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Dinner with Cupid

‘My date possessed a fabulous head of hair’

Will her tremendous tresses clinch this romance?

John Cahill and Janeen Silveira.

JANEEN SILVEIRA: 43 / nurse

What makes her a catch: She’s kindhearted and believes in doing a kind gesture every day.

Her exes would say: She’s a free spirit.

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JOHN CAHILL: 46 / X-ray tech

On a desert island, he’d bring: A volleyball, a porta potty, ice skates

His perfect mate: Minnie Driver as an ICU nurse

7:15 P.M. FRENCHIE, SOUTH END

ALL REVVED UP

Janeen I was visiting with my parents, and they had the Globe spread out on the table and [Cupid] caught my eye.

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John My co-workers suggested that I fill out an application.

Janeen A couple clothing changes and I was out the door!

John I purchased a new shirt, contemplated some new shoes, and ironed my best pair of jeans.

Janeen I quickly discovered the challenges of parking in the South End on a Saturday night.

John I had a glass of wine at the bar.

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Janeen I saw him waiting. I immediately noticed his curls; he was very approachable and warm.

John My date possessed a fabulous head of hair, a nice complexion, and wore very little makeup, which I prefer.

MUSCLE MANIA

Janeen We learned that we both work in the medical field in a hospital setting.

John We laughed and had a “that might be why we were matched” moment.

Janeen He revealed that he had previously worked for his father’s oil company. This was interesting, as my father worked in that industry.

John Upon learning of a commonality between her Dad and I, I knew that we would get along just fine. Upon my recommendation, she had a sparkling rose and I had another sav blanc.

Janeen The food was outstanding. We started with roasted Brussels sprouts and mussels. We also shared a chicken that had the most delectable, crispy skin.

John Service was spectacular.

Janeen John was friendly and easy to talk to. We shared interests, including cats, food, and gardening.

John We share an affinity for late ’60s muscle cars. I discovered that her first car was a hot rod, specifically a late ’60s Chevelle SS!

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OVERDRIVE

Janeen It ended naturally; we sat on the patio and marveled at the beautiful night.

John We had a nice stroll through the South End. The moon was lovely, as well as the bright star directly beneath it.

Janeen He was a true gentleman and walked me to my car. We hugged and thanked each other for a nice evening.

John We shared a goodnight hug/kiss on the cheek. I gave her my number.

SECOND DATE?

Janeen I think it was a one-shot deal. It was enjoyable but didn’t have a spark.

John I would be interested in another date. I enjoyed her company very much.

POST-MORTEM

Janeen / A

John / A+   

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