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Dinner With Cupid

Blind date: The dating game

Will this playful pair win each other’s hearts?

From left, Roberto Campbell and Meghan Partridge.
From left, Roberto Campbell and Meghan Partridge.

ROBERTO CAMPBELL

29 / Banker

HIS PERFECT DATE

Great conversation and music is a must.

WHAT HIS EXES SAY

Their families and friends miss me.

MEGHAN PARTRIDGE

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31 / Finance manager

WHEN SHE’S HAPPIEST

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Outside, in the summer. I enjoy the beach, yard games, and more.

WHO WOULD PLAY HER IN A MOVIE?

Reese Witherspoon

7:30 P.M. ACITRON COCINA MEXICANA, ARLINGTON

> ROLL THE DICE

MEGHAN I wasn’t too nervous for the date, as I have been on a few blind dates before.

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ROBERTO I was happy to arrive first. I checked in with the host, who was also working the bar.

MEGHAN Roberto was already at the restaurant when I arrived.

ROBERTO I waited near the bar. . . . Meghan walked in shortly after. I knew it was her because she was also looking around the restaurant.

MEGHAN The host said my date was at the bar, but there were two people there. I asked her which one and she pointed [to the wrong person].

ROBERTO When I first saw Meghan I thought she was gorgeous. I was trying to contain my delight while resisting the urge to fist-pump.

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MEGHAN I thought Roberto was well dressed and cute.

> PICK A CARD

ROBERTO Meghan came off a bit shy, but as the night went on I came to realize she was just very polite, had great manners, and was very outgoing — definitely not shy.

MEGHAN We talked about the typical first-date things like what we both do for work and where we grew up. We also spoke about what we like to do on a perfect day. And we learned that we are both a bit competitive when it comes to yard or board games.

ROBERTO We are both very family oriented, which is a big plus. We both can’t sit still at a party — we have to help host all the time, even if our friends tell us to just enjoy ourselves. Meghan and I both enjoy sleeping in; our ideal Saturday was a near match. We’re both avid fans of hitting the beach, backyard barbecues, and competitive when it comes to games.

MEGHAN He seems like a genuine person. It was easy to keep the conversation going.

ROBERTO She was very easy to talk to and wicked sweet. I got more comfortable as the date went on, which may have led me to talk too much — whoops!

> CROSS THE FINISH

ROBERTO Meghan is awesome. She is smart, dedicated, wicked cute, and fun. I could definitely see us hanging out again, enjoying the nice weather and playing a few games.

MEGHAN The date ended after spending about two hours at the restaurant. The place was closing up for the night, so it was time to go. We also exchanged numbers.

ROBERTO We shared a hug and agreed that we would be in touch soon.

> SECOND DATE?

ROBERTO We both agreed to meet up again soon.

MEGHAN I think we may go out on another date.

POST-MORTEM

ROBERTO A+

MEGHAN B+

 — Compiled by Alex Stills

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