RON I arrived early, read a magazine, and had a beverage, which relaxed me.
MAUREEN I was very curious to see what type of man would be a match for me.
MAUREEN Ron was wearing a nice suit.
RON Big smile, positive first impression.
MAUREEN He had a confident manner, yet warm and welcoming.
RON The wait staff knew something was up and smiled.
MAUREEN I liked that he took a genuine interest in me.
RON I could tell she is a classy, intuitive, educated person.
MAUREEN It was very interesting to discover that we both had the same “ideal” perfect date.
RON We both believe in astro-sign compatibility, [and we] are compatible.
MAUREEN I ordered a glass of merlot. Ron ordered a beer.
RON We toasted our compatibility.
MAUREEN I felt more and more comfortable with Ron as the night went on.
RON By now all nervousness vanished. We both value transparency, honesty, and wellness.
MAUREEN He was easy to talk to and did a nice job keeping the conversation interesting.
RON We both found out we love collegiate movie humor. We [quoted] famous lines.
MAUREEN His sense of humor emerged, and I found that attractive.
RON Maureen is insightful, a great listener, expressive.
MAUREEN We were the only two left in the restaurant and the lights were getting brighter.
RON Time flies when you’re having fun.
MAUREEN Ron and I thought it would be fun to [take a] photo of me kissing him on the cheek.
RON We did one serious take and one spoof.
MAUREEN When we [had] our picture taken, I noticed he smelled really nice.
RON We walked to the parking lot slowly.
MAUREEN He handed me his business card and said it would be nice to go out again.
RON A handshake was out of the question.
MAUREEN He took my hand and leaned in and gave me a kiss good night.
RON We kissed!
> SECOND DATE?
RON Possibly. I liked the chemistry and conversation.
MAUREEN I think we’ll go out on another date.
— Compiled by Steph Hiltz
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