DEVIN LABADINI > 23
HOBBIES Running, surfing, volleyball, snowboarding
HIS PERFECT SATURDAY A lobster lunch fit for a beach bum
HANNAH GUILD > 24
WHEN SHE’S HAPPIEST When I’m swimming or at the beach
HER HOBBIES Yoga, running, and skiing
7:30 P.M. ARTU, NORTH END
> DIVING IN
DEVIN I went shopping the weekend before the date to buy a new dress shirt.
HANNAH I downed a beer and a Diet Coke, then debated what to wear. I felt a little nervous but went in with a calm and open mind.
DEVIN I arrived five minutes early.
HANNAH I was five minutes late on purpose. I didn’t want to be the first one.
> CATCHING WAVES
DEVIN She was fairly cute.
HANNAH [He was] very Italian looking.
DEVIN She seemed a little nervous but insisted she was more stressed about work.
HANNAH He was definitely a little nervous. I saw his hand and glass shake a couple of times.
DEVIN We talked about college, work, food, and sports.
HANNAH It was a very comfortable conversation.
DEVIN The waiter had to come back three or four times before we were focused enough to [order].
HANNAH I discovered he loved EDM, electronic dance music. I’m not personally into it.
DEVIN I learned that she enjoys going to Red Sox games.
HANNAH I ordered spaghetti and red sauce. It was delicious. [But] the waiter was my favorite part. He was fabulous on all levels.
DEVIN [The food] was out of this world.
HANNAH I guess we didn’t have too much in common exactly, but that didn’t hinder the date at all.
DEVIN We didn’t have any awkward or dull moments.
HANNAH I thought he was pretty attractive from the get-go.
DEVIN I’m into sporty girls, and I didn’t really get that vibe.
HANNAH I made some embarrassing sports comment that may have been a deal breaker.
> HANG TEN
DEVIN I had a gut feeling from the beginning but tried to keep an open mind.
HANNAH I think the night needed to end. And it ended on good terms.
DEVIN We discussed hockey, so I suggested going to a bar to watch the Bruins game.
HANNAH It was his idea to continue, but I think he really wanted to watch the game.
DEVIN We walked back [toward] my car.
HANNAH We exchanged numbers and said our goodbyes.
DEVIN It was a great experience.
> SECOND DATE?
HANNAH I would go on another date, but I’m not sure if he is someone I could form a relationship with.
DEVIN I don’t think we’ll go out on another date. Perhaps we’ll become friends. — Compiled by Katy Rushlau
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