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Dinner With Cupid

Turning the tables

After a seating mix-up, will they make it to the first course, let alone dessert?

From left, Silvana Vivas and Felix Grygorcewicz.

FELIX GRYGORCEWICZ

23 / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

LAST THING HE READ

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

COMEDIAN WHOSE HUMOR MIRRORS HIS OWN

Louis C.K.

SILVANA VIVAS

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22 / FREELANCE WRITER

STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, SHE COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT

Netflix, iced coffee, and a comfy couchy

WHO WOULD PLAY HER IN A MOVIE

America Ferrera

7:30 P.M. BAMBARA RESTAURANT, CAMBRIDGE

> APPETIZER

FELIX I was excited to meet someone and have a night on the town.

SILVANA I arrived a little before we were supposed to meet.

FELIX Looking around the restaurant I saw a young woman sitting by herself, but I figured it wasn’t her.

SILVANA I sat there looking over the menu. After a few minutes someone came up to me and asked if I was Silvana. It was Felix.

FELIX We were both a couple minutes early; however, there seemed to be some confusion at the restaurant.

SILVANA It turned out they had seated him at a different table before I got there.

> MAIN COURSE

FELIX I thought she was pretty. Her curly hair was cute, and I liked the clothes she was wearing.

SILVANA He [was] very polite and approachable.

FELIX Throughout the dinner the conversation kept on rolling. We talked about a lot, from career goals to places we wanted to travel.

SILVANA He said he works in publishing and that he had [originally] wanted to be an editor. I studied journalism and communication in school, so we were able to bond about . . . our fields.

FELIX We both like food, so we did get to recommend some places to try for one another.

SILVANA We had some favorite Boston restaurants in common, and a shared passion for desserts/chocolate.

FELIX I felt pretty comfortable from the start and that didn’t really change throughout the night.

SILVANA I felt pretty comfortable with him because we seem to be at similar points in our lives, and we could relate on that level.

FELIX We had a few things in common, but it seemed we had more differences.

SILVANA He said that he doesn’t really listen to music, whereas I would say it’s a big part of my life.

FELIX There were no deal breakers, but I just didn’t feel us clicking together in anything beyond friendship.

SILVANA I felt that we could share in good conversation, but there wasn’t a connection beyond that.

> DESSERT

FELIX After the meal I needed to go to the train and she wanted to see a friend, both of which were in the same direction, so we walked off together.

SILVANA He offered to walk me all the way to where I was going, which I thought was very gentlemanly of him, but I said I was all right.

FELIX It was drizzling, but we were so deep in conversation I completely forgot to put my umbrella up. By the time we parted ways, I was drenched.

SILVANA We exchanged numbers and hugged goodbye.

> SECOND DATE?

FELIX She was really awesome, just not my type.

SILVANA I wouldn’t be opposed to hanging out as friends.

> POST-MORTEM

FELIX A

SILVANA B+

— Compiled by Eryn Carlson

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