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    Dinner with Cupid

    Blind date: ‘I was down to order wings on a first date!’

    Will the risky appetizer order lead to a match, or just a big mess?

    Katie Hannon and Mike Bergquist.

    MIKE BERGQUIST: 27 / attorney

    His interests: A Sox game, country concert

    Who plays him in the movie: Prince Harry


    KATIE HANNON: 25 / compensation administrator

    Her interests: Loves country music, travel, and reality TV

    Her ideal mate: Broad shoulders, nice smile, and some stubble



    Mike My friend had told me about it so I figured I’d give it a shot.


    Katie My dad loves the Globe and is regularly leaving articles out for me. I saw this column and figured, why not?

    Mike I kept busy so I wouldn’t psych myself out. I didn’t feel nervous, but I might have been lying to myself beforehand. Once I walked in, I realized I was nervous.

    Katie I argued with friends whether I should wear heels and watched the sixth Harry Potter movie to distract myself. I was nervous — more so than other first dates.

    Mike I got there early and ordered a beer.

    Katie I appreciate when people are on time, so that was a major plus.


    Mike She was looking confident and fashionable in her vest, and she has very pretty eyes.

    Katie I thought he was attractive — well dressed and tall.


    Mike We both like travel and country music. We talked about the places we had traveled to. She’s been to Ireland, among other European destinations, and has a road trip to Florida planned.

    Katie We both had lived in another country for a period of time. We talked a lot about food and different restaurants. We spent probably too much time talking about strip clubs, which I found hilarious.

    Mike We got the bone-in buffalo wings to start, which probably isn’t everybody’s first-date favorite, and they were extra saucy, but we both enjoyed them.

    Katie I felt comfortable — I must have if I was down to order wings on a first date!

    Mike We both got the steak tips with mashed potatoes and asparagus. The food was good. Clerys is right in my neighborhood, so I’ve been there before.

    Katie The staff was lovely. Mike seemed to love cheese as much as I do, and we both regretted not requesting being sent to a place that had a killer cheese board.

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    Mike Katie is a very genuine person, which I liked, but it never felt like we clicked. I didn’t feel the romantic vibes.

    Katie I didn’t see any obvious deal-breakers, but we also didn’t talk about any particularly polarizing topics. It was an enjoyable first date.

    Mike It was Sunday, so we called it a night.

    Katie I realized it was 10 p.m. I was starting to get tired; I’m usually in bed by then.

    Mike She got a ride from a ride-sharing app and I walked her outside. We hugged.

    Katie He asked for my number and I gave it to him.


    Mike I don’t think so; I don’t think we had the chemistry.

    Katie No chemistry at this point, [but] I would go out with him again.


    Mike / B

    Katie / B+    

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