26 / Teacher
WHEN HE’S HAPPIEST
Seeing or performing in plays
WHAT HIS EXES WOULD SAY
I like to be a kid sometimes and just enjoy the basic things: cartoons, video games, swings.
25 / Special projects assistant
HER PERFECT SATURDAY NIGHT
Checking out an event [at a] museum or gallery
WHAT HER EXES WOULD SAY
I have very high expectations, [and] I cared deeply about them.
7:30 P.M. GASLIGHT BRASSERIE DU COIN, SOUTH END
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LOGAN I was able to make it home only long enough to drop off my things from work and then head back in.
ERICA I ended up getting stuck at work late, so I didn’t have as much time as anticipated to prepare for the date.
LOGAN I was actually kind of nervous the whole day.
ERICA I was a bit nervous, but I love meeting new people, so the thought of connecting with someone new and interesting calmed me.
LOGAN I was early, which is my custom. I don’t know what time she ended up showing up.
ERICA I was, admittedly, about three minutes late.
LOGAN I could tell that she had a good sense of style.
ERICA He was a bit shorter than me; I was wearing heels. He had a sturdy build, which I liked.
LOGAN She seemed confident and easygoing. I felt a “what the hell” (in a good way) vibe from her.
ERICA He seemed very comfortable and was incredibly friendly.
LOGAN I found out that our career paths kind of complement each other. I am more of the creative and hands-on side of the arts, and she wants to focus on the administrative side.
ERICA We both have an interest in arts management, though his was more education- and theater-related. We both have spent time abroad and connected on the fact that he lived in London for seven months and I just returned from a trip there.
LOGAN We have traveled to a lot of the same places.
ERICA He did a lot of the talking. I asked him several [things], and he had great stories to share, but I was surprised at the lack of questions directed at me.
LOGAN When she walked up, to be honest, I felt that this was not going to work. I am both really simple and really particular about the people I go out with.
ERICA I don’t think the lack of instant physical attraction made me think it wouldn’t work. I believe in friendships before relationships.
LOGAN [There were] no post-date activities. I didn’t want to continue the date because I just didn’t feel a spark there.
ERICA When we had wrapped up dessert and he paid, I felt like we could both leave.
LOGAN We said good night and got in our respective Ubers. We hugged, but like a friend hug.
ERICA A good-night hug was sufficient!
> A SECOND DATE?
LOGAN I would love to go out on another blind date with someone else.
ERICA No. He was quite interesting but not my type, and despite similar experiences in travel and professional interests, we didn’t have much in common.
— Compiled by Alex Stills
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