DAN ARAYA > 24
WHAT MAKES HIM A GOOD CATCH? I’m passionate about health and fitness.
WHEN HE’S HAPPIEST When I’m spending uninterrupted time with my family
RHIAN JONES > 22
HER HOBBIES I played on the US field hockey team, so I am pretty athletic.
WHEN SHE’S HAPPIEST When I’m with others
7:30 P.M. THE COTTAGE, WELLESLEY
> BASIS POINTS
DAN I didn’t have a lot of time between work and date, so I just freshened up and changed.
RHIAN I was running late before the date, so I didn’t have much time to get ready.
DAN I was pretty early.
RHIAN I was about 15 minutes late because I stopped at the wrong [restaurant]. Turns out there’s also one in Chestnut Hill.
DAN I arrived and was seated immediately at a nice table by the window.
RHIAN He had a glass of wine and was sitting down. I apologized for being late.
DAN She is a pretty girl — elegant and well dressed.
RHIAN I thought he looked friendly. He had a very welcoming smile.
DAN We talked about a variety of subjects ranging from our past to our family.
RHIAN We talked about the extensive menu and our strategies for ordering, his job, family, sports. I learned that we had a lot in common. We enjoyed travel, we’re close with our families, and we work in finance.
DAN I thought she was a really interesting person.
RHIAN I liked that he was adventurous and willing to try new things. We were both laid-back and chatty.
DAN She was very pleasant to talk to and I feel like the conversation went smoothly the whole time.
RHIAN I felt comfortable right away and more comfortable as the evening progressed.
DAN To be honest, I didn’t really feel an attraction the whole time. The dinner went smoothly and we had fun, but there wasn’t any chemistry. I think both of us were feeling the same.
RHIAN We had an instant connection as friends. There didn’t seem to be any major sparks romantically.
DAN I wanted to leave toward the end, not because of her, but more because I was exhausted from work.
RHIAN I enjoyed the entire dinner.
> CLOSING FEES
DAN I think we were both tired by the end.
RHIAN We both discussed being early risers and early to bed.
DAN We just wrapped it up, thanked each other for a nice evening.
RHIAN It was friendly. We hugged goodbye.
> SECOND DATE?
DAN While I had a great time, we will not be hanging out again. We didn’t exchange contact information.
RHIAN I do not think we will. He seems like someone I could be great friends with.
— Compiled by Katy Rushlau
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