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Dinner With Cupid

Blind date: Game plan

One loves sports, the other one blanks on who Tom Brady is. Will she get sidelined?

From left, Antonia Tsangaris and Dwan Dube.

From left, Antonia Tsangaris and Dwan Dube.

ANTONIA TSANGARIS

28 / ARTIST

COMEDIAN WHOSE HUMOR MIRRORS HER OWN

Wanda Sykes, Louis C.K., Margaret Cho

THE FIRST THING YOU’D NOTICE ENTERING HER HOME

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The book shelf is arranged chromatically.

DWAN DUBE

35 / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

WHO WOULD PLAY HER IN A MOVIE

Charlize Theron

THE FIRST THING YOU’D NOTICE ENTERING HER HOME

How organized I am and how cool a space [it is]

7:30 P.M. DBAR, DORCHESTER

> KICKOFF

DWAN I arrived early and had a seat at the bar and ordered some wine to relax.

ANTONIA I was a bit nervous but also excited. Trying something new could be a lot of fun!

DWAN I was fairly nervous. The waiting is the hardest part, though, and I knew once we met and sat down I would be more at ease.

ANTONIA I was on time. Turns out she’d arrived quite early and was seated at the bar.

DWAN She seemed very warm and accepted my hug. I could guess right away she would be a very interesting and creative person. She had an extremely kind vibe.

ANTONIA She had cute hair and gave good hugs.

DWAN We laughed about how this was not a typical Thursday night for either of us and how it takes courage to meet up with a complete stranger.

> FUMBLE

ANTONIA I had their mac ’n’ cheese, which was quite good. The service was excellent. It was a bit noisy, but not so much that you couldn’t [converse].

DWAN I ordered the gnocchi, and it was amazing.

ANTONIA We talked about how we were doing, some current events, where we live — the basics.

DWAN She told me she was a street performer, which I found fascinating.

ANTONIA We both have siblings, unusual names, cats, [have] lived in Boston for a long time, and had intentionally spent some time being single in the recent past.

DWAN We realized we both had a love of animals and we both have rescue cats.

ANTONIA She mentioned that she wanted to win the lottery so she can open an animal shelter.

DWAN I mentioned something about Tom Brady and noticed she wasn’t sure who that was, so I had to refresh her memory. I was sort of dumbfounded by that. Then I asked her if she watched sports and she said no, she didn’t. I don’t know if we could have come from more different stratospheres!

> HAIL MARY

ANTONIA We agreed to part ways after dinner.

DWAN I walked her outside toward her T station. I wanted to be polite in

ending the date.

ANTONIA We hugged.

DWAN We agreed it was nice to meet each other and have the experience. I couldn’t have asked to meet a nicer person.

> SECOND DATE?

ANTONIA Probably not; we didn’t exchange contact information. Definitely a worthwhile experience, though.

DWAN We are not a match, but I wish her nothing but the best.

POST-MORTEM

ANTONIA B

DWAN A

— Compiled by Eryn Carlson

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